Are you not pleased with your ACT score? Does it not put you in the range for admissions or scholarships? Do you know what the a Residual Act is? If you don't, then you should! I have been telling students about it forever. Let me tell you about it. It is an alternative exam that is very similar to the ACT.. Only a few colleges in Alabama offer it. The colleges use it to base not only admission, but scholarships as well. Jacksonville State University uses it and are giving one on January 5th. You can only use your scores from this test at Jacksonville.
Counseling and Testing Services Residual ACTGeneral Information
Taking the Residual ACT will provide you with an ACT score that will only be used by JSU for your admission to our university.
Test questions measure your knowledge in several subject areas - English, mathematics, reading, and science.
Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. The cost of the test is $60.00, paid at time of registration. Register by phone with a credit card or pay in person. No stand-by registration. Registration closes at 4:00 p.m. the day before the test if there are seats still available. Examinees should bring No. 2 lead pencils, photo ID (ex., driver's license), and a calculator approved by ACT. Contact Counseling and Testing Services at (256) 782-5475.
I would really like to encourage each of you that is still unsure of where you are going to college to consider one of Alabama’s community college options. Community College offers a quality education at a very affordable cost. I want to encourage you not to look at these options as “consolation prizes” as opposed to four-year colleges. Most offer excellent academic scholarship options and offer scholarships in the areas of performing arts, Ambassador Scholarships, and Scholarships for Technical Degrees. Most scholarship deadlines for the Community Colleges are March 1. The classes that you take will transfer to any four-year college in Alabama. Most all of Alabama’s four-year colleges offer transfer scholarships that do not consider your ACT score. I have always been a huge proponent for the Community College system, having taught there myself for over ten years. I find that may high school students are not prepared for the transition into a traditional four-year college. The smaller class sizes that are offered with the Community College system allows students to adjust to college life, learn to take notes, and to gain study skills. Some of the most successful people I know began their education at a Community College. If a student qualifies for Federal Financial Aid, the maximum amount will more than cover the cost of attendance. If you have not checked out a Community College option, please check one out today!
The Foundation is proud to administer multiple scholarship funds established by generous donors interested in furthering the educational pursuits of deserving students. Every year, the Foundation awards scholarships to students meeting the criteria required by the funds available; these include awards for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs of higher education.
The 2018 scholarship application process opens
January 1, 2018.Dear Student:
In order to apply for scholarship with The Baptist Foundation of Alabama, the following qualifications and requirements must be met:
It is the responsibility of the applicant to complete all requirements. Failure to notify The Foundation of a school change once the application is submitted may result in loss of an awarded scholarship.
NOTE: The Foundation will communicate with applicants primarily through email. It is the applicant’s responsibility to check their email regularly (including spam folder) for reminders, application questions, application rejections, application acceptances, and final award results. Failure to check email may result in loss of a potential award.
Please read the attached FAQ pdf below before accessing the application form. It may answer some of your questions. However, if your question isn’t listed, contact Stephanie Coston at (334) 394-2000 for more guidance.
Frequently Asked Questions PDFOnline 2018 Scholarship Application
(will be activated on 1/1/2018)
Scholarship OpportunitiesASDAR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The Alabama Society DAR will award two $1500 scholarships in 2018 to graduating high school seniors in Alabama. The deadline for receipt of ASDAR scholarship applications is January 8, 2018.
The rules, application form and financial need form may be downloaded from this website. Please read and follow the instructions carefully.
* Applicants must be a resident of Alabama
* Applicants must be a child, or grandchild of a veteran who served during wartime
* Applicants must submit (2 to 3) letters of recommendations
AODFCU's Scholarship ProgramAOD Federal Credit Union has established a Scholarship Reward Policy to recognize and reward young AOD Federal Credit Union members for their scholastic achievements upon graduation from High School.
AOD Federal Credit Union will award fifteen (15) scholarships and up to (3) three of which may be awarded to an individual with special needs valued at $1,000 each to graduating seniors who have been members of AOD Federal Credit Union for a minimum of one year. In of memory of Ken Reid, former Board Member, the Mr. Ken Reid Engineering Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship which will be awarded to one student who is pursuing an engineering degree.
The Scholarships will be paid at the beginning of the student's freshman year and will be issued directly to the college, university, community college, technical or vocational school of the student's choice.
Applicants will be required to submit the application package to AOD Federal Credit Union. Scholarship packages will be available for distribution by December 1st of each year or click here for the application, and must be returned to AOD Federal Credit Union no later than February 15th.
Mail applications to:
AOD Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 608
Bynum, AL 36253