HHS College Rep Visits HERE

Scoir - HHS seniors can discover colleges that best fit their academic, social and financial needs - they have an account... Access YouScience Career Assessment through Scoir

College Navigator - free consumer information tool designed to help you get information about over 7000 colleges and universities

O-Net Online - career exploration and job analysis tool

Self-Directed Search - Career assessment and exploration tool - does charge a fee

Class of 2023 Scholarship Listing

2023 Academic Scholarship Grid for Incoming Freshmen HERE

Fastweb - Free Scholarship Search Engine

Going Merry - Free Scholarship Search Engine


Common App and Letters of Recommendation

If your student will be applying for college through the Common App or other electronic platform, and the college requires a Letter of Recommendation from a school counselor, Bobby Deavers will need your student to complete the Brag Form at the link below and have a parent complete the Parent Brag form.

Because the letter of recommendation is a crucial part of certain college applications and scholarships AND because he knows your students are more than just a GPA/test score AND because he would like to get to know them better, please ask them to take a few moments to complete the Google Brag Form. Mr. Deavers will use the information from this document, along with your student's resume' to construct a Letter of Recommendation. Ask them to respond honestly and thoughtfully...don't sell yourself short...BRAG!!... but don't make stuff up! Parents please complete the HWD Parent Brag Form.

Please allow 2-4 weeks to complete Letters of Recommendation.

HWD Student Brag Form

HWD Parent Brag Form


HHS PTO "Dyer Carlisle" Scholarship Application 2023

The HHS PTO awards a $500 scholarship annually in honor of former HHS principal, Dyer Carlisle.  

Mr. Carlisle was known for his depth of concern among students at Homewood and continues to be a servant leader in the community.  Applicants should demonstrate these attributes and must meet the following criteria:
• Have a minimum 3.0 GPA (as of end of first semester 2022)
• Been accepted to and plan to attend an accredited college or university in the fall (2-year or 4-year)
• Demonstrated service to the community
• Have not received other substantial scholarship offers compared to cost of attendance
To apply, please complete and submit the application form below. DEADLINE to submit online form is Wednesday, May 10. Recipients will be named at the Awards Program on May 19.


College Admissions Made Possible (CAMP)

CAMP is an education nonprofit located in Woodlawn.  We are gearing up for our summer programs Birmingham Summer Institute (BSI), Jefferson County Summer Institute (JCSI), Alabama Virtual Institute (AVI).  We are hiring for positions for all programs and know Homewood students will make excellent candidates.  

This is a wonderful opportunity for students to gain valuable experience in education, networking, and community impact. 

Summer Teaching Fellow 

  • This is an AmeriCorps VISTA summer position with AmeriCorps benefits which include a $1,200 monthly stipend and a small education grant of $1,459 at the completion of the program
  • The dates of the position are June 5th, 2023- July 29th, 2023
  • This is a great resume builder, networking opportunity, and a great way for students to get involved in the Birmingham/ Jefferson County community 
  • Applicants must be 18+ years of age by May 12th, 2023
  • Application and informational flyer are linked below 

CAMP Summer Teaching Fellow Application- deadline May 12th, 2023. 

CAMP Website


Hardy Corporation is hosting the Heavy Metal Summer Experience again in June.  See flyer HERE that provides most of the details and the registration form HERE

The purpose of this is to expose young people to the construction industry as a potential career for the future. Students also receive a pair of Red Wing boots and tools at no cost to them or their families. This is a great opportunity for students (ages 15-19) for the summer.

Please reach out to Jay Gilchrist (jgilchrist@hardycorp.com) with any questions.  He would love to talk with you about the projects and activities students would be involved in throughout the camp.





Chief John Bresnan Scholarship-Homewood Firefighters' Association

The Chief John Bresnan Memorial Scholarship is named for the longtime Homewood Fire Chief who passed away unexpectedly in 2020. At the time of his death, he was Alabama's longest-serving fire chief. He joined the Homewood Fire and Rescue service in 1987 and became chief in 1992. The scholarship money is donated by the Homewood Firefighters Association and is awarded to a graduating senior who is planning to pursue a career in public service/healthcare and exhibits the attributes of dedication, loyalty, intelligence and kindness. The scholarship deadline is Friday, May 5 at 3 pm. The scholarship award will be given at Homewood High School's Awards Night.


Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) offers a summer program for adults.  They would like to offer this opportunity to as many graduates as possible.  See flyer HERE. Please spread the word to your seniors who are interested in learning a trade and going to work after graduation.


2023 OAR Scholarships for Autistic Students

Applicants may apply to only one of OAR’s scholarship programs, which include the Schwallie Family Scholarship, the Lisa Higgins Hussman Scholarship, and the Synchrony Scholarship for Autistic Students of Color. Each program offers $3,000 scholarships to students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder pursuing full-time, postsecondary, undergraduate education in the United States during the 2023-24 academic year.

The Schwallie Family Scholarship supports students attending two- or four-year undergraduate colleges. The majority of Schwallie applicants are students attending four-year degree programs. Schwallie applicants attending two-year degree programs are often students who intend to transfer to a four-year program in the future.

The Lisa Higgins Hussman Scholarship supports students attending two-year undergraduate colleges; life skills programs; or vocational, technical, or trade schools. Hussman applicants typically have greater daily support needs and plan to attend programs that assist in skill building, job readiness, and other transition-related skills.

The Synchrony Scholarship for Autistic Students of Color supports students attending any kind of postsecondary institution: four-year undergraduate colleges; two-year undergraduate colleges; life skills or postsecondary programs; or vocational, technical, or trade schools. Applicants must belong to an underrepresented racial/ethnic minority group.

Each scholarship requires completion of an online application that includes three short essay questions, date of diagnosis, and proof of school enrollment. In addition:

  • Schwallie Scholarship applicants are strongly encouraged, but not required, to submit one letter of recommendation from a non-relative.

  • Synchrony Scholarship applicants are required to submit one letter of recommendation from a non-relative.

  • Hussman Scholarship applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation, one from a parent or guardian and one from a non-relative.

Boomer Esiason Foundation Academic Scholarships

In order to lessen the financial burden on students in the CF community and keep focus on school, BEF will be awarding 20 students $10,000 scholarships each year, with the opportunity for more financial aid. The BEF Scholarship committee considers the applicant’s scholastic ability, character, leadership potential, service to the community and need for financial assistance.

During the application process, students will be given the option to write a long-form essay answering a specific question pertaining to a scholarship designation. Completing the essay automatically enters the student into the pool of candidates who will be considered for additional financial assistance.

Available Scholarships:

Bonnie Strangio Memorial – Bonnie Strangio Memorial will be awarded to a student, like Bonnie, who has an upbeat personality and “can-do” attitude, and shows a tremendous passion for life in achieving their goals despite battling CF. Bonnie loved life and everything in it. She appreciated family, friends, and people in general.

Rosemary Quigley Memorial – Rosemary Quigley Memorial will be awarded to a student who refuses to allow cystic fibrosis to hold them back. A student who has a passion for academics and an interest in the medical field and or in health policy and law, similar to that of Rosemary’s interests.

Jerry Cahill You Cannot Fail Distinction – The Jerry Cahill designation will be awarded to someone who is on a path to discover their own heroism, embrace the ups and downs of their life’s journey, make a difference by sharing that journey with others, and celebrate the stories that make them unique.

Lea Faraone Memorial – Lea loved travel and was an advocate for the cystic fibrosis community. With the Lea Faraone Memorial we want to celebrate people living with cystic fibrosis who are willing to live their lives on their own terms!

Team Boomer Distinction – The Team Boomer Distinction will be awarded to a student who values the importance of exercise with CF and participates in athletics.

Exemplary Graduate Student Distinction – Designed to support students with cystic fibrosis studying at the graduate level, applicants should be well-rounded and have a will to learn and achieve at the highest possible standard. Lastly, we hope applicants are open with their disease and willing to discuss it with the people around them.

Paul Drury Memorial – Created in honor of a man who achieved so much in the face of CF.  CF is a disease that can impact and shape the lives of not only the person with CF, but the family around them.  Paul Drury Memorial will be awarded to someone who has been impacted by CF, but does not have CF themselves. (Applicants MUST have a sibling with CF, be a child of someone with CF, or have a spouse with CF, but DO NOT have CF).


The BEF Scholarship Program committee considers the applicant’s scholastic ability, character, leadership potential, service to the community and need for financial assistance. Once candidates have been selected as semi-finalists, they will be granted a phone interview with a committee member.

Applicants are required to provide all of the following documents in order to be considered:

  • Application

  • Letter from physician (on letterhead) confirming CF diagnosis and therapy routine

  • Transcript (high school, college and/or graduate school)

  • Detailed breakdown of tuition costs from academic institution (for perspective freshman ONLY)

  • W2 form for both parents OR tax return if self-employed



2023 Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship Application

Since 1984, the Horatio Alger Association has awarded over $250 million in college scholarships to deserving students. Through nationally recognized educational programs, the Association reaches out directly to our nation's young people with a message of hope, opportunity, responsibility, and perseverance.

We are proud to continue providing support for students seeking to pursue career or technical education in a post-secondary environment. This program provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  


  • High school or equivalent completion by July 1

  • Be enrolled in an associates, certificate, or diploma program leading to employment (may not be enrolled in pre-requisite courses)

  • Attend a not-for-profit school

  • Demonstrate financial need (Family income under $55,000 OR Pell eligibility)

  • US citizenship

  • Student is under the age of 35

The application is now open to students who are currently enrolled or will enroll at a community college/technical center in pursuit of a technical degree. Applicants may apply online at CTE Application with a priority deadline of June 15.

This year, we will award 500 new CTE scholarships to help students pursue their programs at community colleges and non-profit technical institutions with a maximum award amount of $2,500 depending on the length of program and need of the student.

For more information about this program please visit our website

Any questions regarding the CTE scholarship can be submitted to scholarships@horatioalger.org




The Doris Pearl Memorial Scholarship - Deadline May 4

The Doris Pearl Memorial Scholarship offers a one-time $500 book stipend to any student attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). Application in the attachment. The student must display academic achievement, commitment to serving others in school, their community, or at home, have a strong work ethic, and leadership qualities. To receive this award students must provide proof of enrollment to an HBCU for the fall semester.

The Award

• The intent of this award is to provide students with a one-time book stipend.

• The DPM Scholarship award ranges from $500 to $1,000 yearly.

• All scholarships will be paid directly to the students account after receiving proof of full-time enrollment at an HBCU.

• High school seniors entering college are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Scholarship Checklist

• Submit a 1,000 - word essay detailing:

(1) why you desire to attend an HBCU and

(2) how receiving the $500 book stipend will assist in achieving your academic goals.

• Minimum of 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale

• Application

• Two letters of recommendation from a teacher or mentor



University of Montevallo-Jim Harrell Poetry Prize

A unique opportunity for creative students: The Jim Harrell Poetry Prize for entering first-year students at the University of Montevallo.

This vibrant program has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to student poets since its establishment more than a decade ago.  Through the generosity of James N. Harrell, we can offer a $2000 scholarship for the contest-winning poem, and a $1000 scholarship for second place.  We established the contest and the scholarships expressly with entering freshmen in mind, as an encouragement to pursue poetry at the college level.  And we know that both the recognition and the funding can make a huge difference in getting the good start at college that every entering student needs.

 A PDF with the application information is attached.  For more information, please contact Jim Murphy, Professor of English, at murphyj@montevallo.edu or 205-665-6431. 



HITEC Foundation Scholarship Program - $5,000 - (Deadline: April 14, 2023)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be of Hispanic/Latinx heritage (i.e., at least one parent must be of Latinx descent). B) Be a graduating high school senior or current undergraduate or graduate student. C) Have a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).


Minority Students x STEM Scholarship - $8,050 - (Deadline: April 15, 2023)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a first-generation high school senior or undergraduate student. B) Be pursuing a two or four-year degree in engineering, computer science, or a similar field.


Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund

The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. By removing some of the financial burdens associated with going to, surviving in, and graduating from college, the SCSF plays a vital role in increasing college access and success for many motivated yet underserved youth and young adults. The SCSF provides individual grants, paid directly to the educational institution, to every student who qualifies and reapplies yearly, from admission to graduation. The grant can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel and select costs of living. 



AISES Chevron Scholarship - $5000 - Deadline May 31, 2023

Chevron will award scholarships to students majoring in Information Technology, Engineering and Earth Science. Recipient must be authorized to work in the United States and have a 3.0 GPA. Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy. See website for more details. 






Huntingdon College is recruiting Esports players on $14000 per year scholarships for their first season in Fall 2023 and building out a 230+ Spectator Seating Esports Facility with 26 PCs and Console Areas. They are currently recruiting for the following titles:

League of Legends, Rocket League, Valorant, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Overwatch 2, Call of Duty, Madden, NBA2K, Fortnite, iRacing, Chess.

Students must have the following for consideration: 

  1. 2.5+ GPA
  2. Background in at least one of the listed games
  3. Enthusiasm for learning and growth

If you are an interested student, please fill out this interest form HERE.

You can also complete the free application on their website HERE.

If you have any questions, please email: rellis@hawks.huntingdon.edu.



Jefferson State Community College Scholarships

Click HERE for various academic, talent and interest scholarships...most deadlines are April 1 or June 1.



Latino Students Talk & Latino Tours at JSCC

Jefferson State Community College will have bilingual tours for students and parents; please see the registration link HERE. If a student would like to attend, please advise them to register. See schedule HERE.



Auburn Youth Programs

2023 Summer camp registration is now open! See flyer HERE to find your camp, or visit the website to see the complete list of camps.



The YMCA of Greater Birmingham is providing free lifeguard certification courses in 2023. The Y will provide these classes as a community service, to meet the lifeguard shortage in the Greater Birmingham area and to ensure the safety of our pools, lakes, and waterparks. Participants in the course are not required to work for the YMCA to take advantage of the free certification, however, they would be great candidates for lifeguard positions at the Y. Participants must be 15 years old by the time the class starts. Our next course will be the weekend of January 20th, but we’ll have courses a few times per month throughout the year.  Contact Trey Sullivan, Aquatics Director, tsullivan@ymcabham.org, 205.870.8622. See flyer HERE.



Airgas-Terry Jarvis Memorial Scholarship

The Airgas-Terry Jarvis Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student pursuing a minimum four-year bachelor's degree in welding engineering (WE) or welding engineering technology (WET); however, priority will be given to welding engineering (WE) students interested in pursuing a career with an industrial gas or welding equipment distributor. Applicants must be 18 years or older with a high school diploma. Must be a full-time student with at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA with a 3.0 GPA in engineering courses. Must be a citizen of the U.S. or Canada with plans to attend an academic institution located in the U.S. or Canada. Priority is given to those who demonstrate financial need and to those who have interest in pursuing a career with an industrial gas or welding equipment distributor by prior work experience, clubs, organizations or extra-curricular activities. Priority is given to those individuals residing or attending school in Alabama, Georgia or Florida. Scholarships are renewable up to 4 years. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship website.



USC Summer Programs 2023 Applications are now open!

Summer Programs run from June 18th-July 15th, 2023

USC Summer Programs offers students a preview of "freshman year" through its college immersion experience. Students explore Los Angeles as a laboratory for cultural learning beyond the traditional classroom. Our programs are designed to combine college-level coursework, academic field trips, and structured extracurricular activities.

USC Summer Programs offers courses in a variety of subjects from which students choose one course for intense study. Courses are interactive, engaging and challenging, and students receive 3 units of transferable USC elective credit upon successful completion of the 4-Week program. Students can choose from over 20 courses in multiple disciplines –– from business and engineering to acting and creative writing, there's a wide range of courses and subjects to explore.

Students may visit summer.usc.edu for more information and instructions on how to apply.



Dream Opportunity Scholarship 

About the Award

The Opportunity Scholarship Award will cover your tuition, fees, on-campus housing, and meals at one of our Partner Colleges up to a maximum of $80,000 for a bachelor’s degree.

The Award is renewable each year – you simply have to meet the continuing eligibility criteria – including continuous full-time enrollment.

More than a Scholarship!

If you receive the Opportunity Scholarship, you can use it to attend one of our Opportunity Partner Colleges listed below. These colleges are committed to serving undocumented students and are prepared to offer the support services you need to help you successfully navigate your college life. Each of our Partner Colleges designates a Scholar Advisor to work with our Scholars – individually and as a group. You will not be alone!

Opportunity Partner Colleges

  • Christian Brothers University
  • Delaware State University
  • Dominican University
  • Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Trinity Washington University (Women’s College)


Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship

The Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship awards a $40,000 scholarship to those pursuing higher education in computer science, robotics, or hardware engineering, along with a paid summer internship at Amazon. The Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program assists high school seniors who have completed an advanced placement computer science course, or who have taken an advanced placement computer science test and plan to continue their education at an accredited four-year college or university.

Winners of the award receive $10,000 per year at an accredited four-year college or university as well as a paid summer internship at Amazon after their freshman year of college.


  • Be a high school senior in the U.S. who has completed or is currently enrolled in a computer science course – dual enrollment courses also count! If you haven’t taken a formal computer science course but have learned on your own, you can opt to take a brief assessment instead.

  • Be planning to attain a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer science related field of study.

  • Must be authorized to work in the US. Example: Employment Authorization Document holder, Permanent Resident, or US Citizen.

  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

  • Must demonstrate financial need.




Smith Scholarship Foundation  

Provides full tuition for Alabama high school seniors to attend ALABAMA colleges. A minimum C+ average and civic involvement and/or special family responsibility is required. More details can be found on the Smith Scholarship website. About 10-15 students per year are awarded.




2023 American Legion 2023 Oratorical Contest

The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship.The overall national contest winner gets a $25,000 scholarship. Second place takes home $22,500, and third gets $20,000. Each department (state) winner who is certified into and participates in the national contest’s first round receives a $2,000 scholarship. Those who advance past the first round receive an additional $2,000 scholarship. The American Legion’s National Organization awards the scholarships, which can be used at any college or university in the United States.Competition begins at the post level and advances to a state competition. If you are interested in participating at the local level, please contact Ed Ryszkiewicz (Riz-ka-vitz) at 860-778-1245 or email him at ed.ryszkiewicz@charter.net. For deadlines check with Mr. Ryszkiewicz.



Common Black College Application(CBCA)

College application fees can be a major hindrance to some students applying to college. The Common Black College Application is an amazing opportunity for students to apply to over 60 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) at no cost. To get this benefit for free, Alabama students can use a fee waiver code. Ordinarily, students would pay $20 for access to the CBCA, but through the generosity of Regions Foundation, students in Alabama can apply at no cost. Students interested in applying to college using the CBCA should contact Mr. Deavers for the code.



The University of South Alabama

Check out South Alabama's Early Admission Programs HERE.


Samford Prepharmacy Fast-Track Option

This program is an incredible value for students and their families, saving both time and money in one's pursuit of both a bachelor's and Doctor of Pharmacy degree. In addition, with multiple dual degree options, students have the potential to earn three degrees in a matter of six years. Click HERE for information.

Early Assurance- Interview with McWhorter School of Pharmacy as a high school senior and be accepted into the Doctor of Pharmacy program, pending the completion of the two-year prepharmacy curriculum.


Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams

The college search is already challenging for students and families. So Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams are putting our own rivalries aside, and hosting a series of virtual events for students, families, and counselors.

Students: RSVP for the events HERE that interest you, and browse recordings of previous sessions. You can also fill out one easy form to get admission information about each school.



Chick-fil-A Community Scholars

Chick-fil-A has just launched the Chick-fil-A Community Scholars program, a new education initiative that will help pay for the continued education of leaders throughout the communities they serve. 

Every year, they will award twelve $25,000 scholarships to students based on academic success, community service, and financial need. Selected students will also be invited to participate in the Chick-fil-A Scholars Program, an optional one-year engagement that includes mentoring and leadership development.   

A commitment to caring is at the core of what Chick-fil-A is, and through this program, they will recognize remarkable student leaders who share their dedication to caring for others and caring for their communities. This is an incredible opportunity for your students who have previously participated or currently participate in Chick-fil-A Leader Academy. To learn more and apply at Chick-fil-A.com/CommunityScholars for more information.  

If you have any questions about the Community Scholars program, please call 1-800-553-0030, or email cfacommunityscholars@scholarshipamerica.org. Specifics for applicant eligibility and additional information can be found on the FAQs page.



Teen Leadership program at Girls Inc. of Central Alabama offers fun, educational, and social opportunities for 9th-12th grade girls. This program focuses on college and career readiness skills, community service, mentorships, and professional development workshops.

Included in this program are national/local college scholarship opportunities, college campus field trips, and much more. Registration cost is $125.00.

If you have any questions, please contact Dominique Roller, Program Manager, at droller@girlsinccentral-al.org or (205) 599- 5547

See promo video HERE 


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