University Scholarships & Programs

Updated March 11, 2019

These scholarship opportunities and programs have all appeared in the Trojan Daily. They are listed in alphabetical order by college name and will remain here until after the application deadline or event.

Auburn University

Seniors Going to Auburn...

You may be interested in attending a Your Major Workshop. For more information go to

Calhoun Community College

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Apply to Calhoun!

The graphic above shows the five simple steps to admission to Calhoun Community College. Visit to get started today or schedule a staff-guided campus tour at

Calhoun Scholarship Deadline

The deadline for Calhoun Community College scholarships is March 1st. They have lowered the required GPA from 3.0 to 2.5. Take advantage of this opportunity and apply online now at

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:

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

Are you on free or reduced lunch? This is a great chance to get the attached trade programs for free at Calhoun Community College Huntsville through the WIOA Grant. See Mrs. Jagielski in the Guidance Office if you're interested.
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Dual Enrollment at Calhoun Community College

Registration for the summer term at Calhoun will begin on April 2, 2019. The summer schedule is now available to view online at We anticipate that fall registration will open on June 1st. The Dual Enrollment brochure is attached.
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Dual Enrollment EMT at Calhoun

Calhoun Community College will host an information session for students interested in Dual Enrollment EMT on Tuesday, March 12, at 6:00 p.m. in room 105 of the Health Science Building on the Calhoun Decatur campus. The Dual Enrollment EMT brochure is attached.

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech Alumni Network Scholarships

There are several scholarships, but one is specifically for north Alabama students.

Huntingdon College

Huntingdon College Presidential Fellows Program Stackable Scholarship

Interested in Huntingdon College? Check out the information below on their Presidential Fellows Program stackable scholarship. You only have to have an ACT of 23 or higher and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Huntsville Bible College

Talk to Mrs. Jagielski in the Guidance Office if you are interested in enrolling in Huntsville Bible College. She may be able to get you $5,000 toward your first year's tuition.

University of Alabama

1. The College of Human Environmental Sciences is a new college at the University of Alabama. Programs include:
  • Apparel Design
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Human Development & Family Studies
  • Athletic Training
  • Fashion Retailing
  • Human Environmental Sciences
  • Interior Design
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Financial Planning
  • Public Health
  • Hospitality Management

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.

5. Deadlines:

  • Applications for enrollment are open now.
  • Oct. 1st – Applications for student housing open.
  • Oct. 1st – Complete FAFSA at
  • 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

Gowan Mitchell Scholarships for Hazel Green Seniors

Information on Gowan Mitchell Scholarships for Hazel Green seniors going to the University of Alabama is attached.

University of Alabama-Huntsville

If your GPA goes up at the end of the year, UAH will check to see if you qualify for a larger scholarship amount.

University of Montevallo

Would you like to get a scholarship to play video games as a competitive sport for the University of Montevello? Fill out the interest form at

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