Alabama Agribusiness Council Foundation- Scholarship

The AACF Scholarship was created to provide students enrolled in a four-year institution located within the state of Alabama majoring in a field of study that will prepare the student for a career in agriculture or agribusiness with financial assistance to help support their study.

The scholarship amount will be in the amount of $1000 and will be awarded in the student’s honor to the university upon proof of enrollment.

* Applicants must have exhibited an interest in pursuing a career in agriculture or agribusiness
*Applicants should be accepted/enrolled in a four-year institution in the State of Alabama
* Applicants should be majoring in a field directly related to the study of agriculture or agribusiness
* Applicants should have a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 grade scale
* Applicants must be a resident of Alabama

2018 Al. Ag. Scholarship Application

Deadline is March 30, 2018.


UAB-Cyber Detectives Camp

Learn how law enforcement agents use cyberspace to solve serious crime! Receive hands-on training on collecting evidence, searching for hackers, identifying malware, probing bogus financial institutions, analyzing defaced websites, and open source intelligence gathering!

Cyber Detectives Camp shows high school students, grades 10-12, the reality of 21-century criminal investigation; develops their interest in the relationship between the cyber world and criminal justice; exposes students to real-world challenges of crime in the world without borders — the internet; and provides information on criminal justice, computer science, digital forensics education, and career opportunities. By engaging in substantively related activities during a one-week period, Cyber Detectives Camp will:

  • help students develop analytical skills
  • help students learn by performing steps involved in the scientific approach to cyber investigation
  • teach students to collect, secure, analyze, and present evidence
  • expose students to current generation research tools and methods used in cyber labs around the world
  • expose students to the tools of digital forensics for solving crime and protecting the world from cyber threats
  • allow students to have fun while learning about topics such as phishing, hacking, hard drive analysis, malware analysis, and intelligence gathering


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Alabama Boys State

The 81st Annual Alabama Boys State                                                                            Where:  The University of Alabama                                                                                When:  May 27th-June 2nd

Alabama Boys State is one of the highest honors granted to Alabama students. Students from across the state are chosen based on their demonstration of leadership, hard work, strong morals, and motivation in school and community activities. Boys State week is a full and active week held on the campus of The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

At Boys State, student delegates will find the opportunity to build new friendships, participate in a mock government, and hear from and meet a diverse array of Alabama leaders such as Congressmen, state elected officials, business leaders, civic leaders, and others. Delegates will have the opportunity to join interest groups that focus on their individual areas of interest such as law school, fire college, law enforcement academy, aerospace academy, lobbyists, city government, county government, constitutional convention, engineer/computer academy, and environmental interest group. Delegates will also have activity time during which they can participate in recreational activities such as basketball, volleyball, softball, soccer, academic bowl, etc.

The American Legion believes there is no better way to assure the survival of our republic than to train our young people in the ideals and objectives of American government. By teaching youth to understand and appreciate the basic principles involved in the successful management of a democratic society, we can keep America strong and ensure freedom for future generations. These are the distinguished, long-standing objectives of American Legion Boys States.

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See counselors for application.


Herb Hanes-Bill Sparks Scholarship

The Ensley High School Alumni Association, Inc. is receiving applications for the Herb Hanes-Bill Sparks Scholarship.  The scholarship, in the amount of $2,500.00, will be paid to any Alabama College or university of winner’s choice to be used for tuition and books.

To qualify for the Hanes-Sparks Scholarship, the graduating senior applicant must have:

  1. Participated in varsity athletics or in an athletic related activity (cheerleader, trainer, dance team, etc) at a Jefferson or Shelby County, Alabama High School.
  2. Been accepted into a four-year Alabama college or university.
  3. Completed all required forms.

Deadline is April 20, 2018.

Direct questions to:  Scholarship Committee, Ensley High School Alumni Association, Inc., 205-777-9859

Mail all completed forms to:  Ensley High School Alumni Associations, Inc., Herb Hanes-Bill Sparks Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 660346, Vestavia Hills, AL 35266

Herb Hanes-Bill Sparks Scholarship Application



JSU-Emerging Leaders’ Day

Jacksonville State University will host its 17th Annual Emerging Leaders’ Day on April 5, 2018.  This event will give students the opportunity to hear from a nationally-recognized motivational speaker, participate in leadership activities and speak with JSU student leaders about college life.  Students will have the chance to earn prizes at the event, and one attending student will win JSU’s Emerging Leaders’ Scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year.

Three students from the junior class can attend.

See Mrs. Merrell or Mrs. Keahey if you’re interested in attending.