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Below are listed other scholarships that are typically offered throughout the year.
Alabama Association of School Office Personnel (AASOP) typically awards several $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing a degree from the college of business or K-12 education. The scholarships are awarded based on scholastic record and financial need. Applications are usually available in the Guidance Office mid-winter, with a deadline typically in March.
Alabama A&M University Alumni Association, Inc., Huntsville Progressive Chapter typically offers a book stipend/scholarship of $500 per semester to an incoming freshman at Alabama A&M University. Selection criteria includes GPA of 2.5 or higher, involvement in activities in school, community, or church, must submit a 300 word essay. Applications are typically available in the spring with an April due date.
Alabama Farm Bureau Scholarship for Agriculture Students. The Alabama Farm Bureau Federation awards a $500 Agriculture scholarship. Eligibility criteria include: high school senior planning to attend a university within the state of Alabama; family is a current member of The Alabama Farm Bureau Federation; student must have maintained a 2.5 GPA in high school; and student must plan to pursue a degree somehow related to the field of agriculture. Applications are typically due in early May of senior year.
Alabama Homebuilders Foundation Scholarship for students planning to study building-related field. Applications are available online at: www.ahbfoundation.org. Deadline to apply is typically March 15.
Alabama Law Foundation, Inc., Kids’ Chance Scholarship Fund. Established by the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Alabama State Bar in 1992 to provide scholarships for college and technical school to children who have had a parent killed or permanently and totally disabled in an on-the-job accident. Scholarships typically range from $500 to $3,000. Download an application from the foundation’s web site at www.alfinc.org. Entry deadline is typically May 1 of senior year.
American Cancer Society Mid-South Division has established a college scholarship program to give young cancer survivors the opportunity to pursue a degree. Established in 2000, the scholarship program is open to students who have had a cancer diagnosis before age 21 and who have a GPA of at lest 2.5. To be eligible, students must be accepted to an accredited two- or four-year university or community college. Consideration will be given to students pursuing an education in regionally accredited vocational technical schools. Awards are based on a combination of financial need, scholarship, leadership, and community service. Applications are typically due in February 1.
Alpha Delta Kappa Alabama Fidelis Alpha Chapter offers the Dr. Nell Burden Skidmore Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a student who plans to pursue a degree in Music or Music Education. Applications are typically available in late winter with an April 1 deadline.
Alpha Delta Kappa, Beta Psi Education Scholarship program assists a student in the pursuit of a college degree in the field of education. Applications are usually available in the Guidance Office mid-winter, with a deadline typically in mid-March.
American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program. African American, Native American and Hispanic students planning to pursue full-time study in a chemically-related field with outstanding academic records and a desire to pursue a career in the chemical sciences can apply for an ACS Scholars award. ACS offers 100 or more awards of up to $2,500 for freshmen, $3,000 for sophomores, and $5,000 for juniors and seniors. Applications are available online at www.acs.org or by calling 1-800-227-5558 ext 6250. Application deadline is typically March 1.
Auburn Pulp and Paper Foundation Engineering Scholarship provides a scholarship to a highly qualified student who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in the field of engineering at Auburn University. The scholarship award is based on academic performance (GPA, ACT, academic rigor) leadership potential (extracurricular and community service activities), critical thinking skills, and career goals (relevant to the Mill or local community needs). Diversity and local school representation are integral components of the selections process and enrollment in one of the pulp, paper, and bio-resource specializations in chemical, electrical or mechanical engineering. This scholarship opportunity is open to students of Lawrence, Limestone, Morgan, and Madison counties. Scholarship applications are typically available in October with a February deadline.
AXA Achievement Community Scholarships offers $2,000. Selection criteria: demonstrated ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family, and community, and ability to succeed in college. Applications are available online at www.axa-achievement.com. Application deadline is typically mid-February.
Balanced Man Scholarship, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity offers scholarships to outstanding freshmen males attending Murray State University. Scholarship applications are typically available in February with a May 1 deadline.
100 Black Men of America, Greater Huntsville Chapter offers scholarships based on grades, essay, SAT/ACT scores, and recommendations. Applications are usually available in the Guidance Office mid-winter, with a typical due date of early March.
Best Buy “Dollars for Scholars” scholarship for students who have made extraordinary volunteer contributions to their communities. To be eligible, students must live within 100 miles of a Best Buy store and be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in an undergraduate program of study. Applicants will be screened first on their level of volunteer community service over the pat four years. Finalists will be selected by the level of volunteer service and the degree of its impact on the applicant’s life, as well as the student’s academic achievement, work experience, school activities, statement of goals, and an outside appraisal. Applications are typically due in mid March of senior year.
Better Business Bureau Torch Award (typically $1,000) will go to a student based on overall personal integrity and character, personal achievements, contributions to their communities and schools, and academic accomplishments. An essay will also be required. Applications are typically available in early fall with an early October deadline.
Burger King Scholars Foundation offers scholarships of $1,000. To meet eligibility requirements for this scholarship award, applicants must: maintain a GPA of 2.5 to 3.5 throughout high school; work an average of 15 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (part-time year-round); participate in community service and/or co-curricular activities; receive a written recommendation from the school and the student’s employer; and demonstrate financial need. Applications are typically available online from mid September to early February. Go to www.bk.com/scholars, access key BKS.
CAER of Metro Huntsville Environmental or Industrial Safety Sciences Scholarship Competition will award one or more $1,000 scholarships to qualified high school seniors who submit winning essays. Applicants must submit an essay of not more than two pages on why he/she intends to pursue science or engineering courses which might lead toward a career in one of the following areas: Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Safety, Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene, Pollution Control, Public Safety, Fire Protection, Ergonomics, Earth Science, Waste Management or Wildlife Management. Applications are typically available in the spring with a May deadline.
Carmen Gum Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Carmen Gum and her tireless contributes to Junior Achievement of North Alabama and to the Huntsville, AL area. To be eligible to apply for this $1,000 scholarship, students must have participated in at least one Junior Achievement program during high school (such as job shadowing), plan to attend a 2- or 4-year college or university in the Tennessee Valley Region, have aspirations that include living and working in the Tennessee Valley Region. An essay will also be required. Applications are typically available in the winter with a mid February deadline.
Coca-Cola Scholars Program awards 250 scholarships nationwide each year. These scholarships range from $4,000 to $20,000. Scholars are selected based on academic achievement, their capacity to lead, and their hours of dedicated community service. Becoming a Coca-cola Scholar means a lifetime commitment to service; giving back to one’s community. Applications are available online at www.coca-colascholars.org. Click on Coca-Cola Four Year Award for Seniors. Deadline is typically October 31 of senior year.
Daughters of the American Revolution scholarships:
Alabama Society DAR scholarships are open to Alabama residents who are graduating seniors of an accredited high school. The scholarships must be used at an Alabama college or university or under the Common Market proviso if chosen curriculum is not offered in Alabama. Applications for the Alabama Society DAR scholarships are to be sent to the State Chairman: Ms. Roberta Haden Greene, 808 Lakeshore Ave., Opelika, AL 36801. National Society DAR scholarships are for students who will be majoring in American History. These are first judged on the state level and the two state winners are then judged on a Division level and finally on a National level. Students must be an American citizen and attending an accredited college or university in the United States. Applications go to Gale M. Fuller, Scholarship Chairman, Huntsville Chapter, NSDAR, 1303 Briar Hollow Trail, Huntsville, AL 35802-3803. Deadline for both scholarship applications is February 1.
DAR Good Citizens Program and Scholarship is designed to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. Scholarship applicants must have been awarded the school’s Good Citizen Award. The scholarship contest consists of two parts: Part I (personal) consists of several questions asking the student to describe how he/she has tried to manifest the qualities of a good citizen. This part may be completed at home and is to be submitted with a copy of official transcript and two letters of recommendation. Part II (essay) is to be administered under the supervision of a faculty or DAR member. DAR Good Citizens who enter the Scholarship Contest are eligible for awards beyond the chapter level. Each state winner receives a cash award in the amount of at least $250 (or a savings bond). The national winner will be invited to Washington, DC, to attend DAR Continental Congress and be awarded a $3,000 scholarship. The national second place winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship, and the third place winner will receive a $750 scholarship. The remaining 6 geographical division winners will each receive a cash award of $500. Completed entry is typically due in October.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Huntsville Alumni Chapter scholarships are offered to African American high school seniors who plan to attend Alabama A&M University, the University of Alabama in Huntsville or Calhoun Community College as a full-time student. Minimum GPA is 3.0. You will also be required to write an essay of 250 words or less. Applications are typically available in the fall with a January deadline.
E.H. Wilbourn Scholarship is sponsored by the Huntsville/Madison County Retired Teachers Association. This scholarship of $750 of tuition assistance per year for four years will be awarded to a high school senior who plans to pursue a career in education. Applications are typically due in April of senior year.
Elks Huntsville Lodge No. 1648 Scholarship Competition awards scholarships valued at $1,000. Applications are judged on transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, leadership and extra curricular activities, honors/awards, community service, essay, parental financial statement, and letters of recommendation. Applications are usually available in the Guidance Office mid-winter, with a deadline of late January.
Elks National Foundation Scholarship Program for high school seniors. Boys and girls will compete separately for identical awards. Financial need, leadership and scholarship are the criteria by which applicants will be judged. Students of outstanding merit have the best chance to win. Experience indicates that students with scholarship ratings of 90% or better, a relative standing in the upper 10% of their class, and who have exhibited leadership abilities, generally qualify in the group given final consideration. Awards have ranged from $1,000 to $7,500.
FFA Scholarships are offered by the national FFA as well as many companies and organizations. Information and applications are available at www.ffa.org, with a deadline usually in mid-February.
Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 3263 offers several $1,000 non-renewable need-based scholarships. Criteria for selection: financial need, 2.5 GPA minimum, ACT score of 18 or better/or equal SAT, leadership and community service. Applications are usually available in the Guidance Office mid-winter with a deadline of mid-April.
Gates Millennium Scholars Program recognizes outstanding students across the nation. Eligibility criteria include: African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American; have attained a cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 3.3; have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities; meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria. Applications are typically available online at www.gmsp.org in the fall with a deadline of early January.
GFWC Legacy Scholarship is awarded to a young woman residing in Huntsville/Madison County who plans to pursue higher education at any accredited institution of higher learning. While academic achievement and financial aid will be taken into consideration during the selection process, they are by no means the primary requirements for selection. Major consideration will be given to those applicants exhibiting a spirit of volunteerism and self-motivation to make a positive difference in their world. Applications are typically available mid-winter with a due date of mid-March of senior year.
Horatio Alger Association offers scholarships at the state and national levels. Eligibility criteria include: intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution); critical financial need (preferably $50,000 or lower adjusted gross income per family); involvement in co-curricular and community service activities; minimum GPA of 2.0. Apply online at www.horatioalger.org/scholarships ; due date is typically late October.
Hunter Daniel Mitchell Memorial Scholarship was created in the memory of Hunter Daniel Mitchell, the son of Dan and Barbara Mitchell. A scholarship of $1,000 is typically awarded to a graduating MCHS senior who also attended Central School who wishes to continue their education at a college or trade school. Applications are usually available in the Guidance Office in late winter with a deadline typically in early April.
Huntsville/Madison County Auburn Club typically offers from one to four full-tuition freshman year scholarships to students from Madison County depending on their fundraising efforts. Applications are typically available in January with a late February due date.
J. Craig and Page T. Smith Scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding community service and/or have provided assistance to family members. Priority is also given to students who need financial assistance and who are the first in their families to attend college. Applicants should have a C+ GPA; no minimum ACT score is required. The scholarship is a full four-year scholarship to a four-year accredited institution in Alabama that offers a bachelors degree. Applications are usually available online at www.smithscholarships.com in late fall with a deadline of mid January.
John L. Cashin, Sr. Scholarship, Xi Omicron Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. These scholarships are awarded to freshmen entering college for the first time. Eligibility criteria: must be citizen of the United States of America; must complete all parts of the application; must score no less than 15 on the ACT or equivalent score on the SAT; must have no less than a B average upon graduation; must provide three letters of recommendation from individuals who have no family ties and a recommendation from the school counselor, all of which should be mailed under separate cover by the recommender. Need: limited or no financial support from the family; limited or no educational scholarship commitments; limited or no educational grant commitments; limited or no work study commitments. Applications are typically available in the spring with a mid-April deadline.
John Hunt Pilot Club scholarship to provide financial aid to a graduating high school senior. Applicants must plan to be a full time student at a post-secondary school in the State of Alabama, and must maintain at least a “B” GPA.
John F. Kennedy Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually by the Madison County Democratic Women’s Division to a graduating senior within Madison County planning to pursue a career in political science or the law. An essay is part of the application process. Applications are typically available in the winter with an early April due date.
John Stallworth Foundation provides scholarships for deserving and academically talented students at Alabama A&M University. Application criteria include academics and essay. Applications are typically due mid-Spring of senior year.
John Walsh Scholarship. This scholarship was established to assist graduates of Madison County High School in continuing their education through college. John Walsh was a teacher at Madison County High School and a long-time member of the Gurley, Alabama, community. Scholarships will be awarded for $1,000 per academic year. Recipients of the John Walsh Scholarship may renew their scholarship to receive up to a total of $4,000 over their four years in college. The recipient is selected based upon the following: GPA, completed application form with essay, need, resume, 3 letters of recommendation, ACT/SAT score. Applications are typically due in April of senior year when funds are available.
Madison County Alumni Association has established a $1,000 scholarship for seniors at Madison County High School who plan to enter post-high school study either in a trade school, technical school, junior college, or four-year college/university. Deadline is typically March of senior year.
Madison County Educational Support Professionals Association scholarships honor a child/grandchild of a Madison County School System Support Employee. Applications are typically available in mid-winter with a March deadline.
Madison County Homemakers for Family and Community Education scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors in Madison County and is based on need and merit. The award amount is typically $250. Applications are typically available in fall and due by end of March in senior year.
Madison County Soil & Water Conservation District Employees Association Scholarships typically award $500 scholarships to six students who are active in student affairs and/or show leadership abilities. Applications must also show financial need. Applications are usually available in the Guidance Office in mid-winter, with a deadline typically in early March.
McDonald’s offers scholarships to employees. To be eligible, students must be an hourly employee of McDonald’s restaurant, must have been employed for at least 4 months, and work a minimum of 15 hours per week. Applications are typically available from the restaurant manager in January/February of senior year.
McKelvey Foundation Scholarships for Young Entrepreneurs recognizes students who have owned and operated a business for at least one year (non-profits are OK). Other criteria include: attend a four-year college or university within the U.S., have at least one paid employee; have sales revenue (unless non-profit). Applications will be available online at www.mckelveyfoundation.org. Due date is typically late January of senior year.
Mensa Foundation Scholarships vary from $300 to $1,000. Awards are based on an essay of no more than 550 words that describes the applicant’s career, vocational, or academic goals. It is NOT necessary that the applicant be a member of Mensa. Applications are typically available online at www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships, with a deadline in mid January.
National Co-op Scholarship Program awards 200 merit scholarships annually. Scholarship applications are available at www.co-op.edu. Application deadline is typically mid February; early applications are encouraged.
North Alabama Educators Credit Union usually offers a $1,500 scholarship. To be eligible to apply, high school seniors must be a primary account holder at NAECU. Selection criteria include academics, recommendation, awards/honors/recognitions; extracurricular activities and work experience, community and volunteer service. Applications are usually available in the Guidance Office in mid-winter, with a deadline of early April.
NSORO Educational Foundation offers scholarships to youth in foster care and kinship care. Applications will be online at www.thenf.org. Deadline to apply is typically late February.
Outstanding Students of America scholarship recognizes students who participate in community and school activities and maintain an above-average GPA. Applications are available online at www.outstandingstudentsofamerica.com. Deadline to apply is typically mid-October.
Pro-Air “Pro-Earth” scholarship is awarded to an area high school senior who meets the following criteria: Plans to attend a technical, two-year or four-year college upon graduation from high school; maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher and/or a score equal to or greater than 24/1650 on the ACT/SAT; provides a written essay that defines a Pro-Earth person; and provides Pro-Air with Pro-Earth recommendations that can be implemented following being named the award recipient. Applications are typically available in early Fall with a December deadline.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards created in 1995 to recognize students who have demonstrated exemplary community service. These awards are presented annually on the local, state, and national level. State Honorees receive $1,000, engraved silver medallions, and an all-expense paid trip with a parent to Washington, DC, in May; National Honorees receive additional $5,000 awards, engraved gold medallions, and crystal trophies for their schools or organizations. Application deadline is typically October 31.
Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program: Awards $1,500 scholarships to approximately 15 high school graduates in each of Alabama’s seven US congressional districts. Each public or private high school may nominate up to three students. Criteria for selection are the ACT or SAT scores if available; overall grade point average (GPA); and the GPA in college preparatory subjects. Entry deadline is typically March of senior year.
Rocket City Tall Club holds an award competition for a $1,000 Kae Sumner Einfeldt Scholarship Award from the Tall Clubs International and a $400 scholarship Daniel Lundgren Scholarship Award given locally. Height requirements, in stocking feet, are at least 5’10” for women and 6’2” for men. Other criteria include academics, community and school activities, personal achievement, essay, and recommendations. Applications are usually available in the Guidance Office in mid-winter with a deadline typically in March.
SAE International Engineering Scholarships (corporate and university-sponsored) are awarded to qualified students who are interested in the study of engineering and related sciences. Applications are usually accepted September 1 through December 1. For full details, applications, and FAQs, visit www.sae.org/students/engschlr.htm.
SAMMY Body by Milk program recognizes outstanding scholar athletes in grade 12 from high schools throughout the contiguous United States. Twenty-five winners each receive $7,500 college scholarship from the Milk Processor Education Program. Judging of the nominees will be based on: academic performance (35%); athletic excellence (35%); leadership (15%); community service (10%); and milk experience (5%). Apply online at www.bodybymilk.com. Deadline is usually early March.
Sam Walton Community Scholarship is a non-renewable $1,000 award for the student’s first year of undergraduate study. To qualify the student must not be a Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., or SAM’S Club Associate, or the child or legal dependent of an associate. Applications are usually available online through mid January. www.walmartfoundation.org. The access code SWCS must be used to access this application process.
Samuel Ginn College of Engineering offers scholarship opportunities to students who are considering engineering, pre-med, or chemistry majors at Auburn University. The priority deadline is typically December 1.
The Schering/Key Corporation annual Will to Win Asthma Athlete Scholarship Program is for high school scholar-athletes with asthma. Grants of $10,000, $5,000 and $1,000 in college scholarships will be awarded to 10 deserving high school seniors. Criteria for eligibility also include achievement of excellence in both competitive sports and high school academics; leadership qualities; and notable extracurricular activities and accomplishments. Applications deadline is typically April of senior year.
Shelby Pleasants Memorial Scholarship for students planning to attend the University of Alabama. This scholarship awards $400 and is open to any graduating senior at Madison County High School and Huntsville High School who plans to enroll at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Application due date is typically March of senior year.
Sherry Ammons Female Scholar-Athlete Scholarship is usually given to a senior female athlete who has demonstrated outstanding athletic ability, academic excellence, civic and community service, character and need and/or overcoming hardship. Applications are usually available in the winter with an April 1 deadline.
Soroptimist International of Huntsville, Alabama, Youth Citizenship Award. Awards range from $500 to $1,500. Criteria for selection: These awards recognize young people for their outstanding contributions to home, school, community, country and the world. They are not awarded for scholastic achievement, but rather for the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to improving the quality of life for others. Criteria: applicant must be a graduating high school student and must not have reached his/her 21st birthday prior to July 1 of that year; applicant demonstrates considerable commitment to family life; applicant initiates or is involved in student activities that benefit the school and its students; applicant initiates or is involved in activities serving the immediate community and society at large. Entry deadline is typically December of senior year.
Students with Parents with Disabilities Scholarships are part of the Through the Looking Glass’ new federal grant. Selection criteria include academic performance, community activities and service, letters of recommendation and an essay describing the experience of growing up with a parent with a disability. Information is available in January at: www.lookingglass.org.
Timothy Briggs Scholarship is usually offered by the North Alabama Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers. This scholarship is awarded to minority high school seniors in the North Alabama area meeting the following criteria: Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above, evidence of community service and leadership ability; two letters of recommendation. Finalists will also undergo an interview. Applications are usually available in the Guidance Office in late fall, with an early January deadline.
UAW Labor Essay Contest offers scholarships from $500 to $2,000. Deadline is typically March of senior year.
USA/MAES Pre-Engineering Scholarship Program – Minority. United Space Alliance (USA) and the Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES) offer scholarships to African American, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic, or Pacific Islander high school seniors currently attending school in or near Huntsville, Alabama (also Houston, Texas and Cape Canaveral, Florida). Applicants must intend to pursue college degrees in engineering, mathematics, or science. Scholarship information is available at www.maeshouston.org/ScholarshipInfo.htm. Deadline is usually late February.
USDA/1890 National Scholars Program will provide full tuition, employment, employee benefits, fees, books, use of a laptop, printer, and software while on scholarship and room and board each year for four years to students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at one of the historically black land-grant institutions, such as Alabama A&M University, Tuskegee University, Tennessee State University, among others. National scholars are required to study in the following or related disciplines: agriculture; agricultural business/management; agricultural economics; agricultural engineering/mechanics; agricultural production and technology; agronomy or crop science; animal sciences; botany; farm and range management; fish, game, or wildlife management; food sciences/technology; forestry and related sciences; home economics/nutrition/human development; horticulture; natural resources management; soil conservation/soil science; other related disciplines (e.g., biological sciences, pre-veterinary medicine, computer science). Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or better, have a 21/1500 ACT/SAT, demonstrate leadership and community service. Application information is available at www.ascr.usda.gov/1890programs.html. Deadline is usually February 1.
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