• SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - 2017-2018
    Last Updated: November 27, 2017

    ACHIEVE ALABAMA
    https://www.achievealabama.org/
    EVERY student in the State of Alabama needs to visit this website, set up a profile, and use this tool to find scholarship opportunities that will help you pursue your goals and dreams. This is a State-specific scholarship database and it is F R E E.  Head on over and get registered today!

    Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship
    Deadline:  November 27, 2017
    The 2018 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2018 contest will be available online starting September 1, 2017. The 2018 MVS application deadline is November 27, 2017. The 20 top finalists will participate in an all-expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm.

    Education Matters Scholarship
    Deadline:  November 30, 2017
    As a scholarship seeker, you're probably already well-aware of the importance of an education. But what about the naysayers? Have you come across someone who's tried to talk you out of college, saying that it's not worth it?  While continuing your education takes time, and money, there's a certain value that everyone is hoping to achieve. Our Education Matters Scholarship is giving you the chance to state why education matters. Why does education matter to you? What is the value you hope to receive from college? What would you do to convince the college cynics? Speaking up for education could lead to helping you pay for your own. One applicant will be awarded our $5,000 Education Matters Scholarship.

    Applicants must:

    • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
    • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
    • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

    Submit an online written response to the question:
    "What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?" (250 words or less)

    Learn more and apply online at https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/education-matters-scholarship

    Dogbabe Scholarship
    Deadline:  November 30, 2017
    Youth, the power of changing the world with thoughts! We believe the youth strongly to raise the trends, knowledge, society of the world. Why can’t the world of pets be rescued and raised by youth? Yes, raising a pet is the stepping stone of raising a child. When you train a pet and raise them socially acceptable with good behavior and manners, then you do your child too. Many studies have proven that pet owners can better manage a concern and team in a better, appreciable manner.  We are passionate about raising dogs, taking care of dog’s health & nutrition, researching the medical facts, having fun with their grooming sessions and our team grows as our dog babies grow healthier, stronger ever!  Just share your best experience with dogs and win a $1000 worth scholarship!  To learn more and apply, visit http://dogbabe.com/college-scholarship/

    Southeast Chapter of the Hydrographic Society of America Scholarship
    Deadline:  November 30, 2017
    The Southeast Chapter of The Hydrographic Society of America will be awarding four (4) $1,000 scholarships this year to students enrolled full-time (undergraduate - 12 credits/semester; graduate - 9 credits/semester), in a two year, four year or a graduate program and demonstrates a keen interest in pursuing a career hydrographic surveying or related fields or a High school senior who has applied and has been accepted in a fulltime U.S. college or university located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Carolina with accreditation recognized by the U. S. Department of Education, and who also demonstrates a keen interest in pursuing a career in hydrographic surveying or related fields. Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. See Mrs. Hudgins for an application!

    No Bull Sports Scholarships
    Deadline:  December 1, 2017
    No Bull Sports is a non-profit organization dedicated to uniting, educating, and empowering young women to reach the top of their athletic game. When we set out to build a community of female athletes from all walks of life, a cornerstone of our mission was to offer scholarships to deserving high school students. No Bull Sports provides smart, trailblazing, talented young women the financial resources they need to achieve their academic and athletic goals.  No Bull Sports is excited to award this quarter's scholarship of $5,000 on December 29, 2017 to a deserving female high school sophomore, junior, or senior who will be pursuing an athletic endeavor in college. We will award $15,000 worth of scholarships over the course of a calendar year; awarded 3x/year, each scholarship is worth $5,000. The deadline for this quarter is December 1, 2017. To learn more and apply, visit https://nobullsports.org/scholarships

    Innovation Scholarship Essay Contest
    Deadline:  December 1, 2017
    Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C. is offering its 3rd Annual Innovation Scholarship essay contest.  To raise awareness of technology’s impact on driving, this law firm is sponsoring and essay contest with $5,000 in prizes to help young people further their educations.  To enter, students should write a 600+ word essay on the following topic:  “What kind of effects do you believe we will face as self-driving cars become more prominent on the roads?” For complete details and application information, please visit https://www.herrmanandherrman.com/scholarship/

    Burger King Scholars
    Deadline:  December 15, 2017
    Created in memory of BURGER KING® Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program has awarded $32 million in scholarships to more than 30,000 high school students, BK® employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2017 alone, the Foundation awarded $3.5 million to more than 3,200 students in North America.  Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.  The application period for the 2018-2019 school year begins on Oct. 15, 2017 and closes Dec. 15, 2017.  Click here to learn more and apply online:  https://bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/programs/burger-king-scholars-program/. 

    7BinaryOptions.com Scholarship Essay Contest
    Deadline:  December 15, 2017
    Every student has now the opportunity to apply for the $3000 annual scholarship to be paid toward tuition for the upcoming semester by attending 7BinaryOptions.com Essay Contest.  All students who are 16 years of age or older are encouraged to apply for our scholarship essay contest. High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students and adult learners are all also encouraged to apply.  To enter our 2017 scholarship, you will need to write an essay with the title: “The Goals I Will Achieve in 10 Years.”The style does not necessarily need to be in an academic style – you can be creative and use your own style and imagination.  The essay length should be 700-1500 words, be concise and creative, and be original.  For more information and to apply, visit https://www.7binaryoptions.com/scholarship/.

    AXA Achievement Scholarship
    Deadline:  December 15, 2017
    AXA Achievement Scholarship winners demonstrate ambition and self-drive with outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities.  They share these qualities: 
    *Ambition and drive
    *Determination to set and reach goals
    *Respect for self, family and community
    *Ability to succeed in college
    Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship.  For more information and to apply, visit https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html.

    Unigo $10K Scholarship
    Deadline:  December 31, 2017
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    Applicants must be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application, be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or District of Columbia, and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.  For more information and to apply, visit https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/unigo-10k-scholarship.

    Linly Heflin Unit Scholarship
    Deadline:  December 31, 2017
    The Linly Heflin Unit is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to Alabama women attending four-year Alabama colleges and universities.  Scholarships are $5,000 per year for four years.  Applicants must demonstrate both significant economic need and sound academic records.  Apply online at www.linlyheflin.org. 

    National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship
    Deadline:  January 1, 2018
    Applicants should be graduating seniors with a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education, supporters of the preservation of the hunting tradition and active participants in the hunting sports, and NWTF members.  Students must be involved in school activities, demonstrate leadership ability, and demonstrate community leadership/involvement. An essay and three letters of recommendation are required.  Please see Mrs. Hudgins to get a copy of this application!

    GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
    Deadline:  January 4, 2018
    Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special aTo be eligible for this award, applicants must:

    • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
    • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
    • be citizens of the United States of America;
    • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
    • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

    In addition, semifinalists must be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need.

    For more information and to apply, visit https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/

    Smith Scholarship Program
    Deadline:  January 5, 2018
    The Smith Scholarship Foundation begins accepting online applications on September 15 for the Smith Scholarship Program.  This 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.  Applications with letters of recommendation must be submitted by January 5.  Proof of filing the FAFSA must be submitted with the SSF Scholarship Application.  Learn more and apply online at www.smithscholarships.com. 

    NATIONAL BETA CLUB SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
    Deadline:  January 25, 2018
    This year, the National Beta will award over 250 scholarships, ranging in value from $1,000 to $15,000, to deserving 12th grade Beta members.  Scholarship applicants should possess academic excellence, demonstrated leadership, commendable character, school and community service, and participation in National Beta activities.  Members must be registered with the National Office by November 1 of their senior year to apply.  For more information and to apply, visit www.betaclub.org/scholarship

    TECHNOLOGY ADDICTION AWARENESS SCHOLARSHIP
    Deadline:  January 30, 2018
    Young people spend an average of 7.5 hours a day consuming media--and this doesn't include computer use for schoolwork--according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. With technology always at the ready at your fingertips, it can be a challenge to unplug. But taking a break from technology is healthy for both the mind and body.  The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the negative effects of too much screen time. To apply, You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.  For complete details and to apply, visit http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/technology-addiction-awareness-scholarship/

    JACKIE ROBINSON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
    Deadline:  February 1, 2018
    The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is the vehicle through which more than 4,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the Foundation’s namesake, Jackie Robinson.  Applicants must be a graduating minority high school senior, plan to attend an accredited four-year institution in the US, show leadership potential, demonstrate a dedication to community service, present evidence of financial need, Be a US citizen, have a composite ACT of at least 21, and not possess a degree from a 2 or 4-year college when applying for the scholarship.  Learn more and apply online at www.jackierobinson.org.

    ALABAMA SCHOOL PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
    Deadline:  February 2, 2018
    The Alabama School Public Relations Association is a statewide coalition of professional school communicators.  ALSPRA offers financial support to students who plan to enroll in an Alabama college or university after high school graduation and who plan to seek a degree in communication, public relations or a related field.  To learn more and apply online, please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe4xrqAWCYSXBBskwUcNP7VPn2qccKJaQOtwevpMgOwJcjzvg/viewform.

    WACE National Co-Op Scholarship Program
    Deadline:  February 15, 2018
    WACE, on behalf of the nine WACE Partner Institutions, is pleased to announce and sponsor its Sixteenth Annual National Co-Op Scholarship Program.  As the largest independently sponsored merit co-op scholarship program in the United States, WACE will award up to 160 merit co-op scholarships for a total value of $4,200,000.  These merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and transfer students who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of our Partner Institutions:  Clarkson University, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, The University of Toledo, University of Cincinnati, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Wentworth Institute of Technology.  To qualify, applicants must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and apply for the 2018-19 academic year at one of the listed WACE Partner Institutions.  Applications and more information can be found in the guidance office or online at www.waceinc.org. 

    Scout of the Year Scholarship Program
    Deadline:  March 1, 2018
    Some of the VFW’s earliest ties to the community involve youth groups. Few are stronger — and none more lasting — than the close relationship between the VFW and the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Scouts who are registered, active members of a Boy or Girl Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, or a Sea Scout Ship who have received the Eagle Scout Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, Venture Silver Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award are eligible to apply for this award.  Scouts must be 15 years of age and have demonstrated practical citizenship in school, scouting and the community.  Scouts must be enrolled in high school at the time of selection.  Note: All applicants still in high school who reach their 18th birthday during the nomination year remain eligible if otherwise qualified.  Nationally, the first-place winner receives a $5,000 award, the second-place winner receives a $3,000 award and the third-place winner receives $1,000.  To download an application, go to https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/scout-of-the-year .  Scouts should submit the completed VFW Scouting Scholarship form, resume of high school activities, scouting record, community service record and letters of recommendation to VFW Post 6022 no later than March 1, 2018.

    Young American Creative Patriotic Art Award
    Deadline:  March 31, 2018
    This scholarship award sponsored by the VFW Auxiliary can provide much needed money for college.  Students are to express their patriotism through their art.  The Young American Creative Patriotic Art Award contest is open to students in grades 9-12.  Students do not have to be related to a VFW Auxiliary or VFW Member but they must attend school in the same state as the sponsoring Auxiliary.  Home-schooled students are also eligible for this award.  Eight scholarships are awarded on the national level.  The top prize is $10,000.  The first-place art will be featured on the cover of the VFW Auxiliary National Magazine and on their website.  Brochures containing specific rules and entry form are available for download on the VFW Auxiliary National website at www.vfwauxiliary.org.  From the home page click on "Scholarships" and all four Auxiliary scholarships are there.  The completed entry form MUST be attached to the back of your entry.  Please read and follow ALL instructions.  Entries must be sponsored by your local Auxiliary. If you need help finding your local or nearby Auxiliary, or have any other questions, please contact aux6022al@yahoo.com.  Please put "Patriotic Art" as subject to get quick response. To download an application, go to https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/ .  Student Entry Deadline to VFW Auxiliary to Post 6022: March 31, 2018.

    SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes
    Deadline:  May 14, 2018
    At SunTrust, we’re on a mission to stamp out financial stress.  Are you in?  Take the first step and enter the SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $500 scholarship to help cover education expenses.  High school seniors and college undergraduate students are invited to enter (no GPA or financial need requirement).  Starting September 12, 2017, students can enter online once during each entry period.  Two $500 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning on October 30, 2017 and ending on May 14, 2018.  Apply online at www.suntrust.com/offtocollege.

    B. Davis Scholarship
    Deadline: May 22, 2018
    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.  To apply for this scholarship, you will need to write an essay of less than 1,000 words on the topic below:
    Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.”
    Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com by the scholarship deadline!

    Mitchell & Crunk Adoption Scholarship
    Deadline:  May 31, 2018
    Mitchell & Crunk, attorneys in Winder and Commerce, Georgia, are pleased to offer the Mitchell & Crunk Adoption Scholarship. The $500 scholarship is open nationwide to those who will be attending college fall semester of 2018. Special consideration will be given to an undergraduate who is interested in pursuing a career in Adoption law and can share a story of their own adoption or of someone they know, but anyone meeting the requirements & can demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in law will be considered. This Award will be presented to current a college students, but high school seniors who will be attending school in the fall semester of 2018 are also welcome to apply.Applicants must be attending college by the Fall 2018 semester.  The scholarship will be judged on merit and need.  Academic achievements as well as any leadership experiences will be taken into account.  Apply online at https://www.mitchellcrunk.com/commerce-ga-adoption-attorney/#scholarship-application

    BigSun Scholarship
    Deadline:  June 19, 2018
    The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits.  We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student.  All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.  Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official.  The scholarship is a one-time, $500 award.  Please visit http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply!