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LBWCC Institutional and College Foundation Scholarships

Each year, LBWCC offers scholarships to qualified students in various areas including (but not limited to) academics, athletics, leadership, performing arts, and service. In addition to the traditional scholarships offered by the college, scholarships through the Lurleen B. Wallace Community College Foundation are available. A brief description of each scholarship, the award amount, and the criteria for selection and retention of the scholarship are listed below. Please know:

  • Students may apply for multiple scholarships but can be awarded only one.
  • Scholarships are awarded for one year and must be used beginning the fall semester of the year awarded.
  • Students may be eligible for renewal of their scholarship for the second year based on the continuation policy found in their scholarship agreement.
  • Students will not be eligible to receive an institutional scholarship for more than two consecutive years.
  • All students completing the LBWCC Institutional and Foundation Scholarship Application will be considered for the Presidential Academic, Presidential Technical, and LBWCC Foundation Scholarships based upon their stated type of program and if they have completed all aspects of the scholarship application. Some LBWCC Foundation Scholarships are based on financial need. To be considered for those scholarships, students should explain any circumstances that demonstrate a special financial need for assistance with their college expenses.

To complete online please click the Institutional and Foundation Scholarships application.

The Institutional and Foundation Scholarships deadline is noon on Friday, February 12, 2021.

Academic Scholarships

Honors Program Scholarships

Description: Up to 15 students will be admitted each year to LBWCC’s Honors Program, which is located on the Andalusia Campus for students pursuing an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree.
Minimum GPA Requirement: Incoming freshmen must have a minimum 90 average to be considered.
Length and Value: Two-semester scholarship that will cover tuition and fees up to $3,500 (up to $1,750 Fall 2021 semester and up to $1,750 Spring 2022 semester) as long as the student is enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. Only in approved academic circumstances will scholarships be awarded to students taking less than 12 credit hours and the scholarship award amount will be prorated.
Continuation Policy: This scholarship is renewable for a second year for students who successfully complete 24 credit hours, which include honors courses, with a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.250.
Additional Requirements: The Honors Program Scholarship selection has two phases.

Phase One: Application Packet and Essay
Application Packet: Applicants must submit the LBWCC Institutional Scholarship Application, current high school transcript, the essay component, and two (2) letters of recommendation by the February 12th deadline. Letters of recommendation can be written by teachers, counselors, principals, community leaders, or employers. Applicants must have taken the ACT and scored 18 or higher in English and 18 or higher in mathematics. Those applicants who have not previously taken the placement assessment or who are not exempt from it will need to take the placement assessment on Thursday, February 11th. Sign up for placement at https://www.picktime.com/lbwccassessment. Students who place into developmental courses will not be considered as candidates for the Honors Program.
Essay Component: Choose one of the following topics and write an answer using the correct form (introduction, body, and conclusion). Your answer should be no less than 350 words.

  1. As a young adult preparing to enter the college environment, you will bring with you specific talents and abilities. Using specific examples for clarification, describe the talents and abilities that you believe will help you be successful at LBWCC. How will you use those abilities to positively impact the lives of others while a student on our campus?
  2. Character is defined as “who we are when no one is looking.” At the core of the character is a set of beliefs that define our view of life, relationships, and of morality. Describe your “character” using examples from your experiences.
  3. According to “Born To Be Wired: The Role of New Media for a Digital Generation,” on a typical day, a teenager selects from 200+ cable television networks, 5,500 consumer magazine titles, 10,500 radio stations, 30 million blogs, and over 2 billion websites. There are currently 240 million television sets in the U.S. — 2 million of which are in bathrooms. We have more information available to us, instantly than any previous generation. In what positive and innovative ways can our society use this technology?
  4. Sometimes, getting along with family members can be the hardest thing to do. Describe some things you can do or have done to improve your family relationships.
  5. What habits of mind or personal characteristics are essential for college success? (Examples: intellectual curiosity, persistence, open-mindedness, questioning/critical thinking, reflection/meta-cognition, confidence, time management, inventiveness, pride in work.)

Phase Two: On-Campus Interview
After reviewing the information provided in Phase One, the Honors Program Committee will select and notify students to be interviewed for the Honors Program Scholarships.
For further information regarding the honors program, contact Anthony Sanders at asanders@lbwcc.edu 334.881.2287.
To complete online please click the Institutional and Foundation Scholarships application.
The Institutional and Foundation Scholarships deadline is February 12, 2021.

Valedictorian and Salutatorian Scholarship

Description: Incoming freshmen who were named by their high schools as valedictorian or salutatorian for the 2021 graduating class.
Length and Value: Two-semester scholarship that will cover tuition and fees up to $3,500 (up to $1,750 Fall 2021 semester and up to $1,750 Spring 2022 semester) as long as the student is enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. Only in approved academic circumstances will scholarships be awarded to students taking less than 12 credit hours and the scholarship award amount will be prorated. One-year scholarship that will cover tuition and fees up to $3,500 ($1,750 fall semester and $1,750 spring semester)
Continuation Policy: This scholarship is not renewable for a second year.
For further information, contact Heather Owen at howen@lbwcc.edu or 334.881.2282.
To complete online please click the Institutional and Foundation Scholarships application.
The Institutional and Foundation Scholarships deadline is February 12, 2021.

Leadership and Service Scholarships

Leadership Scholarships

Description: Incoming freshmen and returning students who have demonstrated high academic and leadership abilities.
Minimum GPA and Enrollment Requirements: Incoming freshmen must have a minimum 80 average. All others must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipients are required to become active members of the Student Government Association. They must also complete at least ten hours each semester with the SGA and participate in at least two SGA sponsored events.
Length and Value: Two-semester scholarship that will cover tuition and fees up to $1,000 (up to $500 Fall 2021 semester and up to $500 Spring 2022 semester) as long as the student is enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. Only in approved academic circumstances will scholarships be awarded to students taking less than 12 credit hours and the scholarship award amount will be prorated.

Continuation Policy: Students can reapply each year. Second-year awards are competitive and based on student involvement, successful completion of credit hours, and cumulative grade point average.
Additional Requirements: Applicants should list any leadership accomplishments and extracurricular activities, as well as any club/church/organization affiliations.
For further information, contact Heather Owen at howen@lbwcc.edu or 334.881.2282.
To complete online please click the Institutional and Foundation Scholarships application.
The Institutional and Foundation Scholarships deadline is February 12, 2021.

Ambassadors Scholarships

Description: Ambassadors serve as official hosts for LBW Community College activities and public events held in the college’s service area.
Minimum GPA and Enrollment Requirement: Incoming freshmen must have a minimum 90 average. All others must have a minimum 3.5 GPA to be considered.
Length and Value: Two-semester scholarship that will cover tuition and fees up to $3,000 (up to $1,500 Fall 2021 semester and up to $1,500 Spring 2021 semester) as long as the student is enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. Only in approved academic circumstances will scholarships be awarded to students taking less than 12 credit hours and the scholarship award amount will be prorated. A partial scholarship may be available to take summer classes.
Continuation Policy: This scholarship is renewable for a second year for students who successfully complete 24 credit hours with a 2.5 GPA and who faithfully complete all duties assigned to Ambassadors.
Additional Requirements: The applicant must submit a completed application form and two letters of reference. A high school senior must submit at least one of the two reference letters written by his or her high school principal or guidance counselor. The letter from the school official should indicate the student’s grade average and ACT scores. Applicants must submit an essay of no fewer than 250 words answering this question: “As an LBWCC Ambassador, how will you promote LBWCC?”. Qualified applicants may be invited to participate in an interview with the selection committee.
For further information, contact:
Andalusia Campus Sponsor, Diaon Cook at dcook@lbwcc.edu or 334.881.2256
Greenville Campus Sponsor, Shana Burke at sburke@lbwcc.edu or 334.382.2133 ext. 3102
MacArthur Campus Sponsor, Kelly Weeks at kweeks@lbwcc.edu or 334.493.5331

To complete online please click the Institutional and Foundation Scholarships application.
The Institutional and Foundation Scholarships deadline is February 12, 2021.

Performing Arts Scholarships

Performing Arts – Art Scholarship

Description: Performing Arts – Art Scholarships are awarded to students who perform over and above those requirements normally expected for art students.
Minimum GPA and Enrollment Requirement: Incoming freshmen must have a minimum 75 average. All others must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. An art studio class on the Andalusia campus is required during both semesters while on this scholarship. Students must exhibit finished artwork in the annual LBW Student Art Exhibition.
Length and Value: Two-semester scholarship that will cover tuition and fees up to $3,000 (up to $1,500 Fall semester and up to $1,500 Spring semester) as long as the student is enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. Only in approved academic circumstances will scholarships be awarded to students taking less than 12 credit hours and the scholarship award amount will be prorated.
Continuation Policy: For scholarships to be renewed, the student must successfully complete 24 semester hours and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 by the end of 12 months to be considered for the second year. Scholarship recipients must also successfully complete and submit for review a portfolio of artworks completed during the first year to the art instructor.
Additional Requirements: A portfolio review is required along with an official Portfolio Submission Form. Please click Portfolio Submission Form. The portfolio should include a brief artist’s statement describing what the student plans to accomplish through his/her artwork. Portfolio submissions will be accepted February 23-25, 2021, and must contain a minimum of six pieces and a maximum of eight pieces of artwork.
For further information, contact Misti Purvis at mpurvis@lbwcc.edu or 334.881.2250.
To complete online please click the Institutional and Foundation Scholarships application.
The Institutional and Foundation Scholarships deadline is February 12, 2021.

Performing Arts – Drama Scholarship

Description: Performing Arts – Drama Scholarships are awarded to students interested in drama/performing arts.
Minimum GPA and Enrollment Requirement: Incoming freshmen must have a minimum 75 average. All others must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. An acting class on the Andalusia campus is required each semester while on this scholarship. Students who are accepted into the drama program must participate in all drama performance activities, which will include hours beyond the classroom experience.
Length and Value: Two-semester scholarship that will cover tuition and fees up to $3,000 (up to $1,500 Fall semester and up to $1,500 Spring semester) as long as the student is enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. Only in approved academic circumstances will scholarships be awarded to students taking less than 12 credit hours and the scholarship award amount will be prorated.
Continuation Policy: Scholarship renewal is at the discretion of the faculty sponsor. The student must also successfully complete 24 semester hours and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 by the end of 12 months to be considered for the second year.
Additional Requirements: Must arrange an interview with a faculty sponsor. Interviews will be conducted between October 1, 2020, and March 1, 2021.
For further information, contact Eric Lidh at elidh@lbwcc.edu or 334.881.2252
To complete online please click the Institutional and Foundation Scholarships application.
The Institutional and Foundation Scholarships deadline is February 12, 2021.

Performing Arts – Music Scholarship

Description: Performing Arts – Music Scholarships are awarded annually on the basis of musical ability, integrity, and leadership to students who perform over and above those requirements normally expected for an Ensemble student. Interested students must audition on March 8, 2021, or March 9, 2021. Only in extreme circumstances will an audition be granted on another date.
Minimum GPA and Enrollment Requirement: Incoming freshmen must have a minimum 75 average. All others must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Scholarship recipients must enroll in an Ensemble class each semester while on scholarship.
Length and Value: Two-semester scholarship that will cover tuition and fees up to $3,000 (up to $1,500 Fall semester and up to $1,500 Spring semester) as long as the student is enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. Only in approved academic circumstances will scholarships be awarded to students taking less than 12 credit hours and the scholarship award amount will be prorated.
Continuation Policy: Scholarship renewal is at the discretion of the director. First-year members must successfully complete 24 semester hours, excluding MUL credit courses, and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 by the end of the spring semester to be considered for the second year.
Additional Requirements: Vocal auditions will be held on Monday, March 8, 2021, and instrumental auditions will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Please click Ensemble Audition Requirements.
For further information, contact Johnny Brewer at jbrewer@lbwcc.edu or 334.881.2238.
To complete online please click the Institutional and Foundation Scholarships application.
The Institutional and Foundation Scholarships deadline is February 12, 2021.

All students completing the LBWCC Institutional and Foundation Scholarship Application will be considered for the Presidential Academic, Presidential Technical, and LBWCC Foundation Scholarships based upon their stated type of program and if they have completed all aspects of the scholarship application

Presidential Academic Scholarships

Description: Students who have demonstrated high academic abilities.
Minimum GPA Requirement: Incoming freshmen must have a minimum 90 average. All others must have a minimum 3.5 GPA to be considered.
Length and Value: Two-semester scholarship that will cover tuition and fees up to $3,000 (up to $1,500 Fall semester and up to $1,500 Spring semester) as long as the student is enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. Only in approved academic circumstances will scholarships be awarded to students taking less than 12 credit hours and the scholarship award amount will be prorated.

Continuation Policy: Students must reapply each year. Second-year awards are competitive and based on successful completion of credit hours and cumulative grade point average.
For further information, contact Heather Owen at howen@lbwcc.edu or 334.881.2282.
To complete online please click the Institutional and Foundation Scholarships application.
The Institutional and Foundation Scholarships deadline is February 12, 2021.

Presidential Technical Scholarships

Description: Students who plan to enroll in an LBWCC technical program of study.
Minimum GPA and Enrollment Requirement: Incoming freshmen must have a minimum 80 average. All others must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. To be considered, a student must also indicate a desire to enroll in a technical program.
Length and Value: Three-semester scholarship that will cover tuition and fees up to $4,500 (up to $1,500 Fall 2021 semester, up to $1,500 Spring 2022 semester, and up to $1,500 Summer 2022 semester) as long as the student is enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. Only in approved academic circumstances will scholarships be awarded to students taking less than 12 credit hours and the scholarship award amount will be prorated.
Continuation Policy: Students must reapply each year. Second-year awards are competitive and based on successful completion of credit hours and cumulative grade point average.
Additional Requirements: Students must plan to pursue a program of study in a technical-based field and must indicate this on the Scholarship Application and Admission Application. Recipients MUST enroll in one of the following Certificate or Associate in Applied Science Degree Programs:

  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
  • Automotive Mechanics
  • Child Development
  • Computer Science
  • Cosmetology
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Diesel & Heavy Equipment Mechanics
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Esthetics Technology
  • Forest Technology
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Nail Technology
  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Welding

For further information, contact Heather Owen at howen@lbwcc.edu or 334.881.2282.
To complete online please click the Institutional and Foundation Scholarships application.
The Institutional and Foundation Scholarships deadline is February 12, 2021.

Foundation Scholarships

Description: The Lurleen B. Wallace Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of providing student scholarships and supporting college programs. LBWCC Foundation scholarships are available to students on all campuses.
Minimum GPA and Enrollment Requirements: Incoming freshmen must have a minimum 75 average. All others must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. This GPA must be verified by the high school principal, counselor, or a valid college transcript.
Length and Value: One-year scholarships (in various amounts) for tuition and fees to be divided equally between fall and spring semesters.
Continuation Policy: Students must reapply each year.
Additional Requirements: Scholarship recipients will be required to write thank-you letters to foundation donors. Some LBWCC Foundation Scholarships are based on financial need. To be considered for those scholarships, students should explain any circumstances that demonstrate a special financial need for assistance with their college expenses.
For further information, contact Christy Hawkins at chawkins@lbwcc.edu or 334.881.2248.
To complete online please click the Institutional and Foundation Scholarships application.
The Institutional and Foundation Scholarships deadline is February 12, 2021.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Athletic Scholarships

Description: The College awards Athletic Scholarships in baseball, softball, and men's and women's basketball. Length and Value: Tuition and fees for a maximum of 15 credit hours fall and spring terms and the loan of scholarship books (excluding student workbooks, electronic codes, and remedial course textbooks).
Continuation Policy: Scholarship renewal is at the discretion of the athletic coach. The student must successfully complete 24 semester hours and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 by the end of 12 months to be eligible for the second year renewal. Students must also meet all NJCAA eligibility requirements to maintain athletic scholarship.
Additional Requirements: Interested applicants should contact the appropriate coach for specific information and/or tryouts.
For further information, contact:
Baseball Coach, Steve Helms at shelms@lbwcc.edu or 334.881.2203
Softball Coach, Kaitlynn Wiggins kwiggins@lbwcc.edu or 334.881.2204
Men’s and Women’s Basketball Coach, Ricky Knight at rknight@lbwcc.edu or 334.881.2202

Volleyball Coach, Janie Wiggins, jwiggins@lbwcc.edu or 334-881-2320

Dual Enrollment Scholarships

Description: Provided by the Lurleen B. Wallace Community College Foundation, these scholarships are for those students who plan to enroll in dual enrollment courses at LBWCC during Fall 2021 or Spring 2022. Students must list on the application all dual enrollment courses for which they request scholarship funds.

Minimum GPA Requirement: Minimum 80 average

Length and Value: Scholarships are awarded in partial and full three-credit-hour amounts. The student is responsible for any books or supplies that may be required.

Continuation Policy: The student may reapply each year as long as he/she remains in high school.

Additional Requirements: Students must take the Placement Assessment unless he or she has ACT scores which exempt the student from the Placement Assessment, and must meet pre-requisites for all approved courses at the college.

Along with the LBWCC Dual Enrollment Scholarship Application, students are required to have submitted the following to the LBWCC Admissions Office:

Deadline: June 1, 2021

Click Dual Enrollment Scholarship to apply!

(GED) General Education Diploma Scholarships

To qualify, an applicant must meet all admissions requirements and have successfully completed the Alabama GED Test.
Interested applicants should contact the appropriate Director of Financial Aid for further information
For further information contact: Donna Bass, Director of Financial Aid, 334-881-2272 or dbass@lbwcc.edu

Senior Adult Scholarships

Senior Adult Scholarships are for individuals who are 60 years of age or older who meet the LBWCC admission requirements. Student must enroll for credit; may receive scholarship only one time per course.
For further information contact: Donna Bass, Director of Financial Aid, 334-881-2272 or dbass@lbwcc.edu