Alabama Scholarships

So, you are looking for Alabama Scholarships, are you? You’ve received a college acceptance letter, said farewell to your friends and packed up all your stuff. There’s just one problem - you don’t have the money to pay for a postsecondary education and you aren't sure where you are going to get it. This is a common problem for students across the nation. Even students with jobs may have a hard time paying for college. But students who reside in Alabama and/or are attending an Alabama college or university do have one thing going for them. That’s right, just living or attending school in Alabama makes students eligible for certain scholarships. By using the state of residence as a search criterion, Scholarships.com can help students find money for college. Below are a few Alabama scholarships that may be found at our site. For additional information about scholarships and grants that that may be found based on state and other criteria, you should conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

ACHE Police Officers and Firefighters Survivors Educational Assistance Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • This is a grant covering tuition, fees, books and supplies for dependents and eligible spouses of Alabama police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. There is no limit on the amount awarded to recipients. Awards are available for only undergraduate study at public institutions in Alabama. Other special eligibility criteria apply. Application forms may be obtained from the Alabama [...] More

AHB Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Alabama Home Builders Foundation scholarship was founded in 1995 with a mission to help fund deserving students who are interested in pursuing an education in the residential building trades in the state of Alabama. Applicant must be a resident of Alabama, must be enrolling in, or attending, an accredited junior college, technical school or university in Alabama, and must be enrolled in a [...] More

American Red Cross - Leaders Save Lives Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 8/31/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Coordinate a summer blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program and join the impressive group of youth across the nation who are helping save lives with the American Red Cross. You could earn leadership experience, volunteer hours, an Amazon.com Gift Card and be entered to win a college scholarship. Sign up to host a blood drive while school is out of session during one of the program time [...] More

ARRL Charles Clarke Cordle Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The ARRL Charles Clarke Cordle Memorial Scholarship is an award for amateur radio operators. Applicants must possess an active Amateur Radio License Class; be a resident of Georgia or Alabama, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students must also be enrolled at an accredited institution in Georgia or Alabama. Applicants must forward a copy of their academic transcript(s) from their most recently [...] More

AWS Airgas Jerry Baker Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Airgas ­Jerry Baker Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student pursuing a minimum four-year bachelors degree in welding engineering (WE) or welding engineering technology (WET); however, priority will be given to welding engineering (WE) students interested in pursuing a career with an industrial gas or welding equipment distributor.
    Applicants must be 18 years or older, have a [...] More

AWS Airgas Terry Jarvis Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/19/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Airgas - Terry Jarvis Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student pursuing a minimum four-year bachelors degree in welding engineering (WE) or welding engineering technology (WET); however, priority will be given to welding engineering (WE) students interested in pursuing a career with an industrial gas or welding equipment distributor. Applicants must be 18 years or [...] More

CollegeCounts Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/27/2021
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The CollegeCounts Scholarship provides funding assistance to Alabama high school students who demonstrate a financial need and a genuine desire to make a difference. Applicants must be a high school senior or first-time college freshman beginning in fall of the year the scholarship is awarded, be a U.S. citizen, be an Alabama resident and be planning to enroll in an Alabama eligible educational [...] More

David Womack Memorial Alabama & West Virginia LGBT Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The David Womack Memorial Alabama LGBT Scholarship is available to any lesbian or gay undergrad student from the state of Alabama. An essay and proof of college attendance/acceptance is required by June 30th. The essay should be no more than three pages and discuss the applicants background, educational history, goals for the future and why the applicant believes they should receive the [...] More

Dixie Youth Baseball Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • From the very beginning, the leaders of Dixie Youth Baseball knew they wanted to develop a college scholarship program that would help former players obtain a college education. In order to be eligible, the applicant must be a senior in high school and have at one time played in a Dixie Youth Baseball league. There is no relationship between the award of a scholarship and athletic ability. Be [...] More

JSU Alabama Bush Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The JSU Alabama Bush Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Newbern Bush, a retired faculty member who taught Mathematics. The Scholarship is to be awarded to a full-time native-born Alabama student who has attained Junior status and is majoring in Mathematics. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website. [...] More

JSU Alabama Hallman Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Hallman Scholarship was established in honor of Charlie and Edith Hallman for the benefit of deserving students who have graduated from Guntersville High School. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website. [...] More

JSU Alabama Power Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Established by the Alabama Power Foundation for deserving students enrolled in the College of Commerce and Business Administration. The JSU Alabama Alabama Power Scholarship is open to Alabama residents who plan to attend Jacksonville State University. Applicant must major in business related area. Applicant must be a full-time student demonstrating academic achievement enrolled in the college of [...] More

Linly Heflin Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2020
  • Amount: $28,000
  • The Linly Heflin scholarship awards Alabama women seeking help with their undergraduate degree at four-year accredited Alabama colleges and universities. Scholarships are awarded annually for four years or until graduation, whichever comes first. Applicants must be female, from Alabama, a U.S. citizen and must attend a four-year accredited Alabama college/university and full-time. For more [...] More

NAJA Graduate Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc. (NAJA) was established in 1941 with the purpose of uniting members "to render charitable services which are beneficial to the general public, with particular emphasis on children, and to cooperate with other organizations performing similar services." Today, the growing Association continues the focus of meeting the needs of children and youth [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2021
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation promotes the academic growth of youth throughout the United States and awards scholarships annually at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Convention. The Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. Applicants must be high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic [...] More

Southern Automotive Womens Forum Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The SAWF Scholarship Program, introduced in 2011, provides financial assistance to women enrolled or enrolling in a STEM field at an accredited two-year technical program, four-year undergraduate program, or graduate program hopefully to be used for a career in the automotive industry. The amount of each scholarship is dependent upon the number of applicants. Recipients are notified by June 30. [...] More

Tall Clubs International Student Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Tall Clubs International annually awards student scholarship(s) of up to $1,000 each to tall students who are under 21 years of age and attending their first year of college in the following fall. To enter, applicants must be under 21, entering college in the upcoming fall and meet the TCI height requirement minimums: 5'10" for women and 6'2" for men, barefoot. You must also find a local Tall [...] More

U of A Tuscaloosa Coca-Cola First-Generation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The University of Alabama offers the Coca-Cola First-Generation Scholarship to first-generation, incoming freshmen. Eligible applicants must be residents of Alabama, and have a 3.0 GPA. First consideration will be given to those with demonstrated financial need (for priority consideration, a student must submit the FAFSA by March 1 of the year in which they are planning to enroll). This is [...] More

U.S. Army Loan Repayment Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/23/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • U.S Army Loan Repayment Program helps servicemen repay qualified student loans. Out of all the service branches, the Army’s CLRP benefits package is typically regarded as the best, since it provides up to $65,000 in lifetime student loan forgiveness. The benefit is doled out on an annual basis, beginning as soon as a Soldier completes his first year of qualifying service, and provided at a rate [...] More

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Last Reviewed: September 2020