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Scholarships & Awards

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
Did you know: In 2016, The Community Foundation awarded 291 scholarships totaling more than $548,200 in funding to students pursuing secondary education at accredited schools throughout the United States.
The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 15, 2017.  For questions, please contact Ms. Pat Cole, Scholarship Coordinator at (615) 321-4939, toll-free (888) 540-5200, or email at pcole@cfmt.org.
For more information how to apply: Click Here.

Home Builders Association – David Stauffer Scholarship

Description: The Home Builders Association of TN is accepting applications for the David Stauffer Scholarship. Every year the HBAT awards scholarships to students going into an industry related field. We need your help with getting this scholarship application out to your students. We want to make sure that we do our part in assisting those students that need some financial assistance with obtaining an education. Students meeting the minimal requirements may qualify for the matching funds of $500.

Deadline: February 10, 2017

Application Form: HBAT Scholarhsip Application for 2017


TTU Army ROTC Scholarship

Description: Attention Seniors! TTU Army ROTC  offers a $2500 per semester scholarship. There is no Military Commitment and there is an incentive to try it to see if you like it. Come to the counseling center to receive more information on the requirements and how to apply. Deadline to apply is Feb. 15, 2017.

Award: $2,500 each semester

Deadline: February 15, 2017


Geneseo Migrant Center Scholarships

Description: The Geneseo Migrant Center has provided financial assistance to students across the country with a recent or ongoing history of movement to obtain work in agriculture since the inception of its first scholarship fund in 1974. Over the years, the number and size of the Center’s scholarship offerings have grown thanks to the generosity of many individuals. The Geneseo Migrant Center is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; therefore, donations to its scholarship funds are tax deductible. Visit the website below for more scholarship information.

Website: http://migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/index.htm


Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation

Description: The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is a not-for-profit, private, industry-directed organization that dispenses undergraduate college scholarships and graduate fellowship assistance to talented men and women interested in graphic communication careers. The mission of the PGSF is “To strengthen the print and graphic communication industry by providing scholarship assistance.”

Award: ranges from $1,000 to $5,000

Deadline: March 1, 2017

Website: https://pgsf.org/application-information-instructions/


Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program

Description: The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2016, SWE disbursed approximately 230 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $750,000.

Award: ranges from $1,000 to $15,000 each

Website: http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/swe-scholarships

Contact Email: scholarships@swe.org


2016 Green Home Improvement Scholarship

Description: HomeAdvisor is challenging students to break new ground in green home improvement by offering a scholarship every year to one student. High school seniors accepted to a college or trade school or any student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited college, university or trade school in the United States are qualified to apply by submitting a 1,000 to 2,000 word essay. Students should e-mail their essays to scholarship@homeadvisor.com.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: December 15, 2016

Website: http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/scholarships/#.WDR9ueArKM8


Wayne V Black Scholarship

Description: In 2006, the Board of Directors of the Energy Telecommunications & Electrical Association (ENTELEC; www.entelec.org) established the Wayne V. Black Scholarship Award. It was with great sadness that in the fall of 2011, ENTELEC mourned the loss of Mr. Black. The scholarship has been renamed the “Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship Award”. In recognition of his many years of service on behalf of ENTELEC, the Board of Directors determined to establish a lasting tribute to Mr. Black with the creation of the annual scholarship in his name.

Award: $5,000 each

Deadline: January 20, 2017

Website: http://www.entelec.org/entelec/about/waynevblackscholarship


Young American Creative Patriotic Art Scholarship

Description: Each year, more than 3,500 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The contest began in 1979 to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth.

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Website: https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/young-american-creative-patriotic-art-contest/


Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholalrship Fund

Description: Since 1976, Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $2.5 million in scholarships to more than 900 women.

Website: http://www.rankinfoundation.org/students/eligibility/

Contact Email: info@rankinfoundation.org


Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarships

Description: The Diabetes Scholars Foundation’s college scholarship program is available to incoming freshmen with type 1 diabetes and who are US citizens or permanent residents seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. This scholarship recognizes students who have high academic performance, are actively involved in the diabetes community, participate in community and/or extra-curricular activities and who have demonstrated that they are successfully managing the challenges of living with diabetes. Diabetes Scholars Foundation scholarships are not based on financial need.

Deadline: April 15, 2017

Website: http://diabetesscholars.org/college-scholarship/


Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship

Description: Since 2006, the Foundation has awarded more than $5,000,000 in scholarships to middle Tennessee students pursuing business and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) degrees at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Last years winners are enrolled at 44 colleges and universities in 17 states. Those students represent 67 high schools across 19 counties in Middle Tennessee. They come from public, independent, and home schools with 30+ majors ranging from economics to engineering. 

Deadline: December 15, 2016

Website: http://www.scarlettfoundation.org/Scholarships/


Stop Texting & Driving Scholarship

Description: The law firm of Raybin & Weissman offer an annual scholarship contest to Stop Texting and Driving. Students will create videos that help in the fight against distracted driving and needless car accident injuries. A total of three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded: one to the best video entry from Davidson County (TN), one to the best entry from the state of TN, and one to the best entry from the entire US. Deadline for entry is April 3, 2017.

Award: $1,000 each

Deadline: April 3, 2017

Website: https://www.nashvilletnlaw.com/scholarship/

Contact: David Weissman, Injury Attorney

Contact Phone: 615-256-6666


The Belk Scholarship

 Description: The John M. Belk Scholarship is Davidson’s most prestigious merit program. Covering the comprehensive costs of attending Davidson (room, board, tuition and fees), the Belk Scholarship is valued at over $63,000 in 2016-17. Scholars also receive two special-study stipends of $3,000 each. Belk Scholars are those students whose outstanding intellectual ability and success, leadership experience, commitment to service and overall personal vigor mark them as those who will accomplish much and contribute most to the Davidson community and in their lives beyond their college years. Each school may nominate one or two Belk Scholarship candidates no later than November 7, 2016.

Approximately 60 semi-finalists (chosen from an anticipated nomination pool of over 1,100 candidates) will be interviewed by telephone in February. Twenty-five to thirty finalists will participate in Belk Scholars Selection Weekend on campus, March 16-18, 2017.

Website: www.davidson.edu/Belk.

Deadline: Nominees’ admission applications must be completed and received in our office no later than 5:00 p.m., December 1, 2016.


The Bryan Scholarship

Description: The Lowell Bryan Scholarship, valued at $30,000 annually, is offered to two scholar-athletes (one woman and one man) in each entering class. Each school may nominate up to three candidates for the Bryan Scholarship. Students may also be nominated by Davidson coaches of the 18 eligible sports (men’s and women’s basketball and football are not eligible).

Website: www.davidson.edu/Bryan

Deadline: Nominees’ admission applications must be completed and received in our office no later than 5:00 p.m. EST, October 15, 2016.


STAR Scholarship 

Description: The two Chapters of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) in Cookeville are seeking applicants for the STAR Scholarship.  This is a highly competitive one-year scholarship of $2500 for senior women.  It requires academic excellence as well as activities and leadership in extracurricular areas and community service (including church).  Please note that this is not a need-based scholarship. Based on the strength of the resumes, the top applicants will be asked to complete an interview with the committee.  Two students will be selected to be nominated—one from each chapter.

Deadline: Submit the resume by September 16, 2016

Fact Sheet: Use when submitting your application for consideration. Click here


Youth Thrive Ambassador Program

Power of Putnam is now taking applications for our Youth Thrive Ambassador program. The application is here. Please print the application, complete the forms and submit to Ms. Cynthia Parker in the 2nd floor counseling office by Wednesday, September 14th.


DAR Scholarship Opportunities

Click here for more information on these scholarship opportunities and some information on what DAR is.


Discover® Student Loans

Discover® Student Loans is giving away $100,000 in scholarships. Students can get tips and resources on paying for college and enter for a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship award. No purchase or student loan necessary. Enter now at this location.

Now through February 28, 2017, eligible students can enter to win one of the $2,500 scholarships by signing up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college at CollegeCovered.com/Assist. Students can earn up to three additional entries into the Discover Student Loans scholarship sweepstakes when they share the sweepstakes via Facebook, Twitter and/or email and their friend enters via the link in their share.

Winners will be randomly drawn on:
• June 8, 2016
• September 6, 2016
• December 6, 2016
• March 7, 2017

No purchase or student loan is necessary for students to enter or win. For the official rules, visit Scholarship.collegecovered.com/do/rules.


The American Legion Oratorical Contest

This is a competition that people who place in the top percent of get scholarship money. Some of the winners have even gotten up to $25,000 in scholarship money. To learn more about what this is then preview the document here.


The University of Georgia – Office of Admissions 

The University of Georgia is now accepting applications for our most prestigious undergraduate academic scholarships, the Foundation Fellowship and Ramsey Honors Scholarships.  These premier scholarships place an emphasis on developing a community of scholar citizens to be leaders within the global community.

The Foundation Fellowship and Ramsey Honors Scholarship programs at UGA seek students who meet a very high academic threshold, demonstrate an intense intellectual curiosity about the world around them, are leaders in their schools and communities, possess special artistic, or other talents and are committed to sharing their knowledge and gifts to others.

As UGA’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarship, the Foundation Fellowship provides an annual stipend of over $11,000 per year for Georgia residents and nearly $19,000 for nonresidents of Georgia.  The Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship provides nearly $6,000 per year for Georgia Residents and nearly $10,000 per year for nonresidents of Georgia.  Both scholarships provide a wealth of travel, mentorship, and research opportunities through involvement with the UGA Honors Program.

Prior to starting the online scholarship application, students must first apply for admission.  Once the admissions application has been submitted and processed, students will be able to begin the separate scholarship application.  The deadline to complete the application process is November 1, 2016.


B. Davis Scholarship

The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2017. Please visit our website here to read about us and to apply for our scholarship. While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships. Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships. We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success. The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application. The deadline for applications is May 22, 2017
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at awards@studentawardsearch.com


Scholarship List

If you would like a spreadsheet of different scholarships, click here.