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CollegeCounts scholarships available

CollegeCounts, Alabama’s 529 college savings fund, will be awarding scholarships in the amount of $4,000 for four years to students who attend a four-year institution and $2,000 for two years for students enrolled in a two-year college.

To be considered for the scholarships the students must:

  • Be a high school senior or first-time college freshmen planning to enroll in an Alabama eligible educational institution in fall 2023
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • ACT score of 26 or below
  • Demonstrate financial need

Scholarships are awarded across Alabama with at least two awards per county, depending on applications.

The scholarships must be used for tuition, fees, books, and supplies and equipment required for course load including computers, and on-campus room and board expense or off-campus housing if enrolled at least half-time and billed through the school.

“In the last ten years, we have been pleased to award $9.3 million to more that 2,700 Alabama students going to Alabama colleges,” saidState Treasurer Young Boozer. “We encourage school counselors and financial aid officers to let students know about this scholarship program.

“CollegeCounts is investing in Alabama’s students and we hope they will invest in our State’s future.”

Applications for the scholarship must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST Feb. 28. Winners will be notified by the end of April via email.

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