Apply for a Scholarship

The Community Foundation administers a collection of scholarship funds that have been established by local individuals, families and businesses that believe in the power of education to help students realize their dreams. The scholarship funds at the Foundation award grants to high school, community college and university students to be used for tuition, books, and fees. The scholarship application process varies for each fund.  If you need additional assistance, please contact Carolyn Marston, Director of Scholarships and Outreach at cmarston@communityfoundationsa.org or by phone at 251.438.5591.


Apply for a Scholarship

Click on the scholarship name below to access the Foundation’s Online Scholarship Portal

Dr. Charles & Patricia May Scholarship – For a Clarke County student pursuing a degree in medicine or nursing.  Applicants should have a minimum of a  3.5 GPA and an ACT score of at least 20.  Recipients must attend an Alabama college.  Deadline for submission of complete application is March 23, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
Primary Contact: Jim Cox, 251-275-3375, jimcox@tds.net

Hooper W. Matthews Jr. Scholarship Fund –  The scholarship provides tuition assistance to juniors or seniors at the University of FL School of Forestry/Natural Resource Conservation, Milton Branch.  Students must be from Escambia, Conecuh, Monroe, or North Baldwin.  Scholarships are based on merit and financial need.  Students must major in natural resource conservation, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and can be either full-time or part-time. Community or volunteer service is preferred.  Recipients are eligible to reapply.  Deadline for the application is March 23, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
Primary Contact: Carolyn Marston, The Community Foundation of South Alabama, 251-438-5591, cmarston@communityfoundationsa.org

Poarch Creek Community Scholarship Fund – Annually, the Poarch Creek Indian Community Scholarship Fund will award two scholarships to students who are not tribal members with one being awarded to a male and one to a female.  Applicants must be a resident of the State of Alabama or one of the following counties in Florida: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington or Gadsden.  Applicant must be attending or enrolled to attend an accredited institution as a full-time student in Fall 2017.  Applicant must have a 3.0 minimum GPA and must demonstrate community involvement.  Deadline for the application is March 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
Primary Contact: Carolyn Marston, The Community Foundation of South Alabama, 251-438-5591, cmarston@communityfoundationsa.org

Thompson Holdings Foundation Scholarship Fund – For high school seniors in Mobile or Baldwin County, AL; Madison or Rankin County, Mississippi; Hamilton, Bradley or Rhea County, Tennessee who want to pursue a technical/professional field of study that are used by Thompson Holdings/Engineering. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and 21 ACT score minimum.  Applicants should also demonstrate financial need.  Deadline for submission of complete application is March 23, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
Primary Contact: Dana Glass, Coordinator, 251-666-2443, dglass@thompsonengineering.com


See below for the name and brief description of each scholarship fund at the Foundation

Alfred F. Delchamps Sr. Memorial Fund – For a needy USA junior or senior in the Department of Teacher Education.  Recipient must be a teacher candidate, have a 3.2 GPA, and provide evidence of involvement in education groups.

Primary Contact: Brooke Moore, Office of Scholarship Services, scholarships@southalabama.edu

 

Anita S. Edwards Scholarship Fund – For an outstanding Math student at Theodore High School.  Students must major in science, computer science, education, engineering, business, or medicine.

Primary Contact: Margaret Whitfield, Chairperson, 251-490-4544, mmw1939@msn.com

 

Beulah Goode Memorial and Thelma Goode Scholarship Fund – For a graduating senior who is a member of Hope Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church of Mobile to attend any college.

Primary Contact: Jerome Sanders, Chairman, 251-634-0824, mononucleus@rocktemail.com

 

BIA, Rosenwald, Union High School Scholarship Fund – For a descendant of graduates of BIA, Rosenwald and Union High Schools.  Recipients are chosen based on objective and nondiscriminatory basis.  Recipients should demonstrate financial need and have a GPA and test scores to enable them to do college work. Three letters of reference are also required.

Primary Contact: Mary Tucker, 251-743-2165, mltucker@frontier.net

 

Brad Douglas Memorial Scholarship Fund – For the Theodore High School senior who is President of Student Council.  It is to be used solely for the purchase of college books.

Primary Contact: Dr. Jimise R. Mitchell, School Counselor, 251-221-3351, jrmitchell2@mcpss.com

 

C. V. Daniels Memorial Scholarship – For a Baldwin County High School graduating senior with outstanding moral character and academic excellence to attend any college.

Primary Contact: Erica Ford, Senior Guidance Counselor, eford@bcbe.org

 

Chadwick David Chesser Salutatorian Scholarship – For the Salutatorian of Sparta Academy whom the school selects.

Primary Contact: Belinda Robinson,  251-578-2852

 

Charles Lang Christian Leadership Scholarship – For a Cottage Hill Christian Academy senior who excels in Christian leadership in school, church, and community.  Must have a 3.0 GPA.

Primary Contact:  Jimmy Messer, Head of School, 251-634-2513, messerj@chbss.org

 

Constance S. Bolton Scholarship Fund – For a Theodore High School student with  leadership skills/ citizenship and has a good GPA to attend any college.

Primary Contact: Margaret Whitfield, Chairperson, 251-490-4544, mmw1939@msn.com

 

David Christopher Coley Memorial – For the sophomore student most improved at McGill-Toolen High School.

Primary Contact: Lisa Robertson, Asst. Principal, 251-445-2906, robertl@mcgill-toolen.org

 

Dorothy S. Saad Nursing Scholarship Fund – Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program leading to the registerd nurse degree or advanced studies in a school in Mobile or Baldwin Counties.  There is a essay component and letters of recommendation required.  The annual scholarship amount is $1000.

Primary Contact: Jackie Troutman Jenkins, 251-666-1153, rtrout5264@aol.com

 

Dr. Escous Blackwell Goode Scholarship – For a needy graduate of Talladega College to attend an accredited college or university graduate program pursuing a degree in pre-med or pre-nursing.

Primary Contact: Russelle Keese, Director, 256-761-6132

 

Eichold MD/MPH Scholarship Fund – The scholarship is for a student enrolled in Tulane University’s MD/Masters of Public Health Program with a minimum of 2.5 GPA.

Primary Contact: M. A. Krousel-Wood, Dean, 504-988-7055

 

Elizabeth Martin-Wilma Scrivner Scholarship Fund – For a female junior or senior in the College of Education who is a teacher candidate, has a minimum 3.2 GPA, and demonstrates financial need.

Primary Contact: Brooke Moore, Office of Scholarship Services, scholarships@southalabama.edu

 

Fannye Utsey Memorial Scholarship Fund – For a Fruitdale High School senior who has a minimum 2.5 GPA and will attend a full time  2 or 4-year college, has financial need, and merit.

Primary Contact: Lisa Connell, Counselor, 251-827-6655, lisa.connell@wcbek12.org

 

Gavin “Gee” Hunter Agricultural Scholarship – For a Baldwin County graduating senior or college student pursuing a degree in agriculture or related field at Auburn.  Applicant must have 3.5 GPA and at least a 20 ACT score.

Primary Contact: Paul Patterson, Dean, 334-844-3254, pmp0003@auburn.edu

 

Gus Shopoff Scholarship Fund – For a graduating senior who is a member of Team Focus, plans to attend any school of higher learning, is well rounded, has exemplary grades and community involvement.

Primary Contact: Danny White, Advisor, 251-635-1515

 

Harry & Lula McCarn Nurses’ Scholarship – For a student living in Mobile/Baldwin and pursuing a Master’s degree in Nursing Admin. or other field of nursing at USA. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Jackie Troutman Jenkins, 251-666-1153, rtrout5264@aol.com

 

Hooper W Matthews Jr. Forestry Scholarship – For juniors or seniors at the Univ. of FL School of Forestry/Natural Resource Conservation, Milton Branch.  Students must be from Escambia, Conecuh, Monroe, or North Baldwin; Must have merit, financial need, major in conservation, and a 3.0 GPA.

Primary Contact: Mark Long, Advisor, 850-983-7138, marklong@ufl.edu

 

Jack Edwards Scholarship Fund (Spring Hill College) – For a full-time college student at Spring Hill College majoring in political science, history, or related subject and has at least a 2.5 GPA.

Primary Contact: Melinda McCall, 251-380-2253, mmccall@shc.edu

 

Jack Edwards Scholarship Fund (Universtiy of Mobile) – For a full-time college student at Univerisity of Mobile majoring in political science, history, or related subject and  has at least a 2.5 GPA.

Primary Contact: Tonya Gollotte, 251-442-2917, tgollotte@umobile.edu

 

Jack Edwards Scholarship Fund (University of South Alabama) – For a full-time college student at University of South Alabama majoring in political science, history, or related subject and has at least a 2.5 GPA.

Primary Contact: Brooke Moore, Office of Scholarship Services, scholarships@southalabama.edu

 

Jean Fry Scholarship – For Mobile County High School senior who demonstrates financial need, has a good GPA, and can attend any college.

Primary Contact: Brenda Fore, Mobile County Public School System,  bfore@mcpss.com

 

Joe Wayne Wright Jr. Scholarship Fund – For a senior at Sparta Academy in Evergreen who has a B average, school achievements, school activities, awards, honors and achievements,  and good morals.

Primary Contact: Belinda Robinson, Teacher, 251-578-2852

 

Josephine Salter Educational Scholarship Fund – For a 2nd year student attending Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Student must be from Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Choctaw, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, or Washington counties, maintain a 3.5 GPA, and demonstrate financial need.

Primary Contact: Robbi Beauchamp, Advisor, 334-844-3648

 

Kinsley Elizabeth Bulger Memorial Scholarship – For a Sparta Academy High School senior who is a resident within Conecuh and surrounding counties, has a B average and high moral standards.

Primary Contact: Belinda Robinson, Teacher, 251-578-2852

 

Mary & Council Powell Scholarship Fund (AL State) – For a student enrolled at Alabama State University who has an ACT score of 19 and above, 3.0 GPA and above, and submit essay on why they should be selected.

Primary Contact: Marcus Byrd, 334-229-4712

 

Mary & Council Powell Scholarship Fund (A&M) – For a student enrolled at Alabama A&M who demonstrates financial need, has a minimum GPA 2.0, and is enrolled full time.

Primary Contact: Darryl Jackson, Coordinator, 256-372-5400

 

Mathews Scholarship Fund – For a Clarke County student who has at least a B average and will be pursuing a career in education as a teacher.   A teacher in Clarke County who is beginning work on a new degree may also apply for the scholarship.  The application requires an essay and  two letters of reference from people not related to the applicant.

Primary Contact: Marion Bumpers, Chairperson, 251-275-3293

 

Mobile County Education Fund – For a Mobile County School student who has at least a 3.5 GPA, financial need and is not a transfer from any high school inside or outside Mobile Co. Public schools.

Primary Contact: Brenda Fore, Mobile County Public School System, bfore@mcpss.com

 

Murphy Alumni Association, Inc./Curtis Williams Scholarship Fund – For a Murphy High School senior who is planning to major in a science field, has financial need, and has been accepted to a college of their choice.

Primary Contact: Paula Estes, Counselor, 251-221-3186, pestes@mcpss.com

 

Murphy High School Class of ’31 Scholarship Fund – For a Murphy High School graduate who has similar interests as Joe Langan (government, business, law) and can attend any college.

Primary Contact: Paula Estes, Counselor, 251-221-3186, pestes@mcpss.com

 

Pat Piercy Education Trust Fund – For full-time sophomores, juniors, and seniors at USA, majoring in math, engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, zoology, botany, or geology.  Recipient must reside in southwest AL.

Primary Contact: Brooke Moore, Office of Scholarship Services, scholarships@southalabama.edu

 

Paul J. Bueche Memorial Fund – For a Christ the King Student to aid with tuition.  Recipient must model Christ the King’s mission statement, respect others, have good grades and financial need.

Primary Contact: Maxwell Crain, Principal, 251-626-1692, crain@ctkcsdaphne.org

 

Paul J. Bueche Memorial Fund “Service to God and Country Award” – The “Service to God and Country Award is for a McGill-Toolen graduating senior who exemplifies patriotism, love of God and neighbor.

Primary Contact: Lisa Robertson, Asst. Principal, 251-445-2906, robertl@mcgill-toolen.org

 

Roy R. Wilkie Scholarship Fund – For a Mobile County High School senior who has financial need, maintains a good GPA, and will be attending the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa majoring in English.

Primary Contact: Brenda Fore, Mobile County Public School System, bfore@mcpss.com

 

Spring Hill College Class of ’51 Scholarship Fund – For a student-athlete who has a minimum B average, an ACT score of 21 or above, demonstrates financial need, and possesses good character.

Primary Contact: Melinda McCall, 251-380-2253, mmccall@shc.edu

 

Sue & Sidney Magnes Scholarship Fund – For USA freshman, full-time student majoring in business, who is a Mobile or Baldwin Co. graduate or resident, has a 3.0 GPA, 20 on ACT or above, and financial need.

Primary Contact: Brooke Moore, Office of Scholarship Services, scholarships@southalabama.edu

 

Wayne D. McRae Scholarship – For a Chambers Academy student in LaFayette, AL who demonstrates financial need, a B average for the past 3 semesters and demonstrates morality, honesty, and integrity.

Primary Contact: Emily Milford, Counselor, 334-864-9852, emily.milford@chambersacademy.com

 

Wendell Hart Scholarship Fund – For a Conecuh County high school student who has interest in community service, will attend a 2 or 4 year college/university,  has financial need, and a good SAT or ACT score.

Primary Contact: Bert Cook, Chairman, 251-578-2823, bert_cook@conniemfg.com

 


Start Researching Early – The more time you can put into a scholarship search, the more options you will find.

Read Eligibility Requirements Carefully -If you have a question about eligibility for a particular scholarship, contact the scholarship sponsors.

Organize All Scholarship Materials – You should create a separate file for each scholarship and file by application date. Keep a calendar of application deadlines and follow-up appointments.

Proofread Applications Carefully – You can use the spelling and grammar check features on your computer.

Don’t Leave Items Blank – You should contact scholarship sponsors if not sure how to fill out any part of the application.

Follow Instructions to the Letter – Make sure you do not go over the length limit for the essay.

Make Sure the Application Is Legible – You should type or print application forms and essays.

Make Copies of Everything You Send – If application materials are lost, having copies on hand makes it much easier to resend applications quickly.

Get Applications In Early – You will miss out if deadlines are missed.

Understand that Scholarships Could Affect Your Financial Aid Package – Private scholarships can actually reduce parts of your financial aid package. Colleges must consider outside scholarships as part of a student’s financial resource available to pay for education costs.

What to Include – Many scholarships require you to provide some combination of the following: Transcripts; Standardized test scores; Financial aid forms, such as the FAFSA; Parents’ financial information, including tax returns; One or more essays; One or more letters of recommendation; and / or Proof of eligibility.