Ora L Jones Scholarship

Foundation Scholarship:
This Memorial Scholarship is established to honor the memory of our beloved mother Mrs.
Ora Jones who passed away on March 30, 2011 from Congestive Heart Disease. Throughout
her life she significantly impacted and influenced countless individuals by rendering sacrificial
service. This scholarship is established with the following goal in mind: to help educate a child
in order to motivate them to live out the principles modeled by our mother so that they can
demonstrate a life of service by giving back and helping someone else along life’s journey.
To be awarded to: a 2022 high school graduate.

1. Must have an acceptance letter to either a 2 yr. or 4 yr. college or university. 
2. Must have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. 
3. Must submit a 1000 word essay which depicts the importance of the scholarship and describe how they will use
their education to give back to the community. 

Deadline for entry: Friday, April 15, 2022 
Scholarships awarded: $500-1,000 each 
Applications documents must be uploaded as PDF documents to the
Ora L. Jones Foundation email at

PLF Scholarship

The P.I.N.K. Legacy Foundation is pleased to announce that we have two(2) $1000 scholarship opportunities. Please see the attached scholarship packet and distribute to qualifying 2022 graduates. The deadline for entry is Friday, April 15, 2022.
If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Zelda Paul-Stewart at 205-527-5868. 

Click below for more info and application.

National Youth Science Foundation

The NYSCamp is one of the nation’s premier programs in secondary science education. Since its inception in 1963 as part of West Virginia’s Centennial Celebration, the summer program has offered educational forums and recreational activities that encourage the development of thoughtful scientific leadership. Traditionally, the NYSCamp (http://www.nyscamp.org/) has been a residential STEM program designed to honor and challenge some of the nation’s rising STEM leaders and provide them with opportunities to engage with STEM professionals and participate in exciting outdoor activities. However, due to ongoing concerns about the pandemic, and taking into account the safety of the 2022 delegates, the Board of Trustees of the NYSF has elected to again cancel the in-residence portion of the 2022 NYSCamp and host a virtual camp experience.

The 2022 Camp will run from Monday June 27, 2022 to Wednesday July 20, 2022. Even with the virtual nature of the camp, delegates are expected to participate daily in camp activities for the entire duration of camp. The NYSCamp is offered to selected participants at NO COST so that talented students may attend regardless of their financial ability. Delegates must be graduating seniors who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement, leadership in school and community activities, and a genuine interest in the sciences. Applications will be accepted at http://apply.nyscamp.org  until March 31, 2022 and most delegates will be notified of their selection by Monday May 2, 2022. Delegates will be expected to commit to attending camp and fill out delegate paperwork by June 1, 2022 or their spot may be given to an alternate from their state or another state. If you should need additional information, please contact Dr. Carolyn A. Jones by telephone at 334-694-4768 or via e-mail at cajones@alsde.edu.

Lhoist North America Community Scholarship

The Lhoist North America Community Scholarship is available to students in the 2022 graduating class.  Annually, a community award will be granted to the student most deserving based on financial need, demonstrated moral integrity, involvement in community activities and work ethics with a clearly articulated career goal.

A committee of Lhoist North America employees in our local community will select the community award recipient. Applications must be received in our local office no later than April 4, 2022. Students must mail or email their applications and supporting documents to the attention of Emily Kelley at the address below.

ATTN: Emily Kelley
 Lhoist North America
3309 Hwy. 31
Calera, AL 35040

See the attachments for specific information and the application for the Lhoist North America Community Scholarship

American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Girls State

Greetings from ALA Girls State!

We are looking forward to another wonderful year at ALA Alabama Girls State, and none of it would be possible without the work and dedication of the American Legion Auxiliary and the high schools who send delegates! ALA Girls State will be held June 5-10, 2022, on the campus of Troy University. It is an honor and privilege to pursue the ALA mission: “For God and country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security”. 
Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a junior in high school to be selected.
  • Have an interest in government and current events, high moral character, strong leadership ability, and above average scholastic standing.
  • Not have participated in a previous session of Girls State.
  • Be able to participate in ALL activities from Sunday, June 5-Friday, June 10.

For more information on the program go to http://www.alabamagirlsstate.com/.

Please contact Mrs. Keahey if you are interested in attending and meet the requirements listed above. We are only able to nominate one delegate from our school. 

Alabama Boys State-11th Grade Boys!!

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.

They are accomplished through a unique summertime program, one that emphasizes not classroom lectures or textbook learning, but participation and personal experience in a model state, complete with its governing bodies and elected officials.

Boys State was founded and its courses of instruction were designed to supplement the information taught in high school civic classes. Boys State teaches that our form of government is good but that its preservation depends on intelligent, informed, and loyal citizens in combination with an honest and impartial administration of government activities.

Young men chosen to be Boys State participants can look forward to a wonderful and challenging experience. All who attend can acquire a better understanding and regard for two of our nation’s benefits: freedom and democracy.

More info http://alboysstate.org/

Brochure http://alboysstate.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/2022-Brochure.pdf

Registration http://alboysstate.org/registration/

See Mrs. Merrell for an application.