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Calhoun Announces Call for 2013-14 Scholarship Applicants

1/22/2013

Calhoun Community College and the Calhoun Foundation are now accepting applications for scholarship awards for the 2013-14 academic year. The scholarships are competitively awarded based on criteria such as academic success, demonstrated leadership, community service and financial need. There are several categories of awards available; deadline to apply is March 1, 2013.

Scholarships to Recruit Specific Majors - Calhoun offers a variety of program-specific scholarships designed to recruit students into high-demand fields such as the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) areas and Nursing.

Valedictorian & Salutatorian Awards - The college has announced that all 2013 valedictorians and salutatorians living in Madison, Morgan, and Limestone counties, and attending Lawrence County high schools in Calhoun’s service area, are eligible for automatic full-tuition academic scholarships. To qualify for these awards, students must provide documentation demonstrating that they are 1st or 2nd in their graduating class.  Additionally, the college  is offering automatic scholarship awards to any 2013 graduating high school student within the Calhoun service area scoring 27 or higher on the ACT.

Principal’s Choice Award - Each high school principal in the Calhoun service area has been given the opportunity to select one student from his or her school to recommend for a partial scholarship award. Students must meet Calhoun’s scholarship eligibility requirements and apply for acceptance to the college. Other criteria may be established at the discretion of each high school.

Performing Arts/Student Activities - Calhoun offers a limited number of scholarships to students interested in the performing arts (theater, jazz band, chorale, graphic/fine arts) and to students interested in serving as an officer of the Student Government Association, or as a member of the Warhawks, Calhoun’s official student ambassadors.

Dr. Marilyn Beck, Calhoun president, noted the importance of providing scholarships to qualified students, stating that “It is important to keep quality students in our community. They are our future. We cannot afford to let capable students slip away under-educated, or for stellar students to get recruited into other regions.”

Interested students need only complete one application form which will qualify them for consideration for any and all Calhoun Scholarships. Click here for the online application and additional information.

All students interested in applying for a scholarship must also complete and submit a Federal Application For Student Aid (FAFSA) application as well as apply for admissions to the college no later than March 1. For more details on these awards, call 256/713-4823 or visit the Scholarships Page on the Calhoun website.

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