2016-2017 Scholarship Opportunities

Please click on the links below for 2016-2017 Scholarship Opportunities. Scholarships will be updated as they are received. APPLY! APPLY! APPLY!

AOD Federal Credit Union Scholarship
You must be a member of AOD Federal Credit Union for at east one year. The application, ACT score, transcript, and essay must be received by AOD Federal Credit Union no later than February 15, 2017. 

Kiwanis Scholarship
Must have a 3.0 GPA, provide proof of ACT/SAT score, and a member of Key Club. Complete applications are due February 28, 2017. 

Gadsden State Community College Scholarships
After the students have applied for admission to the college and received a Gadsden State Student Number (G#), students may then go to our website. Under the Future or Enrolled Students heading, click on the Scholarships link and open the 2017 Graduating High School Scholarship Application. The student must create an account specific to a scholarship application. All applicants are encouraged to apply for financial aid at www.fafsa.govMarch 1, 2017, at midnight, is the deadline for all Gadsden State scholarship applications. 

Jacksonville State University
Visit the link below for Jacksonville State University Scholarships. The deadline for JSU scholarships is March 1, 2017. 
http://www.jsu.edu/finaid/scholarships/

Alabama Association of School Office Personal Scholarship
Applications are due by March 1, 2017. Students must be pursuing s degree from a college of business or k-12 education. Only complete applications will be considered. 

College Counts Scholarship
Due March 1, 2017. Must have an ACT of 26 or below. Visit the CollegeCounts link below to apply for this scholarship! http://treasury.alabama.gov/collegecounts-scholarship/

2017 GSCC Auditions
Gadsden State Show Ban and A Cappella Choir auditions for GSCC will be held March 2, March 9, and March 16. See flyer for more information. 

Gerald Acker Scholarship Application
GPA of 2.75 or higher, transcript, resume, and career goals summary. Complete applications are due March 13, 2017. 

Benjamin Steinberg Nursing Scholarship Application
Must have at least a 2.75 GPA, transcript, resume, and career goals summary. Complete applications are due by March 13, 2017. 

The Alabama Home Builders Foundation
Offered to students pursuing degrees or certificates in: carpentry and cabinetry, masonry, HVAC/HVACR, plumbing, drafting, electrical engineering and electrical work. Scholarship deadline is March 15, 2017. 

Family Savings Credit Union Scholarship
Entries for scholarships must be postmarked by Friday, March 17, 2017. Completed entries must include transcript, student resume, statement of goals, 3 letters of recommendation. 

Superintendent Scholarship
Complete application due March 17, 2017. Must have at least a 2.5 GPA, letter of reference, a one-page essay, and a complete application.
 
Gadsden Regional Medical Center Scholarship
Established to benefit students who are pursuing degrees in the medical field. Completed entries must include application, essay, 2 letters of recommendation, and transcript. Deadline to apply for scholarship is Wednesday, March 22, 2017. 

Etowah Education Retirees Association Scholarship
Deadline for application is Friday, March 24, 2017. Student must be an education major, have a GPA above 70, and express financial need. Applications must be addressed in a 9x12 manila envelope. 

ASCE Scholarship
Must attend a civil engineering program at a college or university in Alabama. Submit complete application by March 31, 2017. 

Alpha Delta Kappa Memorial Scholarship
Application is open for young men and women pursuing a college degree. Applications are due March 31, 2017. 

ACFA Scholarship
Available for high school seniors entering their freshman year of an accredited architecture program. Completed applications must be mailed by April 6, 2017. 

Etowah County School Foundation Scholarship
Deadline for complete application is April 7, 2017. Must have at least a 2.0 GPA, letter of reference, one-page essay, and a complete scholarship application. A scholarship of $500 will be awarded to recipient. 

YLS Scholarship
United Way of Etowah County Young Leader's Society. Minimum GPA of 3.25. Must demonstrate leadership ability and community involvement. Financial need will be considered. Must enroll at GSCC in Fall of 2017. Applications must be submitted no later than April 7, 2017. 

YLS Technical Scholarship Application
United Way of Etowah County Young Leader's Society Technical Scholarship. Minimum GPA of 2.5. Must demonstrate leadership ability and community involvement. Financial need will be considered. Must be interested in pursuing a technical degree or certificate program. Applications must be submitted no later than April 7, 2017. 

Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship
Must be a female, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and in the top 25% of her class. Complete the application and include a letter of recommendation and 2 additional references. Applications are due by April 14, 2017. 

Alabama Teachers Credit Union Scholarship
Submission deadline is April 14, 2017. Applicants must have an opened account with ATCU for at least 6 months, transcript, college letter of acceptance, letter of reference, essay, and completed application. 

RBC Lions Club Scholarship
Must be a member of the SHS LEO Club, or the son, daughter, or grandchild of a member of the Rainbow City Lions Club. A complete application must be postmarked by April 22, 2017.  

Delta Kappa Gamma
Alpha Iota Chapter. $350 grant-in-aid to a young woman who plans to pursue a career in elementary, secondary, special, or post-secondary education. Applications due April 25, 2017. 

Buster Bynum Education Scholarship
Parent/guardian must have been an active employee in public school transportation during the past three years. Read qualifications! Applications due April 28, 2017. 

Greg Ray Memorial Education Scholarship
Parent/guardian must have been an active employee in public school transportation during the past three years. Read qualifications! Applications due April 28, 2017. 

Charles Chuck Poland Education Scholarship
Parent/guardian must have been an active employee in public school transportation during the past three years. Read qualifications! Applications due April 28, 2017. 

Aviation Council of Alabama Scholarship
Demonstrates an aptitude and have an interest in pursuing an aviation related degree at an accredited college or university. Applications due April 28, 2017. 

AARP Scholarship
American Association of Retired Persons is awarding a $500 scholarship. Complete applications are due May 5, 2017

Sean Henderson Memorial Scholarship
Complete applications are due to Mrs. Vice by May 10, 2017. A $500 scholarship will be awarded at Award's Day 2017. 

Stefanie Kristen Deru Scholarship
Due May 10, 2017. Provide a letter on a separate sheets explaining why you feel you should be awarded the Stefanie Kristen Deru Scholarship. Include all qualifications and personal thoughts that would make you a strong candidate for the scholarship. Turn in complete application to Mrs. Liggan by May 10, 2017. 

GSCC Poultry Science Scholarship
Open to all students enrolled in the Poultry Science Program at GSCC, Cherokee Campus. Must have a 2.5 GPA and take the course AGP 130 during Fall 2017 at GSCC, Cherokee Center. Student must have the intention of transferring to Auburn University and major in Poultry Science. Complete applications are due June 1, 2017. 

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply is June 12, 2017. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals. Your submissions must be sent by email to: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com 
Visit the link below for more information. 
http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Nursing Schools Almanac
Deadline is June 30, 2017. Scholarship is open to high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN/LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Interested students may visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here you will find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.

Cavey Law Firm Application- Applicant mush have at least a 3.0 GPA to apply. The deadline for essay and complete application is August 1, 2017. Visit 
http://www.caveylaw.com/scholarship/ for all details. 

Other Resources:

BigFuture.CollegeBoard.org/scholarship-search

Fastweb.com

finaid.org/educators/

financialaidtoolkit.ed.gov/tk

ScholarshipPoints.com

Scholarships.com

studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships

StudentScholarships.org

SuperCollege.com