Coolidge Scholars

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 any accredited college or university in the U.S.


Deadline Jan. 16th @ 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

Note: This scholarship has several components to it and will take some time to complete. Use your Christmas Break wisely and begin today!

Coolidge Scholars  Help Packet

Click HERE  (Microsoft Word)                        Click HERE (PDF)



Pay My Student Loans Contest

Must be 21 yr.s or older    

No longer enrolled in school

Be in a loan repayment plan

Deadline: Jan 31st 2020

Enter for a chance to win up to $50,000 to pay off student loans.


Scholarships with January and February Deadlines (all grades)

Unigo I Have A Dream Scholarship

Deadline - Jan. 31st , 13 yrs. old and up

"We want to know... what do you dream about? Whether it's some bizarre dream you had last week, or your hopes for the future, share your dreams with us for a chance to win $1,500 for college." (250 words or less)


Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Essay Contest

Deadline Feb. 1st; Middle, High School, and College student categories. Award Amount- Varies

Your essay must be primarily based on an interview with a woman currently working a mathematical career and be approximately 500-1,000 words in length.


Engineer Girl Essay Contest

Deadline: Feb. 1st  Award Amounts vary based on submission group: Elementary, Middle or High School

Starting point for each submission group:

Participants all must tell a story about a person learning to live on a new world while traveling through space on the Vestigo. It is a 20 year journey that will take a large group of people from Earth to a new home outside our solar system. The passengers are from 2-50 years old and will have little contact with the earth. They will have access to books and other resources onboard the ship. Many are experts in different fields. Vestigo is equipped with artificial gravity and large areas from growing food. Living quarters are like compact apartments. Everyone on board will need education and training. They will need to maintain the ship and to prepare for life on a new planet. Most people will need to be skilled in more areas. 

The actual writing section has different lengths, prompts, and requirements based on submission group. The high school (grades 9-12) submission group has the following:

  • For the colony to thrive everyone on board the Vestigo will need to learn new skills- not just children or young adults. Use the engineering design process to design a system of education that will encourage this type of life-long learning. Be sure to consider the different ways and tools that people can use to learn and how students can demonstrate what they know. You may want to review the systems design resources on EngineerGirl for help getting started.

  • Create an Engineers Note for the judges about your education system. This note should describe the system you designed an dhow it could change over time. Imagine the judges are the leaders of the colony and you are using this note to persuade them to select your system of education aboard the Vestigo. (It can be up to 500 words).

  • Then write a story about a person of any age learning a new skill or being recognized as an expert at something aboard the Vestigo. (No more than 1,600 words).


  • You must also include at least 3 but no more than 10 references in an annotated bibliography to support your work. (Bibliography does not count towards your word limit).



Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum Student Essay Contest

Deadline: Feb. 23rd  Award Amounts vary based on submission group:

5th-6th grades, 7th-8th grades, 9th-10th grades, and 11-12th grades

High school essay question is the same for both submission groups (suggested word count is 500):

As a society are we better today than we were in 1995? In what ways are we better or worse? In what ways can we improve both as individuals and as communities? What ideas do you have for changes that should be made? In your response you may offer examples from you personal experience, perception and learning.

Note: If you know a 5-6th or 7-8th grader planner to enter they have a separate essay question and length.

Note: All student essay submissions must have a teacher or counselor review their essay and send in a teacher registration form.





Courage To Grow

Must be an 11th or 12th grader in high school or a current college student. Must have a GPA of 2.5.

Please explain in 250 words or less why you believe that you should be awarded this scholarship. Note: This is a monthly scholarship- due at the end of each month.


East Tennessee Foundation Scholarships

The East TN Foundation gives out various scholarships in East TN. The deadline for most scholarships is February 15th.


Completing their application will submit you for all that you qualify for in your county.

To see a list of scholarships by county CLICK HERE..

There are 7 individual scholarships which you can see if you CLICK HERE.

To see the guide to applying  CLICK HERE


Items you may need depending on the scholarships you qualify for include:

  • Your Student Aid Report (SAR) - you can access this online by logging into your FAFSA and then clicking view Student Aid Report

  • Transcripts for your high school or college

  • Test Scores (high school seniors - ACT/SAT scores

  • Letters of Recommendation - know of at least two people that would be able to write letters of recommendations for you.