Scholarship Opportunities!
We are sharing scholarship information that has come across our desk or we have found on the internet. Below is a list that contains some links to individual scholarships and scholarship search sites. You must take time to read through all these for requirements, the application process, and deadlines. 

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Scholarship Information

Suntrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes: 30 winners will be chosen at random for $500.00 to help cover education expenses. No GPA or financial need requirement. Starting September 12, 2017 students can enter online once during each entry period. Two $500.00 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning on or about October 30, 2017 until May 14, 2018.


The Smith Scholarship Foundation is an Accountability Scholarship Program providing assistance to High School Seniors who have “given back” to their community through volunteer activities or care of family while overcoming financial and personal challenges. The SSF programs provide up to $15,000 a year in financial assistance plus opportunities for study abroad, professional training through its Internship Program as well as valuable assistance from Mentors who counsel and assist students with academic, personal and professional obstacles. Deadline: Applications with letters of recommendation must be submitted by January 5, 2018.


AXA Achievement Scholarship The AXA Achievement Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000, and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Deadline: Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2017 or until 10,000 applications are received.


The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at the University of Texas at Dallas is one of the nations most generous and selective undergraduate merit awards. It includes a full scholarship and stipend package with access to UT Dallas’ rigorous education, leadership training, cultural enrichment, and personalized opportunities designed to equip students with the skills, experience, and confidence to succeed as leaders.


Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify students who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, show exceptional leadership potential and make an impact on their communities through service to others. To be eligible, applicants must be U. S. citizens or permanent residents, Black/African American and current high school seniors at the time of their application. Deadline: Early, November 1 (postmarked), 2017 applicants information will be forwarded to a select and limited number of colleges and scholarship providers. January 9 (postmarked), final deadline to be considered for the program.


Alabama Home Builders Foundation Scholarship The Alabama Home Builders Foundation scholarship was founded in 1995 with a mission to help fund deserving students who are interested in pursuing an education in the residential building trades in the state of Alabama. As of 2015,over $500,000 in scholarship funding has been awarded to over 1,000 students. Deadline: March 15, 2018, Opens January 1, 2018.


Alabama Center for Architecture The ACFA Birmingham Scholarship is a scholarship program that has given more than $60,000 in scholarship dollars since its creation. These funds are made possible through the annual ACFA golf tournament, scholarship grants from AIA National and generous donations of patrons and sponsors.  The scholarship online application is not yet open, keep checking the link for the application to come online.


Elks National Foundation Scholarship Programs The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2018 competition.

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately. Deadline: November 27, 2017


Linley Heflin Scholarships The Linly Heflin Scholarship Committee receives applications in the fall each year from Alabama women seeking help with their undergraduate degree at 4-year accredited Alabama colleges and universities. Our scholarships award $5,000 per year for four years or until graduation, whichever comes first, and high school seniors through college juniors may apply.  Specific criteria are used in the selection process and students must maintain a minimum G.P.A. to continue receiving the scholarship. Deadline: December 31, 2017


ALFA Foundation Scholarship Program Alfa Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist members of the Alabama Farmers Federation who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs in the state of Alabama. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student's choice.

The program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation's largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.  Deadline: January 31, 2018


Aspiring Nurse Scholarship Nursing Schools Almanac is proud to announce our fourth annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. We will award a $1,000 scholarship to a future nurse in the high school graduating class of 2018. The winner will best demonstrate:

A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics courses

A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare Deadline: August 31, 2018


Scholarships America Scholarship America manages thousands of scholarship programs. Many are only open to employees of the sponsoring company or their families, but some are available to students in the general public. Please take time to browse all of the scholarships listed to find any that you might qualify for. All of the programs below are managed by Scholarship America.


A Large list of scholarships compiled by Shelton State Financial Aid staff - Please carefully read through the scholarships listed here to see if there are any for which you qualify.


Junior League of Birmingham Academic Scholarship (for females) The application process for The Junior League of Birmingham Academic Scholarship opens January 2, 2018. The scholarship committee will grant one-year scholarships to qualified female applicants in minimum amounts of $1,000.00 for 2018-2019.


Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay contest Throughout history, African-Americans have been instrumental to the progress we’ve made together as a nation. In honor of their extraordinary achievements – and Black History Month – we’re proud to offer the Regions Riding Forward® Scholarship Essay Contest. High School and College students entered for an opportunity to win a $5,000 or $3,500 scholarship. Scholarship should open in January 2018

See the website for information from last year


Association for Iron and Steel Technology Birmingham Member Chapter Scholarship

The objectives of the AIST Birmingham Member Chapter Scholarships are to reward and encourage AIST Birmingham Chapter area high school seniors or currently enrolled undergraduate students preparing for a career in engineering by providing a grant of financial support during full-time attendance at any accredited college or university. One (1) one-year scholarship, valued at $2,000 will be available each year and is renewable for up to 4 years (based on a review of the recipient's grades). The scholarship will be awarded to an AIST Birmingham Chapter area student based on the criteria the Scholarship Award Committee has developed. If there are no applicants in engineering, the award may be given to an eligible student studying other majors relating to iron and steel production. Students are eligible to compete for the scholarships if, at the time of application, they are a current AIST member or the child (natural, step, adopted, or ward) or spouse of a member in good standing, of the AIST Birmingham Member Chapter. The student must be accepted in an eligible, full-time course of study in the field of engineering at an accredited college or university with a demonstrated interest toward a career in the iron and steel industry. The awards will be made without regard to financial need. Deadline: April 30, 2018


Cappex Alabama Scholarships This is a list of scholarships that have been available in Alabama. Sometimes the link is to a previous year application. You can google the name of the scholarship for 2017 2018 information.


Morris, King & Hodge Law - Texting and Driving Essay Scholarship  
Deadline:  Must be submitted online by April 2018. 
Morris, King & Hodge Law is offering a great scholarship opportunity for seniors.  This contest was created to spread the word about dangers of texting and driving.  There are three prizes that will be awarded:  1st Place - $2,000; 2nd Place - $1,200; and 3rd Place - $1,000. Participants must submit an essay of at least 1,000 words on the following topic:  How can we educate our community about the dangers of distracted driving? AND What are some practical ways we can drastically reduce distracted driving related accidents?  All applications have to be submitted online at:  




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