Scholarship Resources

There are many tools to help in your search for college, scholarships, and financial aid. If you are a graduating high school senior, oftentimes the best sources of information and guidance are available at your high school. If you are an adult student, current college student, or GED recipient, you can find resources offered at the college or technical institution you will be attending.

Visit the websites of colleges you are interested in attending to see what financial aid they may offer as well as school-specific resources like student services. Financial aid officers also routinely provide information, which includes federal and state resources as well as institutional grants and scholarships. If you have decided on your course of study, you may also want to contact the appropriate department regarding scholarships.

Scholarship and Financial Aid Websites

While we cannot endorse any of these resources, students and parents may find the scholarship aid websites listed below helpful. Please note: these are external websites with no connection to East Tennessee Foundation.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Federal Student Aid
How to Find and Apply for Scholarships While at Home
Scholarships for Women
American Indian College Fund
Hispanic Scholarship Fund Students
FastWeb Minority Scholarships
Scholarships for Veterans

What to Do If Your or Your Family's Financial Situation Has Changed

Many FAFSA applicants have experienced recent financial changes due to the COVID-19 emergency or other reasons. Has your (or your family’s) financial situation changed from what is reflected on your federal income tax return? For example, you or a family member has lost a job or claimed unemployment benefits. If so, you may be eligible to have your FAFSA form adjusted to qualify for additional aid. Follow these steps:

1. Complete the FAFSA questions as instructed (including using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, if eligible).
2. Submit your FAFSA form.
3. Contact the financial aid office at the school you plan to attend to discuss how your financial situation has changed.

Financial aid offices can adjust your financial aid award to reflect your or your family’s current income. Visit for more information about COVID-19 and the FAFSA process.