ALSCA $1000 Scholarship

4th Annual
National School Counseling Week
Poster & Essay Contest


Participants should be current students in Alabama schools, grades K – 12.
• Grades K – 2: Submit a poster. (See guidelines below.)
• Grades 3 – 12: Submit an essay. (See guidelines below.)
• Only 1 entry per student is permitted.

All entries should reflect the designated theme.
• Grades K-11: What are School Counselors and how do they help students? How have you been helped?
• Grade 12: How has a School Counselor helped guide you toward your future?

POSTERS should not exceed 11×17 and should be completed on paper or poster board—not canvas.

ESSAYS should not exceed 1 page. Typed essays should utilize a professional font, size 12 point, with single spacing. If handwritten, essays should be clearly legible. Neatness counts! All essays must provide a clear description/discussion related to the designated theme.

ALL entries must have a completed, official cover sheet securely attached.
See Mrs. Payne for the official cover sheet and additional information.

Jim Harrell Poetry Scholarship Awards

First place will receive a $2000 scholarship; Second place will receive a $1000 scholarship. The award is a one-time scholarship and is non-renewable.

Contest Guidelines:

  • The competition is open to any high school senior in the state of Alabama planning to enroll at the University of Montevallo.
  • All entries must be original and unpublished.
  • Entries will be judged off-campus by professionals in the field. Criteria include creativity, originality, imagery, artistic quality, and mastery of poetic expression.
  • Must be postmarked by February 1. No late entries will be accepted.

See Mrs. Payne for more information, including directions for submitting entries.


Scholarship Opportunities

• Scholarship Fund (3 $5,000 scholarships available); Deadline- Multiple

• Sunoco Rewards Scholarships (TWO $1,000 opportunities available); Deadline- 5/31/2016
• Big Fish Online Games Scholarship ($2,500 Scholarship); Deadline- 5/31/2016
• Bay Alarm Medical Scholarship (Scholarships of $2,000, $1,000 & $500 awarded); Deadline- 4/22/2016


• AED Superstore College Scholarship; Deadline- 5/31/2016
• Griswold Home Care Bi-annual Scholarship; Deadline- Ongoing/Biannual
• Waterlogic’s Clean Water Scholarship; Deadline- 4/30/2016
• Corporation Service Company Scholarship; Deadline- 5/31/2016
• eMaint Service on 11 Scholarship; Deadline- 4/30/2016

Service on 11 Scholarship

• PicMonkey $1000 Scholarship; Deadline- 5/31/2016
• The Company Corporation’s Quarterly Business Plan Contest; Deadline- Ongoing/Quarterly
• Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship; Deadline- 4/30/2016
• Crown & Caliber Entrepreneur’s Scholarship; Deadline- 5/31/2016

College Counts Scholarship

Eligibility requirements:
Applicant must be a high school senior, a U.S. citizen, & an Alabama resident. Applicant must demonstrate financial need, have a minimum 2.75 GPA and have an ACT score of 26 or BELOW. Applications open January 4, 2016, and close April 22, 2016. For more information or to apply, visit

Greater Alabama Youth Leadership Development Program

Any junior or senior interested in applying for the Greater Alabama Council Youth Leadership Development Program should pick up an application in the Counseling Office. This program gives students the opportunity to build leadership skills by participating in small group meetings and community service projects. Participants also have the opportunity to earn scholarships for their service in the program.