Collegiate Scholarship Information
School-Specific Scholarship Sites

This document provides students with a listing of all PUBLIC schools' scholarship sites within the state.  These are organized alphabetically by public four-year and two-year colleges/universities.  From the document, click on the blue web address to learn more about a particular school's scholarships.

Listing of Scholarships by Deadline

Parent Resource Sites
From Lee County to Personal/Social Links

The website above compiles a number of resources for parents onto one site.  From general links about your student in Lee County to specific sites about attendance, depression, bullying, college planning, etc.  this site offers a lot for the parent interested in learning more about his/her student.

Motivation: Famous Failures

Motivation: Surround Yourself with Greatness

Motivation: Positive Perspective in Spite of Condition

10 Skills for Students and Parents

How to Help Following a Death

Signs of Grief in Children and Teens

How to Help a Grieving Teen

Helping Children Cope Following a Tragedy

General Resources for Parents and Families

College Planning/Year-by-Year Timelines
What is Important to Colleges: Top 10 Factors

KnowHow2Go: Making a College Plan

My Future, My Way: Five Steps Toward College

College Planning Checklist

FAQs: Finding and Getting into College

College Planning Timelines

College Application Checklist

Student Action Plan for College

Parent Action Plan: Middle School

Parent Action Plan: 9th Grade

Parent Action Plan: 10th Grade

Parent Action Plan: 11th Grade

Parent Action Plan: 12th Grade

Exploring Colleges and Careers
5 ways community colleges are fixing higher education

Alabama Career Information Network

Alabama Colleges and Universities (All Private and 2-yr/4-yr. Public)

Alabama College Admissions' Homepages

Breaking Down The College Admission Process

College Application Checklist

College Navigator Search Engine

College Majors App

eCampus Tours

College Scorecard College Search

Getting In: Guide to Alabama Higher Education

Inside the Room During a College Admission Decision

Medical Assistant Courses Online

My College Options

My Future, My Way: Five Steps Toward College

My Next Move Career Search Site

Occupational Outlook Handbook

O*Net Occupation Search

Online College Options

Resume Samples for Various Careers

Potential Magazine

General Financial Aid & Scholarship Information
7 Steps to the FAFSA

Affording Higher Education

Alabama College/University Scholarship/Financial Aid Homepages

All About Federal Student Aid

The Basics of the FAFSA

Compare 5 Top Scholarship Search Engines


FAFSA Worksheet

Financial Aid Checklist

Federal Student Aid: Find the Information You Need

Financial Aid Timeline for Seniors

Financial Aid Websites for Alabama Colleges and Universities

Finding and Applying for Scholarships

Scholarship App

Programs and Contests
Ayn Rand Essay Contests

UPDATED: 9-7-16. Deadlines: April 28, 2017, for Atlas Shrugged Essay (12th grade); March, 29, 2017, for Anthem Essay (8th, 9th, & 10th); April 26, 2017, for The Fountainhead Essay (11th & 12th grades)

Have you read or are you thinking about reading one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Did you know that for more than twenty-five years, the Ayn Rand Institute has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction? This year we will award over 500 prizes totaling more than $80,000 in scholarship money for college. We even provide gifts to teachers who assign the essays in their classroom.  Select the link above and scroll down to "Students & Teachers:Essay Contests."

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

UPDATED 9-7-2016. Deadline is November 8, 2016. The program's goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities.  Apply for a 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win $1,000.  See Mr. Keel for more information. Visit to access the online application.

ACT or SAT Quiz



The ACT is given multiple times throughout the year.  Be sure to enter our high school code (010-445) so that the school gets a copy of your scores for your permanent file. The first time you register, you will need to enter the classes you have taken, the grades you made in those classes, and the classes you plan to take. After you register the first time, you will only update the information that has changed. You can also check your scores sooner if you register online. YOU MUST NOW UPLOAD A PHOTO BEFORE YOU CAN PRINT YOUR ADMISSION TICKET.

ACT Apps

ACTPhoto lets users capture and upload a photo of their face to submit to ACT for identification purposes.  Students registered to take the ACT are required to submit a photo before they can print their ACT ticket.

ACTStudent helps users anticipate and manage the ACT Test experience. Using the "Practice" feature, students can attempt answers to practice items and gain feedback from their attempts. "Account" allows users to log in for limited, read-only access to their own registration and score information. Accessing the link to ACT's mobile site, users can find straightforward answers to typical questions test takers have about events leading up to the test and the test day itself.

ACT Aspire

ACT Aspire: Understanding the Results for Parents

ACT WorkKeys

All Pencils Down

After approximately 10 years of providing ACT/SAT test preparation classes and one on one tutoring services, AllPencilsDown has diligently studied dozens of former ACT tests to pull together everything students need to know in order to perform well on test day. From a classroom instruction format to an one-on-one tutoring to online video series, they strive to identify the best way to reach all students who want help.


The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.

Number Test Prep is a FREE website that can help you prepare for the ACT, SAT, and GRE.


PSAT: Official Student Guide

For an in-depth look at critical reading skills, a detailed review of math concepts, and a discussion of the characteristics of effective writing, download this study guide to the PSAT.


The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are designed to assess your academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support, and scholarships, in a way that's fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century.

SAT Practice Questions

SAT Skills Insight

Varsity Tutors

Varsity Learning Tools provides more than 100,000 individual problems and thousands of practice tests across 150 subjects. This includes subjects like foreign languages, history, math, and science at all levels of sophistication. We also have thousands of practice tests and problems for Common Core and standardized tests like the ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, ISEE, and SSAT.