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.

AQHA Swayze Woodruff Memorial Mid-South Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2019
  • Amount: $9,000
  • The Swayze Woodruff Memorial Mid-South Scholarship is for students who have been members of AQHA or AQHYA for at least one year, are from Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, or Tennessee, and competes in AQHA-approved shows. Members must apply during their senior year of high school or while enrolled at an accredited college or university. Recipient must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. Current [...] More

Army ROTC Green to Gold Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Green to Gold Scholarships are awarded for two, three, or four years. Recipients will receive tuition or room and board support, additional money for textbooks, supplies, and equipment, and a monthly stipend for up to 10 months each school year. Additionally, there will receive funding for attending the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) between the junior and senior years of [...] More

Bernie Varnadore Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,250
  • Outstanding High School Seniors who have participated in a franchised Dixie Boys Baseball, Incorporated program and plan to pursue undergraduate studies at a college or university may apply. Dixie Boys Baseball, Incorporated programs include Dixie Boys Baseball for boys 13 and 14 years old; Dixie Pre-Majors Baseball for boys 15 and 16 years old; and Dixie Majors Baseball for boys 15 through 19 [...] More

Bird Dog Foundation Annual College Scholarship Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • 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

Dixie Youth Baseball Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • From the very beginning, the leaders of Dixie Youth Baseball knew they wanted to develop a college scholarship program that would help former players obtain a college education.

    In order to be eligible, the applicant must be a senior in high school and have at one time played in a Dixie Youth Baseball league. There is no relationship between the award of a scholarship and athletic ability. Be [...] More

Heidelberg University Out-Of-State Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $3,000
  • In order to qualify for the Heidelberg University Out Of State Grant, applicants must be either first-time freshmen or transfer students, planning to attend Heidelberg University, who are not Ohio state residents. This grant is renewable for four (4) years as long as the student is making satisfactory academic progress. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Herb Society of Nashville Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Herb Society of Nashville (HSN) strives to be a recognized source of knowledge regarding the cultivation and use of herbs where each member feels a sense of belonging and personal worth based on knowledge gained through membership in the local and national affiliation. We proudly maintain two public gardens, one at Cheekwood and another at Centennial Park. Also, as a unit of The Herb Society [...] More

Jack Diller Education Award

  • Application Deadline: 2/12/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Jack Diller Education Award will be awarded to four successful students residing within Nashville and Middle Tennessee area. Each recipient will receive a scholarship and be honored in an in-arena presentation at a Predators home game at the Bridgestone Arena in March or April.

    Eligibility:
    -College-bound senior currently attending a Nashville or Middle Tennessee area high school (must be [...] More

James A. Hyter Vocal Music Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/2/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • James A. Hyter gave his music, his heart and his life to serving the Memphis community. Through the scholarship fund, Mr. Hyter's legacy will live as long as the Mississippi flows in the voices of future Hyter scholars.

    Applicants for the James A. Hyter Vocal Scholarship Fund must have a current grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Live in the Memphis metropolitan area and be enrolled, [...] More

MaryEllen Locher Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 9/1/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • MaryEllen Locher Foundation scholarships are given to the children of breast cancer patients, either survivors or deceased. Please note that scholarships are limited to students residing within a 50-mile radius of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

    Eligibility:
    -Student must live within a 50-mile radius of Chattanooga, Tennessee
    -Student must be a current high school senior who will graduate the year [...] 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: 5/15/2019
  • 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 one of the following Middle Tennessee counties: Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, Dekalb, Dickson, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, [...] More

Stegall Charitable Educational Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $500
  • Scholarships in the amount $500 per semester shall be granted to high school students, high school graduates or existing college students entering a full-time program of college study within one year from the scholarship application deadline. The scholarship application deadline for the Spring Semester is December 1 and the deadline for the Fall Semester is July 1.

    Scholarship funds shall be [...] More

Tennessee Christa McAuliffe Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • 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 Tennesse who have a commitment to teaching and inspiring young minds to explore and achieve their highest potential. The [...] 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 Minority Teaching Fellows Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Minority Teaching Fellows Program is intended to encourage talented minority Tennesseans to enter the teaching field in Tennessee. The award is for students who are pursing a teacher certification at an eligible Tennessee college or university.

    To be eligible, the applicant must:
    -Be a minority Tennessee resident and a U.S. citizen
    -Be a high school senior or a continuing college [...] More

Tennessee Ned McWherter Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2020
  • Amount: $24,000
  • The State of Tennessee has created an Academic Scholars Program to be administered by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) for qualified applicants to attend post-secondary institutions in Tennessee in pursuit of an associate or baccalaureate degree. The scholarship will be awarded to assist in the cost of required tuition, fees, equipment, textbooks, supplies, and if applicable, [...] More

Tennessee Teaching Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • 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: March 2019