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Scholarship Opportunities

For scholarship opportunities, please check your guidance Google Classroom. All scholarship information is posted there. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Harris or one of our counselors in the Student Support Services Office. 
 

It is up to you to know which scholarships you qualify for! We can help by sending transcripts and providing various local scholarship opportunities/applications.

 
  • Online, you can find nationwide scholarships through search engines all on your own, but we can assist you with these as well!
    • Top Scholarship Databases:
      • FastWeb.com - A searchable database of millions of scholarships worth billions of dollars.
      • FinAid.org - This award-winning site includes a comprehensive database of scholarships, student financial aid information, advice, and tools.
      • Scholarships.com - Browse through 2.7 million free scholarships and grants worth over $19 billion
 
  • You can also seek out scholarships through the various universities/colleges you are interested. Keep in mind, that many schools have early deadlines for this!
    • Begin filling out applications to schools you are interested in. Each college or university has its own scholarship and admission applications. Due to privacy issues, we cannot complete those for you, but we will be happy to answer any questions you have or provide additional information!
 
  • Your school also has local scholarship applications available for you. They can be found in the School Counseling Office or the Sequoyah High School Student Support Services Department Facebook Page!
    • Applications for these will be available in the Spring semester.

 

THE HOPE SCHOLARSHIP

This is the lottery money scholarship. You must have at least a 3.0 GPA and/or an ACT of 21 to receive the Hope Scholarship from the Tennessee Lottery Foundation. You will apply for this by filling out the FAFSA online at fafsa.gov. To complete the FAFSA, you will need your parents’ income tax information

 

 

TENNESSEE PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP

It will provide students with a last-dollar scholarship, meaning the scholarship will cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell Grant, the HOPE scholarship, or TSAA funds. Students may use the scholarship at any of the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology, or other eligible institutions offering an associate’s degree program. While removing the financial burden is key, a critical component of Tennessee Promise is the individual guidance each participant will receive from a mentor who will assist the student as he or she navigates the college admissions process. In addition, Tennessee Promise participants must complete eight hours of community service per term enrolled, as well as maintain satisfactory academic progress (2.0 GPA) at their institution
Other Helpful Tips:
  • Go on college visits or look at virtual tours of college campuses online!
  • Mark your calendar with registration, admissions, and financial aid deadlines and fees.
  • Determine if the schools that interest you have online admission applications. If not, request them by mail now.
  • Meet with school representatives who visit your high school.
  • If you haven't taken the SAT and/or ACT, register for the test(s).
  • Attend college planning and/or financial aid information nights and college fairs.
  • Ask employers, teachers, and school counselors for letters of recommendation to accompany your admissions applications.
  • Visit TN.gov/collegepays for information about financing your college education in the State of Tennessee.
  • Visit http://going2college.org for information about career, college, and financial aid resources in your state.
  • Visit CollegeforTN.org for a free online resource for college and career advising.