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Scholarships and Financial Aid

Eagleville High School Students it is NEVER too early to start looking at scholarship opportunities that can help you attend college. 

 

What is a scholarship?

A scholarship is a financial award given to a student based on academic achievement and promise. Many scholarships are awarded based on merit. However, some also consider financial need. Scholarships typically do not have to be repaid.

 

Applying for scholarships is a number game, and the more scholarships you apply to, the better your chances of winning. The key to a great scholarship search is to start applying as soon as possible.

 

REMEMBER: Some scholarships require letters of recommendation, essays, transcripts or other supplemental materials. It takes time to gather these materials!

Please investigate what is required of each scholarship well in advance of the deadline. Don’t procrastinate!

 

Scholarship Tips:

1. Search early, apply early.

2. Check eligibility requirements, apply to all for which you qualify.

3. Never pay money to apply for a scholarship

4. Check your application for mistakes before you submit it.

5. Have someone proofread any required essays.

6. Ask for letters of recommendation early, at least a month before the due date.

7. Research and know something about the organization that is offering the scholarship.

8. Don’t miss deadlines. Use a calendar and checklist to get organized.

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:
 
As local scholarship information is received in the Counseling Office, it will be advertised on this website.
Click HERE for opportunities that have been received so far.
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 Specific Scholarships: 

ATHENA Scholarships -Click Here

Bank of America Student Leader Scholarship: Click Here

Burger King Scholarship:  click here

Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Scholarships: Click Here

JPJ Scholarship Fund: Click Here

James M. & Erma T Freemont Foundation: Click Here

Junior League Murfreesboro Horizon Scholarship: Click Here

Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS Scholarship: Click Here

Mitsui USA Scholarships in Tennessee Program (Japan-American Society of TN): May Deadline:Click Here

Polk Foundation: The Tennessee Star Constitution Bee: April Deadline: Click Here

Redstone Federal Credit Union: Click Here

Richard Siegel Foundation Scholarship: Click Here

R.J. Hill Consulting Scholarship (Engineering) Click Here

Scarlett Foundation Scholarship: CLICK HERE

Sertoma Club of Nashville: Freedom Essay Contest: Click Here

Sheltia S. Murray Scholarship: Click Here

UT Extension 4-H Development grades 9-12 contests: Click Here

UT Extension 4-H Development Scholarships: Click Here

William D. Neely III, VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship: Click Here

William H. Butler Humanitarian Scholarship: Click Here

 

Military ROTC Scholarship

Please refer to the following links for information:

ARMY www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html

AIR FORCE www.afrotc.com/scholarships

NAVY www.nrotc.navy.mil

 

United States Military Academies

Please refer to the following links for information:

U.S Military Academy - ARMY - West Point, NY www.usma.edu/admissions

U.S.Naval Academy - NAVY - Annapolis, MD www.usna.edu/admission

U.S. Air Force Academy - AIR FORCE - Colorado Springs, CO www.academyadmissions.com

Education valued at over $400,000.00

Service obligation: 8 years: 5 Active/3 Reserve

 

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT MARTIN - Admission requirements are a 19 ACT & a 3.0 GPA or a 21 ACT & a 2.7 GPA. There is a $30 application free. The deadline is February 1st. During September 17, 18, 19 the application fee will be waived for college application week. UTM super-scores the ACT.

 

Incoming Freshmen, Four-Year Merit Scholarships

 

University Scholars Program

* $2,500 per year for four years, plus a qualifying merit scholarship

* Qualifying criteria: 28 ACT/3.5 GPA

* Selective scholarship

* Thirty students selected by program directors are allowed into the program each year with a maximum of 120 students in the program at one time

* Continuation requirements: must have a 3.3 GPA at the end of spring semester; participate in a special ten-semester hour curriculum for University Scholar students; and be active in extra-curricular activities including group community service, cultural activities, and service to the student organization.

* Students who successfully complete the program graduate with the distinction of "University Scholar"

* How to Apply: Must turn in a University Scholars Application and attend the Scholars Prospect Weekend

* Deadline: October 31

Chancellor Scholarship

* $3,000 per year/$12,000 for four years

* Average academic criteria: ACT 29/Average GPA 3.90 (The qualifying academic criteria used to award this scholarship is based on a combination of the ACT score and high school GPA)

* Continuation requirements: 3.2 GPA at the end of each spring semester, remain a full-time student

* Recipients are eligible to enroll in Honors courses

* How to apply: Your UT Martin admission application

* Deadline: February 1

* Out-of-state students will also receive a waiver to cover out-of-state fees (additional estimated value: $5,760 per year/$23,040 for four years)

Dean Scholarship

* $2,000 per year /$8,000 for four years

* Average academic criteria: ACT 26/Average GPA 3.85 (The qualifying academic criteria used to award this scholarship is based on a combination of the ACT score and high school GPA)

* Continuation requirements: 3.0 at the end of each spring semester, remain a full-time student

* How to apply: Your UT Martin admission application

* Deadline: February 1

* Out-of-state students who qualify for the Dean Scholarship will also receive the Explorer Out-of-State Scholarship

Excellence Scholarship

* $1,000 per year /$4,000 for four years

* Average academic criteria: ACT 24/Average GPA 3.80 (The qualifying academic criteria used to award this scholarship is based on a combination of the ACT score and high school GPA)

* Continuation requirements: 3.0 GPA at the end of each spring semester, remain a full time student

* Must be classified as an in-state student

* How to apply: Your UT Martin admission application

* Deadline: February 1

Advance Scholarship

* $750 per year /$3,000 for four years

* Average academic criteria: ACT 23/Average GPA 3.70 (The qualifying academic criteria used to award this scholarship is based on a combination of the ACT score and high school GPA)

* Continuation requirements: 2.75 GPA at the end of each spring semester, remain a full time student

* Must be classified as an in-state student

* How to apply: Your UT Martin admission application

* Deadline: February 1

Achieve Scholarship

* $500 per year /$2,000 for four years

* Average academic criteria: ACT 21/Average GPA 3.20 (The qualifying academic criteria used to award this scholarship is based on a combination of the ACT score and high school GPA)

* Continuation requirements: 2.75 GPA at the end of each spring semester, remain a full time student

* Must be classified as an in-state student

* How to Apply: Your UT Martin admission application

* Deadline: February 1

Harold Conner Scholarship

* $2,000 per year/$8,000 for four years

* Selective scholarship

* To be considered, students must have a minimum ACT of 21 and a 3.25 high school grade point average

* Continuation requirements: must have 3.0 GPA at the end of each spring semester, remain a full-time student

* Awards will be made on the basis of the high school academic and leadership record and ACT score

* Must be classified as an in-state student

* Preference will be given to students from underrepresented groups.

* How to apply: Your UT Martin admission application

* Deadline: February 1

The Scholarship Aviator will show Donor & Departmental scholarships as well as the above merit based scholarships. This will open on October 1st. Your applications is the only application that you will need for merit based. The Honors programs deadline is November 1st. Preview days will be October 6 & November 10, 2018. February 18 & March 23, 2019. Go to utm.edu/previewday. Campus tours are available M-F at 9:30 & 1:30 . You can register at utm.edu/tour.

 

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT CHATTANOOGA – Admission to UTC is automatic with a 2.85 GPA & 18 ACT or a 2.5 GPA & 21 ACT. September 27, 2018 UTC will be at the Embassy Suites from 4:30-7:30 to admit students on the spot with a transcript & test scores. The fee will be waived that night but you must apply no later than 48 hrs previously. Go to www.utc.edu/admissions to apply the fee is normally $30. Apply early awards start in November and continue until money is exhausted however the priority deadline is December 1, 2018. Official awards can be accepted online. November 1st housing will open. To set up a visit go to www.utc.edu/visit. October 20, 2018 will be a weekend that students can visit and receive departmental tours. Blue & Gold Preview Day is November 3, 2018. Application fees will be waived on campus that weekend when applying.

 

Students must fill out a separate application for scholarships. Scholarship applications for admitted students open September 1, 2018.

CHANCELLOR’S SCHOLARSHIP 3.75 GPA & 29 ACT $9500

PROVOST SCHOLARSHIP - 3.4 GPA & 25 ACT $7500

MOCS SCHOLARSHIP - 3.2 GPA & 22 ACT $6500

CHATTANOOGA YES – 3.0 GPA & 19 ACT MUST DEMONSTRATE FINANCIAL NEED

Last day for online scholarship application is January 10th, 2019.

 

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE KNOXVILLE - You can apply through the common application or go to vip.utk.edu to apply. Students will need one required essay, a personal statement (not required but recommended) & high school transcript with test scores. Students will also need an academic recommendation for competitive scholarships and the Honors program. UTK does super-score the ACT and weights your GPA. There are separate admittance requirements for the following academic majors: Architecture, Interior Architecture, Nursing, Engineering, and Music.

 The application deadline for UTK is November 1, 2018. Students who wish to apply for scholarships should apply early because you must invited to join the Honors program or for competitive scholarships. The deadline for these scholarships is December 15, 2018. UTK will take the December ACT score for the Volunteer Scholarship which is the main freshman scholarship. May 1st , 2018 is when enrollment confirmation at UTK will be required. There are four honors programs at UTK: the 1794 program, Honors Leadership, Chancellor’s Honors and Haslam Scholars program go to https://honors.utk.edu/ for more information.

 

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA - The following scholarships are available to out of state students at UA. The Capstone scholarship is available to students with a 27 ACT and a 3.5 GPA $6000/per yr. The Collegiate scholarship is available to students with a 28 ACT and a 3.5 GPA $8000/per yr. The Foundation in Excellence scholarship is available to students with a 29 ACT and a 3.5 GPA $15000/per yr. The UA Scholar is available to students 30-31 ACT and at least a 3.5 GPA will be named a UA scholars and will receive $20000/per yr. The Presidential scholarship is available to students with a 32-36 ACT and at least a 3.5 GPA will receive $26000/per yr. The Presidential Elite is a scholarship for students with a 4.0 GPA and a 36 ACT will receive the value of tuition for four years, one year of on-campus housing at regular room rate, $1000 stipend for four years, $2000 allowance for use in summer research or international study, and a $2000 Super Store book scholarship. The National Merit Finalist package contains a package of the value of tuition for up to 5 years, four years of undergraduate housing at regular room rate, $3500 per year stipend for four years, one time allowance of $2000 for use in summer research or international study, and a $2000 Super Store book scholarship.

 

Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Since 1931, the Elks National Foundation has helped thousands of students who need financial assistance fulfill their dreams of attending college. Most Valuable Student scholars are outstanding students who are at or near the top of their classes, active in their schools and communities and recognized as leaders by their peers.
The ENF awards $2.44 million annually in MVS scholarships to 500 high school seniors nationwide. The first and second place awards are among the largest scholarships provided by any major fraternal or service organization.
ELIGIBILITY: Any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen may apply for an MVS scholarship. Applications will be judged on:
  • SCHOLARSHIP
  • LEADERSHIP
  • FINANCIAL NEED
APPLICATIONS: Available OnLine.
For details, visit enf.elks.org/mvs
Nursing Scholarship
The Nursing Scholarship program was selected as the major project for the Tennessee Elks Association in 1956 as a means to relieve a critical shortage of nurses in Tennessee. The need for nursing scholarships is just as important. Each year the Tennessee Elks continue to fund varying levels of scholarships to students. This program is administered by the Tennessee Elks Benevolent Trust (TEBT).

Nursing scholarship application forms are distributed to Tennessee Elks Lodges in early October. The local Lodges then distribute them to high school counselors, colleges and hospitals within the jurisdiction of each Lodge to be used by individuals pursuing a 4-year degree in the nursing field. Applications must be submitted to the Lodges as indicated on the application forms—usually in January. After judging at the local and state levels, winners are notified in April or May. In managing the scholarships, awards are paid directly to the student’s school of choice. The student then may draw against an account for allowable expenses such as tuition, books, lab fees and dormitory expense.

For more information, contact your local Elks Lodge.

To apply for a nursing scholarship go to the following web site;
 tnelks.org
 
Trade Scholarship
The Trade Scholarship is an innovative scholarship intended to help those students that are often overlooked for financial aid. The Trade Scholarship is for graduating seniors as well as non-traditional students (those changing career fields or those needing additional education to progress in their current career) who will be pursuing a trade or certificate program.

Applications are available at the following web site:
 tnelks.org
 
 

 

 

 
 
WHAT is the FAFSA and other forms of Financial Aid? 
 
Click HERE for more information on this process.
 
TN PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP:
 
  • Click HERE for Quick Overview of TN Promise Requirements
 
  • Click HERE for Eligible TN Promise Institutions and Programs

 
  • Click HERE for full TN Promise Handbook