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Calhoun Scholarship Program

Calhoun Scholarship Program Quick Facts              

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One Application (available Nov 1 through March 1) allows students to be considered for ALL Calhoun Scholarship awards.

FAFSA must be completed to be considered for any Calhoun award. Why do I have to fill out a FAFSA?

College Application also must be completed by March 1 as well.

Automatic Awards - Calhoun offers several categories of automatic awards based on a student’s high school graduating rank and/or ACT score. Must have a minimum graduating class size of 60, or an approved memorandum of understanding (MOU) on file with Calhoun's Scholarship Office. To find out more information on obtaining an MOU, the high school principal should call 256-713-4823.

Get it right - Only complete applications (including FASFA, college acceptance, essay, transcripts) are considered in Calhoun’s selection process.

GPAs - Awardees are selected by a multi-disciplinary scholarship committee. Preference is given to in-coming freshmen with GPAs of 3.0 or greater.

Attend Full-time/Attend Annual Donor Reception

Agreements - Awardees sign a Scholarship Agreement that outlines the terms of their award

Summer Awards are often available for students wanting to attend in the summer.  To be considered, the Scholarship application will need to be completed by the March 1st deadline.

Note: For Fine Arts Scholarships (Art/Graphics, Chorale, Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Theatre), please contact the department at (256) 306-2699 regarding its audition process. You will also need to complete the scholarship application and indicate your interest in Fine Arts Scholarships in the proper question.