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From the 12th Grade Counselor

Mrs. Emily Woodroof    

12th Grade Counselor        
Facebook: Hillcrest Counselor 

Class of 2020          

Transcripts, Applications, Letters of Recommendation 

  • Any request for a transcript must be made by completing the Transcript Request Form. Make sure that proper addresses/contact persons are included on the request form.  There are copies of the form in the front office.
  • Please do not run close on deadlines.  Requests for transcripts will be processed in a timely fashion, but may not get immediate attention.
  • Requests for letters of recommendation should be submitted at least one week prior. Students should supply a completed resume  with a request for a letter of recommendation. 

 Senior Supplies

Jostens Campus Supply (cap, gown, etc)                                                                                                      

  • Address:850 Union Chapel Rd E Ste #9
    Northport, AL 35473
  • Phone: 205-331-5777                                                                                                                                               
  • Hours: Set an appointment or call before going to the offie                                                                                                                                                   

Senior Portraits - Call Lifetouch/Prestige at 758-6995 or go to their website -

College-bound Student-Athletes      If you are considering participation in collegiate sports, please visit to complete an application for eligibility.

Are you considering a Military Academy for college?  A congressional nomination is required.  For more information contact Col. Lackey.  Deadlines are important in application process.

ACT/SAT Information: Hillcrest High School Code is 012685    Fee waivers are available to students who receive free or reduced lunch and students are able to receive up to two waivers throughout high school.  Qualified students should see Mrs. Woodroof. ACT requires students to upload a picture when registering for the test.  This photo will print on your admission ticket.  Students will also be required to bring a government or school issued photo ID on their test day. Notify Mrs. Woodroof at least one week in advance if you need a school issued photo ID.     

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Beware of scholarship scams.  There is no need to pay for information about scholarships or financial aid.  All information is free and is available from the Guidance Office or the internet.

Branden Deon Moss Scholarship - The BDM Scholarship is designed to provide scholarships, in the amount of $500 each, to two Hillcrest High School seniors, who have been affected by, or seen the effects of violence. Application emailed to seniors on 3/5. Deadline: April 1st. 

The Work Ethic Scholarship Program - career technical scholarship - Deadline: March 31st

The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund Deadline: April 15th 

Image Builders Scholarship c/o NAIFA - Alabama - Deadline: March 16 (ingnore deadline on website) -

Public Housing/Section 8 Scholarship - Each year, the Alabama Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities (AAHRA) Education and Enrichment Fund awards up to 15 scholarships each in the amount of $2500.00 to students of public housing/section 8 around the state. See Mrs. Woodroof for more information and application or email her at  Deadline: March 16, 2020

Alabama State University - The Tuscaloosa Alumni Chapter-Alabama State University scholarship is offered to local (Tuscaloosa, Greene, Hale & Pickens County) high school seniors, Jr. College Transfers & returning former ASU students who has been accepted at Alabama State University. Please note that the deadline is March 1st. Mrs. Woodroof sent an email to all seniors on 2/4/2020. Email her for an application - 

Shelton State Foundation Scholarships - Deadline: March 1st. Foundation Link.

Shelton State Institutional Scholarships - Deadline: March 1st. Shelton Scholarship Page

Sandra Baker Scholarship - PRIDE (Parents Resource Institute for Drug Education) of Tuscaloosa is the only community based, non-profit organization in the Tuscaloosa area that is dedicated to drug and alcohol education and awareness and preventing the onset of addiction. Sandra Baker was a charter member of the Parent Resource Institute for Drug Education of Tuscaloosa and served on its board of directors for more than 30 years. Mrs. Woodroof emailed the application on January 28th. Deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. CST on Monday, March 30, 2020.

Eligibility requirements:

· No minimum GPA required

· Current High School senior eligible for graduation

· History of helping others through participation in community service

· Displays a warm disposition, friendliness, and has shown through action, a consistency in putting others before themselves

· Displays both leadership and character in and outside of the classroom, regardless of grades

· Consistently sets a good example for fellow students to follow

· Must be enrolling in a 2-year or 4-year higher learning institute immediately following high school graduation or in the fall semester immediately following graduation 

2020 Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Scholarship Program are now available. MBUSI established the program in 2003 to assist Alabama high school seniors. Apply here - Deadline March: 16, 2020

DCH Foundation - The DCH Health System is pleased to award scholarships for students choosing the healthcare field for their future profession. The scholarships offered within this application are designed to promote identified healthcare careers and encourage students to pursue healthcare careers within the DCH Health System. Application can be found hereScholarship Deadline: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Tuscaloosa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - visit for the application. Deadline: February 19, 2020.

Dudley Barnette ALS Scholarship - The Hillcrest High School Baseball program announces the 2020 Dudley Barnette ALS Scholarship. This scholarship program will offer a one-time scholarship from $500 - $1000 to a senior attending Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa, AL. Application must be turned in to Coach Garner at Hillcrest High School by noon on February 12. Faxed or emailed applications will not be considered. You do not have to be a baseball player to be considered. Email Mrs. Woodroof for an application -

RiverFall Credit Union - RiverFall Credit Union (RCU) will award two $2,500 college tuition scholarships to graduating high school seniors. To be eligible, the student or a member of his or her immediate family must be a member in good standing of RCU. Immediate family is considered to be the mother, father, brother, sister, or grandparent of the student. Financial need of the student will be considered. Scholarship Deadline: Your completed application must be received in the downtown office located at 2520 6th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 no later than March 6, 2020.

Alabama Center for Architecture’s (ACFA) scholarship program - The Alabama Center for Architecture is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to advance the enjoyment of architecture and design through engagement, education and collaboration. The scholarship application is available online at  Deadline: February 28, 2020.

College Counts Scholarship - College can be the best time of your life. But paying for college isn’t easy. In fact, the cost of college can make some students afraid to even try. That’s why we created the CollegeCounts Scholarship: to provide funding assistance to Alabama high school students who demonstrate a financial need and a genuine desire to make a difference in what’s next. If you’re thinking about enrolling at an Alabama college or university, don’t let funds get in the way. The CollegeCounts Scholarship might just be for you!

Gorgas Scholarship Competition & Alabama Science Scholar Search - The Gorgas Scholarship Program is named for General William Crawford Gorgas, the Alabama physician who conquered yellow fever in the Panama Canal Zone. The purposes of the Gorgas competition are to promote interest in science and to aid in the education of promising students. Applications for the 2020 competition may be submitted directly to the Chair, Dr. Ellen Buckner. Deadline for receipt of electronic entry is Friday, January 10, 2020.

Life Reimagined First-Generation Scholarship -

Women in Technology Scholarship -

THE 2019 PONTON LAW SCHOLARSHIP - This scholarship is now available to any high school senior in the United States that desires to apply. More information can be found on our scholarship application. Deadline: July 31, 2020

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of higher education in diverse areas of study including history, economics, law, political science, medicine, nursing, occupational and physical therapy, elementary and secondary education, chemistry, math, science and EnglishDeadline: February 15th. Apply online -

Grades 9-12: Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest The Create-A-Greeting-Card Contest is currently being offered by The Gallery Collection to all high school, college and university students. This scholarship is valued at $10,000, and also offers you the chance to win $1,000 for your school. You can apply directly on their website (the application is mostly your greeting card design), as well as view winners from years past. 

WBRC Fox 6 News Rising Star - Students must be nominated by the counselor and must meet certain criteria.  Nominees must be star students who are serving in their community, participating in extracurricular activities and maintaining a 3.0 GPA or better.  There will be 30 weekly winners, who will be highlighted on WBRC FOX6 News.  Those 30 students will then compete for one of five $5,000 scholarships (to be awarded by America’s First Credit Union). If you would like to be nominated, please email Mrs. Woodroof ( the following information – please list: community involvement, extra-curricular activities, why you should be selected. Please only ask to be submitted once because nomination will remain in the applicant pool each week.

DACA Students - Golden Door is a nonprofit scholarship organization which provides large college scholarships to high performing students with DACA.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. The Foundation has provided over 6,000 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $66 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. 

1st Generation Scholarships @ UA - The University of Alabama has three elite First Generation Scholarship Programs that offer support and scholarship awards to first generation students.

The College Board is investing $25 million in a new scholarship program, with students earning $5 million in scholarships each year, beginning with the class of 2020.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) -  Opened October 1st. The priority deadline is March 1st. Students who file after March 1 receive half as much aid as students who file earlier. 

SallieMae Scholarships - Find Scholarships for College

Disability Scholarships

ROTC Scholarships - ROTC cadets committed to serving in the military after college are eligible for scholarships covering the costs for tuition, fees, and textbooks for four years, plus a monthly stipend for personal expenses. If you have additional financial need, you are free to apply for regular financial aid and non-ROTC scholarships. If you leave the ROTC at the end of your freshman year, the ROTC will cover its share of your freshman expenses with no further obligation on your part.

UNIGO - Search scholarships by category, such as: athletic, company-sponsored, minority, major, state, etc. 

UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. Each year, we award more than $100 million in scholarships to more than 10,000 students at more than 1,100 schools across the country, including our prestigious network of 37 HBCUs. 

Potential Magazine - sign up for scholarship alerts

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Alabama GI Dependents Scholarship Program For more information about this program, please contact your Dept. of Veterans Affairs representative located at the county courthouse. 



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