Sunday, January 26, 2014

College Counts Scholarship (Due 3/19)

You’re going to love college, but paying for it can be tough. That’s why, on behalf of the CollegeCounts Board of Directors, Alabama State Treasurer Young Boozer has introduced the CollegeCounts Scholarship: to provide funding assistance to Alabama high school students with demonstrated financial need to attend college for the betterment of the student and the state. If you’re thinking about enrolling at an Alabama college or university, the CollegeCounts scholarship might be for you. 
Be a high school senior or first-time college freshman beginning in fall 2014
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be an Alabama resident
  • Planning to enroll in an Alabama eligible educational institution in fall 2014
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Have an ACT score of 26 or below
    (applicants attending a two-year school will not be required to submit ACT scores)

Apply Here:

Stonewall Jackson No Interest Loan/Scholarship (Due 4/1)

Stonewall Jackson Memorial Fund Repayable Scholarship

The Stonewall Jackson Memorial Fund was established in 1955 by an act of the Alabama Legislature to “...memorialize that great American and Confederate general, ‘Stonewall’ Jackson, through a program of education...” consisting of essay contests and repayable scholarships. The fund is used to award several repayable scholarships each year. The scholarship functions as a repayable no-interest loan which must be repaid after graduation from college. One year after graduation recipients will be contacted to repay the scholarship amount under a scheduled repayment system set up by the individual.

Contact information and application is linked to the website listed below and a copy available in the scholarship binder.

Scholarship Opportunity for Business or Education Majors (due 3/31)

Please read the information below, I have the application information in my office!

This year, the Alabama Association of School Office Personnel will award up to four (4) $1,000.00 scholarships to students pursuing a degree from the college or business of K-12 education.  Listed below are specific rules and regulations concerning these scholarships.  Each applicant should furnish ALL requested information.  This information will be kept confidential.  The recipients will be notified no later than May 2, 2014.  The completed application must be received by March 31, 2014.

Please Mail to:                        Yolanda Grace
                                    3165 Reeves Street                        334-794-1436
                                    Dothan, AL  36303              


1.     Scholarships will be given to high school graduates (or graduating seniors) who desire to pursue a degree from the college of business or a degree in K-12 education at an accredited Alabama school, college or university.  The student’s parent does not have to be a AASOP member to apply.
2.     A scholarship may be given to an AASOP member who is pursuing a degree from the college of business or K-12 education.  If no qualifying applications are received from members, then this scholarship may be awarded to eligible applications.  Of the scholarships awarded, the Georgia P Gallis scholarship is to be designated for the child of an AASOP member, if no applications are received from children of AASOP members, the scholarship will be awarded to an eligible applicant.
3.     The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of scholastic record and financial need.
4.     A previous recipient may re-apply for a scholarship.
5.     Scholarship money will be paid directly to the school upon certification of enrollment.  This certification must be received prior to November 1 in the year awarded.


1.      Plan to enroll in the college of business or K-12 education.
2.      Complete all items on the application.
3.     Attach a recent photograph (optional).
4.     Attach a personal letter stating your financial need for the scholarship.
5.     Attach a transcript of your school grades through the first semester of the current school year, with the grade point average listed.  This is not necessary for AASOP members applying for the scholarship if they are not currently enrolled in college.
6.     Attach one letter from each of the three references listed on your applications.


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Kid President videos...

If you have never seen Soul Pancake's Kid President...take the time to check him out.  These videos are great!  I recently saw this one on a blog and it has some great things to think matter is you are a student or an adult.  :)Enjoy!

ACT Information Link

If you would like to have additional ACT practice beyond the ACT PREP program, go to this link.  ACT has their guide plus additional exams that you can use for practice.  They also post an ACT question of the day!

Friday, January 3, 2014

The Corner On Character: The Heart of a Champion

One of my favorite counseling blogs posted this today...a shout out to Alabama all the way from Texas!  Take a minute to watch - two wonderful stories of kindness.
 The Corner On Character: The Heart of a Champion

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Alabama Home Builders Foundation Scholarship (Due 3/15)

The Alabama Home Builders Foundation awards scholarships to deserving men and women who want to pursue careers in the core trades of home building industry.  Examples of core trades include, but are not limited to:  carpentry and cabinetry, masonry, HVAC/HVACR, plumbing, drafting, electrical engineering and electrical work.

I have copies of this application in the scholarship binder in my office.  You can also download and submit an application electronically at

This scholarship is due on March 15, 2014.  You will have to have transcripts sent, at least one letter of recommendation and provide proof of residency (ex. driver's license)
Please come see me for more information!