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Friday, January 20, 2017

Dr. Earl Cunningham Scholarships 2017

This year, Dr. Earl Cunningham has generously set up THREE $1,000 scholarships for TRIO Upward Bound students.  Select ONE scholarship and complete the essay and required information.  All final documents should be attached in WORD documents in an email on or before March 10 to ATTN: Earl Cunningham Scholarships.

Dr. Earl Cunningham Scholarship—Honoring Leadership and Service
Essay must depict the importance of community involvement, leadership and service, as well as details of how you will use your education to give back to the community.
Homer Richardson Memorial Scholarship—Honoring Academic Excellence
Essay must emphasize the importance your academic excellence, explaining what area of education you plan to pursue in college and your career.
Coretta T. Williams Memorial Scholarship—Honoring College Attendance and Completion Goals
Essay must emphasize the importance of pursuing a college education, completing your college degree, and pursuing a career in a chosen field.

  • 1.    Must have an acceptance letter to either a 2 year or 4 year college or university.
    2.     Must provide a cover letter with the following:
    a.     Name of specific scholarship for which you are applying (listed above).
    b.     Full Name
    c.      Address
    d.     Phone Number
    e.     Email
    f.       GPA and ACT score
    g.     High School
    h.     Brief biography about yourself and why you would be a good candidate for this particular scholarship
    3.     Must submit a 500 word typed essay that addresses one of the topics (listed above)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


1)              Make sure all scans of your letters of acceptance and scholarship offers are in your Google Drive. 

2)               Make sure the SAR is in your Google Drive
3)                Put at least 1 senior picture in your Google Drive.
4)                Complete ILP (Blank copy in drive—Rename it and fill it out)
5)                Update your résumé in your Google Drive.
6)                Work on scholarships
January 9                  Linly Heflin applications due.
January 13               Deadline to register for Feb. 11 ACT
January 14               Super Saturday
January 15               Dell scholarship due ONLINE.
January 16               AAEOPP applications—make sure you fill out
the 2017 application (PreCollege or Survivor) via EMAIL (use attachments of WORD—not Google Docs) to
More scholarship deadlines for JANUARY can be found at
Upcoming scholarships:
  • ·        Regions Riding Forward (February)
  • ·        College Counts (you can start this now).
  • ·        Dr. Earl Cunningham Scholarship (March); Details TBA
  • ·        AAUW Freshman Book Scholarship (March); Details TBA
  • ·        Bridge Summer Studies Scholarship (Application due April 3)
  • ·        University of Montevallo Upward Bound Tuition Scholarship—must complete Bridge program and attend UM to get this scholarship.

Check Upward Bound out on Facebook at  We have Motivational MondaysTutorial TuesdaysWorkshop Wednesdays, and Trending Topic Thursdays.

·        Updates and scholarship information are found on the UMUB SENIOR BLOG at