There are a lot of Scholarship Opportunities!


Mikaia Jones

Scholarships = Money!

The last few years of high school are stressful as is. Thinking of what you want to pursue, staying on top of homework, and working that minimum wage job. It would be great to have one less thing to worry about, like how to pay for college. 

Some people want to stay local, but even then, things can get a little pricey. Luckily, a lot of scholarships are offered to help with all that stress. Lots of schools offer these so you can have a wide variety to choose from. More information can be found on the Blackman High School website by clicking here. 


Middle Tennessee State University 

  •  MTSU Freshman Guaranteed Scholarships 

 For students to be considered for any of the freshman guaranteed scholarships they have to be first-time incoming freshmen, with plans to enroll at MTSU in the Summer or Fall semester. Application for admissions as an incoming freshman, admissions application fee, qualifying official ACT or SAT scores, and qualifying official sixth-semester high school transcript with cumulative GPA requirement has to be on file in the Admissions Office by December 1st. 


Centennial Scholarship 

  • ACT 34-36 
  • GPA 3.5 
  • $8,000 per year 


Trustee Scholarship 

  • ACT 30-33 
  • GPA 3.5 
  • $6,000 per year 


Presidential Scholarship 

  • ACT 25-29 
  • GPA 3.5 
  • $4,500 per year 


True Blue Scholarship 

  • ACT 22-25 
  • GPA 3.5 
  • $3,500 per year
  • The Buchanan Fellowship 

The Buchanan Fellowship is awarded through the MTSU Honors College. It is the highest academic award given to entering freshmen. Students have to plan to enroll for the first time in the summer or fall semester, they must also complete a separate application process that is administered through the Honors College. 

  •  Must apply for undergraduate admission to Middle Tennessee. 
  • Must complete and return the Buchanan application from the Honors College by December 1st of the year prior to fall enrollment. 
  • Must have a high school GPA greater than or equal to 3.5. 
  • Must have a composite ACT greater than or equal to 30 (or SAT equivalent). 
  • Must provide an official transcript of all high school work completed.  


MTSU DREAM Scholarship 

Scholarships are offered to freshmen who contribute to the creation and education of a diverse student body. Diversity is considered to include, but not limited to, veterans, non-traditional students, disability status, first-generation college students, gendered identity/expression, personal hardships, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, or special gifts or talents. 

  • Must be an incoming freshman joining the university in the summer or fall semester. 
  • Must be a Tennessee resident, and US citizen or permanent resident. 
  • Must be a graduate of a Tennessee high school or Tennessee homeschool. 
  • Must meet current academic and other eligibility requirements for Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship as of February 15th scholarship application deadline. 
  • Must have an EFC of 12000 or less on FAFSA. 
  • Must enroll full-time for every fall and spring semester. 
  • Must not be a recipient of a Guaranteed Freshman Scholarship, National Merit Scholarship, or the Buchanan Fellowship. 
  • Must meet diversity requirements 


University of Tennessee 

  •  HOPE (Lottery) Scholarship 

 Students must first complete the FAFSA and must also list UT as the first choice on the TSAC (Tennessee Student Assistance Corp) portal to receive payment. 

  •  Must have a minimum of a 21 ACT (1060 new SAT), exclusive of the essay and optional subject battery test or overall weighted minimum 3.0 GPA. 
  • ACT/SAT exams must be taken prior to the first day of college enrollment. 
  •  Tennessee Pledge Scholarship 
  •   offered to admitted freshmen with a family income of $40,000 or less. Students majoring in architecture, business, engineering, and nursing are responsible for college specific fees, which are not covered by the Pledge Scholarship. 
  •  Must be a Tennessee resident.
  • Must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Must be a first-time freshman student who enters UT in the fall semester immediately following graduation from a Tennessee high school. 
  • Must have an annual family household income of $40,000 or less. 
  • Must have a submission of the FAFSA by February 1st prior to enrollment  

 Tennessee Tech University 

  • Golden Opportunity Grant (55 Academic Service Hours, $1,500) 
  • Must be an incoming freshman who just graduated high school. 
  • Must have a 3.20-3.39 high school GPA. 
  • Must have 22 ACT score (1100 SAT) 

 Presidential Scholar Scholarship ($3,000) 

  • Must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident 
  • Must be an incoming freshman 
  • Must have a GPA 3.40 or greater 
  • Must have a Composite ACT score of 25 or greater (SAT 1200 or greater) 


University of Memphis 

  • Cecil C. Humphreys Presidential Scholarship ($5,000) 
  • Must have a 3.5 GPA 
  • Must have a 31 ACT score (1390 SAT) 
  • Must be a US citizen 


Deans Scholarship ($3,000) 

  • Must have a 3.25 GPA 
  • Must have a 25 ACT score (1200 SAT) 
  • Must be a US citizen