Alabama Scholarships

Community Foundation of Birmingham - Community Foundation Scholarship, Award for Excellence, Colonel James M. Sims Memorial Scholarship and the ELG Scholarships.


The Alabama Horse Council sponsors two $1,000 scholarships:

The Cowboy Tag scholarship is given in partnership with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association with proceeds generated from the sale of the “Cowboy Tag”.

The Horse Fair Scholarship is made possible from the proceeds of the Alabama Horse Council’s Annual Horse Fair.


Legacy's Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to Alabama students who are pursuing environmentally related careers. Students who are of at least junior standing are encouraged to apply Applicants must be Alabama residents who are enrolled in Alabama universities and are planning to pursue environmentally related careers. Undergraduate students are eligible for up to $1,500 and graduate students are eligible for up to $2,000.


The Alabama Law Foundation offers three scholarships for academically outstanding Alabama students. They are the Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship, the William Verbon Black Scholarship, and the Justice Janie L. Shores Scholarship.

The $5000 Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship’s aim is to recognize and assist academically outstanding second-year law students who are also Alabama residents, and, further, to help promising law students become lawyers who will make a positive impact on society. A runner-up scholarship of $1000 may be awarded at the selection committee’s discretion.

In 2007, Mrs. Delia Black endowed the William Verbon Black Scholarship. The scholarship honors the memory of William Verbon Black and assists full time students at the University of Alabama School of Law.

The Justice Janie L. Shores Scholarship is awarded to one or more female Alabama residents attending an Alabama law school. The Alabama Law Foundation and the Woman’s Section of the Alabama State Bar established the Justice L. Shores Scholarship, named in honor of the first female Alabama Supreme Court Justice.


The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee offers the William Thomas (Bill) McHugh and Lou Gower McHugh Scholarship
Eligibility - The William and Lou Gower McHugh Scholarship is for "Students from Middle Tennessee who are working their way through law school or who plan to enroll in law school at Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in Homewood, Alabama, and know that they need to work. Eligible students must be preparing for a career in the legal profession and, if already enrolled in law school, must be maintaining a C average or better.