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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

 

Rotary Club of Homewood-Bill Crawford Educational Foundation Scholarship

Awards are based on, but not limited to, the following factors: Financial Need,Test Scores, Academics,Other Scholarship Awards, Essay, Ambition, Goals, Family Situation, Activities, Interview, Honors

1. Completed applications (including the additional required documents) must by submitted by the end of 5th period (1:10 p.m.) on Friday, April 7.

2. Each student’s application must be accompanied by a brief letter of recommendation by a school Principal, Counselor, or Teacher, as well as a copy of your transcript.

3. Applicants selected for a 15-minute personal interview will be notified of their interview time via email.  Applicants should check their School Gmail account for their interview time.  Interviews will take place on Sunday, April 30.

4. Recipient(s) of the Homewood Rotary Club Foundation’s Scholarship will be invited by the Chairman of the Scholarship Committee to be the guest of Homewood Rotary Club at the Thursday, May 11, meeting of the Club at the Homewood Library Meeting Room at 12:00 noon, at which time the award will be presented.  The recipient is expected to attend, along with the recipient’s parent(s), if that is possible, as our guests.

5. Relatives of Homewood Rotary Club members will not be eligible for a scholarship award.  

6. Scholarships will be paid directly to the university or college for tuition, fees, room and board and books, as invoiced to the Foundation.

The following items must be included with this application:
(a)  A completed copy of the Federal Student Aid FAFSA Form
(b)  A Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or organization leader
(c)  A copy of your resume 

 

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.

 

Birmingham Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Scholarship

The Birmingham Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is offering a scholarship to high school seniors throughout Central Alabama. The scholarship is restricted to students who attend a civil engineering program at a university or college in Alabama that has been accredited by ABET-EAC. The Birmingham Branch scholarship application is available online or you can pick up a paper application in Mr. Deavers office. The application deadline is March 31.

Contact Susan Goertz at sgoertz@mindspring.com for more information.

 

BMW Engineering Scholarship - Opens Feb 1; Closes Feb 28

This scholarship is provided by BMW AG in recognition of its commitment to excellence in engineering. Applicants must demonstrate active participation in extracurricular science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities that take place outside the classroom (such as in clubs or in association with other organizations).

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. resident.
  • Must be an Incoming Freshman
  • Minimum unweighted 3.75 grade point average
  • Pursue an engineering or related science degree through an ABET accredited program with an interest in with an interest in mobility and advanced or emerging technologies such as (but not limited to) Automated and Unmanned, Connectivity, Cybersecurity, Shared or Micro Mobility and/or Electrification, Quantum Computing or Blockchain.
  • Provide two (2) Letters of Recommendation - one (1) that focuses on academics and one (1) that speaks to your involvement in extra-curricular activities or employment
  • Participation in a STEM-related extra-curricular activity /club or employment/shadowing that relates to your intended engineering major

 

 

AUM Open House  for English and Philosophy

February 11th from 10am- 1pm. Click HERE for flyer and registration. For questions please contact Dr. Aaron Cobb at 334-244-3228 or acobb8@aum.edu

 

Updates from the Admissions Office at the University of Montevallo:

Merit Scholarship Priority Date- February 1

Foundation Scholarship Deadline- March 1

Spring Preview Day #1- Monday, February 20 (President’s Day)

Spring Preview Day #2- Saturday, March 4

Registration for spring preview days can be found at www.montevallo.edu/previewday.

 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund 

Deadline: February 15, 2023, 5:00 PM PT

Eligibility:

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage

  • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students

  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the U.S., for the 2023-2024 academic year

  • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)

About HSF:

HSF empowers families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional students as possible.Founded in 1975, HSF has awarded over $708 million in scholarships. HSF Scholars have access to valuable Scholar Support Services and, as funding permits, scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000.

 

Mary Ellen Merritt Dougherty Memorial Scholarship Fund

Ms. D as she was called by her students, graduated from the University of Alabama with a BA in English and teaching certificate. She received her MA in English from UAB, MA in History from Middle Tennessee State University, and MLS from Trevecca University. For more than 40 years she taught in Nashville public schools and completed her career as the Librarian at Bellshire Elementary. She was driven by curiosity; inspired by “wonder”; passionate for justice; and just plain fun.

This scholarship will support students from the schools where Mrs. Dougherty taught in Nashville: Hillsboro High School, Hillwood High School, Hunters Lane (Bellshire cluster), Martin Luther King Jr High School, or Whites Creek High School. Students from Homewood High School (Homewood, AL), where Mrs. Dougherty was a student teacher, are also eligible.

Apply HERE. Deadline: February 1, 2023.

 

 

The 2023 McWane Science Center Summer Teen Program are open now! See informational flyer HERE.

The Summer Teen Program is an opportunity for service-focused students to share their passion for science by leading hands-on demonstrations, helping with summer camps, and interpreting McWane exhibits in an effort to help our visitors connect and engage with STEM in an accessible way. They are an integral part of our efforts to spark wonder and curiosity about our world and show our community that science is for everyone! 

 In this program, McWane volunteers gain valuable leadership skills in a fun, hands-on environment and get to strengthen their public speaking skills while developing a strong work ethic. This volunteer program emphasizes the professional development of its participants and is a unique opportunity for students to see how STEM can apply to everyday situations. 

To apply for the program, candidates will submit an online application with an attached resume and two letters of recommendation. Click HERE for application. All new candidates will participate in an interview after they apply. The application deadline is April 1, 2023. 

 

Wallace State Community College Scholarships

The Scholarship Application will be available until February 15, 2023, at midnight. A FAFSA is required if you are awarded a Scholarship (www.studentaid.gov). Apply HERE.

 

Jefferson State Community College Scholarships

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

 

Rotary Club of Shades Valley Scholarship

The Educational Foundation of the Rotary Club of Shades Valley is accepting applications for the 2023 - 2024 academic year from graduating seniors. 
The completed application HERE along with the required essay, resume, transcript, ACT score and completed FAFSA report must be postmarked not later than Friday, March 3, 2023. The mailing address for the Foundation is: P.O. Box 530701, Birmingham, AL 35253.

Scholarships are for one year in the amount of $6,000 paid in two installments.

Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program

The Roofing Alliance Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program offers three scholarship opportunities. All categories are open to employees of roofing industry companies, their spouses and their dependent children, as well as construction management students enrolled in undergraduate level or students enrolled in CTE programs or schools (regardless of industry affiliation). Applicants may apply for one of the following scholarship categories:

The Accredited Post-Secondary Institution Scholarship

The purpose of the Accredited Post-Secondary Institution Scholarship is to assist individuals seeking to further their education. Scholarship recipients are eligible to receive funding for up to four years of full-time study at any accredited post-secondary institution of the student’s choice.

Priority will be given to individuals pursuing careers in the roofing or building construction industries (which include architecture; civil, mechanical or structural engineering; construction management; or occupational health and safety.)

Eligibility

All NRCA and Roofing Alliance member applicants shall be:

  • Full-time employees of a roofing industry company or their spouses or dependent children. Employees must have a minimum of one year of full-time employment with their companies as of the application deadline.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study.

Construction Management student applicants shall be:

  • Enrolled at the undergraduate level, regardless of industry affiliation, in a program leading to Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degrees that typically are accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), http://www.acce-hq.org
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study.

Awards

Each recipient is eligible to receive a $5,000 award. Awards are renewable for up to three years of undergraduate study provided recipients meet the annual renewal requirements: maintain a final, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) at the end of the school year; maintain a qualified major; and maintain the eligibility requirements stated in this application.

The Accredited Career Technical Education Scholarship

The Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program—Accredited Career Technical Education Scholarship is designed to help those who are seeking a professional career inside the roofing industry including but not limited to those seeking to be roof system and sheet metal installers/fabricators, crane and equipment operators, foremen and superintendents, warehouse and inventory specialists, and other roofing trade specialties.

This scholarship is not designed for those careers that require a four-year undergraduate degree.

Eligibility

All NRCA and Roofing Alliance member applicants shall be:

  • Full-time employees of a roofing industry company or their spouses or dependent children. Employees must have a minimum of one year of full-time employment with their companies as of the application deadline.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study directly related to a career in the roofing industry at an accredited vocational or technical trade school for an entire academic year.

CTE and Vocational student applicants shall be:

  • Enrolled in CTE programs or vocational schools regardless of industry affiliation.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study directly related to a career in the roofing industry at an accredited vocational or technical trade school for an entire academic year.

Awards

Each recipient is eligible to receive a $1,000 award. Awards are not renewable. However, students may reapply each year they meet the annual renewal requirements: maintain a final, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) at the end of the school year; continue studies in a vocational or technical trade school and seek a career as a field personnel (such as a roof mechanic or foreman); and maintain the eligibility requirements stated in this application.

Diversity Scholarship

The Diversity Scholarship program is open to African American, Black, Hispanic or Latino, Asian, Pacific Islanders, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Indigenous, LGBTQ+ and multi-racial students. All female students are also eligible regardless of race or ethnicity. Any other students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender, are eligible to apply, including applicants with physical, mental or other disabilities.

The Diversity Scholarship is open to those who are pursuing a construction science education at either an accredited post-secondary institution or an accredited vocational or technical trade school.

Eligibility

All NRCA and Roofing Alliance member applicants shall be:

  • Full-time employees of a roofing industry company or their spouses or dependent children. Employees must have a minimum of one year of full-time employment with their companies as of the application deadline.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study or those enrolled or enrolling in an accredited vocational or technical trade school for an entire academic year studying in a career related to the roofing industry. 

Construction Management student applicants shall be:

  • Enrolled at the undergraduate level, regardless of industry affiliation, in a program leading to Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degrees that typically are accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), http://www.acce-hq.org
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study.

CTE and Vocational student applicants shall be:

  • Enrolled in CTE programs or vocational schools regardless of industry affiliation. 
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study directly related to a career in the roofing industry at an accredited vocational or technical trade school for an entire academic year.

Awards

Each recipient is eligible to receive a $5,000 (post-secondary) or $1,000 (vocational or trade) award. The $5,000 awards are renewable for up to three years of undergraduate study provided recipients meet the annual renewal requirements: maintain a final, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) at the end of the school year; maintain a qualified major; and maintain the eligibility requirements stated in this application. The $1,000 awards are not renewable. However, students may reapply each year they meet the annual renewal requirements: maintain a final, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) at the end of the school year; continue studies in a vocational or technical trade school and seek a career as a field personnel (such as a roof mechanic or foreman); and maintain the eligibility requirements stated in this application.

How to Apply

This scholarship program is initially screened by Scholarship America. Scholarship America is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin. Questions must be answered completely. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received will be kept confidential.

Visit HERE to complete the online application by 5 p.m. CST on Jan. 31, 2023.

 

UAB Summer Pre-College Research Program (PRISM) and Surgery Undergraduate Research Experience for Students from Minority Backgrounds

Since 2017, UAB Summer Surgery Program has been running two research internship programs; Pre-College Research Internship for Students from Minority Backgrounds (PRISM), and Surgery Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), which give the opportunity to high school, and undergraduate students to work along with renowned surgeons and take part in research for 8 weeks in summer.

PRISM and SURE students work in different research labs across the hospital, attend talks, take part in research meetings, and also get to present their work at local and national conferences.

Applications for the summer of 2023 is open, and you can find more information regarding the programs on our websites: for SURE HERE and for PRISM HERE.

Please feel free to reach out to SurgSummerPrograms@uabmc.edu with any questions.

The applications for both PRISM and SURE program are now open on our website and the deadline to apply for PRSIM is Feb 13th 2023 and for SURE is Feb 28th 2023!

 

Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship- Deadline February 6, 2023

The Jimmy Rane Foundation was established with the purpose of sending deserving students to college. The eligibility criteria to be considered for a Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship are as follows:

  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 for graduating high school seniors;

  • Students enrolled full-time as a high school senior, progressing normally toward graduation in the Spring/Summer 2023, with plans to enter college no later than the Fall following graduation OR students enrolled full-time as a college freshman or sophomore, no older than 20 years of age as of August 1, 2023, and progressing normally toward a bachelor’s degree;

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident

  • Jimmy Rane Foundation scholars are students who exhibit academic excellence, leadership skills and community involvement as well as activities, awards and honors, and who have a demonstrated financial need in order to attend college. They must demonstrate their desire and ability to overcome barriers and to achieve their goals. Your application will be evaluated on your:

    •  Future goals and plans to achieve them

    •  Successful preparation as a high school student to prepare and pursue a college education

    •  Self motivation in completing challenging coursework

    •  Demonstration of financial need.

 

CXR Foundation Scholarship - January 31, 2023 

Each year, the CXR Foundation will be awarding one $10,000 scholarship to a U.S. resident who is connected to someone working in the talent industry and who is/will be attending an accredited, U.S. college or university. Working in the talent industry is defined as a person in any role within corporate recruiting, human resources, talent acquisition or talent management or a vendor in any of those spaces.

Preference will be given to need-based candidates and those in underrepresented demographics.

Applications for our 2023 Scholarship are open from December 1, 2022 until January 31, 2023.

Please note two requirements for this scholarship:

  • This scholarship will be awarded to a U.S. resident who is/will be attending an accredited, U.S. college or university.

  • This scholarship will be awarded to someone who is connected to someone working in the talent industry, defined as a person in any role within corporate recruiting, human resources, talent acquisition or talent management or a vendor in any of those spaces.

 

ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Scholarship - Deadline February 1

The ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards (the “Awards”) honor the late Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and The ASCAP Foundation’s former president Morton Gould’s lifelong commitment to encouraging young creators. Open to composers of original, classical concert music, the Awards encourage developing music creators during the earliest stages of their careers.

The specific rules and requirements of the Awards, including but not limited to, eligibility, winner selection process, and award criteria, are set forth below (the “Award Requirements”). By participating in the Award process, all entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of The ASCAP Foundation (the “Foundation”) and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (“ASCAP”), which are final and binding in all respects. To the extent not specifically defined below, all capitalized terms have the meaning set forth in the General Terms.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for participation in the Awards, an entrant must be, at the time of entry, a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or enrolled student with a valid and current U.S. student visa (each, an “Entrant”). Entrants must also be under the age of 30 as of February 1, 2023.

 

Union Plus Scholarship - Deadline January 31 (11:00am)

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $5 million to students of union families. Over 3,500 union families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. 

Award amounts:  $500 to $4,000.  These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall of 2023. Students may re-apply each year.Award date:  May 31, 2023. During the first week of June 2023 award recipients will be notified by postal mail, and all applicants will be sent email notification.  

Eligibility criteria:

  • Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations) are eligible. Grandchildren are not eligible unless a legal dependent (as defined by IRS regulations).  At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant's spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2023.

  • Members of participating unions from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada are eligible.

  • The applicant must be accepted into a U.S. accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued.  Awards must be used for the 2023 - 2024 school year.

 

Gordon A. Rich Memorial Scholarship - February 16 

The Gordon A. Rich Memorial Foundation (“GAR”) was created to honor the memory of Gordon Rich. Gordon was an individual of extraordinary talent, energy and persistence with a passion for life. GAR's mission is to award grants to support the higher education goals of its recipients. The recipients of GAR scholarships are exceptionally qualified high school students with demonstrated financial need whose parents or guardians have, or had, a career in the financial services industry. You can view the Master List of companies which meet this definition; however, this list is not exhaustive. If you feel that a company which is not on the list meets this definition, please send an email to info@gordonrich.org with the name, location, phone number, and description of the organization.

The GAR Foundation awards approximately seven scholarships a year.

 

 

 

The Kiwanis Club of Birmingham Youth of the Year Scholarship 

The Kiwanis Club of Birmingham is once again sponsoring the Youth of the Year Scholarship Awards for graduating high school seniors in Jefferson and Shelby Counties. Scholarship materials can be sent to any student within your school or organization who you feel meets the criteria. The students will fill out the application HERE and send it back to the Kiwanis office. Nominees will be judged on scholarship, citizenship, service, and leadership. The student’s extracurricular activities are important to the judge’s decision. Nomination, application, and all letters must be received via email to janet@kcob.org or delivered to the office by close of business on Thursday, February 9, 2023.  Students are responsible for ensuring all materials are submitted. Late entries will not be considered.

Finalist will be selected from the nominations received and notified by email.  Finalists’ interviews will be conducted in early March 2023 either virtually or at The Harbert Center in downtown Birmingham. From the finalists, the committee will select the Youth of the Year Award recipients. These students will be recognized and receive their awards at a special program during the Kiwanis luncheon meeting on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 12 pm.

 

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.

 

Sorority 101

If you are interested in learning more about sorority recruitment and sorority life, join the Birmingham Alumnae Panhellenic Council for Sorority 101 on Sunday, February 26 from 2-4 pm at Samford University's Cooney Hall. If you are interested in attending, please register on their website: birminghampanellenic.com and click on the "Sorority Recruitment" tab.

This is a great way for seniors and juniors to learn about Panhellenic sorority life on campus, especially since most colleges are doing away with their Panhellenic Preview Days.

 

Robert O. Finley, III Foundation Scholarship: ($5,000 Award)

This scholarship was established by former athletes of Coach Finley to provide financial aid to high school Seniors.  Parent or Grandparent must be a graduate of Berry High School, participate in any athletic endeavor as a player, manager, trainer or cheerleader, and must maintain an acceptable GPA and must exhibit character traits in life which were so prevalent in the life of Coach Finley. Click HERE for application. Deadline is May 1.  

 

 

 

Community Spark Scholarship - Deadline March 15, 2023

The Southeastern Credit Union Foundation is pleased to announce our Community Spark Scholarship will begin accepting applications on January 5, 2023, for the 2023 – 2024 school year.  Here is a link to our downloadable informational flyer you can distribute to students. The Community Spark Scholarship provides financial assistance to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students in Alabama or Georgia interested in a post-college career within the credit union industry, including majors in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources, and Information Technology.The Southeastern Credit Union Foundation will disburse a minimum of two (2) $10,000 scholarships to students planning to attend an accredited four-year college or university in Alabama or Georgia.

For more information about our foundation or the Community Spark Scholarship, please visit us at lscu.coop/foundation.

 

 

BigFuture Scholarships

Beginning this month, your 10th and 11th graders can now qualify for $500 and $40,000 scholarships from BigFuture®! The scholarships are open to all students, with no GPA, test score, essay, income, or citizenship requirements. Every month, we award $500 and $40,000 to students who take steps toward their career and the education they need to reach it. 

To qualify for monthly drawings, your students just need to sign in to their BigFuture dashboard and complete steps, beginning with starting a career list and building a college list. The scholarships are also open to 12th graders until February. We've got educator resources, including this how-to video and another video to see past winners

Click HERE for more information.

 

McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship - Deadline February 6, 2023

The McDonald's HACER National Scholarship Program will offer scholarships to up to 30 outstanding Hispanic students from all over the country. Funds are aimed to help recipients finance their college tuition, and there are three tiers. Tier 1 recipients will be awarded up to $100,000. Tier 2 recipients will receive $20,000 or $10,000 and Tier 3 recipients will receive $5,000. Recipients are selected based on their academic achievement, community involvement, personal statement and financial need.Visit the website for more information.

Check out the requirements below to find out if the McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship is right for you:

  • You’re a high school senior

  • You’re a legal U.S. resident or a DREAMer/DACA recipient

  • You carry a minimum 2.8 GPA

  • You’re eligible to attend a two- or four-year college or university with a full-time course of study

  • You’ll disclose other scholarship programs that you’ve applied for

  • You’ll enroll and attend an accredited institution in the academic year after your selection (verification needed, as scholarship funds are paid directly to the schools)

  • You have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage

 

 

American Quarter Horse Scholarship Program - Deadline January 15, 2023

 

eCO Credit Union A. L. Bratcher Scholarship - Deadline is March 10

The applicant must be/or become a member of eCO Credit Union before March 10, 2023. The applicant must be a Senior in high school and plan on attending a 2-or 4-year college, university, or vocational-technical college in the United States. The application and accompanying documentation must be completed in full and returned to the credit union by March 10, 2023. The application is available in Mr. Deavers' office.

 

Center for Cyber Safety and Education - Application opens Jan 17, Closes Feb 28, 2023 

AWARDS

Up to 20 scholarships will be awarded. Each scholarship award will be between $1,000 – $5,000

Awards do not renew. You will need to reapply each year in order to be considered for another award.

 

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarships - Deadline February 20, 2023

Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs.

One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given. Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school in SPRING 2023. We will accept applications postmarked on or before FEBRUARY 20, 2023. Early submission is encouraged. Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. For more information and the application visit the website HERE.

 

USDA 1890 National Scholars Program - Deadline is January 31, 2023

The goal of the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is to increase the number of minorities studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, and the related disciplines. The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program will provide full tuition, employment, employee benefits, fees, books, and room and board each year for up to 4 years to selected students pursuing a bachelor's degree. All USDA/1890 National Scholars are required to commit to at least one year of service with the USDA for each year of financial assistance provided. (Note: Specific details of this service requirement will be outlined in the service agreement entered into by the selected Scholar, the University at which the Scholar is matriculated, and the USDA Sponsoring Agency.) Visit the website HERE for more information.

 

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.

 

 

 

2023/2024 Southern Union Scholarship Applications are now OPEN! 

Please review all scholarship opportunities HERE and submit your applications by 4:30p March 1, 2023.

Southern Union offers the following institutional scholarships. To apply click on the Application Form link below.

2023/2024 Scholarship List

 

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.

 

 

Alabama CollegeCounts Scholarship - Deadline is February 28, 2023.

If you’re thinking about enrolling at an Alabama college or university, the CollegeCounts Scholarship might just be for you! Awards of $4,000 for four-year college enrollees and $2,000 for two-year college enrollees. Award is one-time, non-renewable and granted on a semester basis in the first academic year. Applicants must be a high school senior or first-time college freshman beginning in fall of the year the scholarship is awarded, be a U.S. citizen, be an Alabama resident and be planning to enroll in an Alabama eligible educational institution in fall. Must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and an ACT score of 26 or below. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship website.

 

AWS Airgas Jerry Baker Scholarship - Deadline is March 1, 2023.

The Airgas ­Jerry Baker Scholarship ($2500) 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, have a high school diploma and must be a full-time student. Applicants must also have at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA with a 3.0 GPA in engineering courses and be a citizen of the U.S. or Canada who is or will be attending an academic institution located in the U.S. or Canada. Priority will be given to those individuals residing or attending school in the states of Alabama, Georgia or Florida. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship website.

 

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.

 

 

 

Foot Locker Scholar Athlete Program - Opens by Dec 14 and Closes January 30, 2023.

The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities. Whether you're the lead scorer or the most spirited team player, we want to hear how you’ve taken the skills you've cultivated in the locker room and used them to create a powerful, positive impact on the lives of others around you.Twenty Foot Locker Scholar Athletes will each receive $20,000 in college scholarship money for their excellence in school, on their sports teams, and in their communities.

ELIGIBILITY

In order to be eligible for the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program, the applicant must:

  • Be entering college in the Fall of 2023 as a Freshman at a four-year school for an undergraduate degree or two-year or four-year community college.
  • Be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community based sports.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (you will be asked to prove citizenship and age if you win).
  • Not be an employee, officer or director of Foot Locker, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries, or a member of the immediate family of such an employee, officer or director.

 

Materials Handling Education Foundation Scholarship - Deadline January 31, 2023.

The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (www.mhefi.org) is an independent charitable organization that was established in 1976 with a mission to engage and attract students to the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry by providing financial support.  Since 1976, our programs have supported over 1,000 students and educators seeking pathways to quality educational programs and fulfilling careers.  

The Foundation offers scholarship award opportunities to undergraduates who are pursuing a material handling, logistics or supply chain career.  The student should clearly demonstrate dedication to achieving excellence, strong leadership skills, potential for future growth as a leader and persistence in the pursuit of education.

Scholarship awards range from $1,500 to $6,000 and must be used for costs relating to tuition, fees and books associated with attending school full-time.  One application allows students to compete for one of the multiple scholarships offered by the Foundation.  Scholarships are one-year awards, and former recipients may re-apply each year if they continue to meet the eligibility requirements.

Traditional undergraduate students as well as employees or family members of member companies or industry associations are eligible to apply.

Eligible Programs:

Undergraduate students from programs listed below that have a focus on material handling, logistics and/or supply chain management are encouraged to apply:

  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Distribution
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering with a focus on cold-formed steel design
  • Engineering Technology
  • Computer Science related to Material Handling
  • Business & Management related to Material Handling or Supply Chain Management

Student Eligibility:

For the 2023/2024 academic term, the following students are eligible to apply:

  • Undergraduate students pursuing a material handling, logistics or supply chain career enrolled full time at a qualified college or university in a target program (see list above).  Undergraduate students can be classified as freshman, sophomore, junior or senior for the Fall 2023 term to be eligible.
  • Enrolled at any non-profit college or university in the United States accredited by the Council for Higher Education.
  • All applicants must be full-time students with a "B" grade point average in their major.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in school for the entire academic year (Fall 2023 and Spring 2024) without interruption barring illness, emergency or military service.
  • Scholarship awards cannot be used for study abroad programs/semesters.

 

Society of Manufacturing Engineers Scholarship - Deadline February 1, 2023.

SME Education Foundation has awarded $18 million to over 5,000 students since 2005. Graduating high school seniors as well as students pursuing two-year, four-year or graduate degrees in manufacturing or engineering are eligible to apply for scholarships.

Basic criteria:

  • Must be a permanent resident or citizen of the United States or Canada.
  • Must have minimum of 2.0/4.0 GPA or higher.
  • Must be on a path toward an associate, bachelor’s or graduate degree in manufacturing engineering, technology, or closely related field at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. 

 

Experimental Aircraft Association Scholarships- Deadline March 1, 2023 at 11:00p CST.

Through many generous donors, EAA awards more than $75,000 in scholarships for students attending a post-secondary institution with a focus on aviation, including pilot training, aeronautics engineering, aviation management, airframe and powerplant (A&P) maintenance, and more. All applications are reviewed against the criteria for the individual scholarships and then awarded to those who show the greatest potential to be actively engaged in aviation.

 

  

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.

 

 

Huntingdon College ESports Scholarships - see flyer HERE for more information

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

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

Students must have the following for consideration: 

A 2.5+ GPA

Background in at least one of the listed games

Enthusiasm for learning and growth

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

HERE.

You can also complete our free application on our website HERE.

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

 

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.

Eligibility:

  • 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.

Alabama Homebuilders Foundation Scholarship OpportunityDeadline March 15

Apply online HERE

If you have any questions, contact: Louise Brown, Education Specialist, Home Builders Association of Alabama (334) 386-3715 (Direct)

 

The Venus Morris Griffin Scholarship

The Venus Morris Griffin Scholarship Fund, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, annual scholarship has opened for high school seniors. The Annual scholarship is for $10,000 and is not academic-based and available for students with an incarcerated parent. We invite anyone in your network that is qualified, and can use the support to apply. Info Kit HERE.


Important Dates:

  • Application open date: September 1, 2022
  • Application deadline: February 15, 2023
  • Scholarship announcement: March 2023


To Qualify:

  • You MUST be a High School Senior in the United States
  • You MUST have a biological parent that is currently incarcerated
  • Students that are adopted and in foster care that meet all terms and conditions are encouraged to apply
  • You MUST prove acceptance into either an institution of higher learning or a trades program, by March 2023 – Payment shall be made directly to the institution 
  • You MUST show proof of acceptance to attend college in the next one year and also provide an invoice issued by the institution
  • Only one (1) entry letter is allowed per person/household explaining how having an incarcerated parent has impacted your life
  • All scholarship money MUST be used on tuition ONLY and within the first or second year of high school graduation
  • Winners will be notified by email, posted on vmgfoundation.org and announced in March 2023.

 

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