Scholarships

2+2 Scholarship to Athens State and NWSCC

  • Must be nominated by High School scholarship committee
  • Must attend NWSCC for 2017/2018 and 2018/2019and earn at least 41 to 60 hours with a 3.5 GPA
  • Must attend Athens State University for 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 years
  • See Mrs. Gray for the nomination
  • Tuition and Fee Waiver only
  • Deadline March 6, 2017

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 AAFEPA: Alabama Association of Federal Education Program Administrators Scholarships

  • Must be a senior graduating in the Spring/Summer, 2017
  • Joan Buckley Scholarship: Must intend to pursue a bachelor's degree in any area of interest
  • Leo Brown Scholarship: Must intend to pursue a bachelor's degree in Education
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Must submit a one-page personal typed narrative (300 words max) which includes:
    • Why you are applying for the scholarship 
    • Future goals
    • Awards
    • Interests
    • Leadership within at least one school, community or church activitiy
    • Involvement in extracurricular activities
    • Successful experience working with children/young people
  • See Mrs. Gray for the application
  • Deadline - October 24, 2016

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Abbott and Fenner Scholarship

  • Must be a high school junior or senior
  • Must submit an essay on your educational career and life goals
  • Must apply online at www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships
  • This is also a link to many other scholarship websites
  • Deadline: June 12, 2017

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AES Engineering Services Scholarship

  • Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted
  • Students must submit an essay between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the two questions below:
    When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?
  • Amount of award: $500.00
  • Deadline for entry: October 06, 2016
  • Submit essay to: scholarships@aesengineers.com
  • There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time.
  • Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending in 2016/17 and your plans for 2017/18.

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Alabama Association of School Office Personnel Scholarship   

• Must plan to pursue a degree in Business or K-12 Education
• Must write a personal letter stating your financial need for the scholarship
• Must demonstrate strong academic standards
• Must submit 3 letters of recommendation
• Deadline - March 1, 2017; return the application to Mrs. Gray no later than February 24, 2017
  • See Mrs. Gray for the application

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Alabama Bankers Association Scholarship

  • Must be a high school senior whose parent is a full-time employee at an Alabama Bank
  • Must be a bona fide resident of Alabama
  • Must plan to be a full time college student beginning in the Fall 2017
  • See Mrs. Gray for the application or get the information online at http://www.alabamabankers.org/
  • Deadline: February 3, 2017

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Alabama Conservation District Employees Association Scholarship

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be a High School Senior living in Alabama
  • Must be active in student affairs or show leadership abilities
  • Must show financial need
  • See Mrs. Gray for the application
  • Deadline: March 7, 2017

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Alabama FBLA Scholarship

  • Must be a graduating senior in May 2017
  • Must be a member of FBLA
  • Must plan to attend the Alabama FBLA State Convention
  • Must apply online at http://www.alabamafbla.org/
  • Deadline October 31, 2016

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Alabama Home Builders Foundation Scholarship


• Must be a resident of Alabama
• Must be enrolling in or attending a 2 or 4 year college/university in Alabam
• Must be enrolled in a residential construction-related curriculum
• Apply online at https://ahbfoundation.org
• Deadline: March 15, 2017

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Alabama Public Television 2016 Young

Young Heroes Award

  • Based on :
    • Scholarship
    • Community/school service
    • Excelled while overcoming extreme hardship
  • See Mrs. Gray to be nominated
  • Deadline: February 19, 2017

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Alabama School Transportation Association Scholarship

• Must be the child of a school bus employee in the public school pupil transportation field for at least the past 3 years (since January 1, 2013)
• Must have a 3.0 GPA or better
• Must have demonstrated leadership skills in co-curricular and community service activities
• Must have strong moral character
• Please see Counselor for the application
• Deadline: April 29, 2017

 

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Alabama Sports Federation Foundation Student Ambassador & Scholarship Program

  • Must be a Junior or Senior in an Alabama High School
  • Must have strong academics, leadership and communication skills
  • Will be an ASF Foundation spokesperson for the statewide campaign against "Texting and Driving"
  • See Counselor Gray for more information and the application
  • Deadline: Application must be in to Counselor Gray no later than December 15, 2017

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 ALCARH Resident Scholarship   

  • Must be living as a resident on the current tenant certification at a ALCARH member complex, live in an income restricted income unit and have lived at that complex for at least 6 months
  • Must be in good standing with the management company where you live
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • See Mrs. Gray for the application
  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

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ALFA Foundation Scholarship

• Must be a high school senior planning to enroll in a 2 or 4 year college in Alabama
• Scholarship based on academics, leadership, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, and a statement of goals and aspirations
• Minimum 2.5 GPA
• Must be a member of Alabama Farmers Federation (the membership must be issued in the name of the scholarship applicant to be eligible)
• Must apply at AlfaInsurance.com
• Deadline: April 1, 2017

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Alpha Pi Chi National Sorority, Inc. Zeta Epsilon Chapter Scholarship

• Must have at least a 2.4 GPA (C average)
• Must provide proof of enrollment into a Career Tech/Vocational School or a 2 year or 4 year       college or university
• Deadline: April 26, 2017

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AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts Audition

  • Must be a senior who plans to pursue a career in the fine arts or performing arts
  • See Mrs. Gray to be nominated and get more information about the auditions
  • Deadline: January 10, 2017

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American Cancer Society's Mid-South Division Scholarship

  • Must have had a diagnosis of cancer before age 19
  • Must be under the age of 25
  • Must be a US citizen and a legal resident of Alabama
  • Must have a GPA of at least 2.5 or GED
  • Must be unconditionally accepted at a 2 or 4 year college/university
  • Must be a full time college student in the Fall 2017
  • See Mrs. Gray for the application

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American Indian College Fund Scholarship

  • Must provide tribal enrollemnt verification or proof of descencency
  • Must document financial need
  • Must apply online at www.usa funds.org
  • Click on "Funding College"
  • Apply between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2017

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The American Legion Scholarship and Financial Aid Website

Scholarship and Financial Aid Search for many different scholarships:

  • Samsung Scholarship for Boys State and Girls State participants
  • Eagle Sout of the Year Scholarship
  • Oratorical Contest Scholarships
  • Legacy Scholarship for children of 9/11 veterans
  • Baseball Scholarships for American Legion Baseball Players
  • Nurses Scholarships

Apply online at http://www.legion.org/scholarships

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American Legion Legacy Scholarship   

  • Must be the child of parent who was killed in the line of duty son or since 9/11/01
  • Must be a high school senior planning to attend an accredited college or university in theUS
  • Apply online at http://www.legion.org/scholarships
  • Deadline: 4/01/17

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Anne Frank Outstanding Scholarship Award

• Must be a high school senior
• Must have been accepted into a 4 year college or university
• Must write an essay that relates a single personal experience that demonstrates a  
commitment to social justice through peace initiatives, by taking a stand against discrimination of any type, reaching out to underserved community members, or working to bring diverse people together

• See Counselor for the application
• Deadline: March 1, 2017

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ANS (American Nuclear Society) Incoming Freshman Scholarship    

  • Must be a senior planning to attend college full time in the fall
  • Must plan to pursue a degree in nuclear engineering
  • Based on:
  • Academic achievement
  • College courses enrolled in
  • Quality and content of 500-word essay
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Must apply online at http://www.ans.org/honors/scholarships/forms/
  • ***There are many other scholarships available at this website for students planning to pursue a career in any of the math or science fields.
  • Deadline: April 1, 2017

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Apartment List Scholarship

• Must be a US citizen
• Must be a senior in High School who is at least 18 years old and planning to attend an accredited college or university in Fall of 2017


• Must apply online at apartmentList.com/scholarship
• Deadline: December 1, 2016

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Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship

• Must plan to pursue a fashion related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college
• Must have a demonstrable record of academic success
• Must have a passion and drive for a fashion related career
• Must write a 500-1000 word essay to answer the following question: "What specific skill do you  most want to develop?"
• Must submit application and essay online at http://www.fashion-schools.org/ (application is at the bottom of the page)
• Deadline: June 1, 2017

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Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship

• Must plan to pursue an animation related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college
• Must have a demonstrable record of academic success
• Must have a passion and drive for a animation and/or design related career
• Must write a 500-1000 word essay to answer the following question: "What specific skill do you most want to develop?"
• Must submit application and essay online at http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ (scholarship application is to the right of the page)
• Deadline: June 1, 2017

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Aspiring Nurse Scholarship

• A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
• A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare
• Go to www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage to apply
• Open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue a college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs
• Deadline: June 30, 2017

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Auburn University or Auburn University in Montgomery Freshman Scholarships

• Must apply for admission to Auburn University in Montgomery no later than January 15, 2017
• Must apply for scholarships at http://auburn.edu/scholarship/undergraduate/freshman.html by February 10, 2017
• Students applying for Needs-based scholarships must also complete the FAFSA between January 1, 2017 and March 1, 2017

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Auburn University Chemical Engineering Scholarship

  • Must apply to and be accepted in the Pre-Chemical Engineering Program at Auburn University
  • Must specify Pre-Chemical Engineering as your major on the Auburn Application for Admission
  • Apply online at http://www.auburn.edu/scholarship/ausom
  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

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Auburn University College of Agriculture Scholarship

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  • Must be a senior who is:
    • A son/daughter of an SCA Tissue Employee or
    • Any permanent resident of Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, or Limestone Counties. (Must have lived there at least 366 days)
  • Must plan to pursue an Engineering Degree at Auburn University
  • Based on:
    • Academic achievement - At least a 3.0 GPA and 27 ACT
    • Leadership potential
    • Critical thinking skills
  • Priority Deadline: December 1, 2016
  • Final Deadline: February 10, 2017

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 AXA Achievement Community Scholarship

  • Must be a senior
  • Must demonstrate:
    • Ambition and drive
    • Determination to set and reach goals
    • Respect for self, family and community
    • Ability to succeed in college

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BBG Communications Scholarship    

  • Must be between the ages 16 and 21
  • Must submit an essay on a given topic
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Must apply online at http://www.breylancommunications.com/
  • Deadline: June 30, 2017

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B. Davis Scholarship   

 AWARD VALUE: $1,000

This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.

  • There is no age restriction
  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.
  • Must apply online at www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
  • Deadline: May 22, 2017

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Better Business Bureau of North Alabama Scholarship

• Must be a junior or senior
• Based on :
Personal integrity and character, Personal Achievements, Academic Accomplishments and Contributions to Community and School
• Must submit a 400 word essay on the importance of ethics in business, government and the community
• Must submit written documentation of extracurricular activities and community service (activity résumé)
• Please apply at www.bbb.org/northern-alabama/torch-scholarship-application-2016 or see Mrs. Gray for the application and information.
• Deadline: September 23, 2016

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Big Sun Scholarship 2017

• Must be a high school senior
• All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they play
• Must submit an essay (500 - 1,000 words) to athleticawards@bigsunathletics.com. The essay must answer the following questions:
     1. How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
     2. Has your participation influenced your career goals?
     3. Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?

• Deadline: June 19, 2017
• For more information login to http://www.bigsunathletics.com/

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Bryant-Jordan Achievement Award    

  • Must be a senior
  • Requirements:
  • Participation in athletics
  • Academic success relative to ability
  • Overcome some unusual hardship
  • Please read the brochure and contact Mrs. Gray if you meet the requirements and are interested in being nominated.
  • Deadline: January 7, 2017

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Bryant-Jordan Scholar Athlete Award    

•  Must be a senior

•  Based on Outstanding Academic and Athletic Achievement

•  Please read the brochure and contact Mrs. Gray if you meet the requirements and are interested in being nominated.

•  Deadline: January 7, 2017

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 Buick Achievers Scholarship

  • Must plan to enroll as a full-time student at a 4-year college or university
  • Must plan to major in on of the following: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, or Design
  • Should be interested in a career in the automotive or related industry
  • Must be a US citizen and have a permanent address in the US
  • Must apply online at http://www.buickachievers.com
  • Deadline: February 27, 2017

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Burger King Scholarships

General Track
• Available to High School Seniors, Burger King Employees and their dependent spouses or children
• Must be a resident of the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
• Must have a 2.50 or higher GPA
• Must plan to enroll full time in a 2or 4 year college for the 2015/2016 school year
• Must apply online at: https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/burgerkingscholars/information.php
• Deadline: December 15, 2016

Employees Track

• Must be a Burger King employee or the dependent child or spouse of a Burger King employee
• Must be a graduating senior who is a resident of the USA, Canada or Puerto Rico
• Must have a 2.50 or higher GPA
• Must plan to enroll full time in a 2or 4 year college for the 2015/2016 school year
• Must apply online at: https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/burgerkingscholars/information.php
• Deadline: December 15, 2016

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Cappex Scholarships

  • College and Scholarship Search made simple
  • Login and follow the directions

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Carl Buchan Scholarship

• Must be a high school senior
• Must be a Lowe's employee or the child or spouse of a Lowe's employee
• Must demonstrate a history of commitment to community through:
o Leadership activities
o Community service
o Work experience
• Must have a minimum 3.25 GPA
• Must apply online at www.lowes.com/scholarships
• Deadline: February 28, 2017

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 Christian Connector

The Christian Connector is a "one-stop-shop" for receiving free information from Christian colleges.

  • We have over 100 Christian colleges and Bible colleges ready to send you information! 
  • Completing the free information request form is like attending a huge Christian college fair without ever leaving home. 
  • We also offer a $2,500.00 Christian college scholarship drawing. 
  • The site has dozens of links to Christian colleges, as well as admissions and financial aid tips and more. 
  • All of our information services are offered absolutely free! 
  • U.S. students considering undergraduate Christian colleges can also take advantage of our free Christian College Scholarship Resource Program

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 Coca-Cola Scholarship

  • Must be a senior
  • Based on :
    • Demonstrated leadership in school
    • Contributions to community
    • Academic achievement
    • Part-time employment
  • Must apply online at www.coca-colascholars.org
  • Click "Applicant" and then "Scholarships"
  • Deadline: October 31, 2016

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Cohen & Jaffe Scholarship

• An essay contest at www.cohenjaffe.com/college-scholarship
• There are two topics that applicants can write about:

1. Describe a time you drastically impacted someone else and improved their life.
2. What guidelines would you develop to ensure safety precautions are adhered to at medical facilities? What needs to be changed to protect patients?

• Deadline is April 3, 2017.

 

CollegeCounts Scholarship

  • Scholarship provided by the Alabama State Treasurer and the CollegeCounts Board of Directors
  • Must be a graduating senior planning to enroll in an Alabama College or University in Fall 2016
  • Must provide documentation of financial need
  • Must be a US citizen and an Alabama resident
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Must have an ACT score of 26 or below
  • Must apply online at  www.collegecountsalabama.com
  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

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College-Scholarships 

  • This website made available by the American Educational Guidance Center, Inc. provides links to many scholarships.
  • Click on the link above and follow the directions

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Danforth Scholars

  • Must be a senior
  • Must be planning to attend Washington University in St. Louis
  • Based on service, leadership, & academic excellence
  • Must be nominated  - Please see Mrs. Gray if you are interested in this nomination.
  • Deadline: November 15, 2016

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Dixie Softball, Inc. Scholarship

• Must be a high school senior
• Must have participated in a DIXIE SOFTBALL program for at least two years
• Must submit the following:

o Parent's Income Tax Return
o Letter from parent or guardian outlining financial need
o Statement from Dixie Softball local league official documenting participation
o Photo
o ACT score, rank, GPA
o Letter from applicant stating her desire for the scholarship

• Deadline: February 1, 2017

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship

  • Must be a senior planning to attend college in Fall 2011
  • See Mrs. Gray for the application
  • Deadline: March 15, 2017

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Dr. Walker Dempsey Hospital Foundation Scholarship    

  • Must be a senior enrolled in an accredited college
  • Based on GPA and need
  • See Mrs. Gray for the appllication
  • Deadline: April 15, 2017

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Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship

  • The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2015 competition
  • Must be a high school senior who is a US citizen
  • Male and female students compete separately
  • Must apply at www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm
  • Deadline: November 30,2016

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Family Security Scholarships

• Must be a graduating senior
• Must set up a Claim Your Youth savings account at Family Security
• Must submit a 750 word essay on the importance of establishing and maintaining good financial habits to: scholarships@myfscu.com
• Deadline: March 31, 2017

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  Fast Web   

  • Scholarship Information
  • Financial Aid Information
  • College Information for students and parents.

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FFA Scholarship
• Must be a graduating senior planning to enroll in a US College or University in Fall 2016
• Must be an active FFA member
• Must be a US citizen with a social security card
• Must create an account and apply online at https://www.ffa.org/scholarships
• Deadline: February 1, 2017

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Gates Millennium Scholars Program Scholarship

  • Must be a senior with at least a 3.3 GPA
  • Must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American
  • Must be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the US
  • Must enroll in a US. Accredited college or university as a full-time student in fall 2015
  • Must have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities
  • Must meet the federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria
  • Apply online at https://nominations.gmsp.org/gmsp_app/PDFforms.aspx
  • Deadline: January 11, 2017

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GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

• Must be a high school senior
• Based on Leadership, Drive, Integrity & Citizenship
• Must apply online at www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships or  http://facebook.com/GEReaganScholarships

•Deadline: January 8, 2017

  • Will open in Mid-October, 2016
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Gettysburg College STEM Scholars Program Scholarships
• Be a U.S. citizen, national (as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), alien admitted as a refugee under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or an alien lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence.
• Demonstrate financial need through submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS PROFILE.
• Be enrolled as a full-time student at Gettysburg College
• Intend to major in one of the following fields: Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics
• Apply online at http://www.gettysburg.edu/about/offices/provost/s-stem/index.dot or mail in the paper application
• Deadline: 1/15/17

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The Good South Scholarship

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GUARANTEED Scholarships

  • This website links scholarships to specific colleges. The scholarships are guaranteed if you meet the qualifications for the scholarship and qualifications for admission to the particular college for which you are applying.
  • Click on the link above and follow the directions

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Helping Hands Association Scholarship Of ECM and Shoals Hospitals

  • Must be a senior planning to pursue a degree in a healthcare-related field
  • See Counselor Gray for the application
  • Deadline: 4/16/17

 

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 Helen Keller Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary Scholarship

  • Must be a senior in High School who plans to pursue a Health Related Field
  • Must be accepted to a 2 or 4 year college or university
  • See Mrs. Gray for the application
  • Deadline: March 20, 2017

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Horatio Alger Scholarship   

  • Must be a senior graduating in the Spring/Summer, 2017
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must intend to pursue a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution beginning Fall 2015
  • Must demonstrate critical financial need ( $55,00.00 or lower family income)
  • Must be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Must demonstrate integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Must have at least a 2.0 GPA
  • Must apply online at scholars.horatioalger.org    
  • Deadline - October 25, 2016

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Inter-Tribal Council of Alabama Workforce Investment Act Scholarship

  • Must have a Tribal Roll Card
  • Must reside in Alabama
  • Must apply and be accepted to a college
  • Must apply for the Pell Gran
  • Must be considered low income by Health and Human Services
  • Must contact the ITCA Office for the application:
  • Deadline not noted

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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

• Must be a graduating senior in 2015
• Must plan to enroll as a full time student in an accredited 4-year college for fall 2015
• Must have a GPA of 3.5 or better
• Must have at least a 26 ACT score or 1200 SAT score
• Must demonstrate financial need (will consider applicants with family income up to &95,000.00)
• Must apply online at www.jkcf.org/scholarships
• APPLICATION DATES: Late September, 2016 - November 30, 2016

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Jacksonville State University Scholarships 

  • Must apply and be admitted to Jacksonville State University
  • There are many different scholarships with different requirements
  • Must apply online at http://www.jsu.edu/finaid/scholarships/types.html
  • Deadline: March 15, 2017
  • Will open October 1, 2016

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Jacksonville State University Art Scholarships

•If you are interested in competing for art scholarships should contact Ms. Jane Greene, Department Secretary, at 256-782-5626 or jgreene@jsu.edu for submission requirements and deadlines.

• For more information visit the website: http://www.jsu.edu/art/scholarships.html
• Deadline: March 1, 2017

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Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship

• Must be a graduating senior in 2016
• Must plan to enroll as a full time student in an accredited 4-year college for fall 2016
• Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better
• Must demonstrate leadership abilities through participating in community service or other    extracurricular activities
• Combined adjusted income of the parents cannot exceed $50,000.00
• See Mrs. Gray for the application
• Deadline: March 31, 2017

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John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest   

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    Keep the Shoals Beautiful Scholarship 

  • Download the application at http://www.keeptheshoalsbeautiful.com/?page_id=618
  • Must write an essay about a project or event which you started or participated in to promote a clean environment such as the following:
  • o Litter reduction
  • o Environmental education
  • o Recycling
  • o Clean-ups (such as after tornadoes, elderly yards...)
  • Deadline - April 1, 2017

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Kid's Chance Scholarship

  • Sponsored by the Alabama Law Foundation  
  • Must be the son or daughter of a parent who was killed or permanently and totally disabled on an on-the-job accident
  • Apply online at http://www.alfinc.org/
  • Deadline: May 1, 2017

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Linly Heflin Scholarship

• Must be a female who is a US citizen and an Alabama citizen
• Must intend to pursue a bachelor's degree at an accredited 4-year institution beginning in the Fall 2017 - (may begin at a 2 year college and transfer)
• Must demonstrate financial need
• Must demonstrate academic proficiency
• Must have a minimum ACT score of 23
• See Mrs. Gray for the application
• Deadline: January 9, 2017

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Listerhill Credit Union The Hill Scholarship

  • Must be a member of Listerhill Credit Union - You may join Listerhill Credit Union in order to apply for the scholarship by opening and account and depositing at least $5.00
  • Apply online at listerhill.com/thehill
  • Deadline: February 20, 2017

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Maple Leaf Dentistry Scholarship

  • Must plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution in the fall 2014
  • Must have done at least 100 hours of volunteer work over the last 2 years
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Apply online at http://www.peterboroughdentists.com 
  • Go to "Education" then "Scholarship"
  • Deadline: April 1, 2017

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship

  • Must be a senior planning to attend and Alabama college or University in Fall
  • Must include 2 letters of recommendation and résumé
  • See Mrs. Gray for the application
  • Deadline: March 15, 2017

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Mensa Foundation Scholarship

  • Apply online at http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships/
  • Must intend to enroll in an accredited U.S. institution for the 2014-2015 academic year
  • Must write an essay which meets the folloiwng requirements
    • Must be the applicants' orginal work
    • No more than 550 words in length
    • Must be entered via cut/paste on the scholarship application form on the Web site
    • Applicants' names, addresses and other identifying information MUST NOT be included in their essays
  • Application available September 15, 2016 - January 15, 2017

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Mercer University Engineering Scholarship Challenge

• Must attend the scholarship challenge at Mercer University on November 14

The Saturday event on November 14th will include:
• Welcome breakfast and registration;
• The scholarship challenge (a math and language test or a media design problem for Technical Communication) in the morning -- no calculus background is required;
• A parents' program occurs in parallel with the scholarship challenge test which provides information about the admissions and financial aid processes;
• Engineering laboratory tours immediately following the challenge;
• Lunch, afternoon campus tours and social time to talk with other participants, faculty and admissions counselors
• (Optional) We also have limited tickets available to the Make-End makers' festival that is taking place next to Mercer's campus that day. Please visit www.make-end.com to learn more about the event. If students would like to reserve tickets for this event, please email Heather Perrin at Perrin_h@mercer.edu.


• Must apply at engineering.mercer.edu/scholarship

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Mississippi Community Education Center Scholarship

  • Must write an essay about your college plans and financial needs
  • Must apply for the FAFSA and submit a copy of your results letter
  • Must include 3 sealed letters of recommendation
  • See Mrs. Gray for the application
  • No specified deadline

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Montevallo President's Outdoor Scholars

• Must be a Senior who is interested in outdoor pursuits
• Must plan to attend Montevallo University
• Must write an essay about how an outdoor experience helped develop a respect for the preservation of game and natural resources
• Apply online at www.montevallo.edu/presidents-outdoor-scholars or see Mrs. Gray for the application

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Morrison Funeral Home Outstanding Service Scholarship

  • Must be a senior with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Must be currently involved in or previously involved in a service oriented club/event for school and/or the community
  • Must be a good citizen
  • Must be planning to attend either a 4 or 2 year college or university in the fall 2014
  • See Mrs. Gray for the application
  • Deadline: Application must be turned in to the Counselor before April 1, 2017

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 Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship

  • Must be a US citizen
  • ACT minimum English score of 22 and Math score of 21
  • Apply online at http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/   
  • Deadline: Open-ended

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NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award

  • Applicants MUST be a graduating senior who is running their own small business in order to be considered for an award
  • Must plan to begin college in the Fall 2015
  • Apply online at www.NFIB.com/YEA
  • Deadline: December 18, 2016

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Northwest Shoals Community College ACT Academic Scholarship   

  • Must be a senior planning to attend NWSCC
  • Must apply for admission to NWSCC
  • Must have at least a 3.25GPA and at least a 25 ACT score
  • See Mrs. Gray for the application
  • Deadline: March 19, 2017

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NWSCC Foundation Scholarships

  • Must be a senior planning to attend NWSCC
  • Must apply for admission to NWSCC
  • Must apply for the FAFSA
  • Must submit a transcript with the scholarship application
  • Apply online at: www.nwscc.edu/foundationscholarship
  • Deadline: March 19, 2017
  • Scholarships are from foundations for specific groups of students - Below is a list of those scholarships for which you may qualify - apply to as many as you wish:

  o Aaron B. Singleton Memorial Endowment

o Billy Bowling Memorial Scholarship Endowment

o Brian Taylor Scholarship (Computer Information Systems Major)

o Cecil Clapp, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Endowment ( Forestry or Agriculture Focus)

o Cliff and Mabel Brown Memorial Scholarship Endowment

o Cody Randall Fisher Memorial Scholarship

o D. Mitchell Self Memorial Scholarship Endowment

o Diane Ashe-Clayton Memorial Scholarship (Single parent)

o Esther McAfee Flippo Hunt Memorial Scholarship ( Nursing Program)

o Franklin A. Lenfesty Memorial Scholarship Endowment (Chemical Lab Technician Major)

o General Foundation Scholarship

o Grainger Scholarship (Industrial Systems Technology Major)

o Homojean Grisham Memorial Scholarship Endowment (Cherokee High School Senior)

o Howell Heflin Memorial Scholarship

o ICS Scholarship (Integrated Corporate Solutions, Inc.) (Computer Information Systems Major)

o Joseph W. Wade Memorial Scholarship Endowment

o June Hester Memorial Scholarship

o Martha Isbell Memorial Scholarship Endowment

o Mattie Lou Gist Memorial Scholarship Endowment (Employee or family of employees of G&G/FMI)

o Muscle Shoals Safety & Health Association (Occupational Safety & Health Major)

o Orbin F. Gist Memorial Scholarship Endowment(Employee or family of employees of G&G/FMI)

o Watson & Jewel Hester Memorial Scholarship Endowment

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NWSCC Opportunity Scholarship  

  • Must be a senior planning to attend NWSCC
  • Must apply for admission to NWSCC
  • Based on need
  • Priority will be given to students who have not be offered other scholarships
  • Must complete the FAFSA online
  • See Mrs. Gray for the application
  • Deadline: August 15, 2017

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NWSCC General Scholarship   

  • Includes the ACT, Ambassador, College Bowl, Music (vocal and instrumental) and Art Scholarship Applications
  • Must be a senior planning to attend NWSCC
  • Must apply for admission to NWSCC
  • Must submit a transcript with the scholarship application
  • There are different GPA requirements for the various scholarships; please see the application for this information
  • Must apply online at http://nwscc.edu/financialaid/finaid.html
  • Deadline: March 19, 2017

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Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship

• Must be between the ages of 16 and 25
• Must submit answers to the essay questions on the application page
• Must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater
• Deadline: 3/30/17

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Oral Roberts University Quest Whole Person Scholarship

• Based on character, leadership and community service
• Must plan to attend Oral Roberts University
• Request a nomination online at quest.oru.edu or ask Mrs. Gray for a nomination

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Peter Pasula Study Habits Scholarship

  • Must plan to attend an accredited post-secondaryt institution by the fall of 2014
  • Must answer the essay question on the website online application form
  • Apply online at http://mortgagebrokersburnaby.com
  • Deadline: April 1, 2017

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Pro-Air, Pro-Earth Scholarship

  • Must be a senior planning to attend a technical school, 2-year or 4-year college
  • Must have 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Must have at least at 24 ACT or 1650 SAT score
  • Must write an essay defining a Pro-Earth person
  • Must get a letter of recommendation from the counselor
  • Deadline: December 13, 2016

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Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and Scholarship

  • Must be a legal resident of the US
  • Based on community service - Must describe a volunteer community service activity performed this year (Since September 1, 2013)
  • Must apply online at http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit
  • Deadline: November 18, 2016

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Rebates Zone Scholarship

  • DEADLINE: 12/15/16

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Rural Health Scholars Program at the University of Alabama

  • Must be currently enrolled as a high school junior
  • Must have a "B" average or 3.0 GPA
  • Must have at least a  21 ACT or 1000 SAT score (UA requires the writing portion)
  • Must reside in a rural community
  • Must have been an Alabama resident for at least eight year
  • See Mrs. Gray for more information or Apply online at www.ruralhealthscholars.ua.edu

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Samford University's Beeson Exceptional Scholars Scholarship

  • Must be a senior planning to attend Samford University
  • Based on High Academic Achievement
  • Nomination required- If you are interested, please see Mrs. Gray
  • Deadline: December 1, 2016

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SCA Americas Scholarship Program

  • Must be a senior who is the son/daughter of an SCA Tissue Employee
  • Based on
    • Academic achievement
    • Leadership potential
    • Community involvement
    • Goals and aspirations
  • See Mrs. Gray for the application
  • Deadline: January 21, 2017

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Schmoop & Zinch Scholarship 

  • Featured Shmoop: $3,000 Zinch Scholarship - Shmoop has teamed with the folks at Zinch to offer a $3,000 scholarship to you.
  • Apply online at Shmoop & Zinch Scholarship. All you need to do is defend your favorite word in the English language.
  • Deadline: May 31, 2017
  • Schmoop is also a useful website where students can get study help on almost any subject and many other helpful things.  

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School Soup

  • Schoolsoup.com is the largest free online data base of private and college/university specific scholarships in the United States. We have amassed over $40 Billion in scholarship data and are considered a leading source for students and parents researching scholarships and financial aid.
  • Click on the link above and follow the directions

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Scholarships for High School Seniors

This website is a valuable resource that provides information on a virtually limitless number of scholarships.

Some of the scholarships on the site have links, while some require navigation to the website by typing in the address in the search bar.

  • State Specific Scholarships
  • Career Specific Scholarships
  • Essay Contest Scholarships
  • Sweepstakes Scholarships
  • Scholarships based on Community Service
  • Many others 

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Shell Oil Company Technical Scholarship

• Must Apply online at: https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10151/yshell_oil_company_company_technical_scholarships_scholarship.php

• Applicants will be asked to upload a copy of their high school transcript and standardized test scores, and to provide the names & email addresses for two individuals to provide recommendations on the applicant's behalf.

• Must plan to enroll full-time in one of the following majors (geology, geophysics, physics, chemical, civil, electrical, geological, geophysical, mechanical or petroleum engineering) at a specified institution.

• Must be lawfully authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States without any form of sponsorship.

• Deadline: March 3, 2017

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Shoals Scholar Dollar Foundation Student of the Year Award

  • Minimum GPA of 2.50
  • 95% cumulative attendance rate in high school
  • No Major discipline referrals at school or with the police
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Any student in grade 9-12 who meets the qualifications can apply 
  • See Mrs. Gray for the application
  • Deadline: January 15, 2017

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Shoals Scholar Dollar Scholarship

  • 95% Cumulative High School Attendance (excused & unexcused)
  • Cumulative High School Average of 75 or higher
  • No major disciplinary issues
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Completion of the NWSCC Student Success Course
  • Application Deadline: March 17, 2017
  • Shoals Scholar Dollars is a scholarship of last resort. Students must apply for the FAFSA and all other NWSCC scholarsip as well as other cash scholarships.
  • See Mrs. Gray for the application

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Smith Scholarship Foundation Scholarship

  • Must be a graduating Alabama high school senior
  • Must have at least a C+ GPA
  • Must plan to attend  college in the State of Alabama
  • Must have made a significant contribution to family or community
  • Must also apply for at least 3 other scholarships and other financial aide available
  • Must have taken the ACT and completed the FAFSA application
  • Apply online at www.smithscholarships.com
  • Deadline for Application and FAFSA: December 1, 2016
  • Deadline for Letters of Recommendation: January 15, 2017

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• Must be a senior planning to attend college in the fall
• Must be the child of an active employee in public school transportation program for the past  3 years (since January 1, 2013) as a bus driver, aide, monitor, mechanic, parts clerk, foreman, manager, trainer, supervisor, director or inspector.
• Must certify a Gross Taxable Family Income of $75,000.00 or less
• Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
• Please see Counselor for the application
• Deadline: April 29, 2017

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SP Scholarship

• Must be at least 13 yr. old and plan to enroll in a college in the US
• Must be a legal US resident
• Must Apply online at: https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13400/sp_scholarship_scholarship.php

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Spokeo Scholarships: a resource of the Top 50 Scholarships
50 of the best scholarships for the upcoming year - complete with a deadline countdown and scholarship amount

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SportQuest Scholarship

• Must be a sophomore, junior or senior
• Must have a C average or higher
• Must currently be a varsity level athlete in one or more sports
• Must be a committed follower of Jesus Christ
• Must apply online at www.playingwith purpose.org
• Deadline: September 25, 2016

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StudentScholarships.org

  • Voted the #1 Free Resource for Students
  • This site links you to countless scholarships for which Cherokee High School students are eligible.
  • Click on the link above and follow the directions

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  SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes

• Must be a senior
• Must apply online at www.suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes
• Free to enter and eligibility not based on GPA or financial need
• Enter once every two weeks, up to 15 times during the sweepstakes period
• Two winners will be randomly chosen every week from 10/30/16 - 5/13/17

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The Academy of Dramatic Arts Scholarship

• For students interested in pursuing a career in acting and attending the Academy of Dramatic Arts in either New York or Los Angeles
• Requires a nomination - See Mrs. Gray for the application

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Troy University Foundation Scholarship

  1. Scholarships given by varied organizations and foundations
  2. Different qualifications required for each scholarship
  3. Must plan to attend Troy University
  4. Deadline March 31, 2017

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University of North Alabama Department of Chemistry and Industrial Hygiene Scholarships

  • Must be a Senior
  • Must plan to pursue a degree in either Chemistry or Industrial Hygiene at UNA 
  • Must write an essay about the importance of role models
  • See Mrs. Gray for the application
  • Deadline: February 15, 2017

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 University of South Alabama School of Computer and Information Science Scholarships

 * After logging onto the website go to "Prospective Students" and then to "Scholarship Information"

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 University of West Alabama Alumni Relations Scholarship 

  • Must be a senior who plans to attend the University of West Alabama
  • Must have a 2.75 GPA and 19 ACT score
  • Must complete the FAFSA
  • Must meet other requirements for the various scholarships as stated on the application.
  • See Counselor for the application
  • Deadline: April 15, 2017

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Varsity Tutors Monthly College Scholarship Contest

• Write a 200-900 word essay on a specific topic each month to enter the Varsity Tutors Monthly College Scholarship Contest
• Apply online at http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship
• Enter between the 1st and 15th of each month

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Visine Students with a Vision Scholarship

• Must be a high school senior
• Must have a minimum 2.8 GPA
• Must be able to demonstrate financial need
• Must demonstrate involvement in school activities and/or community
• Must submit an essay or video that explains their clear vision or goal
• Must apply online at https://www.visine.com/scholarship
• Deadline: March 1, 2017

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Wace National CO-OP Scholarship Program
• Must plan to attend one of the following Universities or Colleges and CO-OP

  • Clarkson University
  • State University of New York Oswego
  • Drexel University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • The University of Toledo
  • Merrimack College
  • Kettering University

• Must have a GPA of 3.5 or better
• Must submit a 200 word essay describing why you have chosen to pursue a college cooperative   education program
• May apply online at www.waceinc.org or see Mrs. Gray for the paper application

  • Deadline: 2/15/2017

 

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 1800Wheelchair Scholarship    

  • Must be a senior 16 years or older
  • Must be a legal US resident or hold a valid student visa
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA or greater
  • Must submit a 500 word essay
  • Must apply online at 1800wheelchair.com/scholarship/
  • Deadline: May 15, 2017

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Wendy's High School Heisman Award

  • Must be a senior girl or boy
  • Must exhibit excellence in the classroom, in athletics, and in the community
  • Must have at least a B average
  • Apply online at www.wendysheisman.com 
  • Phase 1 Deadline (Athletic, Academic and Community Involvement Information): October 3, 2016
  • Phase 2 Deadline (Essay Questions): October 24, 2016

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Whiddon Honors Programs Scholarship at the University of South Alabama

• Be a U. S. citizen or permanent resident
• Be a 2016 high school graduate with at least a 3.5 GPA and 27 ACT Score
• Apply for admission to the University of South Alabama
• Request official ACT or SAT scores be sent directly to the USA Office of Admissions
• Request official high school transcript be mailed to the Office of Admissions directly from the high school showing grades through the junior year
• Complete application for Honors Program

•Must apply online at: http://www.southalabama.edu/departments/honors/scholarship.html#sthash.D8kxQFMq.dpuf

  • Deadline: December 6, 2016 for first consideration