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Greeneville High School Guidance Department

Office Phone 423-787-8033  Fax 423-787-0837


Welcome to the Greeneville High School Guidance Department's website.  

Students who need to speak with their counselor should sign up on the appropriate clipboard in the Guidance Office.  Counselors will call the student from class as soon as time permits.  If a student has an emergency, please let Mrs. Thompson know and a counselor will see you immediately.



Counselor:   Amy Wagner - Students with last name A-G

Counselor:  Amanda Livesay - Students with last name H-N

Counselor:  Phillip Wright - Students with last name O-Z

Registrar:    Stella Hunter

Secretary:   Karen Thompson 




Guidance Office Services

Every counselor and support staff member in the guidance office is dedicated to student success in high school and beyond.  We encourage students, parents and school staff to utilize the services of this office to ensure this success.

Student services

  • counsel students about a variety of subjects including academic, social, and home situations, and personal problems.
  • facilitate conflict mediations between students.
  • intervene when a student has a crisis or emergency.
  • talk about college/career planning
  • provide means and help in registering for SAT and ACT.
  • register students for classes
  • change class schedules when needed 
  • provide scholarship information
  • provide enrichment opportunity information

Parent services

  • talk to parents about student behavior, home problems, academic plans, classroom issues, alternative education options, and post-secondary education.
  • set up meetings between teachers and parents to work on resolving problems.
  • participate in meetings for all of our special education students.
  • refer parents to resources in the community that can meet the needs of their family.

Teacher Services

  • consult with teachers regarding student behavior and achievement.
  • facilitate private meetings between teachers, parents and students.

Other Services

  • keep records of all student credit requirements for graduation
  • plan and attend Brown Bag Lunches for each grade level
  • attend Financial Aid Night
  • accompany seniors to College Fair
  • Interpret tests including PLAN, PSAT
  • meet and consult with administration about students, policies and alternative education.
  • write letters of recommendation for seniors
  • provide transcripts for college and employment
  • mail grade cards every 9 weeks





Scholarships on this page are listed in the order they have been received in the Guidance Office with the newest entries listed first. Deadline dates are given if they have been provided with the information. Where applicable, links to online applications and information will follow scholarship description. Scholarship entries will be deleted from the list as the deadlines pass. Deadlines will also be posted on the guidance calendar. All scholarship information and applications are available in the guidance office Scholarship Box.

**NOTE  There is no need to pay for College Financial Aid Assistance.  You can obtain scholarship and financial aid information from you high school counselor or from the colleges that you are looking to attend.  In general, if you are asked to pay for assistance or a potential scholarship requires a fee to apply, you should do some in depth investigation. **



 Fannye M. Jones African American Scholarship is offered to African-American graduating seniors from the Greene County/Greeneville City School systems who wish to pursue a post-secondary education.  This is a $5,000 award.  Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA and provide all the requested documents.  Finalist will be interviewed.  Applications are in the guidance office and all materials must be post marked by April 14, 2017.

The Susan Roark Ramsey Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to a Greeneville or Greene County High School graduating senior who plans to attend ETSU in the fall and major in a program of study in the Clemmer College of Education.  Applicants must have at least a 2.8 GPA and a 21 composite ACT score.  All applications materials must be submitted to the ETSU Clemmer College of Education by April 15, 2017



The Greeneville Exchange Club High Felts Memorial Community Service Scholarship provides two scholarships each year to graduating seniors from the Greeneville/Greene County area.  Each scholarship pays $1,000 per year for four years.  Applicants must demonstrate high academic performance and outstanding community service. Applications are in the counseling office. Completed applications must reach the Exchange Club no later than April 13, 2017.




The East Tennessee Engineering Association Council is offering the ETEAC Scholarship to seniors planning on pursuing an engineering degree.  One to four one-time scholarships are typically awarded each year ranging in amounts from $1,000 to $2,000.  Applications can be picked up in the guidance office and must be submitted by March 24, 2017.



The Greeneville/Greene County Retired Teachers Association Scholarships are awarded each year to local graduating seniors who plan to become teachers.  In addition to pursuing the major in education, applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or better and an ACT of at least 21.  Applications must be submitted by April 7, 2017.




The Shepherd Scholarship Foundation is offering a scholarship to a senior who is in the top 10% of their class, has financial need, and has been actively involved in high school extra-curricular activities. Applicants must complete an online application and upload requested documents by May 1, 2017.  Application link click here



The Kiwanis Club of Greeneville is offering the Haskell Wells and Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship to seniors who will be pursuing a program of higher education after high school and are residents of Greene County.  Multiple scholarships will be awarded ranging from $500 to $1500. Selected applicants will be called for a short interview.  Applications are in the guidance office and must be received by the committee by 5PM on March 31, 2017.




The Greeneville Optimist Club will be awarding the Donaldean Renner Scholarship to two graduating seniors in Greeneville or Greene County. Applications along with supporting materials must be submitted no later than May 20, 2017.


The QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship provides awards that equip outstanding low-income high school juniors with the knowledge necessary to compete for admission to top ranked colleges.  If you are a high school junior with a strong academic record and an annual family income of less than $65,000, you are encouraged to apply.  Applications should be submitted online at by March 22, 2017.

The Lowland Credit Union Scholarship program offers five $1000 scholarships.  Applicants must be a member of Lowland Credit Union.  If you are not presently a member you are encouraged to join. For the scholarship you will be required to complete an essay, submit a transcript, list community/school activities and provide two letters of recommendation.   Applications, along with supporting materials, must be submitted by March 17, 2017.



The Greene County Democratic Women's Club awards the $500 Leora Bullen Scholarship to a qualifying Greeneville/Greene County senior. Applicants must be a Democrat and/or have Democratic family ties and submit a brief essay explaining your understanding of the principles and beliefs of the Democratic Party and why you support the party.  Applications are in the guidance office and applications and essays must be submitted no later than March 14, 2017.




The Carrie McGaughey Clemmens DAR Scholarship is open to all Greeneville/Greene County seniors who will be attending Tusculum College in the fall.  Preference is given to relatives of members of the Nolachuckey Chapter of the DAR.  This is a $250 award. Applications are available in guidance and are due to Carolyn Gregg by March 15, 2017.



The Mary Hurley Wells Memorial Scholarship is a $500 award sponsored by the Nolachuckey Chapter of the DAR and is open to Greeneville and Greene County seniors who will be continuing their education at a college, university, or technical school.  Applications can be picked up in the guidance office and must be submitted to the DAR by March 15, 2017.




Loyal Order of Moose Scholarship applications are now available in the guidance office.  Greeneville Moose Lodge 692 awards one $1,000 scholarship to a senior at each of the five area high schools.  Scholarships are awarded based upon financial need, ACT score, GPA, civic and extracurricular activities.  Completing one application will allow you to be considered in all applicable categories.  Applications must be returned to the Moose Lodge by April 15, 2017.



The Ned McWherter Scholars Program is intended to encourage academically gifted Tennessee seniors to attend college in Tennessee by offering a $6,000 per year award.  To be eligible you must have a 3.5 GPA and a minimum ACT of 29 or equivalent SAT score.  You must apply online.  Applications and supporting materials must be received at TSAC by February 15, 2017.


Trinity United Methodist Church is offering the Buel and Mildred Brooks Scholarship.  You do not have to be a member of the church to apply.  The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to students who will be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate during 2017-2018 at a college, university, technical school or trade school and are residents of Greene County.  The committee places emphasis on applicants who score well in areas of church, community, and school involvement.  Fully completed applications must be received in the office of Trinity United Methodist Church by 4PM on February 23, 2017.  Applications must be filled out online at this link according to the instructions and then printed.


 The Youth Builders Scholarship is a $1,000 award given to three high school seniors from a Greeneville/Greene County school.  Applicants will be judged on honors and awards, leadership, community service, extracurricular activities, academic rigor and performance, financial need and an essay.  Applications and all requested materials must be postmarked by April 10, 2017.  Applications are available in the GHS guidance office.



Walters State Community College offers many types of scholarships for students. A committee comprised of faculty, administration, and students select all recipients. This process gives consideration to high school GPA, ACT scores, post-secondary GPA and other demographic information such as county of residency, program of study, and availability of funds. To apply go to   Financial Aid--Types of Aid--Scholarships--WS Scholarships. Deadline is March 31, 2017.




The Butterfly Fund Scholarship was established to assist students pursuing a career in any of a broad variety of fields within pediatric oncology.  This is a one-time award of $1,000. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and plan to pursue a field of study that serves pediatric oncology patients and their families. Apply by February 15, 2017 through the East TN Foundation. .



 The Valkyrie-Thor Theatre Arts Scholarship worth $1500 was established to recognize and assist students studying acting, costume design, lighting design, scenic design, directing, stage craft, theatre history, dramatic literature, or theatre studies for teacher licensure. Seniors who will be entering any of the mentioned fields of study at Pellissippi State Community College, Roane State Community College, UT Knoxville or Maryville College, have a least a 3.0 GPA and can demonstrate financial need should apply through the East TN Foundation by February 15, 2017. .


The NFL 2017 Professional Athletes Foundation Student Scholarship, through the Knoxville Former Players Chapter, offers two- $2500 college scholarships for deserving student athletes (one for a male and one for a female) with at least a 2.0 GPA who plans to attend college, has played high school varsity sports and has not accepted any scholarship funds to play college athletics.

If you wish to be considered as a GHS nominee for this scholarship, please return a RESUME and Transcript Request to Guidance by Monday, Nov. 28, 2016.   One male and one female student will be selected as our GHS nominees.

After nominees are selected they will be required to complete an application, write an essay and get a coach’s recommendation.


The Cherish the Child Scholarship was established to provide scholarship assistance to eligible students who were served by the Smoky Mountain Children's Home as residents or as foster care participants. This is a one-time award of $3600.  Applications must be submitted by February 15, 2017. A scholarship guide to determine materials needed is available in the counseling office or at .


If you are a senior who has applied to Dartmouth College as a full time student, you will need to come by guidance to see your counselor before December 9, 2016. We have become aware of a very generous scholarship, The Donald R. Gilmore Trust, which will be awarded to any student from GHS that is accepted to Dartmouth. There are also additional funds for students who are accepted through “early decision”.


The $2500 Montesi Scholarship will be will be awarded to an applicant that submits an original essay of 500 words or less on how Driving and Texting has affected your life or an experience of how it has impacted someone you know.  The winner will be required to show proof of acceptance into a higher education institution.  Application and essay must be submitted by May 30, 2017.


The Debbie Van Cleave Scholarship is a one-time $1000 Scholarship offered through the East TN Foundation.  This scholarship is intended for students who are legally blind with vision of 20/200 or worse without the possibility of correction with glasses or contacts. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.  Applications must be submitted by February 15, 2017.   Application and scholarship guide to determine materials needed are available in the guidance office or at  


The James K. Goldston INFOSEC Scholarship is a one-time award of $1,200.  This award will be given to a student who is or will be pursuing a field of study in computer engineering, computer science, cyber science, or information security, has a minimum GPA of 2.5 and can demonstrate financial need.  The application and all supporting materials should be submitted by February 15, 2017.  Application and scholarship guide to determine materials needed are available in guidance or at .


Graduating seniors from Greeneville High School, West Greene, North Greene, and South Greene High Schools, Chuckey Doak High School or a Greene County resident with a GED are all eligible to apply for the Fund for Greene County Scholarship.  The $2000 scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need, desire to pursue a post-secondary education, community service and an academic record of at least a 2.5 GPA.  The application and all supporting materials should be submitted by February 15, 2017.  Application and scholarship guide to determine materials needed are available in the guidance office or at  

Graduating Greeneville High School or Greene County High School seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0, who intend to major in the fine arts, commercial arts or media arts in college, should consider applying for the Karolyn King Carter Scholarship.  Selection of the $2,400 award winner is based on artistic abilities and academic merit.  The application and all supporting materials should be submitted by February 15, 2017.  Application and scholarship guide to determine materials needed are available at 


The Coach Jack Blair Scholarship is open to graduating seniors who have been members of the Lady Devil's Basketball Team and plan to pursue a post-secondary education.  The applicants should exemplify good character, leadership and possess a positive motivation and work ethic.  The scholarship is a one-time award of $700.  The application and all supporting materials should be submitted by February 15, 2017. Go to to access the online application.



The $1,000 Greene County Livestock Association Scholarship is awarded to a senior who is a native of Greene County and is from an agricultural background.  This student also must be planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college in Tennessee, pursue a field of study which is agricultural in nature and have at least a GPA of 3.0 or higher in high school.  Applications can be picked up in guidance and must be postmarked or emailed to by January 13, 2017.



Virginia Military Institute recognizes and rewards outstanding academic achievement with the Institute Scholarship Program.  Recipients of these awards can receive from $5000 per year up to full tuition and fees.  To be considered you must meet or exceed a 31 ACT and a 3.7 GPA.  The completed application, resume and essays must be received by February 1, 2017.


The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing recognizes young women in grades 9-12 for their computing-related achievements and interests.  State award winners receive a variety of prizes and proceed to the National competition.  Applicants must reside in TN, have an aptitude and interest in IT/computing, and have a good academic history.  Apply online at  Deadline to apply is November 7, 2016



The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award recognizes seniors each year who have started their own business and plan to enter an accredited two or four-year University, college or vocational/technical institute next fall. Mulltiple awards are granted ranging from $1,000 to $15,000.  If you feel you qualify, you may apply online at until December 18, 2016.



The AXA AchievementScholarship provides high school seniors the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. To be eligible you must be a legal resident of one of the 50 states, DC or Puerto Rico, plan to enroll in an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university next fall, and demonstrate ambition and self-drive through outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities.  Apply online by December 15, 2017.  First 10,000 applicants will be considered.


Tennessee School of Beauty is offering the C. B. Brown Scholarship opportunity to high school seniors not presently or previously enrolled in a Cosmetology course, but wishing to pursue a career in the field of Cosmetology.  Four $14,995 tuition scholarships are awarded for the 1,500 hour General Cosmetology course.  Scholarship applications must be submitted to TSB by March 31, 2017



The National Co-Op Scholarship Program awards 175 renewable, merit based, co-op scholarships totaling 4.5 million dollars to high school seniors who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of their partner colleges and universities.  In addition to applying and being accepted to one of these institutions, the applicants must have at least a 3.5 GPA and submit a 200 word essay on why they have chosen to pursue a college cooperative education program.  To apply online and view the list of WACE Partner schools, go to  Application deadline is February 15, 2017.



Boston University's Trustee Scholarship recognizes students who show outstanding academic and leadership abilities.  Those considered for the Trustee Scholarship typically rank in the top 10% of their class and demonstrate exceptional records of service and activity in their schools and communities. This scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition & fees for 4 years.  To apply submit your application for admission and the Trustee Scholarship essay by December 1, 2016. Application instructions can be found at


The Tennessee Concrete Association is sponsoring the Concrete Essay Contest which is open to all high school students ages 16-18.  Cash prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place essays.  The winner of the Tennessee contest will be entered in the National contest and could win up to a $5,000 scholarship if enrolled in a concrete related curriculum such as those offered at MTSU.  Contest rules, essay idea starters, and entry forms can be picked up in the guidance office.  Entries must be submitted by December 2, 2016.



Suntrust's Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes has begun.  Eligibility is not based on GPA or financial need.  Two $500 winners will be chosen every two weeks from October 28, 2016 through May 12, 2017.  You may enter once per drawing; however, students can register after each drawing for the next scheduled drawing.


 American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest provides students in grades 9-12 an opportunity to win college scholarship funds.  Students must be certified by their school no later than January 9, 2017.  District winners can advance to the Division, State and National Contests.  See the American Legion website for more details and oratory topics.

  The Prudential Spirit of Community Award recognizes students who are making a difference through volunteer service.  State honorees receive a $1000 award and a trip to Washington DC.  If you have made a significant contribution through volunteer service and would like to be considered for this award you can go online at and fill out an application before November 18, 2016.


 Discover Colleges, Inc. provides a free Christian college information service.  One $1,000 Christian college scholarship drawing is held each year and the scholarship is awarded to an individual who completes the information request form and goes on to attend a Christian college or university.





Enrichment Opportunities

Enrichment Opportunities on this page are listed in the order they have been received in the Guidance Office with the newest entries listed first. Deadline dates are given if they have been provided with the information. Where applicable, links to online applications and information will follow the description. Entries will be deleted from the list as the deadlines pass. Deadlines will also be posted on the calendar. All Enrichment Opportunity information and/or applications are available in the guidance office Enrichment Box.

Current sophomore or junior African American students who have demonstrated leadership, have a strong academic record and are actively involved at school and in their community are eligible to apply for the Ron Brown Scholar Guided Pathway Support Program.  Applications can be submitted online by May 31, 2017



If you have an interest in veterinary medicine as a career, have a GPA of 3.0, will be at least 16 yrs. old by June 5, 2017 and are a current junior or senior, the Veterinary Summer Experience at UT might be for you.  This is a 7 week program with no cost to students who are selected to participate.  Online applications must be submitted by March 31, 2017 with all supporting materials postmarked by April 1, 2017



The College of Engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville provides a summer engineering program for rising 11th and 12th grade students entitled High School Introduction to Engineering Systems (HITES).” HITES11 is a one-week residential program for rising 11th grade students with dates of July 16-21, 2017.  HITES 12 is for rising 12th graders and will be held or July 9-14, 2017.  Participants receive room and board at no cost. There will be a $75 processing fee if student is selected to attend. The mission of the program is to provide students who show an interest in engineering studies an early exposure to and preparation for scientific study and research. All applicants must have a “B” average in both math and science courses and have an ACT Math score of at least 25 or SAT Math score of 590.  Applications are due by April 14, 2017.  For more information go to



 The College of Engineering at UTK will be holding a summer engineering program for Rising 10th grade students from June 4-10, 2017 entitled “Engineering VOLunteers for Tenth Graders (E-VOL10).” E-VOL10 participants will receive room and board at no cost. There is a $75 processing fee if selected to attend.  The purpose of E-VOL10 is to provide introduction to chemistry and awareness on engineering careers.  All applicants must have a "B" average in Math & Science and have taken the PSAT, ACT Explore, or ACT Aspire. Applications must be received by March 3, 2017.  For more information go to





Rural High School Medical Camp encourages students to consider a career they may have thought was out of reach and gives them a set of experiences to guide them for preparation for entering medical school.  This is a one-week camp from June 12-17, 2017.  Participants must be a rising junior, senior or recent graduate.  There will be hands on experiences and students will also learn about admissions to ETSU and the Quillen College of Medicine and explore scholarship/financial aid infromation.  Cost for the camp is $215.  For more info and to apply online go to  Deadline for applying is March 15, 2017.

 Governor's School for the Arts offers selected gifted and talented Sophomores and Juniors an opportunity for a 4-week challenging and intensive learning experience in one major art area of interest: Music, Theatre, Visual Art, Dance or Filmmaking.  Applicants must also not have previously attended any other Governor's School, be recommended by their arts teacher, be highly motivated, and have demonstrated a high level of accomplishment in their art discipline.  This year the program fee for students will be $2850 with a $350 activity fee.  There will be scholarships available. Applications must be turned into guidance by October 24, 2016. This year you must also complete an online application portion that should be submitted before turning in your application to guidance.  You may print an application from the website or pick one up in guidance.

 Governor's School offers selected gifted and talented high school students intensive learning experiences in Emerging Technologies, Humanities, International Studies, Prospective Teachers, Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage, Scientific Models and Data Analysis, Sciences and Engineering, Computational Physics, Agricultural Sciences, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship.  Present juniors and sophomore students who would like to participate in a challenging and high-intensity 5 to 6-week program in one of the ten areas should go online to obtain an application for the specific schools they are interested in.   All applications need to be submitted to guidance no later than November 14, 2016 as counselors need time to complete their portion of the applications.






College Events

 Here you will find dates and information for campus visits,events, and dates when college representative will be visiting GHS. Also check the calendar for a concise list of dates seniors need to know. Because of the number of colleges giving us notice of preview days, only in-state colleges and those out of state colleges that are frequented by our students will have preview days included on the calendar, but all will be listed here.


Carson-Newman University will be hosting several opportunities for students to visit their campus in 2016-2017. 

Showcase Saturdays are open house events offered on October 22, 2016 and February 18, 2017.  These events give students and their families time to get to know what C-N has to offer and attend a home football game.

Eagle Experiences will be November 8, 2016 and March 21 and April 11, 2017. During these events students are paired up with a current student that takes them to chapel, class and lunch followed by a guided campus tour.

To register for any of these events go to



Scholarship Day will be held a WSCC Morristown Campus on October 1, 2016 from 11:00-2:00.  Representatives from the Admissions and Financial Aid Office will be available to assist students with the Tennessee Promise, FAFSA and WSCC admissions applications.



Cumberland University is offering two more campus preview days this fall.  The dates are September 24, and October 7, 2016.  To register visit


Mississippi State University will be holding Fall Preview Days Oct. 10, 24th and Nov. 11, 2016.  There is a $10/person charge to attend.  Register at



Tri-Cities Financial Aid Night  ETSU September 27th @ 6PM. For more information Contact


The 7th Annual Military Service Academy Day will be held Saturday September 17, 2016 @ WSCC in Morristown. Registration begins at 9:30 AM.  You will be able to speak with representatives from the US Air  Force Academy, US Coast Guard Academy,  US Merchant Marine Academy, US Military Academy, US Naval Academy, and the Army, Air Force, and Navy ROTC's.



Washington University in St. Louis will be holding Admissions Info Sessions in Tennessee at the following locations & dates:

Sept. 11 from 4:00-5:00 @ Embassy Suties, Franklin, TN

Sept. 14 from 7:00-8:00 @ Hilton Knoxville, Knoxville TN

Sept. 22 from 7:00-8:00 @ Hilton Memphis, Memphis TN

These sessions will acquaint prospective students and their parents with academic programs, campus life, how to apply for addmissions and financial assistance.  No reservation is needed.




 Students going to Northeast State for a College Day Visit must have an appointment. Appointments can be made in one of two ways: 1) calling 423.323.0243, or 2) signing up online via our website and clicking on the Campus Tours link at the bottom of our homepage.  Campus visits normally last an hour to an hour and a half and include an overview of the college facilitated by one of our enrollment specialists followed by a campus tour led by one of the students.




The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing recognizes young women in grades 9-12 for their computing-related achievements and interests.  State award winners receive a variety of prizes and proceed to the National competition where the winner receives a $500 cash prize and a laptop computer.  Applicants must reside in TN, have an aptitude and interest in IT/computing, and have a good academic history.  Apply online at  Deadline to apply is November 2, 2104