College and University Scholarships
Updated February 24, 2016
Hazel Green High School
We strive to provide a safe, positive environment, in which students' individual needs are met through a variety of instructional approaches. Through a partnership with the faculty, parents and community, we hope to to enable our students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.
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FAFSA (FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID)
FAFSA information will be based on 2015 income. You must fill out a FAFSA each year in college in order to be eligible for scholarships in the following year. If you need FREE assistance filling out the form, please call the North Alabama Center for Education Excellence at 256- 372-4600, ask for Marcus Crutcher or James Thomas. Any student hoping to qualify for work-study programs, Federal student loans, grants or college, academic, athletic, and band scholarships need to complete this form.
Air Force Academy
Students interested in attending the Air Force Academy must submit their Pre-Candidate Questionnaire online between March 1 of their junior year and December 31 of their senior year. Between March 1 of their junior year and December 31 of their senior year, students must also request nominations from a designated nomination category.
Alabama A&M University
Seniors who are considering Auburn, note the dates below:
- Incoming students must complete the scholarship application by February 10 to receive consideration for scholarships.
- Students planning to receive consideration for scholarships must complete the admission application with all required materials received by the January 15 application for admission priority deadline. Students who elect to test after the December ACT and SAT test dates are advised Auburn University cannot guarantee scores will be received and processed by the February 10 scholarship application deadline.
Please visit auburn.edu/scholarship for additional information.
Get a 30 on the ACT wih a 3.5 GPA for a full-tuition scholarship.
Update on Auburn Scholarship Process - One very important new fact for Auburn scholarships is that students MUST fill out a separate scholarship application in addition to all admission papers for scholarship consideration. Students must also be admitted before they can apply for scholarships. For the most complete list of scholarships and more details, go to Auburn’s website www.auburn.edu
Auburn General Scholarships: Require 3.0 GPA
Auburn Provost Leadership (PLUS) focuses on diversity. 3.25 GPA
Presidential Scholarship - 32-36 ACT and 3.5 GPA, Tuition for four years plus $1000 one time technology stipend
Founders Scholarship - 30-31 ACT and GPA 3.5, Tuition for four years
University Scholarships - 28-29 ACT and 3.5 GPA, $3000/year for four years ($12,000)
Auburn Competitive Scholarships (very limited number)
Elite Scholarships - 34+ ACT and GPA 3.5
Blount Presidential Scholarships - 31 ACT and GPA 3.5, enrolled in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, or building science. $5000 year.
Dudley University Scholarship - 34+ ACT and 3.5 GPA
McWane Foundation Scholarships - 34+ ACT and 3.5 GPA
Yetta Samford Engineering Scholarships - 34+ ACT and 3.5 GPA
Vulcan Materials Company Scholarships - 34+ACT and 3.5 GPA
Auburn Spirit Foundation - Awarded mid-January, 26 ACT + GPA 3.5 $1500 year
Auburn Spirit Foundation Legacy Scholarships awarded mid-January 26 ACT and 3.5 GPA ; must have parent who is an alumnus. $1500 year.
David Lipscomb University
Scholarships start with 22 ACT
Jacksonville State University
Score at least a 26 on the ACT and receive a full tuition scholarship
More than seventy-nine percent of JSU students receive some form of financial aid. More than $90 million was awarded last year in scholarships, loans, grants, or campus employment. Our Student Financial Services staff is always ready to serve you and answer all of your questions. Students must be accepted to JSU before they can be awarded financial aid scholarships. Visit http://www.jsu.edu/admissions/ for more information.
General Scholarships begin with 22 ACT. ACT 26 will qualify for full tuition and books. ACT 30 will qualify for full tuition, room and board. Most JSU scholarships are online applications.
To qualify for the In-State Scholarships, students must meet the following criteria: Alabama resident or a resident of one of the following Georgia counties: Bartow, Carroll, Chattooga, Coweta, Douglas, Floyd, Haralson, Heard, Paulding, Polk (Documentation may be required), 2015 Alabama high school graduate or 2015 Georgia high school graduate from one of the previously listed counties, entering freshman, unconditionally accepted and U.S. citizen. Official test scores must be on file at JSU prior to the March 1 scholarship deadline.
Freshman In-State Scholarships - For more information email email@example.com
Elite - ACT score 30 or above or SAT 1340 or above, Full Tuition, Housing & Meal Plan
Faculty - ACT score 26 or above or SAT 1190 or above, Full Tuition
Gamecock - ACT score 24 or above or SAT 1110 or above, Partial Tuition
Gem of the Hills - ACT score 22 or above or SAT 1030 or above, Partial Tuition
Valedictorian - ACT score 20 or above or SAT 950 or above, Full Tuition
Leadership - ACT score 20 or above or SAT 950 or above, Full Tuition
Entering Freshman Scholarships
- Preview days are available on February 27, 2016, and April 2, 2016.
- Accepted Student Days will be on January 22, 2016, and February 12, 2016.
- The Leadership and Valedictorian Scholarship also require the paper application.
- All scholarship offers, to include ACT/SAT-based scholarships, are only emailed to your JSU email account.
- The scholarship period begins October 1, 2015.
- Selection of scholarship recipients at JSU is highly competitive. Entering freshman academic scholarships based on ACT/SAT and high school GPA are awarded upon receipt and verification of transcripts and test scores. If you qualify for one of these academic scholarships, a formal scholarship offer and acceptance letter will be emailed to your JSU GEM account. The acceptance letter is time sensitive and should be returned within the deadline listed in the letter. All scholarships require unconditional acceptance prior to March 1, 2016, deadline. Incomplete applications cannot be processed.
- Please monitor your JSU GEM email account for important messages from our office. These messages will only be sent to your JSU GEM account. You can log on to your account by selecting this link: http://www.jsu.edu/ and then select the GEM tab at the top of the screen. Your logon information is reflected on your JSU Admissions letter.
- The General Scholarship Committee will convene in April 2015 to make a selection of recipients to open scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Consideration will be made for the general scholarships listed on your submitted application. Students will receive notification of the status of their application around the first week of May through their JSU GEM email account.
- Should you have any questions concerning the JSU Scholarship program please contact us at Scholarships@jsu.edu
Jacksonville State University has a scholarship for students who plan to concentrate in ceramics, drawing, graphic design, Painting, etc... Applications are due to JSU Department of Art on March 1, 2015. For more information, go to www.jsu.edu/art. Call the Department of Art at 256-782-5626, J. Seth Johnson, with questions.
Estimated Cost On-Campus
Academic year 2015-2016
Tuition & Fees*.........................................................$7,092
Room & Board**......................................................$6,960
J.F. Drake Technical College
Apply for admission by obtaining an application form from the Campus or apply online at www.dstc.cc.al.us
Institutional Scholarship information: Scholarships may be retained for the duration of a program provided all other requirements are met. The evaluation committee will determine the type of scholarship the recipient will receive.
Requirements: All recipients must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, and all recipients must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for academic or at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for leadership.
Your application will be considered when all of the following is received: a completed Drake State Admissions application, an official high school transcript, a letter of reference from a school official (principal, counselor or teacher) or an employer, complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov using Drake’s College code 005260, a 250 word essay explaining the need for a college education, your interest in J.F. Drake State Technical College and your plans for using the scholarship funds.
Middle Tennessee State University
The Fall 2015 Academic Scholarship Deadline is Approaching!
In an effort to recruit more high-achieving students, we will offer academic scholarships to students who have ACTs of 25 or higher (and are otherwise eligible, as noted below), with our highest academic scholarship requiring a 30 (compared to former requirements of 26 and 32, respectively):
Scholarship, Amount, ACT (SAT), GPA
Chancellor, $5000, 30 (1320), 3.5
Presidential, $4000, 28 (1240), 3.5
Academic Service, $3000, 26 (1170), 3.5
Provost, $2000, 25 (1130), 3.5
Students who plan to enroll this summer or fall must meet our December 1 deadline in order to receive priority consideration for Fall 2015 academic scholarships. They must apply for admission by December 1 and submit all required documents to be considered for guaranteed academic scholarships of $2000 to $5000 per year. Students with an ACT of at least 25 (or 1130 SAT, without writing scores) and 3.5 GPA (typically through the Spring 2014 term) will be considered. For fall scholarships, we are able to accept test scores through the December ACT and SAT dates. We may be able to award scholarships based on later test scores, depending on available funding. Information about MTSU's academic scholarships is available in the Academic Merit Scholarships section of our website.
Academic Service Scholarship for Valedictorians & Salutatorians
Students with a class rank of 1 or 2 and an ACT of at least 22 (or 1020 SAT, without writing scores) by the February 15 deadline will be considered for an Academic Service Scholarship of $3000 per year. We may be able to award scholarships based on info which arrives after the deadline, depending on available funding. If you know that you will not be able to submit information on an eligible student’s rank before February 15 due to school or district policies, please let me know so that we can discuss options. Information about this scholarship is available in the Academic Merit Scholarships section of our website.
Buchanan Fellowship Program
December 1 is also the application deadline for the Buchanan Fellowship, a prestigious full-tuition award for incoming freshmen. Recipients will receive full tuition (up to 16 hours) plus $500 per semester, as well as consideration for study abroad scholarship funds and access to special resources and events. Students with a GPA of at least 3.5 and ACT of at least 29 (or 1280 SAT) may apply for consideration. Please note: Unlike other MTSU scholarships, the Buchanan Fellowship typically considers only ACT and SAT scores through the October test date. The scholarship is highly competitive; most recipients will have higher GPA and ACT than the minimum. Information and an application are available via the MTSU Honors College website.
Other MTSU Scholarship Opportunities
Dream and Foundation Scholarships
Students who plan to enroll this summer or fall can also apply for competitive scholarships such as the DREAM Scholarship (our freshman diversity scholarship) and Foundation Scholarships, including the Centennial Scholarship and SouthEast Bank Scholarship (formerly called the Edscholar Scholarship). For more information, visit the DREAM and Foundation sections of our website; an online Consolidated Scholarship Application must be submitted between mid-December and February 15 via ScholarX.
International Baccalaureate Scholarship
The International Baccalaureate Scholarship is available to first-time freshmen who are expected to graduate from high school with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. This scholarship is $1000 per year for four years and can be “stacked’ with another academic scholarship (other than the Buchanan Fellowship). Students must apply for admission and submit an International Baccalaureate Diploma Verification Form by February 15 to be considered. For more information about this scholarship and a link to the verification form, please visit the International Baccalaureate section of our website.
National Merit, Achievement, and Hispanic Scholarships
Our National Merit, National Achievement, and National Hispanic Scholarship programs recognize students who are selected as semi-finalists in the above programs based on their PSAT scores. Qualifying students will receive $6000 per year for 4 years. Students who believe they may be eligible should fax a copy of their semi-finalist notification letter to 615-494-7770; you or another school representative can also send an email to let me know of a student’s status.
Middle Tennessee State University is partnering with Motlow to offer agriculture and agribusiness courses at the Fayetteville campus! Introduction to Agribusiness and Elements of Animal Science will be offered Spring Semester. For more information about the Middle Tennessee State University School of Agribusiness and Agriscience, visit http://www.mtsu.edu/abas or contact Kara Youngblood, Agribusiness Instructor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Motlow State Community College
Completing a scholarship application at Motlow State Community College will enable their Scholarship Committee to consider you for Motlow College scholarships for which you are eligible.
- General Criteria by Category: If you are a high school senior or have never previously attended college, you must:
- Have an admissions application on file in Admissions and Records
- Have paid the admissions application fee, or have the application fee waived
- Have a minimum 6-semester high school transcript including your cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) through your junior year with ACT scores on file in Admissions and Records.
Presidential Scholarship - 3.2 GPA, 27 ACT, Up to $4000 per year
Academic Service - 2.9 GPA, 19 min ACT , Up to $2000 per year
Arthur L. Walker, Jr. Scholarship - 3.2 GPA, Leadership activities in high school, Up to $3000 per year
To apply online:
1. Go to www.mscc.edu
2. Open the QUICKLINKS bar at the top of the page
3. Select MyMotlow/Banner
4. Select Student Login
5. Your User ID is your social security number
6. Your PIN is the 6 digit pin you put on the application.
7. Select Student
8. Select Applications for Nursing, Scholarships, etc.
9. Select 2014-15 Scholarship Application
10. Complete the application
Academic Programs: http://www.mscc.edu/programs.aspx
Important Information for acceptance: To be accepted you must show proof of 2 chicken pox shots (a new requirement for 2013 Graduates)
Nossi College of Art
For more information, visit nossi.edu.
The Mahtaban Scholarship - For students enrolling in the Graphic Art program who have demonstrated an exceptional ability in art. The amount of this scholarship is $2,400 for an associate degree and $4,400 for a bachelor’s degree.
The Presidential Scholarship – For students enrolling in Nossi College of Art’s Commercial Digital Photography program who have demonstrated an exceptional ability in photography and a promising future as a commercial, digital photographer. The amount of this scholarship is $2,400 for an associate degree and $4,400 for a bachelor’s degree.
United States Merchant Marine Academy
The USMMA is a full scholarship, Division III college right outside of New York City, on Long Island. The athletic program offers 27 varsity team and intramural sports. Visit http://www.usmma.edu/academy-life/athletics for more information.
· One of five federal service academies (Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, USMMA).
· Tuition is paid for by the government ($220,000 education for free).
· 100% job placement upon graduation.
· Average starting salary range for a graduate is $70,000- over $100,000.
· World travel (Sea Year) occurs while at school. Over 12 countries visited while at USMMA.
· Sea year is 300 days long with a stipend of about $1,000/month while out to sea.
· No Active Duty requirement upon graduation.
· Only strong academic students will be admitted
University of Alabama
Get a 30 on the ACT wih a 3.5 GPA for a full-tuition scholarship.
If you have any questions, please contact our scholarship team at 205-348-8201 or email@example.com.
For a complete list of scholarships, Visit http://scholarships.ua.edu/types/in_state.html
Capstone Scholar - $3500 year; 28 ACT, 3.5 GPA
Collegiate Scholar - $4000; 29 ACT, 3.5 GPA
Foundation in Excellence Scholarships - Half tuition ($4,725 year); 30-36 ACT, 3.5 GPA
Presidential Scholar - Full tuition ($9450year)
First Scholars Program - $5000 year, renewable, for first generation college students . For more information go to www.firstscholars.ua.edu
Academic Elite - 32 ACT, 3.8 GPA, accepted into University Fellows Program. $8500 year plus tuition plus iPad (Very competitive; very few offered).
National Alumni Association Crimson Scholarship - 32 ACT, GPA 2.8, extensive leadership. Tuition plus $3500 year, $300 year books and Ipad. Must include a one page narrative describing financial need. (Very Competitive)
Alumni Scholarships - Available to children and grandchildren of UA degree holders who are members of the Alumni Association.
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University of Alabama – Birmingham
Scholarships start with 24 ACT and 3.0 GPA
University of Mississippi
School of Engineering Scholarships require ACT 28, 3.0 GPA
University of North Alabama
Follow UNA Admissions on Twitter @UNA_Admissions
Follow UNA Admissions on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unaadmissions/
For more information, call 1-800-TALK-UNA, ext 4608.
University of South Alabama
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
The Department of Mathematics at UTRGV was recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to fund students in an accelerated (5-year) Combined Bachelors/Master program in Math. The program will start Fall 2015, and scholarship recipients will be selected this summer. We are looking for graduating high school students with a calculus background who want to join the program. Qualified students will receive a scholarship of up to $25,000 over five years, depending on financial need.
Students can apply for the scholarship at www.utrgv.edu/applyscholarships