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State Treasurer and CollegeCounts Board Chair Young Boozer is calling on eligible Alabama students to apply for the newly-established CollegeCounts Scholarship.

"This scholarship program will help qualified Alabamians who may find it difficult to get other types of scholarship assistance," said Boozer. "Not every student makes a 30 or higher on their ACT, or has parents who can afford to write a check for tuition. But there are thousands of bright young minds in our state who work hard and deserve help achieving their dream of a college degree."

The program is designed to offer financial assistance to Alabama students who plan to enroll in Alabama colleges and universities. It will provide one-time awards of $4,000 to qualified recipients enrolling in four-year schools and $2,000 to those enrolling in two-year schools. Eligible students may apply online beginning January 2nd.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:

  • Be a high school senior or first-time college freshman
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be an Alabama resident
  • Be enrolled or planning to enroll in an Alabama eligible educational institution
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Have an ACT score of 26 or below (applicants attending a two-year school will not be required to submit ACT scores)

 

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