Scholarships

Scholarships

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, the following items must be completed by October 25:
– An online application at scholars.horatioalger.org
– 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

Davidson College Scholarship – The Bryan Scholarship is for strong leaders in both the classroom and in their sport. If interested, OMHS needs to nominate a candidate by Sept 20th.
Interested students can find out more information at www.davidson.edu/bryan

The Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship is located online and will go live on September 1st. This scholarship is available to any American Citizen who is a senior in the 2018 graduating class. The application must be completed and submitted online by the student. A counselor’s report is required and student essay as well. DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATION IS NOVEMBER 27, 2017. Found at the following web address: www.enf.elks.org/mvs

There is also a SCHOLARSHIP LEGACY for students who are the children or grandchildren of an Elk member. Same web address as above.

Linly Heflin Scholarship
Linly Heflin is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to Alabama women attending four-year Alabama colleges and universities. Scholarships are $5,000 per year for up to four years. Applicants must demonstrate both significant economic need and sound academic records. Detailed policies and requirements are available on our website.

The application will be available online beginning August 1st on our website, www.linlyheflin.org.

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 www.treasury.alabama.gov/collegecounts-scholarship

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

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 www.achievealabama.org. If you are interested in sharing scholarship and financial aid opportunities, contact achievealabama@birminghamrotaract.com.

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 www.smithscholarships.com.

Scholarship Opportunity:
Elks Club Most Valuable Student: Applications will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications will be available online on September 1st at www.enf.elks.org/mvs .

Seniors interested in applying to Washington University in St. Louis and want to be nominated for the Danforth Scholars Program should see their counselor by November 1st. For more info go to :
https://admissions.wustl.edu/Financial_Aid_Scholarships/First_Year_Academic_Scholarships/Pages/Danforth-Scholars-Program.aspx

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, 2017. Application is online at www.buickachievers.com

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 www.scad.edu/apply

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 2016-2017 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 www.jeffstateonline.com 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 www.birminghamarchitecturefoundation.org

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 www.samford.edu/um

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

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 www.applists.net/VISION

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, www.ahbfoundation.org, 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 (artemismoore@hbaa.org) or Debbie Baxley (debbiebaxley@hbaa.org) 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 www.legion.org/needalift

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 emasonimbody@aalan.ua.edu

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship
Abbot and Fenner Scholarship Program- essay on topic located at www.abbottand fenner.com/scholarships.htm

American MENSA Scholarship ProgramAmerican Mensa 2016-17 Scholarship Program- www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships

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. www.dosomething.org/footlocker

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