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!