Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Psi Xi Omega Chapter Scholarships

The members of the Psi Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are pleased to announce the availability of (3) $1,500 scholarships to college-bound African-American students one of which will be awarded to a senior planning to enroll in a HBCU fall of the 2020 academic year.

Scholarship Requirements: 

  • 3.0 GPA (an official HS transcript included with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Essay

Applications are due Friday, March 13, 2020.

Scholarship information and applications are attached.

Career Connect Hiring Event

Career Connect hiring event will be held on December 9th from 5pm to 7pm in Columbiana in partnership with The Shelby County Chamber, Central 6 AlabamaWorks! and the Alabaster Career Center.

At this event, applicants will have the opportunity to hear from employers with substantial and immediate hiring needs, apply for open positions, and access resources for training and career growth. 

This event is open to anyone regardless of residence; it is NOT limited to Shelby County residents.  The four lead employers each have 10+ positions open, are based in Pelham, Alabaster, Columbiana, and Vincent and will be announced publicly next week. 

For further information, please email

Alabama College Application Campain Week

  • Free Application Week – During the week of November 4-8, 2019 over 50 colleges and universities will waive the admissions application fee. See attachment below for list of participating schools.
  • FAFSA Completion Day – Seniors will have the opportunity to complete their FAFSA and apply for college in the SCHS computer lab on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 8:45 A.M. – 9:35 A.M. and 11:27 P.M. – 12:38 P.M.
  • Gathering Documents You will need several important documents and pieces of information to complete the FAFSA
    • Student’s Social Security Number or Alien Registration Number
    • Dates of Birth for student and parents/guardians
    • Parent’s Social Security Number (if student is dependent)
    • Prior-Prior Year Tax Returns
    • Records of untaxed income
    • Benefits like Social Security, Disability, SNAP, TANF, etc.
    • Information on cash, savings and checking account balances, real estate assets (not including home)
  • Internet Resources:
    • – site for students and parents. It provides detailed information about the FAFSA, the FSA ID, the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, student dependency status, reporting parent information, and what happens after the FAFSA is submitted. Federal Student Aid
    • – official website for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • FSA ID – Students and families can create their FSA IDs here:
    • Types of Financial Aid – Here is some helpful information to guide you through the financial aid process and understanding the different types of financial aid:
    • More FAFSA information at

BLSA Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is awarded based on 50% financial need; 40% GPA; 10% achievements and accomplishments.

Amount – $1,000

Click link below for application. Must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2019.