Scholarship Descriptions, Qualifications, and Information

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Descriptions, Qualifications
and Information




Exchange Club Student of the Month

Exchange Club Student of the Year

 Selected based on resume (academics, leadership, community service, volunteer hours)


Sept 9

Submit essay to Mrs. Kite

First Generation Scholarship Program

First in family to seek college education, high academics, 3.0 GPA; contact school planning to attend to see if they participate in this program.

$6,125 annually

Oct 1 

Wendy's Heisman

Entries from student athletes graduating with the Class of 2017, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and participate in a school-sponsored sport


Oct 3, 6 PM EST

AES Engineers Scholarship

Based on character demonstrated through essay; not required to be an engineering major


Oct 6

Voice of Democracy Program

Students 10-12 record on audio cassette a three to five minute essay on assigned topic

Up to $30,000

Oct 15


Horatio Alger National Scholarship

2.0 GPA; faced and overcome great obstacle(s) in your life, community activities, financial need

Average Award: $20,000

State Scholarship: $5,000

Oct. 25

Coca-Cola Scholars Program

carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school


Aug 1


Oct 31

Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship

Based on academics, school/community involvement, and financial need

Not stated

Oct 31

Download application and submit by mail

Prudential Spirit of the Community

Solely based on community service

$1000 - $5000

Nov 8

Ron Brown Scholarship

African-American , academics, leadership, service, 3.0 GPA


Nov 1


Jan 9

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer College Scholarship

Children of a parent who has died from breast cancer; financial need, scholastic achievement , community service, and leadership required; 2.8 GPA

Up to $10,000

Mid Nov

Elks National Foundation "Most Valuable Student"

Complete application, US citizen, community service, leadership, essay, financial need, letters of recommendation, achievements

$4,000 - $60,000

Sep 1 –

Nov 30

Contact the Lodge Scholarship Chairman, Exalted Ruler, or Secretary of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge having jurisdiction the area in which the student has legal residence. 

University of Alabama

Scholarship application, including resume portion to be considered for Freshman & General scholarships must be submitted by Dec 15

requirements vary beginning with a 27 ACT & at least a 3.5 GPA

Dec 15

AXA Achievement Scholarship Program

Outstanding achievements in school, community, or workplace

$1,000 - $25,000

Dec 15 

Auburn University

requirements vary beginning with a 26 ACT & at least a 3.25 GPA


Multiple depending on type of scholarship

American Quarter Horse Foundation Scholarship

Member of AQHA  3 years 2.5 GPA, essay, transcript, recommendation


Dec 1

806- 376-5029

University of South Alabama Scholarships



Dec 1

Burger King

2.5 GPA, Seniors, enrolled as full-time at 2 year or 4 year college

$1,000 - $25,000

Dec 15

J. Craig and Page T. Smith "First In Family" Scholarship

Must have C average, community service or assistance to family, attend Alabama college.  Special consideration to "first in my family to attend college".

Amount not stated

Dec 1  205-250-6669  or see counselor

Alabama Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship

Seniors; child of full-time employee of AGA (at least 2 years of employment)


Dec 1 –

Feb 15

P.O. Box 661106

Birmingham, AL 35266

Imagine America Scholarship - Virginia College

Any Senior, 2.5 minimum GPA, demonstrated financial need


December 31

U.S. JCI Senate Scholarship Grants

Full-time student at an accredited college


Jan 20

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Must receive a National Portfolio Gold, Silver, or Silver with Distinction Medal to qualify

$250-Full tuition for National Award

$500-$2500 for Creative Concept Award

Varies with school

Various scholarships to various schools. Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, Inc.; 555 Broadway; New York, New York 10012-1396

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Any student grades 9-12; write an essay, 1000 words or less describing an act of political courage by an elected U.S. official

1st Place: $10,000

2nd Place: $1,000

5 Finalists: $500 each

Jan 4

Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Community Service Award

actions must be described in detail and should document efforts above and beyond what is normally expected of students in same age group, volunteer efforts must have occurred in last year,

$10,000- $1,000
$50 Kohl's Gift Card

Jan 1


Gates Millenium Scholars

African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander or Hispanic American; at least 3.3 unweighted GOA, meet federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria and apply for Pell Grant by Feb 15; leadership community service or extracurricular activities


Jan 13 11:59PM

United Negro College Fund

Must be African-American enrolled at UNCF approved school.  



Program Services Dept.,
United Negro College Fund,
8260 Willow Oaks Corp. Dr.,
Fairfax, VA  22031

Walton Foundation Scholarship

Applicant or parent must be employed by Wal-Mart


Jan. 12


Smith Foundation Scholarship

C+ (2.5) or higher and community service or assistance to family or service & commitment to better themselves and others


Dec 1

Jan 15

Alabama Housing Authority Grants

Essay, transcript, proof of residence, accepted at an institution of higher education



Contact Public Housing Manager

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship

Plan to work in government service.  Essay required.

$500 to $5,000

Jan 15

DECA Scholarship Opportunities

DECA Chapter Members


Jan 13

Columbus State University




Henry Fleming Foundation Scholarship

any senior at Central High School who is or has completed a career technical program of at least 3 credits; 2 letters of recommendation, list of colleges applied to; other scholarships received as of date; transcript; interview


Jan 20 4:00 PM

Sam Walton Community Scholarship

Financial need, leadership, high academics. Must use location number of store nearest you. Must not be an employee or dependent of an employee.


Jan 31

On-line application and all supporting documentation by due date. 

Amy Writing Awards

Essay relating God's word to current issues and author's skill in presenting a biblical answer to questions about meaning of life.


Jan 15 

AUM School of Business Tournament / Scholarship

Senior, 3.4 GPA, 23 ACT


Jan 17

Delta Life Developmental Foundation Scholarship

Academic, citizenship, community service, extracurricular activities, female, completed application form, 3 recommendation forms, transcript, photo

$500 - $2000

Jan 31

pick up packet from Mrs. Kite

American Legion Oratorical Contest

US citizen, 3-5 minute discourse on assigned topics from US Constitution; grades 9-12

State final - $2,000 - $5,000 National - $1,500 to $18,000

Varies for local competitions but most begin in the fall. Students must compete in the state competitions prior to March. National deadline is April 1

American Legion
PO Box 1069
Montgomery, AL  36101
(800) 234-5544

CVCC Music Auditions
(Vocal & Instrumental)

set up an appointment
CVCC campus band rm; rm G-103 & Fine Arts Building

Ms. Gayle Smith an email requesting an appointment

Feb 2

contact a guidance counselor
Central High School

Auburn University Agriculture Scholarship

Go to Auburn’s website under Agriculture Scholarships to learn details


Feb 15

Pick up applications at local Co-Op store

Alabama State University

ACT 20 or higher/SAT 940 or higher; GPA 3.0 or higher


Feb 15


AWS Foundation

Application, financial aid statement, transcript and personal statement; must be seeking undergrad in welding engineering/technology or a welding related field.

Up to complete funding

Feb 15

AWS Foundation

550 N. W. LeJeune Road

Miami, FL 33126

Contact 800-443-9353 ext 250

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