2010-2011 Scholarships & Financial Aid Information
Scholarship information is received throughout the school year in the Guidance Department. If you would like to
receive information or applications from this information sheet, they are available in M rs. Wallace’s Guidance Office.
Be sure not to take the last application. You may fill out a guidance referral form if more information is needed.
Students are also advised to apply for federal aid either by obtaining a paper copy application or by visiting the website
Students may receive money from local companies, churches they attend, or civic organizations. It is suggested that
parents check with their place of employment to see if their employer disburses scholarship money.
** Military Families visit www.legion.org/needalift for complete American Legion listing
** S tudents be sure to GOOGLE for scholarships using keywords
Alabama Home Builders Foundation S cholarship- The Alabama Home Builders Foundation is encouraging students
that are planning to enroll in a two or four year college in Alabama in a construction-related program to fill out an
application of the Alabama Home Builders Foundation Scholarship. The scholarship covers any areas related to the
construction industry, such as carpentry, masonry, plumbing, landscaping, drafting, electrical technology, Building
Science, architecture, engineering, and interior design. Visit www.HBAA.org or call 1-800-745-4222 for an
application. Deadline M arch 15, 2011
Alabama American Legion S cholarship- $850 award-child or grandchild of veteran of WWI, WWII, Korea,
Vietnam, or Desert Storm-send self addressed stamped envelope (business size) to: Department Adjutant, The
American Legion, P.O. Box 1069, M ontgomery, Alabama 36101-1069. Deadline M ay 1, 2011
Alabama American Legion Auxiliary S cholarship- $850- child or grandchild of veteran of WWI, WWII, Korean
War, Vietnam Conflict, Beirut/Granada Emergency, Panama Emergency, and Operation Desert Shield/Storm- send
self-addressed stamped envelope (business size) to: Department Headquarters, American Legion Auxiliary,
Department of Alabama, 120 North Jackson Street, M ontgomery, AL 36104.
Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE)- This scholarship provides college funding for high school
seniors who want to teach math, special education, general science, or English/language arts in the state. The Alabama
Teacher Recruitment Incentive Program (ATRIP) will provide $20,000 to 100 Alabama high school seniors. This
scholarship is also available to those seeking alternative teacher certification. Visit www.atrip.alabama.gov. The
deadline is M arch 31, 2011.
ACHE offers several other student financial aid programs- 1.) The Alabama Student Assistance Program Grant, which
provides up to $2,500 to needy undergraduate students. 2.) The Alabama Student Grant is a similar program that offers
smaller grants for students attending certain private colleges in the state. It provides up to $1,200 per year. 3.) Funds
are available for dependents or spouse of a police officer or firefighter killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty
in Alabama. This program covers tuition, fees, books, and supplies with no limit on the amount awarded. Students
may contact ACHE at P.O. Box 302000, M ontgomery, AL 36130-2000 or (334) 242-2273 for an application. 4.)
M embers of the National Guard can receive up to $1,000 per year. Contact your local Guard unit for an application.
Air Force S ergeants Association- Academic scholarships $1,000-$3,000, dependent children of Air Force personnel.
Student must have ACT 24+ & GPA 3.5. Visit www.hqafsa.org.
Alabama Education and Training Voucher Program- This program offers scholarships for foster children. For
more information or to receive an application, please visit www.statevoucher.org
Alabama GI Dependents S cholarship Program- Free tuition, books, & instructional fees if a parent was killed or
died in the line of duty, listed as M IA, died from a service-connected disability, 20%-100% disabled, deceased but was
disabled or is or was POW. Application: State Department of Veterans Affairs, PO Box 1509 M ontgomery, AL 36102-
1509 or any County Veterans Service Officer or Courthouse.
Alabama Mentor- www.alabamamentor.org
Alabama S tate University- Presidential S cholarship- 3.76 GPA/ 27 ACT (full tuition, books, fees, room/board for
eight semesters) & $ 900 annually is provided for incidentals. Academic S cholarship- 3.51-3.75 GPA/ 24-26 ACT
(full tuition, books, fees, room/board for eight semesters). Dean’s S cholarship- 3.26-3.50 GPA/21-23 ACT (full
tuition, books& fees for eight semesters). Incentive S cholarship- 2.70-3.25 GPA/17-20 ACT (full tuition for eight
semesters). Leadership S cholarship-2.50-2.69 GPA/16 ACT ($1,000 per academic year toward tuition or room/board
for eight semesters). A handwritten essay consisting of a minimum of 250 words describing educational goals & career
objectives must be submitted with scholarship application. Students must be admitted by January 31, deadline for
scholarship application is February 15.
Alabama S tudent Loan Program- www.alstudentaid.com
ALCARH –a non-profit organization in Alabama that serves as an advocate for development, management, financing
and ownership of affordable housing. For inquiries about the ALCARH scholarship program call 205-792-0005 or
American Cancer S ociety- Awards college scholarships to young cancer survivors pursuing an undergraduate degree
from an accredited university, community college, or vocational/technical school. Applicants must be U.S. citizens,
have had a cancer diagnosis before age 21, and a GPA of at least 2.5. Contact the American Cancer Society with any
questions or to request an application at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
American Legion- www.legion.org/needalift
American Legion S cholarship- Alabama residents; children & grandchildren of U S M ilitary Veterans. Four-year
scholarship offered at AL college-$850. Visit www.americanlegionalabama.org or call 334-262-6638. Deadline M ay
American Legion Oratorical S cholarship Program- 1st place $5,000, 2nd place $ 3,000, 3rd place $2,000. Visit
www.americanlegionalabama.org or call 334-262-6638. State finals held in M arch.
Armed Forces Communications & Electronic Association Educational Foundation- There are several scholarship
listings which fall under this title. Visit www.afcea.org for a complete list of scholarships for military veterans and
Ayn Rand’s Atlas S hrugged Essay Contest- www.aynrand.org/contests
Art Deadlines & S cholarships- www.xensei.com/users/adl
AXA Achievement Community S cholarship- Students must demonstrate ambition & drive, determination to set &
reach goals, respect for self, family & community, ability to succeed in college. There will be 10- $25, 000 national
winners & 42- $10,000 state winners. Please visit www.axa-achievement.com for more information. Deadline if
December 15, 2011.
Auburn University S chool of Chemical Engineering- Entering freshmen majoring in pre-chemical engineering major
will be awarded up to $1,000 on merit basis. Application due before January 1, 2011.
Broke S cholars S cholarship- www.scholarships.brokescholar.com
Burger King S cholars Program- Awards are $1000 each and may be used for educational expenses. Visit
www.bk.com/scholars to obtain information about eligibility criteria. Applications available online September 14-
February 15. Application postmark deadline February 15, 2011.
Call Me MIS TER Program- Scholarships available for African American males who are interested in a teaching
career. Visit http://wwww.callmemister.clemson.edu/index.htm Call 1-800-640-2657 for more information.
Character First Essay Contest- The Tuscaloosa Character Council established the Character First Essay Contest to
target the program’s 49 character qualities for success. The scholarship contest is open to all Tuscaloosa City and
County seniors. The award being given is $500 cash. The postmark deadline is April 4, 2010 4PM .
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation- Provides college scholarships for students in need and whose parent died in
combat or in training. Visit www.fallenpatriots.org ---applications accepted and awarded throughout the year.
Coca-Cola S cholarship-Current high school seniors with a 3.0 GPA-visit www.coca-colascholars.org -submit
applications by Oct. 31, 2010
College Board- www.collegeboard.com
www.collegenet.com - Contains over 600,000 awards totaling 1.6 billion
www.collegequest.com - Financial aid and scholarships
Commander William S . Stuhr S cholarship Fund- Awards five scholarships to a son or daughter from each service
branch. Scholarship award is $8,000, payable at $2,000/yr for four years. Application must be requested from email
Daughters of the Cincinnati S cholarship- High school senior and daughter of a career officer commissioned in
military. Visit www.duvcw.org or send SASE to : Daughters of the Cincinnati, Scholarship Administrator, 20 W 44 th
St, # 508, New York, NY 10036; or email scholarships@daughters 1894.org. Deadline is M arch 15, 2011.
Disabled American Veterans Auxillary- Interest-free loans to students up to $2,500/yr. Billing begins 90 days after
college graduation not to exceed $100/month. Write National Education Loan Fund Director, DAVA National
Headquarters, 3725 Alexandria PK, Cold Spring, KY 41076
www.fastaid.com - Largest and oldest private-sector scholarship database
FastWeb S cholarship S earch- www.fastweb.com
Free Application for Federal S tudent Aid- Seniors planning to attend college need to fill out the FAFSA. Priority
deadline for most colleges will be M arch 1. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to fill out an online application or call 1-800433-
3243 or go to www.edpubs.org for information on obtaining a paper application.
Free S cholarship Search- www.free-4u.com & www.srnexpress.com & www.college-scholarships.com/free
Gates Millennium S cholars- www.gms p.org/ (hmrfvje1fdxdi0nwbrpmbd45)/default.aspx- This scholarship
supports the costs of attendance and can be renewed each year throughout the scholar’s undergraduate degree and even
into graduate school. Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible:
-African American, American Indian, Asian Pacific, or Hispanic
-Will be enrolling for the first time in an accredited college/university
-Demonstrated leadership abilities
-M eet Pell-Grant Criteria
The deadline for online submissions is January 12, 2011.
General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant- $2,000 need-based grant to full-time college students who has 2.0 GPA
and are dependents of active military parent. Visit www.afas.org -deadline mid-M arch. transfer to four year college or
straight into four year college, have critical financial need ($50,000 or less family gross income), minimum GPA 2.0,
U.S. citizen. Deadline is October 30, 2010. Visit horatioalger.org to apply.
www.grantsandfunding.com- Government information services
Indian Higher Education Grant Program- Provides grants to Indian students to work towards an undergraduate
degree. Students must apply & gain admission to an accredited college and must demonstrate financial need. Student
must contact the tribe in which they claim membership or Bureau agency serving their tribe for an application.
Intel S cience Talent Search- www.sciserv.org/sts
The Jimmy Rane Foundation is celebrating 10 years of awarding college scholarships to deserving high school and
college students. I would like to encourage you to make your graduating high school seniors aware of the Jimmy Rane
Foundation Scholarship. The application will go online beginning December 1, 2009. The students must go to our
website, www.jimmyranefoundation.org to apply online. The deadline is February 17, 2011. The application is rather
easy – just time consuming. There are 3 essays, 2 short and 1 long and they must have recommenders. I would suggest
that the students not wait until the last minute to apply because they more than likely would not finish.
Job Corps- www.jobcorps.org
Johnson & Wales University-Chancellor’s Scholarship Program gives high academic achievers an opportunity to earn
renewable scholarships valued from $7,500 to full tuition. For question about scholarships or other features of a JWU
education, please call 1-800DIAL-JWU
Kid’s Chance S cholarship Fund- provides scholarships for college and technical school to children who have had a
parent killed or permanently disabled in an on-the-job accident. Deadline for submitting application is M ay 1.
Students can complete an application on the foundation’s website at www.alfinc.org.
Knights of Columbus Educational Fund- Scholarships to dependents of a member in good standing who died or
became disabled during military service during time of conflict or criminal violence directed at him while on duty.
$25,000/yr for tuition- Contact Knights of Columbus, Dept. of Scholarships, PO Box 1670, New Haven, CT 06507-
0901 or visit www.kofc.org
Lawson S tate Community College- Salutatorian/Valedictorian- scholarship pays for all books, tuition, and fees.
Other students 4.0-3.75 GPA 100% tuition, 3.74 -3.50 GPA 75% tuition, 3.49-3.00 GPA 50% tuition. Applicants must
have admission application, scholarship application, letter of recommendation, official high school transcript, and
FAFSA application on file. Deadline is June 15, 2011.
Linly Heflin- Four- year scholarships in the amount of $2500 per year to a limited number of Alabama women.
Requirements: Scholarships are restricted to four year Alabama, SACS accredited, colleges, minimum ACT is 22,
Alabama resident and U.S. citizen, financial need and academic proficiency. Deadline: January 18, 2011.
Marine Corps S cholarships- www.marine-scholars.org
Mensa Education Foundation-2009-2010 Scholarship Essay Contest- For more information on this scholarship, visit
Mercedes-Benz U.S . International S cholarship Program- Available to graduating Alabama high school senior living
in Tuscaloosa or Jefferson County. Student can also be a dependent of a full-time M ercedes-Benz employee.
Applicants must plan t enroll full-time at an accredited two or four- year college, university, or vocational –technical
school by fall 2008. The scholarship amount is $1,000 for one undergraduate year only. Deadline for submissions is
M arch 15, 2011.
McKelvey Foundation Entrepreneurial S cholarship Award-Available to all high school seniors who have
demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit by owning and operation their own business while in high school. To qualify:
Graduate Spring of 2009, attend a 4 year college or university in the U.S., own and operate a genuine business, have a
least one employee, and complete application by January 15, 2011 Offer: up to $10,000 per academic year for 4 years.
Military Officers Association of America Educational Assistance Program- Interest-free loans. Visit
www.moaa.org/educational -deadline is M arch 1, 2011.
Military Order of the Purple Heart- Annual $3,000 scholarship if student is recipient, direct descendent (child,
grandchild, great-grand child, step-child, adopted child) of veteran who received a purple heart. Visit
www.purpleheart.org. Student must have a 2.75 GPA –deadline is February 17, 2011.
Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen Pageant- Limited space available-deadline for entries is December 5, 2008.
Information & application online at www.outstandingteen.homestead.com or call Anita Walker- 205/223-5127.
Miss Cheerleader of America- See counselor for details.
Mississippi S tate University- School will pay out of state tuition cost for seniors who have a 3.0 GPA and 24 ACT
Mississippi University for Women will be hosting S cholars’ Days November 2010 and February 2011. This day
will allow students to interview for scholarships, learn about the academic programs, and meet faculty and students.
For more information and a printable scholarship application, please visit www.muw.edu or call 1-877-462-8439.
National Commission for Cooperative Education- (10) NCCE Parner Colleges and Universities will award one
hundred-eighty five (185) merit co-op scholarships of $6,000 each, for a renewable value of $4,500,000. You can find
additional information about this year’s scholarship program and complete an application online by visiting the NCCE
website at www.co-op.edu. Deadline: February 15, 2011.
National Health Service Corps (NHS C)- Four year tuition, fees, books, supplies & equipment. It also includes a
monthly stipend. Students committed to providing primary healthcare in needy communities, enrolled or accepted in a
fully accredited college, pursuing a bachelor’s in healthcare. Visit www.nhsc.bhpr.hrsa.gov or call 800-221-9393
Princeton Review S cholarships & Aid- www.princetonreview.com/college/finance
Prudential S pirit of Community Awards- If you have outstanding community service you may apply for this award.
Visit www.spirit.prudential.com- deadline is November 2010.
Red Ri ver Valley Fighter Pilots Association- Offers immediate family members of US M ilitary aircrew personnel
killed or missing in action in Vietnam Era through Desert Storm to present. Download application www.river-rats.org .
Riverview Orthodontics S cholarship- Applicants must be an existing or previous patient of Dr. Upton. The
scholarship amount is $500 and applications must be received by M arch 31, 2010. The scholarship recipient will be
announced in M ay 2010.
Robert C. Byrd Honors S cholarship Program- Scholarship funds for high school students who show promise of
continued excellence in postsecondary education. Visit www.ed.gov/programs/iduesbyrd.
S AE Engineering S cholarships
Engineering majors only. Visit www.sae.org/students/engschlr/htm -Applications are accepted Sept. 1 through Dec. 1
S AMMY- $7,500 scholarship from the M ilk Processor Education Program, weekend at the Disney World Complex,
star in a M ilk M ustache ad in USA TODAY. This award is for student athletes who demonstrate excellence in
academics, athletics, community service, leadership & include milk as part of their healthy lifestyles. Applications and
rules are available at sammy.bodybymilk.com until M arch 6, 2011.
S am Walton Community S cholarship- The COMMUNITY scholarship is a non-renewable $1,000 award for the first
year of undergraduate study at an approved accredited college or university. To qualify, a student must be a graduating
high school senior and may not be a Wal-M art of Sam’s Club associate, or the child or legal dependent of a Wal-M art
or Sam’s Club associate. For more information, please see www.walmartfoundation.org. Deadline is January 14,
S cholarship for Military Children Program- Only dependent of military family - visit www.militaryscholar.org.
S cholarships for Disadvantaged S tudents (S DS)- Scholarships to full-time, financially needy students from
disadvantaged backgrounds, enrolled in health professions and nursing programs. Contact the student financial aid
office of intended school or visit www.bhpr.hrsa.gov/dsa/sds.htm
S cholarship Pathways- www.scholarshipssite.blogsopt.com
Senior Commissioned Officer S tudent Training- Students interested in a public health career. Contact the Office of
Commissioned Corps Operations at 800-279-1605 or visit www.commcorpsshs.net/student.
S tudent Aid-www.studentaid.ed.gov
Shelton State Foundation S cholarships- Scholarship applications for Shelton State can be found on the Shelton State
website at www.sheltonstate.edu. Scholarship deadlines vary for each scholarship.
Shelton Summer S tudies S cholarships- Do you have a 3.0 GPA? You may qualify to attend Shelton this summer for
FREE (up to 12 hours). You MUST file 2008-09 FAFSA application (file online or paper application) and complete
and return a Shelton State Admission Application and a Shelton Summer Program Application.
S tillman College- Harte Honors Scholarship pays full tuition & room/board, departmental scholarships (contact
department), athletic scholarships (contact athletic department). Students may earn an academic scholarship along with
departmental scholarship. Visit www.stillman.edu
S tonewall Jackson Memorial Fund- In order to qualify applicants must submit the following: an essay of at least
1500 words in length relating to some aspect of the life of Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. The scholarship is a $2,000
repayable no-interest loan, which must be paid after graduation from college. The deadline for receiving applications is
M ay 1, 2011.
TEACH Grant- Students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves
students from low-income families. The grant is worth up to $4,000 per year. Visit www.studentaid.ed.gov
TCMS Tuscaloosa County Medical Society-The purpose of this scholarship is to acknowledge a senior student in the
Tuscaloosa County area who demonstrated excellence through leadership, community involvement, work experience,
academic achievement, and interest in pursuing a Health related profession. Financial need will be considered when
awarding scholarship. ($1,000) Applications available in the Counseling Office. Deadline-postmarked by February 1,
The Fund for Veterans’ Education- Provides need-based financial assistance for children of US Armed Forces who
served in Afghanistan or Iraq since Sept. 11, 2001. Over $1,000,000 in scholarships offered. Visit
The J. Craig and Page T. S mith S cholarship (First in Family Scholarship) applications are available in the
counseling office. You may also request a hardcopy by e-mail to : firstname.lastname@example.org. Up to
$15,000 per year for tuition, on-campus room, books, and meal plan. Application deadline: January 15, 2011.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation- In order to be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be the
child of a parent who has died from breast cancer, exhibit financial need, and plan to attend a state-supported college in
their state of residence. Download the guidelines and a complete application at www.komen.org/grants.
Troy University-ROTC S cholarships. Now is the time to apply for an ARM Y ROTC scholarship. Deadline is April
1, 2009. Point of contact is M ajor James Holder (334) 670-5623 or Captain Thomas Hooper (334) 244-3474.
Troy University- Millennium S cholars’ Award- Full tuition, room/board- Students must score a 31 on ACT/1380
SAT (CR M ath only), 3.7 GPA or National M erit Finalist/Semi-Finalist
Chancellor’s Award- Full tuition- Requirements: 27 ACT and 3.5 GPA
Excellence in Leadership Award- (Amount varies) 22 ACT and 3.0 GPA- deadline January 15
Phi Theta Kappa Award- $ 1,100 per year- 3.5 GPA
Alumni Association Endowment Scholarship- Half tuition, unconditionally admitted to Troy,
leadership achievements, preference if family member attended Troy- deadline April 1
Heritage Scholarship- $500 non-renewable, 3.0 GPA, dependent of alumni- deadline March 1
Alabama Girls State - $1,000 non-renewable, 3.0 GPA, attended Girls State- deadline March 1
Tuscaloosa Teachers Credit Union is funding 2 scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each for graduating students in
our area. The student or member of his or her immediate family MUST be a member in good standing of the
Tuscaloosa Teachers Credit Union. Immediate family is considered to be the mother, father, brother, sister, or
grandparent of the student. Financial need of student will be considered.
Tuskegee University-Army ROTC Program- Offers full tuition scholarships for students with a proven academic
record. Scholarships cover tuition, $900 book allowance per year, lab fees and a monthly tax free stipend. Tuskegee
University offers free room and board to students that receive this scholarship. For eligibility and application, visit
http://www.armyrotc.com-deadline January 1
www.uncf.org - Financial aid from the United Negro College Fund
University of Alabama Departmental S cholarships- check online for departmental scholarships. Visit
University of Alabama & Coca-Cola First Generation S cholarship- This scholarship will be given to 12 incoming
freshmen who are the first in their immediate family to attend a four year institution. Applicant’s must have a 3.0 GPA
and be admitted to UA. The scholarship will provide $5,000 per year and be renewed for four years if a 2.8 GPA is
maintained the freshmen year and 3.0 thereafter. To apply, visit www.scholarships.ua.edu. Deadline is December 1,
University of Alabama & Department of Art S cholarship- Candidates must be incoming freshmen who plan to
major in Studio Art of Art History at UA. Candidates must have a 3.0 GPA and an ACT of 20. See your counselor for
more information. Deadline is February 10, 2011.
University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB)- New freshmen are automatically considered for all university -wide
academic scholarships once accepted. Apply be December 1, 2010 to be considered for scholarships. Visit
*Tier 1 Scholarships $12,000 ACT 33-36 & 3.0 GPA (renewable)
*Tier 2 Scholarships $ 7,500 ACT 28-32 & 3.3 GPA (renewable)
*Tier 3 Scholarships $ 5,000 ACT 24-27 & 3.5 GPA (renewable)
University of Montevallo- Academic scholarships and music scholarships available. Visit www.montevallo.edu for
audition dates and requirements.
University of Tennessee-Pasqua S cholarship Application-Nuclear & Radiological Engineering S cholarship- If
you will have completed physics by the time you graduate from high school, you may be interested in this scholarship.
For more info, please visit www.engr.utk.edu/nuclear.
US A Today- All US A College Academic Team- www.usatoday.com/news/education/college-team-advice.htm
Wendy’s High S chool Heisman S cholarship- Requirements: excellent in the classroom, on the field, and in
communities. M ust have a “B” average and participate in at least one school-sponsored sport. To apply, visit
www.wendysheisman.com- deadline is October 1, 2010.
Young ARTS S cholarship- range from $100-$10,000. Visit www.youngARTS.org.
Alabama Department of Transportation
Alabama JobLink- www.joblink.alabama.gov
Alabama Job S ervice
Alabama S tate Personnel Department
View current and continuous job announcements at http://www.personnel.state.al.us
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