Forms & Links


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. 


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. 


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. 


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

Financial Aid & 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.








  • East Tennessee Foundation Scholarships (by County)

  • Carrie E. (Wolf) McConnell Memorial Scholarship

    • Established in memory of McMinn County High School Counselor, Carrie E. (Wolf) McConnell, to assist graduating seniors from McMinn County High School.

    • $3,000 one-time award for one year

    • Full-time or part-time enrollment at a not-for-profit accredited college, university, community college, or career and technical post-secondary program

    • Preference will be given to students who: may not display the highest academic rankings, but show potential and motivation; are the first generation in their family to pursue higher education; are not receiving another local scholarship; and who do not qualify for other financial assistance.

    • DEADLINE: February 1, 2023

  • Angie Grubb Scholarship:

    • Come to guidance for application

    • Must have been enrolled at MCHS for at least 3 years

    • 2.5 GPA Minimum

    • College/Enrollment Requirement: Full-time enrollment at an accredited, not-for-profit two-year, four-year college or university, or career and technical post-secondary program in Tennessee

    • DEADLINE: February 1, 2023

  • Scholarship Newsletter

    • Various scholarships available from February 15 - March 31

  • $2,000 Nitro College Scholarship Sweepstakes

    • DEADLINE: February 28, 2023



  • Sally Case Memorial Health Scholarship

    • DEADLINE: April 21, 2023

    • $1,000 scholarship

    • Must plan to major in nursing/healthcare

  • MCEF Scholarship

    • DEADLINE: April 21, 2023

    • One $1500 scholarship

  • Student-View Scholarship

    • DEADLINE: April 23, 2023

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

    • One $5,000 scholarship

    • Three $1,000 scholarships

    • Ten $500 scholarships

  • $2,000 Nitro Scholarship

    • DEADLINE: April 30, 2023

  • Denso: 

    • Only for students whose parents/guardians work at Denso

    • Parents/Guardians to inquire about application from Denso

    • DEADLINE: tbd


  • The Deborah Russell Ivens' Memorial Scholarship

    • DEADLINE: May 5, 2023

    • Criteria:

      • Must be a graduating senior.

      • Must have completed 4 years of science.

      • Must be in good standing academically.

      • Must be planning on starting college within 6 months of graduation.

      • Must be planning to major in a science-related field in college.

      • Must have at least 2 completed forms of recommendation from faculty members (forms in separate digital file).

  • Optimist Club of Athens Scholarship

    • DEADLINE: May 12, 2023

    • 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: May 12, 2023

  • Sandra Pierce Scholarship

    • DEADLINE: May 12, 2023

    • Come to School Counseling Office

  • Cleveland State Alumni Legacy Scholarship

    • any high school senior in the service region whose parent(s), grandparent(s), or guardian attended Cleveland State and who plans to continue the legacy by attending Cleveland State full-time in the fall, after they graduate

    • DEADLINE: August 1, 2023

  • DENSO Scholarship: 

    • DEADLINE: tbd 

      1. One - $3000 scholarship

      2. Two - $1500 scholarships

      3. Three - $1000 scholarships

  • Meadow Branch

    • DEADLINE: tbd

  • $2,000 Nitro Scholarship

    • DEADLINE: May 31, 2023