University of Alabama’s Merit-Based Scholarships

Students who wish to be considered for merit-based scholarships offered by the University of Alabama must submit all application materials by December 15. The last standardized tests we will accept for automatic scholarship consideration are the February ACT and SAT

Those students who apply in December and are admitted by December 15th who wish to be considered for other competitive scholarships at UA must also submit the supplemental scholarship application no later than January 1st. Students admitted after December 15th will still be eligible for automatic merit scholarships.

Transcripts containing 7th semester grades will be considered if the student is eligible for an automatic merit scholarship or can be upgraded from a previous award they received upon admission with a higher GPA.

Step-by-step instructions for the scholarship application can be found here.

Final scholarship offers will be mailed to recipients in March. For complete information about The University of Alabama’s academic scholarship offerings, please click here.

Drake University: National Alumni Scholarship

The National Alumni Scholarship awards two full ride scholarships and three full tuition scholarships to Drake University each year. In addition, any student who meets all qualifications and participates in one of the two National Alumni Scholarship Days will receive a $3,000 Trustee scholarship, which is renewable for four years of undergraduate study. (In other words, it’s a really nice $12,000 participation award!)

To qualify, students must meet these minimum requirements:  

  • Have one of the following minimum test scores:
    •     ACT composite score of 31 (without writing)
    •     SAT math and critical reading combined score of 1390  (exams taken March 2016 or later)
  • Rank in the top 5 percent of their class AND/OR have a cumulative grade point average of 3.8 or above on a 4.0 scale (a weighted grade point average on a 4.0 scale is considered)
  • Submit the National Alumni Scholarship application no later than 11:59 p.m. December 1, 2019
  • Either be admitted to Drake University or submit a complete Drake University application for admission (and all required application documents)  by December 1, 2019. Applicants must apply through standard path admission.

Students that meet the above qualifications and submit their scholarship application by the December 1 deadline will be invited to attend one of two National Alumni Scholarship Days in February to compete for our top awards. Your students can find all the details about the scholarship qualifications, as well as the application, at www.drake/edu/nas.

Davis Chambers Scholarship

The Davis Chambers Scholarship program can possibly provide optimal assistance for  deserving students.  To access the application packet, please click here  students in submitting a complete application packet to the Nebraska Community College of their choice.  A separate application is required for each community college.  The application deadline is Monday, April 1, 2020.

Community College mailing addresses are as follows:

  • Central Community College * Financial Aid Office * PO Box 1027 * Columbus, NE  68602-1027
  • Mid-Plains Community College * 1205 East 3rd Street * McCook, NE  69001
  • Southeast Community College * 8800 O Street * Lincoln, NE  68520
  • Metropolitan Community College * Equity and Inclusion Office * Metropolitan Community College * PO Box 3777 * Omaha, NE  68103-0777
  • Northeast Community College * 801 East Benjamin Avenue * Norfolk, NE  68702-0469
  • Western Nebraska Community College * 1601 E. 27th Street * Scottsbluff, NE  69361


Kent State University Scholarships

Interested incoming freshmen from outside of Ohio may qualify for up to $20,500 per year in scholarships at Kent State University– that’s $82,000 over 4 years!

To learn more about Kent State’s new scholarship programs, visit!

Students who apply by Dec. 1 will be automatically considered for all renewable merit scholarships. And applying to Kent State as never been easier! Your students can submit their application through the Common App or Kent State application.

Midlands University – Softball Program’s Student Assistant Scholarship

Midlands University’s softball program is able to offer a scholarship opportunity for a position of “student assistant”.  This does not have to be someone that has played softball, although it could be.  There are a variety of roles these positions could take.

Ø Video Coordinator – someone interested in video and editing.  Help with game filming, practice filming/editing and creating/editing video we can use on our social media platforms.

Ø  Social Media Coordinator – someone interested in marketing & social media could get some great experience helping us with our team social media accounts, creating material and posting on different accounts.

Ø  Community Service Coordinator – someone interested in serving good causes to coordinate different community service projects for our team.

Ø  Strength & Conditioning Coordinator – someone who might be interested in human performance, strength training, etc.  Work with our strength coach to assist with team workouts, warm-ups and conditioning.  Great opportunity to get experience in this area.

Ø  Coaching – someone who might be interested in coaching could get directly involved in our practices and assist/learn in all aspects.

Again, this opportunity does come with a scholarship.  Exact amounts would depend on student GPA and ACT scores. If interested, please contact Mike Heard, Midland University Softball – Head Coach, at, 402-941-6038 – office or 402-616-6271 – cell.

Rady Merit Scholarship & Engineering Program

Western-University of Colorado Boulder’s partnership program gives students the chance to earn a degree from a top-tier engineering program. It will be housed in the Paul M. Rady School of Computer Science  Engineering upon the completion of construction next year. Students will spend their first two years on campus taking Western classes with Western professors. Their final two years will consist of University of Colorado Boulder classes taught by CU-Boulder faculty on Western’s campus.

To help finance their education, eligible students may qualify for the Rady Merit Scholarship. This two-year, full-tuition scholarship is for students who have declared a major in the Computer Science or Mechanical Engineering partnership programs. Qualified students must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and be eligible to take Calculus 1.

Learn more about Western’s partnership with the University of Colorado Boulder’s renowned College of Engineering & Applied Science.

Rotary #14 Service Above Self Scholarship

The 2019-2020 Rotary Service Above Self Scholarship Application is available through the Lincoln Rotary Club 14. Eligibility criteria is as follows:

  • Senior standing at any Lincoln public, private or home school
  • Minimum of 3.0 (B) or higher and minimum ACT composite score of 20 or higher
  • Plan to enroll as  full-time freshman at any accredited public or independent not-for-profit college or university
  • Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend college
  • Have applied for federal financial aid and received your Student Aid Report (SAR) showing an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 150% of Pell Grant Eligibility or less

All materials must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2020. For more info and to access the application, please click here.