• FAFSA- (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Parents and students must complete the FAFSA application to determine eligibility for any scholarships or financial aid.

    FAFSA RESOURCES *This link is to the 2023-2024 FAFSA.  The link will be updated when the updated FAFSA information is available.  The 2024-2025 FAFSA should be available in December 2023.

    FAFSA Walkthrough Videos  *This link is to the 2023-2024 FAFSA.  The link will be updated when the updated FAFSA information is available.  The 2024-2025 FAFSA should be available in December 2023.  


    Application Deadline November 1 

    Application and Resources: TNPROMISE.GOV

    FAFSA- Complete by April 15, 2024 at FAFSA.GOV

    Attend Mandatory Meeting January 30 @ 9:00 AM in the Culleoka Auditorium

    Apply to Community College or TCAT-Spring 2024

    Complete and submit proof of 8 hours of Community Service by July 1, 2024


    UT Promise is an undergraduate scholarship program that covers tuition and mandatory fees for qualifying TN residents attending UTK, UTC, UT Martin, UT Memphis, and UT Southern.

    Application:  Click Here & at the UT School by Dec. 15

    Must meet early application deadlines at participating schools.


    Tennessee HOPE Scholarship awards up to $4000 each year of college to a Tennessee public university.  Award amounts vary as to type of institution and year of school student may be in.

    Must graduate with 3.0 or above GPA or a 21 or higher ACT score

    Must complete FAFSA to apply


    Scholarship Search Resources:



    Elks National Foundation (ENF) tnelks.org/Scholarships

    Most Valuable Student (MVS) Contest:

    The 2024 MVS application is now open. Applications can be found online at enf.elks.org/MVS. The application deadline is November 13, 2023. 

    The Elks National Foundation (ENF) awards 500 four-year scholarships based on academics, leadership, and financial need. National awards range from $1,000 per year to $7,500 per year. The national awards will be announced in April 2024.

    MVS scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), at a U.S. college or university next school year. Some important applicant details include:

    • Current high school seniors (or equivalent) who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
    • Applicants do not have to be related to a member of the Elks.
    • Male and female students compete separately. 

    Applicants select from a list of the Lodges closest to their home address zip code. Please have your students choose Columbia Lodge #686 as their sponsoring Lodge. Complete details can be found at enf.elks.org/MVS.


    Legacy Awards – The Legacy Awards program begins on September 1, 2023.  Legacy Awards provide $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members. The ENF offers a total of 350 national awards. The application deadline is February 5, 2024.  Please visit enf.elks.org/Leg for more details and the application link.


    ELKS Trade Scholarship deadline January 31st

    ELKS Nursing Scholarship deadline February 15th  

    Breakfast Rotary Scholarship deadline February 15th to Alison Reischman

    Mule Day Works Scholarship deadline March 11

    William & Frances Turner Scholarship deadline March 27 to Alison Reischman

    Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship deadline March 27 to Alison Reischman (due to Spring Break)

    Billy Crowe Scholarship deadline April 1

    Work Ethic Distinction deadline April 12

    Southern Middle TN Association of REALTORS Scholarship (SMTAR) deadline April 12

    Maury County Chamber Farm City Agribusiness Scholarship deadline April 12

    Andrew Carpenter Scholarship deadline April 15th 

    Langford Nursing Scholarship deadline April 15th 

    Virginia Clark Memorial Scholarship- WINUP deadline April 15th

    Shane Reischman Memorial Scholarship deadline April 15th 

    Joshua Bailey Scholarship deadline April 19

    Culleoka Alumni Scholarship deadline April 26

    Bud Mitchum Scholarship deadline April 30th  

    Mike Grace Scholarship deadline May 1

    Culleoka Lions Club Mike Blackmer Memorial Scholarship deadline May 2, 2024





    National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution-  several scholarships available on their website https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships

    Patriots of the American Revolution High School Essay Contest

    TSDAR Scholarship

    Ellen Davies Rodgers/Zachariah Davies Scholarship



    Merit-Based College Scholarships  Begin your scholarship search with the colleges you want to attend by visiting their scholarships and financial aid web pages.  Many schools offer merit-based scholarships based on GPA/ACT combinations.


    Institution Department Scholarships:  Once you apply to a certain college, many have department-based scholarships and other scholarships unique to the college or university.  Be sure to reach out to your admissions counselor about how to apply for these scholarships.


    The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee https://www.cfmt.org/grants-scholarships/scholarships/


    Scholarship Search Engines- There are many available but be careful not to use sites that may be collecting your information and are not legitimate.  


    The Fastweb, College Board, and Niche are just a few of many search engines available.