In addition to the Universal Scholarship Application (for students attending or planning to attend, a two- or four-year college) Knox County Foundation offers vocational scholarships. These are available to residents of Knox County who are attending, or will attend, an occupational training program of two-years or less at an accredited vocational school, technical school, community college, or junior college.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a Knox County resident
  • Submit a high school transcript or GED
  • Complete and submit a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Complete (and sign) the Vocational Scholarship Application in full

Applications are available year-round with the following deadlines:
MARCH 15: For Summer/Fall Consideration
JULY 15: For Fall/Winter Consideration
OCTOBER 15: For Winter/Spring Consideration

Application Process:

The Vocational Scholarship Application is available as a fillable PDF. Students are asked to type the application (if they are able), not to exceed the space provided, and to submit all materials at the same time as the application. All requirement documents must be received by the deadline dates listed above for the corresponding consideration period.

Applications will be reviewed by a volunteer scholarship committee with decisions being made within three weeks following the deadline dates. Although a transcript/GED is required, Grade Point Average (GPA) is not a heavily considered factor for a scholarship. It is important to answer all questions completely for the scholarship committee to fully understand a student’s career aspirations and need for a scholarship.

Scholarship Awards:

Students will receive mail and/or email notification of a Knox County Foundation Vocational Scholarship. Award amounts will vary depending upon cost of a program, need, funds available, and other factors. Upon notification, students must verify their educational institution and enrollment date. All scholarship funds will be sent directly to the school on the students’ behalf.