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FAFSAThe FAFSA should be completed to determine students’ financial aid.

The FAFSA will open on January 1st. You will need your parents TAX information to complete it, so prepare in advance!Resources: NACEE

Scholarships: two types General

Scholarships:Based on

extracurriculars, leadership, personal circumstances, GPA,

and/or ACT

Merit Based Scholarships:

Based solely on ACT and GPA, usually



The University of South AlabamaGuaranteed scholarships start at an ACT score of 23. Honors College Scholarships start at an ACT of 27.

USA Freshman Leadership Scholarship The USA Freshman Leadership Scholarship is a $2000 per year renewable scholarship for a four-year total of $8,000. The scholarship is for incoming freshmen based on leadership and service commitments during high school. Priority will be given to students who represent economically and educationally disadvantaged groups or students who have participated in Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound, Stars and Stripes or other developmental/educational programs.

Applicant qualifications: 1) minimum 21 ACT composite score or minimum SAT of 980 (SAT critical reading + math)2) minimum 3.0 high school grade point average 3) demonstrate leadership and/or service throughout high school


Alabama State UniversityDeadline February 15th!!

This is the SMALLEST scholarship amount that they offer and it is HUGE!

The Incentive Scholarship pays full tuition for a maximum of eight semesters for freshmen and a maximum of six semesters for college transfer students. Scholarships are renewable annually based on completion of 24 semester hours, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

Freshmen: High school applicants must have a minimum academic grade point average within the range of 3.0-3.25, on a 4.0 scale, in academic subjects, and an ACT score of 20 http://www.alasu.edu/cost-aid/types-of


Outside scholarships:

Juniors: The application will be available this June, keep an eye out for it!

To be eligible:


Have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of a B (3.0) or



Participate in at least one of 27 eligible school-sponsored sportsLead:Be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model for underclassman

DEADLINE: October 2nd, 2015

Wendy’s High School Heisman


Deadline: February (must already be accepted)

List of scholarships: https://auburn.academicworks.com/

For the future: current students can apply for departmental scholarships. It is a good idea to go ahead and look at those to see what you can be doing during your freshman year to qualify. http://www.auburn.edu/scholarship/undergraduate/departmental.html

Tuskegee University


● Interested in Computer Science? You can get $5000 per year with a ACT Math of 24 and a 3.5 GPA

● There are also departmental scholarships available.

The University of North Alabama deadline is in February!

Apply for the Coca-Cola Dream Challenge Scholarship if you meet this criteria:

Neither parent completed a baccalaureate degree and reside in a single-parent home and this parent did not complete a baccalaureate degree


Complete the UNA General Endowed Scholarship Application, one application gives you the opportunity to be in the running for TONS of scholarships (including one if you’re from Huntsville!).




School of Business deadline: February

1. ACT/GPA based scholarships: http://www.uab.edu/students/paying-for-uab/scholarships/item/255-act-gpa-based-scholarships (deadline Dec 1, think ahead juniors)

2. Regional Scholarships ( there’s one for Madison County) : http://www.uab.edu/students/paying-for-uab/scholarships/item/277-regional-scholarships

3. Departmental Scholarships: http://www.uab.edu/students/paying-for-uab/scholarships/item/279-school-department-scholarships

4. Housing Scholarship:http://www.uab.edu/students/paying-for-uab/scholarships/item/385-housing-scholarships

Mississippi State

● Freshmen

○ Academic & Competitive Scholarships

■ December 1 Deadline

○ Leadership & Service Scholarships

■ August 1 Deadline

■ Girls/Boys State Scholarships

■ Student Body President Scholarships

● Out-of State scholarship ranges ------>


Annual Scholarship Award Ranges

Test Score Range 3.00-3.49 GPA 3.5 and above GPA

20-21 $1,000 $1,500

22-25 $6,500 - $7,000 $7,500 - $8,000

26-29 $9,000 - $10,000 $12,500

30-32 $12,500 - $13,000 $13,500 - $14,000

33-36** $15,500 - $17,000 $16,500 - $18,000

➔ Instate Scholarships: Guaranteed scholarships start at an ACT score of 27. Deadline is December 15 (once again, juniors think ahead!)

➔ First Generation Students:◆ First Scholars Program: http://scholarships.ua.edu/types/first_scholars.html (Deadline:

February)◆ Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship Program:

http://scholarships.ua.edu/types/coca-cola-first.html (Deadline: March)Alumni Scholarships available


ROTC is another option as well. Most programs require a 2.5 GPA and 19 on the ACT

Search if your school has the branch you are interested in and research that specific branch as well.

Each branch has different purposes

The University of Memphis:http://www.memphis.edu/scholarships/listscholarships.phpDeadline: February 1st!Troy University:http://admissions.troy.edu/undergraduate/troy-scholarships.html-Girls State Scholarships-Leadership Scholarships start at a 22 ACT/ 3.0 GPA-Departmental ScholarshipsDeadline: March 1stJacksonville State University: http://www.jsu.edu/finaid/scholarships/-Academic scholarships start at ACT 20-Tons of other scholarshipsDeadline: March 1st

Other Deadlines

1. Jackie Robinson Foundation: If you have a minimum composite score of a 21 on your ACT and you are a leader, then this scholarship may be for you! Application deadline is in Februaryhttp://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/programs.php2. Buick Achievers: If you are interested in a STEM major, then this is worth $100,000 towards your tuition and is due in February http://www.buickachievers.com/3. College Counts Alabama: If you have a minimum 2.75 GPA and a 26 on your ACT, then apply for $4000 towards tuition at an Alabama college or university. The deadline is in March!!http://collegecountsalabama.com/4. Jimmy Rane Foundation: Apply by February! You could earn from $500 to $5000 per year!!http://www.jimmyranefoundation.org/index.php/scholarships5. Suntrust: Gives away $500 every two weeks if you enter their sweepstakes! https://www.suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes/index.html6. AXA Community Achievement Scholarship: Deadline February https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/axa-community/

Lists of scholarships:Tuskegee’s List of outside scholarships:http://www.tuskegee.edu/academics/academic_services/admissions/outside_scholarships.aspxJacksonville State University’s List of outside scholarships: http://www.jsu.edu/finaid/scholarships/outside-scholarships.html African American Scholarship List: http://www.blacknews.com/directory/black_african_american_scholarships.shtmlAlabama Career Information list:http://www.alcareerinfo.org/financial/scholarships.htmlNAVIANCE has scholarships listedFast Web search engine: http://www.fastweb.com/Resource for basics on scholarships/financial aid: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/grants-scholarshipsScholarship search: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search#!personalinformation

Outside Scholarships

Other HUGE ones:1. Gates Millenium Scholarship: Pays for all of your undergraduate,

graduate, and doctoral education!! Students are eligible to be

considered for a GMS scholarship if they meet all of the following criteria:

- Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific

Islander American** or Hispanic American

- Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States

- Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0

scale or have earned a GED

- Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community

service, extracurricular or other activities

- Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria

2. THE COCA-COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. -Must have a 3.0 GPA at the end of your senior year-It is not need based-Can earn up to $20,0000 per year

Applications for both of these will open in August 2015.

● Do your own research as well!!! This is not a list of every scholarship available

● If you know what school you are going to, contact your admissions counselor and ask them for help with applying to

scholarships. You are not bugging them, it is their job to help you!

● Also, ask your guidance counselors for help! They have lists of small scholarships that you can apply for. EVERY scholarship

helps, no matter how big or how small.

● Questions???? Other schools you want to research??

AUGUST DEADLINES:http://jlvcollegecounseling.com/2015/07/01/scholarships-with-august-2015-deadlines/

-Need Based Scholarships (68 schools)