Alabama Colleges - Admissions and Scholarships

ADMISSIONS AND SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION 

AL Colleges

You will find several of the universities, colleges, or community college that many of our students have chosen to attend in the past. 

Colleges may make changes that are not reflected below.Make sure you double check the most current information at the official college websites of your choice.  


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ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY

Office of Admissions

P.O.  Box908 Normal, AL  35762-0908

256-372-5245 or -800-553-0816

www.aamu.edu

Admissions  Requirements:

  • Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and an 18 ACT or 1290 SAT
  • Application for undergraduate admission
  • A $30.00 non-refundable application fee
  • An official copy of your high school transcript

Estimated Yearly Costs:    $19,856 (Includes tuition; room & board; books; personal expenses; transportation)

SCHOLARSHIPS:
Deadline for Scholarship Applications:  March 1st of your senior year.

Scholarship Application Details and Instructions:

  • You must provide all supporting documents (transcript, reference forms, etc.) before the scholarship deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Applicant must have a 3.25 or higher GPA.
  • Applicant must have a 23 or above ACT or 1590 or above SAT.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident of the U.S.
  • Applicant must be a graduating high-school senior who has made admissions application to Alabama A&M.

Applicants must submit the following items:

  1. Completed online or paper application (in blue ink only)
  2. Two recommendation letters from applicant's choice of high school teachers, counselors, administrators, or employers.
  3. An official high school transcript must be submitted.
  4. Official ACT and/or SAT scores must be submitted.
  5. Three-point personal essay (500-word limit/excluding spaces):
  • What volunteer services have you performed that made a difference in your community?
  • How will studying at Alabama A&M University help you to achieve your academic and professional goals?
  • What should a total college experience include?

 NOTE:   There are numerous Departmental Scholarships available for students.  Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information on these scholarships.

 FINANCIAL AID:

All students who need financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid  (FAFSA)  online at www .fafsa.gov and have your processed "Student Aid Report" sent to AAMU using the federal code 001002.    Contact the Financial Aid Office (256-372-5400) for further information.


ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY

Office of Admissions and Recruitment

P.O. Box271
Montgomery, AL  36101-0271

1-800-253-5037
www.alasu.edu/Admissions

 Admissions Requirements:

  • Complete the online application for admission.
  • Indicate your desired major on your application.
  • A $25.00 non-refundable application fee is required.
  • Official high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores
  • An official ACT and/or SAT score

Estimated Yearly Costs: $17,442 (Includes tuition; room & board; books; fees; personal) 

  • SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarship Application Deadline:  February 15th

    All students must have applied and been accepted to Alabama State University prior to applying for scholarships and/or financial aid.  All scholarship applicants must be admitted to the University by January 1st of your senior year.  All scholarship recipients must complete an application for financial aid.  Scholarship application deadline:  February 15th. 

  • Alabama State University scholarships are competitive and are awarded on the basis of the following:

  • Completed Admission and Scholarship applications
  • Official ACT or SAT scores
  • Handwritten essay of a minimum of 500 words describing educational goals and career objectives
  • Official high school transcript

Presidential Scholarship:

  • Requires a 3.76 or above GPA
  • Requires a 26 or above ACT or 1170-1200 or above SAT (Critical Reading & Math) score
  • Recipient receives full tuition; books; required fees; and, on-campus room and board for a maximum of eight semesters for freshmen. In addition, $1,200 annually is provided for incidentals.
  • Renewable annually based on completion of 24 semester hours and a minimum 3.0 GPA

Academic Scholarship:

  • Requires a minimum GPA of 3.51 -3.75 in academic subjects
  • Requires a 25 or above ACT score or 1120-1220 SAT (Critical Reading & Math) score
  • Recipient receives full tuition; books; required fees; and on-campus room and board for a maximum of eight semesters for freshmen.
  • Renewable annually based on completion of 24 semester hours and a minimum 3.0 GPA

Dean's Scholarship:

  • Requires a minimum 3.26- 3.50 GPA in academic  subjects
  • Requires a 22 or above ACT score or 1010-1040 SAT (Critical Reading & Math) score
  • Recipient receives full tuition; required fees; and, books for a maximum of eight semesters for freshmen.
  • Renewable annually based on completion of 24 semester hours and a minimum 3.0 GPA

Incentive Scholarship:

  • Requires a 3.0-3.25 GPA in academic subjects
  • Requires a 20 or above ACT score or 950-970 SAT (Critical Reading & Math) score
  • Full tuition for a maximum of eight semesters for freshmen.
  • Renewable annually based on completion of 24 semester hours and a minimum 2.70 GPA

Leadership Scholarship:

  • Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to community service, must display leadership abilities in school activities or through work experience.
  • Requires a 2.75 or higher GPA at the time of the application
  • Requires an essay outlining your leadership accomplishments
  • Requires a letter of recommendation from your counselor, administrator, or teacher
  • Recipient receives $1,000 per academic year for payment of college expenses.

Scholarship Application Deadline: All scholarship applications must be submitted to the University by February 15th.

 FINANCIAL AID:

To apply for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.  Go to www.fafsa.gov to apply.  You will need to send your processed

"Student Aid Report" to Alabama State University, using their school code- 001005.



AUBURN UNIVERSITY

Office of Admissions and Recruitment The Quad Center

Auburn, AL  36849-5145

334-844-6425

www.auburn.edu/admissions

Admissions Requirements:

  • You may begin applying online for admission on August 1st of your senior year at www.auburn.edu/apply
  • All applications for admission must be submitted online.
  • Official ACT (including Writing) and/or SAT scores must be sent directly to Auburn from the testing agency; they no longer accept test scores posted on high-school transcripts.
  • A $50 application fee is required.
  • You must have an official high-school transcript sent. Your high-school transcript must include 4 credits in English; 3 credits in math (must include Algebra I, Algebra II, and 1 credit in Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, or Analysis); 2 credits in science (must include Biology and 1 credit in Physical Science, Chemistry, or Physics); and, 3 credits in social studies. One credit in a foreign language is recommended, along with one additional credit in science and social studies.
  • Auburn looks at both GPA and ACT/SAT    The ACT range for entering freshmen is 24-30, and the average SAT range is 1100-1260. The average GPA is 3.78.

Auburn has two types of admission:

Early Action -Decisions for these applications are based on academics only and include ACT/SAT and GPA. Deadline for application is October 1st. Early Action acceptances are made beginning October 15th.

Regular Decision-
There is three rounds for these applications.  Decisions for these applications are based on GPA, ACT/SAT, and other factors, such as rigor of courses; school and community activities; work experience; residency status; legacy; leadership and service; and, first-generation, etc.:

Decision Rounds:

Round 1:

Application Deadline:  November 1st

Decision Notification:    November 15th

Round2:

Application Deadline:  December 1st

Decision Notification:    December 15th Round 3:

Application Deadline:  February 1st

Notification Deadline:  February 15th

Estimated Yearly Costs: $28,098 (Includes tuition & fees; room & board; books & supplies; personal transportation)

 SCHOLARSHIPS:    Scholarship Application Deadline: DECEMBER 1st of senior year www.auburn.edu/scholarship

  • DECEMBER 1sT OF YOUR SENIOR YEAR IS THE FRESHMAN SCHOLARSIDP PRIORITY DEADLINE.
  • Students accepted for admission must apply through the new Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) by December 1to receive consideration for Freshman Scholarships and priority consideration for General Scholarships.
  • Students can use AUSOM to view available scholarships; apply for scholarships; view scholarship offers; upload thank-you letters; and view donor profiles. Go to auburn.edu/scholarships.
  • Students accepted for admission with a minimum of 3.0 GPA must apply through AUSOM by March 1to receive consideration for General Scholarships and  Departmental Scholarships (excluding Nursing).

RESIDENT FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIPS

Elite Scholarships:


  • The University Scholarship Committee invites a select group of eligible incoming freshmen to apply for up to six of Auburn's most prestigious scholarships.
  • Eligible students are invited to apply by December 1st through AUSOM.  Following the January application deadline, finalists are invited to campus in February to interview.
  • Requires a 34-36 ACT or 1490-1600 SAT score and a 3.5 or higher GPA for consideration
  • Recipients receive an additional $10,000- $30,000 over four years ($2,500 to $7,500 per year. 
    • Must be an Alabama resident
    • Must have a minimum 31 ACT or 1360 SAT score and a 3.5 or higher GPA
    • Must be enrolled in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, or building science
    • Awarded at $20,000 over four years ($5,000 per year)

    Dudley University Scholarship:

    • Must meet the criteria for another Elite Scholarship
    • Award amount varies.

    McWane Foundation Scholars/tip:

    • Must have a minimum 34 ACT or 1490 SAT score and a 3.5 or higher GPA
    • Awarded at $30,000 over four years ($7,500 per year).

    Yetta G. Samford Class of 1917 Engineering Endowed Scholars/tip:

    • Must have a minimum 34 ACT or 1490 SAT score and a 3.5 or higher GPA
    • Must be enrolled in engineering
    • Awarded at $16,000 over four years ($4,000 per year)

    Vulcan Materials Company Presidential Endowed Scholarship:

    • Must have a minimum 34 ACT or 1490 SAT score and a 3.5 or higher GPA
    • Awarded at $20,000 over four years ($5,000 per year).

    National Scholars Scholarships:

     National Merit Finalists and National Achievement Finalists are eligible for the following awards.

     National Merit Finalist and National Achievement Finalists Scholarships:


    • Tuition for four years for Alabama residents
    • $1,000 technology allowance in the first fall semester
    • $2,500 enrichment experience stipend available for one semester after the second year of study at Auburn
    • On-campus housing allowance for one year
    • University stipend for four years ($1,000 to $2,000 per year), depending on eligibility as determined by National Merit Scholarship Corporation and financial need as determined through completion of the FAFSA.
    • A National Scholars Presidential Scholarship replaces a Spirit of Auburn Scholarship or an Academic Scholarship, if previously awarded.
    • National Merit and Achievement Finalists must have a minimum 3.5 or higher GPA and meet the February 1 application for admission deadline.
    • National Merit Finalists must name Auburn as their first choice institution with National Merit Scholarship Corporation by May 1. National Achievement Finalists should mail or fax a copy of their notification letter to the Office of University Scholarships by May 1.
    • National Achievement Finalists must provide a copy of their notification letter to the Office of University Scholarships through AUSOM by May 1.

    Spirit of Auburn Scholarships:

    These scholarships are awarded to Alabama residents from October to December, based on academic achievement as demonstrated by the high school GPA and standardized test scores.

    These are four-year, renewable scholarships that are awarded at three levels:   Presidential, Founders, and University.  Students must be accepted for admissions and must apply through AUSOM by December 1 and have minimum ACT or SAT scores and high GPAs.

    Presidential Scholarship:

    • Requires a 32-36ACTor 1400-1600 SAT score and a 3.5 or higher GPA
    • Recipients receive tuition for four years; a $1,000 technology allowance in the first fall semester; and, an invitation to participate in the University Honors College.

    Founders Scholarship:

    • Requires a 30-31 ACT or 1330-1390 SAT score and a 3.5 or higher GPA
    • Recipients receive tuition for four years.

    University Scholarship:

    • Requires a 28-29 ACT or 1250-1320 SAT score and a 3.5 or higher GPA
    • Recipients receive $12,000 over four years ($3,000 per year).

     Auburn Spirit Foundation Scholarship:

    • Requires a minimum 26 ACT or 1170 SAT score and a 3.5 or higher GPA
    • Additional consideration is given to first-generation college students.
    • Students who have previously been recognized by the Office of University Scholarships with a Freshman Scholarship of equal or greater value are ineligible for consideration.
    • Application must be received through AUSOM by December 1st.
    • Scholarship is awarded in January at $6,000 over four years ($1,500 per year).

    Auburn Spirit Foundation Legacy Scholarship:

    • Requires a minimum 26 ACT or 1170 SAT score and a 3.5 or higher GPA
    • Students should indicate on their application for admission if they have a parent or guardian who is an alumnus of Auburn.
    • Students who have previously been recognized by the Office of University Scholarships with a Freshman Scholarship of equal or greater value are ineligible for consideration.
    • Scholarship is awarded in January at $6,000 over four years ($1,500 per year).

    Achievement Scholarship:

    • Must apply through AUSOM by December 1st .
    • Requires a minimum 26 ACT or 1170 SAT score and a 3.5 or higher GPA
    • Students who have previously been recognized by the Office of University Scholarships with a Freshman Scholarship of equal or greater value are ineligible for consideration.
    • Awarded competitively in January at $6,000 over four years ($1,500 per year).

    Provost Leadership Undergraduate Scholarship (PLUS):

    • Students must be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
    • Requires a minimum 3.25 or higher GPA
    • Students must complete the FAFSA and complete a PLUS application, including a 300- 400-word diversity essay and teacher or counselor letter of recommendation, to receive consideration.
    • Priority consideration is given to students who are first-generation college students, demonstrate financial need, are Alabama residents, and have a diverse background, as determined by the goals of the Auburn University Strategic Diversity Plan.
    • Applications are available online in October with a March 1 deadline.
    • Scholarship is awarded competitively in March at $8,000 over four years ($2,000 per year.)
    • For more information, contact Auburn's Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs or visit auburn.edu/diversity.

    Auburn Sponsored Freshman Scholarship:

    • Alabama/National "Eagle Scout of the Year" (American Legion)
    • Alabama Science Scholar Search (The Gorgas Foundation)
    • Boys State I Boys Nation (American Legion)
    • Bryant-Jordan Student Athlete Program (Bryant-Jordan Foundation)
    • Department of Alabama National High School Oratorical Contest (American Legion)
    • Distinguished Young Women of Alabama/America (formerly Alabama's Junior Miss)
    • Girls State I Girls Nation (American Legion Auxiliary)
    • Miss Alabama's I Miss America's Outstanding Teen
    • Mobile Azalea Trail
    • Youth Leadership Development Program

    Board of Trustees Scholarship:

    • Requires a minimum of 3.0 or higher GPA and financial need demonstrated through completion of the FAFSA by the March 1st Financial Aid priority deadline for consideration
    • Scholarship is awarded competitively in early April at $1,000 for one year.

    General Scholarships:

    • Requires a minimum 3.0 or higher GPA or consideration
    • Criteria vary, including but not limited to geographic location as defined by city, county, or state of residence, and/or high school attending, academic achievement, and financial need.
    • Students accepted for admission must apply through AUS OM by March 1st to receive consideration for all General Scholarships for which they meet the criteria.
    • Awarded competitively in early April at an average award amount of $1,500 for one year.
    • For a list of available General Scholarships, go to auburn.edu/scholarship and click "General."

    Departmental Scholarships:

    • Each of Auburn's 12 colleges and schools awards scholarships separate from the scholarships awarded at the university level.
    • Students should contact the college or school in which they plan to major for Departmental Scholarship availability and requirements for consideration.
    • Criteria vary, including but not limited to academic major, geographic location, academic achievement, and financial need.
    • Awarded competitively by early April at an average award amount of $2,000 for one year.
    • For a list of Departmental Scholarship application deadlines, go to auburn.edu/scholarship and click "Departmental."

     FINANCIAL AID:   Priority Deadline:   MARCH 1sT

    Financial aid is awarded to approximately 60% of Auburn students.  Go to www.auburn.edu/finaid  for further information and be sure to look at all types of financial aid, including grants, loans, federal work-study and on-campus jobs.  Also, be sure to watch the video, an "Overview of Financial Aid at Auburn University."  You must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and have your "Student Aid Report" sent to Auburn, using its federal code 001009.

     Other Ways of Obtaining Financial Aid:

    1. Cooperative Education (Co-Op)- Student alternate semesters of full-time study and work-related to the student's major.
    2. ROTC Scholarships- Air Force, Army, and Navy/Maries provide scholarships to eligible students.


    BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN COLLEGE

    Office of Admissions

    900 Arkadelphia Road

    Birmingham, AL  35254

    1-800-523-5793

    205-226-4600

    www.bsc.edu

    Admissions  Requirements:

    • A completed Application for Admission
    • If you apply before October 15th, there is no application fee. If you apply after October 15th, the application fee is $50.00.
    • A completed typed "Personal Statement"
    • An official copy of your high school and/or college transcript(s) (2.5 GPA)
    • High school transcript should have a total of 16 credits, including 4 credits in English, with the remaining credits in foreign language; history; mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus); natural sciences (general science, biology, chemistry, physics); social sciences (civics, democracy, economics, psychology, sociology).
    • A copy of your ACT or SAT scores
    • A recommendation letter from your school counselor or principal
    • The "School Recommendation" form
    Application Methods:

    Option One - Use the online "Common Application."  This is BSC's preferred method to apply.

    Option Two - Use the "Alternative Online Application."  Complete this form along with supplemental documents provided.  If you apply before October 15th , there is no application fee with this option.  You must use the waiver code BSC1856.  It will be $50.00 after October 15th.

    Option Three -Download and print the paper application. Mail the application, along with your application fee to: Office of Admission, Birmingham-Southern College, 900 Arkadelphia Road, Box 549008, Birmingham, AL 35254.

    Admission Deadlines:

    Early Action Admission Deadline- November 15th

    Decision Notification- December 15th

     

    Regular Decision Admission Deadline- February 1st
    Decision Notification- March 1st
    Admission is dependent upon availability after February 1st.
    Estimated Yearly Costs: Approximately $40,000 - $46,000 (Includes tuition; room & board; books; fees; personal, etc.)

    SCHOLARSHIPS:  Be sure to check for changes in these scholarship offers.

    Distinguished Scholars Awards are earned by entering freshmen who have outstanding scholastic achievement as well as participating in the invitation-only scholarship competition that is held in FEBRUARY (check the website for exact date).  Students MUST submit an application for admission no later than January 1st of their senior year in high school but are encouraged to submit applications by December 1st.  Scholarships to Birmingham­ Southern College are awarded to students based on academics, test scores, extracurricular activities, interview, and essay that are completed during the Scholarship Day event.

    Guaranteed Presidential Scholarship:

    • Requires Application for Admission by January 1st of your senior year
    • Must rank in top 10% of graduating class and/or have a 3.67 core GPA
    • Requires a 31-36 ACT score or a 1360-1600 SAT (Critical Reading and Math) score
    • Recipients receive $16,000, renewable, and an opportunity to increase the award up to full tuition based on the invitation to compete in scholarships

     Full-Tuition Distinguished Scholars Awards:

    National Merit Finalists/National Achievement Scholars/National Hispanic Scholars: Birmingham-Southern  offers a limited number of full tuition scholarships per year to students who are finalists in the above competitions and who list Birmingham-Southern  College as their first college choice with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

    Thomas E. Jernigan Scholarship:
    This scholarship is valued at 90% of direct costs (tuition, fees, room, and board). However, students must earn the other 10% of costs through work from June 1st  to May 31st of each year.

    Neal & Anne Berte Scholarship:
    This scholarship is valued at full tuition and is renewable each year.

    Blount-Monaghan/Vulcan Materials  Company Scholarship:
    This scholarship is valued at full tuition and is renewable each year.

    William James & Elizabeth Perry Rushton Scholarship:
    This scholarship is valued at full tuition, plus room and board, all required fees, a $2,000 travel stipend and is renewable each year.

    Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship:
    This scholarship is valued at full tuition and is renewable each year. Students must have a score of 33 or higher on the ACT or the equivalent SAT score (Critical Reading and Math). It is based on the application essay and personal statement.

    Henry C. Goodrich Scholarship:
    This scholarship is valued at full tuition and is renewable each year for students who plan to pursue a career in business or other related field.

    Elizabeth Rose Hayes Scholarship:
    The amount of this scholarship varies and is renewable each year. It is awarded to students who plan to pursue a career in a health-related field.

    Arthur
    M. Freeman Health Careers Scholarship:
    The amount of this scholarship varies, is renewable each year, and is awarded to students who plan to pursue a career in a health-related field.  Demonstrated need is also considered.

    Guaranteed Achievement Scholarships: Trustee Scholarship:

    • Requires Application for Admission by January 1st
    • Requires a 3.67 core GPA
    • Requires a 27+ ACT score or 1210 or higher SAT (in Critical Reading and Math)
    • Recipients receive $16,000 annually; renewable

    Greensboro Scholarship:

    • Requires Application for Admission by January 1st
    • Requires a 3.0 core GPA
    • Requires a 25+ ACT or 1130+ SAT (Critical Reading and Math)
    • Recipients receive $14,000 annually; renewable

    Foundations Scholarship:

    • Requires Application for Admission by January 1st
    • Requires a 2.5 core GPA
    • Requires a 22+ ACT or 1020+ SAT (Critical Reading and Math)
    • Recipients receive $12,000 annually; renewable

    Fine & Performing Arts Scholarships:
    These scholarships are available in varying amounts and are based on annual auditions.

    • The following programs are included - instrumental music; ballet; art; sculpture; musical theatre; theatre; and, music composition.

    • Auditions in Art, Dance, and Music are held in February- check website for date.

    • Auditions in Theatre Arts and Musical Theatre are held in February also- check website.

    • You must fill out and return a Reservation Form prior to February 1st to be eligible for the completion. Look for additional information on the Reservation Form.

    Methodist Scholarship:

    • A variety of scholarships and awards are available to United Methodist students, clergy families, and those called to ministry.
    • All nominations must come from the student's local church with confirmation of membership.
    • Check website for more information.

    FINANCIAL AID:    Priority Deadline:  MARCH 1st

    Federal, state, and institutional need-based aid programs are available at Birmingham-Southern College.  Contact the Financial Aid Office at 205-226-4688 or
    finaid@bsc.edu for information. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and have your "Student Aid Report" sent to BSC using their federal code- 001012.

     


     

    GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

    Office of Admissions

    P.O. Box227

    Gadsden, AL  35902-0227

    256-549-8210 or 1-800-226-5563

    www.gadsdenstate.edu

    Admissions  Requirements:
    • Apply online by going to www.gadsdenstate.edu
    • Click Apply Online!
    • Complete the FREE application and submit it.
    • Signature Page/Alabama State Residency Form
    • Copy of Driver's License
    • Official transcript

    Estimated Yearly Costs:  $13,020 (Includes tuition; room & board; books; supplies; personal expenses)

    SCHOLARSHIPS:    Scholarship Application Deadline:  MARCH 1st of your senior year.

    Below, you will find a few of the scholarships offered.  Refer to Gadsden State's website at www.gadsdenstate.edu/current-students!financial-aid/scholarships.php     or call 256-549-8205 for a full listing of scholarships available.

    Academic Scholarship:

     

    • Based on academic achievement, rank in class, and academic competitions
    • Requires a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • ACT scores are considered
    • Recipient receives partial to full tuition awards each year.

    Honors Scholar Program Scholarship:

    • Requires a minimum 3.25 GPA and a 25 ACT or 1200 SAT score
    • Must be high achieving and talented
    • Recipient is selected by the Honors Scholarship Committee.

    Ambassador Scholarship:

    • Requires working as a representative of the College
    • Requires a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Based on academic merit, club/organization participation, and extracurricular activity
    • Requires a 500-word essay expressing how life experiences have contributed to your preparation to become a GSCC Ambassador
    • Most likely will require an interview with the Ambassador Selection Committee
    • Recipient receives tuition.

    Technology Scholarship:

    • Must be enrolled in a technical-degree or certificate program
    • You must declare a major in a technical area in order to be considered for this scholarship.
    • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Recipient receives full or partial tuition
    • Contact the Technical Department for more information on this scholarship. 

    Minority Scholarship:

    • Must be an enrolled minority student
    • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Preference is given to African-American students attending classes on the Valley Street Campus, which has been designated as an Historically Black College and University.
    • Recipient is selected by the Minority Scholarship Committee.

    Go the Gadsden State Community College website (www.gadsdenstate.edu) to locate a listing of other available scholarships.

    FINANCIAL AID: The priority deadline for financial aid is APRIL 15th.

    You must complete online the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have your "Student Aid Report" (SAR) sent to Gadsden State by listing GSCC's school code- 001017.  For further information, contact the Financial Aid Office at Gadsden State at the following numbers:  Gadsden Campus (256-549-8264); Ayers Campus (256-835-5420); McClellan Campus (256-238-9341).


    JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY

    Office of Admissions

    700 Pelham Road, North

    Jacksonville, AL  36265-1602

    256-782-5268
    www.jsu.edu/depart/admissions

    Admissions  Requirements:

    • Application for undergraduate admission (online)
    • A $35.00 non-refundable application fee (check or money order made out to JSU)
    • Official high-school transcript
    • An official ACT or SAT score of20 or above on the ACT or 950 or above on the SAT (combined Critical Reading and Math) for unconditional acceptance; 17-19 on the ACT or 830-940 on the SAT (Critical Reading and Math) for conditional acceptance.
    • Note: It is strongly recommended that students apply six to nine months prior to the expected date of enrollment.

    Estimated Yearly Costs (On-campus, in-state): $14,152 (Includes tuition & fees; room board; books)

    SCHOLARSHIPS:    Apply online at  www.jsu.edu/finaid/scholarships

    (NOTE: You must apply for admission and be accepted BEFORE you can apply for scholarships and/or financial aid.

    SCHOLARSHP DEADLINE is MARCH 1st of your senior year!!  Scholarship applications will be available October 1st through March 1st of your senior year!!

    Elite Honors Scholars Scholarship:

    • Tuition (up to 16 credit hours per semester), housing, meal plan, books, and laptop
    • Must have an a 3.5 GPA through 11th grade
    • ACT Composite score of 30 or SAT (Critical Reading & Math) score of 1340
    • Will have to submit essay and resume once selected
    • Renewable for 4 years, up to 128 hours
    • Must be an Alabama resident and a U.S. citizen
    • Candidates for this scholarship are selected from the Elite Scholars recipients.

    Elite Scholars Scholarship:

    • Tuition (up to 16 credit hours per semester), housing and meal plan
    • ACT score of 30 or above or SAT score of 1340 or above (Critical Reading/Math)
    • Must be an Alabama resident and a U.S. citizen
    • Renewable for 4 years, up to 128 hours

    Faculty Scholars Scholarship:

    • Tuition (up to 16 credit hours per semester)
    • ACT score of 26-29 or SAT score of 1190-1330
    • Must be an Alabama resident and a U.S. citizen
    • Renewable for 4 years, up to 128 hours

     Gamecock Scholars Scholarship:

    • Tuition for 9 credit hours per semester
    • ACT score of 24-25 or SAT score of 1110-1180
    • Must be an Alabama resident and a U.S. citizen
    • Renewable for one year, up to 36 hours

     Gem of the Hills Scholarship:

    • Tuition for 6 credit hours per semester
    • ACT score of 22-23 or SAT score of 1030-1100
    • Must be an Alabama resident and a U.S. citizen
    • Renewable for one year, up to 24 hours

    Leadership Scholarship:

    • Tuition (up to 16 credit hours per semester); renewable for one year
    • Must have an overall 2.5 Academic GPA
    • ACT score of 20 or above or SAT score of 950 or above
    • Based primarily on offices held in extracurricular activities, leadership roles, and community involvement; must send resume with hard copy with the scholarship application
    • Renewable for one year, up to 64 hours, based on continued leadership role

    Valedictorian Scholarship:

    • Tuition (up to 16 credit hours per semester); renewable for one year, up to 64 hours
    • Awarded for students declared Valedictorian their senior year
    • Valedictorian status must be verified by senior Guidance Counselor
    • Must be an Alabama resident and a U.S. citizen
    • A separate application is required.
    • Deadline: June 1st

    VERY IMPORTANT:     Go to the JSU website-www.jsu.edu/finaid/scholarships/types.html for other scholarships with specific qualifications and restrictions.  You must list on your online scholarship application ALL scholarships for which you want to be considered.

    FINANCIAL AID:   Priority Deadline for Financial Aid is March 15th of your senior year. To apply for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.  Go to www.fafsa.gov to apply.  You will need to send your processed

    "Student Aid Report" to JSU by listing JSU's Title IV School code- 001020.


    SAMFORD UNIVERSITY

    Office of Admission

    800 Lakeshore Drive

    Birmingham, AL 35229

    800-888-7218

    205-726-2011

    www.samford.edu/admission

     

    Admissions  Requirements:

    • A completed application form and payment of the $40.00 application fee
    • Submit your Application Essay -You will find specific instructions about the essay on the Samford "Admissions" link.
    • The Leadership Resume
    • Official ACT and/or SAT scores sent directly to Samford from the testing agency
    • Official high school transcript
    • An Academic Recommendation
    • The Samford Admissions Committee considers all the application components when making decisions about admission; therefore, Samford has no set minimum requirements for acceptance. The Samford Committee looks for strong evidence that students who are accepted will be successful in their competitive academic environment. However, the average academic profile is as follows: SAT score of 1190; ACT score of 26; and a GPA of 3.7.

    Admissions  Timeline:

    August 1

    November 1

    December 1

    Application is available online for completion and submission All applications completed by this date will receive admissions notifications within the first week of November. All applications completed by this date will receive admissions notifications the first week of December.

    Estimated Yearly Costs: $35,000 (Includes tuition; room & board; fees)

    SCHOLARSHIPS:        Application Deadline:  DECEMBER 15TH

    To be considered for freshman, merit-based scholarships, all application components must be postmarked by DECEMBER 15TH of your senior year in high school.   A complete list of scholarships, including numerous departmental scholarships can be found under the "Scholarships and Financial Aid" link within the main admissions page (www.samford.edu/admissions/scholarships ).

    MARCH 15th is the postmark deadline to receive non-merit based scholarship consideration. All application components must be completed and submitted by this date.


    Critical
    Factors for Samford Scholarship Decisions:

     

    • High school grade-point average
    • Rigor of high school courses
    • Standardized test scores
    • Leadership resume and co-curricular involvement

    Academic Scholarship:

    • Must have records of outstanding academic achievement
    • Must be in the top percentage of each class
    • Recipients receive up to $15,000 per year; renewable

    Presidential  Scholarship:

    • Must have outstanding academic performance in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum
    • Must have high standardized test scores
    • Must have demonstrated leadership in high school, church, and the community
    • Students must submit the Samford application and a leadership resume by December 15th.
    • Students are interviewed upon invitation by a panel of Samford officials.
    • Students will be selected by the panel after the interviews.
    • Recipients receive up to $18,500 per year; automatically renewed on an annual basis for up to four years upon the successful completion of the requirements of the scholarship.
    • Presidential Scholars are required to live on campus each year.

    National Merit, National Achievement, and National Hispanic Scholarships:

    • Awarded to students who are National Merit Finalists, National Achievement Scholars, or National Hispanic Scholars
    • Must use your exceptional talents and personal commitments to better society
    • Up to $1,000, renewable annually upon successful completion of the scholarship requirements

    Leadership Scholarship

    • Must have demonstrated outstanding leadership throughout high school
    • Must submit the Samford application and leadership resume by December 15th
    • Up to $2,000 annually, renewable up to four years

    Minister Dependent Scholarship

    • Must be a dependent of a minister serving a Southern Baptist or Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Church
    • Up to $3,450 annually, renewable up to four years

    Samford Legacy Scholarship

    • Must be a student whose sibling, parent, grandparent, uncle or aunt, and/or other relatives attended Samford
    • Up to $1,000 annually, renewable for four years

    University Fellows Scholarship

    • All students admitted to Samford's honors program, the University Fellows Program, will receive a substantial scholarship that varies in amount of$16,000 to $18,500.
    • Requires a separate application, letters of recommendation, and resume by December 15th
    • For more information, go to www.samford.edu/fellows.

    Upward Scholarship

    • Student must be pursuing ministry through sports and recreation as a career in order to apply for this scholarship.
    • A video is provided on Samford's website under the "Scholarships" link.

    Non-Merit Based Scholarships

    • Application Deadline: March 15th
    • Samford additionally offers freshmen applicants the opportunity to qualify for non-merit based scholarships. You must complete the application by March 15th in order to qualify for these.

    FINANCIAL AID:

    All students who need financial assistance are required to fill out the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.gov, or contact Samford's Financial Aid Office for assistance at 800-888-7245 or ofa@samford.edu.

     


     

    TALLADEGA COLLEGE

    Office of Admissions 627 West Battle Street Talladega, AL   35160

    256-761-6235

    www.talladega.edu

     Admissions Requirements:

    • Completed application for undergraduate admission
    • A $25.00 non-refundable application fee (check or money order)
    • Official high school transcript (with 4 credits in English; 2 credits in math; 3 credits in social studies; 2 credits in health/physical education; and electives)
    • An official ACT or SAT score and a minimum2.0 GPA
    • You may apply online or download a paper application.
    • Personal essay is required.
    • Letter of recommendation from a high school principal, counselor, teacher or other is required.
    • Medical record is required.
    • Applications have to be submitted by mail. Send your completed application to: Talladega College Office of Admissions 627 Battle Street, West Talladega, AL 35160

    Admissions Decisions:

    The Office of Admissions will send you a written notification of your admission status after reviewing your completed application.  If you are granted admission, you will be sent the following:

    1. Information for Accepted Students
    2. Acceptance Form
    3. Student Housing Application
    4. Medical History Form.

    Estimated Yearly Costs:      Approximately $18,000 (Includes tuition; room & board; fees)

    SCHOLARSHIPS:
    Based on availability, Talladega College offers institutional scholarships and tuition and fee waivers to first-time freshmen.  Minimum qualifications include the following:

    1. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.
    2. Must prove official transcript with proof of graduation
    3. All scholarship recipients must enroll and maintain a minimum of 15 hours each semester during the academic year.
    4. All applicants must apply for Federal Financial Aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

    Presidential Scholarship

    • This scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding freshmen academic achievers.
    • Student must be in the top 5% of his/her high school graduating class.
    • Student must have a 3.75 GPA or higher and a 26 or higher ACT and a combined SAT score of 1200.
    • Recipient receives tuition, room, board, and fees up to $11,500 per year, and it is renewable for three years.
    • Recipient must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.50 in order to have the scholarship renewed.

    Deans Scholarship

    • This scholarship is awarded annually to selected students who rank in the top 10% of their graduating class.
    • Student must have a 3.40 to 3.74 GPA and a 22 ACT and combined SAT of 1000.
    • Recipient receives tuition up to $6,232 per year, and it is renewable for three years for first-time freshmen and one year for community college graduates.
    • Recipient must maintain a minimum 3.30 GPA in order to have the scholarship renewed.

    Talladega College Alumni  Scholarship

    • Requires a 3.00 to 3.39 GPA
    • Renewable for three years
    • Recipient must maintain a 3.0 for renewal.
    • Recipient receives a waiver that can be applied to tuition, room and/or board.

    Endowed Scholarships: For information on these scholarships, go to the Talladega College website and look under the "Scholarships" link.

    FINANCIAL AID:

    Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information on available financial aid. To receive financial assistance, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov.       You must have your "Student Aid Report" sent to Talladega College using their school code 001046.


    TROY UNIVERSITY

    111Adams Administration Building Troy, AL 36082

    800-551-9716 or 334-670-3179

    www.troy.edu

    Admissions Requirements:

    • Application for undergraduate  admission
    • A $30.00 nonrefundable application fee
    • Official high school transcript
    • Student must have an official 20 ACT or 950 SAT score and a minimum 2.0 GPA for unconditional acceptance.
    • Conditional Admission- If a student's GPA is less than 2.0, the student must have a minimum 20 ACT or 950 SAT. (If the ACT is less than 20, but not less than 17, or 950 on the SAT, but not less than 830, the student must have a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA.)

    Application Deadline:      Rolling Admission

    Estimated Yearly Costs:  Approximately $18,000 (Includes tuition, room & board, fees)

    Housing Deadline:      MARCH 1ST

    SCHOLARSHIPS:

    Scholarships at Troy are awarded solely on merit for students who have achieved scholastic or leadership recognition.  Troy University scholarships are campus/site specific and require a particular application process.   There are two types of Troy University scholarships:  Institutional and Foundation.  Institutional scholarships are those funded by the University. Foundation scholarships are those funded by outside sources, typically donors.

    SCHOLARSHIP  DEADLINES:

    Leadership Scholarship: Academic Scholarships: Foundation Scholarships:
    JANUARY 15th MARCH 1st MARCH 31st

    ACADEMIC  Scholarships:


    The
    Millennium Scholar's Award

     

    • Full tuition, room and board
    • Requires 31 ACT and/or 1380 SAT I and 3.7 GPA or a National Merit Finalist.
    • Deadline: March 1st

    The Chancellor's Award

    • Full tuition
    • Requires 27 ACT and/or 1220 SAT I and a 3.5 GPA
    • Deadline: March 1st

    ALUMNI   Scholarships:

    Alumni Association Endowment Scholarship

     

    • Half-tuition
    • Must be unconditionally admitted to Troy
    • Must have leadership achievements
    • Preference is given to student whose family members hold a degree from Troy and are active members of the National Alumni Association.
    • Deadline: March 1st

    Heritage Scholarship

    • $500, non-renewable
    • Unconditionally admitted to Troy
    • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
    • Applicant must be a dependent child of Alumni; must not be receiving additional institutional scholarships or employee-tuition assistance.
    • Deadline: March 1st

    AUXILIARY  Scholarships:

    Alabama Girls State Scholarship

    • $1,000, non-renewable
    • Must be unconditionally admitted to Troy
    • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
    • Must be or have been a participate and attendee of Alabama Girls State Program
    • Deadline: March 1st

    LEADERSHIP Scholarships:

    Leadership scholarships are based upon achievement in leadership positions in high school and junior or community college.  Selection is generally based on an overall evaluation of the student's accomplishments by the committee.

    Excellence in Leadership Award

    • Amount awarded varies.
    • Requires a 22 ACT and/or 1030 SAT I and a 3.0 GPA
    • One to two-page resume of leadership activities
    • Applicants must mail their resumes to the Office of Admissions, postmarked by the deadline.
    • Deadline: January 15th

    Hugh  O'Brian  Youth Leadership  (HOB) Scholarship

    • $1,000, non-renewable
    • Must be unconditionally admitted to Troy
    • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
    • Must be or have been a participate and attendee of the HOBY Conference at Troy
    • Deadline:  March 1st

    OTHER Scholarships

    Music Scholarships

     

    • A limited number is awarded each year.
    • Students interested in band scholarships should write to the Director of Bands, Troy University, Troy, Alabama 36082.
    • Students interested in the Collegiate Singers should write the Director of Collegiate Singers, Troy University, Troy, Alabama 36082.

    Army ROTC Four-Year Scholarships

    • This scholarship is awarded to students through a highly competitive national selection process.
    • This scholarship pays full college tuition and mandatory educational fees, OR room and board, whichever is chosen by the student.
    • Applicants should contact the Army ROTC scholarship and enrollment officer for more information at 334-670-5623 or ARMYROTC@troy.edu.

    Air Force ROTC College Scholarship Program

    • Full four-year and three-year Air Force Scholarships are available to qualified high school senior.
    • Interested students must apply directly to AFROTC Headquarters, Maxwell, AL 36112 by October 1st of each year.

    General Military Scholarships

    • Three-year (sophomore, junior & senior) and two-year junior & senior) scholarships are available to qualified college students, both in the flying and non-flying areas.
    • You must be enrolled in the four-year or two-year ROTC program.

    Nursing Scholarships

    • Must be admitted to the nursing program
    • Interested students should contact The School of Nursing, Troy University, Troy, Alabama 36082.

    Athletic Scholarships

    • Offered in various sports
    • Contact the Athletic Department, Troy University, Troy, Alabama 36082.

    Theatre Department Scholarship:

    • Awards over $80,000 in scholarships each year
    • Interested students should contact the Theatre Department, Troy University, Troy Alabama 36082.

    FINANCIAL AID:

    To apply for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov.  You will need to send your processed "Student Aid Report" to Troy by listing its school code- 001047. For

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