Tennessee Scholarships

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Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarships

The Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship offers need-based scholarships of between $500 and $5,000 to graduating high school seniors or students currently enrolled in accredited colleges in the U.S.

Amount
$500–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
48 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
February 7
Winner announcement
April 2023

Porter Fleming Literary Competition

The Porter Fleming Literary Competition grants the amount of $7,000 to 12 individuals who exhibit skill in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or one-act playwriting.

Amount
$250–$1,000
Scholarships awarded
12 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 13
Winner announcement
April 2023

The James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund

James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund awards a scholarship to eligible students to pursue undergraduate degrees in arts and sciences, human services, music, or ministry at an accredited college.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
February 15
Winner announcement
by June 30

American Electric Power Scholarship

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) offers the American Electric Power Scholarship to an eligible student enrolled in an ABET-accredited school who demonstrates an interest in power engineering.

Amount
$4,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 18
Winner announcement
by July 1

Hearld and Marge Ambler Scholarship

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks offers the Hearld and Marge Ambler Scholarship of $6,000 to two college students each, pursuing business-related degree programs. Preference is given to accounting majors.

Amount
$6,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
March 13

Curwen-Guidry Scholarship Fund

The Fund awards high school seniors who are bowlers in the USBC League to further their education. It’s open to students in the nine states part of the Southern Bowling Congress.

Amount
$750
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
March 15

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest – College Students

The Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest awards 30 scholarships to undergraduate students who live in states with Regions' full service and are enrolled in undergraduate programs of their choice.

Amount
$3,500
Scholarships awarded
30 winners
Required GPA
2
Deadline
March 31
Winner announcement
July 31st, 2022

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest – High School Seniors

The Scholarship Contest awards 30 scholarships to high school senior students who live in states with Regions' full service and plan to enroll in undergraduate programs of their choice.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
30 winners
Required GPA
2
Deadline
March 31
Winner announcement
July 31st, 2022

Christa McAuliffe Scholarship Program

The Tennessee General Assembly created the Christa McAuliffe Scholarship Program to support a Tennessee college junior to pursue a degree in the field of education to become a teacher.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3.5
Deadline
April 1

Denise Halbach Performance Scholarship Award

The Denise Halbach Performance Scholarship awards $2,000 to a graduate student studying acting or musical theater. Students who graduated from universities in the SETC region can apply.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Leighton M. Ballew Directing Award

SETC’s Leighton M. Ballew Directing Award provides one student with a $2,500 scholarship to study theater directing at a regionally accredited graduate school in the upcoming academic year.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
September 2023

Marian A. Smith Costume Scholarship Award

The Marian A. Smith Costume Scholarship awards $1,500 to a graduate student studying costume design or technology. Applicants must have studied or will study at an SETC region institution.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Robert Porterfield Scholarship Award

The Robert Porterfield Scholarship awards $2,000 to graduate students pursuing a degree in theatre. Applicants should have graduated from an undergraduate program at a university in the SETC region.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship

The Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship awards $2,000 to one high school senior in the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) region who will pursue studies in theater.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Stop Texting & Driving Scholarship

Raybin and Weissman, P.C. offer $1,000 to three students who win the video contest to campaign against texting and driving. It’s financial support to encourage students to pursue higher education.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
April

William E. Wilson Scholarship Award

The William E. Wilson Scholarship awards $5,000 to a secondary school teacher pursuing graduate studies in theatre or speech and theatre. Applicants must be legal residents of any SETC state.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Josh Fielder Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to an adult student in the Memphis area, pursuing an undergraduate degree in an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational or technical institution.

Amount
$1,200
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
April 4

Bird Dog Foundation College Scholarship Essay Contest

The Bird Dog Foundation College Scholarship Essay Contest is to provide financial aid for high school seniors who are preparing to enter their freshman year at an accredited institution.

Amount
$1,000–$2,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 15
Winner announcement
April/May 2022

Tennessee Minority Teaching Fellows Program

The Tennessee Minority Teaching Fellows Program awards one $5,000 scholarship to full-time undergraduate and/or part-time graduate students enrolled in courses creditable to teachers. Licensed teachers are not eligible.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
April 15

¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program

The ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program offers 185 $1,500 flight e-passes to undergraduate and graduate students who travel away from home to study.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
185 winners
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
May 15
Winner announcement
July 8, 2023

MGMA Southern Section Scholarship

The American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) offers the MGMA Southern Section Scholarship of $2,500 to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in medical practice management-related fields.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 15

Kentucky-Tennessee Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship

Annually, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) awards the Kentucky-Tennessee Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship of $1,000 to two Kentucky-based water works operators, each, to support them through their education.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 20

SAWF Scholarship Program

The Southern Automotive Women's Forum Scholarship Program provides scholarships between $1,000 and $5,000 to women enrolled or who plan to enroll in a STEM-related field.

Amount
$1,000–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
May 20
Winner announcement
July 28, 2023

Spenser F. Powell Memorial Law Scholarship

The Spenser F. Powell Memorial Law Scholarship, administered by the East Tennessee Foundation, is offered to one first-year legal student at the University of Tennessee to complete their undergraduate studies.

Amount
$1,900
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 1

Stegall Charitable Educational Foundation Scholarship

Stegall Charitable Educational Foundation Scholarship offers $500 to high school students, high school graduates, or existing college students in Tennessee.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.8
Deadline
July 1

Tennessee HOPE Scholarship

Tennessee State Government awards scholarships ranging from $1,600 to $2,250 to high school graduates to further their education at accredited universities or colleges in Tennessee within 16 months post-graduation.

Amount
$1,750–$2,250
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
September 1

Tennessee HOPE Scholarship – Nontraditional

Nontraditional Tennessee HOPE Scholarship is awarded to nontraditional age students, who reside in Tennessee to pursue higher education in two- to four-year degree programs at accredited institutions in Tennessee.

Amount
$1,000–$2,250
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.75
Deadline
September 1

Synovus Bank/Calvin Smyre Endowed Scholarship

Synovus Bank offers the Synovus Bank/Calvin Smyre Endowed Scholarship of $4,500 to six undergraduate students to complete their banking- and finance-related studies.

Amount
$4,500
Scholarships awarded
6 winners
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
October 31

Tennessee Scholarships

The state of Tennessee is located in the Southeastern region of the U.S. The state is famous for its unique cities like Nashville or Memphis, soulful country and blues music as well as its rich history and even richer food. Tennessee has top-notch schools and exposes students to an amazing culture. National Tennessee Day is celebrated on October 26 every year to honor the day when Tennessee was admitted to the union after Independence Day.

Frequently asked questions

What are the top schools in Tennessee?

  • Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University is a private institution that was founded in 1873. It is located in Nashville, TN. It is ranked 7th among 443 national universities. This university offers over 60 undergraduate degrees and 59 master’s programs for graduate students. There are also over 500 student organizations and clubs that students can participate in while studying here. Most students at Vanderbilt University have graduated with multi/-interdisciplinary studies degrees. 

 

  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville was founded in 1794 and offers more than 360 undergraduate majors today. This university also offers over 86 graduate programs, 14 of which are offered online. There are over 400 clubs and organizations for students to choose from.

Some of the top majors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville are in business. So if you are planning to major in business then have a look at these scholarships.

  • Belmont University

Belmont University is a private Christian institution that is located in Nashville, TN. It was founded in 1890. The university offers over 100 undergraduate degrees and has 19 master’s programs available to choose from. Students at Belmont can also choose to participate in one or more of over 160 organizations and clubs at the university. 

One of the top majors at Belmont is Nursing. If you are interested in becoming a registered nurse, have a look at these scholarships that may support your dreams. 

 

Most popular majors in Tennessee?

  1. Business, Management, Marketing and related supported Services
  2. Social Sciences
  3. Communication, Journalism and related programs

Where does Tennessee rank in education?

Tennessee ranks 32nd on the list of most educated states and 31st on our list of states with the best and worst public school systems. Read our Scholaroo data reports for more information on the different factors that affect the ranking.