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Financial Aid/ Scholarships

Hunters Lane's School Code is: 431256 - SCROLL to the BOTTOM for ACTIVE LINKS for FAFSA and other FINANCIAL AID web sites.

SCHOLARSHIPS: (Updated weekly - paper apps in Counseling office):

 

WILLIAM CAREY UNIV - ACT 15-19 : Deadline: April 1st - William Carey Univ in Hattiesburg, Mississippi has created a new scholarship opportunity for students with ACT scores in the 15-19 point range. Students may enroll in 12 hours of courses TUITION FREE. The program is called "Free Throw". For more information call 1-800-962-5991 ext. 103.

 

 MINORITY FEMALES: Deadline: Feb 9th - The Nashville Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is offering SEVEN (7) $1500 scholarships to graduating minority female high school students in the Nashville area. 3.0+GPA and 300 word personal statement are required, as is evidence of community service. Complete application packets availablein Counseling Office.

 

 

BEST BUY: Deadline: Feb 15th - Best Buy has 1,000 $1,500 scholarships they want to award to students involved in volunteer community service or work experience. Visit their website to apply on-line at http://www.bestbuy.com/scholarships or at http://www.at15.com

National Commission for Cooperative Education - Deadline: February 15th . $6,000 renewable scholarship . Must be planning to attend one of the ten NCCE Partner Colleges and Universities listed below:

  1. 1)Univ of Cincinnati 2)Univ of Toledo 3)Long Island Univ 4)Johnson and Wales Univ. 5)Kettering Univ. 6)Pace Univ 7)Rochester Instit. of Technology 8)Drexel Univ 9)Wentworth Instit.of Technology 10) Northeastern

Apply online at: http://www.co-op.edu/

 

U.S. BANK -Deadline: Feb 15th . $1000 award - Random online drawing for 30 $1,000 scholarships. Register online at: http://www.usbank.com/studentbanking/

MILITARY CHILDREN -Deadline: Feb 18th - $1500 - The Defense Commissary Agency is accepting applications for their Scholarship for Military Children Program.  Applicants must be children of active duty, Reserve/Guard and/or retired military personnel.  They must also have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Please visit:  www.militaryscholar.org for application and information.  Applications must be received, not postmarked by February 18, 2009.

AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES (SIGMA GAMMA RHO) - Deadline: Feb 20th: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is offering a $1500 scholarship to an African-American female who plans to attend a 4-yr university in the fall. GPA must be 3.0 or higher to apply. Application avaialable in Counseling Office

 

LEADERSHIP: Deadline: February 20th - Bank of America has a paid summer internship program through their Student Leaders program. Current high school juniors and seniors interested in helping their communities can get applications at this website: http://www.bankofamerica.com/foundation

DESCENDANTS OF EAST HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI: Deadline: Feb. 28th - The East Nashville High School Alumni Association will be awarding scholarships to descendants of East High School Alumni or current graduates of East Literature Magnet School. Must have demonstrated financial need and 3.0+ GPA. Applications available in Counseling Office.

 

FEMALES MAJORING IN EDUCATION: Deadline: March 1 - Competition for the scholarship is open to any high school senior female planning to attend an accredited four-year university or college in the 2009-2010 school year.  Eligible students must have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.0 and must plan to enter the field of education and attend a public or private high school in Robertson, Sumner, Cheatham, Montgomery or Davidson.counties. Applications available in Counseling Office.

TSU STUDENTS MAJORING IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, OR AGRICULTURE: Deadline: March 15 - The National Science Foundation will provided 24 college scholarships to high school seniors that major in science, engineering or agriculture (including pre-veterinary majors) at Tennessee State University.   This opportunity is open to female students of all ethnicity, and male students of African American or Hispanic descent.  Visit www.tnstate.edu/hbcu_up to apply.

AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES & FEMALES: Deadline: March 1st - NAACP ACADEMIC/CULTURAL OLYMPICS - The Nashville Branch NAACP is sponsoring the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics program, which is a mjor youth initiative of the National NAACP. ACT-SO is a year long enrichment program that culminates in a local and national competition for awards and scholarships totaling over $75,000. The application deadline is March 1st, 2009. This is open to current 9th-12th grade students. Applications in Counseling Office.

DESCENDANTS OF CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI - Deadline: March 7th - The Central High School Alumni Association of Nashville sponsors scholarships for natural or adopted descendants of Central High School Alumni. Applications in Counseling Office. 

AFRICAN AMER FEMALES : Deadline: March 1st - ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY - The Kappa Lambda Omega chptr of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is sponsoring three scholarships opportunities for African American female seniors in good standing (C avg or higher) planning to attend a 4 year university. Strong consideration is given to young women who demonstrate financial need and a committment to community service. Complete application forms and information in Counseling Office.

 

TSU : Deadline: March 1st - Lillian Dunn Thomas Scholarship and Donzaleigh Patterson scholarships sponsored by Kappa Lamda Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. For African American female seniors in good standing (C avg or higher) planning to attend TSU or Fisk. Strong consideration is given to young women who demonstrate financial need and a committment to community service. Complete application forms and information in Counseling Office.

 

FISK : Deadline March 1st- Lillian Dunn Thomas Scholarship and Donzaleigh Patterson scholarships sponsored by Kappa Lamda Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. For for African American female seniors in good standing (C avg or higher) planning to attend Fisk or TSU. Strong consideration is given to young women who demonstrate financial need and a committment to community service. Complete application forms and information in Counseling Office.

TSU BUSINESS MAJORS - Deadline: March 15th TSU's College of Business offers scholarships for deserving high school seniors. The College of Business scholarship application period is underway. Please visit TSU's College of Business' website for more information: http://wwwcob.tnstate.edu

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS: Deadline: March 15 - The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee manages several scholarship opportunties for students in the MNPS and middle TN areas. The listing of scholarships and their general application is now ready and available online at: http://www.cfmt.org . The application can be completed online, but MUST be copied and mailed to The Community Foundation at the address on the application. It CANNOT  be submitted online or by fax. Pat Cole, former executive director of counseling for MNPS schools, works for the Community Foundation, and has sent this notice to all MNPS schools. It's a great opportunity!

 

 

MUSIC/ART: Deadline: March 15 - The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee manages several scholarship opportunties for students in the MNPS and middle TN areas, including the Josh Turner Scholarship for students interested in music and/or the arts. The listing of scholarships and their general application is now ready and available online at: http://www.cfmt.org . The application can be completed online, but MUST be copied and mailed to The Community Foundation at the address on the application. It CANNOT  be submitted online or by fax.

 

 

TRUCKING: Deadline: March 15 - The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee manages several scholarship opportunties for students in the MNPS and middle TN areas, including scholarships for students desiring to pursue careers in the trucking industry. The listing of scholarships and their general application is now ready and available online at: http://www.cfmt.org . The application can be completed online, but MUST be copied and mailed to The Community Foundation at the address on the application. It CANNOT  be submitted online or by fax.

 

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE/LAW: Deadline: March 15 - The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee manages several scholarship opportunties for students in the MNPS and middle TN areas, including the Shannon Wood Scholarship for students interested in political science and/or law. The listing of scholarships and their general application is now ready and available online at: http://www.cfmt.org . The application can be completed online, but MUST be copied and mailed to The Community Foundation at the address on the application. It CANNOT  be submitted online or by fax.

 

 

JOURNALISM Deadline: March 15 - The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee manages several scholarship opportunties for students in the MNPS and middle TN areas, including scholarships for students desiring to pursue journalism careers. The listing of scholarships and their general application is now ready and available online at: http://www.cfmt.org . The application can be completed online, but MUST be copied and mailed to The Community Foundation at the address on the application. It CANNOT  be submitted online or by fax.

 

 

TEACHING SCHOLARSHIPS: Deadline: March 15 - The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee manages several scholarship opportunties for students in the MNPS and middle TN areas, including the Rachel Allison Cate scholarship for future teachers. The listing of scholarships and their general application is now ready and available online at: http://www.cfmt.org . The application can be completed online, but MUST be copied and mailed to The Community Foundation at the address on the application. It CANNOT  be submitted online or by fax.

 

 

COMMUNITY FNDTN OF MIDDLE TN: Deadline: March 15 - The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee manages several scholarship opportunties for students in the MNPS and middle TN areas. The listing of scholarships and their general application is now ready and available online at: http://www.cfmt.org . The application can be completed online, but MUST be copied and mailed to The Community Foundation at the address on the application. It CANNOT  be submitted online or by fax. Pat Cole, former executive director of counseling for MNPS schools, works for the Community Foundation, and has sent this notice to all MNPS schools. It's a great opportunity!

 

FIRE SAFETY ESSAY CONTEST : Deadline: April 1st - 10 winners - $2,000 award for each winner!

Scholarships Available from the American Fire Sprinkler Association
The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) will award ten $2,000 scholarships during their annual National Scholarship Contest. To apply, students read a short essay about sprinklers and fire safety at the AFSA   website: http://www.afsascholarship.org/ . After finishing, they complete a 10-question quiz on what they just read. Each correct answer gives the student a chance at winning of ten $2,000 scholarship (maximum 10 changes per entrant).

TSAC BULLETIN & SCHOLARSHIP INFO: Deadlines: various-see below - The 2009-2010 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available for completion at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov . Any student planning to receive the TN HOPE scholarship must complete the application by SEPTEMBER 1, 2009.

Beyond the HOPE scholarship, below are several other TSAC administered programs with approaching deadlines.

TENNESSEE STUDENT ASSISTANCE AWARD: Eligibility is based on financial need determined by FAFSA completion. Priority is given to students who have submitted a FAFSA prior to MARCH 1, 2009.

NED MCWHERTER SCHOLARS PROGRAM: Eligible students will have a minimum 3.5 unweighted grade point average AND a minimum 29 ACT/1280 SAT. Applications can be completed atwww.tn.gov/collegepays.Applications for this scholarship, an official transcript through the 7th semester, and an official ACT/SAT score must be received by TSAC no later than FEBRUARY 15, 2009.

ROBERT C. BYRD HONORS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: Eligible students will have a minimum 3.5 unweighted grade point average OR a minimum 24 ACT/1090 SAT AND a minimum 3.0 unweighted grade point average. Applications can be completed atwww.tn.gov/collegepays. Applications for this scholarship must be received by TSAC no later than MARCH 1, 2009.

MINORITY TEACHING FELLOWS PROGRAM (Loan Forgiveness Program): Eligible high school students must be a minority with a minimum 2.75 grade point average AND a minimum 18 ACT/860 SAT. Continuing college students must achieve a cumulative 2.5 grade point average or above. Applications can be completed at www.tn.gov/collegepays. Applications for this program must be received by TSAC no later than APRIL 15, 2009. This program does have an employment obligation.

DEPENDENT CHILDREN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: Eligible students will be a dependent child of a law enforcement officer, fireman or emergency medical technician who was killed in the line of duty or permanently disabled in the line of duty while employed in Tennessee. Applications can be completed at www.tn.gov/collegepays. Applications, required documentation, and a completed FAFSA must be received by TSAC no later than JULY 15, 2009.

If you have questions about any of these programs, please feel free to contact the appropriate program coordinator listed below: TSAA, Dependent Children - Naomi Derryberry (615) 253-7478 Ned McWherter, Robert C. Byrd - Kathy Stripling (615) 253-7480 Minority Teaching Fellows - Mike McCormack - (615) 253-7479

Above information sent from: James Snider, Outreach Specialist, Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC)

 

 

DIESEL  TECHNICIAN/HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR - Deadline: May 1st - AEMP Foundation (Association of Equipment Management Professionals) awards numerous scholarhips valued at up to $2,000 each for students planning to attend qualified schools offering a two year diesel technician program. Must have 2.0 GPA to apply. For applications, go to: http://aemp.org/scholarship.htm

ATHLETES SCHOLARSHIP - Deadline: June 27th, 2009 . $500 scholarship award sponsored by the Big Sun Organization

All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. For more information go to their website: http://www.bigsunathletics.com/

 

 

UTC CHEMISTRY SCHOLARSHIP - Deadline: March 1st. $14,000 Grote Chemistry Scholarship. Paper applications in senior office, or apply online: http://www.utc.edu/Academic/Chemistry/Students/scholarship/Grote/GroteInfo.php

 

 

GIRLS GOING PLACES ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDS - Deadline: Feb 27th - $1,000 - Sponsored by Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.

Nominees must submit a personal statement of no more than 250 words and a 750-word letter of endorsement from an adult-parent, teacher, mentor. 1st prize-$10,000, 2nd-$5,000, 3rd-$3,000, twelve $1,000 finalist prizes, all for college. For application, go to: http://www.girlsgoingplaces.com/

EAST TN STATE HONORS SCHOLARS - Deadline: Feb 15th - Scholarships cover full tuition and fees, the cost of standard dorms, meal plans, and a book allowance for four years. Minimum qualifications: scores of 29+ ACT or 1280+ SAT, 3.5 GPA, and evidence of community and leadership activities. There are also Honors-in-Discipline programs and those require a minimum score of 25 ACT or 1130 SAT. For more information visit website http://www.etsu.edu/

 

DRAMA SCHOLARSHIP - Deadline March 1st - Sponsored by the Jim Varney Foundation. Students must be admitted and plan to attend UCLA to qualify for the scholarship award. Students must also be planning to study Drama or Theater. For more information visit: http://www.UCLA.edu/

JAMES EDWARD OGLETHORPE SCHOLARSHIP - Deadline: Must contact admissions office for deadline - Full 4-year tuition scholarship to attend Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia. Students must have a minimum 3.3 G.P.A a 26+ACT or 1200+ SAT and demonstrate involvement in community service to apply for the scholarship award. For more info visit: http://www.oglethorpe.edu/

 

GEORGIA SHAKESPEARE SCHOLARSHIP - Deadline: Must contact Oglethorpe Admissions office for deadline. $113,000 -For use only at Oglethorpe Univ in Atlanta, GA: Student must commit to performing and understanding Shakespeare, have a minimum 3.3 GPA, 25+ACT or 1100+SAT. Students will perform a prepared monologue, participate in a seminar on Shakespeare and write an essay based on the seminar discussion. Two scholarships for full tuition for 4 years ($113,000) will be awarded. Recipients will also have the opportunity to intern with Georgia Shakespeare. For more info, visit: http://www.oglethorpe.edu /

 

ESSAY CONTEST -ABBOTT AND FENNER: Deadline June 20th:$1,000 - Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants sponsor a yearly essay contest with a $1,000 scholarship award. Visit their website for details on the contest and other scholarship opportunities at: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/

 

SUNTRUST SWEEPSTAKES - Deadline: March 31st - $1,000 - Suntrust Bank is offering 15 $1,000 scholarships. One winner drawn every two weeks. Register online for the drawing at: http://www.offtocollege.info /

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FINANCIAL AID LINKS (click on any link below to go to the site):

FAFSA ONLINE: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. A FAFSA form MUST be filed as soon as possible after January 1, 2009. To file online, you will need a FAFSA PIN #   (see link below). You will need your parents' income tax information for 2008. If taxes have not been filed yet, you may estimate the information, and update it after the taxes are filed. Again, you do NOT have to wait for taxes to be filed to file your FAFSA.

FAFSA PIN #: http://www.pin.ed.gov Students and parents each need a PIN# to file FAFSA online. Do this in DECEMBER, a few days before January 1st.

TSAC (TN Student Assistance Corporation): http://www.collegepaystn.com

CollegeForTN: http://www.collegefortn.org/

TECHNICAL SCHOOLS GRANTS (Free Money!) - http://www.collegepaystn.com All TN residents who are over 18 and have not received a HOPE Scholarship qualify to receive the Wilder-Naifeh Technical Schools Grant. DEADLINE  to apply is NOV. 1st. For more information, go to the link, then search for Wilder Naifeh Technical School Grant or go to: http://www.collegepaystn.com/mon_college/wilder_naifeh.htm

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NASHVILLE/MIDDLE TN BASED SCHOLARSHIPS: http://nashvillescholarships.com/

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