Scholarship Opportunties


Scholarship Opportunities





Elks National Foundation Scholarship Competition

Each year the Elks National Foundation awards 500 Most Valuable Student scholarships.  The year the Foundation will award $2.44 million to eligible and deserving high school seniors.  Applications will be judged on Scholarship, Leadership and Financial Need.  To be eligible a high school senior must be a US citizen and submit a complete application online on or before November 30, 2016.


Applications and more information are available online.  Visit for complete details and applications.

Wendy’s High School Heisman

Wendy’s believes in supporting education and celebrating the successes of top performing high school scholar-athletes.  Through Wendy’s High School Heisman, nearly $2 million has been awarded to support education across the country.  Wendy’s has also recognized the achievements of more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors, including DHS. 

Guidelines:  Must be a senior, GPA of at least 3.0, play a sport, and be a leader and role model. 

Apply at: Wendy's High School Heisman is now open.  Must be a senior, GPA of 3.0, and be a leader and role model. 

Apply at: Wendy's High School Heisman

Deadline:  October 3, 2016

Linly Heflin

The Linly Heflin Scholarship is a scholarship that grants four-year scholarships in the amount of $4,000 per year to a limited number of Alabama women who have both significant economic need and sound academic records. 


  • Scholarships are restricted to four-year, Alabama, SACS accredited, colleges.
  • The minimum requirement for the ACT score is 23.
  • Alabama resident and U.S. citizen.
  • Financial need
  • Academic proficiency

The completed application form and supporting documents, including 2016 fall transcripts, must be mailed to their office and postmarked by January 9, 2017.  Make sure application are complete and signed by a parent or guardian, have current e-mail address and cell phone number for the applicant.  

Better Business Bureau of North Alabama

2016 Torch Awards Scholarship

The Better Business Bureau of North Alabama is pleased to announce the 2016 scholarship program.  Both junior and senior students are eligible.  The local scholarship is for $1,000 each.  (The number of scholarships awarded will be determined by the funds received.)  Judges will select the scholarship recipients based on their overall personal integrity and character, their personal achievements, contributions to their communities and schools, and academic accomplishments.


  • Applicants much complete an application form
  • Applicants must write an essay of 400 words or less
  • A current official transcript is required
  • Deadline for completed forms and essays is Friday, September 23, 2016 before 3:00 pm
  • Scholarship will be made payable to the college/university of which the student enrolls
  • Winners will be notified prior to luncheon; students will be asked to attend the BBB’s 2016 Torch Award for Ethics Luncheon to accept award, which will be held Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 11:30 am at the Jackson Center in Huntsville.  They are allowed 2 guests. 

Alabama FBLA-PBL Scholarship

The FBLA-PBL Foundation is a NON_PROFIT Corporation and serves middle schools, high schools, technical, community, junior colleges, and universities.  The Foundation raises funds to promote quality business/marketing education through various initiatives one of which is scholarships.  The scholarships provide opportunities for students to further their career goals and dreams.  The Foundation will award a $1,000 scholarship per district for FBLA students.

Applicant must be a PAID  member (graduating senior) of Alabama FBLA and mucht attend the Alabama FBLA State Conference.

Deadline is December 15, 2016

Please complete and upload the application and supporting documents to:

Smith Scholarship Foundation

The Smith Scholarship Foundation will begin accepting applications on September 1, 2016 for the Smith Scholarship Program.  The Smith Scholarship Foundation Program is an Accountability Scholarship Program providing assistance to high school seniors who have “given back” to their community through volunteer activities or care of family while overcoming financial and personal challenges.  

Applications must be completed online at:


Application must be Submitted By: December 1, 2016

Proof of filing FAFSA must be submitted with SSF Scholarship Application.

Letters of Recommendation by:  January 15, 2017


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University of North Georgia (UNG) Corps of Cadets

We are one of only six senior military colleges in the nation, and we’re by far the least expensive.  Our Cadets from your state pay in-state tuition, saving them more than $50,000 over their four years of college.

We’re looking for disciplined young men and women who want to be leaders.  Your student should have good grades, a record of extra-curricular achievement, and be physically fit.
Please tell them to apply for the Army ROTC scholarship now.  The first of three national boards meets in October.

U.S. Army Cadet Command awarded 68 high school seniors scholarships who began as new Cadets at UNG this fall.  In fact, we have over 250 scholarship recipients in our Corps of Cadets.

Nation-wide, for academic year 2016-2017, about 8,500 high school seniors applied for the scholarship. About 2,500 were awarded. About 25% of those were 4-year scholarships and 75% were 3-year scholarships.  

The nation-wide profile for the 2016 academic year recipients was:
·         95% were in the top 50% of their academic classes (69% were in the top 25%)
·         26% were class officers
·         76% earned varsity sports letters
·         59% were varsity team sports captains
·         28% were in JROTC
·         18% were club president
·         3.6 average GPA
·         1268 math + critical reading SAT; 28 ACT composite score  

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact our Army ROTC Scholarship expert, Mr. Greg Killeen or 706-864-1884.

SunTrust Scholarship Sweepstakes

For the twelfth consecutive year, SunTrust is pleased to offer the Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes where students can enter for a chance win a $500 scholarship for education expenses at a 2 or 4 year public or private college/university located in the U.S. 

A total of 30 individual $500 scholarships will be awarded for education expenses.  Two winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks from October 28, 2016-May 12, 2017.

Sweepstakes details are:

  • Registration begins Sept. 12th and the first drawing is held on Oct. 30th
  • Free to enter — eligibility is not based on GPA or financial need
  • Entrants must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident, at least 13 years of age and have a permanent residence in one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, or the District of Columbia (DC)
  • One entry per sweepstakes drawing, but students can register during each sweepstakes drawing period
  • Eligible colleges: U.S. Department of Education Title IV eligible, 2 and 4 year public and private college and university located in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia (DC)
  • Checks made payable to winner's college of attendance
  • Apply at: