FAFSA Filing Day – November 2, 2018

All Seniors will be given the opportunity to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) during their English classes. Parents are encouraged to join their students in the SCHS Media Center during this time!

What students will need to fill out the FAFSA:

  • FSA ID*
  • Social Security Card
  • Driver’s license (if applicable)
  • 2016 W-2 forms
  • 2016 Federal Income Tax Return
  • 2016 untaxed income records
  • Current bank statements

What parents will need to help their students complete the FAFSA:

  • FSA ID*
  • 2016 W-2 forms
  • 2016 Federal Income Tax Return
  • 2016 untaxed income records
  • Current bank statements
  • Current business and investment records

* FSA ID is required to electronically sign the FAFSA. Disclaimer: It’s important to understand that the student and the parent cannot share an FSA ID. Your FSA ID is like your personal signature, so it has to be unique to you.

Get your FSA ID now!

Cash for College Social Media Events

Learn how to get cash to pay for education after high school! Go to facebook.com/CashforCollegeAL for a recording of the Facebook Live event, Get Cash for College: A Webinar for Seniors and their Families! The video is at the top of the page.

If you have questions about how to complete the FAFSA, join Cash for College on Instagram at @CashforCollegeAL this Thursday at 7pm for an “Ask Me Anything” event! They will be going live at 7pm! Just click the circle with their logo at the top of their Instagram page.

The Alabama College Application Campaign Week/Cash for College Campaign is scheduled for October 29-November 2, 2018

Shelby County High School  is pleased to once again partner with the Alabama State Department of Education and Alabama Possible for the 2018 Alabama College Application Week/Cash for College Campaign.  The goal of the campaign is to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students who pursue a post-secondary education by assisting high school seniors with the college admissions process and ensuring that each participating student submits at least one admissions application and completes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application.

Students are encouraged to complete their college application(s) and FAFSA during this week. We will dedicate time on Thursday, November 1st and Friday, November 2nd for students to work on their applications and FAFSA in their English 12 class. Mrs. Keahey and Mrs. McClendon will be available to help students! Parents are welcome to join their student on Friday, November 2nd to work on completing the FAFSA. Please see the list below for colleges and universities participating in this year’s campaign!

Participating Colleges and Universities in the Fee Waiver Program
All schools with an asterisk (*) require students to use a specific code when completing their admissions application. Codes can be obtained from Mrs. Keahey or Mrs. McClendon by visiting the SCHS counseling office (students ONLY) or by email.
Colleges & Universities State
Alabama A & M University AL
Alabama State University AL
Alcorn State University MS
Auburn University at Montgomery AL
Belhaven University MS
Belmont Abbey College NC
Berea College KY
Berry College GA
Claflin University SC
Cumberland University TN
Delta State University MS
*Eastern Kentucky University KY
Edward Waters College FL
Fisk University TN
Fort Valley Military College GA
Fortis College AL
George Washington University DC
Georgia Southwestern GA
Huntingdon College AL
Jackson State University MS
*Jacksonville State University AL
Judson College AL
Keiser University FL
*Lee University TN
*Life University GA
Lipscomb University TN
Marion Military Institute AL
*Mercer University GA
Miles College AL
Mississippi State University MS
Selma University AL
Stillman College AL
Talladega College AL
*The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) AL
The University of West Alabama AL
*Troy University Troy, AL only AL
Tuskegee University AL
Union University TN
University of Dayton OH
*University of Mobile AL
*University of Montevallo AL
University of the South (Sewanee) TN
Wofford College SC
*Young Harris College GA

Kathleen P. Bruhn Leadership Scholarship

The Kathleen P. Bruhn Memorial Leadership Scholarship Program will award a scholarship to a deserving senior who has made a positive impact on their community.

Requirements:

  • Completed application
  • Two letters of reference (one from a volunteer experience)
  • A one-page essay explaining how you envision your leadership role expanding after graduation.
  • Official school transcript

Completed applications must be received in the Camp Fire Alabama office no later than May 7, 2018.  

Please mail or deliver applications to:

Kathleen P. Bruhn Memorial Leadership Scholarship                                                Attention:  Sarah Hendren                                                                                                Camp Fire Alabama                                                                                                            106 Oxmoor Road, Suite 152                                                                                            Birmingham, AL 35209

Click below for more info and the application.

Kathleen P. Bruhn Memorial Leadership Scholarship

Local Scholarships

Local scholarships are specific to Shelby County High School and are only available for SCHS Seniors. Each scholarship has its own criteria and students can apply for any and all they are eligible for. All applications are due to the SCHS Counseling Office NO LATER THAN April 27th.

Bryant Bank and Billy Jones Scholarship Application

David Phillips Scholarship Application

Edwin Rush Memorial Scholarship Application

George Bentley Scholarship Application

Stewart Scholarship Application

South Shelby Chamber of Commerce Johnny Lowe Scholarship

Please see the link below for more information and the application for the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce Johnny Lowe Scholarship.

Please scan and e-mail applications to Mrs. Carol Bruiser at  bruserca@montevallo.edu

South Shelby Chamber of Commerce Johnny Lowe Scholarship

 

Psi Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc Scholarship

The members of the Psi Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are pleased to announce the availability of (3) $1,000 scholarships to college-bound African-American students one of which will be awarded to a senior planning to enroll in a HBCU fall of the 2018 academic year.

 Scholarship Requirements:

  • College-bound African-American students
  • 3.0 GPA (an official HS transcript included with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Essay

Jefferson State Community College Full Tuition Academic Scholarship

JSCC will award 35 full tuition scholarships to outstanding high school students enrolling in Fall 2018. These are one year scholarships which may be renewed for one additional year provided the recipient meets the criteria. These students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the end of their first semester of the senior year and a minimum of 22 on the ACT. The student must be a U.S. citizen or provide proper documented residency status.

Students may visit http://www.jeffersonstate.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/ to obtain a 2018-2019 High School Academic Scholarship application. A completed application packet should include, a scholarship application, a recommendation letter, a two-page essay discussing “Why the student wants to attend Jefferson State Community College” and a copy of the high school transcript and should be submitted to the financial aid office no later than March 1, 2018.