Quest Bridge College Prep Scholars Program – Juniors

Please see your counselor if you are a low-income high school junior who is excelling academically.  You could receive an early advantage in college admissions by connecting to QuestBridge for the 2107 College Prep Scholars Program.

The application is due March 22, 2017

QuestBridge is a nationally recognized  non-profit that has connected over 15,000 high-achieving, low-income students with full four-year scholarships or generous financial aid to attend our college partners.  These students have advanced to become leaders in their workplaces and communities, and many of them started their paths to success as College Prep Scholars.  This program gives your talented 11th graders the preparation they need to not only get into top colleges, but possibly attend FOR FREE.

Who is qualified to be a college Prep Scholar?  A high school junior, typically in the top 5-10% of their class, earning mostly A’s in the most challenging courses available, whose family earns less than $65,000 annually (for a typical family of four) with minimal assets.

Awards for College Prep Scholars include:

  • Full scholarships to college summer programs at schools like Yale and Stanford
  • Invitations to our National college Admissions Conferences to learn from admissions officers at top colleges
  • Quest for Excellence Awards, such as laptops and personalized essay review
  • Distinction as competitive candidates for admission to our college partners
  • Specialized guidance and a head start on applying to college through the national College Match in their senior year
  • And more!

Attached below is a brochure to help you better understand the College Prep Scholars Program and our selection criteria.  Additional resources are available for download at www.questbridge.org/outreach.

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2017 Student of Integrity Scholarship – for JUNIORS only

Deadline:  March 24, 2017

Please see your counselor if interested.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS:  The Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee & Southern Kentucky
is proud to announce the Student of Integrity Scholarship program. This program recognizes high school
JUNIORS who personify high ethics as demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic history. Scholarships will be awarded on behalf of the scholarship recipients to an accredited college or university.

2017 Student of Integrity Scholarship sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of TN: 97,500
2017 Student of Integrity Scholarship sponsored by BBB: 92,500
2017 Student of Integrity Scholarship sponsored by The Integrity Foundation: 92,500
2017 Student of Integrity Scholarship sponsored by A3 Marketing: $2,500
BBB Student of Integrity winners who attend Belmont University’s Jack C. Massey College of Business will have their scholarships matched by the College of Business.
Williamson College is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship renewable annually to students nominated by their high school for the 2017 BBB Student of Integrity Scholarship program who enroll at Williamson College.  BBB Student of Integrity winners who attend Williamson College will have their scholarship matched by the College.
GUIDELINES: Applications and essays will be accepted only from high school iUNIORS who will be graduating in 2018. The applicant must have a desire to continue his/her education at an accredited college or university.
SELECTION PROCESS: Entries for BBB Student of Integrity Scholarships will be reviewed by independent judges selected by BBB.
POSTMARK DEADLINE: March 24, 2017

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD CRITERIA AND DOCUMENTATION

LEADERSHIP 10%
Describe any extracurricular, work, or school related activities. Include awards/honors or offices held.

COMMUNITY SERVICE 10%
Describe activities outside of school and within your community, such as church or special community activities.  Include awards/honors or offices held.

ACADEMIC 20%
Enclose a copy of your most recent transcript. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. Describe your post-secondary education plans.

ESSAY 60%
Articulate with clarity an ethical issue that you have encountered and analyze what it has taught you about ethics and yourself. Essay must be 500 words, 12 pt, single spaced in black ink. Work must be solely the work of the student. Basic quotations if properly documented may be included in the essay. *Please do not give the definition of the word “ethics”.

ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS

All applicants must be nominated by high school principal or guidance counselor.

Entries should include the completed application and two letters of recommendation: e.g. teacher, church, school official, employer or community leader.

Family of BBB staff and Board Members are not eligible to apply.

Please retain a copy of your completed entry.

All submitted entries become the property of BBB and cannot be returned.

Attached below is the application and more information:

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Cornerstone Financial Scholarship

Cornerstone Financial Scholarship

DEADLINE:  March 1

Cornerstone Financial Credit Union is accepting applications for their sixth annual Scholarship Fund supporting college-bound students in Middle Tennessee. Public, private, and home-schooled high school seniors in Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery, Rutherford, Sumner, and Williamson counties are eligible to apply for the $1,000 scholarships. Eligible Cornerstone Financial Credit Union Members or children of members may also apply. Applicants can access information about the program and apply by going directly to the application website at https://aim.applyists.net/Cornerstone. Applications from eligible Middle Tennessee high school seniors will be accepted through March 1, 2017. For additional information contact Ali Howell at ahowell@applyISTS.com.

Mike Grace Scholarship Information 2017-2018

THE MIKE GRACE SCHOLARSHIP
Established in Memory of
Mike Grace
1921-1983

The Mike Grace Scholarship Award has been established to recognize high achievement in the area of vocational education. Established in 1983 by the Industrial Coordinating Division of the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce, the award is given to memorialize Mike Grace, APCOM founder. Mr. Grace was a strong advocate of vocational education and until his death in 1983, worked tirelessly in support of these programs.

To be eligible, seniors of any Williamson or Putnam County School must have accumulated a minimum of four (4) credit hours in vocational areas by the end of the senior year. The Mike Grace Scholarship recipient must make application to and be accepted by the post-secondary institution of his or her choice. The award is made with the understanding that the student will be using the monetary award to further post-secondary education. The Mike Grace Scholarship is a four-year scholarship. The recipient will be eligible to renew the scholarship for three (3) additional years if the recipient maintains the scholarship criteria for renewal. The Mike Grace Scholarship Award is $3,000 per year for the 2017-18 school year for each recipient.

This award is given in the hope that the recipients will, in the future, become contributing members of the community in their vocational area.

The selection committee will consider academic excellence, school citizenship, leadership roles and participation in school-related activities as well as the student’s community involvement. The committee will give substantial weight to any employment the student may have had during their school years, recognizing that the future of the community depends upon the extent of the participation of its citizens.
Applications should be submitted to your guidance counselor
no later than April 3rd.

Attached below is the application:

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Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Scholarship

Deadline:  March 15, 2017

The Upsilon Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated has been serving the Nashville
community for over 75 years.  It is the mission of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the United States and globally through community service, civil, and social action. Our goal is to achieve greater progress in the areas of education, health awareness, and leadership development. As a non-profit organization, we recognize the importance of being an advocate for the education of our youth and encourage you to support our efforts.
Each year our illustrious organization hosts our Annual Scholarship Awards Brunch which provides us an opportunity to recognize and award graduating high school students who have excelled academically.
During our brunch, we will award one scholarship and three book grants to deserving students as they
transition to college. The Music City Center (201 5th Avenue South- Nashville, TN 37203) will be the venue for the brunch held on Saturday, April 22,2017 at 10:00 a.m.

The application is attached below.  This scholarship is for graduating senior students who have obtained high scholastic achievement as well as accomplishments in community, high school and church activities.

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Williamson Medical Center Foundation

Each year we award scholarships to Williamson County graduating seniors who plan to pursue a college degree in a medical-related field. Our website provides a link to the scholarship application.  Following is the link:  https://www.williamsonmedicalcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/WMC-Medical-Scholarship-Program-brochure-2017.pdf

 

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or need additional information.

 

Sincerely,

Leigh Williams

Development Coordinator

Williamson Medical Center Foundation

615-435-5158

www.williamsonmedicalcenter.org

 

2017 Angie Tillman Nursing Scholarship

Deadline:  Friday, March 24

Graduating high school seniors who live in Williamson County are encouraged to apply for the Angie Tillman Nursing Scholarship, which awards one student pursuing a degree in nursing with a $10,000 scholarship. The recipient will receive $2,500 each year for four years, as long as he or she maintains the academic eligibility requirements. The scholarship is given by Williamson Medical Center’s Volunteer Auxiliary in memory of Angie Tillman, who volunteered for 22 years and donated nearly 15,000 hours of service to Williamson Medical Center.

 

To qualify, students must be graduating high school seniors with at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average and a Williamson County resident, a dependent of a WMC employee or a WMC junior volunteer. The scholarship is awarded contingent upon proof of acceptance into an approved nursing program in Tennessee. Entries for the nursing scholarship must be postmarked by Friday, March 24. Click here for the application or visit Williamson Medical Center’s website.

Nolensville Lions Club Scholarship

Nolensville Lions Club Scholarship

Qualifications

  1. Applicant must be a high school senior in one of the Williamson County public high schools.
  2. Applicant must reside in the Fifth voting district of Williamson County.
  3. Applicant must be accepted, as a full time student, by an accredited college, university or vocational school.
  4. Please return the completed application postmarked no later than April 1 to:

Nolensville Lions Club

Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 175

Nolensville, TN  37135

Application attached below:

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The Bootstraps Foundation

PLEASE SEE YOUR COUNSELOR IF YOU ARE INTERESTED!

Dear Middle Tennessee High School Counselor:

The Bootstraps Foundation was established in 1987 to champion the higher educational needs of Middle
Tennessee students who have demonstrated the effort and will to succeed in the face of adversitv. We
are committed to the education of our young people, for they will soon be the leaders of our
communities, our businesses and our country. Last year, the Bootstraps Foundation selected 4
scholarship winners to receive a financial award toward the post-secondary school of their choice.
We are now accepting one nomination per school for the 2017 Bootstraps Award. The student is to be nominated by the faculty and principal of each school. Nomination applications for the 2017 Bootstraps Award are available to download from our website (www.Bootstraps.org) for nominees from eligible high schools in the following Middle Tennessee counties: Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties.
Award winners will be selected from the nominees by a panel of judges who understand the concept of
“pulling yourself up by your bootstraps.” Award winners will be notified by April 14th by the Bootstraps’ Selection Committee. Award winners will be presented at the 2017 Bootstraps Awards Banquet tentatively scheduled on May 9, 2017 in Nashville.
Please scan (pdf format preferred) and email the enclosed nomination forms back to mv attention
Treasurer@Bootstraps.orq no laterthan March 3.2017. Nominations received afterthis date will notbe
able to be included in the selection process.
Please be aware that we can only accept ONE nominee from your school. Should we receive more than
one nomination from your school, it could result in the disqualification of your nominee. lf you have any
questions, please feel free to contact me at 615.414.8280 or Treasurer@Bootstraps.org.
We look forward to the receipt of your school’s nomination.
Sincerely,

Ed VanVoorhees
Secretary/Treasurer
& The Bootstraps Foundation Board of Directors

Furman Scholars

Deadline:  April 1, 2017

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE SEE YOUR COUNSELOR

Dear College Counselor,

We invite you to participate in the selection of our next class of Furman Scholars. We are interested in students who will immerse themselves in academics with a desire to know, to challenge, to connect and to contribute to the campus community at Furman. We will offer students the opportunity to embark on an individualized academic path, that will be guided by a community of mentors and infused with guaranteed hands-on learning experiences. It’s what we call The Furman Advantage.  It is our hope that the Furman Scholars program will help us recognize outstanding students who can begin their pathway to Furman.

Students selected as Furman Scholars are eligible for at least $20,000 per year, $80,000 over four years, in scholarships upon acceptance to Furman University, Additionally, Furman Scholars are eligible for a fee waiver on their Common Application.

We ask for your assistance in identifying students at your school who are strong candidates for the
scholarship. Furman Scholar nominees must be currentruniors who meet the following requirements:

  •  A genuine interest in an education in the liberal arts and sciences
  •  A high school weighted grade point average of 3.5 or higher
  •  At least a 1300 on SAT, a 1360 on the SAT-R, a 1360 on the PSAT, or a 29 on the ACT or Aspire
    (excluding writing).
  •  Significant involvement in extracurricular activities and community service.
  • Demonstrated leadership potential

As we open nominations for the 2017 Furman Scholars scholarship program, please note that we are
only accepting online nominations via our nomination form available at admission.furman.edu/register/FurmanScholar.
To receive award certificates by spring awards days, you must nominate student by April 1, 2017.  We will continue accepting additional nominations until June 1, 2017, which is the final deadline for nominations.  The selection committee will review all nominations, and the results will be sent to you in mid-April or mid-June, along with a link to the PDF certificate acknowledging the recipient’s achievement. Students selected as Furman Scholars will also be notified via U.S. postal mail in mid-April or mid-June.
We appreciate your participation in the Furman Scholars program and look forward to receiving your nominations soon.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Corey Sanders at 864.294.2034 o(
corey.sanders@furman.edu.
Sincerely,

Brad Pochard
Associate Vice President for Enrollment and
Dean of Admissions
Furman University