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. 

College Counts Scholarship

College can be the best time of your life. But paying for college isn’t easy. In fact, the cost of college can make some students afraid to even try. That’s why we created the CollegeCounts Scholarship: to provide funding assistance to Alabama high school students who demonstrate a financial need and a genuine desire to make a difference in what’s next. If you’re thinking about enrolling at an Alabama college or university, don’t let funds get in the way. The CollegeCounts Scholarship might just be for you!

Eligibility

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:

  • Be a high school senior or first-time college freshman beginning in fall 2020
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be an Alabama resident
  • Planning to enroll in an Alabama eligible educational institution in fall 2020
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Have an ACT score of 26 or below
    (applicants attending a two-year school will not be required to submit ACT scores)

Award Details

Awards of $4,000 for four-year college enrollees and $2,000 for two-year college enrollees. Award is one-time, non-renewable and granted on a semester basis in the first academic year.

Application Period

Opens – December 3, 2019 – 12:01 am/CST

Closes – February 27, 2020 – 11:59 pm/CST

Please click on the link below for application and more information.

College Counts Scholarship Program-Alabama

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.

CACC ACT Boot Camp

Central Alabama Community College will be hosting an ACT testing boot camp Monday, February 3rd through Thursday, February 6th, from 6:00-8:30 P.M. at the Talladega Center. The boot camp will be taught by experienced and successful ACT tutor, Kim Norton. The cost is $215 per student.

Please contact Melody Borden with questions at (256) 378-2087 or mborden@cacc.edu

Click on the link below for additional information.

Auburn University’s Engineering Day

AU E-Day is scheduled for Friday, February 28, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

E-Day is an excellent opportunity for 9th – 12th graders to explore AU’s wide range of engineering disciplines. Students can view exhibits, talk with faculty and departmental representatives, and meet with current students who know first-hand what it is like to study engineering.

Students are encouraged to pre-register for E-Day at auburn.edu/eday. Also visit this website for a detailed agenda, maps, travel, and parking directions.

Please contact the Director of Recruiting and Scholarships, Jessica Taylor, at Jessica.taylor@auburn.edu or the Engineering Outreach Coordinator, Sydney Riley, at Sidney.riley@auburn.edu for any questions about E-Day or the engineering programs at Auburn.

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.