•  Welcome to the Scholarship information page for the class of 2019. I will be adding content and links as I receive the information throughout the year.


    I will add new information and delete old scholarships as their deadlines pass so visit this site each week.


    I will also be sending remind messages when something new is added. Please join my remind by texting @kaag73 to 81010. I will let you know what colleges, tech schools or military representatives will be attending our senior meetings twice a month during FOCUS on Fridays and any other pertinent information you need to prepare for your next step after high school. My email address is jmercer@bcbe.org so contact me through email or remind with your questions. Mrs. Mercer 


    Remember that Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens on October 1 and there is no deadline from the goverment but your college may put a spring deadline on your submission. You will need to create your student aid ID (FSA ID) to verify your identity in this process. Go to fafsa.gov to request ID and then begin application. There is no deadline for the government but your college will have a deadline for submission. You do not repay the pell grant. You and your parents will need your 2016 tax return. The grade level for high school seniors and first year students will be "Never attended college and 1st year undergraduate" even if you have taken AP or dual credit courses.


     Free on-line search engines: www.FastWeb.com, www.Chegg.com, www.MyMajors.com and www.Cappex.com. The state of Alabama provides a search site that is connected to Cappex that is outstanding. Go to www.achievealabama.org.



    During November, in honor of National Scholarship Month, students who register for Scholarship Search can enter Sallie Mae’s $5,000 Sweepstakes.*  Registering for Sallie Mae’s Scholarship search tool, with over 5 million scholarships, is fast, easy, and free – and there’s no essay required!

     SallieMae scholarship search

    Here is a link to a scholarship listing that you can use to search for national scholarships. It is extensive and will take time, so pace yourself!

    National Scholarship Listing


    Fee Waivers for ACT and/or application fees: see Mrs. Mercer. You qualify if you also qualify for free/reduced lunch.




    College and University recruiters visiting our campus.


    Three colleges will be attending our next senior meeting on Nov 13 in the library. University of Alabama Huntsville, University of West Alabama and Coastal Alabama Community College.





    Scholarships 2018-2019 For Students at Gulf Shores High School



    Baldwin EMC has released their scholarship applications. You can find them at the links below. The Charitable Foundation Scholarship is for financial need and the Regular Scholarship is for anyone. You must receive your power from Baldwin EMC. They have differenct deadlines in February and different requirements. Check them out. If you choose the Charitable, please see Mrs. Mercer for guidance.


    Baldwin EMC Charitable Scholarship application

    Baldwin EMC Regular Scholarship application 



    Tommy Smith Scholarship


     Tommy Smith started the Tommy Smith Scholarship because he remembers how hard it was to go to college, balance a part-time job, and have a social life during his college years. This scholarship is to show students that there are people who understand all that they have to do to get an education. The scholarship is worth $1000 and only requires a 500-word essay on a specific topic to apply. 
     To enter for a chance to receive the $1000 Tommy Smith Scholarship you will need to write an essay answering,

    “If you could start any business while in college or afterward what would it be and why”?

    J.L. Bedsole Foundation Scholars Program-

    The application opens on September 17 and phase 1 closes on November 30. THe program is open to all seniors who meet pre-qualifying requirements and plan to attend a 4 year college or university in the state of Alabama. Go to www.jlbedsolefoundation.org to begin the online process. You will be prompted to send your transcript. Please give me the transcript release form that will be included in the application and I will send the transcript to the foundation. There are 3 phases so don't miss the first deadline or you will not be able to proceed.


    If you have a story to tell of overcoming an obstecle, you may want to look at the Smith Scholarship. You can access them online at Smith Scholarship


    Enginnering Scholarship

    AES Engineering Scholarship  If you plan on majoring in any form of engineering at a 4 year college or university, apply for this major specific scholarship. The deadline is Oct 6 and you will be notified by email. 



    Gulf Shores Garden Club 

    The Gulf Shores Garden Club offers a $1,000.00 scholarship to a graduate of Gulf Shores High School.

    To qualify, a student must attend an institution of higher learning. The field of study must be in horticulture, landscaping, forestry, agriculture, ecology, land management, botany, environmental science, wildlife, rural and urban planning or another related field of study. deadline April 26.



    Wendy's Heismen Scholarship 

    This year, Wendy's® High School Heisman® is awarding over $60,000 in scholarships to the nation’s most accomplished scholar-athletes. With winners from every school, 100 State Winners, eight National Finalists, and two National Winners, graduating seniors have lots of ways to join the ranks of more than 600,000 past winners. Use the link to access the application.



     Through the years, the Linly Heflin Unit has awarded over 3,000 scholarships to Alabama women. This year again, the amount given will be $6,000 per year.                   

    The application is online and can be accessed from the website, www.linlyheflin.org. The application and supporting documentation, including transcripts, ACT verification, letters of recommendation, and income verification, must be completed by January 10, 2019.  Applicants must have significant economic need, sound academic records, ACT scores of at least 23, and be Alabama residents and U.S. citizens. Also, scholarships are restricted to four-year, SACS accredited, Alabama colleges. A select group of applicants will be interviewed in March, and recipients will be chosen in April. Our support will continue for four years unless the recipient becomes disqualified. Policy details are available on our website. If you are invited for an interview, you will travel to Birmingham to meet with the panel.




    Military scholarships...... If you are interested in going to college, obtaining your undergraduate degree, interested in serving as a Commissioned Second Lieutenant earning as much as up to $58,000 right out of college, then read the following:

    • MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIPS – The Health Care Professional Programs (HCPP) is a program that fall under the Army’s Medical Detachment (AMEDD) which is designed to find and recruit highly qualified students that are seeking to practice medicine as Doctors, Specialty Nursing, Dentistry, and to many more specialty fields to list. These scholarships will pay for you with no cap but does come with a higher commitment for military service. To see all the listings and the how to qualify visit the link below:Health Care Professional Programs Link: https://www.goarmy.com/amedd/education/health-care-professional-programs.html 
    • The Army ROTC offers a wide range of scholarship opportunities from 4yr, 3.5yr, 3yr, 2.5yr, and 2 year scholarships.
    • Scholarships can be used to pay TUITION and FEES or ROOM AND BOARD for $5,000 per semester ($10,000 per SY) – The scholarships as well pay the student $600 a semester for books ($1200 per SY), and once you contract you will get a monthly stipend dependent upon what academic level you are in college (Freshman - $300, Sophomore - $350, Junior - $450, and Seniors get $500 a month to spend that can be used for whatever the student needs.

      ***If the student receives an Army ROTC Scholarship and attends either AUM or TROY will receive a room scholarship directly from the university once they sign the Army contract.

    •  Army Web that discusses more in depth about Army ROTC and the many Career opportunities - www.goarmy.com

      Army Physical Fitness Standards - http://usmilitary.about.com/od/army/a/afpt.htm

      Army ROTC Web - http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/schools/auburn-university-montgomery.html

      FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/#!/aumarmyrotc/