Scholarships

 

Scholarships at J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College

J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College offers a variety of scholarships through the college, industry and educational partners.  The college strives to ensure the information contained here is maintained, but often other opportunities are available through the financial aid office for short term or supplemental programs.  Please visit the Office of Financial Aid in 703 for additional information.

J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College Institutional Scholarships

J. F. Drake Community and Technical College Institutional Scholarship Application

Scholarships & Eligibility Requirements

J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College Institutional Scholarship - Academic

This scholarship covers the total cost of tuition and is renewed each semester as long as the student meets GPA and attendance requirements. 

Priority deadlines for application are as follows:
March 15 - New Students for Fall Semester
March 15 - New & Returning Students for Summer Term
July 15 - Returning Students for Fall Semester
October 15 - New & Returning Students for Spring Semester

The above deadlines are for priority consideration.  These dates may change based on availability of funds and number of applicants. 

 The following criteria must also be met for consideration to receive a Drake State Institutional Scholarship:

  • Must meet admission requirements
  • Must provide high school or official college transcript
  • Must have letter of reference from a school/college official (principal, counselor or instructor)
  • Must be enrolled for 12 hours each semester
  • Must have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Current students, high school graduates, and transfer students are eligible

J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College Institutional Scholarship - Leadership

This scholarship covers one-half (50 percent) of the cost of tuition and fees and is renewed each semester as long as the student meets GPA and attendance requirements. Application deadline: March 15

  • Must meet admission requirements
  • Must provide high school or official college transcript
  • Must have letter of reference from a school/college official (principal, counselor or instructor)
  • Must be enrolled for 12 hours each semester
  • Must have an overall GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • High school graduates and transfer students are eligible

Aerojet Scholarship

Applications are open to recent high school graduates or first semester students who enroll at Drake State in a program leading to a career in the advanced manufacturing industry. Priority will be given to students enrolling in the following programs:

  • Engineering Graphics
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Welding
  • Industrial Systems Technology 

Applications are currently available in the Office of Financial Aid (Building 700 Room 3) or by clicking here for an application.

Senior Adult Scholarship

This is a state funded tuition waiver available each term to students in attendance who are Alabama residents, 60 years of age or older, and who meet the general admission standards of the institution, any specific admission standards established for a program of study, and any specific admission standards for a course, including pre-requisites.

The scholarship/waiver is restricted to credit courses on a space available basis and is limited to tuition only. Required institutional fees and other expenses, including lab fees, books and supplies, are the responsibility of the student.
 

Grainger Scholarship Fund

Grainger offers four (4) scholarships to students who have completed at least 50% of the following programs:

  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Systems Technology
  • Graphics Engineering Technology

Students may also be enrolling for the first time in the following programs:

  • Automotive Systems Technology
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Technology

Applicants must have a 2.0 GPA verifiable by transcripts, plan to enroll for at least 12 semester hours for Fall 2011 and submit a 150 word essay explaining the need for financial assistance.

Applications are avaliable in the Office of Financial Aid. Deadline will be published each year. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association Scholarship

AAMA has established manufacturing scholarships for individuals pursuing an automotive manufacturing education at two-year colleges in Alabama.

Look at the links below for more information.

http://www.aama.to
http://resadmin.uah.edu/aama/scholarship/
http://www.aama.to/press/scholarshiprelease.pdf

Bridgestone Firestone Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded in the amount of $500 and may be applied to tuition, fees and books, according to need, to students majoring in the Automotive Mechanics Program.
Application deadline: On-going

  • Must be enrolled in the Automotive Mechanics Program
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must complete Bridgestone Firestone Scholarship Application
  • Must submit two letters of recommendation; one personal and one scholastic
  • Must be enrolled for at least three-quarters time (3/4)
  • Must provide a copy of the most recent academic transcript
  • Must provide a written statement of financial need

Engelhard Chemical Corporation Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded in an amount up $500 and may be applied to tuition, fees, and/or books, according to need, to students majoring in the following programs: Machine Tool Technology; Industrial Electricity, Welding, A/C and Refrigeration Technology, Industrial Electronics and Automotive Mechanics. Application deadline: On-going

  • Must complete an Engelhard Scholarship Application
  • Must have two letters of recommendation; one personal and one scholastic
  • Must be enrolled at least three-quarters time (3/4) (9 credit hours minimum)
  • Must provide a copy of the most recent academic transcript
  • Must provide a written statement of financial need

Judge Harris Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship provides financial assistance to students enrolled at J.F. Drake State Technical College in the Automotive Mechanics Technology Program, who intend to complete the program of study in the field of Automotive Mechanics and/or may already be employed in the field of Automotive Mechanics prior to applying for the scholarship. This scholarship will cover tuition, books, tools and certification expenses as long as the student meets eligibility criteria. Application deadline: On-going

  • Must have a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must not be a recipient of any other grants, including the Pell Grant
  • Must demonstrate financial need

District 19/Representative Laura Hall Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded in the amount of $1,500 to cover tuition, books and fees. This scholarship is open to all students in all programs of study. Application deadline: On-going

  • Must be a resident of the House of Representatives Legislative District 19 in Huntsville, Alabama at the time of initial application
  • Must have a minimum of 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 hours
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must re-apply each year as long as he/she continues to meet the criteria

SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund

Scholarship assistance is available to those pursuing careers in the $29-billion dollar specialty equipment industry. Career path opportunities include:

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Advertising/PR
  • Design/Graphics
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Photo/Journalism
  • Race Car Driver/Crew
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Technicians
  • Transportation

The 5,700 SEMA-member firms range from large Fortune 500 manufacturers to small local retailers. It is a vibrant, exciting industry that is on a solid growth curve.

Scholarships are available for graduate studies, 2- and 4-year degrees and vocational/technical certificates.

To find out more about SEMA Scholarships, and to download an application, go to www.sema.org/scholarships. Application deadline: April 28
 

The Alabama Home Builders Foundation

This scholarship is available in January to students enrolled in construction-related curriculum. Application deadline: On-going

  • Must be an Alabama resident
  • Must be enrolled and attending a junior college, technical school or university in Alabama 

Visit the Alabama Homebuilders Association website for an application and more information.

Women's Economic Development Council Foundation Scholarship (WEDC)

This scholarship is to provide financial and mentoring support to adult women seeking an academic degree or technical training in order to become self-sufficient or to achieve significant advancement in their current employment. Special consideration is given to those responsible for dependent care. The grant amount ranges from $500 - $2500 and may be used for tuition, fees, books, dependent care, transportation or related expenses. It is preferred that the applicant be employed. Applications are available in January of each year and must be mailed to the WEDC Foundation by April 1. Application deadline: April 1

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be a Madison County resident
  • Must have an annual household income, preferably, of less than 32,000

Please vist the website http://www.wedcfoundation.org/ to download annual application.

Women's Opportunity Award

This grant is awarded in the amount of $500 to women that are motivated to achieve their educational and career goals. Previous Women's Opportunity Award recipients are ineligible to apply. Women who already have an undergraduate degree are ineligible to apply. Soroptimists, employees of Soroptimist, and the immediate families of both are ineligible to apply.

  • Must have been accepted into or attending vocational/skills training or undergraduate program.
  • Must have financial need
  • Must submit a completed grant application
  • Must reside in one of the Soroptimist International of the Americas' member countries and territories. ( Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guam, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Taiwan, United States of America and Venezuela).

Please visit Web site http://www.soroptimist.org/awards/apply.html to apply. Deadline is Dec. 1 of each year.

Joe Francis Hair Care Scholarship Foundation

For consideration, applicants must be currently applying for entrance into Cosmetology/Barber School, OR actively enrolled in a Cosmetology/Barber program. If you graduate from Cosmetology or Barber School between the dates of January 1st through August 31st of the current award year, you are not eligible. Esthetician or Nail training students are not eligible.

  • Application becomes available January 1st of every year.
  • Application Deadline: June 1st of every year.

 For application and more information concerning this scholarship- please visit www.joefrancis.com

J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College Alumni Book Scholarship

J.F. Drake State Technical College is pleased to announce its Alumni Book Scholarship. The scholarship is for Cosmetology and Nursing students only. The following criteria must be met to be considered for this scholarship:

  • Enrolled in the Cosmetology or LPN program at J.F. Drake State Technical College
  • Complete the Alumni Association Scholarship application.
  • Provide a one-page essay explaining why you chose J.F. Drake State Technical College.
  • Two letters of recommendation (1) personal recommendation (2) scholastic recommendation.
  • Enroll for at least three-quarter time (9 credit hour minimum)
  • Provide statement of financial need.
The scholarship may be used for book purchases only, not to exceed $250 per semester. Applications can be picked up in the Financial Aid Office in Building 700.

 

Redstone Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Redstone Federal Credit Union’s (RFCU) Scholarship Program rewards and supports the pursuit of higher education by its members. RFCU awards eleven $2000 scholarships to students pursuing a higher education. Seven of the scholarship recipients are students attending partner colleges/universities, including:

  • Alabama A&M University
  • J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College
  • The University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Oakwood University
  • Calhoun Community College
  • Athens State University

The remaining four are awarded to members attending other institutions.  For application and deadline information please visit: https://www.redfcu.org

Beauty Schools Marketing Group Cosmetology Scholarship

The Beauty Schools Marketing Group $2,500 cosmetology scholarship can be used to pursue an education in cosmetology, barbering, esthetics and skin care, nail technology, makeup artistry, or several other beauty disciplines. The deadlines for application are January 31, April 30, July 31, and October 31 each year. There is no fee required to apply for this scholarship.  http://www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com/cosmetology-school-scholarships.php