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Snead State Community College offers a variety of scholarships to students in recognition of their academic achievement, performance ability, program interest, and/or financial need.

The Fall 2024 Scholarship application is now available.  Current high school seniors and students who will be new to Snead State should click here to create an account and complete the Fall 2024 Scholarship Application.  The deadline to apply is March 1, 2024.

Students starting Snead State during the Spring or Summer semesters that would like to be considered for scholarships should complete a separate scholarship application found here.  Deadlines for the Spring/Summer scholarship: Spring semester = December 1; Summer semester = May 1.  *In order to be considered, students must submit one application for each semester.*

For scholarship questions, email FinAid@snead.edu.

Dual Enrollment Scholarship

The dual enrollment program is available to qualified high school students who receive approval from their high school to earn both college credit and high school credit from courses taken at Snead State Community College.  Dual Enrollment Scholarships vary each semester and are dependent upon available funds.  Information regarding the Spring 2024 Dual Enrollment Scholarship may be found by clicking here.  Questions regarding the dual enrollment program should be emailed to DE@snead.edu.

Scholarships Offered at SSCC

  • Academic Achievement
  • Ambassador
  • Art
  • Aviation
  • Business
  • Child Development / Childhood Education
  • Choral / College Street Singers
  • Computer Science Technology
  • Dual Enrollment to First Time Freshman
  • Fishing Team
  • Foundation and Endowment
  • GED / Non-Traditional
  • General Need-Based
  • Guitar
  • HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning)
  • Horticulture
  • Industrial Systems Technology
  • Jazz Band
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Music Service
  • Office Administration
  • Piano
  • Returning / Continuing Student
  • Theatre &Theatre Service
  • Valedictorian / Salutatorian
  • Voice
  • Welding Technology

Applying For Snead State Scholarships

  • Click here to create an account and complete an online scholarship application IF you are a current high school senior or wish to be considered for a fall scholarship.
  • Your responses to questions will match you with scholarships for which you meet minimum criteria. Qualifications for each scholarship may be found in the scholarship details. You will be considered for all scholarships that you meet minimum requirements.
  • All scholarships require students to include a narrative (250 words or less) describing their educational and career goals and a short narrative describing why they believe they should receive a scholarship.
  • The application requires that students upload a transcript (can be official or unofficial).
  • Students do not have to be eligible for federal aid in order to qualify for all scholarships; however, all scholarships require the completion of a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The school code for Snead State is 001038. Students are also required to include a narrative (250 words or less) describing their financial need.
  • In addition to submitting the online scholarship application, some scholarships require an audition or portfolio before a student is selected. See the descriptions below to determine the appropriate contact person for questions to schedule an audition.
  • At the current time, only US Citizens or US Permanent Residents are eligible for institutional scholarships.
  • Only complete applications with all supporting documentation will be considered for awards. In addition to the scholarship application, a completed application for admission must also be on file with the college before the scholarship can be awarded.

For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (256) 840-4107 or finaid@snead.edu.

Scholarship Descriptions

To apply for scholarships, submit an online scholarship application by clicking here.  Remember to upload all required supporting documents.  The scholarship application deadline is March 1, 2024. Please note that the deadline for the Returning/Continuing Student Scholarship is June 30, 2024.

Academic Achievement Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors/ GED completers who will be first-time freshmen college students (have not attended college after graduating high school). Minimum criteria includes a composite ACT score of 22 or higher within the last five (5) years. Awards will be offered based on the following composite score: 27 or above = tuition and fees; 24-26 = tuition only (student must pay fees); 22-23 = $1500 each semester. The College reserves the right to change these amounts based upon available funding. Applicants must submit the following to be considered: high school transcript, confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell), and documentation of an ACT composite score of 22 or higher. Snead State does not accept ACT superscores.

Ambassador Scholarship

The Snead State Student Ambassadors is a service organization that works with various departments to promote the image of the college and maintain relationships with former, current, and future students. The Ambassadors, a vital part of Snead State, assist with campus and community events including commencement and campus tours. The organization also serves to develop leadership abilities, to cultivate friendship, and to encourage participation in college-sponsored activities and community services projects. Ambassador scholarship recipients must complete at least 36 hours of community service each semester. Applicants must submit the following to be considered: high school/college transcript, confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell to be considered), an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, an essay discussing an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a personal growth and a new understanding of yourself and others, a resume’ that demonstrates school and community involvement, and two letters of recommendation (at least 1 of them from a teacher/counselor). Finalists will be interviewed by a panel to select the recipients. For more information, email Ambassador Sponsors Mr. Chandler Tarvin and Mrs. Lindsey Hubbard at ambassadors@snead.edu.

Art Scholarship

This scholarship is available for students interested in enrolling in art classes. It is awarded based on demonstrated artistic talent. Applicants must submit the following to be considered: transcripts, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell). Applicants must also upload three examples of their personal artwork. Those interested in an art scholarship need to also contact Ms. Lanette Blankenship at lanette.blankenship@snead.edu to schedule an interview.

Aviation Scholarship

This scholarship is available for aviation majors (Airframe Technology or Power Plant Technology). Applicants must submit the following to be considered: transcripts, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell). For questions, students should contact Ms. Jovina Lowery at jovina.lowery@snead.edu.

Business Scholarship

This scholarship is available for business majors (Applied Business, transfer Business, Accounting, Finance, Management, & Marketing). Applicants must submit the following to be considered: transcripts, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell). For questions, students should contact Dr. Meredith Jackson at meredith.jackson@snead.edu.

Child Development/Childhood Education Scholarship

This scholarship is available for child development/ early childhood/ elementary education majors. Applicants must submit the following to be considered: transcripts, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell). For questions, students should contact Dr. Meredith Jackson at meredith.jackson@snead.edu.

Choral/College Street Singers Scholarship

This scholarship is available for students interested in auditioning for the Snead State Choir or College Street Singers. It is awarded based on an audition. Applicants must submit the following to be considered: transcripts, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell). Applicants must also contact Ms. Gina Garmon at regina.garmon@snead.edu or Dr. Kathleen Ruhleder at kathleen.ruhleder@snead.edu to schedule an audition.

Computer Science Technology Scholarship

This scholarship is available for computer science majors. Preference will be given to those pursuing an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. Applicants must submit the following to be considered: transcripts, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell). For questions, students should contact Dack Phillips at dack.phillips@snead.edu.

Dual Enrollment to First Time Freshman Scholarship

This scholarship is a tuition and fees scholarship that is awarded to first time freshmen that completed at least 30 semester credit hours of dual enrollment work at Snead State with an overall cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher at SSCC. Applicants must submit the following supplemental documents to be considered: transcripts, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell).

Fishing Team Scholarship

This scholarship is available for students interested in being active members of the Snead State Fishing Team. Recipients will be expected to represent the college in fishing competitions under the direction of Dr. Tom Warren. Applicants must submit the following to be considered: transcripts, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell). For questions, students should contact Dr. Tom Warren at twarren@snead.edu.

Foundation and Endowment Scholarships

Snead State Community College and the Snead State Foundation offer a variety of endowment scholarships in recognition of academic achievement, performance ability, and/or financial need. These funds are made available to Snead students by external donors. The criteria varies based upon donor stipulations.

GED/ Non-Traditional Student Scholarship

This scholarship is available for students who earned a GED or students who have been out of school longer than five (5) years. Applicants must submit the following supplemental documents to be considered: transcripts, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell).

General Need-Based Scholarship

This scholarship is available for first-time freshmen students (never attended college after graduating high school/ GED) who demonstrate a financial need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Applicants must clearly articulate in their application the need for a scholarship and must submit the following supplemental documents to be considered: transcripts, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted.

Guitar Scholarship

This scholarship is available for students interested in auditioning to be a guitar student in the Fine Arts Department. It is awarded based on an audition. Applicants must submit the following to be considered: transcripts, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell). Applicants must also contact Dr. Kathleen Ruhleder at kathleen.ruhleder@snead.edu to schedule an audition.

HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) Scholarship

This scholarship is available for students that have officially been accepted into Snead State’s AAS-HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning) program. Applicants must submit the following to be considered: transcripts, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell). For questions, students should contact Dr. Greg Randall at greg.randall@snead.edu

Horticulture Scholarship

This scholarship is available for students interested in enrolling in horticultural classes. Recipients must provide assistance with the upkeep of the Snead State greenhouse. Applicants must submit the following to be considered: transcripts, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell). For questions, students should contact Dr. Tom Warren at thomas.warren@snead.edu.

Industrial Systems Technology Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Industrial Systems Technology majors (includes Basic Electricity and Automation). Applicants must submit the following to be considered: transcripts, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell). For questions, students should contact Todd Freshwater at todd.freshwater@snead.edu.

Jazz Band Scholarship

This scholarship is available for students interested in joining the Jazz Band. It is awarded based on an audition. Applicants must submit the following to be considered: transcripts, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell). Applicants must also contact Mr. Mike McGee at mike.mcgee@snead.edu to schedule an audition.

Machine Tool Technology Scholarship

This scholarship is available for students that have officially been accepted into Snead State’s AAS-Machine Tool Technology program. Applicants must submit the following to be considered: transcripts, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell).

For questions, students should contact Dr. Greg Randall at greg.randall@snead.edu

Military Families

For information on scholarships for military families, please click here.

Music Service Scholarship

This scholarship is available for students interested in performing clerical and service-related duties for the Fine Arts Department. Recipients will assist the Jazz Band and College Street Singers as needed including, but not limited to, loading, unloading, and transporting instruments and other equipment. This will require some evening and weekend commitments. Applicants must submit the following to be considered: transcripts, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell). Recipients will be selected by the Fine Arts Department faculty through a formal interview.

Office Administration Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Office Administration majors (includes Medical Billing & Coding). Applicants must submit the following to be considered: transcripts, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell). For questions, students should contact Ms. Kelly Snyder at kelly.snyder@snead.edu.

Piano Scholarship

This scholarship is available for students interested in auditioning to be a piano student in the Fine Arts Department. It is awarded based on an audition. Applicants must submit the following to be considered: transcripts, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell). Applicants must also contact the Music Department at monica.baker@snead.edu to schedule an audition.

Returning/Continuing Student Scholarship

This scholarship is available for students who currently attend Snead State Community College or students who previously attended Snead State. Applicants must submit the following supplemental documents to be considered: transcripts, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted.

Theatre Scholarship

This scholarship is available for students interested in auditioning for the Snead State Theatre Department. It is awarded based on an audition. Applicants must submit the following to be considered: transcripts, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell). Applicants must also contact Mr. Kyle Steffen at kyle.steffen@snead.edu to schedule an audition.

Theatre Service Scholarship

This scholarship is available for students interested in performing service-related duties for the Theatre Department. Recipients will assist with construction and set-up of stage scenery, lighting, sound, and other duties that support the theatre department and productions behind the scenes. This will require some evening and weekend commitments. Applicants must submit the following to be considered: transcripts, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell). Recipients will be selected by the Theatre Department through a formal interview. For questions, applicants may contact Kyle Steffen at kyle.steffen@snead.edu to schedule an audition.

Valedictorian/ Salutatorian Scholarship

This scholarship is a tuition and fees scholarship that is awarded to high school valedictorians and salutatorians from a public Alabama high school that attend Snead State as a first-time freshman the summer or fall semester immediately after their high school graduation. Applicants must submit the following supplemental documents: a verification letter from their high school, transcripts, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell).

Voice Scholarship

This scholarship is available for students with voice as their primary instrument or students who have had prior private voice study and significant vocal performing experience. It is awarded based on an audition. Applicants must submit the following to be considered: transcripts, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell). Applicants must also contact Dr. Kathleen Ruhleder at kathleen.ruhleder@snead.edu to schedule an audition.

Welding Technology Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Welding Technology majors. Applicants must submit the following to be considered: transcripts, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and a confirmation page that a FAFSA was submitted (do not have to be eligible for Pell). For questions, students should contact Karter Krueger at karter.krueger@snead.edu.

Special Scholarships

Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education Leadership in Child Care Scholarship (LICC)

This scholarship provides financial assistance (tuition and selected fees) to qualified child care professionals working in child care centers/programs, and family and group homes to obtain a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, Short-Term Certificate, Certificate, or Associate in Applied Science/Technology Degree in Child Development/Early Care and Education studies. Scholarship recipients must reside and work in Alabama. Applicants must apply for college admission and are encouraged to apply for financial aid prior to submitting this application. This application must be mailed to and received by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education no later than June 1st for Fall Semester enrollment and no later than September 1st for Spring and Summer Semester enrollment.

Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education Workforce Development Scholarship

This scholarship, provided by the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education, is available for child care professionals working in early childhood centers/ programs. This scholarship allows recipients to further their education in the field of early childhood and qualify for teaching positions in Alabama’s First Class Pre-K classrooms.

Alabama’s Fostering Hope Scholarship

Alabama’s Fostering Hope Scholarship is an investment in the post-secondary education and training goals of youth who were in the foster care system when they earned a high school diploma or GED, as well as those adopted from Alabama foster care after age 14. This comprehensive program covers tuition and fees for eligible students enrolled in a post-secondary certificate or degree program; additionally, it helps eligible high school students begin planning ahead towards achievable goals.

Lakeview Community Civic Organization Scholarship Program

Athens State University Scholarship