Scholarship Programs (C2107)

www.northeaststate.edu/scholarshipprograms
 
scholarships@northeaststate.edu 

423-279-7637        Fax 423-323-0240  

What is the Educate and Grow Scholarship Program or “free tuition” program? – The Educate and Grow Scholarship Program is a program designed to help fund unmet tuition need for eligible recent high school graduates from Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington counties and the city of Kingsport after all other financial aid is applied to a student’s account. Actual award amounts depend on the number of students in each program and the availability of program funds. Awards are made as reimbursements each fall and spring semester. Students must submit an Educate and Grow Scholarship Application to be considered. Priority deadline for the application is March 31 of the student’s senior year in high school.

Contact: Scholarship Programs Office     423-354-5235
scholarships@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.educateandgrow.com
or www.northeaststate.edu/scholarshipprograms
Click on: Internal Programs, then Educate and Grow Scholarship 

What is tnAchieves? – tnAchieves is a last dollar scholarship and mentoring program designed to provide an opportunity for Tennessee public high school graduates to receive up to $3,000 annually for community college tuition. The city of Kingsport currently partners with tnAchieves to sponsor Kingsport Achieves for Dobyns-Bennett High School seniors who meet the October application deadline. Dobyns-Bennett High School seniors who apply for tnAchieves/Kingsport Achieves should also apply for the Educate and Grow Scholarship Program.

Contact: Scholarship Programs Office     423-354-5235
scholarships@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/scholarshipprograms
Click on: External Programs, then tnAchieves
www.tnachieves.org
www.educateandgrow.com  

What is the Educational Access and Diversity Scholarship Program? – The Educational Access and Diversity Scholarship Program is a scholarship program designed to provide financial assistance to eligible Tennessee residents who express a desire to continue their education and show potential for graduation from Northeast State Community College with certificates and/or associate degrees. Students must meet one of the following criteria for underrepresented populations to qualify for Educational Access and Diversity Scholarship consideration:

    • Hispanic/Latino/Spanish origin, Black or African American, Asian, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander origin as documented by the Northeast State Office of Admissions and Records
    • Classified as a United States Military Veteran. Proof of veteran status must be submitted to the Office of Scholarship Programs in order to qualify under military veteran criterion
    • Registered with the Center for Students with Disabilities at Northeast State 

Deadline to apply is June 1 of each year for the next academic year of funding.

Contact: Scholarship Programs Office     423-354-5235
scholarships@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/scholarshipprograms
Click on: Internal Programs, then Educational Access and Diversity Scholarship 

What are Northeast State Scholarships? – Northeast State awards assistance to students to meet their college expenses through scholarships administered by the Northeast State Foundation or other sponsoring agencies that establish programs for Northeast State students. Northeast State scholarship awards are based on the availability of funds and the criteria set forth by the appropriate program sponsor and are subject to change. Northeast State Scholarships are defined as competitive awards. Competitive scholarship awards are based primarily on academic merit with consideration given to a student's major, county of residence, demonstrated leadership skills, and motivation among other selection criteria. Financial need is not necessarily a prerequisite for receiving a Northeast State scholarship award. No awards are defined as guaranteed scholarships. Neither academic merit nor financial need guarantee a scholarship award to a student who has applied for admission to Northeast State.

Contact: Scholarship Programs Office     423-279-7637
scholarships@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/scholarshipprograms 
Click on: Internal Programs, then Apply for Northeast State Scholarships 

How do I apply for Northeast State Scholarships? – The Northeast State Online General Scholarship Application serves as the one application for the following programs: Academic Work ScholarshipsNortheast State Foundation Scholarships, and Special Scholarship Programs. Applicants are matched to scholarship selection pools based upon the information supplied on the Online General Scholarship Application. Students must submit the Online General Scholarship Application by March 1 of each year for the next academic year of funding.

Contact: Scholarship Programs Office     423-279-7637
scholarships@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/scholarshipprograms
Click on: Internal Programs, then Apply for Northeast State Scholarships 

How do I know if I am awarded a Northeast State Scholarship? – Scholarship recipients are notified in writing. Scholarship recipients are designated according to various award schedules during the period May to August. Funds are applied to student accounts by the start of fall term classes. Scholarship awards are first applied to any unmet tuition balances that recipients have due before any of the remaining funds are disbursed to the students. Scholarships may be awarded for fall and spring terms only. Scholarship funds are not available during the summer term unless indicated in a specific program's award criteria.

Contact: Scholarship Programs Office     423-279-7637
scholarships@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/scholarshipprograms
Click on: Internal Programs, then Apply for Northeast State Scholarships 

Can I apply for external scholarships in addition to Financial Aid and internal Northeast State Scholarships? – Yes. Students are eligible to apply for other scholarships and/or financial assistance from agencies outside Northeast State. Such scholarships may be awarded to students in addition to scholarships awarded through Northeast State. These scholarship recipients are selected by the organization providing the scholarship funds. Northeast State serves only as the administrating agency.

Contact: Scholarship Programs Office     423-279-7637
scholarships@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/scholarshipprograms
Click on: Internal Programs or External Programs, then Scholarship Tips or Paths to Pay College Costs
or External Programs, then Free Internet Search Sites  

What are Student Emergency funds? – These are special scholarship programs reserved for students with documented financial emergencies that negatively impact their abilities to attend and be successful in the college environment. Students must apply for these programs, meet the specific criteria for award, and provide documentation of the emergency. Awards are capped, are posted through Financial Aid, and are counted as regular scholarships. Funds cannot be used to pay tuition or book costs.

Contact: Scholarship Programs Office     423-279-7637
scholarships@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/scholarshipprograms
Click on: Internal Programs, then Apply for Northeast State Scholarships, then List of Northeast State Foundation Scholarships 

I need information on the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship (TELS) Program, generally known as the Hope Scholarship. – The Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship (TELS) Program is funded by lottery revenues and administered by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC). To be considered for the Lottery Scholarship, a student must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year; no additional application is required. Although “scholarship” is included in the name of this program, TELS is a state aid program and is administered at Northeast State by the Financial Aid Office, not the Scholarship Programs Office. Students should check with the Financial Aid Office for specifics.

Contact: Financial Aid Office                    423-323-0252
financialaid@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/financialaid
Click on: TN Lottery Scholarship