2021 ALET Debbie Rice Memorial Scholarship Application

The Alabama Leaders in Educational Technology (ALET) organization invites graduating seniors to apply for its $10,000 2021 ALET Debbie Rice Memorial Scholarship. Applicants who meet the criteria below
should read the guidelines carefully and follow the directions for submission. All applications must be received by mail and must be postmarked by November 18, 2020.

Criteria for Scholarship Applicant:

● The student must be a high school senior who is currently enrolled in an accredited Alabama high school.

● The technology director of the school system where the student is enrolled must be a current member of ALET as of October 1, 2020. A list of eligible systems is included for your reference.

● The applicant must have a minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher, using a 4.0 scale-unweighted.

● The applicant must have an ACT score of 17 or higher.

● Applicants must have the endorsement/signature of their Guidance Counselor/Principal on their application attesting they are qualified to apply for this scholarship.

● The student must plan to attend an accredited college, university, or technical school physically located in the state of Alabama. Full-time online colleges do not qualify.

● The student should demonstrate an interest in pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a technology-related field.

● The student should be able to demonstrate a history of volunteering and be active in school or non-school extracurricular activities.

Click below on more info and how to apply.

UAB Updates…

Application Portal: Student can now upload their fee waiver, residency documentation, and PSAT or PreACT score reports to their application portal. We still required official transcripts be submitted directly to UAB along with official test scores from the testing center or their high school transcript.

Scholarships: If students apply by December 1, they will be reviewed for our merit-based scholarships. They can submit additional test scores for scholarship consideration through February 2021.

UAB Office Hours: In addition to my Calendly appointments, I will be hosting open zoom office hours. These will occur every other Monday and run from 3pm-5pm. Students will have a chance to swing by without making an appointment and ask any questions they may have!

UAB Events: Our on-campus events will also be going virtual this Fall semester and I have listed some dates below. Students will receive direct invitation communication through our system, and I will also share it with you once registration for each opens up.

– Thursday, November 5th 6:30 PM – Birmingham Metro Area UAB Night
– Saturday, October 31 – UAB Day
– ALACRAO Virtual Fairs: UAB will be participating in the three interactive virtual fairs on September 17th, October 20th, and November 17th


The University of South Alabama understands that some students have had difficulty taking the ACT or SAT this year, due to COVID19. Further, we understand that students might be uncomfortable testing or re-testing in the current environment this fall and spring. Because of these conditions, USA will be offering spring, summer, and fall 2021 applicants a test-optional path for admission to USA. Students who take this route could be asked to supply additional materials, including recommendations and essays. Students will be able to choose test optional when they apply. Students who have already applied to South can connect with our Office of Admissions, admiss@southalabama.edu, to review their options.

And, this is key: Students who choose the test optional track will also be eligible for scholarships (although we recommend that students with ACT scores 21 and better and/or SAT scores 1060 and better submit them for best consideration). Scholarships for test-optional students will be awarded based on strength of curriculum, grades, and a variety of other factors.

In addition, we have also launched a $100 visit credit for students who sign up and engage us virtually (group presentations and one-on-one meetings) or come for a campus tour and then enroll. The $100 is limited to one per student and is paid when they enroll at South.

University of Montevallo Updates…

1. Test Optional- The University of Montevallo has waived the ACT/SAT test score requirement for admission and scholarships for students entering in any 2021 term. Students who do not submit ACT/SAT scores will not be disadvantaged in the application or scholarship review process.

2. Admission Requirements- Requirements for unconditional admission will be a 3.0 GPA. Students with a 2.5-2.99 GPA will be evaluated on a case by case basis using their math and English grades as a guide. www.montevallo.edu/requirements

3. Scholarship Requirements- Merit scholarships will be awarded starting at a 3.0 GPA and will vary depending on the student’s GPA.

4. Scholarship Deadline- UM will continue to award merit aid after the February 1 priority date as long as funds are available.

5. Preview Days & Academic Interest Sessions- All Preview Days will be virtual this fall with dates throughout September and October. Information and registration can be found at www.montevallo.edu/previewday.

6. Meet Us Virtually- UM’s Admissions Office has a range of virtual options for your students that can be found at www.montevallo.edu/virtual.

7. In Person Tours- Campus visits are offered every Monday through Friday at 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Campus tours will be limited to one student with up to two guests from their household. More information can be found at www.montevallo.edu/tours.



Due to limitations on ACT and SAT testing opportunities throughout the U.S., The University of Alabama will not require test scores from students applying for Spring, Summer or Fall 2021 admission.

Students applying without ACT or SAT scores will be evaluated by their overall GPA, core academic GPA and the strength of the curriculum. Further details can be found at gobama.ua.edu/apply.

UA encourages students to submit available ACT and/or SAT scores to provide additional support to their application. Submission of scores will not be an advantage or disadvantage to an applicant.

Students admitted without test scores are strongly encouraged to submit a scholarship application by January 15, 2021, to be considered for competitive and merit awards. More information can be found at scholarships.ua.edu/freshman.

Interested in joining the Navy?

Interested in the joining the Navy? See below for informational meeting scheduled through Zoom with the Navy recruiter….

Topic: Kyle Payne Navy Information
Time: Oct 7, 2020 04:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting https://no-click.mil/?https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9896688338?pwd=OStHcG5rTEgzcjBaTHIyd3kyaWdFdz09

Meeting ID: 989 668 8338
Passcode: 55LgY2


Alabama Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (ALACRAO) will host Virtual College Fair options for high school students. The event is free to public, private, and home-school students and all are invited to attend. Live virtual fair options are:

*September 17, 2020 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
* October 20, 2020 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
* November 17, 2020 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

“Virtual College Fairs allow prospective students to learn more about the exciting opportunities available at many in-state, out of state, public, private, two-year, and four year institutions,” said Tennyson “T.J.” Smith, President of ALACRAO “Students may not have awareness of the diverse
options available. With in-person fairs suspended, our organization feel the need to reach all students throughout the state from Ardmore to Fairhope, Eutaw to Wedowee, and Rebobeth to Sheffield. The institutions are excited to connect with students and parents virtually. Our goal at this event is to
showcase opportunities in a time of uncertainty.”

Students will be able to apply for admission to the college, receive financial aid and scholarship information, and chat live with college representatives. To register, visit

For more information, visit https://alacrao.swoogo.com/virtual