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Links

College Entrance Exams
ACT Test Prep
www.actstudent.org/testprep/

ACT/SAT Test Prep
www.4tests.com

ACT Registration
http://www.actstudent.org/

SAT Registration
http://sat.collegeboard.org/register

Career Exploration
O*Net OnLine
O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

http://www.onetonline.org

Tennessee College and Career Planning System

The Tennessee College & Career Planning System steps students through learning about themselves; exploring career options; making a plan for education; preparing for the world of work; and more. Educators can use the system to monitor progress, plan curriculum, and support career guidance. Sponsored by Edsouth, every Tennessee school can access the system free of charge. The system features Kuder® Navigator for middle and high schools and Kuder® Journey for colleges.

http://planningyourdreams.org/

Financial Aid & Scholarships
FAFSA
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

Federal Student Aid
http://studentaid.ed.gov/

Scholarship Search Engine
http://www.scholarships.com/

FastWeb Scholarship Search
http://www.fastweb.com/

Scholarship Experts
http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/

Zinch

Scholarship Search Engine. 

http://www.zinch.com

Tennessee Promise

Tennessee Student Assitance Corporation's last dollar scholarship to any tennessee community college, tcat, and select four year institutions. This scholarship covers tuition and mandatory fees only. Students need to apply online @ www.TNPromise.gov by November 1st.   

http://www.tnpromise.gov

eCampus Scholarship Search Engine

Our free scholarship search contains a database of thousands of scholarship and grant programs offered by 2,130 unique state, corporate, and private sponsors. These represent over 1.6 million individual financial aid awards with a total value of over 8.6 billion. Once you complete the free scholarship search, you will see a list of college scholarships for which you should be eligible and all the information you need to apply. You can change your information on the free scholarship search form and run the college scholarship search several times.

http://www2.ecampustours.com/scholarship.aspx

Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology

Students can compete as an individual or as a member of a team. Individual projects promote independent research. Team projects foster collaborative research efforts, as well as individual contributions to the cooperative endeavor. Scholarships for winning projects range from $1,000 to $100,000. To register you must go online.

Deadline to apply is September 30th.

http://www.collegeboard.com/siemens/index.html

AES Engineering Scholarship

AES Engineering is offering a $500 scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by the evaluated essays that are submitted. Students are NOT required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: Reflecting on your personal experiences and/or circumstances, tell us something about yourself that distinguishes you as a potential scholarship candidate.Students need to submit their essay to: scholarships@aesengineers.com

Deadline to apply is October 6th.

http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

Wendy's High School Heisman

Be nationally recognized as one of the male and female winners from every school! National Finalists will attend the annual Heisman Trophy Awards in New York City!

Eligibility:

  1. Excel in academics
  2. Participate in sports
  3. Involved in your community & extracurricular activities

The first $25,000 completed applications will receive a $10 Wendy's Gift Card!

Deadline to apply is October 10th.

http://www.wendysheisman.com/

College Jump Start Scholarship

The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition (financial need is not considered) that is open to 10th-12th graders. The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education. Scholarship amounts range from $250-$1500.                   

Deadline to apply is October 17th.                                        

http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.net

National Young Arts Foundation Scholarship

YoungArts provides emerging artists (ages 15-18 or grades 10-12) with life-changing experiences with renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition, and other opportunities throughout their careers to help ensure that the nation’s most outstanding young artists are encouraged to pursue careers in the arts. Support is offered in ten artistic disciplines: cinematic arts, dance, design, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing.

Deadline to apply is October 17th.

http://www.youngarts.org/apply

Horatio Alger Scholarship

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2014 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Be a United States citizen

Deadline to apply is October 25th.

https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/apply.cfm

Coca Cola Scholars

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.

Applications are due October 31.

http://coca-colascholars.org/

The Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Student’s that feel that they have made a difference by volunteering in the community over the past year, may be eligible to win $1,000 & a trip to Washington DC by applying for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.

Deadline to apply is November 4th.

http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc

The Hagan Scholarship Foundation

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Must have a 3.5 GPA or higher
  2. Must have a minimum 23 on ACT
  3. Must work 240 hours prior to the start of each academic year of college
  4. Must complete the FAFSA in 2013 using 2012 Tax Information
  5. FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) must be less than $7,500

Deadline to apply is November 15th.

http://haganscholarships.org/

First Freedom Student Competition

The Council for America’s First Freedom announces a national essay & video contest for students in grades 9-12, with scholarship awards up to $2500. Students must go online for more information.

Deadline to apply is November 17th.

http://www.firstfreedom.org/for-the-classroom/first-freedom-student-competition/awards/

SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes

$1000 Scholarship for Students

  • Free to enter and eligibility not based on GPA or financial need
  • Fifteen chances to win with one winner chosen every two weeks from October to May
  • Enter online beginning September 15th.

One winner will be chosen every two weeks from October 31, 2014 through May 15, 2015.

https://www.suntrusteducation.com/ScholarshipSweepstakes/index.html

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

The Elks National Foundation is offering the Most Valuable Student Scholarship for student's based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Students will need to turn in application to Guidance Office or the Trenton Elk Lodge.

Deadline to apply is December 5th.

http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm

AXA Achievement Scholarship

AXA Achievement Scholarship is available for students who set and reach ambitious goals, demonstrate drive, determination, and the ability to succeed. Only the first 10,000 applicants are accepted so apply early!!!

Deadline to apply is December 15th.

https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/axa-achievement/

FIRE's Freedom in Academia Essay Contest

High school juniors and seniors from across the U.S. are encouraged to write an in-depth essay between 800-1000 words explaining why free speech is important at our nation’s colleges and universities. Scholarship money ranges from a $1000-$10,000.

Deadline to apply is January 1.

http://thefire.org/article/14663.html

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites U.S. high school students to write an essay on an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1956. For contest information, registration, and to submit your essay, please visit the Profile in Courage Essay Contest online.

Deadline to apply is January 5th.

http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program is a renewable, need-based, merit scholarship for students studying in one of the seven disciplines: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. Students must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American, hold a 3.3 GPA, demonstrated leadership abilities through community service or extracurricular activities, and meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.

Deadline to apply is January 14th.

http://gmsp.org/

The Washington Crossing Foundation

The Washington Crossing Foundation is offering National Scholarships valued at $500-$5000 for students that are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government.

Deadline to apply is January 15th.

www.gwcf.org

The Elks Legacy Scholarship

The Elks National Foundation is offering the Legacy Award Scholarship to children and grandchildren of active Elks Members. If you are eligible for this scholarship you must apply online.

Deadline to apply is January 31.

www.elks.org/ENF/SCHOLARS/legacy.cfm

The DAR Scholarships

The DAR Scholarship Committee awards several scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, sex or national origin. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States.

Deadline to apply is February 15.

http://www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm

Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

The Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program offers the following scholarships; students must file their FAFSA online @ http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ ASAP in order to qualify.

 

Tennessee HOPE Scholarship is valued at up to $4000 for 4-year institutions and $2000 for 2-year institutions.    

o   Must hold a minimum 21 ACT score or hold a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

The Aspire Award is a $2250 supplement to the HOPE scholarship, if students meet the above criteria AND have an adjusted gross income of $36,000 or less on tax form.

The General Assembly Merit is a $1500 supplement to the HOPE scholarship; students must hold a final cumulative 3.75 GPA & 29 ACT to be eligible.

Tennessee HOPE Access Grant valued at $2750 for 4-year institutions and $1750 for 2-year institutions.

o   Must hold a minimum 18-20 ACT score & a cumulative 2.75 GPA.

o   Have an adjusted gross income of $36,000 or less on tax form.

Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant valued at $2000 and available to students that enroll in a certificate or diploma program at a Tennessee College of Applied Technology and meet residency requirements. Students can not be a prior recipient of the HOPE Scholarship.

The Tennessee Student Assistance Award Program (TSAA) if offering up to $1000-$4000 for financially-needy undergraduate students who are residents of Tennessee. Funds will be awarded on a first come, first-serve basis until funds are depleted. The amount of the award is based on the institution indicated on the student’s FAFSA, ranging from $1000-$4000. To receive priority consideration, students are strongly encouraged to submit their FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 each year.

To be eligible, the applicant must:

have a valid Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 2100 or less on the FAFSA, be a Tennessee resident, if a dependent student, parents must also be a Tennessee resident, be enrolled at least half time at an eligible Tennessee postsecondary institution, maintain institutional satisfactory academic progress according to the standards and practices of the institution, not be in default on a loan or owe a refund on any grant previously received at any institution.

Dependent Children Scholarship Program: The Dependent Children Scholarship Program provides aid for Tennessee residents who are dependent children of a Tennessee law enforcement officer, fireman, or an emergency medical service technician who has been killed or totally and permanently disabled while performing duties within the scope of such employment.  The parent must be a Tennessee resident and have been on duty when the incident occurred. The scholarship is awarded to full-time undergraduate students attending eligible Tennessee institutions. 

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • be a Tennessee resident and attend an eligible Tennessee college or university full time, and
  • be a dependent of a Tennessee law enforcement officer, fireman, or an emergency medical service technician at the time of the incident, and
  • complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have a valid EFC

 ·         For more information on all of these scholarships please visit www.tn.gov/collegepays.

http://www.tn.gov/collegepays/

Ned McWherter Scholars Program

Ned McWherter Scholars Program: 

The Ned McWherter Scholars Program is intended to encourage academically superior Tennessee high school graduates to attend college in Tennessee. Tennessee high school seniors starting their last semester in high school may apply.

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • be a resident of Tennessee, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and attend an eligible Tennessee college or university full time, and
  • have at least a 3.5 unweighted cumulative grade point average, and
  • have a minimum composite score of 29 on the ACT or 1280 on the SAT (math and critical reading only).   

An application, in order to be considered complete, must be accompanied by:

  • an official high school transcript that contains the applicant’s high school grades through the first semester of the senior year, and
  • an official ACT/SAT score.

The award is $6,000 per academic year, $3,000 from the State of Tennessee and $3,000 from the college or university attended. Awards are made in equal installments each term throughout the academic year.

*To apply students must login to their TSAC Student Portal.

http://www.tn.gov/collegepays/

College Readiness
College for TN
https://secure.collegefortn.org/

Big Future
http://bigfuture.collegeboard.org

CollegeBoard
http://www.collegeboard.org/

Mapping Your Future

Our goal at Mapping Your Future is to help students plan for higher education by offering reliable and unbiased money management advice and counseling. Online and offline resources include college preparation, school selection, career exploration, and counseling aimed at helping students and families better understand student loan obligations and learn about practical money management solutions to ensure healthy finances while in school and beyond.

http://mappingyourfuture.org/

Going 2 College

Welcome to Going2College where you can explore career options, plan for college and locate financial aid sources. Visit your state section to learn about local services and programs to help you get to college.

http://www.going2college.org/