Alabama Scholarships

Leighton M. Ballew Directing Award

SETC’s Leighton M. Ballew Directing Award provides one student with a $2,500 scholarship to study theater directing at a regionally accredited graduate school in the upcoming academic year.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 25
Winner announcement
September 2022

$1,000 Countdown to College Scholarship Deadline

The Countdown to College Scholarship provides up to $1,000 in financial aid to high school students who intend to attend college.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 5

SAWF Scholarship Program

The Southern Automotive Women's Forum Scholarship Program provides scholarships between $1,000 and $5,000 to women enrolled or who plan to enroll in a STEM-related field.

Amount
$1,000–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
May 20
Winner announcement
July 28, 2022

Cabaniss Johnston Scholarship

The Cabaniss Johnston Scholarship is a $5,000 award given to 2 outstanding law students in their second year who live in Alabama.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 4

Alabama Board of Nursing Scholarship Program

The Alabama Board of Nursing Scholarship Program awards $500—$10,000 scholarship funds to nursing graduates.

Amount
$500–$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
August 31
Winner announcement
November 2022

Gorgas Scholarship Competition

The Gorgas Scholarship Competition offers four scholarships to the value of $10,000 for high-school seniors to pursue an undergraduate science program in Alabama.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
4 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 18
Winner announcement
April 2023

Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarships

The Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship offers need-based scholarships of between $500 and $5,000 to graduating high school seniors or students currently enrolled in accredited colleges in the U.S.

Amount
$500–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
48 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
February 7
Winner announcement
April 2023

Porter Fleming Literary Competition

The Porter Fleming Literary Competition grants the amount of $7,000 to 12 individuals who exhibit skill in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or one-act playwriting.

Amount
$250–$1,000
Scholarships awarded
12 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 13
Winner announcement
April 2023

College Counts Scholarship

The aim of the CollegeCounts Scholarship is to offer financial aid to Alabama high school students who are passionate about effecting positive change in the world but experience financial difficulties.

Amount
$2,000–$4,000
Scholarships awarded
195 winners
Required GPA
2.75
Deadline
February 28
Winner announcement
April 2023

Rev. Dr. A.W. Selma Scholarship

Rev. Dr. A.W. Watkins Selma Scholarship offers financial assistance to junior and sophomore students in the bible and pastoral ministry studies at Selma University, Alabama.

Amount
$20,000–$40,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
February 28

Alabama Golf Association Women’s Scholarship Fund

The Alabama Golf Association (AGA) Women’s Scholarship awards $20,000 to one female student to complete her undergraduate studies.

Amount
$20,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
March 2
Winner announcement
May 2023

Denise Halbach Performance Scholarship Award

The Denise Halbach Performance Scholarship awards $2,000 to a graduate student studying acting or musical theater. Students who graduated from universities in the SETC region can apply.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Marian A. Smith Costume Scholarship Award

The Marian A. Smith Costume Scholarship awards $1,500 to a graduate student studying costume design or technology. Applicants must have studied or will study at an SETC region institution.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Robert Porterfield Scholarship Award

The Robert Porterfield Scholarship awards $2,000 to graduate students pursuing a degree in theatre. Applicants should have graduated from an undergraduate program at a university in the SETC region.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship

The Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship awards $2,000 to one high school senior in the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) region who will pursue studies in theater.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

William E. Wilson Scholarship Award

The William E. Wilson Scholarship awards $5,000 to a secondary school teacher pursuing graduate studies in theatre or speech and theatre. Applicants must be legal residents of any SETC state.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program

The ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program offers 185 $1,500 flight e-passes to undergraduate and graduate students who travel away from home to study.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
185 winners
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
May 15
Winner announcement
July 8, 2023