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Alabama has long been known for their championship football teams and southern hospitality. Alabama residents now have another reason to love their home state. Alabama offers many scholarships that are only available to residents of Alabama. These scholarships are offered through various funding sources, including state and local governments. Additionally, some grants are offered through private organizations who want to give back to the community. If you are an Alabama resident looking for some scholarship money to return to college, check out some of these scholarships in Alabama to see if you qualify:
William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship provides one scholarship worth $1,000 to an Alabama resident. Applicants are chosen based on financial need, previous academic grades, and for their involvement in the Amateur Radio Service. Students must plan to enroll in a four-year university and complete the FAFSA. Applications must be submitted prior to February 18th. More information can be found here: http://www.arrl.org/scholarship-descriptions
American Quarter Horse Foundation provides students with varying levels of funding, some of which are hefty awards. Applicants given priority are those who have been involved in the American Quarter Horse Association for a minimum time period of one year and who are from one of five states, which include Alabama. Students are required to apply for these awards during their last year in high school and must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average. The AQHF scholarship provides an $8,000 scholarship.
Alabama State Assistance Program provides high need undergraduate students with funding. These awards are offered to Alabama residents who are completing an undergraduate degree. The awards range from $300 to $5,000 every academic year. Students must complete the FAFSA in order to be considered for this scholarship.
Two-Year College Academic Scholarship Program provides up to full-tuition for a junior college. The amount of the award varies but will only be awarded up to the full amount of in-state tuition and books. These awards are based on merit, rather than on need. These awards can be renewed as long as the candidate excels academically.
Senior Adult Scholarship Program provides Alabama adults over sixty years of age with the opportunity to enroll in a two-year program at no cost. Interested applicants should contact the financial aid office at a public junior college in Alabama to receive further details.
American Legion Scholarship Program provides funding to students who are related to a veteran of one of the World Wars, the Korean War, or the Vietnam War and who reside in Alabama. The award money may be used for a variety of expenses, including living expenses, tuition, and student fees. Applicants must plan to live on-campus and attend any public college or university in Alabama.
More information on where to find application information for the above four awards can be located at Alabama’s Commission on Higher education website. This website also provides information on other scholarships that are available to Alabama residents. A link to this site can be found here: http://www.ache.alabama.gov/Content/Departments/StudentAsst/StudentAsst.as
Author: Jeff Gitlen