Alabama Boys State

The 81st Annual Alabama Boys State                                                                            Where:  The University of Alabama                                                                                When:  May 27th-June 2nd

Alabama Boys State is one of the highest honors granted to Alabama students. Students from across the state are chosen based on their demonstration of leadership, hard work, strong morals, and motivation in school and community activities. Boys State week is a full and active week held on the campus of The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

At Boys State, student delegates will find the opportunity to build new friendships, participate in a mock government, and hear from and meet a diverse array of Alabama leaders such as Congressmen, state elected officials, business leaders, civic leaders, and others. Delegates will have the opportunity to join interest groups that focus on their individual areas of interest such as law school, fire college, law enforcement academy, aerospace academy, lobbyists, city government, county government, constitutional convention, engineer/computer academy, and environmental interest group. Delegates will also have activity time during which they can participate in recreational activities such as basketball, volleyball, softball, soccer, academic bowl, etc.

The American Legion believes there is no better way to assure the survival of our republic than to train our young people in the ideals and objectives of American government. By teaching youth to understand and appreciate the basic principles involved in the successful management of a democratic society, we can keep America strong and ensure freedom for future generations. These are the distinguished, long-standing objectives of American Legion Boys States.

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See counselors for application.


Herb Hanes-Bill Sparks Scholarship

The Ensley High School Alumni Association, Inc. is receiving applications for the Herb Hanes-Bill Sparks Scholarship.  The scholarship, in the amount of $2,500.00, will be paid to any Alabama College or university of winner’s choice to be used for tuition and books.

To qualify for the Hanes-Sparks Scholarship, the graduating senior applicant must have:

  1. Participated in varsity athletics or in an athletic related activity (cheerleader, trainer, dance team, etc) at a Jefferson or Shelby County, Alabama High School.
  2. Been accepted into a four-year Alabama college or university.
  3. Completed all required forms.

Deadline is April 20, 2018.

Direct questions to:  Scholarship Committee, Ensley High School Alumni Association, Inc., 205-777-9859

Mail all completed forms to:  Ensley High School Alumni Associations, Inc., Herb Hanes-Bill Sparks Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 660346, Vestavia Hills, AL 35266

Herb Hanes-Bill Sparks Scholarship Application



JSU-Emerging Leaders’ Day

Jacksonville State University will host its 17th Annual Emerging Leaders’ Day on April 5, 2018.  This event will give students the opportunity to hear from a nationally-recognized motivational speaker, participate in leadership activities and speak with JSU student leaders about college life.  Students will have the chance to earn prizes at the event, and one attending student will win JSU’s Emerging Leaders’ Scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year.

Three students from the junior class can attend.

See Mrs. Merrell or Mrs. Keahey if you’re interested in attending.


Executive Women International Birmingham Chapter Scholarship

The Birmingham Chapter of Executive Women International (EWI) is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 Executive Women International Scholarship Program (EWISP).   The program is designed to encourage, motivate, and assist high school seniors in pursuing a college degree.  This applies to any field of study that requires a four-year degree.  The student may attend a two-year college as an initial step toward completion of a four-year program.

The program begins with one student from SCHS competing at the local level of EWI. The awards at the local competition are $5,000.00 for First Place, $2,000.00 for Second Place and $1,000.00 for Third Place.  The finalists will be notified by May 1, 2018.  These awards will be presented at our May 15, 2018 Chapter meeting.

The finalist will have the opportunity to participate in the International competition, which will be conducted between June and August.  The International First Place Winner will be invited to receive the award at the Executive Women International Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting held in September.

Complete the online application no later than Saturday, March 31, 2018.

Click on the Weblink for the Scholarship Application.


American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) Scholarships

Birmingham Chapter of AABE Scholarships

The Birmingham Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) consists of two scholarship opportunities.  AABE is an organization of energy professionals dedicated to ensuring the input of African Americans and other minorities into the discussion and development of energy policies, regulations, R&D technologies and environmental issues.  One of the purposes of AABE is to encourage minority students to pursue careers in energy-related fields and to provide scholarships for such students.

  1. The Premier Aware of $5,000 is awarded to a high school senior with a GPA of B or better who demonstrates superior achievement and community involvement.  AABE-Scholarship Application
  2. The Principal’s Choice Award of $750 is awarded to a striving C-student who exhibits potential for success in college.  Applicants for this award must be recommended by thier attending school’s principal or assistant principal in the form of a letter to be submitted to AABE.                    AABE-Principal’s Choice Scholarship Application

Deadline for the applications no later than March 15, 2018.

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American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Scholarship

American Society of Civil Engineers Scholarship

The Birmingham Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is offering a scholarship to high school seniors throughout 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).

The Birmingham Branch ASCE scholarship application deadline is March 31, 2018.

For more information click on the link below.

Applications:  American Society of Civil Engineers