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2019 Scholarship Guide

Here's a compiled lists of scholarships available to Alabama high school students.

Membership Scholarships

ARRL Charles Clarke Cordle Memorial Scholarship

www.arrl.org/scholarship-descriptions

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: January 31
  • Requirements: Must be a resident of Georgia or Alabama; must be a high school senior; must be an active, FCC-licensed ham; minimum 2.5 GPA; preference given to students of electronics, communications, or related fields

Max4Kids Foundation

www.mymax.com/about-max/max4kids-foundation

  • Amount: 10 awards of $5,000
  • Deadline: February 16
  • Requirements: Must be an Alabama high school senior; must be a member of Max Credit Union; minimum 2.75 GPA

Alabama Bankers Association Bankers to Leaders Scholarship

www.alabamabankers.com

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: February 15
  • Requirements: Must be an Alabama high school senior; parent must be employed full time at an Alabama Bankers Association member bank; minimum 2.74 GPA; minimum ACT score of 20

Alabama Cattlemen’s Association 2-Year College Scholarship Foundation

www.bamabeef.org/scholarships

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Requirements: Must be an Alabama high school senior who will attend a 2-year college in the fall; must exhibit academic excellence, leadership skills and financial need; parents or grandparents of the applicant must be current members of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association for the past two consecutive years

ASE Credit Union Scholarship

www.yourasecu.com/scholarship

  • Amount: 2 awards of $1,000
  • Deadline: March 1
  • Requirements: Must be an Alabama high school senior; must be a member of ASE Credit Union, or parent or guardian must have an established account; minimum 3.0 GPA

Outstanding Junior Cattleman Scholarship Application

www.bamabeef.org/scholarships

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Requirements: Must be an Alabama high school senior who will attend a 2 or 4-year college in the fall; must be involved in junior cattlemen/youth livestock activities and have parents or grandparents who are current members of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association for the past two consecutive years

Alabama Cattlemen’s Association “Tagged for Greatness” Scholarship

www.bamabeef.org/scholarships

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Requirements: Must be an Alabama high school senior who will attend a 4-year college in the fall; must exhibit academic excellence, leadership skills and financial need; parents or grandparents of the applicant must be current members of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association for the past two consecutive years

Alfa Foundation Scholarship Program

http://alfafarmers.org/scholarships

  • Amount: 100 awards of $1,000
  • Deadline: January 31
  • Requirements: Must be an Alabama high school senior; minimum 2.5 GPA; must have a current Alabama Farmers Federation Membership issued in his/her name; Alfa Mutual Insurance employees and their dependent children are eligible to apply

Heritage Scholarships

KASF (Korean-American Scholarship Foundation) – Southern Region

www.kasf.org/southern

  • Amount: $500-$5,000
  • Deadline: June 30
  • Requirements: Must plan to be a full-time student at a school in one of the designated Southern region states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, or Tennessee); minimum 3.0 GPA ; must demonstrate a need for financial aid

AIAC Commission

www.aiac.alabama.gov

  • Amount: Up to $2,000
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Requirements: Must be an Alabama high school senior; must be enrolled in a federal/state recognized Tribe for a minimum of three years and meet your Tribe’s internal qualifications; special consideration will be given to nursing, medical, veterinary, and pharmacy majors

Earl P. Andrews, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

www.cacfinfo.org

  • Amount: Up to $2,000
  • Deadline: March 1
  • Requirements: Must be a high school senior graduating from a Montgomery County school; minimum 23 ACT; minimum 3.5 GPA; must be a minority student who demonstrates academic achievement and financial need

Extracurricular Scholarships

Bernie Varnadore Scholarship Program

http://baseball.dixie.org

  • Amount: 11 awards of $1,250
  • Deadline: April 1
  • Requirements: Must be an outstanding high school senior who has participated in a franchised Dixie Boys Baseball program and plans to pursue undergraduate studies at a college or university; must provide evidence of strong school and community leadership; must demonstrate financial need

Yvonne Ballentine Memorial Reflections Scholarship

www.alabamapta.org/scholarships

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: January 18
  • Requirements: The scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who participated in the Reflections program

Specific Field Scholarships

AGC Foundation Scholarship

www.alagc.org/scholarships/

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: November 30
  • Requirements: Must be a high school senior and resident of Alabama; must be enrolling in, or attending, an accredited junior college, technical school, or university in Alabama; must be enrolling in construction-related curriculum

Haynes Life Flight 2 Memorial Scholarship

www.cacfinfo.org

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: March 1
  • Requirements: Must be an Alabama high school senior; must be pursuing a degree in nursing or EMT certification; minimum 3.0 GPA

Alabama Home Builders Foundation Scholarship

www.ahbfoundation.org

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: March 15
  • Requirements: Must be a high school senior and resident of Alabama; must be enrolling in, or attending, an accredited junior college, technical school, or university in Alabama; must be enrolling in a residential construction-related curriculum

Southern Automotive Women’s Forum

www.southernautomotivewomen.org/scholarship/

  • Amount: $500-$5,000
  • Deadline: June 1
  • Requirements: Must be a female high school senior or graduate; must be enrolled or enrolling in a college or university in any of the following Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia or West Virginia; minimum 2.5 GPA; must be pursuing a degree in a STEM or automotive field

Go Build Alabama Student of the Month Scholarship

www.gobuildalabama.com/educators/student-of-the-month/

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: Monthly (September – April)
  • Requirements: Must be an Alabama high school junior or senior; must be pursuing in a career in the construction industry; should be enrolled or have been enrolled in related technical courses

Need-Based Scholarships

CollegeCounts Scholarship

www.treasury.alabama.gov/collegecounts-scholarship/

  • Amount: $2,000-$4,000
  • Deadline: March 1
  • Requirements: Must be an Alabama high school senior; must be planning to enroll in an Alabama eligible educational institution; must demonstrate financial need; minimum 2.75 GPA; ACT score of 26 or below

Kids Chance Scholarship

www.alabamalawfoundation.org

  • Amount: $500-$2,500
  • Deadline: May 1
  • Requirements: Must be a legal resident of Alabama; must be a student whose parent or parents have been permanently disabled or killed on the job

Alabama Scholarship for Dependents of Blind Parents

www.rehab.alabama.gov

  • Amount: Tuition and fees
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Requirements: Must be an Alabama student from a family in which the head of the family is blind and whose family income is insufficient to provide educational benefits for attendance at an Alabama post-secondary institution

Police Officer’s and Firefighter’s Survivors Educational Assistance Program

www.ache.state.al.us

  • Amount: Tuition, fees, books and supplies
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Requirements: Must be an Alabama high school student who is a dependent of an Alabama police officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty

Military Scholarships

American Legion Scholarship Program

www.legional.org

  • Amount: $850
  • Deadline: April 1
  • Requirements: Must be an Alabama high school student; must be a son, daughter, grandson, or granddaughter of a veteran that served their country during times of war

Alabama GI Dependents’ Educational Benefit Program

www.va.state.al.us

  • Amount: Tuition, fees, and book assistance
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Requirements: Must be an Alabama resident and a child of an eligible Alabama veteran

General Scholarships

“Countdown to College” Scholarship

www.potentialmagazine.com

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: January 4 and May 4
  • Requirements: Must be an Alabama high school student

“Don’t Wait to Reach Your Potential” Scholarship

www.potentialmagazine.com

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: January 4
  • Requirements: Must be an Alabama high school student

MKH Lawyers Driver Safety Scholarship

www.mkhlawyers.com/scholarship/

  • Amount: 3 awards of $1,000-$2,000
  • Deadline: April 12
  • Requirements: Must be an Alabama high school senior

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship

www.regions.com/promo/black-history-scholarship

  • Amount: 15 awards of $5,000
  • Deadline: February 28
  • Requirements: Must be an Alabama high school student; minimum 2.0 GPA

Community Foundations

Many areas have education based foundations that offer scholarships—see if there is one in your area:

  • Central Alabama Community Foundation (Montgomery, Pike, or Lowndes County)
  • Autauga Area Community Foundation
  • Elmore County Community Foundation
  • Anniston Community Education Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama (DeKalb, Etowah, St. Clair, Cherokee, Calhoun, Cleburne, Talladega, Clay, or Randolph County)
  • Southeast Alabama Community Foundation (Coffee, Dale, Houston, Geneva, or Henry County)
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama (Escambia, Mobile, Washington, Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Monroe or Conecuh County)
  • Dothan Education Foundation

 

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