Check Out These Awesome College Scholarships!

Updated 06/09/2023

Awesome Scholarships for College

Don’t let student debt deter your dreams.

College is simultaneously scary and exciting. Since college is the first step towards adulthood, it is also the first step towards responsibility. The decisions made after turning 18 may heavily influence your entire future.

Although college is accompanied by loads of stress, it is an amazing opportunity. College prepares us for the future and teaches us accountability – a vital skill that high school does not.

Seems great, right?

Well, one downfall is the cost. Due to the dollar signs, many of those who are financially unstable believe that college is not an option. 

However, this is not true.

Scholarships are a life-saver. In fact, they’re a key component in my college career. Listed below are a few scholarships that will help you headstart paying for college.

Specific Field Scholarships

Southern Automotive Women’s Forum

This scholarship is catered towards women pursuing a STEM-related field. Applicants must be a female high school senior or graduate who is enrolled or plans to enroll in a Southeastern college. States include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The minimum GPA for this scholarship is 2.5.

Amount: $500 to $5,000

Deadline: June 1, 2019

Additional information and application:

Need-based Scholarships

Kids Chance Scholarship

Applicants are required to be a student and legal resident of Alabama. To qualify, one or both parents must have been permanently disabled or killed in a workplace accident. Students can apply for this scholarship each year they are enrolled in a university.

Amount: $500 to $2,500

Deadline: May 1, 2019

Additional information and application:

Military Scholarships

Alabama GI Dependents’ Education Benefit Program

This scholarship is available for Alabama dependents of an eligible, disabled Alabama veteran. In addition to tuition and other fees, this award also assists in paying for textbooks.

Amount: Tuition, Fees, and Text Book Assistance

Deadline: None

Additional information and application:

General Scholarships

“Countdown to College” Scholarship

This scholarship has one requirement. Applicants must be an Alabama High School student with a subscription to the “Countdown to College” free weekly eNewsletter. Once registered, you will be automatically submitted.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 4, 2019

Additional information and application:

MKH Lawyers Driver Safety Scholarship

In addition to being an Alabama High School senior, applicants must submit an original essay detailing the dangers of texting and driving. Along with methods on how to spread awareness of these dangers. Throughout the essay, applicants must discuss public awareness strategies and practical ways to reduce automobile accidents.

Amount: 3 Awards of $1,000 – $2,000

Deadline: April 12, 2019

Additional information and application:

Paradigm Challenge

For this scholarship, you must create an original, creative solution for common problems that affect students. Submissions must be presented in the form of posters, videos, events, websites or applications. Altogether, your strategy must be made clear in order to qualify. Applicants may work with a team if they wish.

Amount: $100,000

Deadline: May 5, 2019

Additional information and application:

Heritage Scholarships

KASF (Korean-American Scholarship Foundation) – Southern Region

This scholarship is open to applicants who plan to be a full-time student in one of the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina or Tennessee. In addition, a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and a need for financial aid is required.

Amount: $500 to $5,000

Deadline: June 30, 2019 

Additional information and application:

A college education opens an extensive amount of doors, so don’t allow money to be the deciding factor.

Find Additional General Scholarships here and Additional State-Based  Scholarships here!


Shannon Angel is studying at the University of Alabama and is doing an internship this semester at GirlSpring.

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