Scholarships for 1.7.19

Smith Scholarship Program:  The J. Craig and Page T. Smith Scholarship Foundation (“Smith Scholarship Foundation”) is designed to fund college scholarships for deserving students throughout Alabama.  Students with a minimum 2.0 GPA may apply. In addition to a completed application, the following documents are required: high school transcript, ACT score, three personal recommendations (teacher, counselor, volunteer organization), pages 1 and 2 of the previous year’s tax return, and evidence of completed FAFSA application.  Applicants will also be required to provide two separate essays. For more information, visit and apply online beginning September 15.  Application and all supporting documents must be submitted by January 7, 2019.

McWane Scholarship:  Administered by The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham – Dependent sons and daughters of employees of the McWane family of companies (both hourly and salaried) are encouraged to apply for a scholarship.  Ten $2,000 scholarships will be awarded. Awards are renewable for up to four years.  Applicants must be a current senior with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Apply here.  Deadline is February 14, 2019.

Lisa Martz Hope Scholarship:  The Lisa Martz Hope Scholarship is available to assist students whose families have been impacted by colorectal cancer.  To be considered for this scholarship, seniors must have been admitted into a two or four year institution, be a U. S. citizen and an Alabama resident, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and have been personally impacted by colorectal cancer.  In addition to a completed application, students should submit two recommendation letters from a teacher, counselor, coach, minister, or employer. Students must also include a one-page essay describing how they have been personally impacted by colorectal cancer, and explaining how this scholarship would positively impact them and their family.  For more information and to apply, visit their website.   Deadline is February 28, 2019.

Junior League of Birmingham Scholarship: Administered by The Junior League of Birmingham is a one-year scholarship for female students in minimum amounts of $1,000. Applicants must reside in Jefferson County, enroll as a full or part time student at any 2 or four year school for the 2019-20 school year. Deadline is March 1, 2019.