Scholarship Information

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.



Current Scholarships Available

  • Horatio Alger Association Scholarship- provide financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Scholarship criteria also include high school graduation in spring/summer of 2020, demonstrate financial need, commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree, and United States citizenship. Apply online at

Deadline: October 26, 2020 by 12:00pm

  • The American Legion Oratorical Scholarship Program- “A Constitutional Speech Contest”- aims to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. The state winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship, plus an all-expenses paid trip to Indianapolis, Indiana to compete in the National contest (April 9-11, 2021) and a part of the national scholarship pool. Full details are listed in the attachments below! New this year, our post will offer prize money to contestants. $150 for 1st place $100 for 2nd place $50 for 3rd place

Deadline: October 30, 2020

  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship- is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. College Scholars receive up to $40,000 per year, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to network with the larger JKCF Scholar community. Apply online at

Deadline: October 30, 2020

  • Coca-Cola Scholars Program- is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. 150 Coca-Cola scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship! Apply online at

Deadline: October 31, 2020 by 5:00pm

  • Voice of Democracy- has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ premier scholarship Program since 1947. Awards are offered on the local, state and national levels. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s them is: Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned? The scholarship program is open to grades 9-12. Click the link for the application. on/Voice-of-Democracy-Entry-Form-Fillable.pdf?v=1&d=20200428T134713Z&la=en

Deadline: October 31, 2020

  • Prudential Spirit of Community Award- were created to recognize students in middle and high school grades who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. If you are interested in becoming a nominee for this Award, complete an online application by November 10 and then submit the application to the Counseling Office for Mr. Kinsler. Students must be certified by West High by November 10, 2020.

Deadline: November 10, 2020

  • Elk Nation Foundation MVS Scholarship- Each year the Elks National Foundation awards 500 “Most Valuable Student Scholarships” ranging from $4,000 a year to $50,000 a year. Any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen may apply for an MVS scholarship. Applications will be judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need. Apply online at

Deadline: November 15, 2020