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									                                Scholarship Information

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 ***For college awarded scholarships, you must apply to the college and
          be accepted before applying for any scholarship. ***

Sun Trust Scholarship Sweepstakes
       - $1000-
       - Awarded every 2 weeks between October 31 – May 11
       - Registration begins Sept. 14, 2007. You may re-enter every 2 weeks after Oct. 31, 2007.
       - Free to enter and eligibility not based on GPA or financial need.
       - Apply at or
Lawson State Community College Scholarship Committee
       - Minimum GPA 2.75
       - Awards are given for the cost of tuition.
       - Recipients must take at least 12 hours and maintain a 3.0.
       - Deadline : Before the scholarship committee meets which is two weeks before the end of the
           each semester.
Jefferson State Community College
       - Fifteen Full tuition scholarships awarded.
       - Minimum of 3.0 GPA and 20 ACT.
       - Other scholarships for Speech Team, Newspaper Staff, Radio Staff, Jeff State Singers and
           College Theatre. Students should send in the application and the admissions office at Jeff
           State will direct their questions about these other scholarships.
       -    Application due March 1, 2007.
       - Applications are in the Counseling Center.
Shelton State Community College
       - Awards given for tuition for students taking 15 hours each semester.
       - Minimum ACT of 20 or SAT of 526.
       - Minimum GPA (solely academic courses) of 3.0
       - Deadline: March 1, 2007.
       - Contact: Debbie Barton, (205) 391-2901 or
The Alabama Writers’ Conclave Scholarship
        - Writing Competition in 3 categories: essay, poetry, short fiction.
        - Awards around $500- (amount varies)
        - Students submit essay, poetry OR short fiction.
        - This is for students planning to attend the University of Montevallo.
        - Contact: Eric Vaccarella, or 665-6415
        - Deadline: March 3, 2008
Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Scholarship
        - 25 awards of $7,500, a weekend in Disney and an opportunity to be pictured in the Milk
           Mustache ad.
        - Criteria: academics (35%), athletic excellence (35%), leadership (15%), community service,
           (10%), and milk experience (%5).
        - Contact:
        - Deadline: March 7, 2008
2008 High School Constitutional Reform Education Contest
        - Five students from PHS can apply.
        - Students submit an essay or type of multimedia based on the theme, “Who needs a new
        - Awards of $500- and $250-
        - Contact: Jasmine Hodges, Coordinator, Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform
           Foundation, (205) 441-6805 or
        - Deadline: March 14, 2008
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
        - Two types of scholarships awarded.
        - Merit Scholarship – four awards of $1500-, send to Ericka H. Hill, 1630 19th Street No. B’ham,
        - Community Service Scholarship – two awards of $500-, two letters of recommendation, send
           to Tedra Simmons, 5910 SouthWood Parkway, Bessemer, 35022.
        - Contact:
        - Deadline: March 14, 2008
Jeff State Ambassador Scholarship Application
        - Students planning on attending Jeff State and who would like to participate on service
           projects, lead new student orientation session and campus tours.
        - Selection based on merit, leadership, service, ability to work well with others and excellent
           communication skills.
        - Minimum GPA, 2.5, commitment to work 7 hours a week, must be enrolled 12 hours and
           complete an application.
        - Contact: Rodney Thomson, 856-7914
        - Deadline: March 14, 2008
Alpha Nu Chapter, The Delta Kappa Gamma Society Scholarship
        - Award is $500-
        - -Student must be female majoring in Education at an Alabama College.
        - Minimum “B” average.
        - Deadline: March 14, 2008
        - Contact: Linda Major, PO Box 1647, Columbiana, AL 35051
2008 Labor Essay Contest
        - Awards range from $400- to $1200-
        - Students submit an essay of no more than 400 words on “What Do Elections Mean To
           Organized Labor in Alabama?”
        - Contact: Alabama CAP Council, UAW, 1004 North 50th Street B’ham, 35212
        - Deadline: March 15, 2008
Tuskegee Alumni Association Scholarship
        - Award of $4000- over fouryears.
        - Minimum GPA, 3.0, two letters of recommendation, transcript.
        - Contact: Mrs. Elizabeth Fox, chairperson, (205) 925-8778
        - Deadline: March 15, 2008.
Kenny Morgan Scholarship – Samford
        - Award is $2000- a year and renewable for four years
        - Students planning on attending Samford.
        - Students with a background in band, cheerleading, and dance are strongly urged to apply.
        - Deadline: March 16, 2008
        - Contact: Reeves Sims, 726-3673
Jeff State Singers
        - Award is full tuition
        - Scholarships based on audition, Minimum GPA, 2.5.
        - Contact:
        - Deadline: March 25, 2008
SCEA College Scholarship
        - Two scholarships: one is for students and one is for teachers
        - Students need to be children of teachers who are members of SCEA.
        - Award is $1000-
        - Essay required: “How has your family background affected the way you see the world?”
        - Deadline: March 26, 2008
        - Contact: Carmen Austin, PHS.
Davidson Institute Scholarships
        - Students must submit “significant work” which is defined as having the potential to make a
            positive contribution to society.
        - Areas include: science, math, technology, music, literature, philosophy and outside the box.
        - Awards range from $10,000 to $50,000.
        - Contact:
        - Deadline: March 26, 2008
MACLEAN Power Systems
        - Award is $1000- for four years.
        - Students should demonstrate excellence with particular emphasis in Math, Science, Industrial
            Arts and Engineering.
        - Students should also show achievement in creativity, leadership and the entrepreneurial spirit
            in school or the community.
        - Contact: Dennis Veigl, Human Resources Manager, 663-0765
        - Deadline: March 27, 2008
Tuskegee Alumni Association
        - Award of $4000- over 4 years.
        - Student must have application on file at Tuskegee
        - Application in Counseling Center
        - Letters of recommendation from one teacher and one principal or counselor.
        - Deadline: March 28, 2007.
        - Contact: Elizabeth Fox, Chairperson, Scholarship Committee, (205) 925-8778 or
Virginia Cobb Scholarship
        - Scholarship designed for students who are hearing or speech impaired.
        - Award amount not given.
        - Application, transcript, letter of recommendation to 500 Cove Hollow Circle, B’ham, 35244.
        - Deadline: March 28, 2008
        - Contact: Alexandra H. Allen, 936-3149
National Society of Black Engineers – Birmingham Alumni Extension
       - Scholarship intends to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers.
       - Students must plan to study engineering, and demonstrate professionalism, motivation,
          leadership, initiative, and personal achievement.
       - Application includes a personal statement.
       - Contact: Marsha Tucker, 257-4367
       - Deadline: March 31, 2008
UAB Summer Bridge Program
       - Minority students planning on majoring in science, technology, engineering or math who are
          interested in college studies over the summer.
       - Selected participants will be eligible to receive $1200- in addition to tuition, room and board
          and a meal allowance.
       - Students should be admitted to A&M, AL State, Auburn, Miles, Oakwood, Stillman, Talladega,
          Tuskegee, U of AL, UAB, U of Al in Huntsville, or U of South AL.
       - Contact: Louis Dale, 934-8762
       - Deadline: March 31, 2008
Troy University Foundation Scholarships
       - Students planning on attending Troy can apply for three scholarships from a long list.
       - Awards and qualifications vary. See Troy U. Scholarship folder in Counseling Center.
       - Contact: Foundations Scholarships, Admissions Office, Troy University, Troy AL, 36082
       - Deadline: March 31, 2008
American Society of Civil Engineers, Birmingham Branch
       - Students must plan to attend a civil engineering program at an accredited college in
       - Award is $750-
       - Application includes a short essay on career goals and why the student needs this
       - Contact: Susan Goertz at 991-5519 or
       - Deadline: April 2, 2008
Alabama Association of School Boards Fine Arts Scholarship
       - Award is $500-
       - Students must have participated in fine arts for 3 years of highs school, have a 4.0 in fine
          arts classes, an overall 3.2, plans to attend college in Alabama, write an essay on “My
          Interest in Fine Arts” and complete application.
       - Contact: Darlene Perkins, Jefferson County Board of Education
       - Deadline: April 4, 2008
Stillman College Alumni Association, Birmingham Chapter
       - Students planning on attending Stillman
       - Minimum GPA 3.0; ACT 17 (special requests taken for 2.75 – 2.9)
       - Deadline: April 11, 2007
       - Contact: Marsha Vaughan, evenings, (205) 329-0951
Adam Marcus Marmurek Memorial Scholarship
       - Award is $1000-
       - This is a memorial scholarship honoring a Pizitz Middle School student who excelled
          academically and athletically while undergoing chemotherapy.
       - Applicants should demonstrate the same attributes as Adam, giving 100% regardless of
       - An essay on future plans and the need for this scholarship is required.
       - Contact: Nancy Stuenkel, 822-5529
       - Deadline: April 11, 2008
Seabee Memorial Scholarship
       - Awards for children, step-children, and grandchildren of Regular, Reserve, Retired or
           deceased members of the Naval Construction Force (Seabee) or Navy Civil Engineer Corps.
       - Awards are for 4 year bachelor’s degrees and not part-time or graduate study.
       - Contact:
       - Deadline: April 15, 2008
The Joshua David Gardner Memorial Scholarship
       - At least two one-time awards of $2000-
       - Open to US citizens who are admitted to an historically black college.
       - Minimum GPA 2.8 and ACT of 19 or SAT of 900.
       - 500 word essay on “The importance of personal integrity for leaders.”
       - Contact: or (334) 356-5880.
       - Deadline: April 30, 2008.
Buster Bynum Scholarship
       - Award of $1000-
       - Student must be the child of a school bus transportation employee
       - Deadline: April 30, 2008
       - Contact: Communications, (334) 242-9950 or
Stonewall Jackson Memorial Fund Repayable Scholarship Program
       - Award of $2000- must be repaid upon graduation from college, but without interest.
       - Students submit a 1500 word essay on some aspect of the life of Stonewall Jackson.
       - Contact: (334) 242-4363
       - Deadline: May 1, 2008
Kids Chance Scholarships
       - Eligible students are those whose parent or parents have died or are permanently disabled
           from an on-the-job accident.
       - All students’ scholarships have totaled over $375,000.
       - Applications are found at
       - Deadline is May 1, 2008
       - Contact: Tara Allison (800) 354-6154 or
Finley Player’s Association
       - Award of $5000-
       - Student must be a child of a Berry High School graduate, participate in any athletic endeavor,
           acceptable GPA, acceptance into college, and exhibit good character.
       - Essay required.
       - Deadline: May 1, 2007
       - Contact: Eddie Johnson 663-7110 or 907-3749, or Rusty Fuller, 823-7908 or 907-9898.
Herb Hanes Scholarship
       - Award is $2500-
       - Student needs to have participated in varsity athletics or athletic related activity (cheerleader,
           trainer, dance team, etc.)
       - Student must attend an Alabama college.
       - Deadline: May 12, 2008
       - Contact: Richard R. Wood, Scholarship Committee, Ensley High School Alumni Association,
           Inc., 912-2144
Pasqua Scholarship
       - Awards of $1000- for four semesters with a GPA of 2.75 and additional $1000- for last two
           semesters with a GPA of 3.0.
       - Nuclear Engineering Students attending the University of Tennessee.
       - Out-of-state fee waivers for nuclear engineering students.
       - Applications accepted all year long.
Tylenol Scholarship Program
       - Awards totaling $250,000
       - Students must purse career in healthcare.
       - Contact: Use TYLN as the Access Key.
Decision 2008 Essay Contest
       - Students must be 16 years old, and submit an essay of more than 1500 words discussing
          topics relevant to the presidential election. Topics are listed on the website.
       - Awards up to $4400-
       - Contact:
       - Deadline: June 12, 2008
Harvard University
       - Students who are admitted to Harvard and whose family income is less than $60,000 a year
          can apply for free tuition.
       - Contact: or (617) 495-1581
Samford Partial Journalism Scholarship
       - Award is $1800- per year, or $7000- over four years.
       - Students must have a 3.5.
       - Decisions based on SCT score, grades, participation in media related clubs and volunteer
       - Contact: Ankney at 726-2948 or
       - No deadline given.

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