Information to Help Eagles Soar

UAB Educational Summer Programs

The University of Alabama at Birmingham hosts several summer camps on campus each year. Presented by UAB departments and groups, the camps offer fun activities for children and easy and convenient choices for parents. See below a link for available programs.

University of Montevallo – ACT Camp

The University of Montevallo will be hosting another ACT Prep Camp this summer, allowing students the opportunity to brush up on content and test taking strategy for the ACT.

Camp will be held on Tuesday, May 30th – Friday, June 2nd from 9:00am – 3:00pm daily.  This is a great opportunity for your students to achieve their target ACT score as well as increase scholarship opportunities. Also, students receiving reduced lunch will receive a 20% discount when registering.

For additional information and to register please visit

Jefferson State Counselor Scholarship

Jefferson State awards one counselor scholarship annually to a deserving senior. The student must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA after grades are posted for the first semester of the student’s senior year. The student must be an U.S. citizen or provide proper documented residency status.

Students interested in applying must have an application on file with Jefferson State Community College. Students must submit to Mrs. Walker a two page essay giving the reasons they want to attend Jefferson State Community College. Essays are due to Mrs. Walker, Thursday, April 26, 2017 by 3 p.m. No late entries will be accepted. See Mrs. Walker if you have questions.

Ora Lee Jones Memorial Foundation Scholarship

The Ora Lee Jones Scholarship is in honor of the mother of Rev. Michael Jones, pastor of a local church in Calera and Shelby County principal and his siblings.  She rendered dedicated and sacrificial service to many over the course of her life.   The OLJ Foundation has given thousands of dollars in scholarships the past 4 years.  Last year they awarded 10 scholarships to students in Shelby County

Deadline to apply for the scholarship is April 30, 2017. Attached is an application regarding the scholarship and how to apply.
Applications are also available online at  Applications can be submitted though the above website or emailed

2017 OLJ scholarship application

Calera Community Scholarship

Calera Community Scholarship

This scholarship is for students graduating from Calera High School who plan to attend a two or four year college in the fall of 2017. Requirements are having the potential for academic success and a demonstrated need for financial assistance. There are no specific GPA or ACT requirements to apply. Applications are due to Mrs. Walker by April 14, 2017. No exceptions.

Calera Community Scholarship

South Shelby Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

Below is an application for the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce Scholarship. They will award a total of 7 $1000 scholarships to deserving seniors. Requirements are that students must be seeking post-secondary education from one of the following:

A. Four-year colleges or universities
B. 2 Year Community Colleges
C. Vocational Schools courses lasting a minimum of one (1) year.
D. Other educational programs lasting a minimum of one (1) year.

Applications can be mailed or scanned and emailed. Application deadline is March 17, 2017.

2017 South Shelby Scholarship Application

Alabama Center for Architecture for Scholarship

The Alabama Center for Architecture is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that seeks to advance the enjoyment of architecture and design through engagement, education and collaboration. Per their mission, they offer scholarships for Alabama high school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited school of architecture. Application information is below, deadline is April 6, 2017.

ACFA Scholarship App 17-18




University of Montevallo ACT Prep Camp

The University of Montevallo will be offering its next ACT Prep Camp on Saturday, Saturday, April 1st from 8:30a – 4:30p
The cost will be $100. Those receiving free and reduced lunch will receive a 20% scholarship. See below flyer for additional details.

Aviation Council Scholarship

The Aviation Council of Alabama would like to encourage high school and college aged students in the State of Alabama to develop careers in aviation. To provide resources for this, the Council is offering one (1) scholarship valued at $1,500 each to one (1) high school senior or currently enrolled college student who have demonstrated an aptitude for and have an interest in pursuing, or are currently pursuing an aviation related degree at an
accredited college or university. Applicants are asked to submit a brief 250-word essay describing their goals, achievements thus far and need for financial assistance for the selection committee’s review. Please note that an applicant’s ACA membership will not be used as criteria in the scholarship selection process.  Deadline is April 28, 2017.

ACA Scholarship Application

Sycamore Learning – ACT Prep Camp

Sycamore Learning Company will host a five hour seminar on the ACT complete with strategies on on attaining high scores, special focus on math and science test sections, detailed explanation on the essay portion, scholarship opportunities for students who attend the seminar, and information to continue prepping for the test after the seminar. The cost is $85.00 for the seminar. Registration information and other details are included in the flyer below.

ACT Prep March 4 2017