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Scholarships That Are Available For Seniors

National Institutes of Health Scholarship- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. Visit for more information.

Deadline: March 18, 2020

Lowland Credit Union Lee Johns Memorial- must be a 2020 graduating high school senior, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above, be a member in good standing at Lowland Credit Union (parents membership does not apply) and plan to enroll or be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four-year college or university. Apply online at

Deadline: March 27, 2020

“Life. Made Better” Commercial Bank Scholarship- students who wish to apply should have at least a 3.0 GPA and be involved in two extracurricular activities (including sports, school clubs, volunteer work, or employment). Recommendation letter from a teacher or counselor required. Essay of at least 1,000 words describing facets of what he/she believes can make life better for individuals in the community and how he/she commits to that goal. Complete application online at

All information is to be uploaded online.

Deadline: March 30, 2020

Tennessee School of Beauty-C.B. Brown Scholarship Program high school seniors that are not presently or previously enrolled in a Cosmetology course are eligible to apply. Applicants must be interested in pursuing a career in the field of cosmetology. This is a full tuition scholarship. Applications are available in the Counseling Office.

Deadline: March 31, 2020

Morristown-Hamblen Lions Club Scholarship- students who plan on attending Walters State Community College and plan to pursue a career in the healthcare field are eligible to apply for this $500 scholarship. Applications are available in the Counseling Office and must be turned in to the Counseling Office by the deadline.

Deadline: March 31, 2020

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest- Any student in grades 9-12 who is enrolled in a public, private, or parochial high school or home study program. Student must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national. Requirements for art entry can be found at

Deadline: March 31, 2020 to Local VFW Auxiliary

East Tennessee Region, AACA Automotive Technology Scholarship- student must have been accepted to, or currently enrolled in a high school, college, or trade school program leading to a degree or certification in automotive technology and/or restoration, must have shown an active interest in the hobby of antique vehicles, and have not received this scholarship previously. $1,000 scholarship. Applications are available in the Counseling Office.

Deadline: March 31, 2020

PB&J Scholarship- The PB&J scholarship awards students who have experienced challenges in their life that may not have allowed them to perform well academically but still have the drive to succeed. $500-$1000 award. Apply online at

or pick up a flyer in the Counseling Office.

Deadline: May 31, 2020

Appalachian Fair Scholarship- Must have participated in Appalachian Fair within past two years, minimum 2.5 GPA, three letters of recommendation, essay on why you want the scholarship. Go online for application at get pick up an application in the Counseling Office.

Deadline: April 10, 2020

Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship- the Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, commitment to pursue a career or technical certification/degree, and a desire to contribute to society. Apply online at

Deadline: April 15, 2020

Morristown Hamblen Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship - Morristown Hamblen Healthcare will be awarding two scholarships to deserving high school students in the Hamblen and surrounding counties. Each scholarship will be $750 and will be presented to a graduating senior who plans to attend college or a tech school and enter into a "health related" field. Applications are available in the Counseling Office.

Deadline: April 17, 2020

Mary Layne Van Cleave Academic Award- available to seniors HOSA students. First-place award is $2,000 and goes directly to the winning student. There will also be six runner up awards of $1,000 each. Students nominate themselves at

Deadline: April 17, 2020

Student View Scholarship Program- Login to the website and complete an application survey about colleges in your area. The scholarship will be awarded by a random drawing of all completed applications. Winner announced in May. Apply online at

Deadline: April 22, 2020

Trojan Army Scholarship- write an essay describing your contributions to West High during your four years of high school. Minimum of one page typed, but no more than two pages. Double space the essay. Include your activities, interest, goals and future plans. Applications available in the Counseling Office. Turn in completed applications to the Counseling Office.

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Shepherd Scholarship Foundation- applicants will be considered based on academic achievements, extra-curricular activities in high school, and financial need. Apply online at Additional instructions may be picked up in the Counseling Office.

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Barnes Law Firm- In a 500 word essay, explain how you are involved in your community through service. Pictures of service need to be included. $1,000 scholarship for high school seniors. Apply online at

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Bigsun Scholarship- Young athletes who wish to succeed in their academic pursuits. Any capacity of a coach, player or official. Must be a high school senior or attending a post-secondary institute while being involved in some sport at that institution or in the community. Apply online at

Deadline: June 19, 2020

Arthur K. and Sylvia S. Lee Scholarship Foundation- graduating seniors planning to enroll full-time at a local community college are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applications are available in the Counseling Office, or can be found online at

Deadline: June 30, 2020

El Dabe Ritter Scholarship- graduating senior planning to attend an accredited university in the United States. $1,500 award. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Apply online at

Deadline: June 30, 2020

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