Jefferson State Community College Academic Scholarship

The 2020-2021 High School Academic Scholarship applications are now available at http://www.jeffersonstate.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/

Scholarships are eligible for renewal for one additional year should the student earn a total of 24 credit hours and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the completion of the Spring 2021 semester.

To be eligible to apply students must have:

  • a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater at the end of the first semester of their senior year of high school
  • an ACT score of 22 or higher
  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency Status
  • Completed an Admissions Application to Jefferson State

The deadline for submission is no later than March 1, 2020.

All scholarship recipients will be required to complete the FAFSA.

AABE Scholarship

The Birmingham Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is now accepting applications for its 2020 scholarship program. AABE is an organization of energy professionals dedicated to including African Americans and other minorities in the discussion and development of energy policies, regulations, R&D technologies and environmental issues. One of the purposes of AABE is to encourage minority students to pursue careers in energy-related fields and to provide scholarships for such students.

The AABE Birmingham Scholarship Program offers a Premier Award of $5,000, which is awarded to a high school senior with a GPA of 3.0 or better, who demonstrates superior achievement and community involvement. For consideration, students should follow this link  to our website and submit an online application.

AABE awards scholarships based on several traditional and non-traditional criteria. Students applying for the Birmingham Chapter’s Premier Award may be selected to also compete as a candidate for the National Scholarship process; no further information will be needed.  The winners of National awards will be contacted by the AABE National Office.

The deadline for submission is March 15, 2020. 

American Society of Civil Engineers Scholarship

The Birmingham Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers is offering a scholarship to high school seniors who attend a civil engineering program at a university or college in Alabama that has been accredited by the Accreditation Board fro Engineering and Technology-Engineering Accreditation Commission.

The scholarship application deadline is March 31, 2020.

Please see link below for the application.

The University of Alabama Alabama Advantage Scholarship

New Need-Based Scholarship Eliminates
Tuition Costs for Qualifying Students

The NEW Alabama Advantage Scholarship ensures fully covered tuition costs for promising Alabama residents.

Students must be admitted to The University of Alabama unconditionally before December 15 and be full Pell Grant eligible. The Alabama Advantage Scholarship covers all remaining in-state tuition costs after federal/state grant funding.

To take advantage of this opportunity, students can apply to UA now, submit their official high school transcript and test scores, and submit a FAFSA application ASAP. Students will be awarded the Alabama Advantage Scholarship automatically should they qualify!

For full details, visit scholarships.ua.edu/aladvantage.

Jim Harrell Poetry Scholarship Prize

I’m happy to share with you a unique opportunity for your most creative students:  The Jim Harrell Poetry Prize for entering freshmen at the University of Montevallo.

This vibrant program has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to student poets since its establishment more than a decade ago.  Through the generosity of James N. Harrell, we can offer a $2000 scholarship for the contest-winning poem, and a $1000 scholarship for second place.  We established the contest and the scholarships expressly with entering freshmen in mind, as an encouragement to pursue poetry at the college level.  And we know that both the recognition and the funding can make a huge difference in getting the good start at college that every entering student needs.

A PDF with the application information is attached.  For more information, please contact Jim Murphy, Professor of English, at murphyj@montevallo.edu or 205-665-6431.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Psi Xi Omega Chapter Scholarships

The members of the Psi Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are pleased to announce the availability of (3) $1,500 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 2020 academic year.

Scholarship Requirements: 

  • 3.0 GPA (an official HS transcript included with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Essay

Applications are due Friday, March 13, 2020.

Scholarship information and applications are attached.