Here are links to dependable websites. 

Scholarship Search | Colleging

Here are some of the common organizations that offer scholarships, these may or may not be in your area. (This is just a list and does not mean that we support all of these organizations):

  • Altrusa
  • American Legion
  • American Red Cross
  • Association of Junior Leagues International
  • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
  • Circle K
  • Civitan
  • Elks Club
  • Lions Club
  • 4-H Club
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles
  • Friends of the Library
  • Kiwanis International
  • Knights of Columbus
  • National Exchange Club
  • Optimist International
  • Performing Arts Center
  • Rotary Club
  • Rotaract Club
  • Ruritan
  • Sertoma International
  • Soroptimist International of the Americas
  • U.S. Jaycees
  • USA Freedom Corps
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • YMCA and YWCA
  • Zonta International

  • Here is the link to Achieve

Achieve Alabama helps connect students throughout the State of Alabama with the school that best fits their needs and with scholarship opportunities that will enable them to pursue their goals and dreams.

Achieve Alabama

G A D S D E N   S T A T E  C O M M U N I T Y   C O L L E G E

Scholarship Office

Post Office Box 227 · Gadsden, Alabama 35902-0227 ·

 Directions for applying for the 2023 Graduating High School Senior Scholarship Application

The 2023 Graduating High School Senior Scholarship Application is electronic only and is available on our website beginning October 1, 2022.  The deadline for the 2023 Graduating High School Scholarship Application is March 1, 2023, 11:59:59 p.m.  This deadline remains the same each year and is firm

  • Step 1 – Create a NextGen account. Visit The high school section is on the right side.  Under the “Start Here” section, Step 2 contains a link to create the account that will be used to access the electronic application.
  • Step 2 – After you create a NextGen account, you can go back to the high school student section (right side) on the Scholarships page and select the red bar labeled 2023 Graduating High School Senior Application.
  • Step 3 – Read through pages one and two of the application. Complete page three and upload any required documentation. Check the box beside the name of any scholarship for which you want to be considered.  Any additional requirements will appear at that time.  If you do not check any scholarship boxes, your name will not be sent to the Scholarship Committee.  Note:  The Honors Scholarship and Ambassador Scholarship ask for additional documents that will populate when you check the respective boxes.


  • You can “Save Progress” and resume your application later by using the NextGen link in Step 2 under the “Start Here” section on the Scholarships page. Once in NextGen, go to your Pending/Draft Forms to access your draft application.  Remember, you are only allowed one submission, so double-check that all required documentation is included.  An application that is missing required documentation is an incomplete application that will not be considered by the scholarship committees.
  • If you click the red bar labeled 2023 Graduating High School Senior Application, you will start a new application each time.

 For Athletic and Performing Arts scholarships, students must contact department directors for tryout/audition dates.

The General Scholarship Application is for college students only, not high school students, and is not a substitute for the 2023 Graduating High School Senior Application. 

If you have any other questions, contact:

Cathy Hicks, Scholarship Manager


University of Alabama:


UA will continue to offer both automatic merit and competitive scholarships. While UA is test optional, automatic merit scholarships are only available to students who submit qualifying test scores (ACT or SAT). Tests can be taken through February of the student’s senior year and they have until May 1 to submit those scores for consideration.

All students who apply for admission and submit all supporting documentation by January 15 will be considered for competitive scholarships.

More detailed information is available on UA’s Undergraduate Scholarships website.

A few notes to consider:

  1. If a student is awarded a competitive scholarship but also meets the criteria for one or more automatic merit scholarships, they will receive the highest of the two offers.
  2. Students are able to apply for admission test-optional but can submit test scores to be considered for both automatic merit and competitive scholarships.
  3. Once a student submits their admission application they cannot re-open their application so they need to be as thorough as possible with the information they provide.
  4. Upon admission, students will have the opportunity to complete the Freshman Supplemental Scholarship Application to be considered for gift and endowed funds scholarships.

    Scholarship information from the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama:

    The Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama (serving Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, St. Clair, Randolph, and Talladega counties) is awarding over $350,000 during the 2023 Scholarship Season. Each scholarship has its own set of guidelines and eligibility requirements. Below is a list of currently available scholarships.Students may apply online at All applications, including required documents, must be uploaded and submitted by March 1, 2023.


    Wanted to remind you all of our February 1 application deadline. Students have until next Wednesday to submit their application, high school transcript and official test scores in order to receive a decision in early March. If your students have already applied to Auburn and been accepted, February 1 is also our deadline to fill out the AUSOM scholarship application. Students gain access to numerous scholarship opportunities through filling out AUSOM.