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Scholarship Tips

  • Does your college offer an alumni scholarship for students of parents who attended the school?
  • Is your child a first-generation college student? Some colleges offer special programs for these students!
  • Does your child know what he/she wants to major in or do for a career? Check each college’s policy for freshman student departmental scholarships!
  • Check with your church, employer, and/or community groups to see if scholarships are offered for children of members or employees.
  • BEWARE- scholarship scams are out there! If it sounds too good to be true or you are being asked to pay money for assistance with a scholarship search, it is not legitimate!


 *Coca-Cola is offering 150 $20,000 scholarships to students who show strong academic promise and a history of involvement/leadership at school and within the community. Go to for more information and the application. Deadline is October 31st.


*Horatio Alger Association is offering over 100 scholarships worth $25,000 to students who are U.S. citizens, have overcome adversity, can demonstrate financial need, and have plans to continue their education at a two or four year school. Applicants must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA and submit applications at by October 25th . *Horatio Alger is also offering state level scholarships worth $10,000 each. Applicant requirements are the same as the national level awards and also due October 25th. More information and the application can be found at


*Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is offering scholarships to students planning to attend a four year college or university, with at least a 26 ACT composite score, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above, and who can demonstrate financial need. Applications are due November 13th and more information can be found at


*Ron Brown scholarship program is available to economically disadvantaged African-American students planning to continue their education at a four year college or university. Applicants need to have a strong academic record, history of school/community involvement, and leadership potential. Early application deadline is November 1st and final deadline is January 9th. Apply at


*Tennessee Hope Lottery Scholarship- available to students planning to attend a two or four year college in Tennessee who have earned at least a 3.0 GPA (listed as Hope GPA on the BHS transcript) or an ACT composite of 21. Must apply through the FAFSA website at and indicate a Tennessee college or university as your child’s first choice on the application. Students attending a four year school will earn $1750/semester ($2250/semester if a 3.0 GPA is maintained as a freshman and sophomore college student) and those attending a two year school will earn $1500/semester. More information can be found at:


*Tennessee Promise Last-Dollar Scholarship- available to students planning to attend a two year Tennessee community college or Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT). There is no minimum GPA requirement to apply, but students maintain a 2.0 GPA and complete 8 hours of community service each semester. Students must apply online between August 1stNovember 1st at They will have to sign up for an account, log in to the account, and apply for the program. Tennessee Promise communicates with students primarily through email (including confirmation their application has been received), so students need to check their email frequently. Families must complete the FAFSA by Friday, February 1, 2020 in order for students to remain eligible for the program.