University Scholarships & Programs
Updated March 11, 2019
Calhoun Community College
Calhoun Scholarship Deadline
Calhoun's Technical Trade Programs & Paid Work Experience
Is your senior interested in a technical trade program and interested in paid work experience while in school? Calhoun Community College is now accepting applications for the F.A.M.E. (Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education) Program and their NEW EPIC (Excellence in Process Industrial Controls) Program. The application deadline is March 15.
The Alabama F.A.M.E. Program includes an Associate degree that combines cutting-edge curriculum that supports advanced manufacturing technology and paid working experience, along with learning highly sought after business principles and best practices of a world class manufacturer. Students make around $13.55 per hour, and many are hired by the company upon graduation.
The EPIC Program combines an Associate of Applied Science degree in Process Technology with two years of paid, related co-op work experience with a sponsor company. There is a high demand for process technicians. Alabama ranks fourth in the nation for the highest concentration of chemical plants and system operators with an average salary of $67,930 with the 90th percentile in the $90,000 range, not including overtime or benefits, which also comes in at fourth in the nation.
Workforce Development Scholarships
- Is your rising 11th or 12th grader interested in HVAC, drafting, additive manufacturing, electrical technology, industrial maintenance, machine tool technology, or welding? Have a 2.5 or higher GPA? Want free college classes this summer?
- Is your rising 11th or 12th grader interested in computer information systems (CIS) or EMT? Have a 3.0 or higher GPA? Want free college classes this summer?
- Is your rising 11th or 12th grader interested in emergency medical services, certified nursing assistant, or physical therapy assistant? Have a 2.5 or higher GPA? Want free college classes this summer?
Calhoun Community College in Decatur is offering free dual enrollment opportunities for 11th & 12th graders. Find more information at the link below.
Outstanding Scholarship Opportunity in Machining at Calhoun Community College
Calhoun Community College has received a grant from the Gene Haas Foundation that will allow the college to present eight scholarships in Machine Tool Technology to area high school students for the 2019/20 college year. The Madison County School System has been selected to receive two of those scholarships which have a total value of $3,400 each.
This is a great opportunity for Madison County students, and the criteria are very simple. To be considered for the Gene Haas scholarships, incoming students are required to have a 2.5 GPA, to complete a Calhoun application for admission, and to complete both a FAFSA and a scholarship application by March 1, 2019. Information and links to the required applications can be found at the following: https://calhoun.edu/student-services/financial-aid/calhoun-scholarships/.
The demand for machine tool technicians and operators continues to increase. There are over 200 machine shops in north Alabama alone, and the need for entry level technicians and operators in the service area is greater than the current supply of qualified individuals. These scholarships can provide an outstanding opportunity for the future for two Hazel Green High School students. No prior career/technical coursework is required. The students need only be interested in training for a great career in the high wage/high demand field of Machine Tool Technology. Industries in our area such as Boeing, ULA, Brown Precision Inc., In-Tech America Medical, Dynetics, Parker Hannifin, IMS INC., NASA, and many more have jobs available for trained, qualified machinists.
Free Trade Programs at Calhoun
Dual Enrollment at Calhoun Community College
Dual Enrollment EMT at Calhoun
Georgia Tech Alumni Network Scholarships
There are several scholarships, but one is specifically for north Alabama students.
Huntingdon College Presidential Fellows Program Stackable Scholarship
Huntsville Bible College
University of Alabama
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2. Caroline Sassano is the UA recruiter for our area. Her number is 256-426-7230. She can answer all your questions regarding the university, including assistance with applications.
3. They have changed required ACT scores for scholarships. If you have a GPA of 3.5, you can now get a merit scholarship with a 21. You can now get your tuition paid with an ACT of 30.
4. If you are on free or reduced lunch you can get your application fee waived, $275 of the required $300 freshman enrollment deposit, and most of, if not all, the deposit for housing. See Ms. J in the Guidance Office for waivers.
- Applications for enrollment are open now.
- Oct. 1st – Applications for student housing open.
- Oct. 1st – Complete FAFSA at fafsa.gov.
- December 15th – deadline for scholarship consideration (You must be admitted before you apply for school scholarships.)
- Feb. 2nd – Students are now assigned to housing if they haven’t made arrangements.
- Early February – Registration for Bama Bound Student Orientation sessions opens.
- March 1st – deadline to receive FAFSA results
- May 1st – priority date to pay freshman enrollment deposit