Alabama Center for Architecture Scholarship Program 2020-2021

Eligibility: The Alabama Center for Architecture awards scholarships to eligible deserving students in the following categories:

1. High school students entering freshman year of an accredited architecture program

2. College students entering the first year of an accredited architecture program (i.e. transferring from a junior or technical college program, or enrolling in an architecture program commensing after the freshman year)

3. Undegraduate and post-graduate students continuing in an accredited B. Arch or M Arch program

4. Post-graduate students entering the first year of an accredited M Arch program

All eligible programs must be accredited by the National Architectural Accreditation Board. Students must be permanent residents within Alabama boundaries and enrolled full-time for the complete 2020-2021 academic year. Past recipients of an ACFA Scholarship are welcome to apply.

Procedure: Completed applications (including all required submissions) must be postmarked no later than February 28, 2020.

Evaluation: Awards will be based on academic performance, graphic ability, financial need, and overall interest in the profession of architecture.

Click on the link below for more information and application.

‘Girls Can’ Construction Camp

This year’s camp is scheduled for June 8th-12th from 8:30am to 3:00pm each day and will be held at the Career Technical Educational Center in Columbiana. This is a one-of-a-kind learning experience and is designed to be challenging, yet fun! 

Students interested should fill out an application—link is below.

Deadline for applications is April 17th.   Completed applications should be turned in the guidance office.

Additional information, permission forms, and a week-at-a-glance schedule will be sent to accepted girls prior to the beginning of camp.

The American School Bus Council High School Video Scholarship Contest

The American School Bus Council announces “The Value of the Yellow School Bus to Education High School Student Video Scholarship Contest.” The contest is open to any individual who is enrolled in high school in the United States. Each submission must be the work of one individual (the “Entrant”) and must be submitted by May 6, 2020. 

Please see attachments below for more information.

Coosa Pines Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Please see link below for Coosa Pines Federal Credit Union Scholarship application. Scholarships will be awarded to students who are Coosa Pines FCU members and who exemplify credit union of personal and civic responsibility through their grades, extracurricular activities, essay responses, letter(s) of recommendation, and/or community service.

Deadline for application is Friday, April 3, 2020.

Herb Hanes – Bill Sparks Scholarship

Scholarship amount is $2,500 and will be paid to any Alabama college or university of the winner’s choice to be used for tuition and books.

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

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

Application deadline is April 17, 2020. Please click the link below for more information and application.

Jefferson State Community College Academic Scholarship

The 2020-2021 High School Academic Scholarship applications are now available at

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.

Fast-Track Programs at Jefferson State Community College

The Center for Workforce Education at Jefferson State Community College delivers fast-track skills training designed to quickly train individuals or immediate employment. Jeff State’s full portfolio of non-credit training covers healthcare, IT, manufacturing, craft training, and business sectors and is ever-evolving to accommodate the needs of employers in the state of Alabama. Their shortest training is 6 weeks and our longest training is one year.

Visit the website for career programs and current class schedule.