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.

Jacksonville State Preview Day

Another exciting Preview Day is just around the corner for Future Gamecocks!

JSU will be hosting a second Fall Preview Day on October 5th! Preview Day is an open-house event where students can connect with faculty and staff, take a campus tour with student leaders, see residence halls and the state-of-the-art Recreation and Fitness Center, and so much more! Preview Day is a FREE event and attendees receive tickets to the 6pm JSU football game that night!

A few more exciting notes:

  • Bus tours and walking tours will be available!
  • Admissions and Financial Aid Sessions and tours will be available in Spanish!
  • A lucky Preview Day attendee will win a $500 JSU scholarship!

For more information, including a schedule, visit our Preview Day website, here.  

ACT Prep Camp hosted by the University of Montevallo

The University of Montevallo will be hosting an ACT Prep Camp on October 5 from 8:30am-4:30pm. The cost is only $110 and students who receive free/reduced lunch can receive a 20% discount.

The ACT Prep Course covers all ACT test subjects with in-class practice testing. Each participant will receive a copy of the official ACT Test Prep book, a math review card and other goodies. Lunch and a snack are provided with registration.

Questions? Contact Sarah Hendren at 205-665-6077 or

For more information or to register click here.