African American Heritage Society Scholarship


Qualifications: 1. Must be a resident of Williamson County.

2. Must have a level of interest in community service and volunteerism.

3. Must have an interest in African American History and Heritage.

4. Must possess good character.

5. Must be a Senior in High School.

6. Must have a 3.3 GPA or higher.


1. Must submit an application accompanied by an official High School transcript and SAT or ACT scores along with 2 letters of recommendation from a Pastor, Community Leader or Teacher.

2. An essay on African American History in Williamson County and what it means to me.

3. Attendance and involvement at AAHS events as much as possible-demonstrating youth involvement.

4. A current written resume or Biography including goals.

5. A current photograph.

6. Appear before a committee.

Committee will consider:

1. The Essay or Biography.

2. Criteria from Qualifications.

3. Personality

4. Appearance (neatness, good grooming, etc.)

Scholarships Awarded: 

2 Tom Murdic Educational Scholarships $1,000.00 each awarded to two qualifying high school seniors

Deadline:  April 1, 2017

Please submit this form with your 250 word minimum essay on the topic of “African American History in Williamson County and What It Means to Me” a current photograph, and a current resume or biography.  The application is attached below:

African American Heritage Society Scholarship Registartion application-2-2a2ydja

Elks Scholarship

Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Since 1931, the Elks National Foundation has helped thousands of students who need financial assistance fulfill their dreams of attending college. Most Valuable Student scholars are outstanding students who are at or near the top of their classes, active in their schools and communities and recognized as leaders by their peers.

The ENF awards $2.44 million annually in MVS scholarships to 500 high school seniors nationwide. The first and second place awards are among the largest scholarships provided by any major fraternal or service organization.

ELIGIBILITY: Any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen may apply for an MVS scholarship. Applications will be judged on:


APPLICATIONS: Available OnLine September 1, 2016.
For details, visit, contact your local Elks Lodge by visiting, or ask your high school guidance counselor.

DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted OnLine on or before November 30, 2016. Applications will be assigned to the Elks Lodge nearest to the student’s permanent U.S. residence, regardless of distance. The selection begins at the local Lodge level and continues through State and National judging.

Grote Chemistry Scholarship – University of TN Chattanooga

DEADLINE:  February 1, 2017

The Department of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga announces the Grote Chemistry Scholarship Program for 2017.  Awards of $12,000 ($3,000 per year for four years) will be presented to as many as three entering freshmen majoring in Chemistry.  The awards are renewable over a four-year period and can be added to other University scholarships and the Tennessee Lottery scholarship.  Grote Chemistry Scholarships are named in honor of Dr. Irvine W. Grote, who served as head of the department from 1941 to 1964.  Previous Grote Scholars have graduated with distinction and gone on to success in chemistry graduate schools, medical schools, law schools, pharmacy schools, and the chemical industry.

In order to be eligible for a Grote Chemistry Scholarship, a student must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Complete a course in high school chemistry with an A or B
  • Attain a high school grade point average of 3.5 or above
  • Earn a composite score of 26 or above on the ACT exam (1170 on SAT)
  • Declare chemistry as the major at UTC

Eligible majors include all BS Chemistry degrees (including chemistry, biochemistry, and STEM education concentrations).  Non-chemistry majors (e.g. chemical engineering, biology, nursing, physical therapy) are ineligible for the Grote Scholarship.  A chemistry major is ideal for anyone with an interest in medicine or medically related research, dentistry, pharmacy, forensics, the chemical industry, teaching chemistry, patent law, environmental issues, materials, or other science and technology related areas.

A separate “Application for Admission” to the university must be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions at UTC by February 1, 2017.  The completed Grote Application (submitted online) and two letters of recommendation for the Grote Chemistry Scholarship (emailed) are due February 15, 2017.

Selection of the Grote Chemistry Scholarship recipients is based on academic performance, interest in chemistry, and potential for continued outstanding achievement.  Announcement of the awards will be made in middle to late April

For further information contact:  Dr. Rebecca Stimson at

To complete online application, follow the Scholarships link.

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.

Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarships

Eligibility:  Open to Middle Tennessee high school seniors, who will graduate prior to June 1, 2017, and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors.

The qualified applicant is planning to purse a career in business or a stem-related field, and must demonstrate financial need.

  • Students must be planning to enroll in a four-year, non-profit college in the fall of 2017
  • Awards vary based on financial need, and are directly tied to the cost of the college.  Minimum award is $2,500 per year
  • Scholarships are renewable awards for up to four years or until the recipient completes their undergraduate degree, whichever comes first
  • A minimum GAP of 2.5 or higher is preferred.

For more information and to apply, visit

Deadline:  December 15, 2016

Horatio Alger Scholarship National Career & Technical Scholarship


Have completed high school by Spring 2017

Be enrolled in a career or technical degree/certificate granting program in Fall 2017 that will lead to employment

Demonstrate financial need; applicants must be Pell grant eligible

Be under the age of 30

Be a United States citizen

Application OPENS:  March 15




Washington University St. Louis Danforth Scholars Program

Eligible Students:  Prospective undergraduate students applying to Washington University.  Undergraduates must be nominated by School Counselor.  Applicants must have outstanding academic performance, exceptional commitment to community service, high moral character.  Specific examples of leadership, academic and personal achievements that set you apart from other applicants.

Application Deadline:  Students must be nominate by Nov. 15, 2016

Application:  See your counselor to be nominated.