Thursday, December 15, 2016

Alpha Sigma Zeta - Deadline January 31st

Alpha Sigma Zeta - Deadline January 31st 

Click HERE for the application.  


1) Submit documentation showing a minimum of 50 clock hours of community service performed during the 2016 calendar year. This documentation must include the contact information of the agency for verification. In addition, documentation must be signed by the person in charge of the agency or event confirming that you have completed the stated amount of community service hours.

2) Submit an official copy of your high school transcript which must include your ACT scores. You must have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA on a 4.00 scale to apply; and

3) Complete and submit the attached application. Each of the aforementioned items must be emailed to or mailed to the attention of the Scholarship Committee c/o Doris Hardy at the address on the application and must be dated and time stamped or postmarked by Tuesday, January 31, 2017, to be considered. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

University of Alabama Scholarship Deadline Reminder

The University of Alabama

  • December 15th scholarship deadline is just a couple of weeks away. This means that students who wish to receive automatic merit-based scholarships need to have applied and submitted all application material by that date.

  • UA does accept the Dec. 10th ACT for scholarship consideration, please simply make sure you list UA on the schools to receive the test.
  •  The scholarship application is available in myBama soon after a student submits his or her admissions application.

Free ACT Prep Seminar

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Junior League of Birmingham Scholarship

Junior League of Birmingham Scholarship

The aim of the Junior League of Birmingham’s Academic Scholarships is to recognize and assist female students in the Birmingham area who have exemplified characteristics that complement the vision of the Junior League of Birmingham. Considerations for the scholarship include community service and/or other extracurricular activities, financial need, and academic excellence.
The application process for The Junior League of Birmingham Academic Scholarships opens January 1, 2017. The scholarship committee will grant one-year scholarships to qualified female applicants in the minimum amount of $1,000.00 per student for the 2017-2018 academic year (the number and value of scholarships granted varies from year to year).
Students must:
  • Reside in Jefferson or Shelby Counties while not living on campus.
  • Enroll as a full-time or part-time student in any private or public accredited two or four-year school for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Submit their application and supporting documentation by March 1, 2017.

We encourage any students who fit these criteria to apply. Students should apply on the Junior League of Birmingham website, The application is under the Community Services tab.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Achieve Alabama Website

Achieve Alabama

Visit for college and scholarship information specifically for the state of Alabama.

Magnolia Festival Scholarship

Magnolia Festival Scholarship

Gardendale Magnolia Festival - Deadline is April 5, 2017.  

Students must volunteer in order to be eligible.  Click HERE for the volunteer application.  
Then click HERE for the scholarship application.  
For more information go 

Monday, October 31, 2016

College Xpress Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Saturday

As a counselor, we know that helping your students not only find their college, but pay for college are at the top of your priority list. We've collected some of our favorite (and easiest) awards with deadlines coming in the next few weeks and hope this can be a resource you can share with students and parents.

Upcoming scholarships



Scholarship: 10 Words or Less Scholarship
Due Date: December 1


Scholarship: The Fountain Magazine Essay Contest
Due Date: December 31


Scholarship: Moolahspot Scholarship
Due Date: December 31

Featured scholarships

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Scholarship Opportunities

Here is an up to date listing of various scholarship opportunities, including a list of various scholarship websites that can be very useful while trying to find scholarship opportunities.

Click HERE to view the scholarship list!  

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

FAFSA Appointments

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Bevill State will be here on Oct 21st from 8-2:30 and Oct 25th from 4-6:30 to help you complete FAFSA. Contact the school for an appointment.
*Remember FAFSA opened on October 1st and will be due earlier this year than it has been in years past. 

College Application Week - Application Fee Waived for Some Area Schools

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The colleges listed below will waive their application fee during the week of October 31- November 4, 2016:

  • Alabama A & M University
  • Alabama State University
  • Auburn University at Montgomery
  • Jacksonville State University
  • Judson College* 
  • Marion Military Institute
  • Spring Hill College
  • Stillman College
  • Troy University**
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of West Alabama

*Judson College- students must select the regular application NOT the Distance Learning app.  The link to the app is:

**Guidance Counselor will need to provide a list of students
 who apply to college during that week to Troy University.

Linly Heflin Scholarship

Linly Heflin Scholarship Opportunity
Deadline January 9, 2017
          The Linly Heflin Scholarship Committee grants four-year scholarships in the amount of $4,000 per year to a limited number of female applicants who have both significant economic need and a sound academic record.  Scholarships are restricted to Alabama women attending a four-year Alabama college or university.  The completed application form and supporting documents must be mailed to the Linly Heflin office and must postmarked by
January 9, 2017.  
Click HERE for the official application and instructions.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

College Admissions and Social Media

Social Media 101



September 6, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

October College Preview Days

College Preview Days

Birmingham Southern College:  Oct 28th
JSU:  October 15th & Nov 5th
 Mississippi State: Oct 24th
Samford University: Oct 15th
University of Alabama: Oct 17th
UAB:  Oct 29th
UAH: Oct 29th
University of Montevallo: Oct 29th
UNA: Nov 5th
USA:  Oct 15th & Nov 5th
UWA: Nov 5th

*Contact each school in order to register.  

Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Deadline:  December 31, 2016

BLSA, the association for legal professionals, will award its Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a high school senior.
50% based upon financial need
40% based on grade point average (minimum of "B" average)
10% based on achievements and accomplishments

Click HERE for a printable application!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Senior T-Shirt Design

Seniors, you have the opportunity to design this year's senior shirt!  Submit design ideas to any senior officer or sponsor by Tuesday, September 27th. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

FBLA Scholarship - Deadline December 15th

FBLA Scholarship Opportunity

FBLA members interested in applying for an FBLA scholarship, see Mrs. Adamson for more information.
Deadline is December 15th.  

Birmingham National College Fair

Thursday, August 18, 2016

University of Alabama Preview Days

The University of Alabama
Registration for University Days is now open online at
Available Fall dates:
-Monday, October 3, 2016
-Monday, October 17, 2016
-Monday, November 14, 2016
University Days is a full-day campus preview experience for The University of Alabama. Cost is $15 per person, which includes lunch and transportation to program events. (This fee is non-refundable.) The student will receive a University Day T-shirt.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Senior Picture Deadline Information

 Senior Picture Deadline Information

  • Deadline to have senior pictures taken at Belmont Studios is September 28th.  That is the absolute last day that the studio will take portraits for seniors that can be used in the yearbook. 
  • Deadline to return proofs to Belmont with your selections for the yearbook is October 28th. (Go ahead and select your yearbook poses when you pick up your proofs from the studio)
  • Baby pictures are due to Mrs. Clay no later than 3pm on Friday, October 28th.

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College Recruiter Schedule

Here is the current college recruiter schedule.  All of these meetings with the college recruiters will be held in the Lecture Hall.  This list will be updated throughout the semester to include any additional college recruiter visits.  

College Recruiters Schedule
University of South Alabama
August 17th
Judson College (Girls only)
August 26th
University of Alabama Huntsville
Sept. 9th
University of West Alabama
Sept. 15th
University of Alabama B’ham
Sept. 21st
Jacksonville State University
Sept. 23rd
Auburn University
Oct 25th

Achieve Alabama

Achieve Alabama

Go to to explore colleges and scholarships for the state of Alabama.    

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Resume Tips!


AOLAF Essay/Alabama Power Trade Scholarship Contest
Deadline:  May 27th

Requirements and Eligibility: 
  • Current Alabama union members, their spouses, their dependents and their grandchildren
  • Applicant must be a full or part-time postsecondary student for fall semester 2016
  • Applicant must submit verification of enrollment and proof of union affiliation with the scholarship application and essay

  Click HERE to apply!