Saturday, September 27, 2014

MAX4Kids Foundation Scholarship

THe MAX4Kids Scholarship Program began in 2001 and has donated more than $290,000 in scholarships to local high school seniors.  This scholarship program awards ten graduating seniors with a $2,500 non-renewable scholarship to the institution of his or her choice.

The student must be a MAX customer, with an open account by OCTOBER 10, 2014.
The applicant must attend a high school in central or east Alabama.
The applicant must be a graduating senior of the class of 2015 and entering a 4 year institution, junior college or technical school in the fall of 2015.
The applicant must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA

MAX4Kids Scholarship applications are available in my office, at all MAX locations and online at

Deadline to apply is February 13, 2015.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Scholarship and College Info Binder - OFFICE COPY

The UPDATED office copy of the Scholarship and College Information Binder is now available.

The binder has 4 sections - In State Schools, Out of State Schools, Local Scholarships and National Scholarships.
 I will post new additions to the binder as it is received.  Scholarships (not school specific - ex. Auburn) will be copied for the students to add to their binders.
College Admissions Info will be in the binder.  If you would like a copy of a specific school - I'll be glad to do that for you!

In State:
*Auburn University - Must apply to Auburn by Jan 15th, must apply for scholarships through AUSOM by Feb 15th.
*Central Alabama Community College
*Huntingdon College (Plus Band Scholarship information)
*Jacksonville State University - Preferred Deadline - March 15
*Stillman College
*University of Alabama - December 15
*University of North Alabama - Scholarship Deadline - December 15

Out of State:
*Mississippi State University - Scholarship Deadline - December 1
*University of Southern Mississippi - Scholarship Deadline - February 1

Local Scholarships:
*Smith Scholarship  -  Must be a senior, must have a C+ average, plan to attend college in the State of Alabama, must have made a significant contribution to family or community.
Online application:
I have common questions about the application and additional information in the binder.

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Common Application

What is The Common Application?
The Common Application is a not-for-profit membership organization that, since its founding over 35 years ago, has been committed to providing reliable services that promote equity, access, and integrity in the college application process. We serve students, member institutions, and secondary schools by providing applications that students and school officials may submit to any of our over 500 members. Membership is open to colleges and universities that promote access by evaluating students using a holistic selection process. (from their website)

Not sure where to go and want to check out MANY possibilities?  Take a minute to check out the "Common App"...

Use the website link above as well as this additional information.  I have a copy of the additional info link in my office if you would like to check it out.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Scholarship Junkies - GREAT FIND

Scholarship Junkies (found while looking for scholarship information on PINTEREST - make sure you are googling and looking every day!) is a great find.  You are able to submit any essays that you are using for applications and scholarships - they set you up with a student who has won a scholarship in that area to check what you are submitting.  This is a free service!  They also have a great FAQ section about scholarships in general.  Check this out!

What can I DO with this Major?

GREAT tool to help you explore majors and jobs that match up!  Take a minute to check this out.  :)
(from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

MORE scholarship links

A huge list of scholarships can be found here:

Don't underestimate the power of Google!  Found this list while searching for something else.  Spend time everyday looking for scholarships!