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Be sure to click on the links tab to visit The Colleges and Universities of Alabama 

Click on the presentation tab to get valuable information on financial aid.

Go to www.alcareerinfo.org once on this website click the financial aid tab at the top.  From here you can view the FAFSA tutorial and get valuable information on how to fill out the FAFSA.  Be sure to get your PIN number for (student and parent) at www.pin.ed.gov  Your PIN will act as your electronic signature on your child's online FAFSA.  Keep these PIN numbers in a safe place or use a number you can easily remember.  The FAFSA will have to be completed each year your child is in college in order to receive grants and scholarship money.  To apply for the FAFSA go to www.fafsa.ed.gov  This is a free service and should never have a charge. FAFSA is due to the college your child plans to attend by March 1st.

Upcoming Events

January 26, 2016  6:00 p.m. FAFSA Workshop  

 

March 28-April 1st, 2016 Spring Break

Minority Health Scholars Program at The University of Alabama Summer 2016 See Ms. Messer for information

University of South Alabama will be hosting USA Days on Oct 12 and Nov. 16. register and get more infor at http://www.southalabama.edu/studentrecruitment/recruitment.html

Spirit of Community award for students who have participated in youth volunteerism in your school and community.  Go to http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit for application and more info.  Deadline is November 5, 2013.

Freshman Scholarship priority deadline for Auburn and University of Alabama is December 1st.  This means you must have applied have all your paperwork submitted and be accepted prior to December 1st to be considered for Freshmen scholarships.  Additional information (For Auburn) on application deadlines, a link to apply online, scholarship opportunities, and financial aid can be found at  www.auburn.edu/admissions     See Mrs. Jacobs if you have any questions.

UAB Days will be on October 12 and on November 16. For more details and to RSVP, visit uab.edu/uabday RSVPs are accepted online only.  For questions contact specialevents@uab.edu or 205-934-9098

E-Day for the university of Alabama will be on Oct 3, 2013 from 8:15-1:00 pm. For a pre-registration form go to http://eng.ua.edu/undergraduate/e-day  For driving and parking directions go to http://eng.ua.edu/undergraduate/e-day

JSU will have Fall Preview Day on Saturday September 28,2013 For more info go to www.jsu.edu/previewday

College Time

Going to college requires organization, planning, and preparation.  To be prepared for college, do the following throughout you high school years:

  • take college prep courses
  • make the best grades you possibly can
  • get involved in school and community activities
  • develop your skills and talents and pursue your personal interests
  • gather information about your college choices and options
  • save money for college

High School year by year

To get into college, you need to do specific things each year in high school.  Following this timeline will help keep you organized and on track.

9th grade

  • Get off to a good start academically.  Remember, all of your 9th grade courses and grades will be on your transcript, and your freshman grades will be used to calculate your GPA.
  • Develop a 4-year high school plan.  This plan should list all of the courses you plan to take each year.  Make sure that your 4-year plan includes the recommended college prep courses.
  • Talk to your parents and your high school counselor about your plans to attend college.

10th grade

  • Take the PLAN if it's offered at your school.  This is a practice test for the ACT.
  • Consider taking the PSAT.  This test is primarily for juniors, but many sophomores take it for practice.  We do not usually offer this test here but it is possible to take it at another high school with permission.
  • Make informal visits to colleges to get a feel for what different college campuses are like.
  • Start thinking about what you are looking for in a college (size, location, cost, major, etc.)

11th grade

  • Begin to seriously research and consider your college options by doing the following:
  • Meet with college representatives 
  • Attend college fairs
  • Visit college Web sites to learn about specific colleges
  • Search online for colleges that meet your needs
  • Talk to your parents about college costs
  • Take the PSAT in October ( see Mrs. Jacobs for more info)
  • Think of your interest and abilities in terms of possible college majors
  • Look into scholarship possibilities.
  • Take the ACT and /or SAT in the fall, spring and summer of your Jr. year (Your ACT or SAT score is the only way I can guarantee you scholarship money) so start studying and preparing.
  • If you're thinking about playing a sport in college, register with the NCAA.
  • Meet with your counselor to discuss your senior schedule. Make sure that your senior courses meet the high school's graduation requirements and that you're taking the course you need for college.
  • Make college visits in the spring and summer.  Try to narrow your choices so that by the fall of your senior year, you know where you want to apply. Schedule individual tours don't just go to preview days because you will not be able to get the personalized attention you will get on an individual tour.

12th grade  (Fall)

  • REvisit the colleges you're seriously considering. (You get 1 college visit per semester) and go with your parents and not your friends.
  • REtake the ACT and/or SAT  in the fall and possibly the winter (according to the school you want to attend)
  • Begin filling out applications for admissions. Be aware of DEADLINES!!!
  • Meet with your counselor to discuss your college choices, possible majors, financial aid options, scholarships, etc.  Also go over your transcript and find out your GPA and class rank.

Winter

  • Finish filling out college applications.  For many 4-year colleges the deadline is December 1st.
  • If you are applying for financial aid, encourage your parents to get their tax information ready.  Submit your FAFSA before MARCH 1st. To be considered for financial aid of any kind (at many colleges), you must have a FAFSA application on file.

Spring

  • Consider your college options and compare financial aid packages.
  • Decide where you want to go to college.
  • Return award letters and notify your college of your decision. Many students receive the award letter but do not return it.  This could result in the lose of the scholarship.
  •  If you plan to live on campus, send in your housing deposit.
  • Tell your counselor where to send your final transcript.

  College Scholarship Opportunities 

CollegeCountsAlabama.com - Must have minimum 2.75 GPA, and 26 or below on ACT

Alabama Federation Of Women's Clubs District V Scholarship-Pick up application in Mrs. J's office

The American Legion Scholarship and Financial Aid information- www.legion.org/needalift  for more information

The KFC Colonel's Scholars Program- Go to www.kfcscholars.org and apply.            

Troy Army ROTC application  due April 1st

For University of Alabama priority consideration for scholarship you must have completed an admission application and filled out the scholarship portion of the application.  This information is online only at http://scholarships.us.edu/  Deadline is December 1st.

McKelvey Foundation- $40,000 for seniors who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit by owning and operating their own business while in high school.  Deadline Jan. 15, apply on line @ mckelveyfoundation.org or call 1-877- 625-3583.

The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest, share $138,000 in college scholarships.  Visit http://www.legion.org/ for further information.

Check out the new & improved scholarship search at www.eCampusTours.com/schlarshipsearch

Judson Scholarship Exams- awards are based on competitive scores, character references, high school transcripts and test scores.  To take part in scholarship day testing, call 1-800-447-9472, or http://www.judson.edu/.  To request information on preparing for a music audition or athletic tryout call the number above or email admissions@judson.edu   Applications for Admission are due Nov.1.

Interested in  the Savannah College of Art and Design summer program?  Visit www.scad.edu/summer

  Be Aware of Deadlines!! They are very important

SENIOR COLLEGE INFORMATION

2012-2013

   Deadlines are based upon last year.

To find some possible scholarships go to www.Scholarships4Students.com  click on High School Student Scholarships, there will be several pages of scholarships that will come up. Find the ones that would be best for you and fill them out.  Don't wait start NOW!!

 

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE NOW

AES Engineering Scholarship - Awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.  You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.  Students must submit an essay of no more than 1000 words in answer to the following question: What impact will the Natural Disasters of 2010 have on the global economy? How should these events affect future political, business and personal decisions?  Submit to scholarships@aesengineers.com .  Amount of award: $500.00 Deadline for entry: October 7  There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time.  Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending in 2012-2013 and your plans for 2012-2013.  The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students.  For more information, go to http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS EXPECTED TO BECOME AVAILABLE

  The dates listed are last year's dates.  As information is sent to guidance, these will be updated and moved to current listings.  Often, on-line scholarship organizations update their websites a week or two before they mail information to the guidance office.  If a scholarship is of particular interest, students may want to check the website now.

 Wendy's High School Heisman - If you have at least a 3.0 GPA and participate in at least one qualifying sport, you are eligible to apply for the Wendy's Heisman Award.   It is based upon excellence in the classroom, on the field, and in the community.   Go to   http://www.wendysheisman.com/   Deadline is 5:00 P.M. October 3.  If you have questions, you may send an e-mail to wendys@act.org.  List Sue Henry (shenry@jefcoed.com)

 Horatio Alger Association - based upon achievement, activities, and critical financial need. www.horatioalger.org/scholarships www.horatioalger.org/scholarships   Deadline:  October 30

Coca-Cola Scholarship - apply online at  http://www.coca-colascholars.org/  Requires a 3.0 GPA.  School code:  011925  Deadline:  October 31

Prudential Spirit of Community Award - Based upon community service.  Seniors may fill out the form online at http://spirit.prudential.com/  or  www.principals.org/spirit.     That winner competes for scholarships and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.   November 1.

Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award - One student will be selected from Mortimer Jordan to enter the local contest. Obtain application from guidance.  The quality of the written responses on the application will be the biggest factor in selecting school winner. The school winner will then write an additional essay at school on a topic to be announced.  Form must be returned by November 5.

  AXA Achievement Scholarship - Based upon ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, Apply online at http://www.axa-achievement.com/  Deadline:  December 15

John F. Kennedy Profile in courage Essay Contest. Students are asked to write an original and creative essay of less than 1,000 words that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.  Students must apply on-line at http://www.jfklibrary.org/  Deadline:  January 8,

Gates Millennium Scholars - Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Must be a minority student with an unweighted GPA of 3.3 or above, proven leadership abilities, and financial need (must be eligible for a Pell grant.)   Go to http://www.gmps.org/  The application consists of three parts:  student information, educator writing about student's academic record, and person writing about student's community service and leadership record.  Therefore, do not wait until the last minute.  Must submit online application by January 10 or mail in an application postmarked by January 10 

BLSA Scholarship - Based on financial need (50%), GPA (40%), accomplishments (10%), recommendation from business education teacher.  See Ms. Henry for application.  Deadline:  Must be postmarked by January 8 and received by January 11.

 Ron Brown Scholar Program - This program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need.  Go to http://www.ronbrown.org/ for details.  Deadline:  January 9.

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship - For students who plan to pursue a career in public service.  Some scholarships are available only to Pennsylvania residents, but some are national.  Go to http://www.gwcf.org/ .  Applications must be received by January 11.

Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest - Students must submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card.  Go to http://www.gallerycollection.com/greetingcardscontestscontests.htm .  Deadline:  January 15

The J. Craig and Page T. Smith "First in Family" Scholarship - Based upon achievement, community service, and need.  Extra consideration is given for students who are the first in their families to attend college.  Go to http://www.smithscholarships.com/ and submit online.  Deadline:  January 1

SAE Engineering Scholarships - Student must plan to attend an accredited engineering school. Requirements vary for particular scholarships.  Scholarships funded directly through the SAE Foundation have a postmark deadline of January 15.  University-sponsored SAE scholarships deadlines vary.  Most require at least a 27 on the ACT and at least a 3.25 GPA.Go to http://www.sae.students.org/ 

Linly-Heflin - Scholarship is for women attending a four-year, SACS-accredited Alabama college.  Minimum ACT is 23, and applicant must have good grades and financial need.  Heavy emphasis is placed on the interview.  Applications may be downloaded at  http://www.linly-heflin.org/ or picked up in guidance..  January 15

Mensa Scholarship - Essay of not more than 550 words explaining student's career, academic, and/or vocational goals.  Applications in guidance or go to www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships .  Deadline: January 1

Wal-Mart - Go to http://walmartstores.com/communitygiving/8736.aspx  for information and to apply. The Sam Walton Community Scholarship is for students whose parents DO NOT work at Wal-mart.  The access code SWCS. Deadline:  January 1

Burger King Scholars- Students must have GPA of at least 2.5, financial need, participation in community service or co-curricular activities, and work an average of 15 hour per week, 40 weeks per year.  Although student must be employed to apply, he/she need not work for Burger King.  Apply online at http://www.haveityourway.com/  or www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram    Application period for 2013-2014, Nov. 15-Jan 10, 2013. 

American Legion Oratorical Contests - Go to http://www.americanlegionalabama.org/ for preliminary information. Students must prepare an 8 to 10 minute oration on some phase of the Constitution of the United States, and then be prepared to make a 3-minute extemporaneous speech on one of four different assigned topics.   The area contest will be held at the February12.  Students should begin working on it now.  See Ms. Henry immediately if interested.

McKelvey Foundation Scholarship - For students who operate their own for-profit businesses while still in high school. Must have at least one employee, even if part time.  Go to http://www.mckelveyfoundation.org/:  January 1

Colonel's Scholars - Students must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher and plan to pursue a bachelor's degree at an Alabama college.  However, students may begin their college careers at two-year schools.  Financial need is a factor.  Students may complete applications online at http://www.kfcscholars.org/ will open on December 1 and close February1

Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation prospective educator scholarship for students who plan to become teachers.  Essay and two recommendations are required.  Pick up applications in guidance.  Deadline:  February 1

American Legion Oratorical Contests - Go to http://www.americanlegionalabama.org/ for preliminary information. Students must prepare an 8 to 10 minute oration on some phase of the Constitution of the United States, and then be prepared to make a 3-minute extemporaneous speech on one of four different assigned topics.   The area contest will be held at the February12.  Students should begin working on it now.    See Mrs. Jacobs immediately if interested.

Best Buy Scholarship - Based on community service and academic achievement.  Available online at http://www.bestbuy-communityrelations.com/  or on http://www.at15.com/.  All applications must be submitted online between December 27, 2010 - February 1.  Recipients will be announced in mid May.

çCO Credit Union - $1000 scholarship based upon academics, extracurricular activities, and community service.  Must be a member of çCO Credit Union.  Applications are available in guidance.  Deadline:  March1

Bernie Varnadore Scholarship - Sponsored by Dixie Baseball - For deserving youth that have previously participated in Dixie Boys/Majors Baseball program.  Scholarship is based upon academics, essay, and income.  The committee will not look at athletic ability. athletic ability.   Deadline:  March 1

USA Today Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year Scholarship (SAMMY) - based upon academics, athletics, leadership, community service, and milk experience.  Go to http://www.bodybymilk.com/  Deadline:  March 4

Alabama Power Service Organization Plant Miller Scholarship - GPA at least 2.0, Career/Technical Completer in the area of Automotive Technology, Automotive Collision Repair, Drafting Design, or Welding Technology with B average in that area.  Deadline:  March 4

American Association of Blacks in Energy - Must major in engineering, environmental studies, mathematics, business, or the physical sciences, and be a member of a minority group which is underrepresented in these fields. Deadline:March 11

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Scholarship Program - Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need is not considered.  Go to  http://www.mbusi.com/ and look under corporate/media for details.  Deadline:  March 15

Festival Scholarship - Sponsored by Gardendale Chamber of Commerce. Go to http://www.magnoliafestival.com/ .  Volunteering at the Magnolia Festival is a requirement.  Deadline:  Must be RECEIVED, not postmarked, by April 1

American Sprinkler Association - Go to   http://www.afsascholarship.org/ .  Deadline:  April 5

Andrew Shugart Charitable Trust Foundation Scholarship - Based upon work experience, scholarship, character.  Applications available February 1.  Deadline: April 15

Penguin Classic Essay Contest- Students must read a selected classic and write an essay on one of four assigned topics.  This year's novel is Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins.    Essays must be submitted to Ms. Henry by April 15. 

Birmingham Architectural Foundation Scholarship - For students interested in a career in architecture who have been accepted to an accredited school of architecture.  Go to http://www.birminghamarchitecturalfoundation.org/ for an application.  Deadline:  April 15

T Alabama Bankers Association Dr. Donald L. Moak/Kenneth R. McCartha Scholarship is given to a high school senior who will be entering college on a full-time basis who has a parent that is employed full-time by an Alabama bank. Applicants will be judged on the basis of scholastic record, financial needs, character, leadership and potential for development. The scholarship has a monetary value of $1000.  Go to www.alabamabankers.org/alb/moak.html   Deadline:  May 1

Alabama Bankers Association Essay Contest - $1000 award for best essay.  The purpose of the Alabama Leadership Bankers Essay Scholarship is to educate students on economic education and how it affects them in their personal lives.  Essay Topic:  "Three Things Every High School Graduate Should Know About Personal Finance"  Go to www.alabamabankers.org/ .  Deadline:  May 1

Mildred, Mack, and Blanche Stewart Teacher Education Scholarship: For students who plan to major in teaching at UAB.   Pick up an application from guidance or go to  http://www.uab.edu/ and find the school of education.  Under prospective students, go to scholarships for information.  February 29

American Cancer Society - Must be a survivor of cancer.  Go to http://www.cancer.org/ for an application packet.  Heavy emphasis on personal statement, GPA 2.5.  Deadline:  February 1

Imagine Your Future In Agriculture - For farm youths pursuing a career in agriculture.  Go to http://www.monsanto.com/ or http://www.nafb.com/ .  Deadline:  February 17

Alabama Home Builders Foundation - Planned field of study must be construction-related-example: plumbing, electrical technology, carpentry, architecture, etc.  Additional consideration will be given to students who plan to study in the two-year trades and those four-year students already accepted into their construction-related intended field of study.  Go to http://www.ahbfoundation.org/   Deadline:  March 15

Ms. Senior Alabama Scholarship - Applications in guidance.  Young women may submit application and essay of 250-300 word on senior adult woman (60 or older) who has been a significant role model.   go to  http://www.mssenioralabama.com/.  Deadline:  March 25

American Society of Civil Engineers - Must attend an accredited Alabama civil engineering program.  Deadline:  April 3

Mildred, Mack, and Blanche Stewart Teacher Education Scholarship: For students who plan to major in teaching at UAB.   For an application  go to http://www.uab.edu/ and find the school of education.  Under prospective students, go to scholarships for information.   February 29

Mensa Scholarship - Essay of not more than 550 words explaining student's career, academic, and/or vocational goals.   Deadline: January 16

American Cancer Society - Must be a survivor of cancer.  Go to http://www.cancer.org/ for an application packet.  Heavy emphasis on personal statement, GPA 2.5.  Deadline:  February 1

Imagine Your Future In Agriculture - For farm youths pursuing a career in agriculture.  Go to http://www.monsanto.com/ or http://www.nafb.com/ .  Deadline:  February 17

Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer foundation - for a student whose parent died of breast cancer.  Go to www.komen.org/grants.  Deadline:   March 20

Will-to-Win Scholarship for students with asthma.  Applicants must excel in Performing arts, Visual Arts, Community Service, Athletics, or Science.  Applications and instructions are available at http://www.schering-ploughwilltowin.com/ .  Deadline:  April 1

McKelvey Foundation Scholarship - For students who operate their own for-profit businesses while still in high school. Must have at least one employee, even if part time.  Go to http://www.mckelveyfoundation.org/:  January 1

Herb Hanes Scholarship Fund - $2,500.  Must be student athlete.  Requires short essay on how "participation in athletic activities has benefited you and why this scholarship would be important to you."    Must be RECEIVED by scholarship committee  by April 19. 

Ayn Rand Essay Contest - Contestants must read The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand and write an essay on one of three topics.  Go to http://www.aynrandeducation.com/   There is also an Atlas Shrugged essay contest detailed on the same website.  Deadline:  April 25

Alabama Law FoundationKids Chance Scholarship Fund provides aid to students whose parent was killed or permanently and totally disabled in an on-the-job accident.  Go to http://www.alfinc.org/ Deadline:  May 1

United Negro College Fund - Students should go to http://www.uncf.org/ .  Deadlines vary by scholarships.  Set up a profile and view the scholarship list.

Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association - Scholarships for children of active members.  $500 each.  Contact the AHSADCA for application.  Deadline:  May 1  

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA),  Alabama-Mississippi Section Engineering Scholarships -  Applications available at http://www.al-ms-aiaa.org/ (The AIAA AL-MS Section Home Page) or from the guidance office.  Applicants must plan to attend an ABET-accredited university in the AL-MS section area.  Deadline:  May 1

DEADLINES FOR APPLICATIONS FOR MERIT SCHOLARSHIP CONSIDERATION

(ACT scores listed are for consideration for academic scholarships.  Leadership, music, athletic, and other specialized scholarships may have different dates and requirements.  Further information can be obtained from the website, catalog, or financial aid office of the particular school.  Deadlines are subject to change and should always be verified with the college.)

Alabama A & M - March 1, requirements vary by level of scholarship; full tuition, room, board: ACT 27

Alabama State University - February 15, may apply for full scholarship with ACT 24-26    

Auburn University - Dec. 1, Considered for scholarships with ACT 26 and above

Auburn University Montgomery - Scholarships begin at ACT 23.  February 1; AUM Visual Arts Scholarship - April 1

Berea College - Berea is a small non-denominational Christian college in Kentucky where all students receive scholarships.  Most family incomes fall between $10,000 and $50,000 and most students score 22-30 on ACT.  Bessemer State Technical College (now Lawson State) - April 15, 3.0 GPA

Bevill State Community College - February 29

Birmingham Southern College - January 15 Birmingham Southern Alumni - at least 26 on ACT, GPA 3.5, November 1

Emory University Scholars Program - Deadline for receipt:  November 1

Jacksonville State University - Scholarships start with ACT 22, leadership scholarships start at ACT 19. For a complete listing of freshman scholarships, go to www.jsu.edu/finaid   There is a small scholarship for MJ students only. Deadline: March 1

Jefferson State Community College -  Can apply with 20 on ACT, 3.0 GPA.  Deadline:  March 1

Samford University - December 15, ACT 31 is average score of scholarship recipients

Spring Hill College - Priority deadline:  February 1

Troy State University - Deadline varies by scholarship. Most are January 15 or later. ACT 27 for consideration for Academic Scholarships;  Leadership Scholarships require ACT 22.  http://www.troy.edu/

Tuskegee University - November 10,  For information, call 1-800-622-6531

University of Alabama - December 1, ACT 27

University of Alabama at Birmingham - December 1, but apply earlier, ACT at least 24 for scholarships. (UAB Honors Program has a separate, additional application.  Jan. 1 Deadline

Note from UAB :As you know, our deadline for university-wide academic scholarships is December 1st. Students must be admitted to UAB by December 1st in order to be considered for these scholarships. However, if a student retakes the ACT or SAT in October, November, or December, then we will automatically update their file with their new score. Please encourage students to retake the tests, especially the December ACT. Many students are not aware that we will consider the December ACT for scholarship purposes.

Megan A. Williams

Admission Counselor

University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB Honors Program Scholarships - UAB Honors Program has a separate, additional application.  Deadline Jan 1

University of Alabama at Huntsville - February 1

University of Montevallo - varies by particular scholarship - earliest December 1, ACT requirement varies by scholarship, but begins at about 25.  Go to www.montevallo.edu/admissions   Honor Graduates (GPA 4.0 and above) may apply for the Valedictorian/Salutorian Scholarship      

University of North Alabama - February 1, Partial tuition begins with ACT 25.  Leadership Scholarship (Minimum ACT 18) deadline is also February 1.  No separate application for either scholarship, but leadership scholarship requires a resume.  For further information , go to http://www.una.com/

University of South Alabama - December 1, Partial tuition begins at ACT 24

University of South Alabama - Honors Program Scholarships - Partial Tuition begins at ACT 27

University of West Alabama - February 15, Partial tuition begins with ACT 22

University of West Florida Open House -  February 18, March 11, April 22

Information:  http://www.uwf.edu/   UWF does not charge out-of-state tuition for Alabama residents.

Wallace State Community College - February 15

 

  SCHOLARSHIPS TO SPECIFIC SCHOOLS, SOME IN SPECIALIZED FIELDS

Alabama A&M Birmingham Alumni Chapter Scholarships - Must be accepted to A&M. Must be post-marked by March 31.

Auburn University Beacon Leadership Scholarship - Leadership activities, essay.  Deadline:  Must be received by January 1.

Auburn University Leadership Scholarship: Must already be accepted to Auburn.  January 1.  See Mrs. J if interested    

Auburn University Polymer and Fiber Engineering Scholarship - Apply online at www.eng.auburn.edu/pfe

Deadline: Should apply early in this (fall) semester.  Can apply any time, subject to available funding.

Auburn University Chemical Engineering Scholarship - $1500 freshman scholarship with possible renewal.  Applications will be available in guidance.  Deadline:  January 1 (Should apply to Auburn now)  For other  Auburn engineering scholarships, go to www.eng.auburn.edu/scholarships .

Auburn University Montgomery - Visual Arts Tuition Scholarships, applications in guidance.  Deadline:  January 1

Erskine College - E.B. Kennedy Scholarship.  Based upon leadership potential, commitment, vigorous outlook, and academic achievement.  www.erskine.edu/ebk/application  Deadline:  October 15

Jacksonville State University - Army ROTC Scholarships.  Go to www.goarmy.com/rotc/high_school_students.jsp

Jefferson State Community College Ambassador Scholarships - Must serve as hosts/hostesses for the college. Requires interview.  Deadline:  March 1

Jefferson State Community Singers - Call Jessica Kaufhold at 856-7900 for details or to make an appointment.  Full tuition waiver.  Experience in high school choir not required.  Auditions begin March 22 and extend over several days.  Call as soon as possible.

Jefferson State Community College Speech Team Scholarships (full tuition) - Must audition for speech team by preparing a 5 minute persuasive or informative speech.  Prior experience is not required.  Dr. Janice Stuckey will be scheduling auditions through the end of April.  Pick up a brochure in guidance and then e-mail Dr. Stuckey at jstuckey@jeffstateonline.com to set up an audition.

Montevallo - $3000 per academic year available to valedictorians, salutatorians, or students with a 4.0 GPA and above, first-come, first-served basis.  Apply early.  

Montevallo - Drama/Theater scholarships.  Auditions February 11, 18.  Apply by February 1. 

Samford University - Kenny Morgan Scholarship.  About 2,000 per year, renewable for 4 years. Deadline: Postmarked by February 1

Troy University - Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity True Merit Freshman Scholarship.  Deadline:  June 1 

University of Alabama Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship - Must be accepted to UA, have at least a 3.0 GPA, be the first of the immediate family to attend a 4-year university, and demonstrate financial need.  For information and to apply, go to http://scholarships.ua.edu/types/   Student should apply as soon as possible and submit a FAFSA form.  Deadline: February 4.

University of Alabama Art Scholarship - Should apply for admission now. Portfolio and scholarship application due in March

University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance Scholarship - Application Deadline:  February Auditions also in February

University of South Alabama Physics Scholarship - Full tuition and fees - See Ms. Henry for application information.  Deadline:  Priority given to applications received by January 15

University of South Alabama  Computer Science Scholarship - 10  $5,000 scholarships to incoming freshmen entering USA in the Fall semester, 2010, and pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Information Technology. Students with a composite ACT score of 29 or higher or equivalent SAT score Or Students graduating high school with an Honors diploma are eligible to apply. Deadline:  December 1

Samford University - Beeson Exceptional Scholars Program.  MJ may nominate one student. Past winners have averaged 31 on ACT with a GPA of 4.0 or higher. 

 

  

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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