Please select from the following list of awards and scholarships.


  • HLA Overcomer Award – Students who have overcome immense obstacles or hardships in their lives by their own sheer determination and perseverance, in order to not only succeed but excel in areas of academics, sports, the arts, or any other area of their lives, and whose stories serve to inspire the rest of us.


  • HLA Special Achievement Award – Students who have achieved above and beyond what is required of them, going the extra mile, and striving to be the best they can be, whether in one area of their lives or many. These students prove to us that the loftiest goals are attainable if we work hard, dream big, and reach for the stars.


  • HLA Young Entrepreneur Award -Students who have successfully started their own businesses in high school. Many successful men and women began their businesses while in high school, and we want to recognize the top business leaders of tomorrow.


  • Ronald Reagan Student Leadership Award – A student can apply in his/her senior year – the Ronald Reagan Student Leadership Award is an award of distinction only with no monetary value. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation offers high school administrators/teachers a way to recognize outstanding high school students whose leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship skills are emblematic of our nation’s 40th President. Reagan Student Leaders thrive in extracurricular activities and pursue leadership roles to make a positive difference in their school, in their community and on the job.


  • Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship – HLA can only select one senior for this award, and even then, it’s not guaranteed that they will be chosen. The student demonstrates leadership abilities in school activities or through work experiences. The student shows a strong commitment to and involvement in community service. The student plans to attend an accredited, nonprofit college, university, or vocational/technical school in the United States.


  •  Presidential Volunteer Service Award – If your students do lots of volunteer work, you may want to check into the President’s Volunteer Service Award. This awards program is for students who volunteer in their communities (or anywhere else). The recognition looks good on college applications, portfolios, and resumes. For more information on the program and to see a chart of the levels, visit President’s Volunteer Service Award.


  • Governor’s School – The Governor’s Schools will offer selected gifted and talented high school students intensive learning experiences in the Humanities, Math, Science, Arts, International Studies, Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage, Prospective Teaching, Emerging Technologies, Engineering, Business and IT Leadership, Agricultural Sciences, Computational Physics, and Scientific Models and Data Analysis.



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