Financial Aid - Scholarships

The Susan Lodal Champion of Education Scholarship has been established to honor the service of 16 year KCS school-board member, Susan Lodal. Mrs. Lodal was a tireless advocate of students and the overall educational experience of students. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide two graduating seniors with a one-time $1500 scholarship to offset the expense of their postsecondary endeavors.  Applications can be found on the D-B website, or picked up from the counseling office. The deadline for submissions to be considered for this award is 11:59 p.m. on April 21st.
Dobyns-Bennett High School may nominate one rising Senior female to attend the 2024 American Legion Volunteer Girls State event to be held on the campus of Lipscomb University the week of May 26-June1, 2024.  Volunteer Girls State is empowering Tennessee's promising young women to become and remain civically engaged leaders through experiential learning and relevant, inspiring growth opportunities.  Applications are currently available on the D-B website.  Please return completed applications to the Counseling Office by Friday, April 19, 2024.
Nancy Necessary Pridemore Scholarship
With spring break over for many schools, I just wanted to circle back to my previous email about the Holston Foundation’s offering of the Nancy Necessary Pridemore Scholarship to a graduating senior & the Robert F. Fanslow Scholarship to an outstanding senior in AP American History.
As mentioned earlier, we have changed the application to be housed on our new online system, Kaleidoscope, so I wanted to take another chance to share this link and opportunity with your students. Please send prospective applicants to this link, where they can create a free profile and submit an application. The scholarship is listed under the larger umbrella of our ‘Higher Education Scholarship Application,’ but the questions will direct them as they fill out the application. 
Thank you for your help and time. Please feel free to share with your colleagues to help spread the word about this scholarship opportunity.
Santa Train Scholarship
Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest
Award: $8,000 
Eligibility: The topic of your essay must be an individual you know personally, who lives in your community. Your essay must address how the individual you’ve selected has inspired you and helped you build the confidence you need to achieve your goals. Written essay must be 500 words or less. Video essay must be three minutes or less.
Deadline: Check website for quarterly contest dates. June 30th is the final deadline
University of North Georgia Army ROTC Scholarships
For: high school seniors and college freshmen who want to serve our nation as second lieutenants (officers) in the U.S. Army
Award: room and board (up to $12,000 per year) or tuition and fees.  It also pays a $420/month stipend and a $1,200/year book allowance.

Kids' Chance of Tennessee Scholarship

Eligibility: Applicant's parent had suffered a catastrophic, permanently disabling, or fatal injury for which the parent/family was entitled to Workers' Comp benefits, age 16 - 22, injury has impacted finances, applicant shows academic achievement.

Award: Amount Varies

Deadline: May 1, 2024

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants Scholarship
Award: up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.
Scholarship Deadline:  June 10, 2024
Application Process
Submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of their website:
Full details are available on the site.
Appalachian Fair's Fairest of the Fair Pageant
Award: $2,500 
Application and rules are available at or by contacting the Fair Office at 423-477-3211
Deadline: August 9th, 2024
NROTC National Scholarship

Navy ROTC Program



The purpose of the Navy ROTC Program is to educate and train qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the Navy's unrestricted line, the Navy Nurse Corps and the Marine Corps. As the largest single source of Navy and Marine Corps officers, the Navy ROTC Scholarship Program plays an important role in preparing mature young men and women for leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical Navy and Marine Corps.  Full information concerning the Navy ROTC Scholarship Program is available from any of the colleges and universities with Navy ROTC units or from Navy and Marine Corps recruiters. A list of colleges and universities is available at

Sigma Phi Epsilon - Balanced Man Scholarship
To qualify for the Balanced Man Scholarship, incoming students should submit an online application and enroll full-time at any of these institutions for the fall 2024 term (no essay required). Final deadlines vary by school, but the early application deadline for most scholarships is June 1, 2024. Applicants have no obligation to affiliate with or join SigEp to be eligible.
To search and apply, visit


Academic Common Market Is a degree program you’d like to pursue not available in your state? Is out-of state tuition a barrier to a major offered at a college in another state? Looking for options with lower tuition?

Study in a specialized field at an out-of-state college.
Pay in-state tuition rates.

To qualify, you must: 

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