Distinguished Young Women of Shelby County

Girls who are natural leaders in their schools, make excellent grades, are well-spoken, talented, and are involved in their community always do well in The Distinguished Young Woman Program of Shelby County (formerly known as the Shelby County Junior Miss Program). DYW is not a beauty pageant. This is a scholarship program that awards thousands of dollars in college scholarship money to numerous girls in the areas of talent, self-expression, interview, fitness, and academics (GPA and ACT score).

There will be an informational meeting for rising senior girls on Sunday, April 18th, at 3:15 at Riverchase United Methodist Church in the Fireside Room. If you cannot attend the informational meeting, you can find out more information by visiting the DYW website at www.shelby.al.distinguishedYW.org or emailing us at Shelby@DistinguishedYW.org

Career Resources

The Career Center located in Alabaster can help find students find employment/apprenticeship programs after graduation and they have funds that can pay for school/training. They are located at 109 Plaza Circle and they can reach them at (205)663-2542. Their website is https://labor.alabama.gov/

Students can also find employment and related information at: https://alabamaworks.alabama.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx

Central Alabama Community College Scholarship Update

We have decided to extend our scholarship deadline one more time. The new deadline is Thursday, April 1st. As you all know, this past year has presented unprecedented challenges. We just want to make sure every student has the opportunity to apply. We appreciate all of the hard work and effort you have put into promoting CACC. Please let all of your seniors know about the extension. Here is the link once again:


Scholarships | Central Alabama Community College | Alabama Community Colleges
Central Alabama Community College offers competitive scholarships to qualified students. Scholarship applications are available on the website. Application must be on Central Alabama Scholarship Application forms and be accompanied by all required documents as listed on the application.


Lhoist North America Community Scholarship

Lhoist North America desires to support the community by offering a scholarship opportunity to graduating high school seniors.

The Lhoist North America Community Scholarship is available to students in the 2021 graduating class. A $1,000 scholarship will be granted to the student most deserving based on financial need, demonstrated moral integrity, involvement in outside activities and work ethics with a clearly articulated career goal.

A committee of Lhoist North America employees will select the scholarship recipient. Applications must be received in our local office no later than April 5, 2021. Students should mail or email applications and supporting documents to Emily Kelley’s attention at the address below.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Emily Kelley
Sr. HR Manager
East Lime Region

Lhoist North America
3309 Hwy. 31
Calera, AL 35040

O: 205.402.1517
M: 205.603.1615


OLJ 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.


  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.
  4. Must provide a cover letter with the following:
    a. Full name
    b. Address, phone number, email, and name of high school you will graduate from
    c. A brief biography about yourself

Deadline for entry: Friday, April 23, 2021
Scholarships awarded: $500-1,000 each
Applications may be uploaded to the Ora L. Jones Foundation website at http://www.orajonesfoundation.org

Shelby County Education Association Scholarships

Each year the SCEA presents $1000 scholarships in two categories: student and member.  The student scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors who are children or grandchildren of SCEA members.  The member scholarship is awarded to an SCEA member who is furthering his or her career by seeking an advanced college degree in an education-related field. 

Attached are the applications for these two scholarships.  All guidelines must be followed correctly for the application to be accepted.  The completed packet of materials must be received by Friday, April 2nd at 3:00 pm.  No electronic applications are accepted.

These scholarships are only for active members of the Shelby County Education Association.  (Support personnel should contact Kenneth Dukes and/or Sharon Martin.) Please let Stephanie Triplett, at Oak Mountain High School, know if you have any questions.