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West Greene Guidance Staff
West Greene Guidance Staff

Welcome to the WGHS school counselor’s web page!  It is our sincere hope that this will be a useful tool for both students and parents as you make important decisions concerning high school education and plan for life beyond West Greene.  Feel free to contact us through email or call the office at the number listed below.

Phone: 423-422-4204

Fax:423-422-4204 

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FAFSA Help Pages:

  Eligibility for Federal Student Aidhttp://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/gearuptn/attachments/Eligibility.png

 The Financial Aid Processhttp://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/gearuptn/attachments/financial-aid-process.png

 Who Is My Parent When I Fill Out My FAFSA?http://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/gearuptn/attachments/FAFSAParent.pdf

 Do I Have To Provide My Parents’ Info On The FAFSA?http://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/gearuptn/attachments/FAFSA_Dependency.pdf

 Changes to the 2017-18 FAFSA Process -  http://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/gearuptn/attachments/Yes2017-18-fafsa-process-changes.png 

 

ACT Question of the Day

Follow this link for a daily ACT Question

http://www.act.org/qotd/

 

FAFSA

Application for federal and state student grants, work-study, and loans. Filling out this application will make you eligible for the HOPE (Lottery) Scholarship

APPLY FOR YOUR FAFSA ID. YOU WILL NEED:
· Your SS#
· Your Birthday
· A Valid e-mail address
· A Parent’s SS#
· And Their Birthday

The application can now be filed beginning on OCT. 1. 

FAFSA

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SCHOLARSHIPS

**Dates will vary from year to year**

American Business Women’s Association/Marguerite Brumley Chapter

Female seniors with C+ average based on resume, transcript (Greene County) http://sbmef.org/Site/

American Cancer Society – March (Contact American Cancer Society for Details)

To be eligible, a student must have had a diagnosis of cancer before the age of 21

AXA Achievement Scholarship – December 15

 Students who have demonstrated a drive to succeed https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

Burger King Scholars – December 15

 Each school nominates one senior with 2.5 or above GPA, works on average of 15 hours/week, community service, and financial need - $1,000 http://bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/burger-king-scholars-program/

 Captain D’s Scholarship -

 Student tuition reimbursement for up to $600 to employees or a child or spouse of an employee (Contact Captain D’s directly)

Carmen Cox Scholarship – April (Apply through WGHS Counseling Office)

 Seniors who plan to major in business or business related field – awarded solely on merit, not financial need – number and amount varies yearly (Greene County)

Carrie McGaughey Clemens DAR Scholarship – February (Apply through WGHS Counseling Office)

 Senior going to Tusculum; preference given to relatives of member of Nolachuckey chapter of DAR (Greene County)

 Center for Technology Advisory Council Scholarship – Spring (Contact Sandy Bible with Talent Search)

 Senior student attending the Center for Technology; $500

 Claude Weems, Jr. Memorial Scholarship –

 (Greene County) Recipient chosen by Weems family

 Coca-Cola Scholarship – October

Seniors complete an application on-line at www.coca-colascholars.org, must have lots of activities http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/#.Vie-K02FPcs

 Dependent Children’s Scholarship – July 15

 This scholarship is available to dependents of law enforcement and fire department personnel who were permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty.  You will need to provide documents proving the disability of your parent or if your parent is deceased, an obituary, etc. https://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/collegepays/attachments/30186-9491_DependentChildrenScholarshipPoster5r.pdf

 Dr. Pepper Scholarship – January 12

 Details on website http://www.drpeppertuition.com/

 DTR Scholarship – Family member must be employee of DTR (Contact DTR)

 Seniors on the dual path who plan to pursue a career in a technical field (Greene County)

 East Tennessee Engineering Association Council – January 26

 Seniors who plan to major in engineering; based on school activities, GPA, course work, 250 word essay, ACT Math – 29, ACT Eng. – 25; $750 to $1,500 (4 to 6 in East TN and Southwest VA) http://acectn.com/engineering-excellence-awards/scholarships/

East Tennessee Foundation – details on website –

 Check for available scholarships under Greene County http://www.easttennesseefoundation.org/receive/scholarships/scholarships_listed_by_county.aspx

 EdScholars – Applications submitted directly to colleges (Contact colleges)

3.25 GPA or ACT 23; Financial need, Community Service/Leadership; send to your college – available at various local colleges (ETSU, Carson Newman, etc.) 

Elks Club Nursing Scholarship – January 10

Major in nursing; based on income, activities, volunteer work, recommendations – state awards http://tnelks.org/scholarship-programs/nursing-scholarships/

 Elks National Foundation – January 10

Seniors – extended application based on income, activities, grades, etc. – state awards http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/

FFA Scholarships 

See Mr. Short or Mr. Murray

Fund for Greene County Scholarship – Fall (Apply through WGHS Counseling Office)

Based on income, 2.5 GPA, activities, character, recommendations, etc. - $1,000 (Greene County)

Greene County Council of Ruritan Clubs – (Apply through WGHS Counseling Office)

 One nominee per school; based on financial need - $500 (Mosheim)

 Greene County Democratic Women’s Club – (Apply through WGHS Counseling Office)

Write an essay

Greeneville Kiwanis Club Scholarship Program – (Apply through WGHS Counseling Office)

Application and interview

Greeneville Masonic Lodge #3 Scholarship – (Apply through WGHS Counseling Office)

Seniors based on income, GPA, ACT, awards, activities, community, work experience, essay - ? (1 Greene County)

 Greeneville-Greene County Center for Technology Scholarship – Contact Greeneville-Greene County Center for Technology

 Must be a senior advanced student

 Greeneville-Greene County Retired Teachers – (Apply through WGHS Counseling Office)

 Seniors who want to become a teacher; 3.0 GPA, 21 ACT, transcript, income; $500 (1 Greene County)

 Hugh Felts Memorial Community Service Scholarship/Greeneville Noon Exchange Club – (Apply through WGHS Counseling Office)

 Seniors based on community service, GPA, citizenship, need, 1st in family to enter college, etc. -$1,000 per year up to 4 years (2 Greene County)

Katherine Long Memorial Scholarship – (Apply through WGHS Counseling Office)

Katy Key Memorial Scholarship - (Apply through WGHS Counseling Office)

Loyal Order of Moose Scholarship – (Apply through WGHS Counseling Office)

1 senior in each high school; based on income, grades, activities, community activities - $1,000

Mary Hurley Wells Memorial Scholarship/DAR – (Apply through WGHS Counseling Office)

Seniors planning to continue their education’ based on income, GPA, ACT, awards, activities, community involvement, interviews - $1,000 (1 Greene County)

McDonald’s Scholarship – January 20

Details on website http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships

National Honor Society Scholarship – January 29

 Schools nominate 2 senior chapter members - $1,000 (250 nation wide) https://www.nshss.org/member-benefits/scholarships/?gclid=CjwKEAjwgo6_BRC32q6_5s2R-R8SJAB7hTG-7-BXj3bfV6ynFy3w0f1snCjLw9gMc9tbIr0qdh8tyRoCDT7w_wcB

Optimist Club/ Donald Dean Renner Scholarship – (Apply through WGHS Counseling Office)

Seniors interested in journalism or religion - $500 (1 Greene County)

Phi Delta Kappa Scholarship Grants (ETSU) – Apply through ETSU

Grants for prospective educators – grants range from $1,000 to $5,000

Principal’s Leadership Award –

1 outstanding student leader - $1,000 (150 nation wide) https://www.petersons.com/scholarship/principals-leadership-award-111_150869.aspx

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards – October 30

1 student – must have demonstrated exemplary, self-initiated community service; each state winner receives $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. https://spirit.prudential.com/awards/how-to-apply

Ray Kosuda Memorial FBLA Scholarship – Chosen by teacher

 1 FBLA member

Scholar Athletic Milk Mustache of the Year Award (SAMMY) –

25 national winners; must be a senior athlete http://www.scholarships123.com/award/scholar-athlete-milk-mustache-of-the-year-sammy-award

 Skyler & Dakota Neas Memorial Scholarship 

Recipient chosen by Neas family

Tennessee Ready Mixed Concrete Associate – (Apply through WGHS Counseling Office)

 Essay contest on concrete

Tennessee Tomorrow Club Liz Morrell Scholarship – Chosen by Morrell family

One student must be a member of the Tennessee Tomorrow Club; $250 

TN Scholars – (Apply through WGHS Counseling Office) 

 General scholarship from each school + two from WSCC.  Must be a TN Scholar

Unmet Need Scholarship Program 

Sallie Mae Fund for low-income students http://www.thesalliemaefund.org/financial-aid/scholarships/

US Nitrogen Scholarship – (Apply through WGHS Counseling Office)

Wal-Mart Scholarships – Parent or family member must be an employee of Wal-Mart (Contact Wal-Mart directly)

Based on ACT/SAT, GPA, curriculum, financial need, extracurricular activities, and work activities; on-line form; $1,000 (1 Greene County)

Wendy’s Heisman –

For students who excel in academics, athletics and student leadership https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/about/how-it-works/

WGHS Booster Club Scholarship – (Apply through WGHS Counseling Office)

Seniors who have lettered in a WGHS sport; amount varies

Women of the Moose Nursing Scholarship – (Apply through WGHS Counseling Office)

Based on financial need, ACT, GPA, extra-curricular activities

**Dates will vary from year to year**


Various companies have scholarship competitions for children of employees - Check with your parent’s place of employment.

 

Most clubs and fraternal organizations provide scholarships for dependent of their members.  Please check with your chapter.

 

State schools give a tuition break to children of state employees.

 

Most colleges/universities have a separate application for scholarships of that institution.  Please check at the financial aid office or in the guidance office.

 

Scholarships on the WEB:

www.fastweb.com - a FREE scholarship search.  Just fill in the profile and they will e-mail you lists of scholarships for which you are qualified.  Have you gotten ads for scholarships searched?  This site does the same thing but it’s FREE!!!  All students have access to the Internet here at school.

 

www.edamerica.com - another free service for scholarship and other financial aid info.

 

www.fafsa.ed.gov - You can file your application and check on the results.  Before filing your application, apply for a FSA ID number for you and a parent at www.fsaid.ed.gov - Hang on to this – it is your permanent number!

 

www.state.tn.us/tsac - The Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation website.

 

www.mapping-your-future.org - another free site for occupational and financial aid information

 

www.act.org - the official site for the ACT organization.  You can find sample tests, study tips, etc.

 

www.collegenet.com - a college search site 

 

Beware!  www.fafsa.com is not the government site