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Tennessee Reconnect and Promise. Graduating high school seniors can attend tuition-free. Free tuition for adults.Tennessee Reconnect and Promise. Graduating high school seniors can attend tuition-free. Free tuition for adults.
Online degrees available. Choose from seven completely online programs.Online degrees available. Choose from seven completely online programs.


State Scholarships

The State of Tennessee administers several scholarship programs, including:

Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarships

Website: Visit Tennessee Lottery Scholarship for information.

Tennessee Promise

Website: Visit Tennessee Promise for information.

Tennessee Reconnect

Website: Visit Tennessee Reconnect for information.

Roane State 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.

Community Scholarships

AAUW Oak Ridge Branch

Description: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Oak Ridge Branch promotes equity for women, lifelong education, philantrophy, and positive societal change. The number of scholarships each covering the tuition of one 3-hour course will be determined by the amount available for the scholarship and the quality of the applications received.

Application: deadline surpassed

Deadline: November 8, 2021


Altrusa International of Oak Ridge

Description: This is a scholarship for up to $1000 for women who are return to college after an interruption in education or continuing their education, post high school, at a university, community college or technical school.

Application: deadline surpassed

Deadline: March 27, 2020


Career and Technical Scholarship Program

Description: The Career and Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the generosity of Horation Alger Association Members, Jim F. Dicke II, and Dennis Washington. Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit secondary institution in the United States.

Eligibility Criteria: 

Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies. All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.
If you are a school official, you may sign up for our Stay Connected list so that you will be notified of important application updates and to print a poster to put up in your school. To do so, please visit our School Officials page.

Application: Apply here.

Deadline: The CTE application is now open with a priority deadline on June 15, 2022. Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis throughout the spring and summer.

Please follow this link for additional information.


Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship (DAR)

Decription: Each year the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of higher education in diverse areas of study including history, economics, law, political science, medicine, nursing, occupational and physical therapy, elementary and secondary education, chemistry, math, science and English.

Criteria: click here for DAR Scholarship Website

Application: Students must create an account to complete the General Application. Click here to see all available Scholarship opportunities.

Deadline: January 31, 2022


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. 2020 East Tennessee Foundation Scholarship opportunities include scholarships for which adult students are eligible. Scholarship information, including detailed descriptions and application instructions, as well as 2020 applications, will be available on the ETF website, All ETF scholarship applications must be completed and submitted online. Attached please find a copy of the online applicant tutorial. The application deadline for ETF 2020 scholarships is February 15, 2020.

Criteria: Varies per scholarship

Application:, select "Scholarships" under the "Grants" drop-down menu.

Deadline: Varies


Morgan County Cattleman's Association Scholarship Program 2022

Description: The Morgan County Cattlemen's Association (MCCA) will award up to 3 scholarships of $1000 each to outstanding students who are pursuing or continuing careers in the agriculture/beef industry, a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) area of study, or teaching grades K- 12.
The purpose of this program is to identify and encourage talented and thoughtful students who aspire to complete their higher education and develop careers that contribute to their communities.


Deadline: Submissions must be postmarked by February 26, 2022.
Please follow link for additional information about this Scholarship and its requirements.


National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Scholarships

Description: The NCMA is dedicated to the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel world-wide. The NCMA advances educational goals by encouraging both students and institutions to promite interest in business, procurement, and/or acquisitional fields. The East Tennessee Chapter expects to award a $2000 scholarship to a deserving undergraduate or graduate for the Fall 2022 semester.

Criteria: Varies per Scholarship

Deadline: January 15, 2022

Follow here for information regarding the Mark Williams Scholarship.

Follow here for information regarding the William "Bill" Thornton Scholarship.


Program for Continuing Education (PCE) Grant from the Philanthropic Education Organization (P.E.O.)

Description: The P.E.O. offers a one time award of up to $3000.00 to women that have been a non-student for 24 consecutive months sometime in their adult life and are within 18 consecutive months of completing their program. Please see flyer for more information or go to the P.E.O. website by clicking here.

Application: Please follow link to application.

Deadline: Fall Deadline is March 20, 2022 and Spring Deadline is August 31st, 2022


Scarlett Family Foundation College Scholarship

Description:  Scarlett Foundation scholarship is for students who have graduated or will graduate from high school in mid-TN counties and is pursuing a business or STEM major full-time in the fall of 2018. They must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must have financial need.

Application: deadline surpassed

Deadline: December 15, 2019


University Transfer Scholarships

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.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

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

For additional scholarship opportunities, the Financial Aid Office at Roane State Community College encourages students to visit FastWeb, an online scholarship database.

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