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Questions concerning the JSU Scholarship program or scholarship application(s) can be addressed to Martin Weldon or Rhonda Noah at scholarships@jsu.edu . Always include your JSU Student ID number in your correspondence. Our office is located in Room 105, Bibb Graves Hall.

Alabama GI Dependents' Educational Benefit Program

Tuition, fees and book assistance to children and spouses of eligible Alabama veterans with at least a partial disability. Recipients may attend public institutions of higher education in Alabama.
Who can apply?
Students who are children or spouses of eligible Alabama veterans and who attend public postsecondary educational institutions in Alabama. Must enroll as an undergraduate student.
How do I apply?
Application forms may be obtained from the Alabama State Department of Veterans Affairs, P.O. Box 1509, Montgomery, AL 36102-1509, or from any county veterans service officer. Phone (334) 242-5077.

Alabama National Guard Educational Assistance Program (ANGEAP)

Award to be used for tuition, educational fees and book/supplies for Alabama National Guard members to attend a public postsecondary educational institution in Alabama. Awards are limited to $500 per term, and no more than $1,000 per year. Is not based on need.
Who can apply?
Students who are active members in good standing with a federally-recognized unit of the Alabama National Guard. Participants may receive federal veterans benefits, but must show a cost less aid amount of at least $25.
How do I apply?

Applications are available from Alabama National Guard units. Funds are limited, so students who are Guard members are encouraged to apply early. Forms must be signed by a representative of the Alabama Military Department and the financial aid officer at the college or university the student plans to attend.

Alabama National Guard Education Priority Reimbursement
For bachelor's and lesser degrees, $400,000 has been allocated to provide educational assistance to soldiers by priority. Those National Guard servicemembers will receive a maximum of $55.00 per credit hour up to $1,250 per fiscal year.
Who can apply?
National Guard servicemember in Priority 1 category in pay grade E-1 through E-6 with less than 6 years service. Priority 2 is all other National Guard servicemembers.
How do I apply?
American Legion, P.O. Box 302130, Montgomery, AL 36130-2130, Phone: (334) 353-4842
Fax: (334) 242-2945
Alabama Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Program (AL PACT)
Copy of PACT Eligibility Letter must be provided to JSU Scholarship office - Fax (256) 782-8132
Download PACT Letter
A contract to guarantee four years of fully paid undergraduate tuition at any public junior college, four-year college, or university in Alabama. An amount equal to the average cost of Alabama tuition will be provided for students who attend a private, or out-of-state institution. Age limits apply to students enrolled in the program.
Who can apply?
Parents, grandparents, friends, or any other sponsor may purchase a contract to guarantee tuition payment for a determined number of credit hours for a baccalaureate degree. Lump-sum or periodic payment plans may be selected.
How do I apply?

Contact the State Treasurer's Office, Room S-106, State Capitol Building, Montgomery, AL 36130. Phone (334) 242-7514 or 1-800-ALA-PACT.

Alabama Student Assistance Program

Need-based, State / Federal grant ranging from $300 to $2,500 per academic year. Awards are limited to undergraduate work.
Who can apply?
 Undergraduate students who are Alabama residents attending eligible Alabama institutions. Nearly 80 Alabama institutions participate in the program.
How do I apply?

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This form should be filed early; it is available from your high school guidance office, the financial aid office at the institution you plan to attend, or online.

Alabama Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) Program

VRS works to assist students with disabilities in receiving appropriate educational opportunities.

Who can apply?

To be eligible for VRS services, individuals must have a physical or mental impairment that is a substantial impediment receiving appropriate educational opportunities.

How do I apply?

For more information, contact Maria Crowley at 888-879-4706 (in state) or 205-290-4590


American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship Program

A grant award to be used for tuition, fees, and housing expenses to attend a public postsecondary educational institution in Alabama.
Who can apply?
Students who are sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters of veterans of World War I, World War II, Korea, or Vietnam and who are residents of Alabama.
How do I apply?
Applications are available online and from the American Legion Department Headquarters, American Legion Auxiliary, 120 North Jackson Street, Montgomery, AL 36104. Application deadline is April 1. Phone (334) 262-1176.

American Legion Scholarship Program

A grant award to be used for tuition, fees, and housing expenses to attend a public post-secondary educational institution in Alabama.
Who can apply?
Students who are sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters of veterans of World War I, World War II, Korea, or Vietnam and who are residents of Alabama.
How do I apply?
Applications are available online or from the Department Adjutant, The American Legion, P. O. Box 1069, Montgomery, AL 36192. Application deadline is May 1. Phone (334) 262-6638.

Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholaship Program

A scholarship to be used for tuition, fees, and housing expenses to attend a public post-secondary educational institution in Alabama.
Who can apply?
Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at a public postsecondary educational institution in Alabama. Other special eligibility criteria apply
How do I apply?

Carolyn E. Townsend
State Department of Education
3345 Gordon Person Building
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 36130-2101
Telephone: (334) 353-5440
Fax: (334) 353-9204
E-mail: ctownsend@alsde.edu

Native American Educational Assistance - Indian Affairs Commission
A grant award to be used for tuition, fees, and housing expenses to attend a public post-secondary educational institution in Alabama.
Who can apply?
Eligibility is usually restricted to students who are members of a tribe.
How do I apply?
771 South Lawrence Street
Suite 106
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-2831
Fax: (334) 240-3408
E-Mail: aiac@att.net
Native American Educational Assistance - Association of American Indian Affairs
A grant award to be used for tuition, fees, and housing expenses to attend a public postsecondary educational institution in Alabama.
Who can apply?
Eligibility is usually restricted to students who are members of a tribe.
How do I apply?
Association of American Indian Affairs, Inc
245 Fifth Avenue,
Suite 1801
New York, NY 10016-8728
(212) 689-8720

Native American Educational Assistance - Bureau of Indian Education

A grant award to be used for tuition, fees, and housing expenses to attend a public postsecondary educational institution in Alabama.
Who can apply?
Eligibility is usually restricted to students who are members of a tribe.
How do I apply?
Bureau of Indian Affairs
1951 Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC 20245
Native American Educational Assistance - Native American Scholarship Fund
A grant award to be used for tuition, fees, and housing expenses to attend a public postsecondary educational institution in Alabama.
Who can apply?
Eligibility is usually restricted to students who are members of a tribe.
How do I apply?
Native American Scholarship Fund
8200 Mountain Road NE, Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 262-2351

Police Officer's and Firefighter's Survivors Educational Assistance Program

A grant covering tuition, fees, books and supplies for dependents and eligible spouses of Alabama police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. There is no limit on the amount awarded to recipients. Awards are available for undergraduate study in public institutions in Alabama.
Who can apply?
Students who are dependents or spouses of police officers or firefighters killed in the line of duty in Alabama. Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at a public postsecondary educational institution in Alabama. Other special eligibility criteria apply
How do I apply?
Application forms may be obtained from the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, P. O. Box 302000, Montgomery, AL 36130-2000. Phone (334) 242-2273.

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