Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships

Third-party sponsors offer the following scholarships. Student’s may apply for these scholarships through the counseling office; however, scholarship selection is determined by the third party. Once a student is selected as the scholarship recipient, the student must provide proof of acceptance and registration to a postsecondary institution. Once proof of attendance has been submitted, the scholarship sponsor will send all financial aid directly to the postsecondary institution.

Due Dates begin December 10, 2018. Please check due dates to ensure applications are submitted by the required date

The recipient of this award is a male or female student that has participated in athletics at Fayette Academy for four years and has maintained the highest academic average for four years of science. The recipient also must have taken AP Biology.  This scholarship is given by Dr. & Mrs. Brad Jennings. No application required.

The recipient of this award must be a senior who was a member of the Fayette Academy football team with the highest GPA at the end of his senior year. This recipient must have been a member of the team for at least three years.  This scholarship is given by Dr. & Mrs. Brad Jennings. No application required. 

The Robert Blain Walker Memorial Scholarship Endowment is awarded annually to a deserving member of the graduating class who has demonstrated successful academic performance and has been accepted for admission to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Students must submit an application as well as two letters of recommendation. One letter of recommendation must be obtained from a teacher, and one letter of recommendation must be obtained from a sponsor/leader in an extracurricular activity. The University of Tennessee at Knoxville will select students based on academic excellence, community/church involvement, extra-curricular activities, and leadership. Students must return their application to the counselor, and teachers must submit their letters of recommendation to the counselor. The counselor will attach the student’s transcript and send the application packet to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville for selection. Apply Here

This scholarship is given in memory of Dana Buckley Goddard. The award is based on the recipient maintaining a 3.0-grade point average in math over four years of high school math.  The applicant must also respond to an essay question. 

This scholarship is administered by the Somerville Rotary Club. The scholarship is given to a graduating senior based on high school achievement, community service, and financial need. Apply Here

This scholarship is given to a graduating student of Fayette Academy who has been accepted to an accredited college or university. The scholarship recipient will be selected from applicants who have actively participated in the athletic activities of Fayette Academy, who have shown dedication to his/her academic success and display good Christian values in his/her everyday activities, and who have submitted the required essay. Apply Here

The Christian Leadership Scholarship is given to a graduating senior of Fayette Academy who has been accepted to an accredited college or university. The scholarship recipient will be selected from applicants who have displayed Christian values in his/her everyday activities and have a heart for serving the community. Applicants must complete the application and submit the required essay.  Apply Here

This scholarship is given to a graduating student at Fayette Academy who chooses to pursue the arts in their postsecondary education. The recipient will receive a $500 scholarship. Apply Here

Promoting education within Fayette County is one of the primary missions of the LaGrange Cultural Foundation. Good reading and writing skills improve students’ ability to better themselves thus enabling solving professional, technical, or scientific problems with more facility. Students are to submit a 1500-2000 word essay on their interests they are pursuing in their postsecondary education. Students are required to used MLA format and 3-4 quality referenced sources. The first place winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship award; the runner-up will receive a $1,000 scholarship award. This scholarship is due by March 1, 2019. Apply Here

A $2,500 scholarship granted to a graduating senior who will be attending an accredited U.S. college/university granting a degree.  A 150 to a 300-word essay is required, transcripts, resume, and two letters of recommendation from a minister, scout leader, employer or educator.  Due November 1, 2018.  Apply Here

A $750 scholarship awarded to a full-time student entering his/her freshman year in an accredited U.S. college/university.  A 300 to a 500-word essay is required, transcripts, resume, a narrative on patriotic endeavors, and three letters of recommendation from a minister, CAR Senior Leader, Scout leader, employer, supervisor or community program or educator (not more than one letter from each field).  Due November 1, 2018. Apply Here

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. Apply Here

Scholarships to show appreciation for the contribution that police, firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs offer to our communities. To show this appreciation, the program was developed to provide college scholarship awards to their deserving sons or daughters. Tennessee is 1 of only 15 states involved in this scholarship program. Awards are based on a combination of academic achievement, national test scores, extracurricular participation, and the essay. In addition to completing the application and submitting the appropriate documentation, each student must write an essay explaining “What it means to me to have my parent or guardian involved in securing our community.” Due March 1, 2019.

For the Tennessee application, please click here.

Applicants must write a 900 – 1,000-word essay from the list of topics with at least five cited sources. Essay must be typed, double-spaced, Arial or Times New Roman font with sizes no larger than 12 or 14, and include a citations list and word count. The cover page must include the title of the essay, student name, address, phone number, email, date, and name and address of the high school. The essay is due by email on April 15, 2018, at the latest. Winners will receive a one-time scholarship payable to an accredited college, university or other bona fide institution of his/her choice upon proof of registration at that institution. Currently, the 1st Place Award is $1,500 and the 2nd Place Award is $1,000.  Due April 15, 2019. Apply Here

The scholarships will recognize the distinguished scholastic, leadership and sportsmanship attributes of high school student-athletes, and the importance of high school athletics in each student’s life. Due February 28, 2019 Apply Here

Students can enter a drawing to win a $500 scholarship. Winners are chosen at random every 2 weeks and students can enter the drawing once per day. Drawings begin in October and end in May. Entrants must be a U.S. citizen and attending a two or four-year college/university.  Apply Here

Students must submit an application and obtain 3 letters of recommendation: one from the NHS chapter sponsor, one from the Head of School, and one from a school faculty member. For more information, Click Here

Awards

This award is presented to a freshman male athlete and freshman female athlete who have maintained the highest academic averages for their freshman year. This award is presented annually in loving memory of Edward Havercamp by his graduating Class of 1989.

Each year the J. B. Summers Athletic Award is presented to the graduating senior boy athlete and senior girl athlete with the highest academic average. This award is given in loving memory of Mr. J. B. Summers, a teacher, coach, and business leader.

This award is presented to a sophomore male and sophomore female who have shown Christian leadership in their daily lives. This award is presented annually in loving memory of Jim Armour by his graduating Class of 1999.

Mary Margaret Pilcher was a young lady who loved her God, her family, and her friends. She had a smile that would light the room, a voice that would thrill your soul, a sweet spirit that was evident in her every waking hour and a heart bigger than she was. She was not perfect, but she did not just talk the WWJD –she walked it. The Mary Margaret Pilcher Christian Leadership Award is given to a graduating female athlete who exemplifies Christ-like attitudes and actions in her everyday walk.

Each year the Elizabeth Daggon Award for Academic Excellence is presented to a graduating senior. This senior, selected by the high school faculty, has shown outstanding characteristics of leadership, character, and scholarship over the past four years at Fayette Academy. This award is in loving memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Daggon, the first Headmistress at Fayette Academy.

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