Scholarship Information

  • College Application and Scholarship Deadlines:  

    New: East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) is happy to announce that ETF 2022 Scholarship Applications are NOW AVAILABLE on our website.  We will once again be using a Common Application and attached is a copy of the Guide to Completing Your Common Scholarship Application.  Also attached is a listing of each scholarship program the Foundation offers in your county or at your high school.  See links below for more information:

    New: Planning to attend Walters State next Fall? There is a Walters State scholarship that is available to you! This scholarship will be money you can use on top of the TN Promise, meaning you could use this money for textbooks/class fees/etc. Link to Walters State Scholarship application:  *Scroll to the bottom and click the "Apply Now" button. You must have already been accepted into Walters State to apply **Also, Dual Enrollment students planning to attend Walters State in Fall 2022 - Remember you must reapply to Walters State as a freshman student (even though you have already been accepted as a dual enrollment student)

     New: Bonnor Scholar Scholarship Carson Newman University: Students admitted to the Bonner Scholars program at Carson-Newman receive a package of scholarship support (the amount of the Bonner Scholarship varies by student, but can range from $2,500 - $25,000) in return for participating in an intensive program of community service, professional skill development, and working for positive change in the world. Participants are called “Bonners” for short.  Deadline to apply is January 1, 2022.  To apply see the link:

    New: Scholarship Opportunities for the month of November attached:

    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 college or university 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:

    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 at the link below.  The deadline is November 15, 2021.

    Cooke College Scholarship:  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:

     Rider University: One of your students could be one of 10 full-tuition scholarship recipients at Rider University!  To apply for the Trustee Scholarship, students must apply for early action admission by November 15 and meet the following criteria:

    • Applicants submitting test scores: minimum 3.6 GPA and 1310 SAT or 28 ACT
    • Test optional applicants: minimum 3.75 GPA 
    • Submit a 400-word Trustee Scholarship essay
    • Submit a 3-to 5-minute video (optional)

    If you have any questions regarding the Trustee Scholarship application, contact Jessica Vento, assistant director of Undergraduate Admission at or 609-896-5260.  See the link below for more information.  See the link below for more information:

     John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage: 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!  See the link below for more information:

     UT Promise: 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.  Application attached below:

    For UT Promise eligibility, students must complete the following steps:

    • Apply for TN Promise by November 1, 2021 see link below to apply
    • Submit a UT Promise application by December 15, 2021
    • Submit an admissions application their University of Tennessee institution of choice by December 15, 2021
    • Complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA by February 1, 2022 using 2020 tax information. Students can begin completing the 2022-2023 FAFSA on October 1, 2021. 
    • Meet the TN Promise mandatory meeting requirement.
    • Submit 8 hours of community service to tnAchieves by July 1, 2022. Students can begin accruing hours on November 2, 2021.

    In addition to meeting TN Promise and UT Promise eligibility requirements, students must also be eligible for the Hope scholarship and have a household income of less than $50,000. 

    Application link below:

    Cosmetology Scholarship: New Scholarship Opportunity below for students interested in a career in cosmetology.  See the link below for more information:

    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  Cash prizes will be awarded, for more information see the attached application.

    TN Promise Application Now Open for Seniors Class of 2021:  Students can apply here:  

    The steps are attached below: 

    **All seniors need to complete this, regardless of your plans after high school.