Thomas E. Huey Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The BLSA, a Chapter of NALS, Inc., an association for legal professionals, will award its Thomas E. Huey Jr. Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a high school senior in the Jefferson, Shelby and St. Clair County area in January 2022.

The application is attached below.

Community Service Opportunity

The Columbiana Youth Softball League is looking for student volunteers who are able to help with cleaning up the softball fields and with staffing the concession stand. All hours would be performed at Lewis Field Concession Stand, which is just across the street from the SCHS Softball Field. 

There are 11 home game nights and need at least one volunteer (preferably two) for each night.  The duties will be assisting with staffing the concession stand, which includes start-up and clean-up.  The hours are roughly 5:30 PM until 9:30 PM.  The student volunteer will be under the supervision of a Board Member who is the manager of the concession stand for each home game night.  Cooking will be done by the manager, not the student. 

Students who are interested and can be available on the nights below should contact Ms. Grace Graham at or (205) 669-6783. 

The dates are:

  • September 27
  • October 4
  • October 5
  • October 11
  • October 12
  • October 14
  • October 18
  • October 19
  • October 21 
  • October 25
  • October 28

P.E.O. STAR Scholarship

We are looking for an outstanding young woman to present as a candidate for our 2021-2022 STAR scholarship.  P.E.O. is a Philanthropic Educational Organization committed to educating women.  We have chapters throughout the US and Canada and support six philanthropies including the STAR scholarship and Cottey College, a two-year college (with several baccalaureate programs).  The STAR Scholarship is a very competitive award:  we are looking for a prospective candidate who is an outstanding example of excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service, and potential for future success.

An informal brochure describing the eligibility requirements are attached below.  After reviewing this information, a committee will interview prospective candidates in September or early October and determine the young women who most closely personifies the eligibility requirements. All applications will be submitted online.  You may refer to our website, for general information.

Greater Alabama Council Youth Leadership Development Program

The Youth Leadership Development Program (YLDP) provides a leadership development program for juniors and seniors in high school chosen for their character rather than academic standing.

The basic tenant for the YLDP is that a person’s character is more important than anything else in the ability to lead others and be a true leader. This program provides immense scholarship support for students with exceptional character and leadership abilities who might otherwise have been overlooked.  There is a mandatory orientation for the students is September 21 at Thompson High School.  Completed student applications received by September 13 will receive 5 bonus points for the program.

Students interested in representing SCHS in this program should pick up a YLDP packet in the guidance office.

Youth Leadership Shelby County

The program is offered to students in the 11th grade in Shelby County. Application packets are due Friday, September 17th by 5pm. Selected participants will be notified by October 1, 2021.

The Youth Leadership Shelby County program is designed to encourage young people to be socially, conscientious leaders of the future by providing them with the experience, vision and opportunity to lead. The 6 month program meets on the first Tuesday of each month. On each class day, students have the opportunity to meet community decision makers and to engage them in frank, off the record discussions on current issues. A wide range of topics exposes participants to the decisions facing our communities today. Emphasis is on active, hands-on experience that makes the learning meaningful and interesting. There is no cost to participate in the program. The LSC Alumni Association provides funding for the youth program valued at $795.00 per student.

Jacksonville State University Scholarship Information

JSU Scholarship Information It’s no secret that applying for scholarships can be stressful for students and their families, but JSU strives to provide an affordable college experience to everyone! There are three different places we encourage students to check out for scholarships. Here are a few helpful places to start:

Merit-based scholarships: These are automatically applied to accepted students who qualify. Here are the standards in which the scholarships are awarded! For questions about Honors (due January 8, 2021) and Leadership scholarships (due February 1, 2021) , be sure to scroll to the bottom of the webpage. Like our admissions policy, merit-based scholarships are currently test-optional/test-blind. They will be determined on GPA, but submitted test scores have the potential to increase a student’s scholarship amount! Students have until May 1, 2021 to send us updated GPA’s, ACT’s, or SAT scores in order to increase their scholarship amount.

JAXapp (due February 1, 2021) : T his is an institution-wide application (meaning all active students can apply). Students can apply to over 250+ scholarships through this single application by using their MyJSU login credentials. Here is where you can find more information. The JAXapp includes Performance-based scholarships , such as drama or music, that require interviews or auditions that are scheduled on a departmental-basis.

Outside scholarships: You never know what additional funds your students may qualify for. Here is a good place to find some golden nugget scholarships, but we encourage your student to research any and all organizations. Fun fact: we’ve had some students pay for their entire tuition through outside scholarships alone!

Your Admissions team is here to help with any merit-based scholarship questions. All other scholarship questions can be directed to the JSU Scholarship Office at (256) 782-8040 or .

CollegeCounts Scholarship

The CollegeCounts Scholarship was created to provide funding assistance to Alabama high school students who demonstrate a financial need and a genuine desire to make a difference in what’s next. If you’re thinking about enrolling at an Alabama college or university, don’t let funds get in the way. The CollegeCounts Scholarship might just be for you!

Eligibility Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:

  • Be a high school senior or first-time college freshman beginning in fall 2021
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be an Alabama resident
  • Planning to enroll in an Alabama eligible educational institution in fall 2021
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Have an ACT score of 26 or below (applicants attending a two-year school will not be required to submit ACT scores)

Award Details

Awards of $4,000 for four-year college enrollees and $2,000 for two-year college enrollees.

Award is one-time, non-renewable and granted on a semester basis in the first academic year.

Application Period

  • Opens – December 1, 2020 – 12:01 am/CST
  • Closes – February 25, 2021 – 11:59 pm/CST

Shelby County High School Local Scholarships

Please see the attachment below for the Shelby County High School Local Scholarship Application. This single application covers the following scholarships:
*Bryant Bank and Billy Jones Scholarship
*David Phillips Memorial Scholarship
*Edwin Rush Memorial Scholarship
*George Bentley Scholarship
*Scott Armstrong Scholarship
*Stewart Scholarship
*Tyler Madison Scholarship

Applications should be emailed to Mrs. Keahey by May 1, 2020.