Merit-based Scholarships

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If you've got excellent grades and high SAT or ACT scores, these scholarships are for you! Merit-based scholarships seek to reward, recruit, or encourage the students who show the highest levels of academic achievement and have specific eligibility requirements based on the applicant's GPA and/or test scores.

American Board of Funeral Service Education National Scholarship

College students who have completed one or more terms of study in funeral service or mortuary science education are eligible for this award. Students must be U.S. citizens.

Total: $2500 Awards:  42
Deadline:  September 1
2019

Tennessee HOPE Scholarship

This award is available to Tennessee high school seniors who are planning to attend an eligible postsecondary institution in Tennessee. The student must have a weighted grade point average of 3.0 or higher and a 980 or higher SAT (math and critical reading only) or 21 or higher ACT score.

Total: $6750 Awards:  47000
Deadline:  September 1
2019

Caroline M. Hewins Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for international and U.S. graduate students who specialize or plan to specialize in library work with children. Students must plan to attend an institution that is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).

Total: $4000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 1
2019

Netfloor USA Access Flooring Scholarship Program

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who are 17 years of age or older and plan to enroll or are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and submit an essay.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  September 1
2019

Tennessee HOPE Access Grant

This award is available to Tennessee high school seniors who are planning to attend an eligible postsecondary institution in Tennessee. The student must have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher and a SAT score or 860-970 or an ACT score of 18-20. The student's parents' (or independent student's and spouse's) adjusted gross income must be $36,000 or less.

Total: $2750 Awards:  735
Deadline:  September 1
2019

Tennessee HOPE Foster Child Tuition Grant

This award is available to Tennessee residents who are planning to attend an eligible postsecondary institution in Tennessee. Students must be a foster child and meet the high school requirements for the Tennessee HOPE scholarship or the Tennessee HOPE Access grant.

Total: $2763 Awards:  30
Deadline:  September 1
2019

Tennessee General Assembly Merit Scholarship

This award is available to Tennessee high school seniors who are planning to attend an eligible postsecondary institution in Tennessee. The student must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher and a 1280 or higher SAT (math and critical reading only) or 29 or higher ACT score.

Total: $1500 Awards:  5300
Deadline:  September 1
2019

RN to BSN Challenge

The RN to BSN Challenge is available for undergraduate and graduate level nursing majors who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 1
2019

NLF Presidential Scholarship

This award is for U.S. law school students who display a commitment to serve the Asian Pacific American community. Students must be attending an accredited law school at least half-time.

Total: $7500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  September 2
2019

NAPABA Legal Foundation Scholarship

This award is for U.S. law school students who display a commitment to serve the Asian Pacific American community. Students must be attending an accredited law school at least half-time.

Total: $2000 Awards:  9
Deadline:  September 2
2019

UPS/NLF Gold Mountain Scholarship

This award is for U.S. students who are the first in their family to attend law school. Applicants must be committed to serving the needs of Asian Pacific American, demonstrate financial need, and be committed to pro bono or public interest legal work.

Total: $5000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  September 2
2019

TCC Scholarship

The scholarship is for students involved in forensics, theater, dance or the arts who plan to attend Tallahassee Community College.

Total: $950 Awards:  2
Deadline:  September 4
2019