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Scholarships will be awarded to students from the graduating seniors of the class of 2021. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and ARE NOT GUARANTEED based on minimum requirements in each category. The 2021-2022 scholarship application is for scholarships that will begin in Fall 2021.

Academic Scholarships

General Scholarships

Partner Program Scholarships

External Scholarships

 


Academic Scholarships

Presidential
Scholarship

All Campuses

Requirements: Minimum ACT composite score of 25 and 3.5 GPA. We will consider applicants until all available positions have been filled for this scholarship.

Pays tuition and fees up to 82 hours. Must maintain 3.0 GPA.

Dean's
Scholarship

All Campuses

Requirements: Minimum ACT composite score of 23 or above and 3.0 GPA. We will consider applicants until all available positions have been filled for this scholarship.

Pays $1500 fall and $1500 spring for 2 years. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Academic Excellence
Scholarship

All Campuses

Requirements: Minimum ACT composite score of 21 or above and 3.0 GPA. We will consider applicants until all available positions have been filled for this scholarship.

Pays $1000 fall and $1000 spring for 2 years. Must maintain 3.0 GPA.


General Scholarships

Ambassador Scholarship

Bay Minette Campus, Brewton Campus, Monroeville, Thomasville, and Gilbertown Campuses

  • Applicants will be contacted by the sponsor depending on which campus is marked as the one to be attended.
  • Students are invited to schedule interviews. Interviews are held on the Bay Minette, Brewton, Monroeville, and Thomasville campuses, and Ambassadors are chosen for the Bay Minette, Brewton, Monroeville, Thomasville, and Gilbertown campuses depending on the number of slots available from previous ambassadors who have left or graduated.

Requirements: Minimum grade point average of 2.5 with a 16 ACT Composite Score.

Pays tuition and fees up to 82 hours, 6 semesters, or an earned associate degree, whichever comes first. Must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Contacts:

 

All-USA Academic Team

The All-USA Academic Team seeks to honor outstanding students from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines to hold up as representatives of all outstanding students enrolled in associate degree/certificate programs. Because each school is limited to nominating a total of four students per campus (2 transferring by fall 2022 and 2 entering the workforce prior to fall 2022), the work students put into their application will determine how competitive they will be in the national competition.

To be considered for this scholarship, students must have saved a completed application by October 30, 2021, and be nominated by the designated nominator on each campus. Student applications and nominations must be completed online (www.ptk.org); incomplete applications will not be considered for nomination. Learn more >

Nominators:

 

Art Scholarship

Bay Minette Campus

  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA with no ACT requirement.
  • Students will be contacted by Steve Strickland concerning the process.
  • There may be a possible interview.

Requirements: Be an art major (AA), participate in the annual Art Fair

Pays $1000.00 fall and $1000 spring for 2 years. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Contact: Steve Strickland, MFA, Art Instructor, steve.strickland@coastalalabama.edu, 251-580-2139


Brewton Campus

  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA with no ACT requirement.
  • Students will be contacted by Stacey Albaugh concerning the process.

Requirements: Applicants are required to produce a portfolio of work. The recipient must assist with any and all art workshops held by the art department and take required art classes each semester.

Pays $1000.00 fall and $1000 spring for 2 years. Must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Contact: Stacey Albaugh, stacey.albaugh@coastalalabama.edu, 251-809-1620


Monroeville Campus

  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA with no ACT requirement.
  • Students will be contacted by Michael Merry concerning the process.
  • Applicants are required to produce a portfolio of work to the Art Director and an interview may be required.

Requirements: The recipient must assist with any and all art workshops held by the art department, work on community art projects, work toward and participate in scheduled art exhibits during the academic year and take required art classes each semester.

Pays tuition and fees up to 82 hours, 6 semesters, or an earned associate degree, whichever comes first.  Must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Contact: Michael Merry, michael.merry@coastalalabama.edu, 251-575-8244

 

Athletic Scholarship

  • Pays tuition, fees, and books up to 82 hours, 6 semesters, or an earned associate degree, whichever comes first.
  • Must follow NJCAA rules and regulations.

Bay Minette Campus

Sports:  Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's and Women's Basketball, Cheerleading, Volleyball, Men's Golf, Men's and Women's Tennis. View Scholarship Contacts >


Brewton Campus

Scholarships are awarded through athletic coaches. They are offered for the following sports:

Sports:  Men's Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, and Women's Volleyball. View Scholarship Contacts >


Monroeville Campus

Sports:  Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's and Women's Basketball, Cheerleading, Volleyball, Men's Golf, Men's and Women's Tennis.  View Scholarship Contacts >

 

Coastal Alabama First Time Enrolled Non-Traditional Students Scholarship (CAFTENT)

Coastal Alabama Community College recognizes the financial barriers that first-time non-traditional students face when trying to pursue an education. Mrs. Amy Wright Rowell, Director of Financial Aid, was an advocate for all students but especially for non-traditional students. Being a non-traditional student herself she recognized all the difficulties and frustrations that students can have. For many years Mrs. Rowell sought to have a scholarship for non-traditional students. The CAFTENT is a result of her hard work and dedication, not only to Coastal Alabama Community College but to all of our students. It would be Mrs. Rowell’s hope that the students who receive the CAFTENT would be successful with their college studies and future work pursuits. Mrs. Rowell, a devoted member of our financial aid staff for 25 years, passed away in 2020. In her memory, the Coastal Alabama Scholarship Committee is pleased to offer the Coastal Alabama First Time Enrolled Non-Traditional Scholarship.

To apply for the CAFTENT scholarship and to see more details and qualifications, please click here: https://form.jotform.com/203384985051156

 

College Bowl

Coastal Alabama has a college bowl team. It is like high school scholars’ bowl but at the next level. We offer scholarships for students interested in being on our team. Students must have a 2.5 GPA

Bay Minette Campuses

  • Students must commit to attending practice in Bay Minette every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon during Fall and Spring Semesters.
  • Students must be willing to travel (at school expense) to attend tournaments in and out of state.
  • The student must be willing to try out for the team. If the student does well during tryouts, the student may be offered a scholarship based on their performance. We conduct tryouts at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.

Scholarship covers tuition and fees up to 82 hours, 6 semesters, or an earned associate degree, whichever comes first.

Requirements: Must maintain 2.5 GPA.

Contact: Jim Sims, jim.sims@coastalalabama.edu, 251-580-2132


Monroeville and Thomasville Campuses

  • Students must commit to attending practice in Monroeville and Thomasville and be willing to travel (at school expense) to attend tournaments in and out of state.
  • Scholarships are awarded by the sponsor based on a player's performances in the college's high school tournaments.
  • If any scholarships are available after these are awarded, they are awarded at a tryout held at the end of the spring semester.
  • Anyone interested in trying out should contact Marcus Gordon prior to April 1 of any calendar year.

Scholarship covers tuition and fees up to 82 hours, 6 semesters, or an earned associate degree, whichever comes first.

Requirements: Must maintain 2.5 GPA.

Contact: Marcus Gordon, Marcus.Gordon@coastalalabama.edu, 251-575-8397 or 334-637-3187

 

Computer Fair

Bay Minette Campus

  • Must compete in the ACTE Computer Fair held on the Bay Minette Campus in March to qualify.
  • Must attend the Bay Minette Campus.
  • Student must perform a minimum of 10 hours a week.
  • Student required to set up and prepare for the next Computer Fair.
  • Scholarship covers tuition and fees up to 82 hours, 6 semesters, or an earned associate degree, whichever comes first.

Requirements: Must maintain 2.5 GPA.

Contact: Charles Lake, charles.Lake@coastalalabama.edu, 251-580-2149

 

Science Scholarship

Bay Minette Campus

  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA with no ACT requirement.
  • Must be a second year science major.
  • Recommendation by instructors.
  • Pays full tuition and fees for 41 hours or 3 semesters, whichever comes first.

Contact: Matt Williford. matt.williford@coastalalabama.edu, 251-990-0432

 

Mike Teddar Math Tournament Scholarship

Brewton and Atmore Campuses

  • The top three winners of the Math Tournaments that are held each February on the Brewton campus will receive these scholarships.
  • Pays $1000.00 fall and $1000.00 spring for 2 years.
  • Must maintain 2.5 GPA.

Contact: Jeannette Lymon, jeannette.Lymon@coastalalabama.edu, 251-368-7632

 

Miss Coastal Alabama

  • A full tuition and fee scholarship will be awarded to the winner of the Miss Coastal Alabama Pageant.
  • Must maintain 2.5 GPA.
  • Pays for 41 hours or 3 semesters, whichever comes first.

Contact: Celeste Robertson, celeste.Robertson@coastalalabama.edu, 251-580-2152

 

Music Scholarship

Bay Minette Campus

  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA with no ACT requirement.
  • Students are required to audition with music faculty.
  • To schedule an audition, please email Leslie Simmons at Leslie.simmons@coastalalabama.edu.
  • Please copy your email to David J. Ayers, Music Scholarship Coordinator, david.ayers@coastalalabama.edu.
  • Applicants are not required to be a music major, but music courses are required as part of the scholarship.
  • Scholarship covers tuition and fees up to 82 hours, 6 semesters, or an earned associate degree, whichever comes first.
  • Must maintain 2.5 GPA.

Contact: Leslie Simmons, Leslie.simmons@CoastalAlabama.edu, 251-580-2146


Monroeville Campus

  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.​5 GPA with no ACT requirement.
  • Please email David Ayers to schedule an audition time.
  • Applicants are not required to be a music major, but music courses are required as part of the scholarship.
  • Pays tuition and fees up to 82 hours, 6 semesters, or an earned associate degree, whichever comes first.
  • Must maintain a 2.​5 GPA.

Contact: David Ayers, David.Ayers@coastalalabama.edu, 251-580-2164

 

North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce Junior Ambassador

  • Must be a North Baldwin Junior Ambassador. Interview required.
  • The recipient will need to fill out the school's scholarship application.
  • Pays $1000.00 fall and $1000.00 spring for two years.
  • Must maintain 2.5 GPA.

Contact: North Baldwin Chamber

 

PTK Officer Scholarship

Bay Minette, Brewton, Monroeville and Thomasville Campuses

  • Scholarships are available for a set number of second year members who serve in officer positions for PTK.
  • Pays tuition and fees for 1 year.
  • Must maintain 3.0 GPA.

Contacts:

 

Senior Resident Assistant

Bay Minette Campus

Resident Assistants Resident Assistants, or "RAs," are full-time students who live with the residents of a particular floor. RAs assist the Resident Director in managing facilities and coordinating activities and programs, information dissemination, and policy enforcement. They direct their efforts toward building a community atmosphere. Application RA applications are accepted in the spring semester for the upcoming academic year. For more information please see the Coastal Alabama Housing Handbook (.pdf).

Contact: Danielle Brown Pitts, Danielle.Pitts@coastalalabama.edu, 251-580-2247

 

SGA President

Bay Minette, Brewton/Atmore, Monroeville, and Thomasville Campuses

  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA with no ACT requirement.
  • Elected by student body.
  • Pays tuition and fees for one year.
  • Must maintain 2.5 GPA.

Contacts:

 

Technical Scholarships

Bay Minette, Brewton/Atmore, Monroeville, and Thomasville Campuses

Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA with no ACT requirement. This scholarship pays $1500 fall, spring, and summer up to 82 hours, 6 semesters, or an earned associate degree, whichever comes first.

Technical scholarships are available in the following fields of study: Air Conditioning/Refrigeration, Accounting Clerk, Animation and Visual Effect FX, Business Technology, Hospitality, Drafting and Design Technology, Dynamic Reality Technology, Electrical and Instrumentation, Graphic Design, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Maintenance, Machine Tool Technology, Management Supervision Technology, Networking Administration, Office Administration-Administrative Office Technology, Paper and Chemical Technology, Paralegal, Small Business/Entrepreneurship, Technical Support Specialist, Welding

* Not all programs are offered on all campuses. Please check the College Catalog for more program information

Contacts:

 


Partner Program Scholarships

 

Area Women Action Group's Miss AWAG Pageant

  • Must participate in the Area Women Action Group Pageant.
  • The recipient will need to fill out the school's scholarship application.
  • Pays $1000.00 fall and $1000.00 spring
  • Must maintain 2.5 GPA.

Contact: Ethel Higgins, Pageant Founder & Vice President of AWAG 912 Moran Street, Bay Minette, AL 36507 (251) 937-6560

 

Dogwood Pageant

  • Must participate in the Dogwood Pageant and place in the top twelve. The scholarship committee must be notified by March 1, following the pageant.
  • The recipient must be a graduating senior and enroll for the fall semester following their graduation.
  • Scholarship pays $1000.00 fall and $1000.00 spring for 2 years. Must maintain 2.5 GPA.

Contact: JoAnn Broadus

 

Distinguished Young Women

  • Awarded to the winner, first runner up, and second runner up for Baldwin County, Escambia County, Mobile County, and Monroe County.
  • The scholarship committee must be notified by the director, following the pageant.
  • The recipient must be a graduating senior and must enroll in the fall semester following their graduation and complete the two years in consecutive terms excluding summer semester.
  • Pays tuition and fees up to 82 hours, 6 semesters, or an earned associate degree, whichever comes first.
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA

 


External Scholarships - Deadlines Vary

 

Historical Society and Foundation Scholarship

Brewton and Atmore Campuses

  • Applicants must fill out a separate scholarship application.
  • Pays $500.00 fall and spring semester.
  • Must attend the Brewton campus.

Contact:  Don Sales, don.sales@coastalalabama.edu, 251-580-1528

 

Industry Alliance Scholarships

Thomasville Campus

  • These scholarships are sponsored and paid for by local industry and are available on the Thomasville campus. A separate scholarship application is available.
  • Scholarships are chosen by the industry and cover tuition and fees for 2 years. An ACT score of 17 or higher is required.
  • Participating industries are BASF and Olin.
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Contact:  Dr. Kiki Moore, Kiki.Moore@coastalalabama.edu, 334-637-3150

 

Louise Hauss Miller Nursing Scholarship

Brewton and Atmore Campuses

  • Applicants must be accepted into the Coastal Alabama Nursing Program on the Brewton or Atmore campus.
  • The scholarship pays $500.00 per semester.
  • Application found on our website under Financial Aid/ Forms.

Contact:  Dr. Marilyn Nicholson, Marilyn.Nicholson@coastalalabama.edu, 251-809-1512

 

Ruth Q. Davis Nursing Scholarship

Monroeville and Thomasville Nursing Students

  • Applicants must have been accepted to the Monroeville or Thomasville nursing program and have successfully completed one semester of the program.
  • A separate application is available.

Contact:  Joy Harrison, Joy.Harrison@coastalalabama.edu, 251-575-8238 or 334-637-3160

 

Second Career Scholarship

Brewton and Atmore Campuses

Applicants must have attended a semester on the Brewton or Atmore campus and must be a resident of Escambia County, Alabama or Escambia County, Florida.

Contact:  Dr. Marilyn Nicholson, Marilyn.Nicholson@coastalalabama.edu, 251-809-1512

 

Tyndall Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Tyndall Federal Credit Union is proud to provide scholarship opportunities to the students of Coastal Alabama Community College. This scholarship is to be used to help with a student’s aviation testing expenses and other college expenses. The scholarship(s) amount is a non- renewable scholarship of $500 per semester (fall or spring).

Scholarship procedures:

  1. Each term (fall and spring), faculty will be asked to recommend students for this scholarship.
    • Students must be in their last term of study
    • Students must be planning on graduating by applying for graduation
    • Students must meet all the rules of the FAA
    • Students must have at least a 2.00 for SP 2018, for terms after SP 2018 a 2.5 GPA will be required
    • Up to two scholarships can be awarded each term (fall and spring). Amounts and number of scholarships will depend on the amount of dollars in the scholarship fund.
    • Scholarship will be awarded 30 days after the date of receipt
  2. Recommendations will be returned to the program director by a specified date
    • The program director will review the recommendations
  3. The director will rank the recommendations numerically
    • The director will forward the recommendations to the Director of Financial Aid
  4. The Director of Financial Aid will
    • Share the recommendations with the scholarship committee after the director reviews the recommendations for academics to ensure that the candidates meet the requirements.
    • If need be the program director will be consulted on any discrepancies from the initial recommendation.
  5. The Financial Aid Director will forward the top recommendations back to be awarded by the aviation department at the agreed date.
  6. Upon acceptance of the scholarship award and before any disbursement of money, the winner of the scholarship must show proof that they are a member of the Tyndall Credit Union.

Learn More: www.tyndallfcu.org/scholarship

 

Foster Care Scholarship

Seven states have partnered with FC2S to help current and former foster youth pay for college and provide the support they need to be successful.

The John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 addressed the challenges faced by young people from foster care with programs to help them transition to adulthood. Drawing from best practice of FC2S’s work with foster youth, in 2002 the Education Training Voucher (ETV) Program was designed as a federally-funded, state-administered initiative to provide funding and support for post-secondary education. Eligible students may receive grants of up to $5,000 per year for up to five years or until their 23rd birthday. ETV funds can be combined with other grants or scholarships to minimize or eliminate the need for student loans.

Contact: al@statevoucher.org, 800-585-7009

For More Info and Application: www.fc2success.org/our-programs/information-for-students/

 

Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act

This bill amends title IV (student assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to eliminate the expected family contribution (EFC) used to determine financial need in the case of a Pell Grant-eligible student whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty as a police officer, firefighter, or other public safety officer. Such student is eligible to receive an automatic zero EFC and qualify for the maximum Pell Grant award if the student was less than 24 years old or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of the parent's or guardian's death.

Contact: Financial Aid Office, Financial_Aid@coastalalabama.edu, 251-580-2151

 

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

The grant award is equal to the amount of a maximum Federal Pell Grant for the award year but cannot exceed your cost of attendance for that award year.

You may be eligible to receive the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant if

  • you are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant on the basis of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) but
  • meet the remaining Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements, and
  • your parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed forces and died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11, and
  • you were under 24 years old or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of your parent’s or guardian’s death.

Contact: Financial Aid Office, Financial_Aid@coastalalabama.edu, 251-580-2151

 

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. By supporting undergraduate students who have high financial need, the program has been successful in supporting students who have been historically underrepresented in education abroad, including but not limited to first-generation college students, students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, ethnic minority students, students with disabilities, students attending HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) or other minority-serving institutions, students attending community colleges, and students coming from U.S. states with less study abroad participation. https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers grants of up to $5,000 to U.S. undergraduate students of high financial need participating in credit-bearing study abroad programs or international internships. Students studying a critical need language could be eligible to receive a grant of up to $8,000. The Gilman Program aims to diversify U.S. undergraduate students who study and intern abroad who might otherwise not consider these unique and valuable opportunities due to financial constraints.

To learn more about eligibility requirements, visit https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/program/eligibility/

Applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad can apply for a supplemental award of up to $3,000, for a combined total of $8,000. In addition to receiving the highly competitive award, recipients of the Critical Need Language Award will be offered the opportunity to evaluate and certify their language skills acquired during their program through a recognized oral proficiency language test. This test and the results will serve as both an evaluation measure of the award and as a credential for the award recipient. To be considered for this award, you will need to submit a short supplemental essay that describes how you intend to improve your critical need language skills, your motivations for doing so, and how your study of the language relates to your academic and professional goals.

To learn more about the critical need language award, visit https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/program/critical-need-languages/

 

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century's globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

Learn More: Visit https://clscholarship.org/about

 

Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association Scholarship

The Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association and Alabama Community College System have partnered to provide a total $180,000 in scholarships, as well as mentors, to 50 students who want to pursue a technical education certificate or associate degree in the automotive manufacturing industry.

Interested students with at least a 2.5 GPA can learn more information and apply directly through the website, www.dreamitdoitalabama.com/aama/. Applicants must use the scholarship toward an automotive-related program, including the following: Automotive Manufacturing Technology; Automotive Manufacturing; Automotive Service Technician; Computer Numerical Control; Engineering Technology; Industrial Electronics Technology; Industrial Maintenance Technology; Injection Molding; Logistics; Machine Shop/Tool Technology; Manufacturing Technology; Mechanical Design Technology; Mechatronics; or Welding Technology.

Learn More: Visit www.dreamitdoitalabama.com/aama/

 

The Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

The Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship for the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges or universities.

Learn More: Visit www.jkcf.org

 

NEWH Scholarship

NEWH is the premier networking resource for the hospitality industry, providing scholarships, education, leadership development, recognition of excellence, and business development opportunities. It’s about Scholarship, Education, and Business Networking.

Learn More: Visit www.newh.org

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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship for the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges or universities.

Learn More: Visit www.jkcf.org/