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Websites for State Colleges and Universities

over 2 years ago

By Kelly Jordan

WEB ADDRESSES FOR LOCAL AND STATE COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES

 

Auburn University www.auburn.edu                   

Jacksonville State www.jsu.edu

Alabama State University www.alasu.edu           

Judson College www.judson.edu

University of South Alabama www.usouthal.edu

Montevallo www.montevallo.edu

University of Alabama www.ua.edu                   

Samford University www.samford.edu

Alabama A & M University www.aamu.edu      

Athens State University www.athens.edu

Troy University www.troy.edu

Birmingham Southern www.bsc.edu                  

University of Alabama at Birmingham www.uab.edu

Faulkner University www.faulkner.edu             

University of Alabama at Huntsville www.uah.edu 

Huntingdon College www.huntingdon.edu       

University of North Alabama www.una.edu

Gadsden State Community College www.gadsdenstate.edu      

Tuskegee University www.tuskegee.edu

Southern Union State Community College www.suscc.edu

Jefferson State Community College www.jeffstateonline.com

Auburn University at Montgomery www.aum.edu

Central Alabama Community College www.cacc.edu

ITT Technical Institute www.itt-tech.edu 

 

*The sites and information contained in these pages is in no way an endorsement of the content contained therein.


Dressing For Success
Dressing For Success
Baccalaureate and Graduation require a specific dress code. Please make note of the following requirements:
Ladies must wear a dress that will not show under the gown (no turtlenecks). Shoes need to be navy blue or black dress shoes with closed toe.
Gentlemen must wear navy blue or black pants, white button-down shirt, a solid navy blue or black tie, and black dress shoes.

ACT/SAT Testing Information

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ACT registration codes: 

CHSCC test center code: 244160

CHSCC school code:  011655

ACT/SAT Testing 
ACT and SAT. The difference in the tests is that the ACT is an achievement test, measuring what you have learned in school; the SAT is an aptitude test, measuring reasoning and verbal abilities. Different colleges accept different tests, so check the websites of the college(s) to which you plan to apply.

 ACT Preparation Guides and registration information flyers are available in the guidance office. ACT (no writing) costs $46.00; ACT (with writing) costs $62.50. 

 Register online at www.actstudent.org for the ACT.

ACT Testing Dates

Test Date

Deadline

Late Deadline

Score Release*

Sept 9, 2017

August 4, 2017

Aug 18, 2017

Sept 19; Oct 3, 2017

Oct 28, 2017

Sept 22, 2017

Oct 6, 2017

Nov 7; Nov 21, 2017

Dec 9, 2017

Nov 3, 2017

Nov 17, 2017

Dec 18; Jan 1, 2018

Feb 10, 2018**

Jan 12, 2018

Jan 19, 2018

Feb 21; Mar 6, 2018

Apr 14, 2018

Mar 9, 2018

Mar 23, 2018

Apr 24; May 8, 2018

June 9, 2018

May 4, 2018

May 18, 2018

June 19; July 3, 2018

July 14, 2018**

June 15, 2018

June 22, 2018

July 24; August 7, 2018

 

*= Refers to online score release. The first date is when multiple choice scores come out, and the second one is when complete scores are available.

SAT Testing Dates

Test Date

Normal Deadline

Late Registration*

Online Score Release

August 26, 2017

July 28, 2017

August 15, 2017

September 14, 2017

October 7, 2017

September 8, 2017

September 22, 2017

October 27, 2017

November 4, 2017

October 6, 2017

October 20, 2017

November 23, 2017

December 2, 2017

November 3, 2017

November 17, 2017

December 21, 2017

March 10, 2018**

February 9, 2018

February 23, 2018

March 29, 2018

May 5, 2018

April 6, 2018

April 20, 2018

May 24, 2018

June 2, 2018

May 4, 2018

May 18, 2018

June 21, 2018

*The late registration deadline is one week earlier if you are registering by mail.

**Regular SAT only.


New requirements for photo identification are in place for the ACT and the SAT. Check their websites for more information.

 All Pencils Down is an ACT Prep class designed to help students prepare for the ACT Test.  Registration for the class is $395.00.  Call 205-988-5791 for more information.

Your High School and City libraries will often have ACT preperation books for your use.  Be sure to remember this resource.

March 2 Success is an online source offering practice for several tests including the ACT and SAT.  This is a free resource. 

www.number2.com – Free online SAT, ACT and GRE prep questions. Personalizes, sends email reminders and requires free account.

www.4tests.com - Offers free practice for the SAT, ACT, GED, ASVAB and other test.

http://www.princetonreview.com/- Offers some free practice and information on these tests.  Products for purchase are also available.

 

 

Selective Service

Males who are 18 years of age must register with the Selective Service System. Register at www.sss.gov.

You must register to be eligible for federal financial aid as well as for financial aid at most colleges.
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
Please note that information concerning scholarships that are featured on this page come from secondary sources. This is in no way an endorsement for any of these organizations. All efforts are made to keep the information as current as possible. Infographics contain outside links and usually feature random scholarships the page author has located that are not included in the page for scholarships and awards from independent organizations.

Scholarships and Awards from Independent Organizations

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  • The Alabama Sports Festival Foundation offers high school students to be ambassadors for the program to promote their initiatives such as Don't Text and Drive, Smoke Free Alabama, and Buckle Up Alabama.  Ambassadors then have the opportunity to win academic scholarships.  Applicants should display strong academics, work ethic, leadershp and communication skills.  Apply online at https://www.asffoundation.org/student-ambassadors.  The deadline is September 12.

  • The SunTrust College Scholarship Sweepstakes offers seniors the chance to win a $500 scholarship.  One winner will be chosen every two weeks beginning September 2018.  Students can register after each completed drawing for the next scheduled drawing.  To enter, go to http://www.suntrusteducation.com/scholarship-sweepstakes/index.html.

 

  • The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education and a desire to contribute to society.  To be eligible you must: (1) be a senior, (2) intend to pursue a bachelor's degree, (3) critical financial need of $55,000 or less family income, (4) display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, (5) involvement in co-curricular and community service activities, (6) minimum GPA of 2.0, and (7) a U. S. citizen.  To apply, the following items must be completed : (1) Online certification form completed by the school, (2) Online application at https://scholars.horatioalger.org, (3) Support & Verification Form, (4) transcript, (5) copy of parents' income tax form. All items due October 25.

 

  • The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing acknowledges the computing achievements and aspirations of young women.  Winners receive $500, a laptop, a trip to the Bank of America Awards Ceremony in Charlotte, NC and an engraved award.  Applicants should have demonstrated outstanding aptitude and interest in IT/Computing and demonstrated leadership ability.  www.ncwit.org/award.

 

  • The William Randolph Hearst Foundation sponsors the United States Senate Youth Program.  To enter, students must take a test and write an essay.  One nomination can be sent from Central High School.  Two state winners will receive a $5000 scholarship and represent Alabama during a week internship in Washington, D.C. Contact Mrs. Burns and Mrs. Higgins for more information.

 

  • The Coca-Cola Scholars Program offers scholarships to students who plan to attend a 4-year college, a 2-year college, and to students who are first in their immediate family to attend college.  Amounts of these scholarships can be up to $20,000.  To be eligible, you must be a US citizen and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.  The online application is available until October 31, 2018, at http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org.

 

  • The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving seniors with financial need who plan to attend a four-year university.  Forty students will receive $40,000 per year to attend a four-year undergraduate school.  To be eligible, you must intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in Fall 2015, have a 3.5 GPA, ACT score of 26, and unmet financial need.  Family income of up to $95,000 will be considered.  Apply at www.jkcf.org.  Applications are accepted September to mid November.

 

  • The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards recognizes high school youth solely on the basis of volunteer work in the community.  There is one local honoree, one state level honoree who receives $1000 and five national honorees who win $5000.  Interested students who feel they have made a positive difference through a volunteer activity during the past year should apply at http://spirit.prudential.com.  The deadline is November 6, 2018.

 

  • The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites high school students to write an essay on an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1956.  For contest information, registration and to submit your essay, visit the Profile in Courage Essay contest at jfklibrary.org. First place winner receives $10,000.  Second place winner receives $1,000.  Five finalists receive $500.  Submission deadline is January 28, 2019.

  • The Jackie Robinson Foundation offers scholarships for minority students who are graduating high school.  Applicants must plan to attend a four-year institution, show leadership potential, demonstrate dedication to community service, present evidence of financial need and have a minimum ACT score of 21.  The application includes four essay questions and is due on February 1, 2019.  Apply at their website.

 

  • The Smith Foundation Scholarships are designed to help young Alabamians obtain a higher education and fulfill their personal goals to become leaders and give back to their communities.   Qualifications include: (1) Must be a graduating Alabama high school senior. (2) Have a minimum of a C+ grade point average, (3) planning to attend an approved 4-year public college in Alabama, (4) significant contribution to family or community.  There is no ACT minimum, but the applicant must have taken the ACT.  Scholarships are awarded to students who have struggled against the odds whether financial, home life or disabilities and have proven they are willing to help those around them. There are two deadlines for different parts of the scholarship application. Check the website for deadlines. Apply online at www.smithscholarships.com.

  

  • Wendy's High School Heisman recognizes outstanding male and female high school students who excel in academics, athletics and leadership.  Out of all applicants, one male and one female student from Central High School will be chosen to enter the national contest.  There will be a school winner, region winner, state winner, and national winner.  Eligible applicants should have a B average and participate in at least one school-sponsored sport.  Apply at www.WendysHeisman.com. This award has two phases. Phase I must be completed by October 17, 2017


  • The Sallie Mae Fund, a charitable organization, achieves its mission to expand pathways for the successful development of America’s youth by supporting programs and initiatives that help open doors to higher education and to support initiatives focused on the communities it serves. They offer several scholarships and materials to help you prepare for college.  http://www.thesalliemaefund.org/

  •  The Christian Connector provides a free Christian college information service as well as a $2,500 Christian college scholarship drawing.  Students can log onto www.ChristianConnector.com to request information and automatically be entered in the drawing.

 

  • Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative offers scholarships to dependents of their members.  Scholarships range from $500-$2500.  An application must be submitted with a resume and three letters of recommendation. See your counselor for more information. 

  • American Welding Society Scholarships-

    Since 1991, the AWS Foundation has helped students from around the world to realize their dreams and make them a reality. AWS Foundation scholarships help students with their financial obligations; they help to cover a variety of school expenses such as tuition and fees, books and other supplies.  If you are currently enrolled in a welding program or a related field, then consider applying for the scholarships. More information can be found at their website.

 

  • Clothing retailer Kohl's offers scholarships through their Kohl's Cares program.  These scholarships are award to students making a difference in their community.  Students must be nominated for the award.  Visit their website or a local store for more information and to receive a notification of when the nomination period opens. 

 

 

  • Berea College offers 4-year, tuition scholarships to qualified students who want to earn a college degree and who are willing to participate in their work program to earn money to help with other costs associated with college - like books, room, and board. For more information, go to www.berea.edu/admissions. Students nominated typically rank in the top 20% of their class and score above average on ACT and SAT I tests. Students must demonstrate financial need.

 

  • Ayn Rand Essay Contest– Ayn Rand’s novels are inspiring and intellectually challenging. But they can also be financially rewarding for high school and college students. The Ayn Rand Institute sponsors annual essay contests that offer 600 prizes and over $100,000 in prize money every year. For details, choose from the subjects shown at www.aynrand.org/contests. Read Fountainhead, We The Living, and/or Atlas Shrugged and write an essay based on the topics provided.

  •  Alabama Home Builders Foundation awards scholarships to seniors who want to pursue careers in the core trades of the home building industry.  Examples of these trades are: carpentry & cabinetry, masonry, HVAC, plumbing, drafting, electrical engineering and electrical work. An electronic application can be submitted at www.ahbfoundation.org. A transcript, letter of recommendation, and proof of residency must be included.  See the counselors for more information.  Deadline March 15, 2018.

  • The Talladega County Area Alumni chapter of Alabama A&M University is offering a $1000 scholarship with a $250 book stipend for students who have been accepted to Alabama A&M. See Mrs. Herron for an application.  The deadline is April 9, 2018.

  • Coosa Pines Federal Credit Union offers sixteen $1000 scholarships to seniors who exemplify values of personal and civic responsibility through their grades, extracurricular activities, essay responses, letter(s) of recommendation, and community service. Scholarships are available to seniors who are credit union members. See Mrs. Herron for an application, due April 6, 2018.

  • Alabama Farmers Federation members can now apply online for one of 100 $1000 college scholarships. To be eligible, the applicant must be a member of the Alabama Farmers Federation and a the membership must be issued in the name of the scholarship applicant.  Apply online at https://www.alfainsurance.com.

  • Coosa Valley Electric Cooperative will accept applications for its scholarship.  Only one applicant may be submitted per school.  Student applications must demonstrate school/community service, have a B average and financial need.  The application must be accompanied by 3 letters of recommendation, a transcript of the student's grades, and copies of previous years W-2 forms.  The applicant must live on the CVEC system or be a member of a CVEC employee's immediate family.  Recipients will receive a scholarship of $1,000.00 per year for four years.  See Mrs. Herron for an application.

 

  • The Sons of Confederate Veterans is sponsoring the Wayne J. Creed Memorial Scholarship for three graduating seniors in Clay County, with three $500.00 scholarships available.  To be eligible, the applicant must be a direct lineal descendant of a Confederate Veteran, maintain a B average during their senior year, be of sound moral reputation proven by a letter of recommendation, and provide a transcript.  Applications for this scholarship will be available in the spring.

 

  • The Clay County Cattlemen's Association is sponsoring four $500.00 scholarships for graduating seniors in Clay County. To be eligible, a parent or grandparent must be a member of the Clay County Cattlemen's Association and in good standing for the past two years and must be willing to attend their Awards Dinner.  Applicants are required to have a B average. You must submit an essay of 1500-2000 words describing an issued confronting the beef industry and offering your solution. You must also submit a letter of recommendation. See the counselors for an application.  Application deadline is April 1, 2018.

 

  • The National Wild Turkey Federation offers a scholarship to a high school senior in Clay County. Requirements include completing an application, writing a brief essay describing your commitment to conservation and preserving hunting heritage or why you would be a good investment if you are awarded this scholarship, and three letters of recommendation.  A transcript must also accompany the application.  The essay should be typed, double-spaced and should not exceed three pages.  A photograph, hunting license, and copy of NWTF membership card must also be included.  Go to nwtf.org to fill out the application and print.

 

  • The Alabama School Public Relations Association is a statewide coalition that offers financial support to students who plan to enroll in an Alabama college or university after high school and plan to seek a degree in communications, public relations, or a related field.  Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA.  Applicants who participate in a school organization related to journalism, public relations, communication, student media or marketing or who are members of a local, state or national public relations orgazanization are preferred.  A two-page essay is required.  One $500 scholarship will be awarded. 

 

  • Callie's Kids Children's Foundation offers the Tommy Moorehead Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship to one senior who is a resident of Clay or Talladega County.  To qualify, the applicant must have a 3.0 GPA.  Priority will be given (but not limited) to students pursuing a college degree in law, medicine, education or fine arts. See the counselors for an application.  Deadline March 10, 2018

  • The Linly Heflin Scholarship Committee grants four-year scholarships in the amount of $4,000 per year to a limited number of Alabama women who have significant economic need and sound academic records.  Scholarships are limited to four-year Alabama colleges, must hav ea minimum ACT score of 23, Alabama resident and US citizen, financial need, and academic proficiency.  The completed application form and supporting documents, including transcripts must be mailed and postmarked by December 31, 2017. www.linlyheflin.org.

  •  Alabama College Counts Scholarship provides funding assistance to Alabama high school students with demonstrated financial need so they can attend college.  To be eligible, students must be an Alabama resident, plan to enroll ina college or university in Alabama, demonstrate financial need, have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and have an ACT score of 26 or below.  Awards are $4,000 for students enrolled in a four-year college and $2,000 for those enrolled in a two-year college.  The application period is January - March 1.  Apply online at http://treasury.alabama.gov/collegecounts-scholarship/.

  • Alabama G. I. Dependents' Scholarship Program. This program is available for a child of a disabled veteran or of a parent killed in combat, planning to enroll in a public college or university. http://va.state.al.us/gi_dep_scholarship.aspx.

 

  • Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants offers a $1,000 scholarship for submitting an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of their web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php. The deadline is June 14, 2018.

 

  • The Public Housing Authority Directors Association has implemented a scholarship program for graduating seniors who are preparing to enter college.  They will award 3 scholarships to deserving youth currently residing in public housing.  Students must have a B average.  The application is available at www.phada.org.  A verification page completed by the counselor, transcript, two letters of recommendation, and an essay must be included with the scholarship application.  See the counselor for more information.

 

  • The Alabama Association of School Office Personnel awards four $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing a degree from the college of business of K-12 education. See the counselor for an application.

  • The Will & Ann Scholarship Award is open for students who have been accepted into an accredited college or university.  The award value varies each year based on fund availability.  To be eligible, applicants must submit three letters of recommendation (one from a minister or community leader, one from a teacher, and one from an adult family member) and write an essay.  See the counselor for an application. Application deadline is March 31, 2018.

  • The Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to exceptional Hispanic American students.  Scholarships range from $500 to $5000.  The application opens on January 1 and closes on March 31, 2018. Go to www.hsf.net to apply.

  • Fresh n' Lean awards a $1500 scholarship to a student who submits a short video or photo essay showing how their personal eating habits have helped them achieve specific goals.  More information is available at their website.  Application deadline is May 1, 2018.

  • For seniors planning to enter the field of nursing, Nursing Schools Almanac offers a $1,000 scholarship to the applicant best demonstrating a record of academic excellence, particularly in science and math, and a passion for the nursing profession and healthcare.  Interested students may apply at their website by August 31, 2018.

  • The Talladega-Tuskegee Alumni Assocation offers scholarships for students from Talladega, Coosa & Clay counties who plan to attend Tuskegee University.  See the counselor for an application. Application deadline is April 9, 2018.

  • The Alabama School Transportation Assocation offers 2 scholarships for students whose parent or guardian is a school transportation employee.  Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA.  See the counselors for an application.  The deadline is April 20, 2018.

  • The Southeastern State Pupil Transporation Conference offers a $2500 scholarship for a student whose parent or guardian is a school transportation employee.  Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA.  See the counselor for an application; the deadline is April 20, 2018.

  • The Orlando Scholarship Organization awards one boy and one girl a "Community and Arts" $2500 scholarship.  See the counselor for an application, which is due May 15, 2018.

  • Bond & Botes Law Firm gives a $2000 scholarship to senior who submits an essay describing how they have overcome financial hardships and what they have done to help others overcome hardships. Applicants should have a 3.0 GPA. The deadline is July 1, 2018.  Go to their website for an application.

  • Accuplan is offering a $2000 scholarshpi to seniors planning to attend college in the fall. Applicants must submit a video responding to questions about retirement. The deadline is May 31, 2018.   For more information go to accuplanscholarships@gmail.com. 

  • The following organizations offer scholarships based on nationalities or lineages:

           Amish lineage-Amish Descendant Scholarship Fund

           American Revolution lineage-Daughters of the American Revolution

           Confederate lineage-United Daughters of the Confederacy

           U.S. Armed Forces lineage-American Legion Legacy Scholarship

           Korean War lineage-Descendants of Korean War Foundation

           Filipino nationality-Asian Pacific Fund

           Irish-American nationality-Irish American Home Society, Inc.

           Chinese nationality-Institute of China Studies

           Italian nationality-National Italian-American Foundation

          Polish nationality-Polish American Congress

          Korean nationality-US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce

          Japanese nationality-Japanese-American Citizens League

          Native American nationality-United South and Eastern Tribes

          Greek nationality-AHEPA Educational Foundation   

      

 

            

 

            

 

        

 

          

 

            

 

                 


Scholarship and Financial Aid Websites

7 months ago

The following websites are available for student use to provide information on scholarships and colleges.  The posting of these sites is in no way an endorsement of the content.

http://www.communitycollegereview.com/ - Community College Review is a valuable informational resource providing raw scholastic data and educational articles for students looking to pursue a college career.

https://www.achievealabama.org/

http://treasury.alabama.gov/collegecounts-scholarship/ - Former collegecoutsalabama.com

https://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships/

https://www.tun.com/http://scholarshipamerica.org/

http://www.fastweb.com

http://www.scholarships.com/

http://www.collegeboard.org/

http://www.collegenet.com/

http://www.scholarshipmonkey.com/

http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/alabama/http://potentialmagazine.com 

http://www.bestcolleges.com/

https://www.imagine-america.org/applyforscholarships/

http://www.commonapp.org

http://www.commonblackcollegeapp.com

https://www.cappex.com/scholarships/

https://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/

https://www.brokescholar.com/