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Scholarship Information

1. Seniors who participate in at least one sport, have leadership skills, and who have maintained a “B” average are encouraged to apply for the Wendy’s High School Heisman. The first 1,000 students to complete an application will win a Wendy’s gift card! For more information and application materials, visit wendysheisman.com Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm on October 2nd, 2017.

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Attention Seniors: The AES Engineers Scholarship Program believes that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason, they are offering a $500 scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character. This award is available to high school seniors who meet the above criteria; students are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. The deadline to apply is October 6, 2018. Interested students need to submit an essay on one of the two topics available at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.php

3. Seniors interested in attending the University of Virginia: Tennessee High can nominate one student for the Jefferson Scholarship program. The award covers the entire cost of attendance for four years at the University of Virginia; the stipend includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, board, and personal expenses.  This program seeks to identify the most talented students on the basis of merit alone; financial need is not a factor. Interested students should submit a resume to Ms. Fleenor by Friday, October 26th.  Please visit www.jeffersonscholars.org for more information.

4. If you have participated in community service activities within the last year, you should consider filling out the online application for the Prudential Spirit of the Community Awards. Tennessee High can nominate one student for this award based on the amount of volunteer hours he or she has contributed. Selected students may be eligible for an unrestricted award of $1,000 as well as a trip to Washington, D.C. with a parent. The application can be found at http://spirit.prudential.com  or www.nassp.org/spirit . Applications must be completed online, printed out and returned to Ms. Fleenor by November 2, 2018.

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The Elks National Foundation will award 500, four-year scholarships to students ranging from $50,000 to $4,000 to be given annually.  The Most Valuable Student Scholarship is given based on student leadership, scholarship, and financial need. Applications will be available online at: http://www.elks.org/scholars. Application must be submitted online on or before November 15th, 2018.
There is also a Nursing Scholarship that the Elks Lodge will fund to a various number of students interested in going into the nursing field. Applications can be found on www.tnelks.org. Applications should be printed out and returned to the local Elks Lodge #825, P.O. Box 315, Johnson City TN 37601. Deadline: January 15, 2019.
The Trade Scholarship is an innovative scholarship intended to help students that are often overlooked for financial aid. The Trade Scholarship is for students pursuing a trade or certificate program. Applications can be found on www.tnelks.org and must be submitted to your Local Lodge by February 2, 2019. 

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The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high achieving high school seniors with financial need; selected students may receive up to $40,000 per year. As minimum criteria, students must 1) graduate, 2) intend to enroll full time in an accredited 4-year college in the fall, 3) have a 3.5 GPA or higher, 4) have an SAT score of 1200 (critical reading and math) or a 26 ACT score and 5) demonstrate financial need (the foundation will consider applicants with a family income up to $95,000, however, most recipients are normally eligible for Pell grants). Applicant instructions are available at www.jkcf.org/scholarships. Applications will be completed through the Common App, and need to be completed by November 20th

Announcements

The practice SAT, the PSAT, will be given at THS on Wednesday, October 24th during first and second period in the wellness rooms. Any junior interested in taking this college entrance exam please bring $16.00 into the counseling office as soon as possible. The PSAT is the qualifying test that students must take in their junior year to enter the National Merit Scholarship Competitions for college scholarships that will be awarded in 2019. Although the test is aimed at students in the 11th grade, sophomores are encouraged to take it as practice for their junior year. To register please bring cash or a check made out to Tennessee High School into the counseling office as soon as possible. Spaces are limited please don’t hesitate to sign up