Tennessee Scholarships

The rising costs of a college education aren’t slowing down and students across the country are looking for scholarships to ease their monetary concerns. Fortunately, plenty of them are available. Even students without straight-A report cards can find college funding. Just residing or attending college in Tennessee can make students eligible for scholarships and grants. By using a student’s location as a search criterion, Scholarships.com can help students find awards reserved for those living in a particular state. Check out the Tennessee scholarships below for a sample of opportunities that may be found at our site. For additional information about state scholarships and awards that may be found using different search criteria, you may conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

Bird Dog Foundation Annual College Scholarship Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Bird Dog Foundation, Inc. has established a Scholarship Fund to promote interest in wildlife conservation and related subjects. An annual College Scholarship Essay Contest sponsored by the Bird Dog Foundation, Inc. has been in effect for several years now. Applicants must be a high school senior preparing to enter freshman year of college or university. Students attending school within a 75 [...] More

NAJA Graduate Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc. (NAJA) was established in 1941 with the purpose of uniting members "to render charitable services which are beneficial to the general public, with particular emphasis on children, and to cooperate with other organizations performing similar services." Today, the growing Association continues the focus of meeting the needs of children and youth [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2020
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The participating regions are found at the scholarship provider's website. An essay will also be required as part of the application. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Presbyterian Student Opportunity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Student Opportunity Scholarship program serves Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college students by providing need-based aid for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are full-time, first-degree students attending accredited institutions in the United States. Student Opportunity Scholarship applicants will explore who God created them to be in a series of essay questions intended for students to [...] More

Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2019
  • Amount: $60,000
  • Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarships are open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who will graduate or have graduated from high school in select Middle Tennessee counties.

    Applicants must demonstrate financial need and must be planning to pursue a business degree at a four-year, not-for-profit college. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must be pursuing a [...] More

Tennessee Christa McAuliffe Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $500
  • The Tennessee General Assembly created this scholarship program to honor the memory of Christa McAuliffe, a high school teacher who lost her life in the space shuttle Challenger accident. The scholarship program was established to encourage promising rising college juniors from Tennessee who have a commitment to teaching and inspiring young minds to explore and achieve their highest potential. [...] More

Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • TGEF was founded in 1985 to support and promote education of students in the food industry in Tennessee. It helps deserving students, assists parents with college expenses and colleges benefit by receiving scholarship funds.

    TGEF scholarships are available to students who are high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, and students who have a bachelors degree looking to [...] More

Tennessee Teaching Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Tennessee Teaching Scholars Program is intended to encourage exemplary students to enter the teaching field in Tennessee. Participation is limited to college juniors, seniors, and post baccalaureate candidates admitted to a teacher education program in a Tennessee college or university.

    To be eligible, the applicant must be a Tennessee resident and a U.S. citizen with a minimum 2.75 GPA if [...] More

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Last Reviewed: September 2019