Any new scholarships may be posted:
1. in the list below
2. via the REMIND texting app (go back to the Counseling homepage to get your REMIND code)
Scholarships on this page are sorted based on deadline dates with the closest deadline date listed first. These are primarily local scholarships, and you can find additional opportunities at the links below:
The Elks National Most Valuable Student Scholarship is open to any high school senior. Applicants are judged on academics, leadership, financial need, and service. There are 500 Four-Year awards ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 per year. The application is available online starting August 2, 2021 and will close on November 15, 2021. You can find the scholarship application along with more information at https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm.
STREAMWORKS is presenting the Appalachian Highlands Twenty Under 20 Awards. This award celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of twenty individuals who are younger than 20 years old. These individuals have demonstrated exemplary achievements in community service, entrepreneurialism, leadership, academics, and STEM activities. Deadline for application is December 31, 2021.
The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest invites high school students from grades 9-12 to write an original essay of political courage demonstrated by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917. The 1st place winner will receive $10,000 cash. The second place winner receives $3,000 and 5 finalists will receive $1,000 each. Essays must be submitted online no later than January 14, 2022.
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, and 3rd place essays. Entries must be submitted by January 7, 2022. Contest rules and entry forms can be found below.
Applications and Details
Student Scholarships.org continues to send us lists of scholarships that you can apply for! Each has its own criteria and deadlines. Please see the flyer attached below for specific details and descriptions of each. A copy of that flyer will also be available in the GHS Counseling Office. Please be cautious when applying for these scholarships as they will be collecting personal information.
Scholarship names and deadlines include: