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Counseling Office

 Morristown Hamblen High School West Counseling Office 

The West High Counseling Office is staffed with three licensed School Counselors and one secretary:  Gwen Ledford - Department Chairperson, Melanie Justis, Jill Reuschel, and Crystal Davidson- secretary.  The Counseling Department seeks to assist students with academic, career, and personal/social development.  These areas of development are addressed through curriculum resources, individual planning, responsive services, and program support.

The Counseling Department also coordinates and/or assists with a variety of tasks vital to the total school program such as:  registration, scheduling, testing, Safe and Drug-free activities, Open House, workshops, orientations, and career programs.

West High Counselors will track the following students during their four years in high school.  The counselor/student ratio average is 1:462.

Mrs. Jill Reuschel      Last names beginning with letters A through G
Mrs. Gwen Ledford    Last names beginning with letters H through O
Mrs. Melanie Justis    Last names beginning with letters P through Z

Students who desire conferences or information should contact their counselor either by coming to the Counseling Office on the first floor near the Main Office or by calling the office at 585-3792.  Parents may also schedule a conference with a counselor by calling the office.  The Counseling office is open during regular school hours (7:50 - 3:20) during the school year.

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The Hamblen County Education Association Scholarship Application is available in the Counseling Office. Seniors must be a child of an HCEA member. Parents must have been a member of HCEA for five consecutive years. Criteria for selection will include: need, GPA/SAT or ACT, leadership and/or service, extracurricular activities and a hand written statement of why the student wishes to further his or her education.

Deadline: April 18, 2017

Hamblen County Retired Teachers


The Hamblen County Retired Teachers Scholarship in the amount of $350 is available to any senior interested in pursuing a degree in Education.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.


Deadline April 10, 2017


Maryville College


The Education Equity & Advocacy Scholarship will grant two awards of $2000 each to two deserving high school or college students.  Applicants must identify as Hispanic/Latino, unweighted GPA of 2.75, one letter of recommendation, and type and submit an essay of the theme of Education Equity and Advocacy. 


Deadline April 5, 2017


Morristown Lions Club


Morristown Lions Club Scholarship in the amount of $500 is available in the Counseling Office for any senior interested in pursuing a career in the health care field with plans to attend Walters State Community College.  Scholarship applications should be completed and returned to the Counseling Office by March 31, 2017.




Deadline March 31, 2017




Hamblen County School Nutrition Association Scholarship


This scholarship is awarded to a senior whose parent or grandparent is an employee of the Hamblen County School Foodservice program.  This senior student should possess high qualities of leadership, motivation and responsibility.


Deadline April 15, 2017








Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Sorority for Women


The Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Sorority for Women Educator scholarship is available for any female senior interested in becoming an Educator.


Deadline April 14, 2017


The Appalachian Fair


The Appalachian Fair will award two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors.  Consideration is given to seniors with a 2.5GPA, participation in the Appalachian Fair within the past two years, recommendation letters and an essay stating why they should be selected.  Complete applications should be sent to the


Appalachian Fair Scholarship Committee, PO Box 8218 Gray, TN 37615.


Deadline April 10, 2017


Tennessee Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities Scholarship Program offers funds to students who reside in a public house authority program based on academic merit, special talents or accomplishments and need.  Factors that are considered include personal statement, leadership experience, class rank, test scores, grades, extracurricular activities, work experience, awards and recognition and community service.  The scholarship award is $1,500 per academic year for full time students and is renewable each semester contingent upon full time enrollment with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.


Deadline March 27, 2017




Matt Seals Memorial Scholarship


The Matt Seals Memorial Scholarship presented by Kidz Succeed, Inc. is available to any senior with a 2.0 grade point average and in the custody of a single parent, relative or guardian.  Students are required to write a minimum of two paragraphs describing future goals and how the scholarship funds will be used.


Deadline April 30, 2017




“Running Matt’s Race” Memorial Scholarship


The “Running Matt’s Race” Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a student athlete who has at least a 3.0GPA, mastered all the benchmarks for the ACT and has lettered in a sport while in high school.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office and should be returned to the Counseling Office.


Deadline April 30, 2017




Samuel Doak Chapter DAR Scholarship Award


The $500 scholarship award requires a three hundred-word essay.  The topic of the essay is “Many battles have been fought to make the United States what it is today.  Many men and women have sacrificed their lives, homes, and families to make America what we call our home sweet home.  What outcome of the Revolutionary War had the greatest impact and helped define the beliefs of the American people and inspired future directions of our country?” 


Deadline for submission of essays and additional required documents is April 3, 2017.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.


Deadline: April 3, 2017




Lowland Credit Union


Lowland Credit Union Scholarships are available in the Counseling Office.  Seniors must be a member of Lowland Credit Union or must join in order to apply.  Students will be awarded scholarships based on a brief essay, community involvement and letters of recommendation.  Lowland Credit Union will award (5) $1,000 scholarships. 


Deadline March 17, 2017










Walters State Community College


Walters State Community College Scholarship Application is available online at .  The deadline to apply for scholarships is March 31, 2017.


Deadline: March 31, 2017




Volunteer Firefighter Alliance Scholarship Award


The Volunteer Firefighter Alliance is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a graduation senior who plans to attend a college or Technology Center.  Preference is given to students who are enrolling in degree programs related to fire science, criminal justice or EMT programs.  Participation in the program requires a commitment of eight community service hours with a Volunteer Fire Department.


Deadline: May 1, 2017


Carson Newman University


Carson Newman also offers several competitive program-specific scholarships for students.  These programs include athletics, art, band and music, cheer and dance, chemistry, film, forensics, honors and theatre.  Students interested in any of these areas should contact the Admissions Office at and a recruiter will connect them with the program coordinators for audition or application information.


East Tennessee Foundation


There are several scholarships available through the East Tennessee Foundation for Hamblen County residents.  Please visit to find out more information.


Tennessee School of Beauty


Tennessee School of Beauty offers four area high school students full tuition scholarships ($15,000).  Selection will be based on a biographical statement of the applications educational history, contribution to the school, plans for the future and why he/she would like to study Cosmetology and a personal interview.  Applications are in the Counseling Office.  For further information you may visit 


Deadline: March 31, 2016






Below you will find a list of 9 scholarships that will give out more than 1.5 million dollars to students in 2017.  Students from Tennessee school districts are eligible for all the awards below. Deadlines vary.  To download this newsletter in PDF, please visit the link below:


Ralph W. Sharpe Memorial Scholarship


A $2000 scholarship will be awarded to one deserving West High senior through the Ralph W. Sharpe Memorial Scholarship.  Mr. Sharpe served as a former English teacher at Morristown High School and Morristown Hamblen High School West.  Requirements include: plan to attend a 4 year college or university, top 10% of the graduating class, current transcript, a recommendation from a faculty member, a recommendation from a community leader and essays.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.


Deadline: April 1, 2017





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