Scholarship Opportunities:

For further information on any scholarship listed here, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at (256) 306-2624 or the Calhoun Foundation at (256) 306-2583.

Watch here for "Outside Sponsored" Scholarship Opportunities.  Application process and information regarding these awards are available in the Office of Student Financial Services (256) 306-2624.

Federal Student Aid Grant Programs. The federal government provides grant funds for students attending colleges, career schools and universities. Grants are not loans and do not have to be repaid. Information about scholarships is also available. Click here to search to find scholarships. To search for grants/scholarships that are specifically for students with disabilities, enter the word disability, or you can just search for a field of study or major such as music, law enforcement, biology, social work, etc.  Click here to see Fact Sheet for Federal Student Aid Grant Programs.


Awarding Agency/Organization

Lumin Consulting

Scholarship Name/Type

Sarulu Belkofer Scholarship

Award

$2000.00
Criteria/Eligibility

Applicants must only meet three requirements in order to apply for the Sarulu Belkofer Scholarship.

1) Applicants must be a senior in high school or involved in post-secondary education.

2) Applicants must have a learning disability. Ideally, applicants will be able to provide official documentation of their disability. However, an official medical diagnosis is not required due to the often prohibitive costs of obtaining an official diagnosis.**

3) Applicants must submit a written essay (maximum of 400 words) in which they explain why they should be chosen as the scholarship recipient. Rather than create boundaries with specific subject guidelines, we wanted to let applicants express themselves, their vision, and their individuality on their own terms.

Application/Process/Website

All applications should include the following:

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Telephone Number
  4. Email Address
  5. Secondary Contact Information (A parent, friend, sibling, etc.)

All applications should be submitted to scholarship@luminconsulting.com no later than December 15, 2011.

Deadline

December 15, 2011

Awarding Agency/Organization Mensa Education and Research Foundation
Scholarship Name/Type/Award Various A number of scholarships generally $1000 or under.
Criteria/Eligibility Conditions are set by each donor. Attend post-secondary school in 2012.
Mensa will offer a variety of scholarships to students who will attend post secondary school in 2012. Students need not be Mensa members; awards are based solely on the judged quality of student essays.
Application/Process/Website

http://www.mensafoundation.org/

Deadline

The postmark deadline for applications is January 15, 2012. Early submissions are encouraged. The application is composed of two pages, and essays must be double spaced.


Awarding Agency/Organization

Institute of International Education

Scholarship Name/Type

Scholarships and Fellowships programs are please to announce the opening of the 2012/2013 Academic Year Competition for the National Security Education Program's David L Boren Scholarships for undergraduatestudents and David L Boren Fellowships for graduate students, as well as The Language Flagship Fellowships.
Boren's awards provide unique opportunity for U.S. students to add important international and language component to their education.
APPLICATION: available online at www.borenawards.org

Award

Maximum award amounts for the Boren Scholarship are:

  • $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum)
  • $10,000 for a semester program
  • $20,000 for a year long program  

Application/Process/Website

http://www.borenawards.org/

Deadline

February 9, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. EST


Awarding Agency/Organization

Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education
Scholarship Name/Type Leadership in Child Care Scholarship Program
Scolarship Description 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.

Award

Tuition and selected fees

Criteria/Eligibility 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.

Application/Process/Website

Download the application, complete and mail to the Alabama Department of Postsecondary. Application must be received by the indicated deadlines.

Deadline

Ongoing as follows: June 1 each year for Fall Semester enrollment and no later than September 1 for Spring and Summer Semester enrollment.

Awarding Agency/Organization College Prowler
Scholarship Name/Type College Prowler's $2,000 No Essay Scholarship and $1,000 Survey Scholarship

Award

$2,000 or $1,000

Criteria/Eligibility The $2,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students and those planning on enrolling within 12 months. The monthly winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced on our Facebook page. One entry per person, but you can come back each month to try again.
Application/Process/Website https://collegeprowler.com/scholarship/apply.aspx
Deadline The Last Day of the Current Month

Awarding Agency/Organization Tom Joyner Foundation
Scholarship Name/Type Full Ride Scholarship
Criteria/Eligibility Applicant must be a United States citizen who is a current high school senior anticipating completion of high school in the spring and attend an HBCU by July 1. Minimum high school 3.5 GPA and SAT Reasoning score of 1300 (ACT score of 28) are required. Applicant must have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities.
Application/Process/Website http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=tjf_tjfoundation

Awarding Agency/Organization

My Recipe - My Heritage Scholarship Essay Contest

Application/Process/Website http://www.fastrecipes.com/scholarship2010/
Award $4,500 worth of prizes will be awarded
The essay should explore the place culinary traditions hold in one's cultural/ethnic identity

Awarding Agency/Organization AWS Foundation, Inc (Building Welding Future through Education)
Description

Meeting the needs for education and research in field of Welding and related joining technologies.

Website

District Scholarship Program applications available in the Office of Student Financial Services

www.aws.org/foundation/


Awarding Agency/Organization College Scholarships and Online Degrees
Description

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 college offering online degrees/links to Christian colleges and much more helpful information.

Application/Process/Website www.college-scholarships.com

Awarding Agency/Organization

The Morris K Udall Foundation

Description Recognize 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.
Application/Process/ Please contact Ms. Dawn Hale at (256) 306-2630 or via email at dmg@calhoun.edu

Awarding Agency/Organization Best of the Web - Scholarships
Description resource for researching scholarships on the Internet.
Website http://botw.org/

Awarding Agency/Organization Spina Bifida Foundation
Award Four (4) $1000 Scholarships Student diagnosed with Spina Bifida
Application Process Please contact the Office of Student Financial Services for more information.

Awarding Agency/Organization Lee University
Scholarship Name/Type New Community College Graduate Scholarship for Fall of 2008
  Must enroll full time at Lee University (12 hours) 3.0 GPA requirement
Application/Process/Website No official application - students only have to submit their final transcript with graduate date gray@leeuniversity.edu

Awarding Agency/Organization MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY For Women
Award University Transfer Scholarship/
Hearain Leadership Scholarship
Criteria
  • Sophomores searching for the place to continue their education (60 hrs from community/junior college)
  • 2.5 GPA Demonstrate Leadership Ability
For more information, email: transfer@muw.edu

Awarding Agency/Organization Institute of International Education
Scholarship Name/Type The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program Undergraduates who are recipients of the Federal Pell Grant Study abroad for one academic year - $5,000 Scholarships www.iie.org/gilman or gilmanscholars@iie.org
Application/Process/Website www.iie.org/gilman or gilmanscholars@iie.org

Awarding Agency/Organization Decatur Career Center

Scholarship Name/Type

Scholarships Available through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

Criteria/Eligibility

  • Youth ages 16 - 21 to enroll in Associate Degree or Certificate Programs

Application/Process/Website

For more scholarship information www.youth411.org.

Interested applicants please contact George Lair (256) 350-6500 at the Career Center george@decaturcareercenter.com


Awarding Agency/Organization A collaboration between Clemson University, private historically
black colleges (Benedict College, Claflin University, and Morris College)

Scholarship Name/Type

CALL ME MISTER -- 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.

Criteria/Eligibility

  • Two letters of recommendation
    • one (1) from a teacher, guidance counselor, or principal at the high school from which the the diploma is earned
    • 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," which will address the student's motivation for entering the teaching profession and the contributions he will make to the profession and to the community
    as a teacher

Application/Process/Website

Apply for and be accepted into one of the participation colleges or universities which the degree and teaching certificate will be earned.
Complete the Call Me Mister certificate online application
www.callmemister.clemson.edu/index.htm

Should you have further questions, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services


Awarding Agency/Organization Scholarship Experts
Scholarship Name/Type
  • The All About Education $5K Scholarship Program
  • Law Enforcement Scholarship
  • The Law School Essay Scholarship
  • The Do-Over Scholarship
Application/Process/Website

www.scholarshipexperts.com


Awarding Agency/Organization

National Federation of the Blind

Application/Process/Website

http://www.nfb.org


Awarding Agency/Organization

American Chemical Society

Application/Process/Website

http://www.chemistry.org/scholars


Awarding Agency/Organization

USA FUnds Access to Education Scholarships

Application/Process/Website

www.usafunds.org/scholarship


Awarding Agency/Organization

SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes

Application/Process/Website

www.suntrusteducation.com


Awarding Agency/Organization

CFS Collegiate Funding Service

Application/Process/Website

www.BrokeScholar.com


Awarding Agency/Organization

The SALLIEMAE Fund Scholarship Programs

Award $2.5 MILLION

Scholarship Name/Type

  • "First in My Family" - provides scholarship awards to Hispanic-American students who are the first in their family to attend college.
  • "Unmet Need" - Open to families with a combined income of less than $30,000 -this program provides a "last-dollar" resource of $1,000 to $3,800 when no other funds are available.
  • "American Dream" - Offers scholarships to African-American students with demonstrated financial need.
  • "Writers of Passage" - Awards winning students from a Historically Black College or University, or a predominantly black college, with a $5,000 scholarship - Universities of winning students will receive a $20,000 grant from The Sallie Mae Fund.
  • "The Sallie Mae 911 Fund" - Provides scholarship dollars to children of those who were killed or permanently disabled in the attacks.

Criteria/Eligibility

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.

Application/Process/Website

www.thesalliemaefund.org


Awarding Agency/Organization

$5,000 Money Matters Scholarships Through Chela Education Financing

Application/Process/Website

Must submit a short essay about how they plan to pay for their education
and then submit it online at chelastudentloans.org


Awarding Agency/Organization

The Tylenol Scholarship

Scholarship Name/Type

Tuition Assistance for Health-care Students!!

Application/Process/Website

Get more information and apply online at tylenol.com


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