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Financial Aid/Scholarship Info

Financial Aid/Scholarships

 
 

Hunters Lane's School Code is: 431-256   SCROLL to the BOTTOM for ACTIVE LINKS for FAFSA and other FINANCIAL AID web sites.

SCHOLARSHIP POSTINGS: (Updated weekly - copies of all applications below are in the senior counseling office):

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)

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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STUDY  ABROAD: Deadline: February 1st - AFS (American Foreign Service) has two new full scholarship programs available to US students who wish to study abroad. For more information and applicaions, please visit their website: http://www.afs.org/usa

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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

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BRENTWOOD  ROTARY - Deadline January 15th - $2,000 (renewable) The Brentwood Rotary Club will award one scholarship to an oustanding candidate. Applicants must be show a record of community service, have 3.0 GPA or higher, and submit all application materials. Interact Club members are strongly encouraged to apply. Please see Mrs. Guss for complete application forms and information.

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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.

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KFC- Deadline: February 10th - $5,000 - $20,000 Kentucky Fried Chicken will be accepting online applications for their scholarship program. Interested students must have a 2.75 (or higher) GPA, be a US citizen or permanent resident, and plan to enroll in a public college or university within your state of legal residence. Please visit: http://www.kfcscholars.org for application and more information.

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ESSAY CONTEST- Deadline: Feb 15th: $5,000 award. AFA Teen's Alzheimer Awareness Essay Contest. 1200 word essay contest, topic: "How has Alzheimer's disease changed or impated your life? What have you learned about yourself, your family and/or your community in the face of coping with Alzheimer's disease?" Complete application forms available in senior counseling office.

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OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY - Deadline: Feb. 1st: Two $2,000 scholarships. Must enroll in a four year university by fall, 2009 and have 3.5 GPA or higher

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RICHMOND UNIV- Deadline: March 15th $12,000 Annual Grant -Presidential Scholars' Award given to top 20% of applicants.

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DAR Scholarships (3 total) - Deadline: January 15th . The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is awarding three separate scholarships: 1)$2500 Nursing Scholarship 2) $1000 American History Scholarship for History/Govt Majors 3)$750 Ellen Davies Rodger & Zachariah Davies Patriotic Award

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BONNER SCHOLARS PROGRAM - Deadline: January 15. Amount varies - goal is to support service minded students in graduating without debt. Available at 27 universities nationwide. The participating TN universities are: Carson Newman, Maryville, Rhodes, and Tusculum universities. Requirements vary at each school. For more information, look under "Bonner Scholars Program" at the Bonner Foundation's website: http://www.bonner.org/

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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/

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MTSU- Deadline: March 15th - John T. Bragg, Sr. Scholarship Award - for a student who has oversome a significant personal obstacle. Must be enrolling at MTSU in fall, 2009.

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MUSIC MAJORS - Deadline: February 1st - Perfomance competitions in mid-late February. Several full scholarships (up to $93,000) to Brewton Parker College (Private Christian Baptist College in Southeast Georgia) Division of Music Studies will be awarded. If interested in competing, register and apply at: www.bpc.edu/music/

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

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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/

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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

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ESSAY CONTEST Deadline: January 15th $5,000 prize - The American Planning Association's High School Essay Contest is available to high school JUNIORS and SENIORS. For more information, visit their website: http://www.planning.org/essay/

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ENTREPRENEURIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Deadline January 25th:$40,000 ($10,000 per yr) to any college or university in the United States.

The McKelvey Foundation is making their scholarship available to all high school seniors who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit by owning their own business while in high school. Their vision is to build a large network of young business owners from across the country. To apply visit their website: http://www.mckelveyfoundation.org/

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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/

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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/

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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/

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ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP - Deadline: Feb 1st - Must be planning to attend West Virginia University. Students must have a 3.8+ GPA, 30+ ACT or 1340+ SAT, and the Math ACT must be 32 or higher and the Math SAT must be 720 or higher. For more information, go to: http://www.wvu.edu/

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WEST VIRGINIA UNIV ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS - Deadline: Feb 1st - West Virginia University offers many academic scholarships for out-of-state students. For more information, visit their website: http://www.arc.wvu.edu/Scholars_Office/out_of_state.html

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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/

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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 /

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BURGER KING SCHOLARS PROGRAM -Deadline: February 2nd - $1000 dollars. Scholarship can be used for COLLEGE OR TECHNICAL school. Applicants must be high school seniors, U.S. residents, have a GPA of at least 2.5 or higher, work part-time an avg of 15 hours per week or 40 weeks per year, be actively involved in community service activities, and demonstrate financial need. For more information and application go to: http://www.bk.com/

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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/

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ELKS "MOST VALUABLE STUDENT" AWARD: Deadline: January 15th $4,000-$60,000 - The local Elks Foundation (local #72) is awarding 500 four-year awards ranging from $4,000 to $60,000 Most Valuable Student Scholarship Award". Must be US citizen. All applications must be sent through the local lodge and addressed to the Student Scholarship Program. Applications in senior office or go to: http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars

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JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIV, AL- Deadline: March 1st -Jacksonville State University in Alabama is offering various scholarships for entering freshmen. Most scholarships are based on the applicant's academic or extracurricular record, while some are based on demonstrated financial need. A number of one-year, full tuition scholarships are available to applicants based primarily on their leadership roles, offices held in extracurricular activities, and community involvement. For more information and applications, go to: http://www.jsu.edu/

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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

FASTWEB: http://www.fastweb.com/ Fastweb is a free scholarship search database. For every hour you spend applying for scholarships, you are likely to earn $100 per hour. A good place to start is by creating an account on fastweb!

CAPPEX: http://www.cappex.com The newest free scholarship search database. It's been generating a lot of buzz, so check it out and sign up!.

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

HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP DIRECTORY: directory

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