Scholarships

Ensworth is committed to helping students identify college scholarship opportunities and compete for available funds. For more information on scholarships available to Ensworth students, see Naviance or visit the College Counseling office.

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  • @15 Scholarship Program

    Best Buy
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $1,000

    This year the Best Buy @15 Scholarship Program will award 1,000 scholarships of $1,000 each to students in grades 9-12 living in the U.S. or Puerto Rico who plan to enter a full-time undergraduate course of study upon high school graduation. We’re looking for folks with solid grades, who are involved in volunteer efforts in their schools and communities, and/or have a work history. Students must be planning to attend a college, university or technical school in the fall immediately following their high school graduation. 9–12th grade students from private, public, alternative or home schools are eligible to apply.
  • 10-Minute Play Contest

    Princeton University
    Website
    Maximum Award: $500

    Any student who is in the eleventh grade this year is eligible for the Princeton Ten-Minute Play Prize. Applicants may only one play, tem pages maximum. Please include your name, address, phone number, and email, and the name, address, phone number, and email of your college counselor. Entries should be emailed to jfonseca@princeton.edu with ten-minute play in the subject line.
  • AABE Scholarship

    American Association of Blacks in Energy
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $3,000

    The American Association of Blacks in Energy is a professional organization of African Americans in the energy industry. Through its Scholarship Program, AABE seeks to help increase the number of African Americans and other misrepresented minorities in energy related fields. By doing so, we help our nation address a critical need and a challenge to our future economic vitality in the world market.
  • Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $1,000

    Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed.
    The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions.
  • ACS Scholars Program

    American Chemical Society
    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $2,500

    The American Chemical Society, the largest membership organization devoted to the study and advancement of a single science, sponsors a scholarship program for qualified applicants who want to enter the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or other chemically related fields such as environmental science, materials science or toxicology. Students interested in two-year college programs for chemical technology may also qualify for scholarships. The program is designed to encourage African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian students to pursue undergraduate college degrees in the chemical sciences and chemical technology.
  • African-American Scholarship

    Tennessee 4-H
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $300
  • American Legacy Scholarship

    American Legion
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: Varies

    Children or legally adopted children or a child of a spouse by a prior marriage or dependent child as defined by the United States Armed Services for active duty personnel of the United States military and National Guard, and military reservists who were federalized and die on active duty on or after September 11, 2001 are eligible. The amount and number of awards depends upon the income derived from the trust.
  • Annual Freedom Essay Scholarship

    Website

    The Freedom Essay Scholarship program is a contest for area high school seniors that picks a topic related to a constitutional or legal issue that is currently facing our country. Students are encouraged to write a one-page essay on that topic. At least three area people (non-club members) judge the essays on a standardized criteria. The winner gets a $3500 scholarship to the college or university of his/her choice. Three runner’s up are also chose and receive $2,000 scholarships to the institution of higher learning of their respective choices as well.
  • Anthem Essay Contest

    The Ayn Rand Institute
    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $2,000

    Entrant must be in the eighth, ninth or tenth grade. Essays will be judged on both style and content. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate, and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic and psychological meaning of Anthem.
  • Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship

    Sons of the American Revolution
    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $8,000
  • ATHENA

    Nashville Cable
    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $5,000

    Two scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who live in or attend schools located in Davidson and contiguous counties. The winning award will be for $5,000, with the runner-up receiving $2,500. Scholarship recipients will be introduced on stage and awards presented at the ATHENA Award program on March 23, 2009, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

    The Ayn Rand Institute
    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $10,000

    The winning applicant will be judged on both style and content. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Atlas Shrugged. Essay submissions are evaluated in a fair and unbiased four-round judging process. Judges are individually selected by the Ayn Rand Institute based on a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Ayn Rand’s works. To ensure the anonymity of our participants, essay cover sheets are removed after the first round. Winners’ names are unknown to judges until after essays have been ranked and the contest results finalized. The Ayn Rand Institute checks essays with Ithenticate plagiarism detection software.
  • Barbara O'Neal Memorial Scholarship

    Tennessee 4-H
    Official website
    Maximum Award: $500
  • Bellevue Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship

    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $1,000

    The Bellevue Volunteer Fire Fund awards 8 scholarship in the amount of $1,000 per year. These awards are for students who will attend any accredited college or university in the United States on a full-time basis. Eligible to apply for these awards are high school seniors who live in the old Bellevue Volunteer Fire District or are descendants of Bellevue Volunteer Fire Department Active or Lifetime members from 1973-1989.
  • Bishop Joseph B. Bethea Scholarship

    The United Methodist Church
    Official Website

    Undergraduate scholarship for African American students. Applicant must be a member of the Southeastern Jurisdiction Black Methodists for Church Renewal (SEJBMCR); citizen or permanent resident of the US; GPA of 2.8+; and demonstrate financial need.
  • Black Note Smoke-Free Scholarship

    Website

    From really bad breath to even worse health woes, smoking traditional cigarettes can be one nasty habit. But it’s not a habit that’s easy to break. That’s where you come in.
    Black Note is looking to award a $2,000 scholarship to each student that shares innovative, ingenious or just plain good ideas on ways to help smokers put down cigarettes and join the world’s smoke-free movement.
    We’re doing our part with a mission of helping to create a smoke-free world by providing the most authentic and enjoyable alternative to smoking. Your own smoke-free world idea can certainly include the mention of vaping and e-cigarettes, but it doesn’t have to. Feel free to engage your brain in some creative thinking that goes far outside the (cigarette) box.
    To be eligible for a scholarship opportunity, you must meet the lineup of requirements, complete an online application, and submit an essay discussing your smoke-free world ideas.
  • BMI Student Composer Awards

    BMI Foundation, Inc.
    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $5,000

    At a meeting in Chicago in June 1951, a group of composers and educators was invited by BMI to devise a plan to encourage and aid young composers. The result was BMI Student Composer Awards, which has won the national support of major American and international educational and musical figures. Awards are to be made for compositions, vocal, instrumental or electronic (or any combination thereof), submitted by students actively engaged in the study of music.
  • Burger King Scholars Program

    Burger King
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $1,000

    Applicants must be high school seniors who maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, work part-time an average of 10 hours per week, 40 weeks per year, demonstrate participation in community service and/or co-curricular activities, and demonstrate financial need.
  • Charline H. Powell Scholarship

    Tennessee 4-H
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $1,000
  • CIA Undergraduate Scholar Program

    Central Intelligence Agency
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $18,000 +

    The Undergraduate Scholar Program was developed, in part, to assist minority and disabled students, but application is open to all students who meet the requirements. The program offers unmatched experience. You'll complete work sessions during each summer break, increasing your knowledge and job responsibilities while assisting intelligence professionals and applying your academic skills. Once selected, you will be given an annual salary; a benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, and retirement; and up to $18,000 per calendar year for tuition, mandatory fees, books and supplies. You'll be required to work at an Agency facility during summer breaks and to maintain full-time college status during the school year with a minimum cumulative 3.0/4.0 GPA.We will pay the cost of transportation between school and the Washington, DC area each summer and provide a housing allowance.
  • Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $5,000

    Rewards leadership and excellence as exemplified through academic achievement and extracurricular activities, including a commitment to community service. Available beginning in September as an electronic, online application.
  • Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Scholarships

    Website
    Maximum Award: $2,500

    The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's Scholarship Program is made up of 38 different scholarship funds established by individuals, firms or organizations wanting to assist individuals in furthering their educations. Students apply to the program and, if eligible, can be awarded grants from one or more of these different funds.
  • Coolidge Scholarship

    Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation
    Official Website

    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.
  • Do Something Awards

    Do Something
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $5,000

    Since 1996, Do Something has honored the nation’s finest young world-changers. Do Something Award Winners represent the best in their field or issue and are rewarded with a huge community grant, participation in a special award ceremony, media coverage, and continued support from Do Something.
  • Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobb Pittenger American History Scholarship

    Daughters of the American Revolution
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $2,000

    The Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school students who will pursue an undergraduate degree with a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American History and American Government. This award is intended to promote the study of our country's history among our finest students.
  • Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Jr. Scholarship

    Washington University in St. Louis
    Maximum Award: varies

    The Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Jr. Scholarship will provide a graduate of Ensworth High School with up to full tuition, fees, and room and board. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years as long as the recipient is making progress toward a degree. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement, leadership in school and community activities, and financial need. In addition to the application for the Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Jr. Scholarship, students who wish to be considered should submit applications for admission and need-based financial assistance to Washington University. Applications for the scholarship are available in the Ensworth College Counseling Office. Applications for admission and financial assistance are due January 15, 2010. The Frist Scholarship Application is due no later than January 15, 2010.
  • Eagle Scout of the Year

    American Legion
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $10,000

    The Scout who best meets the qualifications outlined in the Nomination Application will be selected as the 2008 American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year by the National Americanism Commission. The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year will join the Youth Champion delegation and participate in the 90th Annual National Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, August 22-26, 2008.
  • Earl Knepp Agricultural Scholarship

    Tennessee 4-H
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $600
  • Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting Scholarship

    The Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting
    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $1,000

    The Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting offers two scholarships. The recipient for first place will receive $1,000 and the runner up will receive $500 upon acceptance to a four year accredited college or university. The candidates are evaluated on their involvement in their church, school, community, scholastic achievements, and Scouting.
  • Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship

    Life Reimagined Ventures
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $500

    The Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship exists to move the tech industry in the right direction by empowering the next generation of extraordinary women leaders.
  • Elizabeth Buford Shepherd Scholarship

    The Shepherd Scholarship Foundation was established in 1956 under the will of Mrs. Elizabeth Buford Shepherd and has aided many full-time students attending accredited colleges since its beginning.  There are many applications each year, and a qualified committee carefully reviews each application and considers such factors as academic achievements and extra-curricular activities in high school and financial need.
  • Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

    Elks National Foundation
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $15,000

    500 four-year scholarships, ranging from $1,000 per year to $15,000 per year, for graduating high school seniors based on financial need, leadership and scholarship.
  • Ethnic Minority Scholarship

    The United Methodist Church
    Official Website

    Undergraduate award for Native American, Asian, African American, Hispanic, or Pacific Islander ethnic groups. Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5+; citizen of permanent resident of the US; full and active member of the UMC for at least one year.
  • Farm Credit Services of Mid-America 4-H Scholarship

    Tennessee 4-H
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $1,000
  • First Freedom Student Competition

    First Freedom Center
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $3,000

    The right to religious freedom is set forth in constitutional and international human rights law. Today's youth play an important role in upholding and strengthening this liberty; therefore, the First Freedom Student Competition has been developed to: help high-school students better understand religious freedom - its history and current significance; encourage high-school students to explore their individual and civic rights to and responsibilities for religious freedom; engage high-school teachers and students in the study of American history and the First Amendment; and challenge high-school students to strengthen their analytic writing skills.
  • Gates Millennium Scholars Program

    Official Website
    Maximum Award: determined by GMS based on financial need

    The increasing diversity of our society reminds us that all of America's citizens must have access to higher education if our nation is to sustain and advance itself as a global, competitive democracy in the new millennium. The future of our economy and quality of life depend upon the preparation of a diverse cadre of leaders who can help build a stronger society. These potential leaders, especially those drawn from groups that have traditionally and historically been denied access to higher education, require the necessary support and opportunities to earn and complete a college education.
  • George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

    Sons of the American Revolution
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $2,000

    The contest is for an original researched and proven topic written in English. The topic of the essay shall deal with: an even, person, philosophy, or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. Students must source at least 5 references with the minimum of three being published book sources to allow for verification of sources if necessary. References from encyclopedias or internet sires will be accepted, but are not considered as part of the three published book sources.
  • Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition

    The Glenn Miller Birthplace Society
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $4,000

    In 1976, a group of Clarinda citizens interested in Glenn Miller and his music decided that one way to honor this musical leader of the past would be to seek out and encourage potential musical leaders of the future. It is not the purpose of this competition to select Glenn Miller look-alikes or sound-alikes, nor is it limited to pop music performance. Rather, in honoring Glenn, we wish to seek out and assist promising young talents in any field of applied music who may be leaders of tomorrow.
  • Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $2,000

    The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes honors outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive difference to people and out planet. Their leadership and courage make them true heroes--and inspirations to us all. Each year, the Barron Prize selects ten winners nationwide. Half of the winners have focused on helping their communities and fellow beings; half have focused on protecting the health and sustainability of the environment.
  • Hadden Scholarship

    Youth Foundation
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $4,000

    Youth Foundation's basic objective is the awarding of Hadden Scholarships to exceptionally worthy, financially needy, secondary school seniors for their undergraduate college education. Youth Foundation encourages young people to establish permanent attitudes of self-reliance, confidence, self-discipline, responsibility, volunteerism, and exemplary character thereby benefiting their own lives, and more importantly, the lives of others.
  • Holocaust Remembrance Project Essay Contest

    Holland+Knight Charitable Foundation, Inc.
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $5,000

    Students responding to this year's writing contest should study the Holocaust and then, in an essay of no more than 1,200 words: (a) analyze why it is so vital that the remembrance, history and lessons of the Holocaust be passed to a new generation; and (b) suggest what they, as students, can do to combat and prevent prejudice, discrimination and violence in our world today. Each of the 10 First-Place Winners will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC to visit the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and other historic sites with teachers and Holocaust survivors.
  • Horatio Alger Scholarship Program

    Horatio Alger Association
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $20,000

    As one of the nation's largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is the only major scholarship effort that specifically assists high school students who have face and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many aid programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger program also seeks students who have a commitment to use their college degrees in service to others.
  • Ina Fusion Memorial Scholarship

    Brentwood Woman's Club
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $1,000

    Any female high school student residing within the city limits of Brentwood is eligible to apply. She must be planning to enroll in an accredited college or university within the boundaries of the United States. Awards are made based on financial need, academic record, and references.
  • Intel Science Talent Search

    Society for Science & the Public
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $25,000

    The Science Talent Search is America's oldest and most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. Since 1942, first in partnership with Westinghouse and since 1998 with Intel, the competition has provided a nation stage for America's best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists.
  • Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $7,500

    Through its Education and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $7,500 annually to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.
  • Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest

    Sons of the American Revolution
    Official Website
    Deadline: June 8, 2014 (National deadline, contact local chapter for their deadline)
    Maximum Award: $3,000

    Purpose of the National Contest * To bring American History to the high school student and focus on event of today. * To draw an intelligent relationship between the past and the present. * To clearly demonstrate freedom of opportunity as a basic right of our national heritage. * To place a positive emphasis on the plans of our founding fathers. * To emphasize justice under law in the free society. * To illustrate how the Revolutionary War influenced our freedom of expression. Student must give a speech between 5 & 6 minutes that deals with an event, personality, or document pertaining to the Revolutionary War and show a relationship to America today.
  • Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship

    Kohl's
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $5,000

    Through the Kohl’s Kids Who Care program, parents, educators and community members nominate kids ages 6 through 18 who volunteer in their community to be recognized by Kohl’s for their efforts.
  • Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship

    Daughters of the American Revolution
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $2,000

    The Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship awarded for up to four years to well qualified, deserving sons and daughters of members of the NSDAR for four years of college. Outstanding recipients pursuing graduate study may reapply each year for an additional period of up to four years of study. DAR Member Number of mother, who is a current dues paying member, must be on the application.
  • Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship

    Daughters of the American Revolution
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $1,000

    The Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship is awarded to students who are accepted or enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. Applicants must be members, descendants of members or be eligible for membership in NSDAR. DAR Member Number must be on the Application.
  • Mary Basinger Elliott Memorial Scholarship

    Tennessee 4-H
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $1,500
  • Minority Teaching Fellows Program

    Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation
    Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $5,000

    The Minority Teaching Fellows Program offers a $5,000 per year scholarship designed for students desiring to enter the teaching field following graduation. The program requires students to teach in a Tennessee Pre K-12 public school for the number of years they received the award.  In other words, if the service obligation is not satisfied, the student will be required to repay the scholarship.
  • NAMEPA Scholarship

    National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates
    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $1,000

    NAMEPA offers both national and regional scholarships for African American, Latino, and American Indian students who have demonstrated potential and interest in pursuing an undergraduate degree in engineering. This year, we are offering scholarships under two categories: the Beginning Freshmen and Transfer Engineering Student Awards.
  • National Co-op Scholarship Program

    National Commission for Cooperative Education
    Website
    Maximum Award: $6,000

    The National Commission for Cooperative Education, on behalf of the eight NCCE Partner Colleges and Universities, is pleased to announce and sponsor its Eighth Annual National Co-op Scholarship Program. As the largest independently sponsored merit co-op scholarship program in the United States, the National Commission will award 170 merit co-op scholarships of $6,000 each, for a total renewable value of $4,200,000. These merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and transfer students who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of our Partner Colleges and Universities
  • National Peace Essay Contest

    United States Institute of Peace
    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $10,000

    The United States depends on knowledgeable and thoughtful student--the next generation of leaders--to build peace with freedom and justice among nations and peoples. In the belief that questions about peace, justice, freedom, and security are vital to civic education, the United States Institute of Peace established the National Peace Essay Contest to expand education opportunities for young Americans.
  • National President's Scholarship

    American Legion Auxiliary
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $2,500

    The National President's scholarships are awarded to children of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during the eligibility dates for The American Legion. One $2,500 scholarship, one $2,000 scholarship, and one $1,000 in scholarship money will be awarded in each division. Ten outstanding students will be awarded a total of $27,500 to further their higher education. The applicant must complete fifty (50) hours of community service during his/her high school years to be eligible for one of these scholarships.
  • Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship

    Daughters of the American Revolution
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $1,000

    The Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship is awarded to students who are in financial need and have been accepted or are attending an accredited school of occupational therapy (including art, music, or physical therapy).
  • PAS Armand Zildjian Percussion Scholarship

    Percussive Arts Society
    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $2,000

    As a charter member of the Percussive Arts Society and a 16-year Trustee of Berklee College, Armand Zildjian sought to create more learning opportunities for today's musicians in both contemporary and classical music. The PAS Armand Zildjian Percussion Scholarship is one step in fulfilling that quest. This annual $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student percussionist enrolled in an accredited college or university school of music.
  • PAS Hudson Music Drumset Scholarship

    Percussive Arts Society
    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $1,000

    Established by Hudson Music in 2006, the PAS Hudson Music Drumset Scholarship continues the company's commitment to music education and to the support of student drummers. Funding is provided through proceeds from sales of Hudson Music's "Classic Jazz" series DVDs. This annual $1,000 college scholarship is awarded to a full-time student registered in an accredited college or university school of music during the academic year.
  • PAS/Remo, Inc. Fred Hoey Memorial Scholarship

    Percussive Arts Society
    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $1,000

    Fred Hoey had an illustrious career in the field of music as an author, clinician, and percussion industry innovator. He was a charter member of the Percussive Arts Sociaty and an educator whose influence on percussionists continues with the PAS Fred Hoey Memorial Scholarship. This annual $1,000 scholarship is awarded to an incoming college freshman percussionist enrolled in the School of Music at an accredited college or university.
  • PAS/Yamaha Terry Gibbs Vibraphone Scholarship

    Percussive Arts Society
    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $1,000

    The PAS/Yamaha Terry Gibbs Vibraphone Scholarship was established in 2005 in honor of legendary jazz vibraphonist Terry Gibbs. Gibbs is recognized as one of the best ever to grace the genre of bop, having played with artists such as Buddy Rich, Benny Goodman, Charlie Parker and Dizzie Gillespie, and leading his own critically acclaimed big band, The Dream Band. Funded by Yamaha, the $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a full-time student registered in an accredited college or university school of music for the following academic year. The student must also be a member of PAS.
  • PPS Scholarship

    Perennial Plant Society of Middle Tennessee
    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $1,500

    The Perennial Plant Society of Middle Tennessee is proud to offer two scholarships to college students studying horticulture or a related subject area.  Students enrolled in two or four year programs are eligible to apply.  Students should have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Princeton Prize in Race Relations

    Princeton University
    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $1,000

    In order to recognize, support, and encourage the young people of our country who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the cause of positive race relations, Princeton University annually sponsors an awards program for high school students--the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. Princeton and its alumni recognize that the issue of race relations continues to be one of the most urgent and important challenges facing our country. The Princeton Prize in Race Relations was created to identify and commend young people who are working to increase understanding and mutual respect among all races. Through this effort, we hope to inspire others to join in these or similar efforts, and to undertake initiatives of their own.
  • Profile in Courage Essay Contest

    John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $10,000

    The Profile in Courage Essay Contest invites high school students to consider the concept of political courage by writing an essay on a U.S. official who has chosen to do what is right, rather than what is expedient. A “Profile in Courage” essay is a carefully researched recounting of a story: the story of how an elected official risked his or her career to take a stand based on moral principles.
  • Prudential Spirit of Community

    Prudential Financial
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $5,000

    The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor young people in middle level and high school grades for outstanding volunteer service to their communities. Created in 1995 by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the awards constitute the United States' largest youth recognition program based solely on volunteering. Over the past 13 years, the program has honored more than 80,000 young volunteers at the local, state, and national level.
  • Rev. Dr. Karen Layman Gift of Hope

    The United Methodist Church
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $1,000

    $1000 undergraduate award for applicants who have been active and full members of the UMC for at least 3 years prior to application; must demonstrate strong leadership in the UMC; citizen or permanent resident of the US; GPA of 3.0+.
  • Ron Brown Scholar Program

    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $10,000

    The Ron Brown Scholar Program is a national program that awards scholarships to academically talented, highly motivated African American high school seniors who intend to pursue undergraduate degrees full-time. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. The Program honors the late Ronald H. Brown, Secretary of Commerce during the Clinton administration. These scholarships are reserved for exceptional individuals who share Brown's traits of excellence, leadership, commitment to public service and a desire to make a difference. In addition, applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • SAE Engineering Scholarships

    Society of Automotive Engineers
    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $10,000

    In recognition of the important contributions made by engineers in improving the quality of our lives, particularly those related to mobility, the SAE International is proud to be able to offer a number of scholarships to qualified students who are interested in the study of engineering and the related sciences. These scholarships are made possible by the support of corporate and academic communities.
  • Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship

    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $15,000

    Since 2006, the Scarlett Family Foundation has awarded over $720,000 in college scholarships to middle Tennessee students in pursuit of a business degree. These students are attending both public and private colleges and universities throughout the United States.
  • Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest

    Penguin Group
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $1,000

    Signet Classics is proud to host its annual Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest, in which five high school juniors or seniors can each win a $1,000 scholarship award to be used toward their higher education plus a Signet Classics library for their school. Students enter by writing an essay on one of five topics posed for this year's competition book.
  • Spirit of Youth Scholarship

    American Legion Auxiliary
    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $1,000

    One Junior member in each division will receive a scholarship valued at $1,000 per year for four years (total $4,000). The applicant must have held membership in the American Legion Auxiliary for the immediate past three years, currently hold a 2008 membership card, and continue to maintain her membership throughout the four-year scholarship period.
  • Spokeo Connections Scholarship

    Website
    Max Award: $1,000

    Spokeo is proud to bring back our scholarship for another semester, and we're excited to award our fourth winner for Fall 2015. Our scholarship is open to undergraduates, graduates, and high school seniors who submit the best essay addressing one of three prompts.
  • Stop Texting and Driving Scholarship

    Website

    Create a 30 to 60 second video on YouTube that convinces us that you will not text and drive. Craft your video so that your story convinces others to not text and drive. See the full contest details here.
  • Tennessee DAR Scholarship

    Daughters of the American Revolution
    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $2,500

    The TSDAR Scholarship applicant must be a US citizen and a current resident of Tennessee who will be entering his or her freshman year in an accredited college/university granting a degree. This may be a nursing school or junior college, but not a vocational school. Each applicant is required to write an essay of 150 to 300 words, double-spaced, entitled "My Chosen Profession: My Preparaion, My Immediate Need, My Hope."
  • Tennessee Lottery Scholarships

    Visit the official website for more information on Tennessee lottery scholarships.
  • Tennessee Rural Health Nursing Scholarship

    Tennessee 4-H
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $1,000
  • Tennessee Senate Youth Program

    William Randolph Hearst Foundation
    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $5,000

    The United States Senate Youth Program brings the highest-level officials from each branch of government together with a competitively selected group of high-school students--two high school juniors or seniors from each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity--during a week-long educational immersion program held in Washington, D.C.
  • TFGA Mary B. Cooper Scholarship

    Tennessee 4-H
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $300
  • The Bronfman Fellowship

    Website

    The Bronfman Fellowship is a vibrant network of 1,100+ young Jews from Israel and North America that includes some of today’s most inspiring Jewish writers, thinkers and leaders. The Fellowship taps future influencers at a formative point in their lives and immerse them in an intensive exploration of Jewish text study, pluralism and social responsibility.
  • The Fountainhead Essay Contest

    The Ayn Rand Institute
    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $10,000

    Entrant must be in the eleventh or twelfth grade. Essays will be judged on both style and content. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate, and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic and psychological meaning of The Fountainhead.
  • The Legacy Awards

    Elks National Foundation
    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $1,000

    The ENF Legacy Awards scholarship contest awards four-year, scholarships to children and grandchildren of Elk members who are high school seniors, going on to college and exhibit the core values of the Elks National Foundation: Knowledge, Charity, Community and Integrity. The ENF will award up to 500 Legacy Awards to be used during the 2008-09 academic year.
  • Two Ten Scholarships

    210 Footwear Foundation
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $15,000

    Two Ten offers scholarships to students affiliated with the footwear or allied industries. Scholarship awards are based on academic record, personal promise, character and financial need and are offered to full and part-time students.
  • UT Alumni Excellence Scholarship

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $1,500

    This newly established scholarship will be awarded for the first time during the fall 2008-spring 2009 undergraduate admissions process. This $6000 ($1500 per year) award was created to provide funding for academically talented students with financial need who fall outside of the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s current guaranteed scholarship program limits.
  • VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship

    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $5,000

    The VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship program provides a $5,000 award to an outstanding scout who is the recipient of a Boy Scout Eagle Award, a Venture Scouting Silver Award, or a Sea Scout Quartermaster Award.
  • Voice of Democracy

    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Official Website
    Maximum Award: $30,000

    Created in 1947, the Voice of Democracy scholarship program is an audio-essay contest for high school students in grades 9-12 that annually provides more than $3 million in scholarships. The first-place winner, who competes with all the first-place VFW department winners, receives a $30,000 scholarship. Each department's first-place winner also receives an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC.
  • We the Living Essay Contest

    The Ayn Rand Institute
    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $3,000

    Essays will be judged on both style and content. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of We the Living. Essay submissions are evaluated in a fair and unbiased four-round judging process. Judges are individually selected by the Ayn Rand Institute based on a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Ayn Rand’s works. To ensure the anonymity of our participants, essay cover sheets are removed after the first round. Winners’ names are unknown to judges until after essays have been ranked and the contest results finalized. The Ayn Rand Institute checks essays with Ithenticate plagiarism detection software.
  • Women's Economic Council Foundation Scholarship

    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $1,000

    The Foundation and Council recognize that by continuing their education, women increase their earnings potential. To supports these educational efforts, the Foundation is pleased to offer six $1,000.00 scholarships to Tennessee women and girls who are making a commitment to improving their economic autonomy. Three scholarships will be awarded to graduating senior high-school girls, including one who has received the Girl Scout Gold Award, and three will be awarded to non-traditional students who are returning to college after a five-year break. In addition to academic achievement and financial need, the Foundation will consider leadership and participation in community activities in selecting the recipients.
  • Young Entrepreneur Awards

    National Federation of Independent Business
    Official Website :: Email
    Maximum Award: $10,000

    The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are non-renewable scholarships created to recognize young people who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative. The NFIB Young Entrepreneur program was established to raise awareness among the nation's youth of the critical role that private enterprise and entrepreneurship play in the building of America. All applicants must be nominated by a dues-paying member of NFIB.