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THE PARK SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM is a four-year scholarship at NC State University valued at $221,000 and covering:

  • Tuition, fees, and room and board
  • Books and personal expenses
  • A $2,000 computer stipend
  • Enrichment grants to fund study abroad, research projects, service activities, conferences and more
  • Guaranteed invitation to join the University Honors Program


  • Professional training in leadership, public speaking and business etiquette
  • Educational trips, retreats and seminars
  • Faculty mentors and a network of more than 1,000 accomplished Park Scholarships alumni worldwide

NC State University is North Carolina’s preeminent research institution, with nationally renowned programs in engineering, veterinary medicine, textiles, statistics, design, agriculture, business and more.

As a reminder, school endorsements are no longer part of our application process. Please continue to encourage all highly qualified students to apply. For more information:

Applications for the Park Scholarships program and admission to NC State, are both due by 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 1 for consideration for the Park Scholarship. 

ETSU Roan Scholarship 

The Roan Scholars Leadership Program is a premier scholarship program at East Tennessee State University for students from across our region who have demonstrated the potential and the desire to become exceptional leaders. Through four years of unique out-of-the-classroom experiences, we challenge, inspire, connect and support – all so Roan Scholars can realize their potential to impact our world. 

Graduating high school seniors from the region are eligible to compete for the Roan. Read more about the process, upcoming deadlines, and what we look for in Roan Scholars. The application window for the Roan Class of 2028 is now open; completed applications are due by October 15, 2023. Click here to get started.

Jefferson Scholarship at the University of Virginia 

Seniors with outstanding academics, leadership potential, and community service that are applying to the University of Virginia and would like to be considered as the SHHS nominee for the prestigious Jefferson Scholarship at UVA must submit their resume to their counselor by November 10th. Jefferson Scholars are provided free tuition, room and board, a living stipend, and opportunities to study abroad (a value of over $345,000). See your counselor for more information. Student portion of the application is December 1st. 

Hagan Scholarship Program

The Hagan Scholarship is a life-changing scholarship that provides up to $7,500 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters, providing recipients with the opportunity to graduate college debt-free. Recipients graduating college while in the Hagan Scholarship Program can apply to extend their scholarship for up to four additional semesters to attend graduate school.

Free workshops, Free Schwab Brokerage Accounts, and Free Study Abroad provide recipients with a practical understanding of important life skills not typically covered in the school curriculum.

Basic Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must graduate from a public, private, charter, magnet, or STEM high school
  • Must have achieved a 3.5 GPA
  • Must enroll in an eligible college or university the first semester following graduation
  • Must maintain a 4 year or less graduation schedule
  • Must work 240 hours prior to commencement of the fall semester in college
  • Applicant Adjusted Gross Household Income reported for 2022 Federal Income Tax Purposes must not have exceeded $100,000

Students can apply at The deadline to apply is March 1, 2024.

Questbridge Scholarship Program

The Coca-Cola Scholarship 2023-2024

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to students in their final year of high school. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 35th class in 2023, the Foundation has provided over 6,750 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $81 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. The 2024 application is now open here for students who will graduate during the 2023-2024 academic year. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 2, 2023, by 5 pm Eastern.

James H. Parke Memorial Scholarship 

Scholarship opportunity – Do you have a heart for serving our nation’s veterans?  The James H Parke Memorial  Scholarship is a competitive scholarship funded by the Veterans Administration (VA). This scholarship targets student volunteer who have accumulated at least 100 hours of volunteer service through the VA.  This is an excellent opportunity for underclassmen who have an interest in health care. You can meet your community service requirement and possibly earn a lucrative scholarship. The 2022 winner was awarded $20,000.

For more information click

Park Scholarship

Seniors with outstanding scholarship, leadership, service and character who are interested in scholarship competition at North Carolina State University should consider applying for the prestigious Park Scholarship.  The deadline to have everything submitted for this prestigious scholarship (valued at $213,000) is November 1st.  For more information and to apply, visit

John M. Belk Scholarship (Davidson College)

The John M. Belk Scholarship recognizes powerful students with demonstrated academic excellence, integrity, intellectual curiosity, willingness to take risks, and potential to be change agents in both their local and global communities. This scholarship covers comprehensive cost (tuition, fees, room, and board) for 4 years. To be considered as the SHHS nominee, interested students need to submit their resume to their counselor by October 28, 2022.

Lowell L. Bryan Scholarship (Davidson College)

The Lowell L. Bryan Scholarship recognizes scholar-athletes who are strong leaders and performers in the classroom and impact players at the NCAA Division 1 level on one of Davidson’s 17 eligible teams. The scholarship covers tuition and fees for 4 years. To be considered as the SHHS nominee, interested students need to submit their resume to their counselor by Friday, September 16, 2022.

Davis-Putter Scholarship


The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement. Early recipients worked for civil rights, against McCarthyism and for peace in Vietnam. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity. Applicants must have participated in activities in the US, and there is a strong preference for applicants who plan on working in this country.

The maximum grant available from the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund is $15,000 per year (from July 1 through June 30). Grants are disbursed to cover each separate semester, quarter or term during which the grantee is attending school. Grants must be used in the year they are awarded and cannot be deferred or carried over. Recipients must reapply each year support is sought. Applications must be submitted no later than April 1. Applicants will be informed of decisions in July.

Click here to Complete the Application. You will be prompted to register and create an account before beginning your application.

Equal Chance for Education

Academic Record

ECE scholars must have and maintain a B average, or 3.0 gpa, throughout their time as an ECE scholar. ECE partners with several organizations in Nashville that offer free ACT prep courses and exams and we encourage our scholars to take as many times as possible. ECE has established very strong relationships with partner colleges advisors and student mentors to form a strong web of support for each student.

Career Goal

We ask our scholars to choose their degree or area of interest before they are accepted into our program. We do this to make sure that we can place each scholar with a mentor in their career path that can support and guide them into becoming a successful citizen post-graduation. We accept college-ready students who have a clear set of goals and know how they plan to achieve them.

Financial Need

We look at each scholar’s tax returns for documentation. The scholar and their family contribute a minimum of $2000/semester toward their tuition. We are a “last dollar” scholarship and cover the remaining balance based on financial need. Scholars must live at home and not in the dorms to save $8,000/year. As most of our scholars are first-generation college students, living at home proves to be the most supportive environment. We expect our scholars to apply for any and all other scholarships for which they might also qualify.

Partner Colleges

ECE cannot guarantee acceptance into college. ECE will assist applicants who are not yet accepted by making suggestions based on geographic location, area of study, and career goals. Applicants must be accepted into one of the following partner colleges in order to receive an ECE scholarship:

Middle TN: Belmont University, Lipscomb University, Trevecca Nazarene University, Fisk University, Cumberland University.
Memphis: University of Memphis, Christian Brothers University
East TN: Milligan University, East Tennessee State University, Carson Newman, Maryville College, Tennessee Wesleyan University
Chattanooga: Southern Adventist College, Sewanee University

Apply here!

Davidson Fellows Scholarship

Davidson Fellows must be available to attend, with one parent or guardian, the awards reception and other recognition events to be held in September in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Travel expenses and lodging will be provided by the Institute.)

Apply here!

The Dream.US Scholarship

We think of our National Scholarship as the “Pell Grant” for highly motivated undocumented students with significant, unmet financial need. While we consider your GPA and test scores, we place great emphasis on your demonstrated commitment to community service and your ability to overcome the barriers and challenges that undocumented students face each and every day.

The National Scholarship Award will cover your tuition and fees up to a maximum of $16,500 for an associate degree and $33,000 for a bachelor’s degree, at one of our Partner Colleges. Please note, some Scholars may be eligible for an additional stipend of up to $4,000 (or $1,000 per year) for books, supplies, and transportation. 

The award is renewable each year – you simply have to meet the continuing eligibility criteria.

You are eligible to apply if you:

  1. Have DACA; TPS; or came to the country before November 1, 2016, and otherwise meet the DACA criteria;
  2. Came to the United States before the age of 16 (if you were born in the U.S. – you are not eligible for our scholarship);
  3. Have significant unmet financial need;
  4. Have graduated or will graduate from a United States high school (or have earned or will earn a high school equivalency diploma) by the end of the 2021-22 academic year;
  5. Graduated or will graduate with a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale;
  6. Have not earned more than 21 credits in a community college or a 4-year college or university before the Fall of 2022 (not counting credits earned in a pre-college or dual enrollment program in high school);
  7. Intend to enroll full-time in an associate or bachelor’s degree program at a Partner College no later than the Spring term of 2022-23 academic year;
  8. Are eligible for in-state tuition at the Partner College you want to attend (not applicable if it is a private Partner College).

Click here to apply now!

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

HSF Scholar Benefits

As an HSF Scholar, you will have access to HSF’s invaluable Scholar Support Services and be eligible to receive a scholarship, depending on available funds.    

  • Every year, HSF selects ~10,000 outstanding students as HSF Scholars from a broad and talented pool of applicants
  • HSF Scholars have access to a full range of invaluable Scholar Support Services, including career services, mentorship, leadership development, knowledge building, and wellness training
  • Career services include access to select internship and job opportunities with HSF corporate partners
  • HSF Scholars are eligible to apply for all Scholar Conferences including, the STEM Summit, Finance Conference, Media & Entertainment Summit, Entrepreneurship Summit, and Healthcare Summit
  • Exclusive access to the HSF Insider which shares invaluable information and career opportunities
  • Finally, and importantly, HSF awards more than $30 million in Scholarships annually and, depending upon available funds, HSF Scholars may also be eligible to receive a scholarship, which range from $500-$5,000 and awarded directly to students


Scholars are selected based on merit. Award amounts range from $500 - $5,000, based on relative need.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage

  • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA 

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students

  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the US, for the 2022-2023 academic year

  • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)

Click  here to apply!

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides a multi-faceted experience designed to not only address the financial needs of students who aspire to attend college but to guide them through the process of higher education.


To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • be a graduating, minority high school senior
  • be a United States citizen
  • bresent evidence of financial need
  • demonstrate a record of academic excellence
  • demonstrate leadership potential and a dedication to community service
  • submit an official SAT and/or ACT test exam score from junior or senior year*
  • plan to attend an accredited and approved 4-year college within the United States or affiliated with a United States-based college or university
  • not possess a degree from, or be enrolled in, a 2 or 4–year college when applying

*JRF recognizes the challenges of taking standardized tests during the COVID-19 pandemic; applicants who do not HAVE TEST SCORES to submit will not be disadvantaged in the selection process.

Click here to apply!

Ron Brown Scholarship

The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. 

RBSP competitively awards 45 – 50 four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth.

Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline. Since the Program’s inception in 1996, more than 450 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars.

Applicants for the Ron Brown Scholarship MUST be Black/African American, US citizens or permanent residents, and a current high school senior at the time of their application. 

Clear here to APPLY.

Reagan Foundation Scholarship

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support.

Click here for more information!

Dell Scholars Program

While we have a required 2.4 grade point average, the Dell Scholars program targets low-income, highly motivated students who are better than their numbers indicate and demonstrate the drive to succeed despite personal obstacles. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a unique "GPA" of grit, potential, and ambition in their quest for a college education: For more information click here!

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Participate in a program-approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12
    View list of approved CRPs ►

  • Be on track to graduate from an accredited high school in the current academic year

  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance

  • Be eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant in first year of college

  • Plan to enroll full time at an accredited higher education institution in the pursuit of a bachelor's degree in the fall directly following high school graduation

  • Earn a minimum of a 2.4 GPA

Jack Kent Cooke

The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. For more information click here!

Golden Door Scholarship 

Golden Door Scholars is an organization that provides large college scholarships, career and fellowship support, mentorship, and community-building opportunities for undocumented students. The Golden Door Scholarship is open for students attending college in the Fall 2023 semester.

  • Applicants must have DACA, TPS or be undocumented

  • Applicants must have high financial need

Note: if you are a current US citizen or permanent resident, you are not eligible to apply. If you are a visa holder, please elaborate on your visa type and whether you are eligible to receive federal funding and/or in-state tuition in your application below. If you aren’t sure whether you’re eligible, email

Please review the important information below and FAQ section of our website prior to submitting your Golden Door Scholars application.

Application deadline is Sunday, 10/23/22 

Apply Here

Gates Scholarship

The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to exceptional student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential.

Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university.

*Cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, and transportation, and may include other personal costs.

***Deadline: September 15, 2022

For more information click here.


Fastweb is an online resource that helps students locate scholarships and prepare for school.  Fastweb has scholarships for every type of student from high school freshmen to the returning adult.

Fastweb has been around for over 20 years and has earned a reputation as a leading scholarship search provider Fastweb claims to not only find scholarships but also offers information on financial aid, jobs and internships, student life, and more. Visit their website and begin your search here:

Important Links


College Pays TN: Find information about Tennessee's financial aid and scholarship programs.

Fastweb: Scholarship search engine

Raise.Me: Earn micro-scholarships for college as early as 9th grade. Find money for college and learn about the entire financial aid process.

College for TN

College Greenlight

Local Community Foundation: Research to see if your community has a local community or education foundation that provides scholarships.  Also check out our Local Scholarships page.


Last Updated: October 19, 2022