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In-State Colleges
Northeast Alabama Community College
Go Mustangs!
http://www.nacc.edu

Jacksonville State University
Go Gamecocks!
http://www.jsu.edu

University of Alabama
ROLL TIDE!
http://www.ua.edu

Troy State University
Go Trojans!
http://www.troy.edu

University Alabama Huntsville (UAH)
Go Chargers!
http://www.uah.edu

University of North Alabama (UNA)
Go Lions!
http://www.una.edu

University of West Alabama
http://www.uwa.edu

Alabama State University
http://www.alasu.edu

Alabama A&M University
Go Bulldogs!
http://www.aamu.edu

Gadsden State
Go Cardinals!
http://www.gadsdenstate.edu

Auburn University
War Eagle!!!
http://www.auburn.edu

Huntingdon College
Huntingdon is a liberal arts college of the United Methodist Church. It is located in Montgomery, AL
http://www.huntingdon.edu

Snead State Community College
Interested in Snead? Scholarship & Admission applications can be printed from their website. 2009 deadline is March 1. Go Parsons!
http://www.snead.edu

Out of State Colleges
Chattanooga State
Take a T.I.G.E.R Walk!
http://chattanoogastate.edu

University Tennessee Chattanooga
UTC---Go Mocs!
http://utc.edu

Covenant College
Covenant College is located at 14049 Scenic Hwy on Lookout Mountain.
http://www.covenant.edu

Military Links
Army
http://www.goarmy.com

Navy
http://www.navy.com

Air Force
http://www.airforce.com

Marines
http://www.marines.com

National Guard
http://www.1-800-Go-Guard.com

Jacksonville State ROTC Program
4 Year Scholarships Available!
http://www.rotc.jsu.edu

Selective Service
All 18-yr old men are required to register with the Selective Service System. Failure to register is against the law. Registration is available online.
http://www.sss.gov

Financial Services/ACT Information
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Start here to apply for financial aid! This is a free service that is required at most schools to apply for financial aid.
http://fafsa.ed.gov

Take the ACT Test
Register Online to take the ACT. Also study helps available.
http://www.actstudent.org

The Stars System
Go to the website to print your individual STARS report. This lets students know what requirements are and guarantees courses that will transfer within Alabama.
http://stars.troyst.edu

College Preparation Checklist
Go Here to print a checklist of things to do when preparing to go to college.
http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/collprep

eCampus Tours
Go to this site to for virtual tours of over 1,200 college campuses.
http://ecampustours.com

UAH Financial Aid Night
Prospective UAH students need to make plans to attend
http://finaid.uah.edu

COMPASS Practice Test Site
The COMPASS test is used as a placement test at a lot of colleges (NACC included).
http://www.testprepreview.com/compass_practice.htm

Career Exploration/Career Counseling
America's Career InfoNet
Use this site to search for occupational information, industry information, and state-specific labor market information.
http://acinet.org/acinet

Career Voyages
this is a career planning resource for students, parents, career changers, and career advisors.
http://www.careervoyages.gov

O*NET (Occupational Information Network)
O*NET provides full information on occupations, including state-by-state compensation data, employment prospects, and skill matching for students.
http://online.onetcenter.org

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook
An invaluable resource for both counselors and students, this federal site offers updated information on careers, job responsibilities and working conditions, earnings, and future hiring projections.
http://www.bls.gov/oco

Alabama Department of Industrial Relations-Alabama Wage Survey
this site includes employment and wage information for occupation groups and specific jobs statewide and within selected regions throughout the state.
http://www2.dir.state.al.us/oes/wage/default.aspx

Jobs for Alabama's Graduates
This program for at-risk high school youth follows the national model established by Jobs for America's Graduates.
http://www.jag.org/alabama

Scholarship Opportunities
Alabama Young Bankers Scholarship
http://www.alabamabankers.org/Young_Bankers/scholarships_awards/awards_scholarships.htm

Cargill Community Scholarship Program
Apply Online for $1,000 Scholarship
http://www.ffa.org/programs/scholarships/

AXA Achievement Scholarship
Cash Scholarship Opportunity! Apply online--Deadline December 15, 2010.
http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

NACC
Download NACC Applications Now---Jan 29, 2010 Deadline
http://www.nacc.edu/financial/scholarships.htm

Best Buy Scholarship
Must submit ONLINE
https://bestbuy.scholarshipamerica.org/

McDonald's Employee Scholarship
Scholarship Opportunity available for McDonald's Employees
http://www.mcdonalds.com/usa/good/people/scholarship.html

Wal Mart Foundation
Apply for $1,000 Community Scholarship Through Wal-Mart. There are other scholarships available for children of Wal-Mart Associates. Application Deadline: January 29, 2010. Use Wal-Mart #712 if requested.
http://www.act.org/walmart/community/

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga
Apply for a $1,000 scholarship. Application deadline: February 16, 2010.
http://www.rmhchattanooga.com/www/docs/106/scholarships/

Alabama Junior Miss Program
Information about the At-Large Audition to participate in the Alabama Junior Miss Program.
http://www.ajm.org

Burger King Scholars Program
Applications on-line Sept. 14, 2009-Feb. 1, 2010. $1,000 scholarships available.
http://haveityourwayfoundation.org/burger_king_scholars_program.html

Redstone Arsenal: Apprentice Program
Students are assigned to a participating laboratory to pursue scientific experiences with a scientist or engineer who serves as a mentor for a high school apprentice for eight to ten weeks. DEADLINE: January 30, 2009
http://www.usaeop.com

Dixie Youth Baseball
Check this website out for scholarship opportunities for students that have participated in Dixie Youth baseball and softball.
http://www.dixie.org

Elks National Foundation 2010 Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Download a copy of the application. The application deadline is December 1, 2010
http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/ourscholarships.cfm

KFC Colonel's Scholars

KFC Colonel's Scholars is looking for high school seniors with financial need and an entrepreneurial spirit to qualify for the KFC Colone's Scholars Program.  Awards are up to $20,000 for tuition, fees, textbooks, room and board. 

To qualify, graduating high school seniors must:

  • Earn a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Enroll in a public college or university within their state of legal residence
  • Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Demonstrate financial need.

 

http://www.kfcscholars.org

UAB Academic Scholarships
Priority Deadline- December 1st.
http://www.uab.edu/scholarships

Dixie Softball Scholarships
http://softball.dixie.org/scholarships9876.htm

Smith Scholarship Foundation
The Smith Foundation Scholarships are designed to help young Alabamians obtain a higher education and fulfill their personal goals to give back to their communities.  Applications will be accepted from September 15, 2009 to January 15, 2010 for funding in fall 2010.  The Smith Scholarships provide a full scholarship up to $15,000 per year in tuition, room, board, plus college essentials, such as a dorm pack along with tutoring, mentoring and seminars.
http://www.smithscholarships.com/site/

National Native American Youth Initiative Scholarship Announcement
The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) is now accepting applications for the 13th Annual Patty Iron Cloud National Native American Youth Initiative, which will be held on the George Washington University campus in Washington D.C. June 19-27, 2010.
http://www.aaip.org/?page=NIDDKScholarship&hhSearchTerms=scholarship

Body By Milk SAMMY 2010 Scholarship

Attention Scholar Athletes:  Apply online by MARCH 15, 2010 for a chance to win a $7,500 scholarship.

http://www.bodybymilk.com/sammy_scholarship.php