University of Tennessee Knoxville Transfer Scholarship

This is a $1,500-per-year transfer scholarship. It will be awarded for up to two years for any Tennessee resident graduating from a Tennessee community college with an A.S. or A.A. degree and a minimum 3.0 transferable college GPA. No scholarship application is required for this award. Recipients must have graduated from a Tennessee high school, enrolled in the in-state community college immediately afterward, and then transferred directly to UT, Knoxville with the qualifying credentials.

University of Dayton Scholarship Opportunity




Up to 5 graduating seniors
can be named the Leadership in Service Scholarship recipients from your school. This scholarship is worth $10,000 ($2,500 per year for four years). The students selected will also be eligible to receive a University of Dayton merit scholarship, which can be worth up to $76,000 over four years.

If you are interested in being nominated, please see your counselor.


Bennington Young Writers Awards

Eligibility:  10th, 11th and 12th grades may enter in one of the following categories:  poetry (a group of three poems), fiction (a short story or one-act play), or nonfiction (a personal or academic essay).  All entries must be original work and sponsored by a high school teacher.  Judges include Bennington College faculty and students.

1st Place – $500

2nd Place – $250

Submission Deadline:  November 1

Submit your entries online at

University of Miami – George W. Jenkins Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria:  Enrolling full time at the University of Miami

This prestigious scholarship is awarded to three high school graduates who have overcome significant adversity to achieve academic excellence.

Thanks to the generosity of Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc., and in honor of Publix founder, George W. Jenkins, the Jenkins Scholarship award covers the full cost of attendance.  It is valued at more than $62,000 for the 2016-17 academic year and more the @250,000 over four years.

Academics:  Minimum GPA of 3.75 and a well-rounded college preparatory curriculum.

Financial Need:  High financial need, as determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2016

Please see your counselor if you are interested in being nominated.

Air Force Academy


Find an Admissions Advisor by Region

If you or your students have questions or want more information about the United States Air Force Academy, please contact your area’s admissions advisor, as well as the Admissions Liaison Officer (ALO) who lives in your community for your school. You can find those contacts here.
Outreach Events
Learn more about the United States Air Force Academy!  We have representatives at multiple outreach events throughout the year. Click here to find upcoming events in your area.

KEY Dates:

  • Deadline for submitting the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire online is December 31.
  • Congressional representatives and other nominating entities submit nominations to the Academy between December 1 and January 31.
  • Applications for our Summer Seminar program are open from December 1 through January 15.  This program gives high school juniors a chance to see what life at the United States Air Force Academy is really like.  Limited spaces are available.

Rolling Deadlines: Applicants’ specific deadlines to complete their file is posted on their portal. They must complete the required items by the deadline posted.

During a Student’s Junior Year

Junior year is when the application process to the United States Air Force Academy truly begins. Students will start by filling out the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire, which becomes available online March 1 every year and starts the application process. When a student is ready to begin the application, they can visit the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire online.

Between March 1 of their junior year and December 31 of their senior year, they must also request nominations from their state’s congressional representative(s) or other designated nominators.

Who Are We Looking For?

The United States Air Force Academy strives to create a highly qualified and truly diverse cadet wing at the Academy each year. In addition to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity and gender, we are looking to expand our applicant pool across individual characteristics defined by our diversity definition, including:

  • Personal life experiences, including having overcome adversity by personal efforts
  • Geographic background, such as region, rural, suburban, urban
  • Socioeconomic and educational background, such as academic excellence and/or whether an individual would be a first generation college student
  • Cultural knowledge and language abilities, with particular emphasis on cultures and languages of strategic importance to the Air Force
  • Work background, including prior enlisted service
  • Physical abilities, including athletic prowess
  • Age, though applicants must be within statutory parameters for academy attendance

We take a holistic view of our applicants.  They’re more than a GPA or standardized test score.  We’re looking for students who have a desire to serve and seek an education that is on par with highly selective colleges and universities.   For our top diversity candidates, we offer the Falcon Visitation Experience.  This opportunity gives prospective students an opportunity to spend three days on our campus to get a first-hand look at what United States Air Force Academy life is like.  If you have students who may be a good fit for this program, please have them talk to their admissions advisor.

Campus Tours

If you have students who are interested in pursuing an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy and plan to visit the campus, they may wish to participate in an escorted tour and admissions briefing. Offered during the academic year to middle school, high school, and post-high school students, tours can help individuals gain a deeper understanding of the United States Air Force Academy environment. Escorted tours are conducted regularly throughout the academic year and require reservations 14 days in advance.

We also offer Game Day tours. After the tour, participants will be allowed to purchase discounted tickets to cheer on our AF Falcons for football, hockey, and men’s and women’s basketball.

For more on available dates for both tours, please go here or call 1-800-443-3864.


Nursing Scholarship – TN Elks Association

Nursing Scholarship

Deadline:  January 15
The Nursing Scholarship program was selected as the major project for the Tennessee Elks Association in 1956 as a means to relieve a critical shortage of nurses in Tennessee. The need for nursing scholarships is just as important. Each year the Tennessee Elks continue to fund varying levels of scholarships to students. This program is administered by the Tennessee Elks Benevolent Trust (TEBT).

Nursing scholarship application forms are distributed to Tennessee Elks Lodges in early October. The local Lodges then distribute them to high school counselors, colleges and hospitals within the jurisdiction of each Lodge to be used by individuals pursuing a 4-year degree in the nursing field. Applications must be submitted to the Lodges as indicated on the application forms—usually in January. After judging at the local and state levels, winners are notified in April or May. In managing the scholarships, awards are paid directly to the student’s school of choice. The student then may draw against an account for allowable expenses such as tuition, books, lab fees and dormitory expense.

For more information, contact youir local Elks Lodge.

To apply for a nursing scholarship, click on the document below, complete the requirements and deliver the application and supporting materials to your local Elks Lodge.

Nursing Scholarship Application