Scholarship Opportunities

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 Scholarship Spotlight

Profile in Courage Essay Contest   Deadline: Jan. 15th   Award Amount: varies- Up to $10,000   High School Students

Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level.

 Click HERE to Apply

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship Deadline: Jan. 30th   Award Amount: $1,000 High School and Current College Students

140-character statement that completes this sentence: Instead of spending time with technology, I'd rather... 

The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about technology addiction.    Click HERE to Apply

Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award  Deadline: Jan. 30th   Award Amount: $1,000   High School and College Students.

Students and parents can enter to win a $5,000 scholarship from Discover Student Loans to help pay for college. No essay or lengthy application required. One winner will be randomly chosen every  month.    Click HERE to Apply

UNIGO Scholarship Spotlight

 

I Have A Dream Deadline- Jan. 31st Award Amount: $1,500  14 yrs. old and up eligible

 

Share what you dream about. Whether it is a bizarre dream you had last week or your hopes for the future. (250 words or less) Click HERE to Apply

Sweet and Simple Scholarship Deadline- Feb. 28th     Award Amount: $1,500  14 yrs. old and up eligible

Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it's the sweet and simple things that make a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you

(250 words or less) Click HERE to Apply

Do Something Scholarship Spotlight

 

No Sew Mask Deadline-Feb. 1st    Award Amount: $1,000  Anyone 25 years old and below.

 

Use their easy guide to make a DIY mask to keep yourself and others healthy. Click HERE to Apply

Senior Homies Deadline- Feb. 1st Award Amount: $1,000  Anyone 25 years old and below.

 

Swap stories with an older adult to decrease isolation during COVID-19. Click HERE to Apply

5 Cans Challenge Deadline- Feb. 1st Award Amount: $1,000  Anyone 25 years old and below.

 

Use their easy guide to make a DIY mask to keep yourself and others healthy. Click HERE to Apply

East Tennessee Foundation Scholarships

 

East Tennessee Foundation Scholarships-Feb. 15th    Award Amount:Varies  High School Seniors and Current College Students.

 

There are various scholarships available - most of which have a Feb. 15th deadline. There is a general scholarships which signs you up for the majority of the scholarships. There is also a stand alone application for a handful of the scholarships. Links can be found below. These are only for students in East Tennessee which gives you a better chance at getting a scholarship than one that is open on the national or international level.

Link to scholarships by COUNTY : Click HERE

How to Apply : Click HERE

 

Coolidge Scholars

High School Juniors

Opens in October -

Ends in January

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General Scholarships

Virtual College Tours

Career and College Exploration Sites

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