Alaska Space Grant Fellowship Program

Alaska Space Grant Fellowship Program

The Alaska Space Grant Program (AGSP) was established in 1991 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks as a part of NASA’s National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program (Space Grant). Created by Congress in 1988, Space Grant was implemented by NASA a year later in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as a network of university-based consortia. Today it is a consortium of public and private colleges, universities and non-profit organizations that promote and support and fund education, research, outreach, and teaching of science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM-related areas of study in Alaska and all the other states in the US. Since its inception 27 years ago, Space Grant has grown to maintain over 850 affiliates and has awarded over 23,000 American citizens with financial assistance with their tuition in science, engineering, NASA and other related areas of STEM.  Additionally, it has countless service projects in all 50 states.

AGSP Undergraduate Fellowship valued at up to $1,000 is available to students intending to major in a STEM-related field of study. AGSP calls all students to apply for the fellowship but strongly encourages especially women and underrepresented groups such as Alaska Natives, Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders, and people with disabilities. Applicants must be a US citizen and a resident of Alaska or enrolled at an accredited Alaskan college or university and be in good academic standing. Although funds are subject to the availability of NASA funding there are usually ten recipients per year. The application process is a relatively straightforward application requesting basic biographical information and education data with supporting documentation of transcripts and one letter of recommendation. A resume detailing education, training experiences, employment and other skills and accomplishments should be included. Finally, a cover letter of intent setting career intentions in NASA-related and STEM disciplines and further explanation of who the scholarship will contribute to the career goals set forth. AGSP asks applicants to outline how their career choice will positively impact Alaska, NASA and/or the STEM community. The decision committees suggest that any additional interesting or diverse information that would set the applicant apart from others and therefore help qualify the candidate to be included in the explanation as well.  Recipients of the fellowship will be requested to complete periodic survey/questionnaires so that their feedback will better inform future projects with their longitudinal tracking.

Space Grant Fellow will also agree to acknowledge the support of the NASA Alaska Space Grant Program in all Space Grant educational or research projects and presentations. Applications and supporting documentation must be received by the specified date. No late materials will be accepted, and incomplete packets will be disqualified. Applications are viewed as they arrive and funds will be distributed on a first come first served basis. Award announcements will be sent to recipients via email on October 1st. The scholarship deadline is September 15, 2017. You can find more information online.

Utah State Scholarships

Utah State Scholarships

Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest

Sponsored by Shurtech Brands LLC Duck Brand Duct Tape, this scholarship awards winning couples $10,000. Second and third place couples win $5,000 and $3,000. Single and runners-up winners receive $1,000. Entrants must but legal residents of the US and be between 14-18 years old. Contestants must design and make their entire prom ensemble from Duck Brand duct tape. Individuals or couples may enter by sending a color photograph displaying their creations with as much detail as possible. Along with the photo, students should include their name, contact information and a release signed by themselves and a parent if the entrant is less than 18 years of age. The scholarship deadline is May 31, 2017. You can find more information at the main website.

National Scholars Program

Offered at Eastern Michigan University, the National Scholars Program offers a renewable award of  $15,000 a year to bridge the financial gap between in-state and out-of-state tuition. The award is available to nonresident freshmen with a minimum GPA of 2.75 who are admitted into a degree program. There is a two-year on-campus living requirement to accept the award. There is no particular application process for the program since the school automatically considers out-of-state individuals who are accepted into the institution by the priority deadlines. The scholarship deadlines vary depending on particular programs of study. You can find more information online.

Utah Centennial Scholarship for Early Graduation

This program offers $1,000 to students graduating early from Utah high schools with an approved Student Education Occupation Plan on file. Eligible students will have communicated early graduation intent with their school principal and subsequently fulfilled all course requirements for graduation. To receive the award, after course completion or graduation, students will be issued a Centennial Scholarship for Early Graduation from the guidance department. The certificate should be presented to the registrar at the college or university where the student enrolls full-time. The scholarship deadline is updated annually on the website.

Utah Jump$tart Coalition Financial Literacy Scholarship

This opportunity offers four $1,000 awards to high school seniors exemplifying the Coalition’s mission of raising awareness of the need for personal finance fundamentals through education, promoting fiscal responsibility while encouraging cooperative business to business, government, and community efforts and education. The scholarship deadline is updated annually on the website. You can find more information online.

Utah New Century Scholarship

The Utah New Century Scholarship is available to students who are earning an accelerated Associate’s degree at the same time as attending a Utah high school. A course of study in mathematics or sciences must be pursued at one of the state universities to qualify for the award. The amount of the scholarship changes from year to year since it’s tied to government funding but once the budget has been decided the award amounts are updated on the website. To be considered students must be a US citizen and be eligible for federal student aid, have no criminal record, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and have completed all the university course work by the time of graduation and enroll in 15 credit hours the fall after graduation. The scholarship deadline is February 1, 2017.

Virginia State Scholarships

Virginia State Scholarships

Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Scholarship Program

The Lee-Jackson Education Foundation offers 18 awards ranging from $1,000 – $10,000 to Virginia high school juniors and seniors who plan to enroll full-time at an accredited college or university in the US. Recipients who enroll in a community college must do so in the college transfer program to receive the award. Candidates should submit a completed application form with the essay to their school principal. The essay should concern the General Lee or General Jackson’s heritage, their lives as military leaders, for example. There are ample winning model essays available on the website. The scholarship deadline is usually around mid-February but is updated annually. You can find more information on the main website.

My Political Hero Essay Contest

Presented by Virginians for Integrity in Government, this scholarship opportunity offers one $2,000 award to the winner of the Political Hero Contest, developed by David Bailey, a veteran lobbyist. The contest is reserved for Virginia public, private and home-schooled students who intend to enroll in an accredited college or university after graduation. Contestants should submit an essay no longer than 800 words about a living political hero. Entries are judged on clarity, reasoning, and quality of writing.  The scholarship deadline is May 1, 2017. You can find more information online.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Visual Arts Fellowship

This program offers awards ranging from $4,000 – $8,000 to art students of all ages. Undergraduate and graduate fellows are for individual applicants only. Professional awards may be either individual or collaborative. Additionally, half awards of $3,000 and $2,000 are awarded to graduate and undergraduate students for semester projects. Student candidates must be US citizens and a current resident of Virginia and enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university. There are highly detailed instruction for portfolio contents and digitalized submission. The scholarship deadline is November 4, 2017.You can find more information online.

Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program (VTSLP)

This opportunity is a renewable $10,000 award intended to assist students specializing in the field of education with the intent to teach in an area of critical teach shortage immediately post-graduation. Students may be undergraduate, graduate or paraprofessionals attending an accredited in-state institution of higher education. Recipients of the awards must continue to teach in one of Virginia’s areas of teacher shortage for as many years equaling the years of award distribution. The scholarship deadline is variable. You can find more information online.

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program

The Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program is meant for Virginia residents who are planning to attend one of the 30 participating in-state private colleges or universities. The renewable award amounts are $3,200 for undergraduates and $1,600 for graduate students. Candidates must be enrolled full-time and pursuing a degree in anything other than religious training and theology. Students should obtain from and submit a completed application form to the financial aid office of the chosen institution by July 31 previous to the fall of attendance. Applications received after the deadline will be filled as the monies are available.  The scholarship deadline is July 31, 2017.

Washington State Scholarships

Washington State Scholarships 

Ajia Matthews Educational Scholarship Fund

In memory of Ajia Matthews who passed away at a young age, this Educational Scholarship Fund offers awards to high achieving school seniors with strong character and leadership skills. Ambitiousness through employment and community service is also regarded highly as part of the consideration. Candidates must submit a completed application form, two letters of recommendation, transcripts reflecting a minimum GPA of 3.0, and a copy of an acceptance letter to an accreted two or four-year college or university. The scholarship deadline is March 31, 2017. You can find more information online.

Education First Scholarship

The Education First Scholarship comes from a need-based program created in 1995 by a small group of recent college graduates to provide need-based awards to college-bound seniors graduating from high schools with historically low number of college applicants. Candidates should be from the Seattle area schools of Chief Sealth, Cleveland, and Rainier Beach or the Portland area schools of David Douglas, Madison, and Roosevelt. Each city has a designated primary winner of $3,000 and an honorable mention winner of $1,000. Candidates should submit an online application with detailed responses to the essay questions. Since a large portion of the judging is based the responses themselves, it is advised to take considerable time in responding to them. The scholarship deadline is March 18, 2017.

Eleanor Davis Pinkham Scholarship

This program offers one $4,000 award to a graduating senior of Roosevelt High School who intends to enroll full-time as a freshman at University of Washington. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.3 and be a US citizen or a Permanent Resident. Candidates should submit a completed online application, three short essays on the topics of extracurricular activities, academic achievements/goals, and financial requirements. Also, a letter of recommendation, transcripts, and a resume of activities separate from the essays are required. The scholarship deadline is April 22, 2017. You can find more information online.

The George and Dorothy Marsden Scholarship Fund

This scholarship opportunity offers two renewable awards of $7,500 to academically competitive high school seniors from the inland northwest who’s permanent residence is located in Spokane’s Episcopal Diocese and who intend to enroll at an accredited college or university in the US. Candidates must complete an online application in one sitting, so verifying gathered materials against the checklist is necessary. Along with the completed application, students should have a PDF version of their transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, college application essay, a resume of up to 10 academic awards, 10 activities and a short 1250-word essay about what differentiates the candidate from the rest of the pool, three letters of recommendation.  The scholarship deadline is March 31, 2017. You can find more information online.

Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

Presented by Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), this opportunity offers one award of $3,500 to promote women’s careers in transportation. Applicants must be women either living permanently or currently attending an accredited college or university in Southwest Washington in a transportation-related program of study. Students may be either an undergraduate or graduate level and must report a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applications should be submitted through local WTS chapters. The scholarship deadline is October 21, 2017. You can find more information online.

Vermont State Scholarships

Vermont State Scholarship

Amy Lowenstein Scholarship

The Amy Lowenstein Scholarship is one renewable $2,500 award available to academically competitive high school graduates from Addison County, Vermont who are enrolling full-time in a degree program at a highly competitive, accredited four-year college or university in the US. Eligible students will have superior academic records, a strong history of community service, and demonstrate financial need. Applicants should submit a Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA, two letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and an essay. The scholarship deadline is March 4, 2017. You can find more information online.

Carol A. Hurley Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship opportunity presents two $1,000 awards to Vermont graduates of Randolph Area high school as well as graduates from Technical Career Center, Randolph Union High School, Rochester School, Whitcomb High School, Windsor High School or Woodstock Union High School. Since Carol Hurly was an outreach counselor who helped first-generation college-bound students prepare for college, the award preference will be for students who are first-generation college attendees. Candidates should have a minimum GPA of 2.5, have a history of community involvement and demonstrate financial need. Applicants should submit the Unified Scholarship Application, the FAFSA, one letter of recommendation, official transcripts, and an essay.  The scholarship deadline is March 4, 2017.

Taigh Scholarship

This program offers one $1,000 award to students from Peacham who are intending to enroll in an accredited institution of higher education after graduation from high school. Candidates must reside in Caledonia County, demonstrate good work ethic as well as financial need. Applicants should submit a Unified Scholarship Application, the FAFSA, one letter of recommendation and an essay. Since the scholarship was established to encourage and assist rural and first-generation college-bound students to further their education, preference will be given to that constituency. The scholarship deadline is March 4, 2017.

Vermont Dental Hygiene Scholarship

Presented by the Hill Family and Vermont Dental Foundation, the VT Dental Hygiene Scholarship distributes on average, seven awards between $15,000 – $18,000 to students from Vermont who intend to enroll full-time in a dental hygiene program at an accredited college or university. Candidates must demonstrate academic excellence as well as financial need. Applicants should submit a Unified Scholarship Application, FAFSA, one letter of recommendation, official transcripts, and an essay. The scholarship deadline is March 4, 2017.You can find more information online at the main website.

Vermont State Grange Educational Aid Fund

The Grange Educational Aid Fund offers one $1,000 award to a Vermont high school seniors who are intending to enroll in an accredited vocational or technical school. Students should demonstrate both financial need as well as academic achievement. Applicants should submit a Unified Scholarship Application, the FAFSA, an official transcript as well as an essay. The scholarship deadline is March 4, 2017.

West Virginia State Scholarships

West Virginia State Scholarships

Jacqueline Shearer Memorial Scholarship

Presented by the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, the Shearer Memorial Scholarship offers two $2,500 scholarships to West Virginia high school seniors whose lives have been affected by cancer. They, personally, or a close family member may have experienced the affliction during which they were of assistance.  Candidates must be enrolling in an accredited college or university in a degree program of study to be eligible. Students should submit a completed an online application, a letter of reference, a verification form from a physician, and two personal short essays responding to prompts. The scholarship deadline is March 11, 2017. You can find more information online.

King’s Daughters Health Foundation Health Career Scholarship

The Health Foundation Health Career Scholarship offers one $2,500 award to college-bound seniors from West Virginia to assist in their first year of school. Students must be enrolling full-time at an accredited two or four-year college or university and pursuing a career in healthcare. The scholarship may be used for tuition, room, and board, books and lab fees. Recipients are required to meet the minimum GPA requirement of 2.50 and should have scored better than 15 on the ACT and 700 or higher on the SAT. Candidates should submit a completed application including a cover letter of no more than 300 words describing the applicant’s financial needs, and education and career goals. Also, include test score documentation, three letters of recommendation, and academic transcripts. The scholarship deadline is April 1, 2017. You can find more information online.

Toyota Motor Sales, USA Inc. Scholarship

This program, presented by National FFA Organization, offers ten $2,500 need-based, program dependent awards to West Virginia graduating high school seniors enrolling at an accredited four-year college or university with a concentration in agricultural engineering or agricultural science and technology. Applicants must submit a completed application form as well as a resume of extra-curricular activities and the SAR from the FAFSA. The scholarship deadline is February 15, 2017. You can find more information here:

West Virginia Higher Education Grant Program

The WV Higher Education Grant program offers renewable need-based awards to West Virginia students. The amount is determined on a case-by-case basis as predicted by funding as well as the applicants need. Students must be US citizen and have resided in West Virginia for at least one year before applying for the Grant. The application process is achieved by simply filing the FAFSA as soon as possible after the deadline. The scholarship deadline is April 15, 2017.

West Virginia PROMISE Scholarship

This program offers renewable merit-based awards up to $4,750 to high-achieving West Virginia students to assist them in meeting their educational goals. Students must complete the FAFSA and submit a scholarship application form. Applications can be accessed by creating an online account where you will also submit other documentation such as transcripts reflecting a minimum GPA of 3.0, ACT and SAT score report. The scholarship deadline is March 1, 2017. You can find more information online.

Wisconsin State Scholarships

Wisconsin State Scholarships

Wisconsin Bakers Association Scholarship

This program distributes $1,000 awards to Wisconsin students who have a demonstrated profound and committed interest in the field of baking. Candidates must be 18 years of age when the scholarship is applied, have worked a minimum of 500 hours for a bakery, and intend to broaden and strengthen their skills by pursuing commercial baking courses. Applicants should submit an online application with three written letters of reference, a resume of activities such as work as well as a cover letter detailing career objectives and the applicant’s qualities that would merit receiving the award. There is no specific deadline for this scholarship. You can find more information online.

Wisconsin Tuition Grant

Presented by the state of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board, scholarship awards are available to assist Wisconsin students in reaching their education goals. Grant amounts range from $250 – $2,500.  Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at an in-state accredited college or university. There are six possible grants available. Since grants are referred to as gifts, they are based primarily on financial need; therefore, students will need to submit the FAFSA. Each grant has specific stipulations and restrictions that are outlined in detail on the web page. The scholarship deadline is March 31, 2017.

WLCA Metro Milwaukee Professional Landscape Scholarship Fund, Inc.

The WLCA Metro Fund offers $250 – $2,000 awards to students who have demonstrated their commitment and achievement in landscape or horticultural studies on a full-time basis at an accredited four-year college or university or a two-year program in horticulture or landscape related concentration. Candidates should submit a completed application, two letters of recommendation, a current academic transcript, and a 500-word essay detailing the impetus for interest in the field and relevant experiences that would bring perspectives, interest, sand depth to course participation. The scholarship deadline is December 15, 2017.You can find more information online.

Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) Foundation College Scholarship

This WI Public Service Foundation offers $500 – $1,000 to high school seniors intending to enroll full-time at a participating accredited in-state four-year institution after graduation. Students enrolling in a two-year program with the intent to continue to a four-year program within the Wisconsin system will also be considered. Semi-finalists are selected based on class rank and ACT or SAT scores and will be asked to submit a biographical questionnaire and additional information from the school. The scholarship deadline is February 1, 2017.

Wisconsin Restaurant Association (WRA) Education Foundation Scholarship in Culinary & Hospitality

This offer awards from $1,000 – $2250 to Wisconsin students enrolled full or part-time in an accredited culinary or related field program of study or a culinary apprenticeship for the current year and be employed by a Wisconsin foodservice or hospitality establishment. Applicants must submit a completed application package through the Google doc. In addition to the application, official transcripts and a letter of recommendation are also required. The scholarship deadline is April 1, 2017. You can find more information on the official website.

Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

In 1988 the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education established a merit-based scholarship with the intent to acknowledge South Carolina students who are academically competitive and promote in-state attendance of institutions of higher education through offering generous four-year scholarships to seniors applying for college. The Palmetto Fellows Scholarship award provides $6,700 to incoming college freshmen and $7,500 each year to students who continue to study at an in-state college or university. Candidates who study sciences and math at certain universities like Clemson, for example, will receive a larger award in the amount of 10,0000.   Applicants are required to be first-time bachelor’s degree seekers. Certain five-year programs are approved for additional funding. All recipients must enroll in a South Carolina institution of higher Education.

Applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident, enrolled in a South Carolina public or private high school or be homeschooled. Students are required to verify that they have never been convicted of a felony or secondary alcohol or drug offenses in the academic year. Applicants may not also receive Lottery Tuition Assistance, LIFE Scholarship, or SC HOPE Scholarship. The profile of the successful applicant is divided into early and late awards. Early award applicants must demonstrate a score of 1200 on the SAT or 27 on the ACT, have earned a minimum GPA of 3.5 by the finish of junior year and have a ranking of top 6% in the sophomore or junior year. Alternatively, Early and late award students may present SAT scores of 1400 or 32 on the ACT and a GPA of 4.0 by the end of the junior year. All materials should be submitted by November of early award applicants and June 15th for late awards applicants.

High school guidance counselors are responsible for receiving and submitting application materials to the Commission on Higher Education. In addition to the application, official transcripts and reports that demonstrate proof of class rank are required for consideration. Copies of the SAT and ACT scores are also required at this time. Application packages can be submitted by Certified, and signature required mail, hand delivery or overnight service. There is no particular program of study requirements for the scholarship recipients. Renewal applicants must be able to demonstrate a minimum GPA of 3.0, have fulfilled the 30 credit hour per year requirement for graduation, completed a scholarship affidavit form, been continuously enrolled full-time as a student, and maintained continued residency in South Carolina. Students who are living in South Carolina for the purpose of education many not apply or receive any awards from the Commission and all residency claims will be investigated.

Attendance of an accredited non-profit South Carolina college or university is the only stipulation aside from the academic standards set forth by the commission. The amount of the scholarship will fill gaps in tuition payment after all other scholarship, grants and gifts are considered. The scholarship deadlines are November 30th for early awards and June 15th for late awards.

Texas State Scholarships

Texas State Scholarships

The TSJCL Lourania Miller & Gareth Morgan Scholarships

Presented by Texas Classical Association for high school seniors, the TSJCL Scholarship offers two $1,000 awards to high school seniors who are intending to enroll full-time at an accredited college or university to continue studying Latin and the classics. Recipients may take Latin or Greek language their freshman year but not at the beginning levels. Civilization and culture classes may not be used in place of the language classes. Candidates are nominated by their high school language teacher. Students should create an online account in older to submit application materials The scholarship deadline is June 29, 2017. You can find more information online.

Aimee Melissa Davis Scholarship

In memory of Aimee Melissa Davis’ life, the Aimee Melissa Davis Scholarship offers $5,000 awards to high school seniors living with type I diabetes and who are attending a high school in Travis or Williamson County, Texas. Applicants are chosen on academic promise as well as financial need. Students can apply by submitting a one-page personal essay detailing educational and career goals, extra-curricular activities, work history, honors, awards and compelling life experiences helpful to the selection committee. Also, two letters of recommendation, an official transcript and a verification of treatment letter from a physician. The scholarship deadline is April 15, 2017.

Brook Hollow Golf Club Scholarship

Presented by The Dallas Foundation, this scholarship offers renewable awards ranging from $1,000 – $5,000 to the employees of Brook Hollow Golf Club (BHGC), their children or grandchildren to pursue their educational dreams. Applicants may be a current full or part-time employee but must have been working at the BHGC for at least a year before applying for the scholarship. Candidates will find a downloadable application form on the web page requiring basic information as well as a request for academic transcripts and a personal statement regarding educational and career goals The scholarship deadline is April 1, 2017. You can find more information online.

Hellenic Professional Society of Texas Scholarship

The Hellenic Professional Society of Texas offers scholarships to students of Texas with Hellenic heritage who are attending or have been accepted to an accredited four-year Texas college or university. Students not of Hellenic heritage are considered if they have demonstrated excellence in the studies related to Greek letters or affairs. Applicants, graduate, and undergraduate must show a minimum GPA of 3.5. The application can be accessed by creating an online account. The scholarship deadline is December 31, 2017. You can find more information online.

Mary E. Bivins Foundation Scholarships

The scholarship offers nineteen awards consisting of $2,500 semesterly awards to undergraduates and $3,500 semesterly awards for graduate students who are looking to pursue a career in the ministry of Christian religion. Candidates must be a permanent resident of the northernmost counties of the Texas Panhandle and a US citizen who is currently enrolled as a junior or senior undergraduate or as a graduate student at any university across the US.  Applicants can download the updated application on the web page. The scholarship deadline is January 29, 2017.

Tennessee State Scholarships

Tennessee State Scholarships

Bird Dog Foundation Essay Contest

Presented by The Bird Dog Foundation, Inc., this scholarship offers two $1,500 awards to Tennessee high school seniors winning their essay contest. Entrants must submit a 900 -1,000-word essay on one of the provided topics such as but not limited to agroforestry, ecotourism, endangered species, habitats preservation or the hunting dog. It is advised that essay writers craft their essays in a positive, constructive light and weave their personal experiences into the writing. The essay must include a bibliography page with a minimum of five sources, but no more than two of the three may be web pages. The scholarship deadline is April 15, 2017. You can find more information online.

Jack Diller Education Award

The Jack Diller Education Award is presented by the Nashville Predators Foundation and offers four $2,500 scholarships to high school seniors in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee area. A teacher or coach must nominate all candidates by submitting a letter of recommendation to the Foundation. Nominated students will have a minimum GPA of 3.0 from sophomore to senior year and are planning to enroll in an accredited college or university. Candidates must submit a completed online essay along with a two or three-page personal essay which provides compelling reasoning for receiving the scholarship. Also required in the application package, two letters of recommendation and an official transcript. The scholarship deadline is February 12, 2017. You can find more information online.

James A. Hyter Vocal Music Scholarship

Presented by Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, this Vocal Music scholarship offers awards ranging from $500 – $1,500 to students residing in or who attend college in the Memphis area. Candidate must have a love for music and a gift for singing, and will be required to present a vocal audition in person in the categories of classical, gospel/spiritual, and show tunes. Applicants should submit a completed application, a one-page personal statement detailing educational goals as well as professional goals, the titles of the music to be performed at the audition, and two letters of recommendation. Also, transcripts with a minimum GPA of 3.0, ACT or SAT scores and a copy of the SAR. The scholarship deadline is April 1, 2017. You can find more information online.

Christa McAuliffe Scholarship

Presented by Tennessee Students Assistance Corporation, this opportunity offers $500 awards to a second-semester Tennessee college junior who is enrolled full-time in a teacher education program at an accredited college or university. Applicants must submit a completed online application with official transcripts demonstrating a minimum GPA of 3.5 as well as SAT/ACT scores that exceed the national average. The scholarship deadline is April 1, 2017. You can find more information online.

Tennessee Teaching Scholars Program

Offered through the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation, there are various awards available to undergraduate students in their junior and senior year and to post-graduates who have been accepted into a teacher education program. Attendance requirements are full-time for undergraduates and at least part-time for graduate students at an in-state accredited college or university. Candidates must submit a completed application, with a letter of verification from the teacher education program, academic transcripts, and documentation of admission into the program. The scholarship deadline is April 15, 2017. You can find more information online.