Scholarship Resources & Links
NEW for the Class of 2021:
Ms. Sunni will be updating the link above will all current scholarships that are received in her office. This link can also be found in the Class of 2021 Google Classroom. Students can locate this link by clicking on “classwork” and then scholarships!
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Skilled Trades Industries
The following scholarships were available to the Peabody Class of 2020.
The Jackson State Community College College and Foundation Scholarship Applications are now available for pickup in the counseling office. Any student who plans to attend JSCC in the fall of 2020 is eligible to apply. There are some scholarships with specific criteria. The deadline to return a completed application back to Ms. Sunni is March 9, 2020.
The TN Association of Conservation Districts award scholarships to graduating seniors who plan to major in Agriculture. Applicants must be accepted to a TN public university. Applications may be picked up in the counseling office. The deadline to return a completed application back to Ms. Sunni is January 27, 2020.
The TN Association of Conservation Districts is now accepting applicants for the Auxiliary Scholarship. Applicants must be majoring in agriculture. Applications may be picked up in the counseling office. The deadline to return a completed application back to Ms. Sunni is January 27, 2020.
The Gibson County Soil Conservation District is now accepting applicants majoring in Agriculture. Applications may be picked up in the counseling office. The deadline to return a completed application back to Ms. Sunni is February 24, 2020.
The TN Bird Dog Foundation Scholarship is now available for seniors. Criteria to apply for this scholarship is available in the counseling office. The deadline to return all application requirements back to Ms. Sunni is April 8, 2020.
The Trenton Housing Authority assists in awarding scholarships to high school seniors who live in public or assisted housing. The scholarship application can be completed online at www.phada.org . A completed application and all supporting documents must be submitted by January 24th to Sarah Wren at Trenton Housing Authority.
The Tennessee FFA Foundation Scholarship is available to FFA members that plan to major in Agriculture. Applications listing requirements is available in the counseling office. Completed applications must be returned to Ms. Sunni by January 28, 2020.
The TN Beta Club awards four scholarships to senior Beta members who have followed the four Beta pillars, scored a 21 or higher on the ACT, and has a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applications may be picked up the counseling office. Completed applications must be returned to Ms. Sunni by March 2, 2020.
The National Beta Club awards scholarships to senior Beta members. Applications must be completed online at: https://scholarship.betaclub.org/?utm_source=Sponsors&utm_campaign=dd7468b862-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_17_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ddc3ee94eb-dd7468b862-31409395
See Mrs. Minton if you need your Beta Member ID.
The Sami Howell Agricultural Scholarship is set up in memory of Samantha Anna Howell. Applicants must be a high school senior planning to pursue a career in Agriculture, must be a resident of Gibson County, complete an application (available in the counseling office), complete a brief essay, and secure two letters of recommendation. Completed applications and all requirements must be turned into Dr. Jill Howell at Trenton Animal Clinic by Friday, May 22, 2020.
This link contains many scholarships! https://studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php#sthash.QWZjbmla.dpbs
FMY Orthodontics will award up to $2,000 in scholarships to 1-3 high school seniors. Applicants must complete and application and all requirements by the deadline of Monday, March 30th. Applications can be picked up in the counseling office.
Bethel University's Hendrix Scholarship competition is February 21 and 22. If you are a Senior with a 23 on the ACT and a 3.25 gpa, please register at www.bethelu.edu/news/hendrix. The winner of this competition receives 4 years FREE tuition, housing, and meal card. The runner up receives 4 years full tuition!
The Adam J Hickerson Memorial Scholarship is now available to a senior football player that will be continuing his education through college or vocational school, that needs financial assistance, who's education is not fully funded by other scholarships, and the recipient must be a student of good character. Applications can be picked up in the counseling office and are due by March 13, 2020.
Calling all STEM Scholars! Lockheed Martin launched a new scholarship program in 2019 to provide opportunities to students who want to build their talents and change the world!
We are continuing to award scholarships of $10,000 per student – renewable each year. The program will continue to add up to 200 new recipients each year, and will be open to individuals studying engineering or computer science that demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or under-served communities. Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year open January 15, 2020 and will close March 12, 2020. Applicants to the Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship Program must meet the following eligibility requirements:
-Current high school seniors with a cumulative 2.5 or higher GPA, or current college freshmen or sophomores with a cumulative 2.5 or higher GPA.
-Planning to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
-Majoring or planning to major in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Math, Physics, Information Systems/Management Information Systems or Information Assurance.
-Demonstrate financial need.
-Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Lockheed Martin has launched a new scholarship program that will award up to 150 scholarships. Beginning in 2020, we are awarding up to $6,600 to as many as 150 recipients this year. The scholarship will fund degrees at accredited vocational-technical schools to prepare students for careers in technology and/or advanced manufacturing that does not require a bachelor’s or advanced degree. The application opens January 15, 2020 and will close on March 12, 2020. Applicants to the Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship Program must meet the following eligibility requirements:
-Be a U.S. Citizen
-Current high school seniors, graduate (GED equivalent), or are college undergraduates who have not obtained a bachelor’s degree
-Planning to enroll full-time at an accredited vocational technical school, trade school, two-year community college or state college
The Mark Gibson Trade Scholarship is now available for seniors who meet the criteria that is outlined below. Mark Gibson was a Peabody alum, a Trenton supporter, owner of Gibson's Grill, and a man who believed in the "trades". The friends and family have set up this scholarship is Mark's memory. The recipient(s) will be selected by the Mark Gibson Scholarship Committee. Students may pick up the application, that lists all eligible trade school programs, in counseling office.
-must be enrolling in a trade school to pursue a career
-must be a Peabody student
-must complete the application form and all required documents
-include an academic transcript
-include two letters of recommendation
The Kids Chance of Tennessee Scholarship is an opportunity for students who have a parent that has "suffered a catastrophic, permanently disabling, or fatal injury for which the parent's family was entitles to receive benefits under the TN Workers' Compensation Act". The applicant must be a senior in high school, the injury or death must have resulted in a decrease in family earning, and the applicant must show academic achievement and aptitude, and the applicant must demonstrate financial need. If you believe that you meet the qualifications listed above, come by and talk to Ms. Sunni about how to apply!
The Adam Hickerson Scholarship is presented to a football player who will be continuing his education through college or vocational school, who does not have his education funded through other scholarships, and he must be a student of good character.
In addition to the paper application, applicants must also complete a Peabody High School Alumni Association application, include an official transcript, and complete a brief essay. All required materials must be turned in to Ms. Sunni by Wednesday, March 11th in order for her to print photos by the PHS Alumni Association deadline of March 13th.
The Peabody High School Alumni Association Scholarships are now available. Applicants must:
-write a short narrative discussing education and career plans
-obtain 2 letters of recommendation (not from a minister, peer, family member, or your parent's employer); only one letter can be from a school staff member and the person writing the letters must state their relationship to you
-student activity sheet or resume
-photo (Ms. Sunni will be happy to print this for you.)
-completed paper application
The essay should be checked thoroughly for correct spelling, grammar, etc. The paper application should be completed neatly and in it's entirety. All required materials must be turned in to Ms. Sunni by Wednesday, March 11th in order for her to print photos by the PHS Alumni Association deadline of March 13th.
Applications can be picked up in the counseling office or printed online at http://www.peabodyalumni.org/forms.html
An entire list of scholarships that are awarded through the Alumni Association can be found at http://www.peabodyalumni.org/list.html
The Jessica Kyle Joyce Memorial Scholarship is a privately funded scholarship in memory of Jessica Joyce, a Class of 1999 Peabody graduate, who was a nurse. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, be pursuing a career in the medical field, provide a one-page essay stating qualities about themselves and what part of the medical field they'll be going into and why, and a completed application form that is located in the counseling office.
The deadline for all requirements to be turned in is April 14, 2020.
The Ned McWherter Scholars Program is intended to encourage academically superior Tennessee high school graduates to attend college in Tennessee. Tennessee high school seniors starting their last semester in high school may apply.
An application, in order to be considered complete, must be accompanied by:}
-an official high school transcript that contains the applicant’s high school grades through the first semester of the senior year, and
-an official ACT/SAT score.
Applications are available by clicking on https://clipslink.tsac.tn.gov/studentsignon/. Awards are very competitive and are based on limited funding. Renewal applicants are given first priority. TSAC must receive the completed application and required attachments by February 15.
Do you work at Foodrite? If so, this scholarship is for you!
The TN Grocers Education Foundation scholarships are open to high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students who are employees or dependents of a TGCSA member company. Students that are employees must have been employed for at least six months.
Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, employment, and involvement in activities. Additionally, several awards have specific eligibility criteria. By completing one application, students are evaluated for all scholarships in which they are eligible.
Undergraduate student applicants must be planning to enroll as a full-time college student in the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters at an accredited college or university in the United States.
To apply: https://www.tgefonline.org/scholarships-apps.html
Click on "high school applicants".
Deadline is Feb. 28, 2020.
The Center for Cyber Safety and Education awards undergraduate scholarships for aspiring information security professionals. Go to the link below to see all eligibility requirements. Application is an online application. https://iamcybersafe.org/s/undergraduate-scholarships
Have you or someone you loved been affected by Alzheimer's? Then this scholarship is for you!
AFA’s Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest is an annual competition for college-bound high school seniors. Applicants are asked to write a 1,200 to 1,500-word essay that describes the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on themselves, their families or their communities, and what they have learned in light of coping with the brain disorder. The grand prize winner receives $5,000, with additional prizes awarded for runners up.
Go to the link above for more information and to submit an application.
The Scholarships for Military Children Program is primarily funded through the generosity of manufacturers and suppliers whose products are sold at military commissaries, worldwide. Only students who possess a valid (not expired) U.S. Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card (DD Form 1173) and whose parent(s) are serving, or have served, in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard may apply for a scholarship.
To view a list of eligibility criteria and to access the online application, go to:
The Donald and Barbara Mozley Scholarship provides financial support for students pursuing an engineering degree at an ABET-accredited college or university. A complete list of student eligibility requirements and the online application can be found here: http://students.sae.org/scholarships/mozley/
The 2020 American Legion Scholarship is available! Pick up applications in the counseling office.
1. Four $500 awards will be given using the following criteria:
-Seniors who meet qualifications for Boys/Girls State.
-Preference will be given to seniors who are ranked in the upper 1/3rd of the graduating class.
-Applicants must be planning to attend technical schools, vocational training, or enlisting in the United States Armed Forces.
-Students must not have had any major disciplinary infractions in the past school year.
2. Recipients must have a veteran in their family. The veteran does not have to be an immediate member of the applicant’s family.
3. Students must complete a brief (250-500 word) essay about themselves, their career goals, and future plans.
4. Include one recommendation letter from a school official (teacher, coach, counselor, or administrator)
5. Must include an official transcript.
6. A completed application, along with all required materials should be submitted to Ms. Sunni no later than Friday, March 20th.
**This scholarship will be given this year only due to funds not being used in the Spring of 2019 to send representatives from your class to Boys and Girls State.
**We will select two boys and two girls to receive a $500 scholarship each.
The Trenton Healthcare Foundation Scholarship is now available in the counseling office. Students must complete the paper application, obtain three letters of recommendation, and write a brief essay. The deadline to turn in all applications and requirements to Ms. Sunni is April 1, 2020.
The Trenton Rotary Club provides scholarships for high school senior each year. Applicants must submit a paper application (found in the counseling office) and their high school transcript to Ms. Sunni by Thursday, April 2, 2020.
The Trenton VFW Scholarship is now available to one student at Peabody. Scholarship amount is $1,000. To apply...
Students must write a 400-500 word essay, hand-written, with valid reasons why a student is pro/con on the following topic:
"Which is better, electoral college or popular vote in a presidential election?"
Deadline to return to Ms. Sunni is April 13th.
Seniors- Is your parent a Milan High alum? If so, come by the counseling office for a scholarship application.
The Gibson Co. Farm Bureau Scholarship is now available. Requirements are listed as:
1. Form to apply-any generic form will do.
2. Letter to include-what field of agriculture related study
3. Include activities such as newspaper clippings, etc.
4. List leadership, current interests, and future goals.
5. Include a copy of high school transcript showing GPA.
6. Must have letters (does not state how many) of recommendation.
Deadline is March 15. Return to Ms. Sunni and she will mail for you.
*Based on Farm Bureau family membership, leadership qualities, and financial need.