Information to Help Eagles Soar

AABE Scholarship

The American Association of Blacks in Energy has begun its scholarship program for 2018. Through the Scholarship Program, Association seeks to help increase the number of African Americans, Hispanics, and Native American students in energy related fields. To be eligible for the scholarship all four of the following requirements must be met:
-Unweighted academic average of “B” or better (3.0)
-Plan to enroll in an accredited college or university in Fall of 2018
-Plan to major in business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics fields in preparation for a career in the energy sector
-Student must be African American, Hispanic, or Native American

Completed application packages MUST BE POSTMARKED no later than March 15, 2018 and submitted to the local AABE Chapter listed on the application.

AABE Scholarship

Robert A. Pole Memorial Scholarship

The Robert A. Pole Memorial Scholarship Fund is offering a scholarship for a Calera High School student who is attending a two or four year college or university and is interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, criminal justice, law, or any related field. All candidates must submit a 500 word typed essay explaining the value of servicing their community or country. Recipients will be chosen and notified by May 15, 2018. All completed applications and essays should be postmarked and mailed to the address on listed on the form. Completed application, essay, and transcripts are due before April 20, 2018. Please visit the website below for more information.

Robert A. Pole Memorial Scholarship


Jefferson State Community College Academic Scholarship & Ambassador Scholarship

Jefferson State is offering full academic scholarships on a competitive basis. Requirements include the following:

-Must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher at the end of first semester of senior year
-22 or higher on the ACT
-Applied for admission to Jefferson State for Fall 2018
-Submit a copy of high school transcript showing grades and GPA along with the application and essay
Deadline – March 1, 2018

The Jefferson State Student Ambassador Organization serves as a prestigious group of students who serve as official hosts for the college and community. Acceptance is based on an interview process, application, current GPA status, student involvement and leadership skills. Each candidate submitting a completed application will be contacted for an interview and if selected, candidates can receive a scholarship including tuition and fees for two years.

The attached application is fillable. Please make sure to save a copy of the form before you begin to ensure your information will save.

Deadline is Friday, March 2, 2018.

Scholarship application information is available here.

Ambassador application information is available here.


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – Birmingham Alumnae Chapter Scholarship

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Birmingham Alumnae Chapter is offering scholarships to deserving seniors students. Requirements include the following:
-GPA of 3.0
-ACT score of 20 and/or SAT Score of 910 or higher
-Community Involvement
-Communication Skills
-Leadership Skills

Application and required materials must be RECEIVED by March 6, 2018.  Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship Application

Alabama Center for Architecture Scholarship Program

The Alabama Center for Architecture is a nonprofit organization that seeks to advance the enjoyment of architecture and design through engagement, education, and collaboration by offering scholarships to high school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited school of architecture. Eligible students must complete an application consisting of a personal statement of 250 words or less discussing plans for a career in architecture, including short and long-term goals as well as any work, travel, or extra-curricular experiences aimed at furthering an understanding of architecture or design. Applicants must also include an example of their graphic work. Required supplementary documentation includes an official transcript, letter of acceptance, full completed FAFSA, two recommendation letters, and a copy of driver’s license. Visit the link below for more information. Application is attached. Deadline is April 6, 2018.

ACFA Scholarship


Eco Credit Union Scholarship

The A.L. Bratcher Scholarship sponsored by Eco Credit Union will award two high school seniors with a $2,500 scholarship for their upcoming undergraduate expenses. Applicants must be/or become a member of Eco Credit Union with their account in good standing no later than March 9, 2018. Applicant must plan to be enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college, university, or vocational-technical college in the U.S. Eco employees and their family members are not eligible for scholarship consideration. Deadline for applications is March 9, 2018.

Eco Credit Union Scholarship



American Society of Civil Engineers

The Birmingham Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers is offering a scholarship to deserving seniors in 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 the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology-Engineering Accreditation Commission (ABET-EAC). See below for the application. Deadline for entries is March 31, 2018.

American Society of Civil Engineers Scholarship

Coosa Pines Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Coosa Pines Federal Credit Union will be awarding sixteen $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school credit union members planning to pursue a post-secondary education. Application is available online under the “General Forms” section. In addition to a completed application, students must include at least one recommendation letter, and respond to the following essay prompt in 600 words or less: A core credit union philosophy is “people helping people”. This attitude of service is a driving principle for credit unions, and as such has helped to shape the industry and the impact credit unions have made around the world. How has service made a meaningful impact in your life? (This can be a service to others, or how another has served you.) Deadline is April 6, 2018.

CPFCU Scholarship APP 2018

McWane Scholarship

The McWane Scholarship is administered by The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham – Dependent sons and daughters of employees of the McWane family of companies (both hourly and salaried) are encouraged to apply for a scholarship. Ten $2,000 scholarships will be awarded. Awards are renewable for up to four years. Applicants must be a current senior with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Deadline is February 15, 2018.

Junior League of Birmingham Scholarship

Junior League of Birmingham: The Junior League of Birmingham (JLB) believes that the following four impact areas are fundamental to the overall well-being of a community and its individuals: Education, Financial Stability, Health, and Safety/Crisis Intervention. Under the area of Education, JLB believes that all individuals deserve a quality education and the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to achieve their potential. To aid high school graduates in this pursuit, JLB grants one-year scholarships in minimum amounts of $1,000 to females living in Jefferson or Shelby counties that plan to enroll in any two or four-year school for 2018-2019. Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation, high school transcript, and essay.  Documentation must be uploaded no later than March 1, 2018.