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Counseling Office

Morristown Hamblen High School West Counseling Office 

The West High Counseling Office is staffed with four licensed School Counselors and one secretary:  Melanie Justis, Jill Reuschel, Renae Byrd, Erica Gillett and Aimee Howerton- 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 1:396.

Starting Aug. 24, 2017:  The counseling office will hold late hours on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month.  Counselors will be available until 6 pm.


Jill Reuschel   A-E

Erica Gillett   F-L

Renae Byrd    M-R

Melanie Justis    S-Z




Scholarships are listed in order of receipt in the Counseling Office.  The list of scholarships below is not an exhaustive list. The scholarships listed are primarily those sent to the office from local families and businesses who support our students in their desire to attend college and by Tennessee colleges and universities.  Please review general scholarship search websites such as those listed below to review further offerings.  You can obtain further scholarship information from the college you plan to attend.  






Local College                                                 Deadlines


Carson Newman University                         Apply Early


East Tennessee State University                  December 15


Ki ng University                                            Apply Early


Tusculum College                                         Apply Early


University of Tennessee at Knoxville          November 1 Competitive, December 15 General


Walters State Community College              March 31


Tennessee Elks Association Trade Scholarship



Tennessee Elks Association is proud to offer Trade Scholarships which are designed to aid those students who are seeking a trade or certificate program after high school who needs additional education to enhance their opportunities. The Trade Scholarships are judged on three criteria with each area having equal weight in determining who will receive the scholarship awards. (Academics, Financial Need and Essay) Scholarships are valued at $1,500. Applications are available online at and are due on January 15, 2019.


Deadline: January 15, 2019




TN Stars College Savings 529 Program is giving away $1,000 scholarships to ten Tennessee kids! The scholarships will be awarded into a TNStars account to be used for future college expenses. Tennessee residents age 21 and older can enter at now through December 28th to win on behalf oa a child age 15 or younger.


Deadline: December 28, 2018


Morristown Elks Lodge is sponsoring a Scholarship in Nursing this year. Applications will be judged in the following areas: scholastic achievements (gpa, nursing courses, honors courses etc.), desire and interest (volunteer service, employment, motivation, good aptitude to the profession), need (financial need and resourcefulness) and completeness of the application.


Deadline: January 15, 2019


 DAR Scholarships



There is a list of numerous scholarships through the Daughters of the American Revolution Organization. Please refer to the Counseling Office bulletin board for further information.


Deadlines Vary


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, 2019


 University of Tennessee Chattanooga Westbrook Scholarship


The Department of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga awards Westbrook Scholarships to incoming freshman chemistry or physics majors that are renewable for up to 4 years. To be eligible for this year’s awards, students must have been accepted for freshman admissions for fall 2019 by February 1, 2019 with a high school GPA of 3.0 or better and at least 23 ACT composite scores. Apply online at


Deadline: February 15, 2019


University of Tennessee Chattanooga Grote Scholarship


The Department of Chemistry and Physcis at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga awards Grote Scholarships to incoming freshman chemistry majors (including pre-medical, pre-dental, and STEM education) that are renewable for up to 4 years. To be eligible for this year’s awards, students must have been accepted for freshman admissions for fall 2019 with a high school GPA of 3.5 or better and at least 26 ACT composite scores. Apply online at


Deadline: February 15, 2019


National Beta Scholarship Program


National Beta will award over $300,000 in scholarships with awards ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 to outstanding 12th grade Beta members. Graduating Beta members registered with headquarters as of June 30, 2016 are eligible to apply. For further information, you may visit


Deadline: January 24, 2018

Kids’ Chance of Tennessee


The Kids’ Chance of Tennessee Scholarship Program awards scholarships to dependent children of a parent or guardian who has been seriously, catastrophically or fatally injured as a result of a work-related accident that meets the criteria of the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Act and that has resulted in a substantial financial need. Scholarship recipients must also meet the following requirements:


·         Must be a legal resident of the State of Tennessee


·         A dependent of a parent or guardian who has suffered a serious or catastrophic injury and/or permanent disability, or was fatally injured as a result of a work-related accident


·         Must be between the ages of 16 – 25 years old


·         Must be able to demonstrate substantial financial need


·         Must be enrolled as a full-time student at a post-secondary school (university, technical college, etc.)


·         Must demonstrate superior academic achievement and aptitude


Applications should be mailed to:


Kids’ Chance of Tennessee
Attn: Scholarship Committee
P. O. Box 681383
Franklin, TN 67068-1383


Or emailed to:


 WACE The Best of CO-OP Scholarship Program


Seventeenth Annual National CO-OP Scholarship Program offers scholarships to students with a 3.5 and who have applied to one of the WACE Partner Institutions: Clarkson, Drexel, Johnson& Wales, Merrimack, Rochester Institute, OSWEGO, Toledo, Cincinnati, UMASS or Wentworth. Apply on-line by February 15, 2019.


2019 Profile in Courage Essay Contest


Students must write an essay to describe an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK’s birth. Visit for further information.


Deadline January 18, 2019



American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest “A Constitutional Speech Contest” develops a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the US Constitution. Scholarship awards are presented to the three finalists in the final round of the national contest. Students must be certified by West High School no later than January 8, 2019


College and Career Search Websites

The following websites are good ones for exploring colleges, majors, and careers:

Big Future

College for TN

College Navigator

College Scoreboard

Occupational Outlook Handbook

eCampus Tours


CareerOneStop (also has sample resumes)

Occupational Outlook Handbook


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