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

Alabama Home Builders Foundation
The Alabama Home Builders Foundation awards scholarships to deserving men and women who want to pursue careers in the core trades of the home building industry. The AHBF board of directors is actively interested in ensuring that our industry has enough skilled workers now and in the future. Since 1995, the Alabama Home Builders Foundation has awarded 1,121 scholarships totaling $578,000 to students wishing to study the building trades at schools in Alabama (trade schools, junior colleges and four year colleges.) To be eligible students must plan to enroll in a construction-related curriculum at a trade school, two-year, or four-year college. The application can be submitted electronically, click here to download or submit electronically or downloaded and printed. You can also pick up a copy in the counselor office. All scholarship applications and their required materials should be submitted by mail, email, or fax. â€‹DEADLINE is March 15, 2018.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Scholarship
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Phi Iota Omega Chapter in partnership with Classic Pearls, Inc. is awarding $7,500 in scholarships to deserving Birmingham metropolitan area students. Our scholarships are awarded for Academic Merit and for Community Service to college bound high school seniors to help defray college education expenses. Additionally, we will select one (1) recipient pursuing a career in education to receive a scholarship. Our goal is to award scholarships on academic merit and community service to those students who have earned the best academic credentials and provided outstanding service to the community. The application is available on their website Classic Pearls
or Alpha Kappa Alpha . Applicants applying for the Community Service Scholarship should include TWO letters of recommendation from organizations where they have volunteered during their senior year. DEADLINE for application package is postmarked no later than March 2, 2018.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship
Applicants should have the following credentials:
1) GPA of at least 3.0
2) ACT Score of 20 and/or SAT score of 910 or higher (please note that is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that ACT/SAT scores are printed on the back of the OFFICIAL High School Transcript or enclosed in a sealed envelope from the official testing company.
3) Community Involvement
4) Communication Skills
5) Leadership Skills
Applications can be downloaded from on the bottom left side of their homepage or you can pick up a copy in Mrs. Watkins' office.

Mercedes-Benz Scholarship Program
This opportunity is for high school seniors who reside in Jefferson or Tuscaloosa Counties and planning to enroll in a post-secondary program for the fall of 2018. No minimum GPA or test score is required. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need is not considered.
The application can be printed off from MBUSI website 
Deadline for application is March 15, 2018

The Rotary Club of Shades Valley College Scholarship
The Educational Foundation of the The Rotary Club of Shades Valley offers one year scholarships in the amount of $5,000.00 to students attending Shades Valley, JCIB, Homewood, Mountain Brook, and John Carroll. The student must reside in Jefferson County. Scholarship awards are based on, but not limited to, the following determinants: financial need, academics, essay, ambition, goals, vocational choice, activities, honors, test schores (ACT, SAT), other scholarship awards, family situation, and interview. Scholarships can only be used for tuition, fees, and books. Applications must be submitted to the counselor to attach official transcripts and a recent, complete copy of the Federal FAFSA form must be included with the application. 
Application DEADLINE: the application with all materials must be postmarked no later than midnight, Friday, March 2, 2018.

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.

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. 

Coosa Pines Federal Credit Union scholarships
Coosa Pines Federal Credit Union will be awarding sixteen $1,000.00 scholarships to graduating high school members planning to pursue post-secondary education in the fall of 2018. The credit union is committed to improving the communities we serve by funding scholarships to provide incentive to the best and brightest students to pursue their education goals at the institutions of their choosing. This scholarship is open to students who are credit union members. Joining the credit union requires an opening deposit of $5.00 minimum to a share/savings account. Scholarships will be awarded to student members who exemplify credit union values of personal and civic responsibility through their grades, extracurricular activities, essay responses, letter(s) of recommendation, and/or community service. Applications can be downloaded at Coosa Pines Federal Credit Union forms . You can also get a copy of the scholarship application in the counselor office.
Deadline for application is Friday, April 6, 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. You must reside in Jefferson or Shelby Counties. Go to the Junior League Scholarship webpage for instructions and the application. Please follow all instructions carefully.
Deadline for application and supporting documentation is March 1, 2018


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 enter for an opportunity to win a $5,000 or $3,500 scholarship. The minimum GPA required is 2.0 and there is no ACT qualification. Scholarship opens January 15, 2018; DEADLINE is February 28, 2018

See the website for information Click here for application and information Scroll all the way down the page for all of the information.


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:  


Tusculum Trustee Honor Scholarship
Tusculum College is offering a full-tuition scholarship to attend Tusculum College. To be considered for the scholarship, students must have a 3.5 or higher GPA, have a composite score on the ACT of 25 or 1150 on the SAT, rank in the top 10% of their class.The application and information can be found at Tusculum Trustee Scholars

Finley Players' Association Robert O. Finley, III Foundation Scholarship
This is for children of Berry High School graduates. They must participate in athletics as a player, manager, trainer, or cheerleader; have an acceptable grade point average; be accepted to a post secondary training; and exhibit outstanding character and citizenship and unselfish service to the community, school, and faith. An essay is required. Pick up the application in Mrs. Watkins' office. Deadline: May 1, 2018



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