Forms & Links

FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is the form you need to fill out to get any financial aid from the federal government for college or graduate school. Parent and student will need to create a Pin before completing the FAFSA application. The sooner you apply the better chance you have of receiving the highest amount of aid. You may start applying October 1st of your senior year. 

TN PROMISE

The TN Promise scholarship is a last-dollar scholarship for Tennessee high school students. This scholarship provides two-years tuition free attendance to a TN community college or technical school. Students will have to meet certain deadlines, complete the FAFSA, attend mandatory meetings, communicate with a mentor, and complete community service hours. For further information, please visit the TN Promise website. 

TSAC

the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) administers over 20 different state student financial aid programs, including the HOPE scholarship, Tennessee Promise, Tennessee Reconnect, Tennessee Student Assistance Award, and the Dual Enrollment grant. Students will go to this website to create an account and apply for the different state financial aid programs. Please visit this website for more information on scholarship and grant deadlines. 

BRAG SHEET

Complete this brag sheet and provide to your counselor or anyone that will write a recommendation letter for you. 

HIGH SCHOOL RESUME

This link will help you in creating a high school resume. Your resume should highlight what you have done throughout high school. You will want to include list of activities, community service, leadership roles, awards, and academic achievements. Colleges and scholarship programs may request a resume from you. Provide a copy to your counselor or anyone that will write a recommendation letter for you. 

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Scholarships, scholarships, scholarships! Do you want to make college more affordable or FREE? Then you must apply for scholarships and complete the FAFSA your senior year. You may start applying for scholarships before your senior year. Please remember to read eligibility rules and know your deadlines. Do not wait until the last minute to apply. Your school counselors are here to help in the process, but it takes you to start and finish the scholarship application. A few hours invested in the search, process, and submission may yield hundreds to thousands dollars of FREE money! Don’t miss out!

Be cautious in your scholarship research. Be careful with websites and programs that request payment for their services; do not provide financial or personal information. Protect yourself from identity theft by making sure the website or scholarship program is a legitimate source. For more information, please visit the following site

Available Scholarships 2022-2023

The majority of these scholarships are only available to current seniors. However, all students should take the time to check out these scholarships to see they want to apply for them during their senior year. Please check your email regularly & turn TEAMS notifications for scholarship opportunities.

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  • MCEF Scholarship

    • DEADLINE: tbd

    • One $1500 scholarship

  • Student-View Scholarship

    • DEADLINE: tbd

    • No essay, no application fee, no minimum ACT/SAT score, no GPA requirement

    • One $5,000 scholarship

    • Three $1,000 scholarships

    • Ten $500 scholarships

  • Optimist Club of Athens Scholarship

    • DEADLINE: tbd

    • Must submit a 500-word essay on "The Meaning of Optimism"

  • Busy Bekah Scholarship:

    • Must be in at least 1 club and 1 sport

    • Read all requirements for eligibility

    • DEADLINE: tbd

  • $2,000 Nitro Scholarship

    • DEADLINE: April 30th

  • Denso: 

    • Only for students whose parents/guardians work at Denso

    • Parents/Guardians to inquire about application from Denso

    • DEADLINE: tbd

  • Waupaca

    • DEADLINE: tbd 

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