ACT Prep 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 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

Academic Booster Club scholarship


GPA – 3.5 or higher

ACT – 24 or higher

Two Letters of Recommendation – one from a teacher and one from a community individual

Essay – Topic: Please state in 100 words or less on “If you could live in any Time Period what Time Period would that be and why”.

Current Résumé

Completed Application

Applicant must be enrolled in a 2 or 4 year College, beginning Fall Semester 2017

Deadline – May 2, 2017

Return completed application and attachments (Recommendation Letters, Essay, Resume) to SCHS Counselor, Mrs. Keahey by the deadline.

Academic Booster Club-Scholarship Application

A  scholarship fund has been established at the University of Montevallo in loving memory of Tara Owen, who lost her life on October 24, 2001, after a long, courageous battle with cystic fibrosis. Tara, a 1996 UM graduate, often said she had “learned to treasure life, the people I’ve been fortunate enough to have in my life, and to be patient with my body. When people first realize I have cystic fibrosis, they think my disease makes me different. When they get to know me, they realize my spirit differentiates me from anyone else.”

In that spirit, a scholarship fund has been established to honor Tara Owen’s memory in perpetuity.

The Tara Owen Scholarship committee is pleased that you are interested in obtaining one of its scholarships for the University of Montevallo. Applications may be picked up in the counseling office. The completed application form must be returned to Mrs. Payne or Mrs. Keahey not later than May 1, 2017.

Qualifications are the following:

  • Senior who will attend the University of Montevallo
  • Student must have a 3.0 GPA or above
  • Student who has overcome or dealt with a major difficulty in life.

The Tara Owen Scholarship funds shall be used for tuition, fees, or college-sponsored room and board only, and will be paid directly to the University of Montevallo.

The 2017 Tara Owen Scholarship recipient shall be announced at Senior Night on May 16.



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.


  1. Participated in varsity athletics or in an athletic related activity at a Jefferson or Shelby County High School.
  2. Been accepted into a 4 year Alabama college or university.
  3. Completed all required forms.

DEADLINE: April 18, 2017

Please mail all completed forms to:

Ensley High School Alumni Associations, Inc.

Herb Hanes – Bill Sparks Scholarship Fund

PO Box 660346

Vestavia Hills, AL 35266

See link below for application.

Herb Hanes – Bill Sparks Scholarship