Scholarship Information  

*Scholarship Update*
To still be in compliance with the submission of scholarship applications and supporting documentation, you may submit via e-mail to: Of course, should you need any assistance, you may contact us at the same e-mail address, which will be checked daily.

Eligibility Guidelines

Eligibility guidelines for scholarships at Lawson State Community College differ depending upon whether you are a new student, currently enrolled student, or by a student's program of study. The eligibility guidelines are defined below by category:

LSCC Scholarship brochure .pdf

New Students

(applicants who have not attended a college before) may qualify for the following scholarships:

Salutatorians, Valedictorians or Students ranked as #1 or #2  
 All books, tuition and fees
Other New Students 4.00 - 3.75 GPA 100% tuition
3.74 - 3.50 GPA 75% tuition
3.49 - 3.00 GPA 50% tuition
Career Technical Waiver - 2.25 gpa

Applicants must have on file an admission application, scholarship application, letter of recommendation, official high school transcript including the last semester attended showing a 3.0 or above cumulative grade point average and the date of graduation, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All materials must be on file before the April 15th deadline date. Applicants will be notified of their financial aid award package including all scholarships, grants, and work-study on or before July 30th.

Please note: 

 **All LSCC Scholarship waivers are awarded the applicable in state tuition and fees for up to 15 credit hours, and exclude online, late, Nursing, Orientation, and Testing fees.** 

To complete form:  Save document to a location on your computer; type information directly on the form. Submit via e mail.Read requirements carefully. Attach required supplemental information, e.g. letter of recommendation, transcript.

LSCC Scholarship HS

Currently Enrolled Students

Currently enrolled students must submit a completed scholarship application, including a letter of recommendation. A processed FAFSA must also be submitted by June 15th. Scholarships for currently enrolled students are awarded in one of three categories (see below).

Freshman Students

Freshmen student must have earned 12-32 credit hours in 100 level courses with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00. 50% tuition and fees, excluding online testing and some other fees, will be awarded.

Sophomore Students

Sophomore students must have earned 33 or more credit hours in 100 level courses with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50. 75% tuition and fees, excluding online testing andn some fees, will be awarded.

Transfer Students

Transfer students must be enrolled at Lawson State Community College one semester prior to completing a scholarship application, have a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average and 12 or more semester hours of 100 level courses. 50% tuition and fees, excluding online testing and some fees, will be awarded.
To complete form: Save document to a location on your computer; type information directly on the form. Submit via e mail with required letter of recommendation.

LSCC Scholarship
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 Other Scholarships

Other scholarships such as Performing Arts, Leadership, Pastor's Educational Scholarship, Cheerleading, and Dance Team are available. Criteria for these scholarships includes active participation set by the advisors for each area. Use the links below to review other special scholarships and scholarship search sites:

Scholarships in Alabama 

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Funds
We, The People - Constitution Day
Don't Text and Drive Scholarship
AAMA - Alabama Automotive Manufacturing Association - Deadline November 14th 
TechForce  - Automotive. Diesel. Auto Restoration
Alpha Connection Scholarship.pdf
American Muscle Automotive
American Welding Society 

Army National Guard Scholarships
Automotive Scholarships.pdf
How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay
Delta Sigma Theta LSCC Scholarship - Deadline - March 1
Delta Sigma Theta - North Manhattan Alumnae Scholarship
For  students transferring to an HBCU 4 year institution - Deadline: April 22
Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship
LSCC Delta - Omega Scholarship
Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders  - Deadline: April 28
Alabama Homebuilders Scholarship  -Available September 1 - March 15!
Be Bold - No Essay
Coca Cola Scholarship
Horatio Alger Career Tech Scholarships - Priority Deadline - June 15
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Junior League of Birmingham - Deadline - January 12
Marsha Kelley-Sutton Foundation Scholarship
Scholarships for Millitary Children
$2000 PixelPlex Bi-Annual STEM Scholarship
Regions Black History Scholarship - Deadline 3.31
Thurgood Marshall Scholarships - Deadline March 8!
US Foods Scholars  - Deadline May 12!
UPromise Scholarship Information
Walter L. Moore Scholarship
WiseGeek Mental Health Wellbeing Scholarship

Executive Women InternationalASIST: Any adult currently enrolled or heading to college
Deadline - March 25!

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Scholarships with December Deadlines
Alabama National Guard Scholarship
Fred and Marian Bovie Welding Scholarship
Scholarship Opportunities for Minority Women
Global Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship
Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship
Simpson Foundation - must be a resident of Wilcox County
Southern Automotive Women's Forum
UAB Transfer Scholarships
USA Link Scholarship.pdf

Private Scholarships

Private scholarships are available based on specific criteria established by the agencies or organizations sponsoring the scholarships. Assistance is also provided for students who transfer to other colleges and universities.

GED Recipients

GED recipients on or after July 1, 2002 may receive one free course at Lawson State Community College. However, students may use the free course only once at any Alabama Two Year College and eligibility if verified through the Alabama Community System's central office before tuition credit is applied to a student's account. Students must complete the GED Free Course Request Form and may acquire this form on the website or at either campus (Birmingham or Bessemer) location of the Admissions Office.

Click here for GED Free Course Request Form.

Ready to Work Free Course Request Form

Click here for the Ready to Work Free Course Request Form

 Senior Adult Tuition Waivers

Persons age 60 or over may receive tuition scholarships. Such persons must follow standard admissions procedures and meet all course prerequisites as stated in the catalog. Waivers apply ONLY to college-credit courses and do not include books, fees, supplies, or tools. Registration will take place during regular registration periods. Available space will not be assured until the last day of late registration. In the event space is no longer available, such persons will be required to withdraw from the course.

Click here for Senior Adult Tuition Waiver Form

Award Process

 The recipient must complete an agreement form and submit it to the Office of Student Financial Services before the recipient receives his / her award notification. The award notification includes the type of scholarship that has been awarded, the level of the award, the duration of the award as well as any other provided state / federal financial aid assistance. 

Recipients must enroll in 12-18 semester credit hours per semester depending upon their degree plan. The duration of the scholarship is for one academic year (fall and spring semesters) and  for one program of study. If the student chooses to enroll for summer term, the student must take 9-12 semester credit hours to receive a scholarship. Student must notify Student Financial Services if they are not able to enroll in the required number of credit hours. Documentation must be provided.

The Scholarship Committee monitors a recipient's academic progress each semester to determine if the scholarship is renewable. A student must maintain a cumulative minimum 3.00 grade point average or higher each semester. If, at any time, the cumulative grade point average falls below 3.00, or the student changes majors, the student forfeits the scholarship.

Renewal Process

Students must complete the renewal scholarship agreement form that will be sent to them in May, and submit to Student Financial Services for continuation of scholarship by June 15, with a copy of the transcript attached which includes the Spring Semester Grades. A processed FAFSA for the next year must be submitted by June 15th.

Students will be notified of their financial award package, including all scholarships, grants, and work-study on or before July 30th.