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2 Year College Scholarship Applications/Deadlines

Pellissippi State- varies CLICK HERE

Northeast State- 3/1 CLICK HERE

Roane State-opens 3/1 CLICK HERE

Walter's State= 2/1 CLICK HERE

January Scholarships

Next Young Leaders Scholarship Program- $20,000 Deadline: 1/30/2023 High School Juniors

One $20,000 scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding individual who exemplifies the qualities of leadership and academic excellence. Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students based out of the U.S. Each awardee will be paired up with a mentor who will work with them over the course of their senior year. Awardees and runners-up will also have the opportunity to work with a college student who will help navigate the entirety of the college process. Must plan to pursue a college education after their last year of high school.   To Apply CLICK HERE


DAR Scholarships- Various awards worth variou amounts Deadline: 1/31/2023 High school seniors and college students

 Each year DAR awards multiple scholarships for students showing dedication to the pursuit of higher education in diverse areas of study including history, economics, law, political science, medicine, nursing, occupational and physical therapy, elementary and secondary education, chemistry, math, science, and English. To Apply CLICK HERE

I Have A Dream- $1,500 Deadline: 1/31/2023 High school students and college students

Answer the prompt in 250 words or less: 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? To Apply CLICK HERE

February Scholarships

East Tennessee Foundation Scholarships- Various awards worth various amounts Deadline: 2/1/2023 High school seniors and college students

Scholarship requirements vary from financial need to scholastic achievement. These scholarships are also based on where you live, but scholarships are available in all 4 of our counties served. Other scholarships are based on extracurricular activities or those who may not display the highest scholastic rankings but still possess great potential and motivation, or those pursuing a specific field of study. Several require extra components to the application so begin filling these out early.  To Apply CLICK HERE

Association for Women In Mathematics Essay Contest Various Awards Deadline:2/1/2023 Middle (6th-8th), High School (9th-12th), and current college students are eligible. Males and Females may apply to this scholarship but must interview a woman working in a mathematics field.

Must write a biographical essay (500-1,000 words) based primarily on an interview you conduct with a woman currently working in or retired from a mathematical career. Also include a short (100 words) informational sketch about yourself. View website for details. To Apply CLICK HERE

The Chistopher's Poster Contest Various Amounts: $1,000, $500, $250, $100 Deadline:2/16/2023 Middle (6th-8th) and High School (9th-12th) students are eligible.

Make a poster that includes the following statement: You Can Make A Difference and illustrate that idea. To Apply CLICK HERE

Population Education Video Scholarship Various Amounts: $1,200, $600, $300 Deadline:2/22/2023 All high school, undergraduate and graduate college students are eligible.

Explain how populations growth impacts one of the following global topics and offer an idea for a sustainable solution: Climate Change, Gender Equality, or Waste. To Apply CLICK HERE

Coolidge Scholars- Full ride to the college of your choice  Deadline: 2/23/2023 High school Juniors

There are a few essay questions about Calvin Coolidge and his autobiography. You must also submit recommendation letters, grades etc. To Apply CLICK HERE

Sweet and Simple- $1,500 Deadline: 2/28/2023 High school students and college students

Answer the prompt in 250 words or less: 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.  To Apply CLICK HERE

Quarterly Scholarships

Because College is Expensive $500 Deadline:9/30/2022 high school juniors and seniors and college students are eligible

Fill out a short form. (This scholarship is offered quarterly at the end of the following months- March, June, September and December). To Apply CLICK HERE

Too Cool to Pay for School $1,000 Deadline:9/30/2022 All high school, undergraduate and graduate college students are eligible

Fill out a short form. (This scholarship is offered quarterly at the end of the following months- March, June, September and December).  To Apply CLICK HERE

Monthly Scholarships

Employment BOOST College Scholarship- $1,000 Deadline: Rolling Basis  High School Seniors and College Students    

Those applying must have a 3.6 GPA or better. High school students must include a college acceptance letter, one letter of reference, and submit a short essay. Essay topic is dependent on type of major you plan on pursuing. 


Smarter College Scholarship- $2,500 Deadline: Rolling Basis  College Students    

Must be a college student. Only need to answer a few short questions. Deadline is at the end of each month. 


Courage To Grow- $500 Deadline: Rolling Basis Junior or Senior in High School and College Students with a 2.5 GPA or above

Submit contact information and explain in 250 words or less on why you believe you should be awarded this scholarship.


Local Scholarships

Highland Telephone Coop Scholarship- $1,000 Deadline: March 31st by 5 p.m. - must be turned into the Sunbright office. High School Seniors

Submit a 500 word, double-spaced essay on the following topic:

How Broadband Encourages Educational Opportunities and Economic Development in Rural Areas. Will need proof of acceptance/enrollment. Awards will be announced April 15th. Funds go directly to the recipient. You may see your guidance counselor or call the Highland Telephone Coop for more information. 


Rex Hitchcock Memorial Scholarship- $2,000 Deadline: March 31st by 5 p.m. - must be turned into the Sunbright office. High School Seniors

Fill out and turn in the scholarship application along with the reference letter to your local One Bank Branch. 


Helpful Websites

FASTWEB Click Here -Fastweb allows you to search for scholarships. internships, and more.


UNIGO Click Here- UNIGO has multiple ways to search for scholarships and explore various colleges 

Learn To Become- Click Here - Interactive guide that helps you learn about career paths associated with various careers and understand what it takes to get the career from picking the college/classes to climbing the company ladder.

College Students wishing to STUDY ABROAD.
$1,000 and a travel backpack.

Click Here to Apply

If you received TSAA $$ you will want to complete it ASAP so you can get that same $$ this next year. It is first come, first serve based on when the FAFSA is completed!
Click Here to start your FAFSA. (Oct. 1st for next year, but if you need to complete to attend Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 you may complete 22-23 FAFSA year).

Repayments will start after December 31, 2022  
Cick Here for Loan Repayment Video
 Click Here  for Loan Information During COVID webpage.


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