Funds are available through a Workforce Development grant to provide scholarships to Dual Enrollment students in specific business and technical programs. These Dual Enrollment scholarship funds are available to eligible high school students participating in approved technology programs offered by Calhoun Community College.
Student Eligibility for Dual Enrollment Scholarships:
The student must be in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and have a 2.5 GPA or higher for most technical programs. Approval from the high school principal and counselor or the home school director is also required. All students receiving scholarships must meet established placement criteria as determined by appropriate ACT, SAT or placement exam scores. Approval from secondary school officials indicates that the student has demonstrated both academic readiness and social maturity.
A scholarship application Must be submitted each semester.
Application for a dual enrollment technology scholarship does not guarantee that a scholarship will be awarded.
Continuous Eligibility: Students who fail to meet this minimum grade requirement or who withdraw from a course will be suspended from the program for a minimum of one term. The one-term suspension may not be served during the summer. The student may not re-enroll until the suspension has been served. For re-entry, the student must reapply to the program and must meet the minimum grade point average requirement of 2.5 or higher.
Each student who receives a Dual Enrollment Technology Scholarship must have declared technical program of study and only courses required for that program of study will be eligible for scholarship funds.
Dual Enrollment technology scholarship funds may be used to cover not only the required technical courses but required academic courses (English, Math & Science), as well.
Dual Enrollment Technology scholarship funds may be used to cover tuition, textbooks and supplies depending on availability of funds, the needs of the individual student and the requirements of the technical classes. The scope of each scholarship is determined by available funding and the scholarship grant guidelines. Costs covered will be determined on an individual basis.
The scholarship funds are contingent upon allocations by the Alabama Legislature. Calhoun has received technology scholarship grants since the program was initiated by the state in 2008, however future grant awards are not guaranteed and will depend on availability of funding through the Alabama Workforce Development program.
Scholarships will only be awarded in those programs approved by the Alabama Community College System. Programs designated as eligible for Dual Enrollment Workforce Development Scholarship funding at Calhoun Community College include:
- Aerospace Technology
- Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
- Automotive Technology
- Additive Manufacturing Design Drafting Technology
- Electrical Technology
- Industrial Maintenance
- Machine Tool Technology
- Process Technology
Computer Information Systems
- Emergency Medical Services
- Certified Nurse Assistant
In addition, students can receive scholarship funding for introductory coursework in Criminal Justice and Child Development.
These programs all have short-term certificate options. These certificates are available to all Calhoun students and provide a pathway that allows high school students to work towards their chosen A.A.S. degree, and at the same time, graduate from high school with a credential that could potentially lead to employment.
To apply for the Dual Enrollment Workforce Development Scholarship, please download and complete the Workforce Scholarship Application Form (linked below) which must be submitted along with all other enrollment & registration forms: