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Central Alabama serves Butler, Cullman, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, and Pike Counties; and includes statewide scholarships; Autauga Area serves Autauga County; Elmore County serves Elmore County; Southeast Alabama serves Coffee, Dale, Geneva, and Houston Counties.

Select the Apply button below, which will take you to the Foundation's online scholarship application portal. You will be asked to register and then may take an eligibility quiz to link you to the correct application processes based on your school location and/or other factors.

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Central Alabama

Autauga Area

Elmore County

Southeast Alabama

Overview of Scholarships

Through its scholarship funds, the Central Alabama Community Foundation assists area students in attaining their academic goals by offsetting their postsecondary education expenses. Applications are available beginning December 1 with a deadline of March 1, with the exception of The Wayne Hawkins Memorial Scholarship which has a deadline of March 15.

Qualifying criteria varies broadly by program with the bulk of scholarship funds targeting graduating seniors. In an effort to make the process as efficient as possible, one application form can be completed to apply for multiple programs.

If you’re reviewing a scholarship, please click the Apply button above to complete the process.

Claim Your Scholarship Award

Please have the registrar’s office of the college or university contact us, providing written proof of your full-time enrollment (e.g., an enrollment verification letter.) at the beginning of each new semester.  Proof of enrollment can be sent:

  • By mail to: Clare Johnson, 114 Church Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
  • By email to: clare.johnson@cacfinfo.org
  • By fax to: (334) 263-6225

Once we receive official confirmation of enrollment status, we will issue a check to the institution to be applied toward your expenses. Allow two weeks for the check to be delivered to your institution. Please keep in mind that the foundation is unable to issue any scholarship awards without written proof of enrollment.

High School Students

(Open to current 10th grade students from Trinity Presbyterian High School) *This is not a college scholarship. 

The Gordon Gray Godwin Scholarship will provide tuition assistance to a student enrolled at Trinity Presbyterian High School. Established in memory of Gray Godwin, a beloved 16-year-old whose short life inspired many in both Montgomery and Homewood, this scholarship serves as a reminder of the impact he had on many lives. This is for current sophomores only.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay and References
Deadline: March 1

(Open to current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students from Booker T. Washington Magnet High School) *This is not a college scholarship. 

Established in 1996 in memory of Mickey Ingalls, arts patron and member of the Board of Trustees of the Friends of Arts and Magnet Education (FAME). The award of up to $1,000 will benefit freshmen, sophomores and juniors who have completed one year at the school or will be completing their first year in May. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in their chosen magnet discipline, submit one paragraph stating how the award will be used to further their magnet discipline studies and have the recommendation of their discipline director. Applicants may be asked to present an example of their work to the review committee.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript and References
Deadline: March 1

Graduating Seniors

(Open to graduating seniors from any public or private high school in Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon or Montgomery counties) 

The 2499 Line of Duty Scholarship was established in memory of Montgomery Police Officer David Colley who died in the line of duty in April 2015. This scholarship benefits a graduating senior of any public or private high school located in Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon, or Montgomery Counties. An eligible applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university. An applicant should plan to pursue a career as a first responder or a member of the military or be a child of any first responder or member of the military.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay, and References
Deadline: March 1

The Butler County Scholarship is available to graduating African American seniors of Georgiana School, Greenville High School and McKenzie School. One scholarship will be awarded with the amount determined annually. Recipients may apply to renew the scholarship for three additional years. 

Application Requirements: High School Transcript and References
Deadline: March 1

The scholarship is open to persons who are seeking training to become an electrical line worker and meet the eligibility requirements listed below. One award of up to $5,000 will be made annually. It will be valid for 12 months from the May award date.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must have high school diploma or general education diploma (GED)
  • Must be at least 18 years old by course start date
  • Must be resident of one of these Alabama counties: Autauga, Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Lowndes, Montgomery, Perry, Talladega, or Tallapoosa
  • Must possess valid driver’s license
  • Must be eligible to obtain a CDL driver’s license

Application Requirements: High School Transcript or GED Certificate, Copy of Valid Driver’s License and References
Deadline: March 1

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(Open to members of the football team who are graduating seniors from Wetumpka High School) 

Established to honor Willard Jackson Ray, former head football coach of Wetumpka High School from 1952 to 1964. The scholarship will be awarded to a football player who has demonstrated teamwork and true team spirit and has made a major contribution toward his team.

Applications are not submitted for this award

 

The Dean B. Albritton Memorial Scholarship was established by Dean’s husband and her four sons as a tribute to her remarkable legacy of faith. Her journey of faith is well documented in her books, Misplaced Heart and The Yellow Butterfly. Dean’s love of Christ made her passionate about ministry to the poor in her community and across the world. This scholarship honors Dean’s conviction that education is the pathway out of poverty and the doorway to a life of service to others.

The scholarship benefits a graduating seniors at schools located in Autauga, Elmore, or Montgomery County. First consideration will be given to minority students associated with New Walk of Life Church in  Montgomery. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Two Letters of Recommendation, and Essay
Deadline: March 1

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(Open to graduating seniors from any Montgomery County high school)


Established to benefit high school graduates who emulate the outstanding moral qualities and commitment of the late Dexter C. Hobbs, open to seniors from any Montgomery high school, with preference given to active participants of the Montgomery STEP program. While based on need, students must indicate by their involvement in school, church and community activities the ability and motivation to graduate from college. Students who receive a scholarship their freshman year of college may annually reapply for up to three additional years.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay, and References
Deadline: March 1

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(Open to graduating seniors from any Montgomery County high school)

This scholarship benefits graduating seniors from any school located in Montgomery County. Students must indicate by their academic performance the ability and motivation to graduate from college. Awards are based on academic achievement and need. Consideration is also given to students’ leadership and participation in extracurricular activities. Two scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded annually.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay and References
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from any Pike County high school)

Founded in 2007 by the estate of Dr. James French, this award benefits graduates of any Pike County high school and is based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, and financial need. In light of Dr. French’s commitment to increasing student interest in science and math, preference will be given to students showing proficiency in accelerated math and science coursework. Applicants must have a minimum ACT score of 23 or SAT score of 1130 and a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $2,000.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay and References
Deadline: March 1

The scholarship was established in 2021 by Dr. Stone’s family, classmates and friends as a tribute to the compassion and faith she practiced daily and to her excellence as a high school educator and a professor at Auburn University. The scholarship benefits a graduating senior from Lee Scott Academy in Auburn, AL and Morgan Academy in Selma, AL who will attend Auburn University’s main campus. Eligible applicants will have a minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale and a minimum ACT score of 25.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay and References
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from any Montgomery County high school)

Founded in 1989 by Mrs. Olive Andrews in memory of her son, this scholarship is awarded annually to an African American/Black a student who is a member of a racial/ethnic minority group. The award is based on academic achievement and need. Eligible Aapplicants must have a minimum ACT score of 23 or SAT score of 1130 and a minimum 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.Value of scholarship ranges from $1,500 – $3,000.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay, and Referral
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from any Montgomery County high school) 

This scholarship was established to benefit students from Montgomery, Alabama who plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Eligible applicants will have a minimum 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale, minimum ACT score of 22 and community service. Consideration is given to students who demonstrate leadership ability and the motivation to excel in school or extracurricular activities financial need. The applicant could be interviewed by a selection committee.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay and References
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from any Cullman County high school)

Established for the benefit of graduating seniors of any high school in Cullman County, the scholarship provides two $10,000 scholarships, and recipients may apply to renew the scholarship for three additional years.

Eligible applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate financial need, plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university, and intend to pursue a course of study in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay, References
Deadline: March 1

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(Open to graduating seniors from any Montgomery County high school)

Established by the Kiwanis Club of Montgomery for the benefit of high school graduates pursuing a degree in engineering, the scholarship provides one $1,500 award annually based on academic performance and need. Students who receive a scholarship their freshman year of college may annually reapply for up to three additional years.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay and References
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from any public Montgomery County high school or from any public Lowndes County high school) 

Established for the benefit of graduates of any Montgomery County or Lowndes County public high school, this scholarship was designed to encourage students to pursue degrees in math or the physical, biological or agricultural sciences. Student must attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) and major in a non-healthcare science (biology, chemistry, physics, agronomy, horticulture, animal sciences, etc.). Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, a minimum ACT score of 20 or a minimum SAT score of 1030. Criteria include academic performance, community activities and financial need. Applicants could be interviewed by the selection committee.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript and Essay
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from any Montgomery County high school)

This scholarship benefits individuals who have the desire to become teachers and relate well with young people. Applicants may be entering or continuing college, individuals who are in education and want to upgrade their skills, or working individuals who wish to return to college to become teachers. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Application Requirements: Transcript, References, and Essay
Deadline: March 1

Established in 2020 by the family and friends of Jerry “JB” Bartley this award was created to benefit and assist high school graduates who emulate the profound love, passion and commitment to the game of basketball that Jerry Bartley had throughout his life.

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(Open to graduating seniors from any Montgomery County high school)

This renewable scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors of any school located in Montgomery County who are planning to attend an accredited college or university. Students must indicate by their academic performance the ability and motivation to graduate from college. Preference is given to students demonstrating financial need. Consideration is also given to students’ leadership, character, ability and participation in extracurricular activities. Students who receive a scholarship their freshman year of college may annually reapply for up to three additional years.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay and References
Deadline: March 1

The scholarship is open to employees with at least two years of continuous service with McInnis Construction, LLC and their dependents. Eligible applicants will have a minimum 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale and minimum ACT score of 26 and demonstrate financial need. 

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, References, and FAFSA
Deadline: March 1

(Open to current or former residents of Alabama Sheriff’s Boys & Girls Youth Ranches or others similarly situated)

This scholarship benefits current or former residents of Alabama Sheriff’s Boys & Girls Youth Ranches or others similarly situated. Applicant must be under the age of 25 and plan to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or trade school.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay and References

Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from any public or private high school in the State of Alabama who are planning to attend the University of Alabama to study in the College of Communication and Information Sciences)

Established in memory of Todd Webb, one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate of any high school within the state of Alabama. Eligible applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and plan to attend The University of Alabama, studying in the College of Communication and Information Sciences. A focus on Sports Communication is preferred, but not required.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, and References
Deadline: March 1

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Virginia and LaRue Haigler, Sr. Family Scholarship Foundation

The  scholarship benefits graduating seniors from Calhoun School and Central High School in Lowndes County. Eligible applicants will have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale and plan to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or trade school. Selection criteria will include academic performance and financial need. The  number of scholarships and amount given will be determined each year. Students who receive a scholarship their freshman year of college may annually reapply for up to three additional years.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript and References
Deadline: March 1

(Open to children of Alfa’s customer service representatives, district supervisors/managers, and insurance agents)

This scholarship benefits students who are children of Alfa customer service representatives, district supervisors/managers or insurance agents. Criteria for awarding scholarships are academic accomplishment and financial need. All applicants must be able to be claimed on their parents’ tax return to be eligible. High school seniors and those currently enrolled in college are eligible. The scholarship is awarded for one year’s time, so past recipients and those who were previously turned down should reapply each year. The review committee will review all applications and determine the number and amount of awards annually.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript
Deadline: March 15

Open to the dependent of a Woerner entity employee (currently Woerner Farms, LLC. and Gulf South Transportation, Inc.).

The scholarship benefits dependents of employees of Woerner entities. Criteria to be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship includes fulltime enrollment status at an accredited college, university, technical school, or trade school, minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and parent/guardian remains employed by a Woerner entity during the scholarship term. All applicants must be able to be claimed on their parent/guardian’s tax returns to be eligible. High school seniors and those currently enrolled in college are eligible to apply. Recipients may apply for renewal awards.

Application Requirements:  High School or College Transcript

Deadline:  March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from any school in Montgomery County) 

The scholarship has been established in memory of Attorney Wyndall Ivey, a 1992 graduate of Sidney Lanier High School (Lanier Academic Motivational Program), the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Washington and Lee University School of Law.  Eligible applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale and plan to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded.

Application Requirements:  High School Transcript, Essay and References

Deadline:  March 1

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College Students

(Open to second-year Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management students from Trenholm State Community College)

Established in memory of Chef Robert Cawley to further his goal of helping others discover their souls in the culinary world as they embrace the passion they have found for the profession. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to second-year culinary arts/hospitality management students in good standing at Trenholm State Community College. Applicants could be interviewed by the selection committee.

Application Requirements: Transcript, Essay and References

Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from any Montgomery County high school)

This scholarship benefits individuals who have the desire to become teachers and relate well with young people. Applicants may be entering or continuing college, individuals who are in education and want to upgrade their skills, or working individuals who wish to return to college to become teachers. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Application Requirements: Transcript, References, and Essay
Deadline: March 1

The scholarship is open to employees with at least two years of continuous service with McInnis Construction, LLC and their dependents. Eligible applicants will have a minimum 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale and minimum ACT score of 26 and demonstrate financial need. 

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, References, and FAFSA
Deadline: March 1

(Open to current or former residents of Alabama Sheriff’s Boys & Girls Youth Ranches or others similarly situated)

This scholarship benefits current or former residents of Alabama Sheriff’s Boys & Girls Youth Ranches or others similarly situated. Applicant must be under the age of 25 and plan to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or trade school.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay and References

Deadline: March 1

(Open to children of Alfa’s customer service representatives, district supervisors/managers, and insurance agents)

This scholarship benefits students who are children of Alfa customer service representatives, district supervisors/managers or insurance agents. Criteria for awarding scholarships are academic accomplishment and financial need. All applicants must be able to be claimed on their parents’ tax return to be eligible. High school seniors and those currently enrolled in college are eligible. The scholarship is awarded for one year’s time, so past recipients and those who were previously turned down should reapply each year. The review committee will review all applications and determine the number and amount of awards annually.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript
Deadline: March 15

Open to the dependent of a Woerner entity employee (currently Woerner Farms, LLC. and Gulf South Transportation, Inc.).

The scholarship benefits dependents of employees of Woerner entities. Criteria to be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship includes fulltime enrollment status at an accredited college, university, technical school, or trade school, minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and parent/guardian remains employed by a Woerner entity during the scholarship term. All applicants must be able to be claimed on their parent/guardian’s tax returns to be eligible. High school seniors and those currently enrolled in college are eligible to apply. Recipients may apply for renewal awards.

Application Requirements:  High School or College Transcript

Deadline:  March 1

Scholarship Renewals

The scholarships below may be annually renewed for up to three years:

(Open to graduating seniors from any Montgomery County high school)


Established to benefit high school graduates who emulate the outstanding moral qualities and commitment of the late Dexter C. Hobbs. Open to seniors from any Montgomery high school with preference given to active participants of the Montgomery STEP program. While based on need, students must indicate by their involvement in school, church and community activities the ability and motivation to graduate from college. Renewal awards are contingent upon student’s satisfactory academic performance and availability of funds. The award may be renewed for three years.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay, References, and IRS Form 1040A or 1040EZ
Deadline: March 1

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(Open to graduating seniors from any Cullman County high school)

Established for the benefit of graduating seniors of any public or private high school in Cullman County. Two $10,000 scholarship plus approved renewals will be awarded annually. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need (include copy of FAFSA), plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university, intend to pursue a course of study in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, and submit an essay to the following prompt, “Please describe your interest in pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics,” and two letters of recommendation, at least one required from a teacher.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay, References, and FAFSA
Deadline: March 1

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(Open to graduating seniors from any Montgomery County high school)

Established by the Kiwanis Club of Montgomery for the benefit of high school graduates pursuing a degree in engineering. One $1,500 scholarship is awarded annually with determination based on academic performance and need. Recipients have the opportunity to renew the scholarship for three additional years depending upon their academic performance in college.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay and References
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from any Montgomery County high school)

This renewable scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors in Montgomery County who are planning to attend an accredited college or university. Although there is no minimum ACT or SAT score, students must indicate by their academic performance the ability or motivation to graduate from college. Preference is given to students demonstrating financial need. Consideration is also given to students’ leadership, character, ability and participation in extracurricular activities. Applicants must submit three reference letters from individuals including their pastor and at least one teacher. One $4,000 scholarship will be awarded annually, and it is renewable for up to three years depending upon the student’s academic performance.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript and References
Deadline: March 1