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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. Click here to create an account and complete the scholarship application. The scholarship deadline is March 15, 2021. Please note that the deadline for the Returning/Continuing Student Scholarship is June 30, 2021, and the deadline for the Industrial Systems and Welding Scholarships (more information below) is April 16, 2021.

Summer 7 Scholarship

The Summer 7 Scholarship covers tuition for up to 7 credit hours for the Summer 2021 semester.  Eligible candidates are first time freshmen (never attended college after high school graduation) that graduated from a high school in Marshall County, Dekalb County, Etowah County, or Blount County in 2020 or 2021. Students are responsible for fees, textbooks, and other misc. expenses.  In order to apply, eligible students may submit an application at www.snead.edu/summer7.  

Dual Enrollment Academic Scholarship

The Dual Enrollment Academic Scholarship awards up to $500 for tuition for the Fall 2021 semester for general education courses ($500 max. regardless of course load).  Eligible candidates are high school students with a high school GPA of 3.25 or higher that enroll for dual enrollment in Fall 2021 at Snead State.  Students are responsible for textbooks and other misc. expenses.  Those who have the Dual Enrollment Career Technical Workforce Scholarship are not eligible for the Dual Enrollment Academic Scholarship.  Eligibility will automatically be determined by the Dual Enrollment Recommendation Form that all dual enrollment students must already submit.

Scholarships Offered at SSCC

  • Academic Achievement
  • Ambassador
  • Art
  • Aviation
  • Business
  • Child Development
  • Choral/College Street Singers
  • Computer Science
  • Dual Enrollment to First Time Freshman
  • Foundation and Endowment
  • GED / Non-Traditional
  • General Need-Based
  • Guitar
  • Horticulture
  • Industrial Systems Technology
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Service Scholarship
  • Office Administration
  • Piano
  • Returning / Continuing Student
  • Valedictorian / Salutatorian
  • Voice

Applying For Snead State Scholarships

  • Click here to create an account and complete an online scholarship application.
  • 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). Students are required to upload a confirmation page of a FAFSA submission as part of the online scholarship application. Complete the FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov in early October. The school code for Snead State is 001038.
  • In addition to submitting the online scholarship application, some scholarships require an audition or portfolio before a student is selected. Contact Dr. Hudson at barbara.hudson@snead.edu to schedule an audition for music/fine arts scholarships. Art portfolios need to be submitted to Dr. Hudson for consideration of Art scholarships.
  • 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 15, 2021. Please note that the deadline for the Returning/Continuing Student Scholarship is June 30, 2021.

Academic Achievement Scholarship

This scholarship is for high school seniors or recent high school graduates (within 1 year) who will be first time freshmen college students. Minimum eligibility requirements to be considered include a cumulative high school GPA of 90 or above (on a 100-point scale) or 3.7 or above (on a 4.0 scale).  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), a resume’ demonstrating applicant’s school and community involvement, an essay describing the applicant’s educational and career goals, and two letters of recommendation (at least 1 of them from a teacher/counselor/principal at the high school).

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. 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 Ms. Miranda Collier and Ms. Lindsey King 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 contact Dr. Barbara Hudson at barbara.hudson@snead.edu to submit an art portfolio for review.

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 Mr. Vann Scott at vann.scott@snead.edu.

Child Development Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Child Development/ Early Childhood 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 Dr. Barbara Hudson at barbara.hudson@snead.edu to schedule an audition.

Computer Science Scholarship

This scholarship is available for computer science majors (Computer Science Technology, Apple App Development, Computer Software Fundamentals, Computer Technician, Cybersecurity, Enterprise Virtualization, IT Systems Administration, & Web 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 Dr. Greg Randall at greg.randall@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). 

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 students 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. Barbara Hudson at barbara.hudson@snead.edu to schedule an audition.

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 & 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 Dr. Greg Randall at greg.randall@snead.edu.

Jazz Band Scholarship

This scholarship is available for students interested in auditioning for 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.

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. For questions, applicants may contact Dr. Barbara Hudson at barbara.hudson@snead.edu.

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 Dr. Steven DiBlasi at steven.diblasi@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.

Valedictorian/ Salutatorian Scholarship

This scholarship is a tuition and fees scholarship that is awarded to high school valedictorians and salutatorians 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. Barbara Hudson at barbara.hudson@snead.edu to schedule an audition.

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