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Calling all High School Seniors! Scholarship Opportunities Await You and Your Future!

Education is a fundamental part of life and it’s one of the most important investments students can make as they transition from high school into the real world. As the college years draw closer for many seniors all over the nation, scholarships help with solidifying a choice in the entire process. It’s never too late for students to tap into their potential and be proactive and productive, especially as graduation draws closer.

Students are constantly encouraged to take advantage of the last leg of the school semester to channel their ideas for creative change in Birmingham and cash in on the countless opportunities offered to them through scholarship resources. To further promote this process, the Jefferson-Shelby County chapter of the Alabama State University Alumni Association would like to extend a scholarship opportunity to all students as they launch into their college career. Birmingham City Council President Johnathan F. Austin said the New Year is a perfect time for all students to refuel their thinking and come up with innovative ideas that could help them to fund their college experience.

“We want our students to take advantage of the countless opportunities to excel beyond the classroom,” Council President Austin said. “They are the creative force of our future and it’s important that their voices are heard as local, state and national leaders work to transform our communities.”

The instructions and guidelines are included in the application, but the Scholarship Committee is available if students have further questions.  The deadline for submission is January 31, 2017. Seniors who have been accepted to ASU are also eligible to apply.

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This article is a contribution from Chiara Perry ( in the Birmingham City Council Public Information Office. For more information please contact 205.254.2294.