Earn additional funding towards your education through Lawson State scholarships. As a full-time student, you may be eligible for scholarships based on your academic standing or your participation in various programs and activities at Lawson. Learn more and apply today!

New Student Scholarships

As a first-time college student, you may be eligible for various scholarships depending on your financial need, academic merit, talent, or area of study. See what scholarships you qualify for.
To qualify for these scholarships, you must be an admitted student. Submit these additional items to the Office of Financial Aid by April 15.

Current Student Scholarships

Apply for Current Student Scholarships
Already attending Lawson State? You may be eligible for these scholarships based on your current academic standing and participation. View the brochure for a description of scholarships.
To qualify for these scholarships, you must be an unconditionally admitted student at Lawson State. Submit these items to the Office of Financial Aid by June 15 or sooner if you intend on using these scholarships for summer classes.

Non-Traditional Scholarships

View a listing of preferred internal and external scholarships.
If you received your GED on or after July 1, 2002, you may receive one free course at Lawson State. You can only use this free course once at any Alabama Two-Year College. Eligibility is verified through the Department of Postsecondary Education before tuition credit is applied to your account.
If you're over 60 years old, you're eligible for a tuition waiver. You must follow standard admissions procedures and meet all course prerequisites. Waivers only apply to college-credit courses and do not include books, fees, supplies, or tools.

Scholarship FAQ

Find answers to all of your scholarship questions.

Scholarships are awarded based on the criteria set by the specific scholarship. The Scholarship Committee reviews all applications and awards the scholarship based on need and eligibility. We use all of the information provided to us, including the FAFSA, to determine who and how much students receive.

You must submit a letter by June 15th requesting the continuation of your scholarship. You also need to include a transcript showing your spring semester grades and a processed FAFSA for the next year.

Once your application has been reviewed, you will receive an award letter.  The award letter includes the type of scholarship that you have received, the level of the award, the duration of the award, and any other state/federal financial aid assistance.

In order to maintain eligibility, you must be enrolled in 12-18 semester credit hours per semester depending upon your degree plan. If you take less than 12 credits in a semester, you will lose your scholarship.

The Scholarship Committee monitors a recipient's academic progress each semester to determine if the scholarship is renewable.  You must maintain a cumulative minimum 3.00 GPA or higher each semester.  If at any time, your cumulative GPA falls below 3.00, you will lose your scholarship.

Yes. On the application, you can choose to apply for a summer scholarship. If you choose to enroll in a summer term, you must take 9-12 semester credit hours to receive a scholarship.

You are only eligible for one Lawson State scholarship per year.

Unfortunately, only full-time students are eligible for scholarships. You must take 12 credits or more each semester to be eligible.

Transfer students are eligible for scholarships after their first semester. You may still receive state/federal financial aid by completing the FAFSA.

Still have questions? Reach out to us!

Contact us by email, phone, or stop by. You can also complete this contact form to submit your questions. 


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