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Commitment to Education
Supporting Local Students

Today's Students, Tomorrow's Leaders.

We aim to ensure a bright future for our Middle and East Tennessee communities by investing in up-and-coming leaders. Through the SouthEast Scholars, SouthEast Bank Financial Scholars and Renewing Academic Commitment programs, we help students of all ages accomplish their educational goals. 

Total Giving: $21.6 Million

Giving is accurate as of 8/1/2021


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SouthEast Scholars

Providing an exceptional education takes significant resources. Through our SouthEast Scholars program, we support several deserving colleges and universities across Middle and East Tennessee. Since 2006, we've given more than $20.8 million to benefit these institutions' areas of greatest need.

Whether by aiding with students' tuition or purchasing much-needed school supplies, SouthEast Scholars funds are meant to fortify students' journeys toward academic excellence.


SouthEast Bank Financial Scholars Program

SouthEast Bank offers this financial literacy program to local K-12 students at no cost to the schools or the taxpayer. Participating students are granted access to a web-based program that uses the latest in new media technology - simulations, avatars, gaming, and adaptive-pathing - to make financial learning fun and engaging.

Courses are designed to cover age-appropriate money management topics, ranging from spending and savings basics to more complex subjects like credit cards and scores, student loans, taxes and more.

Young girl opening a Milestone Savings account at SouthEast Bank

University of Tennessee

Renewing Academic Commitment

Our Renewing Academic Commitment program is offered through the Thornton Center at the University of Tennessee. Its aim is to help former University of Tennessee athletes to return to the university to complete their undergraduate studies.

Student-athletes enrolled in the program receive financial support, including up to 100% of the cost of tuition, books and fees, and equally importantly, receive the academic resources and advising they need to make the most of their educational experiences.

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Milestone Savings

Kids ages 17 and under will love meeting their savings goals with a Milestone Savings account.

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EDU Checking

Experience a checking account with rewards designed exclusively for students ages 13-24. 

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Banker Jr.

Designed with children ages 2-12 in mind, the free Banker Jr. app makes financial education fun for kids. 

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