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Financial Aid

There are two main groups of scholarships at Roane State:

1. RSCC Foundation Scholarships

There are a variety of scholarships available through the Roane State Foundation. Not all scholarships are based on financial need. There are scholarships available for certain majors, non-traditional students, students with a disability, academic achievement, etc. There may be a scholarship just waiting for you, but you can't be awarded one if you don't apply.

2. External Scholarships

Students are also encouraged to pursue scholarship opportunities outside of Roane State. Sources for information include public libraries, civic groups, and the internet.

Look for updates on RaiderNet, the RSCC web page, or your campus to get the most recent listings for additional funding. All applications are available from the Roane County Financial Aid Office.

American Indian Nurse Scholarship Award

Description: Since 1928 The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America has provided scholarship awards to assist students of American Indian heritage who are studying nursing or in the field of health care and health education. The Tennessee Society grants awards of $1,000.00 per academic year, and the money is to be strictly used for tuition or specific academic expenses. The grant is sent to the school and credited to the student's account. Please see scholarship application for eligibility criteria.
Award: $1000 per academic year
Deadline: June 1, 2014

East Tennessee Foundation Scholarship Program

Description: This East Tennessee Foundation Scholarship Program is made up of different scholarship funds established by individuals, firms, or organizations wanting to assist individuals pursuing a college education.
Criteria: Varies per scholarship
Application:, select "Scholarships" under the "Grants" drop-down menu
Deadline: Varies

IAAP-Oak Ridge Scholarship

Criteria: The scholarship is given to a high school senior or college student who plans to enroll in or is currently enrolled in any business related curriculum.
Award: $500
Applications: IAAP Scholarship Application Download and complete the scholarship application. Completed applications should be mailed to: Lynn Christman, IAAP Oak Ridge Chapter, 115 Albany Rd, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
Deadline: Passed

PEO Program for Continuing Education Grant

Criteria: See scholarship applicatoin
Award: $3,000 maximum
Applications: PEO Program Application Download and complete the scholarship application. Completed applications should be e-mailed to:
Deadline: March 6, 2015

Tennessee Hope Scholarship

Website: Visit Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation for information


Website: Visit tnAchieves for information



University Scholarship Deadlines

To better serve the students at Roane State that are planning on transferring to another university, we have compiled a list of some of the local universities and their deadlines for applying for scholarships.

Austin Peay State University – Dates Vary
Carson-Newman – Dates Vary
East Tennessee State University – March 1 (General University Scholarships) and May 15 (Transfer students)
Lincoln Memorial University – March 1
Maryville College – May 1
Middle Tennessee State University – Dates Vary
Tennessee Tech University – December 15
University of Tennessee – April 1

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