We the Students Essay Contest

We are excited to announce the launch of the 2018-2019 We the Students Essay Contest. Winners of this year’s contest will receive a total of $20,000 in scholarship funds including a $5,000 award and a scholarship to 2019 Constitutional Academy to the grand prize winner. This year we are asking students to personalize their essays while encouraging them to expand their understanding of citizenship beyond an abstract concept, envisioning it as knowledge and actions inspired by America’s founding principles.

Students can find contest details, including rules and instructions on how to submit an essay on the website.

Deadline: February 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm PT

TN Promise Scholarship- FASFA DEADLINE

Tennessee Promise provides students a last-dollar scholarship, meaning the scholarship will cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell grant, the HOPE scholarship, or state student assistance funds. Students may use the scholarship at any of the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology, or other eligible institution offering an associate’s degree program. There are no GPA or ACT requirements to qualify, but students must apply by November 1 at http://tennesseepromise.gov and complete student checklist.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2019

GROTE Chemistry Scholarship

The Department of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga announces the Grote Chemistry Scholarship Program for 2018. It awards $12,000 ($3,000 per year for four years) to as many as three freshmen majoring in Chemistry. Must have a 3.5 or higher GPA, A or B in a high school chemistry course, ACT composite score of 26, and declare a chemistry major at UTC. To complete the application, visit http://www.utc.edu/chemistry and click on the Scholarship link.

DEADLINE: February 15, 2019

The Westbrook Scholarship

The Department of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga announces the Westbrook Scholarship Program for 2019. Awards of $12,000 ($3,000 per year for four years) will be presented to as many as ten entering freshmen majoring in Chemistry or Physics. The awards are renewable over a four-year period and can be added to other University scholarships and the Tennessee Lottery scholarship. The Howard L. Westbrook Scholarship fund was established in 1993 by alumnus Howard L. Westbrook of Fairhope, AL., Class of 1958, for students studying science or engineering. https://www.utc.edu/chemistry-physics/scholarships/westbrook-scholarship/index.php

DEADLINE: February 15, 2019

Jack Diller Education Award

The Nashville Predators Foundation has a Jack Diller Education Award that will be awarded to four deserving students that reside within the Nashville and Middle Tennessee area. All high schools within this vicinity are encouraged to nominate two male and two female students for this prestigious college award. Each recipient will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,500. Our winner will also be honored in an in-game presentation at a Predators home game at Bridgestone Arena in March or April. www.nashvillepredators.com/dilleraward

DEADLINE: February 15, 2019

TN State National Alumni Association

TSUNAA Clarksville Alumni Chapter Scholarship applications will be available Feb 1 through March 1, 2019. All scholarship information and applications are available at, http://www.tnstate.edu/financial_aid/scholarships.aspx#foundation

Eastern Kentucky University Scholarships

For more information, go to http://scholarships.eku.edu

DEADLINE: February 1, 2019


APSU President’s Emerging Leaders Program

For students planning to attend APSU with at least a 3.5 GPA, 26 ACT, participation in high school and community activities, and evidence of leadership qualities.

Apply at www.apsu.edu/pelp/application

DEADLINE: February 1, 2017

NRA Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) Grand Scholarship

Scholarships of up to $30,000 are open to current sophomores and juniors in high school with at least a 3.0 GPA. If selected, student will travel to Washington D.C. to attend the Youth Education Summit (expenses paid) to compete for scholarship opportunities. For more information, go to http://www.friendsofnra.org/National.aspx?cid=90.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2017

Memphis Tiger Scholarships

Students who have been admitted to the University of Memphis can now apply for departmental and need-based scholarships through the Tiger Scholarship Manager available through admitted students’ My Memphis portals. The deadline for most scholarships is February 1, 2016, and there are many opportunities available.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2017

DAR Scholarships

Daughters of the American Revolution award approximately $150,000 annually in scholarships. Some of the special scholarship areas include: American Indian, Medical/Nursing, Learning Disabled, etc. The 2015 application will be available soon. For more information, go to: http://www.dar.org/national- society/scholarships/general- info

DEADLINE: February 10, 2017

UT Martin S-STEM Scholarship

Students beginning college at UT Martin in the fall who are interested in industry, government, teaching, or graduate school in a STEM field (chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, or math) might be eligible to become a S-stem scholar. S-Stem scholars will receive a scholarship covering tuition and fees that can be renewed for 3 years based on financial need. Students must complete the FAFSA by February 15th and apply for admission by April 1st. For more information, visit www.utm.edu/departments/nsf/.

DEADLINE: February 15, 2017

Ned McWherter Scholars Program

The Ned McWherter Scholars Program is intended to encourage academically superior Tennessee high school seniors to attend college in Tennessee. Only 50 scholarships are awarded each year. Award amounts are up to $6,000 per academic year (i.e. $3,000 from TSAC and up to $3,000 from the college). Students must have a minimum 29 ACT Composite/1280 SAT and a minimum 3.5 GPA. An official transcript must be requested in guidance by February 12. For more information and to apply, go to http://www.tn.gov/collegepays/article/ned- mcwherter-scholars-program

DEADLINE: February 15, 2017

Alzheimer's Awareness Scholarship

Awards range from $500 to $5000 for the winning essay on how Alzheimer¹s disease has changed or impacted your life and what you have learned about yourself, your family or community while coping with Alzheimer's disease. For more information, go to www.afateens.org.

DEADLINE: February 15, 2017

Church's Chicken Scholars Program

$1000 for a student with a 2.7 or above GPA. Financial need is not a criteria.For more information or to apply go to https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/churchsscholars/.

DEADLINE: February 15, 2017

Nashville Sounds Foundation Scholarship

Description: Four $2500 scholarships will be awarded to 4 middle TN seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipient must display leadership qualities in the classroom and/or inspirational qualities on the athletic field and must demonstrate the value of education, good work ethic and community outreach. To apply, click here.

DEADLINE: February 15, 2017

Stossel in the Classroom Essay Contest

Students aged 12-18 may enter John Stossel's “Censored in America: The War on Free Speech" Essay Contest. There will be 125 cash prizes totaling $15,500 and 2 all-expense- paid trips to New York City. For more information, go to http://stosselintheclassroom.org/essay_contest/?source=INB30

DEADLINE: February 17, 2017

Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation (CEMC)

$1000 scholarships will be awarded to 12 local high school seniors who receive electricity from CEMC. Requirements include 3.0 minimum GPA, 2 letters of recommendation, a 300 word essay and plans to attend college in TN (or Murray State or Western KY). Pick up an application in guidance or Click here for the application

DEADLINE: February 22, 2017

Kyle William Kiihnl Memorial Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship will be award to high school senior in the class of 2018 to students planning to attend a college/trade school. Finalist will be interviewed. Applications should be postmarked by February 23. Come to the guidance department for more information.

DEADLINE: February 23, 2018

Riding Forward Scholarships

Regions Bank is offering 30 Regions Riding Forward Scholarships to high school seniors and college students through a competitive essay contest about inspirational African-Americans. Fifteen $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and fifteen $3,500 scholarships will be awarded to college students. To enter the contest, and for more information, full eligibility requirements and Official Rules: Visit https://www.regions.com/promo/black- history-scholarship

DEADLINE: February 28, 2017

National Youth Science Camp

The National Youth Science Camp is a residential science education program for young scientists the summer after they graduate from high school. Students from around the country are challenged to explore new areas in the biological and physical sciences, art, and music with staff members.

DEADLINE: February 28, 2017

Buick Achievers Scholarship

50 scholarships are available for up to $25,000 a year. Awards are renewable and are based on academic achievement, financial need, leadership, school and community activities, and work experience. Must plan to major in Technology/Engineering or Business related program and have an interest in pursuing a career in the automotive industry. See the website for a list of all eligible majors. Special consideration is given to 1st generation college, females, minorities, and military dependents. For more information, go to www.buickachievers.com.

DEADLINE: February 29, 2017