Herb Hanes-Bill Sparks Scholarship
The Ensley High School Alumni Association is receiving applications for the Herb Hanes-Bill Sparks Scholarship. The scholarship, in the amount of $2500 will be paid to any Alabama college or university of the winner’s choice to be used for tuition and books.

To qualify, the graduating senior applicant must have:
1) Participated in varsity athletics or in any athletic related activity (cheerleader, trainer, dance team, etc…);
2) Been accepted into a four-year Alabama college or university;
3) Completed all required forms.

The deadline for receiving applications will be April 20, 2018. Applications are in the OMHS Counseling Center. Please direct questions to, Scholarship Committee, Ensley High School Alumni Association, 205-777-9859.

American Society of Civil Engineers
The Birmingham Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers is offering a scholarship to high school seniors throughout Central Alabama. The scholarship is restricted to students who attend an accredited civil engineering program at a university of college in Alabama. The scholarship application is located in the Guidance Center. Deadline is March 31.

American Association of Blacks in Energy
The American Association of Blacks in Energy has 2 scholarships:
a) The Premier Award of $5,000 is awarded to a high school senior with a GPA of B or better who demonstrates superior achievement and community involvement.
b) The Principal’s Choice Award of $750 if awarded to a striving C-student who exhibits potential for success in college. Applicants for this award must be recommended by their attending school’s principal or assistant principal in the form of a letter to be submitted to AABE.
March 15, 2018 is the deadline for both. Applications are in the Guidance Center.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
The members of the Psi Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are pleased to announce the availability of (3) $1,000 scholarships to college-bound African-American students one of which will be awarded to a senior planning to enroll in a HBCU fall of the 2018 academic year.
Scholarship Requirements:

3.0 GPA (an official HS transcript included with the application)

Two Letters of Recommendation


Applications are due Friday, April 6, 2018.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Scholarship
The Toussaint L. Hale Scholarship and Benevolence Fund, the not for profit entity of the Birmingham Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is seeking applicants for the 2018 T. L. Hale Scholarship. This scholarship is need-based and is awarded annually to graduating senior students from Jefferson County area schools who matriculate toward a college degree. We seek to identify and recognize students with good character, community-focused, and good academic credentials.

The T. L. Hale Scholarship and Benevolent Fund is a not-for-profit corporation organized exclusively to fund and support organizations for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. Upon being incorporated on April 21, 1984, the fund has provided financial assistance to students who completed the course requirements for graduation and had aspirations of attending college. We are now accepting applications from senior students from high schools in the Jefferson County area.

Applications are available in the OMHS Counseling Center. Candidates complete the form along with a 500-word essay describing the importance of leadership and community service. The essay should contain information about the applicant including school activities, community service projects and leadership roles. Application packages should also include an official copy of the students transcript, a copy of their ACT/ SAT scores, and a copy of the front page of the Student Aid Report received as a result of completing the 2018/19 Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA). Once the applicant has completed the application and the essay, they should be forwarded to Robert L. Smith, 2020 9th Street NW, Birmingham, AL 35215.

The deadline for submission is March 18th, 2018. All applications should be postmarked by March 18, 2018, to be considered. The winner and school will be notified in April and arrangements will be made to recognize the winner at their school during some scheduled scholarship award program. Should you have any questions, please contact Robert Smith at 205-238-3080 or 205-531-6318.

Mississippi State University
Any senior interested in attending Mississippi State and majoring in education please see Mrs. Wade for information regarding the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program (METP) scholarship. Qualified applicants must have a 28 or above ACT / 1310 or above SAT and an overall 3.5 GPA. Award winners must also agree to teach in Mississippi public schools for five years.

College Counts Scholarship
College Counts – Applications open December 1st and Close March 1st. Maximum ACT 26; be a first time college freshman; US citizen; demonstrate financial need. Award amounts of $4,000 for four- year college and $2,000 for two -year college. Non-renewable award granted on a semester basis. Visit

The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) and the Rotaract Club of Birmingham have partnered to launch the first state-specific scholarship database –

Launched in conjunction with College Application Week, Achieve Alabama is an online scholarship resource providing students, educators, and parents with an effective scholarship search tool and college preparation resource that has the capability to guide students through the entire college admission process.

According to the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, in 2015, 50 percent of Alabama high school graduates were enrolled in an Alabama public university or college, but one third of those students never received any financial aid. Founded by the Rotaract Club of Birmingham and the non-profit College Admissions Made Possible (CAMP) and Cappex, to make scholarship funding more readily available to high school students across Alabama, the site aims to bridge the information gap on how students learn about, research, and ultimately receive scholarships.

The site is cost-free and is available to all high school students in the state. It houses thousands of university-specific and private scholarships. The site also focuses specifically on local scholarship dollars that are awarded each year by Alabama businesses and private foundations.

Registration for the site is free and voluntary, and all student data is secure and protected in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. No student information is ever provided to any third parties unless a student opts in to share information with colleges.

For more information about Achieve Alabama or to access scholarship information, please visit If you are interested in sharing scholarship and financial aid opportunities, contact

The Smith Scholarship Foundation
The Smith Foundation Scholarships are designed to help young Alabamians obtain a higher education and fulfill their personal goals to become leaders and give back to their communities. Please note that a two-part deadline will be used for application. Student information and the requirement for applications to governmental grants and scholarships are now included in Part 1. Part 1 of the application is due December 1. Part II is due January 15.

Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2018. Applications will be accepted online only beginning August 1..

The scholarship provides up to $15,000 per year, renewable for four years to a qualified Alabama institution of higher learning, after all other financial aid is applied. The Smith Scholarship provides funding for tuition, room/board, books, study abroad opportunities, dorm pack, business attire, mentors available 24/7, emergency assistance and professional advancement seminars while requiring a high degree of accountability and continued self-assessment from its recipients.

The requirements are: 1) must be a graduating Alabama high school senior; 2) must have a minimum of a C+ grade point average; 3) planning to attend college in the State of Alabama; and 4) must have made a significant contribution to family or community. The applicant must have taken the ACT and completed their FAFSA application before an award can be made. The application will be available online beginning August 1 at

The SouthWest Water Company will provide a $1,000 scholarship for a graduating high school senior who has been accepted to attend an accredited four-year college or university degree program with the intent to major in an environmental science, environmental engineering or general engineering curriculum. Applications will be available after the New Year.

Buick Achievers Scholarship – 50 scholarships each up to $25,000/year. You are encouraged to apply if you are a high school senior, plan to enroll in a four-year college, and plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business with an interest in the automotive industry. Deadline for application is February 27, 2018. Application is online at

Savannah College of Art and Design is offering a $20,000 per year scholarship to be applied to tuition at any SCAD location – Atlanta, Savannah or Hong Kong or via eLearning online. To be considered, students must be recommended by a teacher or counselor. Minimum requirements include 1220 of above on the SAT or 27 and above on the ACT, 3.75 GPA, outstanding visual arts, performing arts writing, or riding capabilities, honors and leadership. Deadline for submission is Feb. 15. Students should apply online at

Jeff State Counselors Scholarship: Interested students wishing to attend Jeff State for the 2017-18 school year should have a cumulative GPA of 3.0, be an US Citizen or provide proper documentation and submit a 2 page essay on the reasons you want to attend Jeff State. This scholarship includes full tuition and fees for a year and possible renewal dependent on the students’ performance. Deadline for submission to the Guidance Center is March 1st.

Jeff State Scholarships available in January for the 2018-19 school year:

Academic Scholarship: JSCC will offer 35 full-tuition one-year scholarships. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and the end of their first semester of the senior year and a minimum 22 on the ACT. The student must be an U.S. citizen or provide proper documented residency status. Students may go online at to apply for admission to Jeff State and fill out the new 2016-17 scholarship application. One recommendation and a two page essay from the student stating why the student wants to attend Jeff State is required. Scholarship deadline is March 1st.

The Birmingham Architectural Foundation is sponsoring a scholarship for high school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited school of architecture. The scholarship application is available online at

Auburn University
Auburn’s deadline for applications for scholarship was February 1st; however, since this is the first year for their new AUSOM app, they have decided to extend the deadline for SCHOLARSHIP applications. Auburn will accept SCHOLARSHIP applications until February 1st.

Samford Global Missions Scholarship
Students applying to Samford University- students interested in pursuing full-time international missions should apply to for the Global Missions Scholarship. Application can be found at

Horatio Alger Scholarship Application
The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength in character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society.

To be considered eligible for Horatio Alger National and State Scholarship Programs, applicants must:
– Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the US, progressing to graduation in Spring with plans to enter college in the US no later than fall following graduation;
– Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the US
– Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required);
– Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
– Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity;
– Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.

To apply, check their website for deadlines:
– An online application at
– One Support Form completed online. Completed by an adult over the age of 21 who is not related to the applicant;
– Online Certification Form. A login will be e-mailed to the applicant’s counselor.
– High School Transcript
– Income Verification

Jacksonville State University Scholarships and Admissions
ACT 22- Automatic qualification for scholarship money
ACT 26- Automatic qualification for full-tuition and books for 4 years
ACT 30- Automatic qualification for full-tuition, room and board for 4 years
Freshman Admission is based primarily on ACT/SAT. Full unconditional admission- ACT 20 or SAT critical reading and math of 950.
Conditional admission- ACT 17-19 or SAT critical reading and math 830-940
Test scores must be sent from the testing agency.

FastWeb is online scholarship match service and college search service. FASTWEB is an acronym for Financial Aid Search through the Web. Visit FastWeb at

Visine Students With Vision Scholarship Program– one-time $5,000 scholarship to students who have a clear vision or goal for their future. Scholarhships are awarded on academic merit, school and community involvement, financial need, and demonstrated vision or goal. Apply at

Home Builders Scholarship
Students wishing to study the building trades are invited to apply for a scholarship from the Alabama Home Builders Foundation. The AHB Foundation awards scholarships to students who desire to study the building trades at any two year, four year or technical school in Alabama. Trades include brick masonry, capentry, roofing, electrial technology, HVAC and others.

To apply for a scholarship, one must be an Alabama resident who is pursuing a construction-related degree. Scholarship applications may be downloaded from the Foundation website,, or you may call the Home Builders Association of Alabama at 800-745-4222 to request an application. For questions about the scholarship process, contact Artemis Moore ( or Debbie Baxley ( at 800-745-4222.

American Legion
The American Legion sponsors a program called “Need a Lift” that puts scholarship and financial aid information at your finger tips. Get money for college at

University of Alabama Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars
The University of Alabama Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars Program- opportunity for 12 students who are self-identified as first generation college students. For more info contact Erika Mason-Imbody at

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship
Abbot and Fenner Scholarship Program- essay on topic located at www.abbottand

American MENSA Scholarship ProgramAmerican Mensa 2016-17 Scholarship Program-

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes- this is a scholarship for athletes that have demonstrated a committment to volunteerism in their community and strong character.

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