• 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 Tuesdays 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.


     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



    Scholarships 2018-2019 For Students at Gulf Shores High School- when you receive or are offered a scholarship, please save a paper copy to turn in to Mrs. Mercer. You can also email a copy anytime to jmercer@bcbe.org


    Baldwin County Master Gardeners is offering a scholarship for anyone intending to major in a horticultural or similar plant-related field in a 2 year of 4 year school. See Mrs. Mercer for the application. Deadline is March 15.


    Girls......The Sirens of the Sea Mardi Gras Krewe is offering the Gale Pond Memorial Scholarship to girls only. The packet should be returned to me and they will pick up. I will add transcript. They request that you do not attach a resume but fill out their form. Due to me by April 8. Sirens of the Sea Gale Pond Memorial Scholarship


    UBGOOD, Steven W. Baker Scholarship from Orange Beach Elemantary School.....Must have attended Orange Beach Elementary School. One boy and one girl will be chosen. Deadline is April 12.

    UBGOOD Scholarship


    Engineering and Architecture Majors

    ........This is the THE scholarship for you. The Mobile Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) will award two scholarships for $2,000 each renewable for 4 years and provide you with an Engineering or Architect mentor for the SAME post. GPA 3.0 or better, 4 year university and declared major in Engineering or Architecture. SAME Engineering Scholarship.


    Toward Academic Victory -  TAV Scholarship

    TAV, a non-profit foundation, was begun in 1985 by former teacher Ms. Thelma Volkert and continues to assist students “Toward Academic Victory” by earning their college degrees. The scholarships are awarded to graduates of Baldwin County schools. 

    The scholarship amount is determined annually by the Board of Directors and is payable to any accredited college or university in the United States to be used for tuition. 

    The scholarship is currently $2,000 per year and is renewable up to four years for a total scholarship of $8,000. Deadline is March 16.


     South Baldwin Education Foundation Scholarship The South Baldwin Education Foundation, Inc. is an independent charitable non-profit foundation that provides college scholarships to qualifying seniors from Foley, Gulf Shores and Robertsdale, Alabama. Since its inception in 1987, the South Baldwin Education Foundation has awarded approximately $6 million in scholarships to aspiring students, supported by more than thirty scholarship sponsors.

    The Jill Hall Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior in Baldwin County. Deadline is Feb 28.


    Jill Hall Memorial Scholarship


      The applicant myst exemplifiy the characteristics of the former Mrs. Jill Hall: integrity, honesty, compassion, intelligence, strong will, determination, be physically fit and active, high achiever, financial need and love of God and humanity. Deadline is March 15.



    Baldwin County Retired Educators Association Scholarship Award

     IF you are planning on majoring in education, this Association will be awarding 3 $1,000 scholarships. Deadline is March 8.


    South Baldwin New Comers Club Scholarship  Application for Newcomers Club

    This organization gives 1 scholarship to a Gulf Shores student, 1 to a Foley student and 1 to a Coastal Alabama CC student. Deadline is March 1.



    Coastal Baldwin Educational Enrichment Foundation Scholarship


    This scholarship is open to all graduating seniors at Gulf Shores High School only. This application is for multiple scholarships but only fill out one application. Deadline is March 15th postmarked.


    Alpha Delta Kappa Future Teachers Scholarship Deadline March 1, $500 non-renewable. Must be majoring in education, have at least a 2.5 gpa and 18 ACT.


    Michelle Hill Raider Run Scholarship - This is the 13th year this memorial scholarship community run has taken place in Navarre, Florida. Each year,we have students participate in the Run. The $1,000 scholarships are awarded at the celebration on race day. You don't have to win the race! 3.0 gpa and essay required on how you have achieved balance between academics, community service and promoting diversity in your environment. Deadline to apply is March 22. Live concert after the race, refreshments, raffle and scholarship awards.



    Frank Brown International Foundation for Music Scholarship - $2,000 to a student with a sincere interest in music. Essay required. Deadline April 15.



    John Will Scholarship for journalism majors


     Each year, a committee made up of Mobile-area practicing journalists and journalism educators chooses winners of the John M. Will Memorial Scholarship. To be eligible:

    Students must be residents of Mobile, Baldwin, Escambia, Clarke, Conecuh, Washington or Monroe County, Alabama; Santa Rosa or Escambia County, Florida;  Jackson or George County, Mississippi.
    Students must be at a senior level in High School who will be enrolled full time at an accredited college or university in a course of study that relates to journalism. 
    Last April, the committee awarded $8,000 shared by a winner and two runners-up. The committee expects to award as much as $8,000 in 2019, as well.

    The specific application deadline is Monday, March 19, 2019.


     Alpha Gamma Scholarship for education majors  

    The Alpha Gamma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International is looking for a woman with a passion for teaching. As an international organization of women educators, the members of Delta Kappa Gamma have dedicated their lives and careers to teaching excellence. We see teaching as a calling that needs more outstanding teachers. To that end, we are offering a $500 scholarship payable in spring 2019 to a woman studying or continuing her studies in education.

    This scholarship is open to individuals at all stages of their educational growth. The application which accompanied this letter sets for the application requirements and documentation. The deadline for applying is February 1, 2019 (postmark date).



    Hawkins Scholarship

    Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

    Be a resident of Baldwin County, Alabama for a least one (1) year prior to submission of an application.
    Be a graduating high school senior who plans to attend and meets the minimum standards for admission to, or has been accepted for admission by, any accredited post-secondary educational institution (technical school, junior college, or four-year institution) as a full-time student, as defined by that institution.
    Have a minimum overall high school GPA of 2.0. Deadline is Feb 1.


    Winconsin SnowBirds Scholarship is for Gulf Shores High School seniors only and closes on Feb 1. Submit application by mail but make sure to come by Mrs. Mercer's office and get an official copy of your transcript to add to the packet. You can enclose a resume to validate some of the items. They will be interviewing selected applicants in late February on our campus. Scholarship is $1,000.


    College Counts Scholarship 

    This is a State of Alabama scholarship for students with financial need. You must also have an ACT no higher than 26 and a gpa of at least 2.75. Closes FEB 28. They award $4,000 to attend 4 year college and $2,000 to attend 2 year college.



    Potential Magazine has a Reach Your Potential scholarship for $500. Go to Reach Your Potential scholarship 


    The Jimmy Rane Scholarship is available but has a financial need component. Follow the link to see eligibility requirements.

    Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship


    The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation offers scholarships to both graduation seniors and college students. There is a financial need componet to this scholarship. Follow the link to see eligibility requirements Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship


    Applicants to the AXA Achievement Scholarship must:

    Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico
    Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness 

    Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.

    How to apply

    • The 2019 program year is now open until December 14, 2018 or until 10,000 applications are received.

    Go to this link for more info. AXA Achievement Scholarship



    Baldwin EMC Charitable Scholarship application

    Baldwin EMC Regular Scholarship application 


     Baldwin EMC has released their scholarship applications. You can find them at the links above. The Charitable Foundation Scholarship is for financial need applicants 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.


    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/