JSU Honors Scholarships

Jacksonville State University is committed to assisting students with financing their college education. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, athletic skills, special talents, and/or financial need. JSU offers several different types of scholarships to help defray the cost of attending school for new and continuing students. JSU-funded scholarships are non "refundable," and unused funds cannot be carried over to subsequent semesters. Each scholarship may be regulated by a different set of requirements. The institution has scholarships that are automatically offered and some that require an application. Don't miss out on scholarship opportunities! Become familiar with the information regarding the scholarships’ requirements, award amounts, and deadlines.

For a complete JSU scholarship information, consult the scholarship page or call the Scholarship Office at 256-782-5007.

Scholarship Opportunities

First time freshmen are eligible for the competitive JSU Honors Scholarship with an ACT composite of 30 or above or SAT Critical Reading + Math of 1340 or above. Qualified candidates must have a high school GPA of 3.75 (GPA will be calculated by JSU) or greater. Official ACT scores and all other required documents must be submitted by February 1.
Award: Up to 16 hours tuition per semester, on-campus (double-occupancy) housing, on-campus meal plan, and books. The scholarship is renewable for up to four academic years subject to meeting renewal criteria. An Honors Scholarship student must maintain a JSU GPA of 3.25 or higher, complete service hours per semester as set by the Honors Board, and meet other requirements outlined in the JSU Honors Scholarship contract.

To confirm receipt of application, students should email the Honors Program at Honors@jsu.edu, utilizing their JSU email.

Semi-finalists are selected based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, academics, a strong pattern of community/school involvement and service, and essay. Finalists will be invited to participate in an interview with members of the Honors Board.

Please contact the Honors Program directly at 256-782-5696 for questions regarding the JSU Honors Scholarship.

Requirements for JSU Honors Scholarship Recipients 

In order to remain in good standing as a recipient of the JSU Honors Scholarship, and graduate with distinction of JSU Honors Scholar Graduate, students must meet the following minimum criteria:

  1. Students must successfully complete two 3-hour Academic Honors course and one 1-hour University Honors (UH) Participation course in the first and second semesters in the program.  
  2. Students are required to maintain satisfactory progress in completing the requirements of the Honors Program curriculum by successfully completing three 1-hour University Honors (UH) Participation courses by the end of the fourth semester in the program.
  3. All students must maintain a minimum of a 3.25 cumulative GPA. Students whose GPA falls below the minimum are given one semester to correct the deficiency or be suspended from the Honors Program. 
  4. Students must successfully complete 30 or more hours of Honors credit by the time of graduation. A grade of “A” or “B” in Honors courses is required to earn Honors credit.
  5. JSU Honors Scholarship recipients must attend two Honors Program meetings per month.
  6. Recipients must also complete service hours per semester as set by the Honors Board and meet other requirements outlined in the JSU Honors Scholarship contract

The JSU Honors Scholarship is contingent upon maintaining membership in good standing in the Honors Program. Dismissal from the Honors Program will result in a loss of Honors scholarship funding.

JSU Honors Scholars 2020-21

  1. Ashlynn Abernathy - Oxford High School (Oxford, AL)
  2. Brianna Bailey - Ohatchee High School (Jacksonville, AL)
  3. Celia Calhoun - Alexandria High School (Alexandria, AL)
  4. Millie Hall - Plainview High School (Rainsville, AL)
  5. Laila Hamdan - Iqra Math and Science Academy (Oxford, AL)
  6. Wyatt Ingram - Pleasant Valley High School (Jacksonville, AL)
  7. John Russell Reaves - Cleburne County High School (Heflin, AL)
  8. Abigail Seale - Mortimer Jordan High School (Warrior, Alabama)

JSU Honors Scholars 2019-20JSU Honors Scholars 2019-2020

  1. Levi Burt - Sand Rock High School (Fort Payne, AL)
  2. Mallory Gulledge - Gadsden City High School (Gadsden, AL)
  3. Ryan Hayes - Heritage High School (Ringgold, GA)
  4. Makenzie Hill - AP Brewer High School (Falkville, AL)
  5. Dylan Hulsey - Oxford High School (Oxford, AL)
  6. Jordan Johnson - Chilton County High School (Clanton, AL)
  7. Lauren McCarver - Hokes Bluff High School (Hokes Bluff, AL)
  8. Julia Newton - Lincoln County High School (Fayetteville, TN)

JSU Honors Scholars 2018-192018-2019 Elite Honors Scholars

  1. Isaac Graham - Isabella High School (Clanton, AL)
  2. Catherine Jenkins - Plainview High School (Fyffe, AL)
  3. Mason Myrick - Jasper High School (Jasper, AL)
  4. Austin Phillips - Fort Dale Academy (Greenville, AL)
  5. Kaylee Rawlins - Alexandria High School (Alexandria, AL)
  6. Austin Smith - Bremen High School (Bremen, GA)
  7. Katie Smith - Glencoe High School (Glencoe, AL)
  8. Hollie Thweatt - Pell City High School (Pell City, AL)

Elite Honors Scholars 2017-182017-2018 Elite Honors Scholars

  1. Chase Alldredge - Munford High School (Munford, AL)
  2. Mariana Alvarez - Southside High School (Southside, AL)
  3. Tanner Atchley - North Sand Mountain High School (Bryant, AL)
  4. McKenzie Chunn - Auburn High School (Jacksons Gap, AL)
  5. Kate Fleming - Arab High School (Arab, AL)
  6. Christian King - Alexandria High School (Jacksonville, AL)
  7. Abby McDow - Oxford High School (Eastaboga, AL)
  8. Lauren Usrey - Alexandria High School (Alexandria, AL)


Elite Honors Scholars 2016-17

  1. Dallen Atchley (Bryant, AL)
  2. Jenna Bennett (Pelham, AL)
  3. Caleb Chambers (Cullman, AL)
  4. Kaleigh Ferguson (Auburn, AL)
  5. Laci Gurganus (Parrish, AL)
  6. Micheal Myrick (Bremen, AL)
  7. Jessica Ray (Pinson, AL)
  8. Amber Smith (Bremen, GA)


Elite Honors Scholars 2015-16

  1. Ashley Adamson (Haleyville, AL)
  2. Sarah Dickey (Hoover, AL)
  3. Maxwell Erb (Winfield, AL)
  4. Ja'Nasia Fort (Muscle Shoals, AL)
  5. Jordan Lucas (Sylacauga, AL)
  6. Daniel Mayes (Groveoak, AL)
  7. Julia McCormick (Bowdon, GA)
  8. Katie Peyton (Cullman, AL)

freshmen_2014Elite Honors Scholars 2014-15

  1. Peter Abney (Tallapoosa, GA)
  2. Katie Cline (Jacksonville, AL)
  3. Kendall Gulledge (Southside, AL)
  4. Bailey Heflin (Oxford, AL)
  5. John Mackey (Pike Road, AL)
  6. Sawyer McKay (Henagar, AL)
  7. Krista McNutt (Pell City, AL)
  8. Jennie Tanner (Trussville, AL)

sophomores_2014Elite Honors Scholars 2013-14

  1. Alyssa Cunningham (Arley, AL)
  2. Caelan Goss (Piedmont, AL)
  3. Abigail Jaskowski (Jacksonville, AL)
  4. Storm Johnson (Rainsville, AL)
  5. Dylan Kyser (Dora, AL)
  6. Alex McFry (Anniston, AL)
  7. Wesley Schultz (Harvest, AL)
  8. Erin Whetzel (Harvest, AL)

juniors_2014Elite Honors Scholars 2012-13

  1. Lora Corbin (Henager, AL)
  2. Alaina Durham (Bryant, AL)
  3. Trent Ford (Winfield, AL)
  4. Katie Loper (Odenville, AL)
  5. Amanda Parker (Oxford, AL)
  6. David Rickless (Anniston, AL)
  7. Katie Wood (Ranburne, AL)

seniors_2014Elite Honors Scholars 2011-12

  1. Micah Burns (Oxford, AL)
  2. Barbara Edwards (Oxford, AL)
  3. Lea Isbell (Lineville, AL)
  4. Daniel Jackson (Altoona, AL)
  5. Lauren McClendon (Rainbow City, AL)
  6. Emily Smith (Guin, AL)
  7. Noah Trudeau (Gadsden, AL)


Elite Honors Scholars 2010-11

  1. Gregory Felch (Huntsville, AL)
  2. Whitney Gaut (Wilsonville, AL)
  3. Brian Hinkemeyer (Newnan, GA)
  4. Terry Hinkemeyer (Newnan, GA)
  5. Evan Mince (Ft. Payne, AL)
  6. Emilee Smith (Jacksonville, AL)

To be eligible for a 2020 Marshall Scholarship, candidates must:

  • be citizens of the United States of America (at the time they apply for a scholarship);
  • (by the time they take up their scholarship i.e. September 2020) hold their first undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States;
  • have obtained a grade point average of not less than 3.7 on their undergraduate degree. (Applicants must have a GPA of 3.7 at the time of application). We do not accept rounded GPA's.
  • have graduated from their first undergraduate college or university after April 2017.
  • not have studied for or hold a degree or degree-equivalent qualification from a British University or GCSE or A Levels taken at school in the UK.

Before completing the application, candidates are advised to consider the objectives of the Marshall Scholarship Programme (see opening paragraph of the Rules for Candidates) and to be aware that the selection committees are seeking candidates who have the potential to excel as scholars, leaders and as contributors to improved UK-US understanding. Our selection criteria can be found here.

The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission promotes an equal opportunities policy. Scholarship awards are based on merit following a fair and transparent selection process. The Marshall Commission seeks and recruit students from all backgrounds.

Students interested in applying for this scholarship should contact Dr. Lori Owens by August 15, 2019.

Marshall Scholarship Application