Local Area Colleges, Universities, and Technical Schools
Schools in Tennessee
Complete listing of post-secondary schools in Tennessee including enrollment numbers, tuition costs, type of college, etc.
College and University Financial Aid Websites
Financial Aid Resources
Career Resources, Diploma Requirements, Financial Aid Information, etc.
Financial Aid Homepage
Guides you through the financial aid process. You can also complete free scholarship searches and find information on career planning.
Mapping Your Future
Guides you through the financial aid process and assists students with choosing a school and planning a career.
Learn the basics of financial aid and loans, utilize the student loan repayment calculator, do a free online scholarship search, explore careers, and visit college websites.
Register online to find scholarship opportunities that are aligned to your individual needs.
Scholarship Search Engine
Another way to register for scholarships aligned to your needs. A vast array of searches are available.
See 360-degree views of hundreds of different schools all in one website. Sign up for Edadvisor Email Reminder service to receive helpful financial information about financial aid deadlines. Includes a free national scholarship search and chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.
The College Grants Database
A vast resource for every type of grant available--from state to federal level. REMEMBER, grants are FREE money that you never have to repay!!!!!
This great resource link was recommended to me by the students of Bonnie Hansen at Mason Valley Tutors. I wish to thank these students and may each of you find ultimate happiness and success in life.
Online Education Loan Calculator
This is a great resource to figure how much you will need in education loans to complete your post-secondary education. They provide a wealth of resources for deciding your the best way to finance your future.
Thanks to Christian for suggesting this great site for my resource links!!! Also, to Adriana Michaels for all she does for the youth at Pathway to Empowerment!
Intuit Turbo Tax College Tax Tips
This website provides a vast amount of information from how to report financial aid and scholarship money on your taxes to how to save for college expenses tax free. Lots of useful information. I want to personally thank the students in the College Kickoff Program all the way in Colorado and also Christina Nill with the After School Care Programs for this suggestion and their appreciation of this webpage.
This site provides lots of valuable information on how to get money for college and it explains all of the options available.
NCAA Eligibility Center
A resource for regulations and requirements for athletic scholarships and participation.
Career Information and Selection
A personality test that will help you determine what kind of careers would be the best for you.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Detailed career descriptions are available on this site. An excellent tool for anyone trying to decide on a career path.
America's Career Info Net
America's Career InfoNet is a resource for making informed career decisions to support a demand-driven workforce investment system.
University of Manitoba
Information on a variety of occupations plus a "What can I do with a major in....?" section.
Kuder Career Assessment
Use the results of your interests, skills, and work values assessments to plan for your education or occupation. These assessements provide immediate online reports and offer proven reliability and validity.
College and career resource supported by the state. You can find financial aid and college planning resources. It is all FREE!
Schools in Tennessee
This is a comprehensive list of all post-secondary schools in Tennessee which provides a wealth if information about the schools, cost, majors, etc.
ACT and SAT Testing Information
Register for ACT testing and view your results.
Register for SAT testing.
tnAchieves Scholarship Program
tnAchieves provides an opportunity for Tennessee public high school graduates from the class of 2014 to receive up to $3,000 annually for community college tuition.
FAFSA stands for FREE Application for Federal Student Aid. The most noted word being FREE. This site will provide you with all of the information needed to apply for federal and state financial aid. Completing this application also makes available to you the Tennessee HOPE Lottery Scholarship for college and the Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant for attending technical school. This is also the form the federal government uses to determine your eligibility for aid.
If you are a man between the ages of 18-25 and living in the U.S., you must register with Selective Service. It is the law. According to law, a man must register within 30 days after his 18th birthday.
Debt.org-America's Debt Help Organization
This link provides useful information that can help in making budgeting, financing and overall debt decisions regarding higher education financing. This information can also be used to better manage your debt and finances throughout life. It is a great tool.
Scholarships (Guidelines and Deadlines)
Alzheimer's Foundation of America
The awards range from $250 to $5,000. To enter, students must submit and autobiography and write a 1200 to 1500 word essay answering the questions on the website. Students must also submit other supporting documents and an application, which can be found online. Deadline is February 15.
American Foreign Service Association
First place winner receives $2500 and an all-expense paid trip to the Capitol. To enter, students must write an essay on the topic provided on the website. Students whose parents are members of United States Foreign Service are not eligible. All entries must be postmarked by April 15.
American Legion Oratorical Contest Scholarship
Awards range from $1500 on the local level to $18,000 on the national level. Students should contact the local American Legion for details and more information.
AXA Financial Achievement and Community Scholarships
For the achievement scholarship, state winners receive $10,000 and national winners receive an additional $15,000 and an internship offer. For the community scholarship, each AXA Advisor's branch office awards up to 12 $2000 scholarships yearly. Applications are due by February 15.
Best Buy's @15 Scholarship
Scholarships in the amount of $1000 are awarded to students based on academic achievement, volunteer efforts and work experience. All high school student who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study after graduating high school are eligible to apply. Applications and deadlines can be found on the website in January.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Gates Millennium Scholars
Awards are based on a student's financial need. Scholarships are renewable. This program is open to African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students who are graduating high school seniors. To be eligible, students must have a minimum 3.3 GPA, show strong leadership skills and demonstrate financial need. Additional requirements and applications can be found on the website. Deadline is January.
Burger King Scholars Program
Scholarship amounts are up to $25,000. To be eligible, students must have aminimum GPA of 2.5 and plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year program. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, school involvement, and community involvement. The application period is November through January.
Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship Program
Only Chick-fil-A team members are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The top 25 Leadership Scholarship recipients will also receive an additional $1000 S. Truett Cathy Scholar award.
National scholars receive $20,000 and regional scholars receive $10,000 over a four-year period. This scholarship is for high school seniors. To be elibible, students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the end of their junior year and be planning to pursue a degree at an accredited post-secondary institution. Applications are accepted August through October each year.
Discover Tribute Award Scholarship Program
The award amount is $25,000 and is available for high school juniors only. To be eligible, students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and demonstrate community involvement and leadership skills. In addition, students must have also faced a significant challenge. Deadline is January 31.
East Tennessee Foundation
The amount of the award varies by the different scholarships. Students should visit the website to determine which scholarships they are eligible for and to find application materials.
Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition
National winnersreceive $4,000 - $60,000 over a four-year period. All high school students who are U.S. Citizens are eligible to apply. Awards are based on financial need, leadership, and scholarship. Applications must be submitted to a local Elks Lodge either in person or by mail. Deadline is November 2.
Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards
The award amount is $4,000 over a four year period. Children and grandchildren of living Elks members are eligible to apply. Students must be a high school senior and have taken the ACT or SAT before the end of the year. Applications must be submitted online. Deadline is January 8.
Varsity Tutors Monthly Scholarship Contest
Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter at the email address listed above.
Seniors may apply for the Tennessee Promise Scholarship, which will provide two years of tuition-free attendance at a community or technical college in Tennessee.