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Jemison High School Guidance Services

Click on the Calendar link above to see events from the guidance



Guidance Services are provided for every student at Jemison High School with the main emphasis of:

academic development, career development & personal/social development. 

**** If you would like to speak to Ms. Cox or Ms. Easterling, you may sign up in the office.  


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The Alabama Center for Architecture is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizationthat seeks to advance the enjoyment of architecture and design through engagement, education and collaboration. Per that mission, we offer scholarships for high school seniors and current enrollees from Alabama who have been accepted to an accredited school of architecture. This opportunity is also available to Alabama residents earning a Master of Architecture from an accredited architecture program.




In 2019 alone, the ACFA awarded $8,500 in scholarships, and since its creation in 2006, we have awarded $86,250 in scholarships to architecture studentsThese funds are made possible through our annual golf tournament, scholarship grants from the American Institute of Architects, and generous donations of patrons and sponsors.




The scholarship application is available online at

The deadline to apply is February 28th




Seniors: Use the link below to access the Jefferson State Community college Scholarship Application:  (Due Date - March 1, 2020)


                                        Another available Jeff State  scholarship is the Ambassador                                           Scholarship.  You can access this on their website or pick up

                        a paper copy of the application in the front office.  This is also                                      due on March 1, 2020





207 Eighth St. N., Clanton, Alabama 35045

Phone: (205) 755-0490

WHO MAY APPLY: Any prospective student (male or female), resident of the U.S.A. who plans to pur-
sue a higher education or college, including trade and vocational school may file an application. All ap-
plicants must be citizens of the United States of America on the date the application is filed. This applica-
tion must be filed with The Rita Jones Scholarship Fund Committee, First United Methodist Church, 207

Eighth Street N., Clanton, Alabama 35045 on the date advised.
To be considered as eligible for this one year grant, a student must: a.) have an overall B average; b.) earn
a diploma from an accredited public school or an accredited private school (certificate not acceptable); c.)

G.P.A. and A.C.T. are must be provided with a notarized copy of high school transcript; and d.) have let-
ter of acceptance from the college they will attend. The recipient of this one year grant must enroll as a

full-time student.
Qualification of a dependent minor applicant will be based on parents’ average gross income.

The Scholarship money may be used for State schools, trade schools, vocational schools and pri-
vate schools anywhere in the United States of America.

This is an assistance Grant and is not intended to cover the full cost of your education. It is

the responsibility of the student to also seek assistance from other sources for cost of educa-
tion that is not covered by this Grant through personal or parental contribution or through

other sources of assistance programs.
GRANT PAYMENT: A check payable to a school of your choice will be made upon receipt of
verification of the amount of tuition and fees. This Award money will only help cover payment
for this current year. (2019-2020)
Please find in your computer or files an application form for any student you consider qualifies

and or notify me and I will forward you a copy of form to be filled out and returned by 31 Jan-
uary 2020. It must be returned at the First Methodist Church by 3:30 P.M. of the 31st. January

2020, sealed with my name on envelop or mailed to me at, Ms. Belva Johns, 1201 Hinkle
Road, Clanton, AL 35045.
These funds are provided by Rita Jones Scholarship Trust of the Alabama-West Florida United
Methodist Foundation. This scholarship is designed to assist student meeting the requirements
stated and who would otherwise not be financially able to attend college. It is not designed for

students eligible for the Government Grant. We are seeking the student that might “fall be-
tween the cracks” and without this help could not attend a college.

Belva Johns
Chairman of Scholarship Committee or phone at 205-755-3799



SENIORS:  Now is the time to complete the FAFSA. 

Use the link below


Gates scholarship 2020



GE - Reagan Foundation Scholarship:


 For help and information on a multitude of scholarship

opportunities Create your free student profile at



Smith scholarship Application opens October 1, 2019. 

Apply early:



Tuesday, September 17thJefferson State in Clanton will host

a Countdown to College Workshop.  This is for all students in

grades 9-12 who would like to get information about the college

applications process, scholarships, and more.  Parents are also

invited.  Door Prizes will be given.  The program will be from

6 to 7:30pm.  See a guidance counselor if you would like

more information.  



Students can now apply to The University of Alabama for 2020.

The application is available online at

Students will need to submit the application for admission,

application fee or NACAC fee waiver,

a copy of their official ACT or SAT scores,

and their official high school transcript. 




FAFSA Opens on October 1


Believe it or not, October 1 is approaching! As you settle in to the 2019-2020
school year, you need to prepare to complete the FAFSA on October 1 by
creating FSA ID. Students can create their FSA IDs before the FAFSA portal
opens, which helps make completing the FAFSA fast and easy come October 1. 



Ms Kim Arrington, Chilton County Tech Coordinator, is a member of ALET. 

Therefore you, as a Chilton County Senior Student, are eligible to apply for

this scholarship:


Each year the Alabama Leaders in Educational Technology (ALET) awards a $10,000
college scholarship to a high school senior in honor of an Auburn City Schools
Technology Coordinator who passed away in 2014. The Debbie Rice Scholarship
for $10,000 is now available for senior students.  



Students must attend an accredited Alabama high school and must attend an
Alabama college. Also, the student’s district Technology Coordinator must be
a current member of ALET, Applications are now being taken and are available
on the website: Applications must be
postmarked by November 2nd - regular mail only










Click on links below for list of annual scholarships

and scholarship searches

MAX4Kids Foundation Scholarship

ALET Memorial Scholarship

Smith Foundation Scholarship





Scholarshp Name Web Address Deadline/Information
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program Deadline: June 14
Alabama Baptist Foundation Scholarship Alabama resident, member of Baptist church in Alabama Baptist State Convention. Deadline March 31.
Alabama Cattleman's Foundation Scholarships Multiple scholarships available to the families of ACA members
Alabama Farmers Federation Awarded to students planning to attend Auburn University and major in agriculture or forestry.
Alabama Fire College Foundation Scholarship Email: The Alabama Fire College Foundation extends an invitation to apply for a Recruit School Scholarship to all CTE Students that have successfully completed the fire service course of study and received provisional certification.
Alabama G.I. Dependents' Scholarship For children of parents with military experience. Deadline - 60 Days Prior to Enrollment
Alzheimers Foundation Scholarship Write essay detailing how Alzheimers has impacted you or your family.
American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology  
American Institute for CPAs (AICPA) Various Deadlines
ASM Scholarhsips (The Student Program for Materials Science and Engineering) Deadline: May 1
AXA Achievement Scholarship Stresses motivation for success and respect for self, family and community. Deadline: December 14, 2018
AYN RAND Scholarship  
Big Sun Scholarships Available to student athletes. Deadline: June 19, 2019
Coca Cola Scholars Foundadtion  
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) scholarships Awards offered for those planning to study Social Science, Nursing, Law, Music, and other fields.
Dell Scholars Program Deadline: December 1, 2018
Digital Responsbility Scholarships Various Deadlines
Discover Scholarship Program  
Dixie Youth Baseball Scholarship Played Dixie Youth Baseball before the age of 13. Deadline: February 1, 2019
Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway Tell your story and let others vote for you. Final event at various football conference championship games.
Elk National Foundation Scholarship Programs Scholarships given by local, state, and national levels. Deadline: November 15, 2018
Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Alabama March 31
Gates Millennium Scholars 1,000 talented minority students will be selected to study any field at any university they choose
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program Exemplary leadership is rewarded through numerous awards.
$500 "Go Ennounce Yourself" Scholarship For high school seniors, who plan on attending a 4 year college in fall & College Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors
Google Generation Scholarship Open to minority students interesting in studying computer science or engineering
Hispanic Scholarship Fund  
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program  
Imagine America Foundation Given to students pursuing career/technical education
Inheritance of Hope Scholarship Series of cancer-related scholarship
Jackie Robinson Foundation Opens: November 1, 2018 / Application Deadline: February 1, 2019
Lake Mitchell HOBO Scholarship Must participate in Lake Mitchell clean-up day.
Leading the Future II Scholarship Deadline: March 1, 2019
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)  
Linly Heflin Scholarship Female students only.
L. Ron Hubbard / Writers & Illustrators of the Future Quaterly Deadline
Max 4 Kids Scholarship  
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)  
National Inventors Hall of Fame  
National Merit Scholarship Program  
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Deadline: January 4, 2019
Odenza Marketing Group Scholarships The Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship is designed for students who are between the ages of 16 and 25 and have maintained a GPA of 2.5 or greater in the most recent years completed. Requires a minimum of 50 volunteer hours.
Office of Intramural Training & Education (National Institutes of Health) The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards  
Rise Scholarhsip Students with documented learning disability receive financial assistance to further their education.
Ron Brown Scholarhsip  
Ronald McDonald House Charities Offers four scholarship programs; RMHC Scholars, RMHC African American Future Ahievers, RMHC Hacer, and RMHC Asia
Siemens Merit Scholarship  
Smith Scholarship Foundation Award given to students that have overcome difficulties and hardships
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)  
State Farm Scholarship Programs Will only process the first 700 applications.
SunTrust Scholarship Sweepstakes  
Superpower Scholarship Deadline: March 31, 2019
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)  
Walmart Foundation Associate Scholarship Walmart Associate and Dependent Scholarhsips
Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarhsip  
WMU Foundation February 1
10 Words or Less Scholarship In ten words or less, tell why you deserve the scholarship. Deadline: January 31, 2019 Write a poem and essay about overcoming some type of hardhip. Deadline: May 31, 2019
Achieve Alabama Alabama Scholarship Search
Alabama Commission on Higher Education Various Scholarships
Fastweb Scholarship Search
International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search To promote study abroad.
Sallie Mae Scholarship Search Scholarship Search
School Soup Scholarship Search
Today's Military Search military benefits.
United States Department of Education Financial Aid Information


 Information for applying to a college

 in the state of Alabama



University of Alabama  21 minimum ACT (1000 SAT) with 3.0 OVERALL GPA,

however all applications are considered on an individual basis. Writing portion of ACTis required.  

Algebra II is required.  1 yr Foreign Language is required.

Minimums to qualify for scholarships are 27 ACT and 3.5 GPA.  

Scholarship deadline is December 15.  $40 application fee.

Alabama has a new scholarship program for seniors with a minimum 2.75 GPA and

an ACT of 26 or BELOW  who demonstrate financial need. The application window is Jan.2 – March 7. Visit for more info.


 University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)  20 ACT (950 SAT) & 2.25 overall GPA.   

17 core credits required with 4 yrs English, 3 yrs Social Science, 3 yrs Science (including 2 labs),

3 yrs math (Algebra I & higher), 1 yr foreign language, and 3 additional academic courses.  

Priority deadline for admission is December 1. Minimums to qualify for scholarships are 20 ACT

and 3.5 overall GPA.  Scholarship deadline is December 1. 

December ACT score will be considered for scholarship if student is already admitted

and requests UAB to pull their score.  Honors Academy deadline is Dec 1. $30 application fee.


 University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) 20 ACT and a 2.9 GPA are the minimum

requirements for admissions. Engineering requires a minimum 21 composite on the ACT.

Foreign Language is not required. A 25 on the ACT and 3.0 GPA are the minimum for

MERIT BASED Scholarships (accept updated ACT scores through June 1). $30 application fee.


 Alabama A&M University 18 ACT and 2.0 overall GPA. Algebra II is not required. Foreign Language is not required.  

Minimums to qualify for scholarships are 23 ACT and 3.25 overall GPA.



 Alabama State University  2.0 GPA and 18 ACT. A lower ACT would require a higher GPA.

Algebra II not required. 1 yr Foreign LanguageOR Computer is required. 

 Minimums to qualify for scholarships are 2.5 GPA and 20 ACT by February 15. $25 application fee.


 Auburn University Applicants are reviewed on an individual basis.  

The average GPA for students admitted to the 2013 freshman class was a 3.8

and the average ACT score was 27.2.  Writing portion of ACT is required.   

Minimums for automatic scholarships are 28 ACT (or comparable SAT) and 3.5 GPA.  

Scholarship deadline is December 1.  

A separate scholarship application is required after your admission to AU. $50 application fee.



 Auburn University at Montgomery Minimum 18 ACT and 2.3 GPA for admission. Algebra II is not required. 

 Foreign Language is not required. ONLINE application is free. 

Minimum qualifications for scholarships are 20 ACT and 3.5 GPA. 

 Scholarship deadline is March 1. 


 Birmingham-Southern College Average ACT is a 26.5 and average grade point average is 3.45. 

Essay required, 2 recommendations, resume, transcript and application fee of $50. 

Application fee waived if application is received by Nov. 15. 

Scholarships are awarded with a holistic approach and evaluations begin January 1. 

The last ACT test date for scholarship consideration is December.  


Faulkner University - 18 ACT, 2.5 GPA required for admission.

Students who do not meet requirements may apply for conditional admission.

Academic scholarships require a minimum 21 ACT. $25 application fee.


 Huntingdon College 20 ACT, 930 SAT and an academic 2.25 GPA.  

Two math courses above Algebra I are strongly recommended.  

Foreign Language not required, but recommended. 

 Minimum to qualify for scholarships is acceptance to the college.


 Jacksonville State University High School diploma or GED certificate required with

no specific GPA. 

 20 ACT-unconditional acceptance; 17-19 ACT-

student must take LS 104 Learning Skills class for remediation.  

SAT: 950 or above–unconditional acceptance; 830-940–conditional acceptance.  

Algebra II not required for admission, but recommended. Foreign Language not required. 

 Scholarship deadline is March 1

(February is last ACT considered w/scores being sent directly to JSU)

and minimums to qualify are 22 ACT for automatic scholarships and 20 ACT.

2.5 GPA for Leadership Scholarships.  $35 application fee.


 Judson College 18 ACT (870 SAT) and 2.0 academic GPA. 

 If not meeting either of these requirements, you can apply to the

Admissions Committee for possible Conditional Admission approval.  

Algebra II not required, but recommended. Foreign Language not required, but recommended.

 Minimums to qualify for scholarships are 20 ACT and 2.5 GPA.

ACT scores through June will be considered for scholarships. $35 application fee.


 Miles College Unconditional admittance given with a high school diploma. 

 Algebra II is not required.  Foreign Language is not required.   

Minimums to qualify for scholarships are 18 ACT and 3.0 GPA.


Talladega College  Minimum 2.0 GPA required…ACT required, but no minimum score.

Must also submit essay and letter of recommendation.

Academic scholarships begin at 3.0 GP A or 3.4 GPA/22 ACT. Must complete FAFSA. $25 application fee.


University of Mobile 21 ACT and 2.75 GPA for unconditional acceptance.

They consider lower scores for conditional acceptance---contact admissions counselor. 

 Algebra II is not required.  Foreign Language is not required. 

 Minimum scholarship requirements are 20 ACT and 2.75 GPA,

and they consider ACT scores up until freshman year begins. $25 application fee.


 University of Montevallo  20 ACT (SAT 850), 2.5 overall GPA.  

Algebra II not required for admission, but recommended. 

 Foreign Language not required for admission, but recommended.  

Minimums to qualify for scholarships are 24 ACT and 3.0 GPA. $30 application fee.                                                                        


University of North Alabama Unconditional admittance with an 18 ACT (870 SAT),

GPA of “C” or 2.00 on academic core with a total of 13 core units.  

Conditional admission with: 16 on ACT (770 on SAT), at least 11 core units

(4 English, 2 Math, 2 Natural or Physical Science, 3 Social Studies), and GPA of 1.75 on academic core. 

 Algebra II is not required.  Foreign Language is not required. 

 Minimums to qualify for ACADEMIC scholarships are 25 ACT and 3.00 GPA.  

Scholarship deadline is December 2. $25 application fee.                                                                            


Samford University Application components include: application, $40 application fee,

one academic letter of recommendation, official ACT/SAT score, high school GPA, and personal essay. 

The average range for the ACT is 23-29, SAT is 1080-1320, and GPA is 3.48-4.0. 

Algebra II is required.  Foreign Language is recommended, but not required. 

There is a separate scholarship application for leadership and presidential scholarship consideration.

Revisions to the application and updated test scores will be accepted through the

 December 15th deadline for merit-based scholarship consideration. 

$40 application fee.                               


 University of South Alabama 20 ACT with a 2.0 GPA, or 19 ACT with a 2.5 GPA.  

Algebra 1, II, and Geometry are required.

Foreign Language not required, but may be used as an advanced elective. 

 Minimums to qualify for scholarships are 23 ACT and 3.0 GPA.  

Priority scholarship deadline is December 7, but funds are distributed until exhausted. $35 application fee.


 Spring Hill College They work off rolling admissions and there is no application fee.  

High School diploma, official transcript, letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor.  

They do superscore the ACT/SAT.   Recommended 20 ACT or 930 SAT and 2.5 GPA. 

Algebra II is required for admission.  Foreign Language is not required.

 Minimums to quality for scholarships are 20 ACT and 2.5 GPA. 


Stillman College  19 ACT, 2.5 GPA. Official transcript and 2 letters of recommendation

must be submitted with application. FAFSA completion is required for scholarship consideration.

$15 application fee.


 Troy University  Unconditional admittance given with a 20 ACT (950 SAT)

and a 2.0 overall GPA. Conditional admittance is given with a 17-19 ACT

(830 SAT) and 2.5 GPA. Algebra II is not required for admission.  

Foreign Language is not required for admission.  

Minimums to qualify for scholarships are 22 ACT and 3.0 GPA.  

The last ACT test date considered for scholarships is February.

$30 application fee.


 Tuskegee University  21 ACT or 1000 SAT (Critical Reading and Math) and 3.0 overall GPA. 

 Algebra II is not required.  Foreign Language is not required.

 Minimums to qualify for scholarships are 23 ACT and 3.3 GPA. $25 application fee.


 University of West Alabama  Unconditional admittance given with a 19 ACT and a C average. 

 Conditional admittance given with a 17-18 ACT.  Algebra II is not required for admission. 

 Foreign Language is not required for admission.  

Minimums to qualify for scholarships are 19 ACT and 2.0 GPA. $25 application fee.


Jefferson State Community College  High School diploma or GED certificate required. No minimum GPA. 

 If ACT is not taken, a placement test will be administered. 

 Minimum to qualify for scholarships is 3.0 GPA.

You will have to show an official ID to enroll

(driver’s license, passport, state ID, or international visa or permanent resident card)


Lawson State Community College HS Diploma or GED certificate required.  

Minimum to qualify for scholarships is 3.0 GPA.You will have to show an official ID to enroll

(driver’s license, passport, state ID, or international visa or permanent resident card)


Shelton State Community College HS Diploma or GED certificate required. 

Minimum to qualify for scholarships is 20 ACT and some are available with a

2.0 GPA and also 2.0 GPA for Technical. 

Shelton recommends taking the ACT by December to ensure being considered for scholarships.

You will have to show an official ID to enroll

(driver’s license, passport, state ID, or international visa or permanent resident card)