American Association of Blacks in Energy Scholarship

The Birmingham Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy has begun its scholarship program for 2017. AAE is an organization of energy professionals dedicated to ensure the input of African Americans and other minorities into 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 consists of 2 scholarship opportunities:

The Premier Award of $5000 is awarded to a high school senior with a 3.0 or above GPA who demonstrates superior achievement and community involvement.

The Principal’s Choice Award of $750 is awarded to a striving C-student who exhibits potential for success in college. Applicants for this award must be recommended by their attending school’s principal or assistant principal in the form of a letter submitted to AABE.

Applications can be picked up in the counselor’s office and must be received by AABE no later than February 3, 2017.

 

The Marylou Kelley Scholarship

The Wilsonville United Methodist Women offer a $500 scholarship in memory of Marylou Kelley.

Applications can be picked up in the counseling office and require the following documents in addition to the completed application:

an official high school transcript

ACT score

proof of acceptance into college, university, or technical school

2 letters of recommendation. These cannot be written by a relative.

Completed applications and required documentation must be submitted before April 15, 2017.

Cyberbullying for Teens Scholarship

In an effort to the cause of preventing cyberbullying, Parentinn has created the “Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship” for High school students.
Link to the Scholarship pagehttp://www.parentinn.com/scholarship
Award: $1000
Deadline: Feb 28th, 2017 – This scholarship is run annually.
Requirements:
– Applicant must be high school student.
– Applicant must write an article of 600-1000 words on the topic “Why is it important to stop cyberbullying?”

Alabama CollegeCounts Scholarship

The Alabama CollegeCounts Scholarship application opened on December 1 and closes March 1, 2017. This scholarship is for Alabama students who have made a 26 or below on their ACT and have at least a 2.75 GPA. FAFSA is required to determine the student’s eligibility for the scholarship, which awards $4,000 and $2,000 during a student’s freshman year at a four-year or two-year school, respectively.

Apply here: http://treasury.alabama.gov/collegecounts-scholarship/

Nurse.org Scholarship

2017 Healthcare Leaders Scholarship
Sponsored by: Nurse.org
$1000 awarded once a year to a student pursuing a career in any healthcare-related profession and currently accepted to or enrolled in any college program.
Full Application Details here: http://nurse.org/healthcare-leaders/

Nurse.org is a great resource for students considering a career in nursing. Our Nursing Resource Center features career guides, directories of nursing organizations and state boards, as well as a fun quiz to help students figure out which specialty they might like to pursue.

Updated fee waivers

2016 ALCAC FEE WAIVER PROGRAM

The colleges listed below will waive their application fee during the

week of October 31- November 4, 2016

Alabama A & M University

Alabama State University****

Athens State University

Auburn University at Montgomery

Concordia College (Selma)

Jacksonville State University*****

Judson College*

Marion Military Institute

Miles College(No fee)

Selma University

Spring Hill College

Stillman College

Talladega College (No fee)

Troy University**

Tuskegee University

University of West Alabama

*Judson College- students must select the regular application NOT the Distance

Learning app.  The link to the app is:

https://ecommerce.isafe.net/isafe/judsoncollege/applic.asp.

**Students will need to use the Promo Code: TU16FP for Troy University during this week.

***You must do the paper copy application for Tuskegee.  You can scan it and e-mail it to

admissions@mytu.tuskegee.edu.

FAFSA Completion Day

Shelby County High School will host a FAFSA completion day on Monday, October 31st, for any SCHS student or parent who would like help completing the FAFSA.

Location: Computer lab

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Before you apply, you should do the following:

Print and complete the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet (optional). • Apply for an FSA ID if you do not have one. • Parents of dependent students should apply for an FSA ID if they do not have one. • Plan how to sign your FAFSA (using an FSA ID or a signature page). • Note eligibility requirements. • Note important deadline dates.

Gather needed documents, which include:

Social Security card • Driver’s license (if any) • Permanent Resident Card, Resident Alien Card, or Alien Registration Receipt Card (if applicable) • W-2 forms and other 2015 records of money earned • 2015 income tax return (see the instructions on the FAFSA if the tax return has not been completed) 19 • Records of child support paid • Records of taxable earnings from Federal Work-Study or other need-based work programs • Records of student grant, scholarship and fellowship aid, including AmeriCorps awards, that was included in your (or your parents’) adjusted gross income (AGI) • Current stock, bond, and other investment records • Current business and farm records • Current bank statements

College Application Fee Waiver

2016 ALCAC FEE WAIVER PROGRAM

The colleges listed below will waive their application fee during the

week of October 31- November 4, 2016:

Alabama A & M University

Alabama State University

Auburn University at Montgomery

Jacksonville State University

Judson College*

Marion Military Institute

Spring Hill College

Stillman College

Troy University**

Tuskegee University

University of West Alabama

Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

BLSA, a Chapter of NALS, Inc., the association for legal professionals, will award its Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a high school senior in January 2017.

Scholarship applications will be accepted based upon 50% financial need, 40% grade point average (must be at least a 3.0), and 10% achievements and accomplishments. The application must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2016, and received by the Chairman no later than January 6, 2017.

See Mrs. Payne for an application.