Click on each month below to see available scholarships and their deadlines. Check back often, scholarships are added weekly!
Scholarship Deadlines by Month
ETSU Roan Scholar Scholarship: Resume due to your counselor by August 27th to be considered for nomination. Students planning on attending ETSU are eligible.
New: P.E.O. - Star Scholarship is a highly competitive one-time $2,500 scholarship recognizing exceptional high school seniors who demonstrate outstanding leadership, academic achievement, extra curricular activities, community service and the likelihood for success in the future. Applicants must be recommended by a local P.E.O. Chapter.
A woman is eligible to be recommended for the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship provided she:
- Exhibits excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success
- Has a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada and under the age of 20
- Plans to attend an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the United States or Canada, full-time or part-time, in the fall of the academic year following high school graduation
- Is recommended by and receives the vote of a local P.E.O. chapter
Students interested in being nominated by the P.E.O. Chapter must submit your resume to your counselor by September 10th. (If selected by the P.E.O. chapter, there will be an interview and essay requirement as well)
New: The TSDAR Scholarship is a $2500 scholarship granted to one graduating senior who will be attending an accredited 4-year U.S. college. Please see the attached application for more details and the application. The deadline to turn in the application to your school counselor is September 27th
New: Ellen Davies Rodgers/Zachariah Davies scholarship is a $750 scholarship awarded to a graduating senior who will be attending an accredited 4-year college. Deadline to apply is September 27th. Application attached below:
New: TSDAR American History Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a graduating senior who will be attending an accredited 4-year college and plans on studying American History and or American Government. See application below for more details. Deadline to submit to your school counselor is September 27th
New: The Heisman High School Scholarship program honors the nation’s most accomplished, community-minded high school senior athletes. By inviting male and female students from schools across the country to share their stories of leadership and impact, the program aims to inspire all students to harness their potential, push their limits, and use their talents not only to advance their own futures, but to improve the communities and world around them. See the link on Google classrooms for more information and to apply for the scholarship. The deadline to apply is October 19th.
New: Coca Cola Scholar: High school seniors - apply now to be one of 150 Coke Scholars and win a $20,000 college scholarship! The deadline is Oct. 31 at 5pm Eastern. (3.0 GPA required)
Link to apply below: Cokeurl.com/Apply2021 See flyers below for more information.
New: Loretta McCoin TN State Scholarship
- $2,500 scholarship for a young woman accepted to a 4 year college (must already be accepted)
- Must have minimum GPA of 3.0
- Awards based on character, personality, high purpose, financial need, and PEO recommendation
- If interested, submit your resume/activity sheet to your counselor by October 20th, 2021.
United States Senate Youth Program: The application for the 2021-22 United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) is open. This opportunity is open to junior or senior high school students. Two students will be selected as Tennessee delegates to participate in the annual Washington Week experience which includes a variety of events that promote a unique understanding of the structure of the United States government. The program sponsor, the Hearst Foundation, also offers selected state finalists a $10,000 undergraduate scholarship. Additional information, including the application link, can be found here. Student applications are due by 11:59 p.m. CT on October 15, 2021.
New: Scholarship Opportunities for the month of November attached: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1679edpNoM6lDIj-NEMVu1O9XWjnriAEk/view?usp=drive_web&authuser=0
New: Students planning to attend a University of Tennessee campus -
As a reminder, UT Promise requires the TN Promise application to be completed by November 1 in addition to the submission of a UT Promise application (https://tennessee.edu/ut-promise/). Use the link to see if you qualify for UT Promise money and also to complete the application.
UT's Admission Deadlines are very soon! Link to apply: https://tennessee.edu/ut-promise/
- EARLY ACTION DEADLINE: November 1st
- REGULAR ADMISSION DEADLINE: December 15th
New: The Cooke College Scholarship is a scholarship program available to high achieving seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation’s best four-year universities. Eligibility requirements include the following:
- GPA: 3.5 or above
- Demonstrate financial need
- Intend to enroll in a four year university in the fall of 2022
The link to apply is below:https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/how-to-apply/
New: Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship, Must be a current high school senior, and be a citizen of the United States to apply. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. For more information and to apply visit Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship. The deadline is November 15, 2021.
TN Promise Application Now Open for Seniors Class of 2021: Students can apply here: https://www.tn.gov/tnpromise
Upcoming TN Promise dates and deadlines to keep in mind:
- October 1, 2020 - The 2021-2022 FAFSA opens for completion at www.fafsa.gov
- November 2, 2020 - The Class of 2021 TN Promise Application deadline
- December 1, 2020 - UT Promise Application Deadline (for qualifying students that plan to attend UT)
- February 1, 2021 - The 2021-2022 FAFSA deadline
Austin Peay Deadline is November 1st. Apply here: ww.apsu.edu/scholarships
University of Tennessee Knoxville Scholarship and Honors deadline is November 1st. Apply here:www.utk.edu.
New: The Class of 2022 UT Promise is now open! UT Promise is a last-dollar scholarship for students accepted into undergraduate programs at UT Knoxville, Chattanooga, Martin, Memphis and Southern. In order to become eligible for UT Promise, students must apply no later than December 15, 2021. See the link below to apply:
ETSU Scholarship Application deadline is December 15th. Link to apply is www.etsu.edu.
Tennessee Tech University Scholarship Application deadline is December 15th. Link to apply is www.tntech.edu
University of Tennessee Knoxville application deadline is Decmber 15th. Link to apply is www.utk.edu.
University of Tennessee Martin University of Scholars deadline is December 1st. Link to apply is www.utm.edu/universityscholarships
Universty of Memphis Scholarship Application deadline is December 1st. Link to apply is www.memphis.edu
New: Scholarships for the month of January; see the link below for more information: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarships.php
The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest: The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest is officially open! We’re now accepting submissions from high school students for the 2022 contest—and students can win up to $10,000 for participating! Deadline is January 14th. See the link below for more information: https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/education/profile-in-courage-essay-contest/getting-started
Tennessee Concrete Essay Contest: The Tennessee Concrete Association is sponsoring their annual High School Essay Contest. The contest is open to students ages 16-18 and the deadline to submit entries is Friday January 7th at www.tnconcrete.org. Cash prizes will be awarded, for more information see the attached application.
New: Deadline to apply extended The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. This one-of-a-kind scholarship may be used at accredited colleges or universities in the U.S.
Criteria to apply:
- 2022 Coolidge Scholarship applicants must intend to enroll full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university as an undergraduate for the first time in fall 2023. Students in their junior year of high school are eligible to apply.
- 2022 Coolidge Scholarship applicants must be citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States of America by the 2022 scholarship deadline.
- 2022 Coolidge Scholarship applicants cannot be the immediate family member of any current employee or
trustee of the Coolidge Scholars Program or the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation.
- Link to apply: https://coolidgescholars.org/apply/
New: The Ned McWherter Scholars Program is intended to encourage academically superior Tennessee high school graduates to attend college in Tennessee. Tennessee high school seniors starting their last semester in high school may apply.
To be eligible, the applicant must:
- Be a resident of Tennessee, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and attend an eligible Tennessee college or university full time, and
- Have at least a 3.5 unweighted cumulative grade point average, and
- Have a minimum composite score of 29 on the ACT (or concordant equivalent score on the SAT).
Applications are available by clicking on the link below (TSAC Student Portal). Awards are very competitive and are based on limited funding. Renewal applicants are given first priority. TSAC must receive the completed application and required attachments by February 15. You must let your counselor know when you have completed the application so your transcript and ACT score report can be sent. Link to apply https://www.tn.gov/content/tn/collegepays/tsac-student-portal.html
New: WS Scholarship Application Deadline: The Walters State Scholarship application period ends February 1st. Students who have applied, been admitted and activated their MYWS accounts can apply; students log into the application with their MYWS credentials. (This is free money - on top of TN Promise!! Be sure to apply for this scholarship if you plan to attend Walters State!!)
Scholarship Link: https://ws.edu/financial-aid/types/scholarships/ws-scholarships/
New: East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) is happy to announce that ETF 2021 Scholarship Applications are now available on our website, ETF Scholarships. ETF scholarship applications must be completed and submitted online. ETF uses a Common Application for the scholarships. A copy of the Guide to Completing Your Common Scholarship Application and a listing of each scholarship program the Foundation offers in your county or at your high school is available on Google Classrooms. Deadline February 15, 2022
Sevier County Credit Union
Please see attached copy of scholarship application that is found on our website. Deadline to apply is February 28th. Students must go to www.scscreditunion.org and complete the application. The completed application must be printed, given to guidance counselor, and returned to the credit union along with transcripts and test scores.
New: Kyle William Kiihnl Memorial Scholarship - Don't Drive Drowsy: Seniors must first sign the pledge to avoid driving drowsy at Don't Drive Drowsy this visit The KWK Memorial Scholarship for more information and to apply. Deadline February 23, 2022