Scholarships & Financial Aid


What is FAFSA?

Free Application for Federal Student Aid. 

FAFSA 4caster-Begin exploring financial aid options and get a jump on the process.  Visit this federal site now.

This is the form the federal government uses to determine your eligibility for aid.
Types of aid:· Grants· Scholarships· Work-study· Loans

Completing the FAFSA
1. on the web-

Tips for completing FAFSA on the web:
1. Get your PIN number.  Your pin number becomes your electronic signature- 
2. Use the pre-application worksheet to insure you have all the necessary documents on hand.  GO
3. Know the school codes for colleges or technical school you are applying for.  GO

4. Males within 30 days of their 18th birthday or over the age of 18 must complete the Selective Service application to qualify for financial aid funding.  Visit to complete this simple step online!

 For additional assistance contact Brenda Fort, at the Educational Opportunity Center,

at 423-748-4635 or


Check out this PowerPoint from Federal Publications website with tips and tools you can use to search for financial aid.  GO



Resources for students who have been in foster care.  GO

Student Guide- gateway to federal financial aid and eligibility. 

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund- This organization has just released its 20 page scholarship update.  Many scholarships are open to all students. 

Student Gov-comprehensive list of over 70 sites to search for scholarships.

Fastweb-Establish your profile and you will get scholarship information sent to you by email!   See our FastWeb Quick Reference Guide for information.

College Gold-more scholarship search tools!

FinAid-Boasts being the smart student guide to financial aid!

Merit Aid - Offers aid to students of all incomes and narrows student searches by interest and talents!

Additional Resources & Scholarship Searches:

College Answer


NextStepU Scholarship Search

Chegg Scholarship Search by Zinch

Scholarship Experts

Student Scholarship Search

CareerInfoNet Scholarship Search

Ron Brown Organization minority scholarship information
Hispanic Scholarship Fund


Direct links to local college Financial Aid Sites:

Carson-Newman College 

East Tennessee State University 

Lincoln Memorial University 

Middle Tennessee State University 

Tusculum College 

University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

University of Tennessee-Knoxville 

Tennessee Technological University 

  • FYI: Seniors may NOW begin applying for TN Tech University scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year. The scholarship application can be accessed by visiting: One application is all that is needed to apply for the 550 scholarships offered by TTU! In order to apply for scholarships, you must apply for admission to TTU first!! The deadline to apply for 2014-2015 scholarships is December 15, 2013! Please stop by the JCHS Counseling Office if you have any questions.

Walters State Community College




Scholarship Updates

Guaranteed Scholarships website lists scholarships that schools offer as long as requirements are met.  Check it out! GO

Tennessee Women's Scholarship Directory

A scholarship is available for students who have been homeless anytime during their high school education.  See Mrs. Roach

Nursing Scholarships

visit Discovering Nursing


Imagine America Scholarship

for career college/technical students with at least a 2.75 GPA.  Register at

The National YoungArts Foundation

Actors, dancers, filmmakers, musicians, photographers,

singers, visual artists, and writers should apply. 

Scholarships are awarded up to $10,000.  Visit

YoungArts for more information and to apply. 

Deadline October 18, 2013!


Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund applicants must be one of the following:

  • The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has become permanently disabled as a result of an operational mission or training accident.

  • The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has been killed in action.

  • The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has been classified as a Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA).

All applicants must also meet the following eligibility requirements in order to qualify for a Freedom Alliance scholarship.

  • Currently in their senior year of high school, a high school graduate or a currently enrolled full time undergraduate student.

  • Under the age of 26 at the time of application.

For more information, visit:


TN Concrete Association High School Essay Contest

This contest is open to all high school students ages 16-18. Essays must be typed, double-spaced and not to exceed 600 words. Submit a hard copy of the essay with an entry form. Essays will be judged on content and writing ability.

Essay Idea Starters:

Concrete's positive effects on environment, the job market, etc.

Concrete's benefits to society.

Concrete is green.

*Entries must be submitted by Monday, December 2, 2013. Visit the JCHS Counseling Office to pick up an essay contest entry form.*


Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

To qualify, you must be a current high school senior and have at least a 2.0 GPA and require financial assistance to go to college. Desired applicants should be involved in co-curricular and community service activities., as well as display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. The application deadline is October 25, 2013.

For more information and to apply, visit:





*tnAchieves Scholar Opportunity*


What is tnAchieves?

tnAchieves is a post-secondary access and success program with the mission of increasing higher education opportunities for Tennessee students by providing last-dollar scholarships with mentor guidance.   The program has experienced substantial success utilizing volunteers in business and community-based organizations to guide its students through the college access and success processes. tnAchieves provides a last-dollar, post-secondary scholarship.  This means tuition cost should no longer be an obstacle when a student is deciding to attend a community or technical college.  While all public high school students are eligible for tnAchieves, the program focuses primarily on first generation, low income students. 


Who is eligible:

tnAchieves provides an opportunity for Tennessee public high school graduates to receive up to $4000 for community or technical college tuition.


 ***Students must complete an online application prior to the October 4th deadline. The online application can be accessed by visiting: