Scholarship info

 

Nurse.org Healthcare Leaders Scholarship is offered to deserving students accepted or enrolled in medicine or healthcare-related programs.

Getting Ready to apply for Scholarships Presentation 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0tItnL_Cq4AaTVsemNkc0d6Qmc/edit?usp=sharing 

 

 

February 8, 2017:  Alabama Bankers Association

  • Must be a high school senior
  • Parent of student must be employed full-time at an Alabama Bankers Association (ABA) member bank
  • Student must be enrolling in a college or university as a full-time student beginning in the fall of 2017

http://www.alabamabankers.org/

 

 

February 15, 2017:  Wallace State Community College Scholarships

  • Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis
  • Must have applied for admission to Wallace State
  • Must have had official transcripts sent to Wallace State
  • Must send a completed scholarship application

http://www.wallacestate.edu/Financial-Aid/WSCC-Scholarships/index

Also see Wallace State Future Foundation Scholarshps:  Deadlines vary for these scholarships

https://wallacestate.starsscholarshipsonline.com/STARS/default.aspx

 

 

February 27, 2017:  The Christophers Project Poster Contest

  • Students in grades 9 through 12 may apply
  • Student must include the statement "You can make a difference" and illustrate the idea that one person can change the world for the better
  • Each poster must be the work of one student
  • The poster concept and design and any photos or artwork used must be the original work of the student entering the contest
  • Posters must be 16 x 20 inches in size, including border or mat, if used
  • If charcoal, pastels or glitter are used, the poster must be either laminated or covered with clear plastic
  • The following information must be included on the back of the poster: student’s name, mailing address, e-mail (if available), phone number, school, school address, teacher’s name and grade

http://www.christophers.org/page.aspx?pid=274

  

 

March 2, 2017 :  10th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest

  • Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card
  • Age Eligibility: Must be 14 years or older at time of entry and be enrolled in High School, College, University or Homeschool
  • The finalists will now be decided by voting

http://www.gallerycollection.com/greetingcardscontests.htm

 

 

February 26, 2016:  Regions Riding Forward Scholarship/Essay Contest

(2017 application has not yet been released)

  • Must be a high school senior
  • Must complete application online and submit essay

http://info.regions.com/regions/14/bhm/?ProspectID=269913EE8B304B63A0653EEF24305626

 

February 20, 2015 :  Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Scholarship

  • Must be a female high school student who exhibits high moral character
  • Must be pursuing an education degree beginning in the fall of 2017
  • Must be a resident of Blount County
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • See counselors for application

 

 

February 27, 2015:  Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

  • Be a high school senior, high school graduate, or current undergraduate student
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the entire 2015–16 academic year
  • Proprietary and online schools are not eligible
  • Plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering, Technology, or select Design and Business related programs of study (See the list of eligible majors)
  • Demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries using these areas of study
  • Be a U.S. citizen and have permanent residence in the United States or Puerto Rico

http://www.buickachievers.com/

 

 

February 28, 2015:  Blount County Cattlemen's Association Scholarship

  • US Citizen and exhibits excellent character
  • Academic excellence GPA of B or higher
  • Outstanding leadership skills
  • Applicant, parent/grandparent or guardian must be a current member of the Blount County Cattlemen's Association or a Junior Cattlemen member for two (2) consecutive years
  • Must be a graduating high school senior and show acceptance to a college or university for fall term or currently enrolled in
  • college/university

Blount County Cattlemen's Association Scholarhip Form

 

 

March 1, 2015:  Jacksonville State University (JSU) Scholarships

  • To apply for JSU scholarships, students must have applied and been admitted to JSU before completing the scholarship application online

http://www.jsu.edu/finaid/scholarships/index.html

 

 

March 1, 2015:  Troy University Scholarships

  • See link for various scholarhips and requirements

http://admissions.troy.edu/undergraduate/troy-scholarships.html

 

 

March 1, 2015:  Gadsden State Community College Scholarships

  • See link for various scholarships and requirements

http://www.gadsdenstate.edu/current-students/financial-aid/Scholarships.php

 

 

March 1, 2015:  National Youth Science Camp

  • Must be a graduating senior
  • Must have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and leadership in school and community activities
  • Must possess a genuine interest in the sciences

http://apply.nysc.org

 

 

March 1, 2015:  Dixie Softball Scholarships

  • Must be a senior in high school
  • Must have participated in a DIXIE SOFTBALL program for at least two (2) seasons
  • Applicant’s ability as an athlete will NOT be a factor in awarding scholarships
  • Financial need will be a factor in determining award recipients.

http://softball.dixie.org/page/scholarships

 

 

March 2, 2015:  Alabama Association of School Office Personnel (AASOP)

  • Seniors who desire to purse a degree  from the college of business or a degree in K-12 education at an accredited Alabama school, college, or university.
  • Based on scholastic record and financial need.

http://www.aasop.net/scholarships.html

 

 

March 13, 2015:  College Counts Scholarship

  • Be a high school senior or first-time college freshman beginning in fall 2015
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be an Alabama resident
  • Planning to enroll in an Alabama eligible educational institution in fall 2015
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Have an ACT score of 26 or below
    (applicants attending a two-year school will not be required to submit ACT scores)

http://collegecountsalabama.com/

 

 

March 15, 2015:  Alabama Home Builders Foundation Scholarship

  • Must be a resident of Alabama
  • Must be enrolling in, or attending, a junior college, technical school or university in Alabama
  • Must be enrolled in a construction-related curriculum

http://ahbfoundation.org/index.php/scholarships/submit-your-application/

 

   

March 16, 2015:  Snead State Scholarships

  • See link for various scholarhips and requirements

http://www.snead.edu/financial_aid/scholarships.aspx

 

 

March 31, 2015:  American Society of Civil Engineers

  • Must attend a civil engineering program at a university or college in Alabama that has been accredited by the ABET-EAC
  • Must be a US Citizen or permanent resident of the US

http://bham-asce.org/

 

 

April 1, 2015:  Visionary Scholarship Program

  • Must be a currently enrolled high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior
  • Must be a US citizen (or eligible non-citizen)

http://www.americancollegefoundation.org/

 

 

 

Alabama Financial Aid Programs

 

PROGRAMS

DESCRIPTION AND VALUE

WHO MAY APPLY

HOW TO APPLY

AAMU - ASU TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Graduates of Alabama's public community and technical colleges have an opportunity to complete a four-year program for free at Alabama A&M University (AAMU) in Huntsville or Alabama State University (ASU) in Montgomery. AAMU and ASU may award up to 500 scholarships each, except for 2018, the final year of the program, when each institution may award up to 250 scholarships. Open to any graduate of an Alabama Community College System (ACCS) Community or Technical College. AAMU and ASU will determine the criteria for who will receive the scholarships. Graduates of an ACCS Community or Technical College wishing to apply for the scholarships at AAMU should contact Dr. Lloyd T. Walker at (256) 372-8754 or Lloyd.Walker@aamu.edu. More information can be found here. Graduates of an ACCS Community or Technical College wishing to apply for the scholarships at ASU can apply online athttp://www.alasu.edu/admissions. More information can be found here.
ALABAMA GI DEPENDENTS'
EDUCATIONAL BENEFIT PROGRAM
Tuition, fees and book assistance to children and spouses of eligible Alabama veterans (with at least a partial disability). Recipients may attend public institutions of higher education in Alabama. Students who are children or spouses of eligible Alabama veterans and who attend public postsecondary educational institutions in Alabama. Must enroll as an undergraduate student. Application forms may be obtained from the Alabama State Department of Veterans Affairs, P.O. Box 1509, Montgomery, AL 36102-1509, or from any county veterans service officer. Phone 334/242-5077.
ALABAMA NATIONAL GUARD EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM An award to be used for tuition, educational fees and book/supplies for Alabama National Guard members to attend a public postsecondary educational institution in Alabama. Awards are limited to $500 per term, and no more than $1,000 per year. Is not based on need. Students who are active members in good standing with a federally-recognized unit of the Alabama National Guard. Participants may receive federal veterans benefits, but must show a cost less aid amount of at least $25. Applications are available from Alabama National Guard units. Funds are limited, so students who are Guard members are encouraged to apply early. Forms must be signed by a representative of the Alabama Military Department and the financial aid officer at the college or university the student plans to attend.
ALABAMA PREPAID AFFORDABLE COLLEGE TUITION PROGRAM Under construction.    
ALABAMA SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DEPENDENTS OF BLIND PARENTS An award to cover instructional fees and tuition at an Alabama state institution of higher learning for children from families in which the head of the family is blind and whose family income is insufficient to provide educational benefits. Students who are Alabama residents and from families in which the head of the family is blind and whose family income is insufficient to provide educational benefits for attendance at an Alabama postsecondary institution. Students must apply within two years of high school graduation. Applications are available from Debra Culver, Rehab. Specialist, Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, 2129 East South Blvd., Montgomery, AL 36116-2455
800/441-7607
334/613-2248
256/362-0638.
ALABAMA STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Need-based, state/federal grant ranging from $300 to $2,500 per academic year. Awards are limited to undergraduate work. Undergraduate students who are Alabama residents attending eligible Alabama institutions. Nearly 80 Alabama institutions participate in the program. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This form should be filed early and is available from your high school guidance office or the financial aid office at the institution you plan to attend.
ALABAMA STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM An award of grant assistance at an eligible independent Alabama college or university. Is not based on need. Up to $1200 per academic year with maximum amount available only when sufficient funds are available. Undergraduate students--both half-time and full-time--who are Alabama residents attending Birmingham-Southern College, Concordia College, Faulkner University, Huntingdon College, Judson College, Miles College, Oakwood College, Samford University, Selma University, Southeastern Bible College, Southern Vocational College, Spring Hill College, Stillman College, and the University of Mobile. Applications are available from the financial aid office at the institution you plan to attend. Application deadline dates are printed on the application form.
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM A grant award to be used for tuition, fees and board expenses to attend a public postsecondary educational institution in Alabama. Awards are restricted to students who attend institutions having on-campus housing. Students who are sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters of veterans of World War I, World War II, Korea, or Vietnam and who are residents of Alabama. Applications are available from the American Legion Department Headquarters, American Legion Auxiliary, 120 North Jackson Street, Montgomery, AL 36104. Application deadline is April 1. Phone 334-262-1176.
AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM A grant award to be used for tuition, fees, and board expenses to attend a public postsecondary educational institution in Alabama. Awards are restricted to students who attend institutions having on-campus housing. Students who are sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters of veterans of World War I, World War II, Korea, or Vietnam and who are residents of Alabama. Applications are available from the Department Adjutant, The American Legion, P. O. Box 1069, Montgomery, AL 36192. Application deadline is May 1. Phone 334/262-6638.
JUNIOR AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM An award not to exceed total tuition and books for attendance at public junior and community colleges in Alabama. Awards are based on demonstrated athletic ability determined through try-outs. Limits on various sports apply. Awards are not based on financial need. Full-time students enrolled in public junior and community colleges in Alabama. Awards may be renewed on the basis of continued participation in the designated sport or activity. Contact the coach, athletic director, or financial aid officer at any public junior or community college in Alabama.
JUNIOR AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM An award not to exceed in-state tuition only for attendance at public junior and community colleges in Alabama. Awards are based on demonstrated talent determined through competitive auditions. Awards are not based on financial needs. Full-time students attending public junior and community colleges in Alabama. Contact the financial aid office at any public junior or community college in Alabama. Competitive auditions will also be scheduled as part of the application process.
POLICE OFFICER'S AND FIREFIGHTER'S SURVIVOR'S EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM A grant covering tuition, fees, books and supplies for dependents and eligible spouses of Alabama police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. There is no limit on the amount awarded to recipients. Awards are available for undergraduate study in public institutions in Alabama. Students who are dependents or spouses of police officers or firefighters killed in the line of duty in Alabama. Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at a public postsecondary educational institution in Alabama. Other special eligibility criteria apply. Application forms may be obtained from the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, P O Box 302000, Montgomery, AL 36130-2000. Phone 334/242-2273.
SENIOR ADULT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM A free tuition program for senior citizens (persons aged 60 or over) who meet the admission requirements and attend public two-year postsecondary institutions in Alabama. A free tuition program for senior citizens (persons aged 60 and over) who meet the admission requirements and attend public two-year postsecondary institutions in Alabama. Contact the financial aid office at any public two-year postsecondary educational institution in Alabama.
TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR ALABAMA TEACHERS A state grant covering tuition and fees for approved technology courses at approved colleges or universities in Alabama. Students who are full-time regularly certified Alabama public school teachers enrolled in approved courses that incorporate new technologies in the curriculum. Applications are available from TSPAT, Alabama Commission on Higher Education, P.O. Box 302000, Montgomery, AL 36130-2000. To request information and an application form call 334-242-2276.
TWO-YEAR COLLEGE ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM An award not to exceed in-state tuition and books for attendance at public two-year postsecondary educational institutions in Alabama. Awards are based on demonstrated academic merit as determined by the institutional scholarship committee. Awards are not based on financial need. Students who are accepted for enrollment at public two-year postsecondary educational institutions in Alabama. Awards may be renewed if students demonstrate academic excellence. Priorities are given to in-state residents. Contact the financial aid office at any public two-year postsecondary educational institution in Alabama. Application deadline dates are printed on the application form.

 

THE CHRISTIAN CONNECTOR – PROVIDES A FREE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE INFORMATION SERVICE AS WELL AS A $2500 CHRISTIAN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP DRAWING. STUDENTS CAN SIMPLY LOG ONTO www.ChristianConnector.com TO REQUEST INFORMATION AND AUTOMATICALLY BE ENTERED IN THE $2500 SCHOLARSHIP DRAWING. FOR MORE INFORMATION YOU MAY CALL THE CHRISTIAN CONNECTOR INC. AT 1-800-667-0600

COCA-COLA SCHOLARSHIPS – COCA COLA OFFERS MANY SCHOLARSHIPS NATIONWIDE TO HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS. IN ORDER TO APPLY GO http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS October 31, 2014

THE FREE SPEECH ESSAY CONTEST – THE FOUNDATION FOR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS IN EDUCATION (FIRE) HAS AN ESSAY CONTEST FOR HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND SENIORS FOR 2013-14. IN ORDER TO ENTER, STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT AN ESSAY BETWEEN 800 AND 1000 WORDS ON THE PROVIDED TOPIC. ONE $10,000 FIRST PRIZE, ONE $5000 SECOND PRIZE, AND THREE $1000 RUNNER-UP PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED FOR THE BEST ESSAYS. FOUR $500 WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN FROM THE REMAINING ENTRANTS IN A DRAWING. FIRE WILL ACCEPT ESSAY CONTEST ENTRIES FROM August 1, 2014 – January 1, 2015. WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY January 31, 2015. VISIT www.thefire.org/contest to enter

HORATIO ALGER – THE HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION HAS AWARDED $100 MILLION IN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS TO DESERVING STUDENTS. THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS OPEN TO CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS (CLASS OF 2014). YOU MUST FIRST APPLY ONLINE AT www.horatioalger.org/scholarships THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS October 25, 2014.

LINLY HEFLIN SCHOLARSHIPS – GRANTS FOUR-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS IN THE AMOUNT OF $3000 PER YEAR TO A LIMITED NUMBER OF ALABAMA WOMEN WHO HAVE BOTH SIGNIFICANT ECONOMIC NEED AND SOUND ACADEMIC RECORDS. APPLICATIONS MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT www.linlyheflin.org THE MINIMUM COMPOSITE ACT SCORE IS 23. SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS MUST BE 1) AN FEMALE SENIOR ALABAMA RESIDENT, 2) MUST ATTEND A 4-YEAR, SACS ACCREDITED ALABAMA COLLEGE, 3) MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 23 ON THE ACT, 4) DEMONSTRATED FINANCIAL NEED. THE POSTMARKED DEADLINE TO APPLY IS January 10, 2015

SMITH FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPS – APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM August 15, 2014 – January 15, 2015. THE QUALIFICATIONS ARE SIMPLE: 1) MUST BE A GRADUATING ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR CLASS OF 2014, 2) MUST HAVE A C+ GRADE POINT AVERAGE, 3) PLANNING TO ATTEND AN APPROVED 4-YEAR PUBLIC COLLEGE IN THE STATE OF ALABAMA – NURSING MAJORS MAY ATTEND AN ACCREDITED TWO YEAR INSTITUTION; 4) SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO FAMILY OR COMMUNITY. THERE IS NO ACT MINIMUM, HOWEVER, THE APPLICANT MUST HAVE TAKEN THE ACT OR DO SO BEFORE AN AWARD CAN BE MADE. THIS IS OPEN TO ALL SENIORS. AGAIN THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS January 15, 2015. SENIORS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT www.smithscholarships.com THE WEBSITE ADDRESSES AND CONTACT INFORMATION IS THE SMITH SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION, 400 CALDWELL TRACE, INDIAN SPRINGS VILLAGE, ALABAMA 35242, EMAILapps@smithscholarships.com OR TELEPHONE AT 205-202-4076 OR FAX AT 205-202-4171

OTHER SCHOLARSHIP SEARCHES: www.fastweb.com or www.petersons.com

SUN TRUST SCHOLARSHIPS – HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ENTER THE 2014-15 SUN TRUST OFF TO COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP SWEEPSTAKES. $1000 COULD BE POSSIBLE. THIS IS FREE TO ENTER AND ELIGIBILTY IS NOT BASED ON GPA OR FINANCIAL NEED. THERE ARE 15 CHANCES TO WIN WITH WITH ONE WINNER CHOSEN EVERY TWO WEEKS FROM October TO MAY. TO ENTER THE CONTEST, GO ONLINE AT www.offtocollege.info BEGINNING  SEPTEMBER 16, 2014. THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MAY 9, 2015  FOR COMPLETE DETAILS AND TO ENTER, VISIT www.offtocollege.info




Jack Kent Foundation College Scholarship Program 

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s scholarship programs are designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and have financial need. Their scholarships provide financial assistance and academic support to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.


http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/ 

Junior Duck Stamp Contest (Deadline March 15) 
http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/ArtContest.htm#GeneralInformation 

Kohl?s Cares Scholarship Program (Deadline March 15) 
http://www.kohlscorporation.com/CommunityRelations/scholarship/ 

American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship Program

Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior (2017, 2016, 2015, or 2014); and, must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.  Relatives of the American College Foundation Staff are not eligible to apply.

Financial need is NOT considered; all income levels may apply.

Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 each; with multiple winners to be selected.  Each award is a non-renewable, one-time award and is to be used exclusively to offset costs and fees related directly to the student's first year of higher post-secondary education at an accredited institution of the student's choosing within the United States.  In the event an underclassman is an award recipient, the monies will be held by the American College Foundation until the student completes high school and begins their higher education; at which time the awarded amount will be distributed.

The American College Foundation Scholarship Committee will determine, and has final say, on all award recipients.  Selected recipients agree that their application and award information; including essay, picture, name, state, high school grade level, and award amount may be acknowledged on the American College Foundation website and associated materials.

Deadline, Selection, and Distribution

Application Deadline 2014-2015 (must be received by): April 1, 2014

Winners chosen May 16, 2014; and awards distributed: July 15, 2014.

http://www.americancollegefoundation.org/college_planning/visionary_scholarship_terms.aspx 

Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program provides outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.

http://www.gmsp.org/ 

Horatio Alger Scholarship 

Type: Essay      

Award: up to $22,000

Eligibility: Graduating senior who has overcome adversity and seeking a bachelor's degree 

Deadline: Not specified    

Administered By: Horatio Alger Association 


http://potentialmagazine.com/college-scholarships/horatio-alger-scholarship/ 

GotChosen $20,000 Scholarship Giveaway

Type: Giveaway       

Award: $20,000

Eligibility: 18 and up

Deadline: August 31      

Administered By: GotChosen 

http://potentialmagazine.com/college-scholarships/got-chosen-$20,000-scholarship-giveaway/?utm_source=C2C%3A+Our+Best+Scholarship+Offer+Yet&utm_campaign=C2C-6%2F13%2F2014&utm_medium=email 

Win a $1000 "Countdown to College" Scholarship

Upon signing up for Potential Magazine's free weekly eNewsletter, students will be entered to Win a $1,000 scholarship. The eNewsletter offers information on ACT/SAT prep tips, college prep info, scholarship opportunities, and more.

Your entry also allows you to download the latest eBook from our Countdown to College ebook series, containing advice on financial aid, scholarships and college admissions.

***This scholarship is for college-bound teens in grades 9th-12th. The scholarship does not require specific test scores, GPA, or class ranking.  Parents can also register but will need to designate a student to receive the award.

Deadline:  May 1, 2015
  

Scholarship Award Amount:  $1000

 
The winner of the $1,000 "Countdown to College" scholarship will be announced on May 5, 2015 in the “Countdown to College” (C2C) eNewsletter. The winner will be notified via email on May 4, 2015 and given 48 hours to respond. Failure to respond will result in the selection of another winner. The winner will be announced on social media and in our newsletter around May 11, 2015.

http://potentialmagazine.com/college-scholarships/countdown-to-college-scholarship-signup 

Scholarships4students- For high school students 
http://scholarships4students.com/scholarships_for_high_school_students.htm 

Scholarships4students- For minorities 
http://scholarships4students.com/minority_scholarships.htm 

 

OTHER SCHOLARSHIP SEARCHES: www.fastweb.com or www.petersons.com