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) : This 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 scholarships@jsu.edu

Final Fall Updates from the University of Montevallo Admissions Office

Spring Preview Days– The University of Montevallo will host virtual spring preview days on February 23 and March 13. Registration information can be found at www.montevallo.edu/previewday.

Virtual Options– The Admissions Office continues to offer an array of virtual options for your students. From meeting with a professor or current student, to viewing a virtual tour, we have pretty much anything your students need. All of our virtual options can be found at www.montevallo.edu/virtual.

Scholarship Priority Date– Our merit scholarship priority date is February 1, 2021. Students interested in qualifying for scholarships should be admitted to UM by the priority date. After February 1, we will award merit aid on a funds available basis.

 MAPS Scholarship– Our MAPS scholarship deadline is January 15, 2021 and is our full ride scholarship offered to 12 students each year. To apply, a student will need a 30+ superscored ACT and 3.5+ GPA.

An Update from Scholarships at UA

This fall, The University of Alabama added Competitive Academic Scholarships to support students who apply as test optional as well as students who submit our scholarship application.

We review all submitted scholarship applications along with a student’s core GPA for our Competitive Academic Scholarships. The best scholarship applicants are placed into three tiers who are then eligible for competitive academic awards.

Alabama Residents https://scholarships.ua.edu/freshman/in-state/?utm_content=Counselors&utm_campaign=Scholarships&utm_source=Slate&utm_term=Fall%202021&utm_medium=SM5%20Scholarships%20Update%20Email

Out-of-State Residents https://scholarships.ua.edu/freshman/out-of-state/?utm_content=Counselors&utm_campaign=Scholarships&utm_source=Slate&utm_term=Fall%202021&utm_medium=SM5%20Scholarships%20Update%20Email

To better serve our admitted students and their families, we will begin notifying our UA Competitive Academic Scholarship recipients on December 15, with subsequent release dates in February and March.

  • The first round is December 15 for applications submitted by October 31.
  • The second round occurs February 1 for applications submitted by December 31.
  • The third round happens the first week of March, which is when all students receive their consolidated offer letters based on scholarship applications submitted by January 15.

Because several factors go into a student’s competitive award, it will not be uncommon for students that submit their scholarship application at an earlier date to receive a later notification. Please rest assured, even if your student does not receive notification for an early round, their scholarship application will roll to the next round for further review.

For students who have been admitted but not completed a scholarship application, we ask you strongly encourage your students to submit that by January 15, 2021.

Should you have any questions, we welcome you to reach out to our scholarship’s office at scholarships@ua.edu, call 800-933-BAMA (2262) and press option #5, or visit our Q&A page (link below).


2021 Distracted Driving Scholarship

This scholarship is available to all incoming college freshmen in the United States that desire to apply. More information can be found on our scholarship application below:

Submission Opens: March 1st, 2021
Submission Closes: May 1st, 2021
Winner Announced: June 2021
Award Amount: $1,000

Application https://www.torhoermanlaw.com/st-louis-car-accident-lawyer/

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!

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


¡HICA! 2021-2022 Scholarship Application


The ¡HICA! Scholarship Fund directly supports Latino youth in achieving their dreams of higher education. ¡HICA! is committed to expanding college access and career readiness for immigrant youth in Alabama and recognizing the numerous financial, legal, linguistic and cultural barriers they face.


Deadline: March 31st, 2021 by 5:00 pm

For more information contact HICA at (205) 942- 5505 or e-mail scholarships@hicaalabama.org.

CAP – College Admissions Program Applications

The Psi Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are pleased to share with you an opportunity for students in 10th -12th grades. The CAP Program is a mentorship program developed to assist high school students with the college admissions process (#CAP). We work with students who apply and are accepted into the program in a variety of methods such as ACT tutoring, virtual college sessions/visits, college admissions and scholarships assistance, and additional programs.

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, October 30th, 2020.  Applications can be submitted via email to pxocap@gmail.com. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

From the University of North Alabama….

I wanted to send some information regarding UNA’s Virtual Preview Day on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH FROM 5PM-7PM. We will host the event via REMO – a unique virtual conferencing software that allows students to “move” about the virtual event and talk directly to Admissions, Financial Aid, our Colleges and programs – and more!

We are also hosting a Drive Thru College Fair. If you have students who are interested in a full-service visit, they can come to the drive thru fair and then get a tour of our campus immediately after!

Students can register via their MyUNA account at apply.una.edu, or go to una.edu/visit for more information.

I am able to accept transcripts from counselors via email. If you have students who have applied to UNA, please feel free to send me information regarding transcripts or ACT scores.

Ms. Hadley Skalnik | 256.765.4108
Admissions Communication Coordinator
UNA Box 5011 | Coby Hall • Florence, AL 35632-0001