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Seniors! Wallace Scholarship Opportunity

*Seniors have the attachment in their emails!

Interested students with at least a 2.5 GPA can learn more information and apply directly through the website, Applicants must use the scholarship toward an automotive-related program, including the following: Automotive Manufacturing Technology; Automotive Manufacturing; Automotive Service Technician; Computer Numerical Control; Engineering Technology; Industrial Electronics Technology; Industrial Maintenance Technology; Injection Molding; Logistics; Machine Shop/Tool Technology; Manufacturing Technology; Mechanical Design Technology; Mechatronics; or Welding Technology.

Scholarship Deadlines

If you have been accepted to a college or university, first of all, congratulations!!!

Check to see if you are eligible for institution or foundation scholarships.  The deadline is December 1st for many places.  Even if you are not sure if you are going to that college or university, it is better to apply for the scholarship.  The deadlines are firm.  They do not take them late.

Message from Auburn

This is a reminder that the Early Action deadline is about 2 weeks away!! Please make sure any student interested in applying for Early Action submit their online application, official high school transcript, and official ACT/SAT test scores by November 1st.

·         Application- It consists of 1 essay and 2 short answer questions à
o   If students have forgotten their login information, please have them email meThey do not need to start another application.
·         Test Scores- We only look at the highest composite score per student and scores must be sent from the testing agency. We also don’t need the writing portion.
·         Transcripts- An official high school transcript can be mailed or sent electronically (Parchment, Naviance, National Clearing House, SCOIR, etc.). We use the weighted and cumulative GPA from 9th-11th grades.
o   Mailing Address: Admissions Processing, 1550 East Glenn Avenue, Suite 1210, Auburn, AL 36849

Competitive applicants generally fall between a 25-30 ACT and a 3.5-4.1 GPA. Please have students falling below this contact me before they submit an application.

Early Action decisions will go out December 1st. Students can check their application status online. Accepted students then have 2 weeks to apply for scholarships before December 15th. Accepted students will also have access to the on-campus housing application in early December. Please feel free to share the following timeline with your students.

Fall 2020 Application Open
August 15, 2019

October 1, 2019

Early Action Deadline (non-binding)
November 1, 2019
Early Action Decisions Released
December 1, 2019

Scholarship Application Deadline
December 15, 2019
Deadline to submit the FAFSA for need-based scholarship consideration
December 15, 2019

Priority FAFSA Deadline
February 1, 2020

Regular Decision Deadline
February 3, 2020
Regular Decisions Released
March 2, 2020

$250 Non-Refundable Enrollment Deposit Due
May 1, 2020

Alabama Residents Freshmen Merit Scholarships
*Students must be accepted during Early Action to apply for scholarships. Students accepted during Regular Decision are unable to apply for scholarships as a freshmen. Therefore, all freshmen scholarship eligible students must apply for Early Action.

Test Score
Estimated Annual
Award Amount
Estimated Four-Year Award Amount
Scholarship Application Deadline
33-36 ACT
1450-1600 SAT
Value of Resident Tuition
Value of Resident Tuition
December 15th
30-32 ACT
1360-1440 SAT
December 15th
28-29 ACT
1300-1350 SAT
December 15th
26-27 ACT
1230-1290 SAT
December 15th

Junior / Senior night with Ms. Lisa Sanders

Here is the information that Ms. Sanders gave:

The Career Search will help you match your skills and interests with potential careers.

The U.S. Department of Education’s college search tool, College Navigator, is a way to find colleges and career schools that may fit your needs. You can search for schools by location, degrees offered, programs and majors, tuition and fees, setting, size, and much more. College Navigator allows you to compare schools, save your session, and export your results into a spreadsheet.

You can look up the cost and assess the value of colleges using the College Scorecard.

Considering going to college? Use the FAFSA4caster. A student of any age can use FAFSA4caster. The purpose of the tool is to provide an early estimate of aid eligibility so the family can plan ahead. FAFSA4caster asks for information such as earnings and taxes and then provides estimate of how much the student might get from the federal student aid programs. Students and parents should remember that FAFSA4caster is not the official federal aid application. FAFSA4caster provides information only about federal aid; students also should apply for state and institutional aid as well as private scholarships.

You ARE planning to go to college? Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) @

Need help finding scholarships? Check out:

U.S. Department of Labor’s FREE scholarship search tool

Need more information Federal Student Aid? Go to: