Free Opportunity for Birmingham City Schools, Rising High School Juniors (11th graders) – College Choice Foundation Scholar

In its fourth year of operations, The College Choice Foundation (CCF) is accepting applications from rising high school juniors in Birmingham City Schools through Friday, May 25th—this is an extended deadline. The goal of CCF is to help academically talented students with limited financial means to navigate the college search process by providing access to resources. CCF’s services are provided at no cost to the student and his/her family, and all activities will take place outside of school hours. CCF is looking for motivated students who have a 3.5 GPA, enrolled in AP and Honors courses and involved in extracurricular activities and/or working. Family income is capped at $65,000 and financial information from both parents is required. Students must be willing to attend a college outside the state of Alabama. More detailed information about our program and the requirements are available on CCF’s website:

To apply to become a scholar, click here and submit your application by the May 25th deadline!

If you have any questions please contact us by email:, or feel free to call Cassandra Joseph at 531-0668.

A few College Choice Foundation Facts:

  • More than $5M Dollars have been awarded to CCF scholars in financial aid in the last three years since our inception.
  • Scholars typically increase test scores by four points.
  • 100% of our Scholars received scholarships and financial aid to cover most (90% or more) total college costs, direct and indirect.
  • Our Scholars gain admittance to colleges and universities across the United States, including some of the most prestigious schools in the country (and the list keeps growing): American University, Auburn University, Berea College, Berry College, Birmingham-Southern College, Boston College, Brown

University, Butler University, Centre College, College of William & Mary, Furman University, Iona College, Miami of Ohio, Rhodes College, Spelman College, Transylvania University, Trinity University, Tulane University, University of Alabama, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest University, Washington & Lee University, Washington University in St. Louis and Wofford College.

Author: Dr. Marsha H. Savage


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