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The mission of Clay County Schools is to provide a positive learning environment in which students develop to their fullest potential, achieve success, and are prepared to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world.

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Local Scholarship Applications

All Local Scholarships

The following scholarship applications are available to CCHS Seniors.

Save the applications onto your computer or a jump drive, complete and print.

Hit the underline button before typing your responses

to keep the correct format for applications.

Click the OVR button at the bottom right of the screen.

Local Scholarships--Updated forms will be added as received.
Due Date: March 13th

Recommendation Form

Top 10 College Application Mistakes

Priority Deadline Scholarships

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Tennessee--Scholarship Application Form


September Deadlines
Sept. 1st Women's Economic Council Foundation
October Deadlines
Oct. 31st Coca-Cola Scholars
November Deadlines
Nov. 1st Pride of Prudential
Nov. 4th Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship
Nov. 12th Clay County Soil Conservation District
Nov. 15th The Hagan Scholarship
December Deadlines
Dec. 1st

The AXA Achievement Scholarship

Awarding $670,000 to AXA Achievers

Dec. 15th

Scarlett Family Foundation--Scholarships for students pursuing a Business Degree.

12/13  Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway
January Deadlines
Jan. 7

John F. Kennedy Profile Courage Essay Contest


Burger King Scholarships--Awards $1000   Click here to apply.

1/15 TN FBLA Regional Scholarship
1/15 Dell Scholars Program
Jan. 31

walmartfoundation.org--(Will come from closest Wal-Mart to home: Algood or Tompkinsville)

Jan. 31

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 18

February Deadlines

KFC Colonel's Scholars Program--Click here to apply now.

2/15 Ned McWherter Scholars Program
2/29 Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

TN Bible College

Tennessee Bible College of Cookeville, Tennessee is offering a full tuition scholarship for students wishing to take courses in bible.  This scholarship could last until the student earns a college degree. Certain Tennessee Bible College courses are transferable to Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, Tennessee (up to 30 hours), as well as various other schools. Click here to download application.

March Deadlines
3/1 Volunteer State Community College Scholarship
3/ Kohl's Cares

Foundation for Rural Service--(be in Twin Lakes Telephone area, "C", GPA)

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The Art Institute

Essay Contest/Poster Design/Passion for Fashion/Photography/Best Teen Chef

$2,000 Scholarship

See Ms. Brooke for topics.


Stan & Thelma Plumlee Scholarship--Tennessee Manufactured Housing Association

To apply visit: www.tnmha.net

3/13th National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Scholarships
  Best Buy Scholarship--Click here for more information.
3/15 Upper Cumberland Angus Association/Tommy Burks Memorial Scholarship
3/31 US Bank--Click here to apply.

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund (JMSMSF) Application   Criteria   Letter


TN United Auto Workers Essay Contest--www.uawregion8.net

Senior, essay of up to 4 pages

Scholarships up to $2,000 for essay on variety of topics addressing role of labor

3/31 UCLA Jim Varney Scholarship
  April Deadlines
4/1 CTE Program Cover Design Scholarship         Info    Release     Logo
4/1 Christa McAuliffe Scholarship Program
4/1 Savannah State PRISM Scholarship
4/22 SADD National College Scholarship


Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Students must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. (FAFSA) to apply for federal student financial aid and to apply for state lottery money, as well as other college aid. In addition, certain ACT scores and grade point averages are required for certain grants. Click here to visit the FAFSA website.

Among the grants available include: (These are all based on the FAFSA).

Tennessee Hope Foster Child Tuition Grant

  • Award Amount: Should cover any cost of tuition and all associated fees remaining after applying all other students financial assistance from all sources.
  • A full list of requirements and more information about the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program can be found by calling Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) at 1-800-342-1663. Information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

    Certification from DCS of eligibility

HOPE Scholarship

  • Award Amount- $3,800 for Four- year institutions; $1,900 for two year institutions
  • Entering freshman must have minimum of 21 ACT or
  • Overall unweighted minimum 3.0 grade point average

Wilder-Naifeh Skills Grant

  • Award Amount: $1,500

  • Enroll in a certificate or diploma program at a Tennessee Technology Center.

Pell Grant,  SEOG Grants
Federal awards based on income that do not have to be repaid.


  • Award amount: $1,500 supplement to Tennessee HOPE Scholarship

General Assembly Merit Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $1,000 supplement to Tennessee HOPE scholarship
  • Entering freshman must have a minimum 3.75 weighted GPA and 29 ACT

Tennessee HOPE Access Grant

  • Award Amount: $2,650 for four-year institutions; $1,700 for two-year institutions
  • Entering freshman must have a minimum unweighted 2.75 GPA and 18-20 ACT

Dual Enrollment Grant

(Spring Application in Adobe PDF), (Fall Application coming soon)




Tau Kappa Epsilon


Click here to download application.


CIC Foundation, Inc.


Seniors pursuing degrees within the credit industry or closely related financial services industry.

Click here to download application.


Middle Tennessee Nursery Association

Click here to download application.


USA Funds Access to Education

Physical disabilities/Ethnic minorities


Wendy's High School Heisman application

Horatio Alger Association Award




Clay County High School is located in Celina, Tennessee, the home of Dale Hollow Lake. 

Melissa D. White, Principal
860 Clay County Highway Celina, Tennessee, 38551
Telephone: 931-243-2340
Fax: 931-243-2376

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