Student Services

Resume Companion University Programs (ongoing)

Resume Companion is pleased to offer a $1,000.00 scholarship to one lucky applicant. Students must create and submit a resume, based on the life of any fictional or non-fictional character, from TV, history, or myth. Full details of the scholarship program and deadline dates may be viewed at www.resumecompanion.com/scholarship.

The Drive to Learn Scholarship (annual deadline each March 1st)

In an effort to contribute to the community, we have started a small scholarship fund. Our goal is to provide The Drive to Learn Scholarship to students on an annual basis. Please visit our website for more information, http://www.shiftins.com/automobile/car-insurance-program.aspx . Annual application deadline is March 1st.  

 

SchoolSoup.com (ongoing)

SchoolSoup.com is one of the largest on-line databases of scholarships for students pursuing a post-secondary education with over 250,000 college specific and private scholarships listed. Please visit www.schoolsoup.com/scholarship-directory/ for a complete scholarship list.


SaveOnEnergy.com (ongoing)

SaveOnEnergy.com has recently created a $1,000.00 scholarship open to current students to help offset their out-of-pocket college expenses. Applicants will submit an essay about the sustainable advancements their schools are making. Please visit http://www.saveonenergy.com/energy-scholarship/ for more information.


Business Management Scholarships (ongoing)

Start your scholarship search with this directory of business management scholarships that can be sorted to find exactly the scholarship for your situation. http://www.businessmanagementdegree.com/Scholarships/ 


CableTV.org Scholarship (apply by 7/31/14)

CableTV.org is offering a semi-annual scholarship in the amount of $500.00. Please visit http://cable-tv.org/scholarship/ for more details. Fall application deadline is July 31, 2014. 


Sally Strain Memorial Scholarship (ongoing)

This scholarship is available to any student attending college. Please visit www.theonlinedegreeadvisor.com/scholarship for more information and essay topic.


ScholarshipExperts.com (ongoing)

ScholarshipExperts.com offers several scholarships for the upcoming academic year. For more details please visit www.scholarshipexperts.com


USBundles.com Scholarship (ongoing)

USBundles.com is offering a $1,000.00 scholarship. Interested students should submit a blogpost answering the question, "Do you think traditional or online schooling is better, and why?" Learn more by visiting http://www.usbundles.com/college-scholarship.


CheapAutoInsurance.org Scholarship Contest (ongoing)

CheapAutoInsurance.org is offering a $500.00 semi-annual scholarship. Interested students should submit an insurance video about Good and/or Bad Driving Habits. Remember to keep your video positive! Please visit our website for more information and application, http://www.cheapautoinsurance.org/commercial-video-scholarship-win-500-to-help-pay-for-college.


Alabama Department of Postsecondary Leadership in Child Care Scholarship Program (apply June 1, Sept 1 each year)

This scholarship provides financial assistance (tuition and selected fees) to qualified child care professionals working in child care centers/programs and family and group homes to obtain a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, Short-Term Certificate, Certificate, or Associate in Applied Science/Technology Degree in Child Development/Early Care and Education studies. Scholarship recipients must reside and work in Alabama. Applicants must apply for college admission and are encouraged to apply for financial aid prior to submitting this application. Download the application at www.accs.cc then complete and mail to the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education. Application must be received by the indicated deadlines, which are ongoing as follows: June 1 each year for Fall Semester enrollment and no later than September 1 for Spring and Summer semesters.


AWS Foundation, Inc. (ongoing)

The AWS Foundation is dedicated to meeting the needs for education and research in the field of welding and relating joining technologies. There is a new online application submission program for the 2014-15 school year for both the National Scholarship Program and the District Scholarship Program. Please visit www.scholarship.aws.org for full information and to apply.


College Scholarships and Online Degrees (ongoing)

Links to 57 no-cost online scholarship searches, U.S. colleges for women, programs for students with learning disabilities, historically black colleges, 125 fully accredited colleges offering online degrees, links to Christian colleges, and much more helpful information. http://www.college-scholarships.com


The Morris K. Udall Foundation (ongoing)

The Morris K. Udall Foundation recognizes undergraduates with commitment and potential to pursue careers related to the environment, or committed to a career in tribal public policy or Native American health care. Please contact Ms. Dawn Hale at (256) 306-2630 or via email at dmg@calhoun.edu.


Best of the Web (ongoing)

Resource for researching scholarships on the Internet. http://botw.org/ and enter "scholarships" in the search bar.


Mississippi University for Women - Transfer Scholarship/Hearain Leadership Scholarship (ongoing)

For Sophomores searching for a place to continue their education, having already completed 60 hrs from community/junior college while maintaining a 2.5 GPA with demonstrated leadership ability. For more information, contact transfer@muw.edu.


Institute of International Education (ongoing)

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. For more information: www.iie.org/gilman or email a request to gilmanscholars@iie.org.


Scholarships Available through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) (ongoing)

Scholarships are available for youth ages 16-21 to enroll in Associate Degree or Certificate Programs. For more information contact Sundra Sandifer at the Decatur Career Center, 256-355-0142, extension 228.


LAUNCH Program Services for Decatur-Morgan County/Limestone County residents. (ongoing)

LAUNCH serves out-of-school young adults ages 16-21 by providing assistance with GED completion and post-secondary training, plus employment assistance. Interested applicants please contact Tyrone Phillips at 256-665-1564 or visit http://www.launchprogram.org.


Call Me MISTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) (ongoing)

A collaboration between Clemson University and private historically black colleges (Benedict College, Claflin University, and Morris College), the Call Me MISTER program is an effort to address the critical shortage of African American male teachers, particularly among South Carolina's lowest performing schools. Program participants are selected from among under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities. Two letters of recommendation are required: one (1) from a teacher, guidance counselor, or principal at the high school from which the diploma is earned, and one (1) from a person of the student's choice who can express involvement in the community and/or potential for entering the teaching profession. An essay entitled "Why I Want to Teach" is also a requirement, and it should address the student's motivation for entering the teaching profession and the contributions he will make to the profession and to the community. Complete the Call Me MISTER online application at www.callmemister.clemson.edu or for more information call 1-800-640-2657 or email MISTER@clemson.edu.


FASTWEB Scholarship Search (ongoing)

Visit www.fastweb.com for full details.


The Sallie Mae Fund Scholarship Program (ongoing)

Since 2001, the Fund has awarded $15.5 million in scholarships to more than 6,350 students. Programs have been based on financial need and conducted in partnership with organizations such as UNCF, the Hispanic College Fund, the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, and more. To be eligible for the Sallie Mae Fund Scholarship Program, students must be accepted and enrolled at a Title IV eligible, accredited, postsecondary two or four year university, vocational, or technical school in the United States or Puerto Rico and meet program-specific eligibility requirements. For more information visit www.thesalliemaefund.org


Chela Education/The College Scholarships Foundation (ongoing)

Browse scholarship categories such as: athletic, minority, degree level, by subject, by state, etc. Applicants must submit a short essay about how they plan to pay for their education and then submit it online with an application. For more information, visit http://www.collegescholarships.org/loans/chela.htm.


The Tylenol Future Care Scholarship (ongoing)

Tuition assistance for Healthcare students. For 23 years, the makers of Tylenol have awarded more than $8.9 million in scholarships to students pursuing an education in healthcare. The Tylenol company is proud to support those dedicated to a lifetime of caring for others. For more information and to apply online, please visit www.tylenol.com/news/scholarship.


Free Scholarship Tool (ongoing)

The following link contains information on how students can maximize their financial aid with scholarships. Please visit www.nerdwallet.com/nerdscholar/scholarships.

ScholarshipGuidance.com (apply by 8/31/14)

New scholarships have recently been added to our website. To view details for each scholarship, please visit the scholarship page directly as noted in the description.
(1) Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship, one award of $500, application deadline August 31, 2014. Eligibility: be attending college/university on a full-time or part-time basis by January 2015, and have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or greater during the last academic year. Applications can be found at: http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_arctic_physical_therapy_scholarship_8938.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201402&utm_content=mcb%40calhoun.edu.

Log Cabin Rustics Scholarship (ongoing)

Designed to foster creativity and promote passion in the architecture and design industry, this scholarship is made available through Log Cabin Rustics and all the information can be found through this link: http://www.logcabinrustics.com/scholarship.html The current quarterly opportunity is a $300 cash scholarship for architecture students.

 

College Scholarship Writing Contest by Pagesz.net (apply by 7/1/14)

Holding firm to the belief that education holds the key to the future for our youth and our nation, Pagesz.net is pleased to have created a contest where students can receive a $1,000 scholarship for educational expenses at an accredited college or private career school. Interested students can write a brief essay with the winner being selected from the essays submitted. This is a merit scholarship and is available to all students attending accredited institutions of higher learning. Entries must be submitted on or before July 1, 2014. Find complete information and further details about this scholarship contest by visiting http://www.pagesz.net/scholarshipcontest/.


AES Engineers Scholarship (apply by 10/6/14)

The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students. To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions found at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm. This is a $500 award with an application deadline of October 6, 2014.


CBYX for Young Professionals (apply by 12/1/14)

Community college students in all career fields are encouraged to apply for a year-long scholarship program to live, study, and intern in Germany. CBYX is funded by the U.S. Congress and German Bundestag, and is awarded to 75 American young professionals annually. No prior German language skills are required. Applicants in all fields may participate, and those in business, engineering, technical, vocational, and agricultural fields are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must be between the ages of 18-24 at the start of the program, and have clear career goals and preferably some work experience in their career field. Apply online at www.cbyx.info before the application deadline of December 1.


Order of the Eastern Star, Athens Chapter #214 (ongoing)

Athens Chapter #214 is offering a $500 scholarship to one graduating high school student of Limestone County, Alabama. There is no requirement to be affiliated with the Order of the Eastern Star in any way to qualify. See full information and details at http://easternstar214.org/scholarships.html.


Aubrey Rose Foundation - Dreams to Dollars Challenge (register by 12/31/15)

The Aubrey Rose Foundation's Dreams to Dollars Challenge is for college students across the country. Students will craft and execute marketing, business and social media plans to develop charitable contributions to help families with medically fragile children. Interested students can register between now and December 31, 2015 at www.aubreyrose.org/DreamstoDollars. Once registered, the student will receive information about establishing an online development page. 


Essay-Based Scholarship Opportunities

The following scholarships are being sponsored by companies as a way to give back to the community and are open to all U.S. residents who are either high school seniors or already enrolled college students. The requirements vary for each, but most only require students to write a 500-word essay on a topic related to the sponsor's industry. For essay topics and more detailed information on the scholarships, check out these sites:

Autodesk Scholarships and Competitions; deadline ongoing; http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/index?siteID=123112&id=17359857

My Alarm Center Criminal Justice Scholarship; application deadline July 1, 2014; https://www.myalarmcenter.com/about-us/scholarships

 

Redstone Federal Credit Union (RFCU) (ongoing)

Each year, RFCU sets aside a $2,000 scholarship for an undergraduate student at UA Huntsville, Alabama A&M University, Oakwood University, Middle Tennessee State University, Drake State Technical College, Calhoun Community College and Athens State University. The application is simple and requires a 300-word essay. For more information and annual application deadlines, please visit www.redfcu.org/about/scholarships


Women's Economic Development Council Foundation Annual Award (ongoing)

The WEDC Foundation has a unique scholarship program. Scholars receive financial assistance to use for tuition and books, or for other activities that enable them to stay in school such as childcare or transportation. Following an application, interview and selection process, scholarships are awarded each Spring to new and returning students for use in the upcoming school year, with amounts varying per student. For full details, please visit http://wedcfoundation.org/scholarship-program



W. P. Maxwell Scholarship (Morgan County, AL residents) (ongoing)

The W. P. Maxwell Scholarship is awarded each year to an individual of junior or higher standing in a college or university. This student needs to be majoring in a human services field, but those in related fields should also apply. Home residence must be in Morgan County, Alabama. For full details, please contact Sue Brantley, Mental Health Association in Morgan County, suebrantley@mhainmc.net to request a W. P. Maxwell Scholarship application.


Art Design Contest and Scholarship (ongoing)

The contest and corresponding scholarship is open to students enrolled in any art program such as painting, graphic design, drawing, sculpting, animation, interior design, architecture, film, etc. The purpose is to encourage art students to a real-world application of commercial art and give them an opportunity to start or build their portfolio. Students will submit an original design based on the assigned theme, along with a video/slideshow of the design being created. The first place winner and first runner up will receive scholarships, production-run copies of their design, portfolio recognition, and more. For more information please visit http://www.metalartstudio.com/design-contest-scholarship


Gene Haas Machine Technology Scholarships (ongoing)

The Gene Haas Foundation Machine Technology Scholarship helps ease the financial burden of qualified students who are interested in machine operation and maintenance coursework. Graduating high school seniors, students currently enrolled in machining or machining technology programs, GED recipients and displaced workers (anyone unemployed or looking to change their career) who want to pursue an associate degree or technology certificate in machining are eligible for the one-year scholarship. Award amounts will range from $1,000 to $2,500 for each scholarship, depending on the cost of the applicant's program. The scholarship is currently available to Unites States residents only. For complete details please visit http://www.smeef.org/scholarships/page/gene-haas-machine-technology-scholarships


Internships.com (ongoing)

To help local employers and students take advantage of internships, the Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Internships.com to create a landing page for Huntsville/Madison County. The site features sections for students to create profiles and for employers and educators to post opportunities. Employers can also search for students in their priority fields. To learn more, visit the Chamber's landing page at http://www.internships.com/group/huntsville.


JustWalkers.com (ongoing)

Just Walkers is offering a $1,000 scholarship to undergraduate or graduate students with a mobility disability. To apply, students write an essay answering the question, "Describe a time when you faced a major obstacle. What did you do and what did the experience teach you?" For more information please visit http://justwalkers.com/mobility-scholarship-program


SME Education Foundation (ongoing)

Since 1998, the SME Education Foundation has provided over $8.1 million in financial aid through its various scholarship programs. The Foundation awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors, current undergraduates and masters or doctoral degree students pursuing degrees in manufacturing and related fields at two-year and four-year colleges. Visit the website and register your name and email address to be automatically notified when the application process opens in the fall. Go to http://smeef.org/scholarships

Student Savings: The Ultimate Scholarship Resource Guide (ongoing)

See http://www.shopsleuth.com/resources/scholarship-guide

 

New Scholarship for Female Students (ongoing)


Phi Beta Sigma has launched a scholarship for women. The awards are $100, $250, and $500. Full information is available at http://misspbsessaycontest.wordpress.com


Buildium's Build U. Scholarship (apply by 10/1/14)


Buildium's Build U. Scholarship awards one $2,000 prize each semester to the Product Design, Interaction Design, Engineering, or Computer Science student who best explains how having a shared set of beliefs is important for building a great company. The catch: You've got 1,000 words. Keep it short and sweet but make it powerful and compelling. Submission deadline is October 1, 2014 (fall). Winners will be notified via email by October 31. Get the full details at www.buildium.com/buildiums-build-u-scholarship/

 

Nursing Scholarship (ongoing)

A scholarship is available for nursing students for the 2014-2015 school year. The scholarship's goal is to raise awareness with the next generation of nurses about Nursing Home Abuse. Please find out more about it here: http://roothlawfirm.com/nursing-home-abuse-prevention-scholarship/


Respiratory Care Scholarship $1,000 (ongoing)

JustNebulizers.com is offering a $1,000 Respiratory Care Scholarship. This award is open to undergraduate and graduate students with respiratory conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic bronchitis, or COPD. For information visit their scholarship page at http://justnebulizers.com/respiratory-care-scholarship 

Nursing Scholarship (ongoing)

A scholarship is available for nursing students for the 2014-2015 school year. The scholarship's goal is to raise awareness with the next generation of nurses about Nursing Home Abuse. Please find out more about it here: http://roothlawfirm.com/nursing-home-abuse-prevention-scholarship/

 

The Pocketbook-Zookal Scholarship for Student Entrepreneurs (ongoing)

Open to all students who are: currently enrolled in a university course, aged 18 or older, and interested in entrepreneurship. Bonus points for students who: have a startup idea they'd like to pursue or are already pursuing, have worked in a startup, or have shown some kind of interest in startups. For further information please visit https://getpocketbook.com/blog/pocketbook-zookal-scholarship-student-entrepreneurs/


WebHostingJams Scholarship $1,000  (ongoing)

Scholarships are awarded to student applicants who demonstrate ambition and a sincere desire to succeed. Scholarship eligibility requirements: Current full time or part time student with GPA of at least 3.0 attending an accredited U.S. post-secondary school; applicant must have worked at least 12 hours for the last 4 weeks before applying; applicant must have a parent (resident) with at least one child who is a minor; applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is 18 yrs of age or older at the time of applying. The student must personally write and submit an essay (700-1,000 words) legibly written or typed on standard 8.5 x 11 paper on how technology has influenced and changed the day to day life of humanity. The essay must be submitted at http://www.webhostingjams.com/join-essay-writing-scholarships/


Design a Shirt, Win a Scholarship $500 - (apply by 12/1/14)

The "Design a Shirt, Win a Scholarship" contest allows students to enter their unique t-shirt designs and vote on their favorites. The entry with the most votes will win a $500 scholarship. You can read the full scholarship guidelines at http://www.printdetective.com/scholarship



Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship $1,000 - (8/1/14)

The Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship is an annual $1,000 scholarship awarded to an aspiring nurse who is currently enrolled in a nursing program at a college or university, or to a high school student who has been accepted into a school with a nursing program. The winning applicant will provide the best 200-300 word essay on the topic of how nurses can make a difference in people's lives. This scholarship is sponsored and managed by Cascade Healthcare Solutions in Renton, WA and has also been featured on Johnson & Johnson's nursing website, DiscoverNursing.com.  You can find all the scholarship details at http://www.cascadehealthcaresolutions.com/Chs_Scholarship_a/365.htm


Nadrich & Cohen Civil Justice Scholarship $1,000 (ongoing)

In a continued quest for legal education to produce thoughtful lawyers who will uphold the Constitution and Bill of Rights, Nadrich & Cohen LLP is offering a $1,000 scholarship to full-time students for the 2014-15 school year. These students are to have a commitment to the civil justice system. For full application and scholarship details please visit http://www.personalinjurylawcal.com/emergency-scholarship-fund.php



Dave Draper, Sr. Memorial Scholarship ($250 - $1,000) - (apply by 6/27/14)

The Draper Memorial Church of God in Christ is pleased to announce it will be awarding The Dave Draper, Sr. Memorial Scholarship this year in amounts ranging from $250 to $1,000 to a deserving High School Senior or to a student enrolled in a two year or four year college or university. This scholarship has been designed to help assist eligible high school graduates or college students in their matriculation of higher education by providing financial assistance to qualified and deserving candidates. Application packets are available from Draper Memorial COGIC, Attn: Scholarship Committee, 313 Beirne Ave NE, Huntsville AL 35801 (Mr. Kenneth Smith, Scholarship Chairperson).


InspirationalBasketball.com Scholarship $500 (apply by 8/10/14)

InspirationalBasketball.com has recently funded a $500 scholarship for current high school seniors and college student-athletes. The scholarship is to help offset school expenses such as tuition, books, on-campus boarding and more. This is the first scholarship funded by Inspirational Basketball and it was created to help student-athletes achieve their goals while attending college. To be eligible, applicants must submit an original essay about how they plan to manage their college academics and sports life, so that they can become a successful student-athlete. For full details, go to http://inspirationalbasketball.com/student-athlete-scholarship/


Public Health Scholarship Resources (ongoing)

A no-cost, non-commercial scholarship and financial aid guide is available for students seeking degrees in Public Health and other Healthcare specialties. This guide provides unique value by helping students identify health related scholarship opportunities across several health care categories by a variety of sources in one easy to use page. The scholarship resource guide is available at http://www.publichealthonline.org/scholarships-and-grants/



Shepherd University Hollywood CG School of Digital Arts - Full Tuition Scholarships (ongoing)

Shepherd University in Los Angeles, CA through its Hollywood CG School of Digital Arts is offering full tuition scholarships to students with creative and brilliant ideas to be the next generation in the entertainment industry. If you are a student who excels in academics and has a desire and talent in digital arts, please see full details at www.shepherduniversity.edu/digitalarts  Students who are selected will have the opportunity to learn from some of the industry's best who have worked for DreamWorks, Disney, Nickelodeon, 20th Century Fox, and Sony Pictures.


InternetProviders.com $2,000 Scholarship (apply by 8/15/14)

InternetProviders.com has created a $2,000 scholarship open to current students to help offset their out-of-pocket tuition costs. To be eligible, students must submit an original essay about how they are using the internet in their educational endeavors to help shape their future. Apply by August 15, 2014 at http://www.internetproviders.com/internet-scholarship.html

 

Banner Stand Pros and Power Graphics Digital Imaging, $500 scholarships (apply by 8/31/14)

Banner Stand Pros and Power Graphics Digital Imaging are both offering a $500 scholarship. Submissions to Banner Stand Pros will be a banner design that fits the required specifications found at http://www.bannerstandpros.com/info/scholarship-9 .  Submissions to Power Graphics will be a 500-1,000 word essay about the impact of visual marketing. Details can be found at http://www.power-graphics.com/useful-info/scholarship-program.html


TakeLessons.com Scholarships worth $1000, $2000 and $5000 (apply by 9/30/14)

TakeLessons announces the 2014 Scholarships with a chance to win one of three scholarship prizes. Anyone who will be enrolled in a U.S. college or university between August 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015 is eligible to apply. Applicants will write a short essay using the prompt: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? For full details please visit http://takelessons.com/blog/scholarship/apply/

Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. 2014 Disability Scholarship Program (apply by 11/1/14)

This scholarship is open to students with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental and psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and other disabling conditions. The scholarship is $1,000 and will be awarded to a student who meets the following criteria: Recipient is a U.S. citizen enrolled at an accredited college or university within the U.S.; has a disability diagnosis from any person qualified to make a diagnosis; has academic achievement reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA; and has completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited college or university. Please apply by November 1st at http://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/disability-scholarship.cfm

DietSpotlight.com - 4 awards available (apply by 12/31/14)

DietSpotlight.com is offering an essay contest where students can share their ideas on the relationship between body weight and self-esteem. Four awards are available: one for $3000 and three for $1000. Find out more about this opportunity at http://www.dietspotlight.com/scholarship/



A Place for Mom: Senior Care Innovation Scholarship (apply by 4/15/15)

Five $1000 scholarships are available to students enrolled in an associate's, bachelor's or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, PT/OT, speech pathology or long-term care administration. Apply by April 15, 2015. Essay topic and details can be found at www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship