The Johnson University/Greater Knoxville Advisory Board Impact Scholarship

JU students at 2021 K-day We believe connecting to our community makes Johnson University a better place to learn and makes the Knoxville area a better place to live! We are encouraged and inspired by students who serve our community even before their college years begin.

Since 2018, Johnson’s Greater Knoxville Advisory Board has explored and facilitated opportunities to connect Johnson’s students, faculty, and staff with the city of Knoxville. Out of our passion for community engagement, we are proud to offer the Johnson University/Greater Knoxville Advisory Board Impact Scholarship, which recognizes two high school students who have made an impact in the greater Knoxville area.

The Scholarships

The Johnson University/Greater Knoxville Advisory Board Impact Scholarship will award scholarships of $2,000 and $1,000 to two students who have demonstrated excellence in serving the greater Knoxville area within the previous 12 months (2021 calendar year).

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Have impacted the greater Knoxville area community through outstanding volunteer service within the past 12 months.
  • Have been involved in leading, organizing, or creating the service initiative. (Participation in a community service activity alone is not sufficient.)
  • Be a high school junior or senior who plans to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the US.
  • Live in one of the following counties: Knox, Union, Granger, Jefferson, Sevier, Blount, Loudon, Roane, Anderson, Hamblen.

Application Requirements

To apply, candidates should submit the following using the form below:

  • Name, contact information (address, email, phone), and name of high school
  • Service essay (750 to 1000 words) that explains what inspired you to lead or participate in the activity, what impact you hoped to have and did have, what you learned, and how the experience changed you.
  • Letter of recommendation from someone familiar with your work (not a family member)

Application and Deadline Information
All application materials should be submitted via the form below by March 31, 2022. The scholarship winners will be notified April 21, 2022, and invited to receive their award at the May 12, 2022, Greater Knoxville Advisory Board meeting. If students are unable to attend the meeting, we will arrange another time for them to visit campus and receive their awards.

Apply for the Scholarship

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