Scholarships List

3M Business Division

Award: $0.00

Deadline: 02/01/2020

3M Elec Tech

Thank you letters should be addressed to:

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

AAUW

This award is made possible by AAUW-Decatur and is given to a woman residing in Morgan County, who is over 25 years of age and returning to school for her degree.

The first branches of AAUW to be chartered in Alabama were the Birmingham and Montgomery branches, which were both chartered in 1921. Before the end of the 1920’s, four other branches had been formed in Alabama–Auburn (1925), The Shoals (1925), Montevallo (1927), and Tuscaloosa (1928). From 1930 to 1959, two branches were added in each of the three decades: Marion (1936), Mobile (1936), Decatur (1944), Huntsville (1949), Jasper (1953), and Scottsboro (1959). In the 1960’s, four other branches, Jacksonville (1964), Troy (1965), Tuskegee (1965), and Enterprise (1969) were added.

Over the years, several other branches were disbanded. These include Montgomery, Jasper, Troy, Tuskegee, and Auburn. However, since then, we have re-established the Montgomery branch and we are looking to reopen branches in any of our previous locations where there are AAUW members who are willing to participate.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Brenda McCann

Award: Varies

Deadline:02/01/2020

Academic

This award is presented by Calhoun Community College to students who have demonstrated superior academic performance.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Air, Space, Missile Defense Assn

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Alexandra Kaprowski LoCascio Memorial

This award was created by Calhoun College Psychology Faculty member Dr. Susan LoCascio and her husband Steven in memory of Alexandra Kaprowski LoCascio. Alexandra was born in Poland and immigrated to the United States. Preference for this award is given first to applicants of Polish descent, and secondly to students who are of foreign birth or are the child of foreign-born parents.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Steven and Dr. Susan LoCascio

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Amanda Susan Walker Memorial

This award was established anonymously in 2003 in memory of Amanda Susan Walker, a former student at Calhoun. Priority consideration is given to students pursuing human service or medical related fields, but can be open to any candidate.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Scholarship Committee

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Amber Lynn Ellis Memorial

This fund started as a memorial fund by members of the community led by Robert and Becky Bell. The outpouring of support for the Ellis family during the loss was so great that Dr. Gerry and Linda Ellis endowed the fund in memory of their daughter, Amber, a Decatur High School 1995 graduate and member of Central United Methodist Church, who planned to attend college to become a nurse; 1976-2004. Priority consideration is given to a student pursuing a human service or medical related field, but can be open to any candidate.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Dr. Gerry Ellis

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

American Legion Post #15

Please address thank you letters to:

American Legion Post #15

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Annie Wheeler Indian Nurse

This award is made possible by the Tennessee Valley Colonial Dames.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mrs. Katie Mitchell

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Applied Research, Inc.

This award was created in 1989 by Harold and Judy Jeffreys.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jeffreys

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Ascend Performance Material Fund

Established in 1988 by the company then known as Monsanto Company. Ascend Performance Materials is a global leader in the production of Nylon 6,6. The company has a long Decatur-Morgan County history in the manufacture of Nylon 6,6. The Decatur plant began operations in 1952 as the headquarters and manufacturing facility for Chemstrand Corporation, a joint venture between Monsanto Company and American Viscose Corporation. Monsanto purchased a full interest in Chemstrand and renamed it Monsanto Textile Company in 1965. Monsanto spun off its chemicals business in 1997 as Solutia, and in 2009 Solutia sold its nylon business to SK Capital Partners, which now operates the facility as Ascend Performance Materials LLC.

Today, Ascend Performance Materials is a major manufacturer of intermediate (or “building block’) chemicals used in the production of nylon plastics and fibers. Their world-scale manufacturing facilities are fully integrated, allowing them the flexibility to respond to the expanding needs of their customers. About 250 employees and 100 contractors keep the Decatur manufacturing facility in continuous operation, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Recipient of this award should be a student pursuing a maintenance degree or high-demand technical degree that supports workforce needs in North Alabama, with preference given to children or grandchildren of Ascend employees. Student should have demonstrated merit, over demonstrated need, as well as demonstrated leadership experience or community service.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Al Faulkner

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International – AUVSI

This scholarship will benefit a student that is studying technology, math, or science, specifically as it relates to the field of robotics.

Thank you letters may be addressed to:
Mr. Jim Huey

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Automatic Screw Machine Products

This fund was created in 1990 by Automatic Screw Machine Products. Automatic SMP, a Lean 6 Sigma company established in 1914 in Decatur is part of Nelson Stud Welding, a division of Doncasters Fastener Systems. They service a wide spectrum of industries including aerospace, automotive, locomotive, marine, and off-road product manufacturers as a full service machine shop capable of producing custom products to engineering specifications. Priority consideration is given first to the most meritorious applicant indicating they are a child of an employee at Automatic Screw.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Mike Selby

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

BASF

Thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Mark Todd
BASF Site Director

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

BBVA Compass

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

BBVA Compass Bank – 60th Anniversary Gala

BBVA Compass Bancshares, Inc. is one of the largest banks in the United States. It is a subsidiary of the Spanish multinational Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria which purchased Compass Bancshares in 2007. Compass began as an Alabama start-up called Central Bank. Today the organization has a solid U.S. leadership position and a high international presence in Europe, Latin America and Asia. They operate in more than 30 countries and employ more than 100,000 people worldwide. The company created this award in 2008 in celebration of Calhoun Community College’s 60th Anniversary.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Caitlyn Campbell

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

BBVA Compass Bank – Decatur

This award was established by BBVA Compass Bank – Decatur Branch.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Caitlyn Campbell

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Benjamin Daniel Johnson Second Chance

This award was established in 2016 by friends and family of Benjamin Daniel Johnson (June 7, 1994 – May 19, 2016).

Benjamin Daniel Johnson was a bright young man that was known as courageous and a leader among his peers. Ben graduated high school while living at Arrowhead Ranch in Normandy, Tennessee. Calhoun Community College instructor Grant Wilson met Ben through church and mentored him while he was at Arrowhead Ranch. Ben joined the Wilson family during the summer after he graduated high school and he quickly became known as a son to Mr. Wilson and a brother to his two daughters, Mary and Elizabeth.

Ben had a love for reading and a high verbal ability. It was his desire to have a career where he could use his life experience to encourage and to be a positive influence on youth. He planned to return to college to study literature and to complete a teacher education program. Ben had decided to start his work on this degree at Calhoun Community College. Ben, along with the young lady he wanted to marry (Alexa), and his step son (Hayden), died in an auto accident when they were hit by a drunk driver.

Recipient thank you letter(s) should be addressed to:
Mr. Grant Wilson

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Bertha Timberlake Memorial

The Decatur Women’s Chamber was founded in 1939 under the auspices of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce and has made outstanding contributions in both personal services and financial support to Decatur’s civic and cultural life. It created this award in 1989 in memory of the founder of the Women’s Chamber, Bertha Timberlake. This organization of ladies continues as an active civic group whose members work to help make Decatur a better place in which to live and work. Priority consideration is given to a meritorious woman currently residing in Morgan County.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mrs. Gail Holbert

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Betsy Cantrell Leadership Memorial

This award was established in 1987 by friends and family of Dr. Betsy Cantrell, former Calhoun Director of Student Activities. Candidates must have demonstrated leadership, service, and been actively involved in extracurricular activities.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:

Ms. Hilda Stockard
307 E. Hardin Street
Graham, NC 27253

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Bill & Inez Prince/PBR Electronics, Inc.

This award was established in 1987 when Mr. William L. Prince was a member of the Calhoun College Foundation Board of Directors.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. and Mrs. William L. Prince

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Bobby Terry Memorial

This award was established in 1991 by Ms. Eileen M. Terry in memory of Bobby Terry, through gifts from the Bobby Terry Company and M.E.W.S. Bobby Terry was a resident of Athens who founded the Bobby Terry Company in 1974. Mr. Terry was an alum of the Calhoun HVAC program. The Bobby Terry Company is still family owned and operated by his daughter Robyn Terry Abernathy and her husband, Bryan. Priority consideration is given to employees of M.E.W.S. and the Bobby Terry Electric Company and/or recipients majoring in HVAC, electrical technology, or business.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Eileen M. Terry

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Boeing

This award is made possible by Boeing for Calhoun’s Aeropsace students.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Floyd Cook

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

BP Decatur Engineering and Technologies

This award was created to encourage area high school graduates to consider Calhoun’s Pre-Engineering or Technologies degree programs. Priority consideration in the selection process is given to BP employees, dependents or grandchildren of BP employees.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Russ Wilson

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

BP Decatur Excellence in Engineering & Technology

This award was created by BP Decatur to encourage minority youth to explore college careers in technical fields.

Priority consideration is given to graduates of 100 Black Men of America HSV-Metro Area’s mentoring program or students willing to be mentored by 100 Black Men as well as pursue a degree in pre-engineering, process technology, or maintenance technology.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Russ Wilson

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

BP Decatur Excellence in Process Technology & Industrial Maintenance

This award was created to encourage students to consider majoring in Calhoun’s Process Technology program with the ambition of working in the local industrial community after graduation.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Russ Wilson

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

BP Process Tech

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Brian Baldwin Memorial Scholarship

This award is made possible by Mr. Steven and Dr. Susan LoCascio in memory of Mr. Brian Baldwin.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Steven and Dr. Susan LoCascio

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Bromley M. Trotman, II Memorial

This award is made possible by Mr. Steven and Dr. Susan LoCascio in memory of Mr. Bromley M. Trotman, II.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Steven and Dr. Susan LoCascio

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Bunge

This award was created by Bunge to support local workforce development needs. Locally, Bunge is a cooking oil expert with refinery and packaging facilities located in Decatur that provide hundreds of jobs for our community. Priority consideration for this award is given to current employees, dependent children, children or grandchildren of employees at Bunge Decatur. Priority consideration is also given to Morgan, Lawrence, Limestone or Madison County students pursuing technical degrees or fields that represent the interests of Bunge such as science or technology.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Heather McDearmond

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

C. Wilson Taylor, Jr. – BBVA Compass Bank Memorial

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Caitlyn Campbell

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

C. Wilson Taylor, Jr. Memorial

This award was created in 1985 as one of Calhoun’s first endowments by the Taylor family while Mr. Taylor served on the Central Bank Board of Directors (now BBVA Compass).

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Scholarship Committee

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Calhoun Art

This award is given to a Calhoun student who was selected by the Fine Arts division based upon their portfolio presented.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Calhoun Chorale

This award is given to a Calhoun student who was selected by the Fine Arts division based upon their portfolio presented.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Calhoun Graphic Design

This award is given to a Calhoun student who was selected by the Fine Arts division based upon their portfolio presented.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Calhoun Guitar Ensemble

This award is given to a Calhoun student who was selected by the Fine Arts division based upon their portfolio presented.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Calhoun Jazz Band

This award is given to a Calhoun student who was selected by the Fine Arts division based upon their portfolio presented.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Calhoun Theatre

This award is given to a Calhoun student who was selected by the Fine Arts division based upon their portfolio presented.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Cargill, Inc.

This award was funded in 1989 by the company formerly known as American Maize and American Fructose, which eventually became Cargill.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Karen League

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Carl & Florin Hodges / Noble Russell

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Scholarship Committee

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Carl Goss Memorial

This scholarship was endowed by the Tennessee Valley Training Center for the purpose of honoring Carl Goss, for furthering the mission and reputation of the Tennessee Valley Training Center, an organization in which he deeply believed and personally invested his time, wisdom, and resources, and in order to reach out to, and annually support, a student pursuing a technical major important to the workforce development of our local market. This award is given to an individual in whom we find personal qualities and characteristics emblematic of our most esteemed and deeply missed friend, Carl Goss.

Priority consideration is given to students a) pursuing a 2-year technical degree in electrical training or a program associated with electrical skills sets; b) completion of National Center for construction and Education Resources (NCCER) certification or the core curriculum, candidates not completing this criteria may still be considered by supplying information on their progress and intent to achieve this criteria; c) students who can demonstrate, by way of recommendation letter, moral conviction and service to others through active participation in a local assembly of faith.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Ruth Goss
Mr. Scott Goss
Mr. Jeff Marksberry

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Charles A. Gober Honorary

This award was created in 1989 and then significantly increased in 2001 in honor of Charles A. Gober by an anonymous donor. The award was created to support a student pursuing a business major.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Scholarship Committee

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Charles H. Brasher, Sr. Honorary

This award is made possible by the friends and family of long-time Calhoun employee, Mr. Charles “Chuck” Brasher, Sr.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Chuck Brasher, Sr.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Coach Fred Frickie Endowment

This award was endowed in 2015 by the family and friends of Coach Fred Frickie. Recipients of this award should have a history of academic excellence as well as involvement in athletics.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frickie

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Commissioner Robert “Bob” Harrison Memorial Scholarship

This award is made possible by Mr. Steven and Dr. Susan LoCascio in memory of Commissioner Robert Harrison.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Steven and Dr. Susan LoCascio

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Cook’s Pest Control

This scholarship established in 1987 by Mr. and Mrs. John Cook. Mr. Cook began his career in the U.S. Navy and served during World War II in Atlanta, Georgia, and the South Pacific until discharge in 1946. On July 12, 1946, he married the love of his life, Eleanor Elizabeth “Jo” Mitcham. Cook finished his studies at Georgia Tech in Atlanta GA and received a degree in architecture. Shortly thereafter, he inherited the one-employee North Alabama Termite Co. after the death of his father in 1950. Cook then brought his wife to Decatur, giving up his anticipated architectural career in Atlanta to take over a small termite control business in order to fulfill the termite bond guarantees his father had in place. Early in their career, John and Jo Cook dedicated their lives, their family and their business to God for His honor. Operating under Biblical values and principles, they stressed basic themes of honesty, courtesy, respect, and a solid work ethic. Their corporate philosophy of providing quality customer service and a good place to work has been the foundation of the company. Under John Cook’s leadership, Cook’s grew from one full-time employee and only a few accounts to become the seventh largest pest control company in the United States. In 1980, he built Cook’s Natural Science Museum as a place to share the wonder of God’s creation with the public. The museum welcomed visitors free of charge seven days a week. In 2001, the National Pest Control Association presented him with the President’s Pinnacle Award. That year, Cook’s Pest Control won the Better Business Bureau’s National Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. Cook’s daughter-in-law, Lyn Cook wrote a book on Cook’s life titled “Employee Number 2”. The title comes from a decision Cook made in 1968 when the company began using computerized data processing and each employee needed an employee identification number. Cook declined No.1, saying that number should be left open for the Lord. Today the company is still a family owned and operated business headquartered in Decatur, Alabama where the company, now led by Cook’s grandson, Brian Cook, serves as president and the entire family is working to build a new Cook Museum of Natural Science in the heart of downtown Decatur. The award is open to all applicants. Priority consideration in the selection process is given to employees or dependent children of employees of Cook’s Pest Control.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Brian Cook

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

D. Ray Campbell

This award was established in 1991 by D. Ray Campbell.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. D. Ray Campbell

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

David & Karen Duke

This award was established in 1989 by Mr. and Mrs. David Duke and is available to all applicants. Past residents of the local Boys’ or Girls’ Ranch are given priority consideration in the selection process.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. and Mrs. David Duke

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

David Family

This award was established in 2007 by Mr. and Mrs. Dan David. Mr. David, a well-known banker and real estate investor, and a long-time board member of the Calhoun Foundation. Applicants should have a demonstrated history of community service, and/or meritorious personal or academic performance.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. and Mrs. Dan David

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Decatur Culture Club

This award is made possible by the Decatur Culture Club.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Virginia F. Ellis

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Decatur Daily

This award was established in 1993 by Mr. Barrett Shelton, Jr., then publisher of the Decatur Daily and his late wife, Tolly. The newspaper is still locally owned and operated with Barrett’s son Clint Shelton serving as its current publisher. Clint and his wife, Nicole, continue their family’s long history of community service and leadership in Decatur.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Barrett Shelton, Jr.
Mr. Clint Shelton

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Decatur Kiwanis Club Foundation Fund

The Decatur Kiwanis Club established this fund in 1989 to support the college aspirations of local citizens.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Darrell Wates

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Decatur New Car Dealer’s Association

This award was established in 1989 by the Decatur New Car Dealer’s Association.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Lynn Layton

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Decatur Orthopaedic Clinic

This award was established in 2011 by the physicians of Decatur Orthopaedic Clinic. At that time, the medical staff included Dr. William A. Simms, Robert A. Sparks, Dabney Y. Hofammann, J. Randall Riehl, R. Scott Sharp, Russell L. Ellis, and R. Stacy Tapscott. The scholarship was created to recognize and incentivize students with a demonstrated history of academic success. The Decatur Orthopaedic Clinic Scholarship underscores the importance these physicians place on quality, dedication, and integrity. Priority consideration in awarding is given to current Morgan County high school graduates.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Dr. Scott Sharp
Ms. Marsha Buchanan

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Decatur-Morgan County Minority Development Association

This award is provided by the Decatur / Morgan County Minority Development Association. Recipients for this award will be selected by the Association.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Murphy Brown

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Dennis Holmes Memorial

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Disabled American Veterans

The award was established in 1990 by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11. Preference in the selection process is given to disabled American Veterans or a Veteran or family member of a veteran.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Chad Richmond
Mr. Price Owens

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Don Trammell, Jr. Memorial

Donald Neal Trammell, Jr. was born on August 3, 1963 in Scottsboro, AL. Don attended DeBerry Military Academy in Baxter, TN for middle school and graduated as Valedictorian of his class. He graduated from Scottsboro High School Class of 1981. Don was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served 4 years as an electronics technician.

Donald married Jerianne Marie Hess on August 10, 1985 shortly before his honorable discharge from the Air Force.

Don and Jerianne traveled cross country to move to Huntsville where Don’s family lived. Donald worked for Chrysler/Siemens/Continental for 25 years starting as an electronics technician, where he received his Journeyman’s Technician Certification.

When Continental was closed, Don took advantage of the opportunities available to him and attended Calhoun Community College where he earned his AAS Degree in Advanced Manufacturing along with two certificates, one in Manual Machining and another in Advanced Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming graduating Summa Cum Laude with a GPA of 4.0. He was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and active in Skills USA. After graduating from Calhoun he became a faculty member at Calhoun running their CNC Machining lab/workshop, while concurrently attending Athens State University to get his Bachelor’s degree in Education.

Donald also enjoyed making gifts for his friends and family including airbrush art, blacksmithing, gunsmithing and metalworking.

Don and his wife had 2 children – Donald Neal (Trey) Trammell III and Kayleigh Trammell, and 1 grandson, Ethan Parker Trammell.

This award is given to students who have a demonstrated history of community service, and/or meritorious personal or academic performance. Candidates must be enrolled in a technical major at Calhoun. Priority consideration will be given to returning adult learners seeking a degree in Machine Tool Technology, a student that has been forced into a career change and has returned to college, or US veterans.

Recipient thank you letter(s) should be addressed to:
Mr. Artie and Mrs. Lynn Ashby

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Donna Wilburn McDonald Nursing Memorial

This award was established in 1996 by Michael J. Wilburn in memory of his sister, Donna Wilburn McDonald, a graduate of Calhoun’s ADN program. McDonald scholars must have been admitted to Calhoun’s Nursing program to be eligible for the award.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Corum

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Dr. & Mrs. Frank P. Haws

This award was first established in 1990 and then significantly increased in 2009 to create an endowment in celebration of Calhoun’s 60th Anniversary. Originally from Washington County, Tennessee and educated at East Tennessee State and the University of Tennessee at Memphis, Dr. Haws began his neurosurgery practice in Huntsville in 1964 as the region’s first neurosurgeon. He has spent almost four decades dedicating himself to improving medical care for Huntsville and the surrounding areas. Dr. Haws shared his expertise with young doctors by teaching at the medical schools of the University of Alabama at Huntsville, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the University of Tennessee. He has also channeled his experience and skill into premier academic publications including the Southern Medical Journal. In 1995, Huntsville Hospital recognized Dr. Haws with the naming of the Neurosurgery Progressive Care Unit in his honor. As both the Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at that hospital, he was instrumental in the expansion and improvement of its facilities, especially the Neurosurgery Division which he helped create. Dr. Haws’ wife, Patsy, was a member of the Calhoun Foundation serving on its Board of Directors.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Dr. and Mrs. Frank Haws

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Dr. Carlton Kelley Nursing

This award was created in memory of Dr. Carlton Kelley (1906-1993), the first president of Calhoun College. He served the college from 1947-1976.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Scholarship Committee

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Dr. Cathy Hansberry-Saenger Honorary

This award was established in 1999 by Lloyd and Betty Dinsmore in recognition of the milestone of Dr. Cathy Hansberry’s retirement from Calhoun Community College where she served as the Director of the Foundation.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Eloise Grubbs

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Dr. Frances Moss Tribute

This award was established in 1994 by Dr. Jack Platt to honor Dr. Frances Moss, a long-time music instructor at Calhoun who taught voice and conducted internationally recognized choirs since 1961. Eligible applicants must be music majors and preference is given to those with vocal or choral emphasis.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Dr. Frances Moss

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Dr. Kermit Carter Service Learning Leadership Scholarship

This award is made possible by Mr. Steven and Dr. Susan LoCascio in honor of Dr. Kermit Carter.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Steven and Dr. Susan LoCascio

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Dr. Marilyn C. Beck Leadership

This award was created by family, friends, staff, and faculty of Calhoun in honor of former Calhoun president, Dr. Marilyn C. Beck.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Dr. Marilyn Beck

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Dr. Mary Yarbrough Honorary

The scholarship was established anonymously in 2001 to honor Calhoun Administrator Dr. Mary Yarbrough and is awarded to a student pursuing a business major.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Dr. Mary Yarbrough

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Dr. Rhoda Wilson Hutchinson Honorary Nursing

This award is designated for 2nd year nursing students at Calhoun.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Dr. Rhoda Hutchinson

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Dr. Thomas G. Roberts

This award is made possible by Media Fusion in honor of Dr. Thomas G. Roberts.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Richard Williams

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Dr. Virginia S. Hill Memorial Nursing

This award was established in 1996 by Mrs. Virginia Shelton in memory of her mother Dr. Virginia Hill. Dr. Hill always believed that education was the only way to improve one’s earning potential. She spent all of her professional life trying to help young people achieve their dreams of a better life. In her last years, by her own choice, she lived in a Nursing Home. Even there, she encouraged the nurses and technicians to further their education. Her daughter created this scholarship to aid students pursuing nursing because her mother was so fond of all the nurses who cared for her. Mrs. Shelton also hopes to further her mother’s vision by offering this tangible support to qualified candidates who might not be able to afford college. By helping students to reach their goals she trusts that they will pass the gift on to others, enriching our community in the process. Eligible candidates must be admitted to the Calhoun Nursing Program.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Virginia Shelton

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Dr. William David White Memorial

Dr. William David White was a well-known Decatur humanitarian, Christian leader, medical provider and astute businessman. He is remembered for his wisdom, spiritual strength, generosity and vision. Through his work as a community leader, church worker, and businessman, he was a memorable blessing to the lives of many and worked to help his community achieve milestones important to ensuring quality family life—and modeled that ideal as well.

Dr. White built a successful dental practice in Decatur. He was a leader ensuring the spiritual growth of others and contributed to the expansion of worship facilities. He was a great believer in education and used his own learning to foster the instruction of others serving both as a mentor and as a benefactor to the education of others.

He graduated from Walnut Grove High School in Decatur in 1957 as Salutatorian and President of his class. He lettered in football, baseball, and basketball, and was selected for the Alabama All-State Football Team in 1956. He was awarded an athletic scholarship in football at Tulsa University where he received three varsity football letters, was named Most Valuable Player for three years, served as Senior team captain, was selected to the 1960 All-Missouri Valley Conference Team and was All-Missouri Conference Rushing Leader in that same year.

In 1961, Dr. White was awarded Tulsa University’s Floyd Neil Martin trophy, recognizing skill and achievement in athletics, outstanding sportsmanship, leadership, and exemplary academic record. While attending Tulsa University, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, elected President of his senior class and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.

Dr. White first pursued a career in chemical engineering with Eastman Kodak, and later served as COO for Midwestern Coating Corporation in Gadsden. But he was called to serve others in a greater way and decided to pursue a Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree. He graduated in 1976 from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. He practiced dentistry in Decatur until his retirement in June, 2005. During his years of practice, he was a member of the American Dental Association, served as President of the Eighth District Dental Society, was President of the UAB Dental Alumni Association, and was Peer Review Chairman of the Eighth District for the Alabama Dental Association. He was also inducted as a Fellow into the prestigious American College of Dentists. He was esteemed by many for the charitable dental care he provided to families experiencing great need.

Dr. White was known for his business acumen and served on the Board of Union Planters Bank. Likewise, he applied his wisdom and heart for the needs of others by serving on the Decatur Housing Authority Board. He had great community spirit and was a long-term Kiwanian, serving actively in its student mentoring program. He was an active member of Central United Methodist Church in Decatur for 30 years, serving on its Board of Trustees, and as Delegate to its annual conference, as well as its Chairman of the Finance and the Administrative Board. Dr. White was a Lay Leader, Sunday school teacher and chaired the Building and Renovation Expansion Committee—a portion of which the congregation recognized his contributions to the effort by placing a plaque there in his honor.

He was born in 1939, in Gadsden, Alabama to Harold Lee White and Mary Bradford White. He married Charlotte Snead White from Snead, AL, and they had three daughters Kimberly White Holbrook, Courtney White Copeland, and Caroline White Lindsey. He lived to see them married to great men and to revel in the joy of eight grandchildren.

Dr. White left to be with his Lord on Sept. 25, 2006. He is remembered by gifts from his colleagues establishing this scholarship fund which is continued by his loving family.

Priority consideration is given to students who a) are majoring in Dental Assisting, b) are Morgan county residents, and c) who can demonstrate, by way of a recommendation letter, moral conviction and service to others through active participation in a local assembly of faith.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mrs. Charlotte White

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Drs. Catherine C. & George W. Hansberry

Dr. Hansberry was born Sept. 3, 1927, in Roxborough, Pa., to George and Ida Hansberry. Dr. Hansberry served in the Army stateside in 1945-46. He received training in various support roles, including field medic. Upon his honorable discharge and with the GI Bill, George Hansberry graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art, now University of the Arts, in Industrial Design. Later, he owned Arthur Murray Dance Studios in North and South Carolina. George sold his business interests to pursue a bachelor’s degree in sciences at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in preparation for his lifelong dream to become a medical doctor. Dr. Hansberry completed his medical training at The University of Tennessee at Memphis and started his family practice in Decatur in June 1965.
Dr. Hansberry practiced medicine for 40 years before his retirement in March 2005. He was a Charter Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice, 1972. He was Chief of Staff at Decatur General Hospital in 1969-70 and served on various Hospital Committees. He was a member of the Morgan County Medical Society beginning in 1965, President in 1968 and again in 2008. Dr. Hansberry received the Samuel Buford Word Award, the Highest Honor offered by the Medical Society of Alabama, in 2008.
In addition to a full medical practice, Dr. Hansberry served in leadership roles for over 30 boards and organizations, such as Decatur Chamber of Commerce, Decatur Beautification Board, Decatur General Hospital Foundation, Decatur Free Clinic, Decatur City Schools Foundation, Princess Theatre, Boy Scouts of America, Decatur Kiwanis Club and Foundation, Morgan County United Way, Morgan County Economic Development Association, Decatur Incubator Board, Alabama Sheriffs? Boys and Girls Ranches, Morgan County Mental Health Association and Hospice of the Valley, and was a founding member of the Calhoun College Foundation. He was Calhoun’s Diamond Anniversary Gala Honoree, 2008; UT Outstanding Medical Alumnus Award, 2006; and received the National Conference of Community and Justice Award and Spirit of America Barrett C. Shelton Freedom Award. Dr. Hansberry had tremendous energy and enthusiasm for his patients, his civic work, and the extended community. It was his desire that his spirit of community support continue long after his passing through the work he had forged during his life. He was a steadfast benefactor of Calhoun during his life and left funds in his estate to create this scholarship.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Dr. Cathy Hansberry-Saenger

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Drs. George and Cathy Hansberry Tribute I/Compass Bank

This award was established by BBVA Compass when the bank was still called Central Brank. The award was named for Dr. George Hansberry and Dr. Cathy Hansberry. Dr. George Hansberry served on the bank’s community board and was influential in the growth of Central. Dr. Cathy Hansberry was the Director of Calhoun’s Foundation. Preference is given to applicants majoring in technology programs and/or employees of Compass Bank.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. D. Paul Jones, Jr.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Drs. George and Cathy Hansberry Tribute II/Compass Bank

This award was established by BBVA Compass when the bank was still called Central Brank. The award was named for Dr. George Hansberry and Dr. Cathy Hansberry. Dr. George Hansberry served on the bank’s community board and was influential in the growth of Central. Dr. Cathy Hansberry was the Director of Calhoun’s Foundation. Preference is given to applicants majoring in technology programs and/or employees of Compass Bank.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. D. Paul Jones, Jr.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Eileen M. Terry

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Eileen M. Terry

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Elizabeth Cheatham Memorial

This award was established by friends and family of Elizabeth Maria Cuentas Cheatham. Liz was an instructor at Calhoun for many years. She and her husband Rex Cheatham, who is also a Calhoun alum, met while students at Athens State University. She was a bright light and a beloved colleague at Calhoun. Her work ensured that a generation of students were prepared with a better understanding of computers, business, Spanish, life, learning, dreams, and purpose. She was the consummate professional, and a master teacher. Teaching, encouraging, motivating, and inspiring were in her blood. She wanted everyone to achieve and believed that everyone could. The love of Liz moved many people to contribute to create a permanent award in her memory so that her spirit of service to others would carry on. Priority consideration for this award is given to students pursuing a business degree. This fund continues to accept new gifts. Donors who gave to the fund by the time of the inaugural announcement of this award are considered founding contributors and they include:

Nick Agrawal, Susan Aida, Alabama Education Association, Mary Asherbranner, Athens City Educators, Susan Baker, Anita Baugher, Dr. Marilyn Beck, Lucinda Beddow, Mr. and Mrs. Doug Bolton, S. Bracken, J. R. Brooks, Mr. and Mrs. John Bryson, Amy Burks, Beth Butler, Deborah Byrd, John Cady, Eloise Carroll, Rex Cheatham, Rex Cheatham, Jr., Ann Coleman, Ruth Coulter, Marsha Craig, Pamela Doran, Ronnie and Vicki Dukes, Marian Elkins, Jeff and Sonja Enfinger, Environmental Campaign Fund, Gayla Feldman, Carmen Fountain, Mary Ellen Garrett, Natasha George, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Goehler, Hazel Hacker, Tracy Hicks, Donna Huffman, Huntsville City Bd of Education, Huntsville Education Association, Dr. Nancy Keenum, Janice Kelley, Haresh and Sarita Khanna, Janet Kincherlow-Martin, Mr. and Mrs. William Kling, Jr., John and Vickie Lofton, Shannon Lowery, Mary Luna, Douglas Martinson, II, Sandra McDole, Drs.Thomas and Sandra McLeod, Rita Mintz, Regina Mitchell, Dr. Sue Mitchell, Dr. Harry Moore, Morgan Cnty Democratic Ex. Comm, Linda Newman, Charles Ogles, Senator Arthur Orr, Oakley Nat Parker, Paul and Susan Parker, Lanita Parker, Larry Pollock, Gary Rathbone, Thelma Richey, Phyllis Salyer, Cherri Scott, Frieda Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Barrett C. Shelton, Jr., Beverly Smith, Jannett Knight Spencer, Martin and Lynne Steelmon, Dr. Dena Stephenson, Doris Strode, Patricia Swinford, Alicia Taylor, NancyThomas, Carole Vandiver, Elizabeth Willingham, Dr. Mary Yarbrough, Dr. Mary Ruth Yates, and Zeta Tau Alpha Alumnae.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Rex Cheatham

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Elizabeth Smith Maund

This award was created in 1988 by Mr. J. Douglas Maund in honor of Elizabeth “Lib” Angela Smith Maund (1929- 2014). Mrs. Maund was a member of First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for 30 years. She was a registered nurse, a graduate of UAB Jefferson-Hillman School of Nursing, and a Red Cross volunteer at Athens Limestone Hospital. The Maund scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a nursing degree and preference is given to residents of Limestone County.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Doug Maund

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Elliott Henry Caddell Memorial

This award was established in 1993 by John and Lucy Caddell while Mr. Caddell was an attorney at Harris Caddell and Shanks, in memory of his grandson, Elliott Henry Caddell (May 30, 1979 – January 28,1989).

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Henry H. Caddell

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Elton and Marguerite Hinnant Memorial

This award was created in 1984 by Betty Hinnant in memory of her parents, Elton and Marguerite Hinnant, who were both disabled and hardworking private business owners who also developed devices to aid the disabled. They never received any sort of aid and were champions for the power of educaton. Their son went on to become a surgeon and their daughter, Betty, became an accountant. Betty too experienced disability when she had a stroke at the age of 29 and had to relearn how to read. Her rehabilitation experience drew her close to the staff at the Alabama Rehabilitation Association.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Betty Hinnant

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Florence Nicolette (Nicky) Byrd Honorary

This award was funded in 1997 by Drs. Taylor and Deborah Byrd, Jr. and family and friends, in memory of their daughter Florence Nicolette (Nicky) Byrd.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Dr. and Mrs. Taylor Byrd, Jr.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Frances Moss Honorary

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Dr. Frances Moss

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Geeks and Nerds Scholarship

This scholarship will benefit a student that is studying in one of the following areas: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Nursing, or Business). Applicants must be able to demonstrate community service and/or meritorious personal or academic performance.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Gene Haas

This award is made possible by the Gene Haas Foundation.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. John Holley, Acting Dean of Technologies

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

General Scholarship Fund

This is the General Endowed Scholarship Fund, and it is awarded in honor of our endowed scholarships.

Award: varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

George & Ida Hansberry and Eunice & Ernest Cockrell Memorial

This award was established in 1990 by the late Dr. George and Dr. Cathy Hansberry in memory of their parents.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Dr. Cathy Hansberry-Saenger

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Golden K Kiwanis

This award is made possible by the Golden K Kiwanis.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Ray Weinberg

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Grainger

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Hafford & Wilma Leeman Family

Hafford R. Leeman was a life-long educator. At age 16 he was a teacher, later a coach, principal, and then served as Superintendent of both Morgan County and Decatur City Schools. After retirement, he was president of First Federal Savings and then was a Realtor until his death in 1986. He was a deacon and Sunday School teacher at Central Baptist Church. He served on numerous committees/boards affiliated with his church, Education, the Savings and Loan industry and various Realty organizations. He was a Rotarian and was always pleased that they were involved in providing scholarship assistance to aspiring students. Early in his career he learned the value of helping others. He often found appropriate jobs for students from struggling families making it possible for both the student and siblings to continue their educational pursuits. He was skilled in financial matters and it allowed him to help others develop plans appropriate to their situation. He was especially pleased when he could help young couples realize the satisfaction of home ownership by aiding in the home buying process during the ten years he was active as a Realtor. He always valued education as a must for everyone, encouraged his two grandchildren to start their college experience at Calhoun, and would have been very pleased that students long after his death would continue to benefit from the scholarship created in his memory. The scholarship was funded by his widow Wilma Sheats Leeman, his daughter Charlotte Leeman Knight, his son-in-law John Knight, Jr. and other friends as a memorial to him. The desire of his family is that the students touched by the scholarship will be successful in their personal endeavors and that they in turn may someday be able to assist others in their pursuit of an education.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. and Mrs. John Knight, Jr.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Harry Rice Memorial

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Hilda and J.C. Brown

This award was established in 1998 by Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Brown, former owners of Browns Fabric Center in Decatur. Mrs. Brown was the first woman to serve on the Calhoun Foundation Board of Directors. They loved Calhoun. Both their son and daughter attended Calhoun. The Browns and their store were well-established icons in the community.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Marilyn Hagen

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Holly P. Chorale Scholarship

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology

This award was established in 2008 to incentivize students in our community to pursue degrees in sciences considered vital to support the growing research community fostered by the development of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.

HA is the brainchild of founders James R. Hudson, Jr. and Lonnie S. McMillian. Each is a serial entrepreneur whose career path led him to understand the promise of genomics and who possessed the drive to translate this promise into measurable, real world results.

Equal parts scientist and businessman, Jim Hudson’s investments have shaped the advancement of biotechnology around the world, but especially in the state of Alabama. Hudson founded and served as chief executive of Research Genetics, Inc., which in the 1990’s became the world’s leader in genetic linkage products and an integral partner in the Human Genome Project.

Lonnie McMillian the “Alpha” in HudsonAlpha, is an engineer by training. Early in his career McMillian co-founded a company that built mini computers and he helped it grow into a successful venture that employed hundreds of people. The company’s 1981 sale kicked off a series of successful business ventures that culminated in 1986 with McMillian joining the team that founded ADTRAN, today a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment. By the 1990’s he had turned his attention to biotechnology and, following his 2001 retirement from ADTRAN, he immersed himself in the life sciences. Along the way he sought out Jim Hudson, then at Research Genetics, and the idea of a nonprofit institute for biotechnology began to percolate. Like Hudson, McMillian had mentored countless aspiring entrepreneurs and, as a philanthropist, his nonprofit Alpha Foundation had honored a long-standing commitment to Huntsville’s economic development and growth. Since its founding in 2008 as a nonprofit institute, HudsonAlpha has successfully co-located some of the world’s thought leaders in genomics with forward-thinking entrepreneurs and inventive educators. Collectively, they continue to shape a future workforce that is highly engaged and deeply literate in bio-science and technology. All are committed to improving human health and the quality of life through HudsonAlpha’s unique three-fold mission of genomic research, economic development, and educational outreach.

Located in Huntsville, Alabama, HudsonAlpha serves as the cornerstone of the 152-acre Biotech Campus of Cummings Research Park, the second largest research park in the United States and the fourth largest in the world.
The state-of-the-art HudsonAlpha facility houses both the Genome Sequencing Center and CLIA-certified Genomic Services Lab, as well as highly efficient and flexibly re-configurable research space for incubation, wet chemistry, freezer farms, vivarium, biology stability testing, tissue culture, cell culture, microbiology, analytical chemistry, and bio-science clean labs.

This scholarship is awarded to students pursuing degrees in any advanced science.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Jim Hudson

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

International Association of Administrative Professionals

This award was established in 1990 by the Redstone Chapter of PSI (founded in 1942 as the National Secretaries Association and chartered as Professional Secretaries International in 1982) . The organization is now known as the International Association of Administrative Professionals. IAAP strives to ensure individuals working in office and administrative professions have the opportunity to connect, learn, lead, and excel. The mission of IAAP is “Enhancing the success of career-minded administrative professionals by providing opportunities for growth through education, community building, and leadership development.” Membership was initially offered only to those who held the title “secretary” and had worked in the position for a specified number of years, but now its membership includes people with a diversity of office and administrative support job titles, as well as various levels of experience. In 1952, Mary Barrett, then-president of the National Secretaries Association, C. King Woodbridge, president of Dictaphone Corporation, and American businessman Harry F. Klemfuss created a special Secretary’s Day recognition to acknowledge the hard work of the women in the office. The event caught on, and during the fourth week of April the holiday is now celebrated in offices all over the world. In 2000, the event was renamed “Administrative Professionals Week” to recognize people working in the administrative support field with other job titles such as receptionist, office manager, executive assistant, administrative coordinator, or administrative assistant. The organization publishes a bi-monthly professional journal for its members entitled Office Pro. They also publish a how-to manual: IAAP Complete Office Handbook. Each year, the organization hosts an international Education Forum and Annual Meeting (EFAM) and several regional conventions and seminars. Priority consideration is given to students majoring in a business related field.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Amy Hooley

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

International Club Member Scholarship

Thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. & Dr. LoCascio

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

International Facility Management Association Scholarship

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Irons Family Scholarship for Science and Technology

This award was established in 2009 by J. Jeffrey and Vicki Irons to support students pursuing a science or technology degree. Mr. Irons has been a long-time board member, including a past president, for Calhoun College Foundation.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Irons

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Jack & Annie Anderson Second Chance

This award was established in 2010 by Mr. Kenneth and Mrs. Sonya Anderson along with friends of the family in memory of his parents, Jack & Annie Anderson. The scholarship is designed to support students found to be clearly deserving of a second chance at education. Applicants must be at least 19-years-old. Special consideration is given to students who can demonstrate that they have overcome obstacles and/or are a single parent with a clear vision for their future success.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Kenny Anderson

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Jacquelin Woolley Villadsen Memorial

This award was established in 2001 by Mr. Wayne and Mrs. Alice Villadsen Jr. in memory of Mr. Villadsen’s mother, Jacquelin Woolley Villadsen. She had just begun to take adult education classes at a community college in Jacksonville, FL when her life was tragically taken in an automobile accident in Albany, GA. She was a loving and caring person who dedicated her life to her faith, and was steadfast in service to her church and in raising her family while never failing to help others. Wayne and Alice were both educators who graduated from the University of Alabama. Alice was an original faculty member at Horizon High School in Decatur and was also Dean of Instruction at Calhoun. Wayne and Alice wanted the tribute they created in memory of Mrs. Jacquelin Villadsen to be a lasting memorial that would benefit others. Priority consideration for this award is given to graduates from Horizon High School (current year graduates are given primary consideration).

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Villadsen

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

James T. Morgan Memorial

This award was established in 2004 by the estate of Mr. James T. Morgan (1918 – 2002) for students pursuing a certification or degree in a program of study leading directly to employment upon graduation. Mr. Morgan was an only child and grew up in Beckley, West Virginia which is also known as a coal mining town. His father was a coal miner and was raised on a coal mine camp. After being in the Navy for four years, Mr. Morgan was discharged before World War II on a Friday and on the following Monday, he went to work in Washington DC in the Naval Yard. He was a specialist in torpedoes and was called back to Key West and then on to Jacksonville to train sailors on torpedoes. After World War II, he went back to the Naval Yard for a brief bit, but was then without a job after everything shut down. His prior bosses came to ABMA (prior to NASA) and called on Mr. Morgan to help in 1955. He became a part of NASA in 1960, then moved on to Army Missile Command in Quality Control in 1965. After retiring in 1972, he traveled while continuing to live in Huntsville, AL. Mr. Morgan was an avid reader, loved to go fishing, was very interested in geography, and had traveled to every state and many foreign countries.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Jimmy R. Williams

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Jean Osborne Memorial

This award was created in 1995 by Mr. H. Clay Blizzard in memory of his sister.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Scholarship Committee

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Jeremy Chad Long Eagle Scout Memorial

This award was established in 2006 in memory of Jeremy Chad Long. Jeremy was an Eagle Scout from Arrowhead District Troop 260. He died in 2003 at the age of 22. He was a Calhoun student, a member of the Order of the Arrow and of Kaskanampo Lodge, which is Scouting’s National Honor Society. He was a 1998 graduate of Austin High School. Priority consideration for this award is given to Eagle Scouts, then to scouts from Troop 260. Further consideration is given to students demonstrating meritorious eligibility and financial need.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Long

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Jim D. Raby/STI

This award was established in 2004 by Jim Raby. He was born August 10, 1934 in the town of Jeff, Alabama. He grew up as a sharecropper in north Alabama, growing primarily cotton. He graduated from Monrovia High school in 1952.

In 1954, Jim joined the U.S Navy and served his country honorably as a Seabee and as a Communications Technician. After his discharge from the service, Jim began work in Huntsville, Alabama for the Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) as an electric technician. Then in 1960, Jim joined the new agency as a charter member. He worked on almost every phase of the Pegasus, Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab programs. Jim was a NASA employee. He moved to various contractor facilities throughout the US to provide NASA guidance on manufacturing methods and techniques as well as providing Quality Assurance functions. The moon landing during the summer of 1969 was the climax of this great era in Jim’s life.

In 1975 Jim left NASA to work for the U.S. Navy at China Lake, California. Then Jim left the Navy in 1984 to start Soldering Technology International in Madison, Alabama – a family business in which he is still active. Jim is well-known through the industry for his work with soldering and high-reliability printed circuit assemblies. He is credited for developing the NASA and Navy (the famous China Lake) soldering schools, and was instrumental in developing the IPC soldering certification curriculum used by the vast majority of the industry today. He initiated the Electronics Manufacturing Productivity Facility (now known as the American Competitiveness Institute). Over his career, he has trained tens of thousands of engineers and operators. Jim has been issued patents for wave soldering and embedded components, and initiated the Zero Defect Program for wave soldering. He also was the driver of the “Lights Out Factory” concept that revolutionized the modern electronics manufacturing facility. For more than 30 years, Jim has worked on industry standards, including DOD-STD-2000, MIL-STD-2000, J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610. He also helped write and implement standards for wire harnesses. He has been involved in the research for lead-free solder processes and materials. His seminal paper, “Standardization of Military Specifications”, was the road-map for reducing some 219 specifications into a single four-document set known as MIL-STD-2000, the precursor to J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610. He has worked on more than a dozen standards and training programs, and chaired or vice-chaired committees on soldering, rework and repair, component mounting, and product assurance. Jim was instrumental in the writing of the curriculum and beta testing for J-STD-001, IPC-A-610D, IPC/WHMA-A-620, and IPC-7711/7721A, and received the IPC Presidents Award in 1984. Since 1982, STI Electronics, Inc. (STI) has been the premier full service organization for training, consulting, laboratory analysis, prototyping, and small-to-medium-volume PCB assembly in the electronics industry. STI also produces a complete line of solder training kits and training support products. Additionally, the company distributes products for the electronics and industrial markets. Jim Raby is as responsible as anyone for today’s soldering practices and standards, and he is likely the most influential person alive in electronics assembly. Of all Jim’s achievements, he is most proud of his family – wife Ellen and son David, who is now CEO and president of STI Electronics. Priority consideration for this award is given to students pursuing a degree in electronics, manufacturing, or technology programs.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. David Raby

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Jimmy Smith Jewelers Fund

This award was first established in 1989 and then increased in 1994. It was created by Jimmy and Barbara Smith, owners of Jimmy Smith Jewelers. Jimmy Smith is an alumni of Calhoun Community College where he learned the fine art of watchmaking and repair. He opened Jimmy Smith Jewelers in 1973 and it became the premier jeweler in Decatur. Today, Jimmy Ray Smith is vice president of the company. Jimmy Smith and Jimmy Ray Smith both serve as board members for the Calhoun Foundation with Jimmy Smith serving since 1985. Priority consideration is given to employees and children of employees of Jimmy Smith Jewelers.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy D. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Ray Smith

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

John D. Turner

As the recipient of this scholarship, I would like for you to know something about me and why I decided to endow this scholarship.

I was born April 18, 1938. I was a lifelong resident of Athens and Limestone County, Alabama until my retirement. I was raised on a farm at Ripley and attended Clements High School. I had to quit school at sixteen because we were very poor and my father had passed away when I was twelve. I worked as a mechanic on small engines and Harley Davidson motorcycles. In the meantime I finished high school with a GED. I worked at Magnison Harley Davidson. I attended engineering college at night, graduated and then in the 1960’s worked in aerospace and as a toolmaker/engineer at GTE.

In 1970, I went into business for myself—Turner Machine. I struggled, but persevered and became successful. My theory has always been you are only limited by the limitations you put on yourself. I have been the CEO of Turner Machine, CEO of T&C Stamping, and was the CEO of Turner Medical when I retired.

I have hired many graduates from Calhoun and I hope this scholarship affords you an opportunity to be successful in your future career. The Bible says “to whom much is given, much will be required”. I have been blessed with talents that have made me successful and I feel honored to be able to share my rewards with you.

John D. Turner

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

John D. Turner Community Foundation

As the recipient of this scholarship, I would like for you to know something about me and why I decided to endow this scholarship.

I was born April 18, 1938. I was a lifelong resident of Athens and Limestone County, Alabama until my retirement. I was raised on a farm at Ripley and attended Clements High School. I had to quit school at sixteen because we were very poor and my father had passed away when I was twelve. I worked as a mechanic on small engines and Harley Davidson motorcycles. In the meantime I finished high school with a GED. I worked at Magnison Harley Davidson. I attended engineering college at night, graduated and then in the 1960’s worked in aerospace and as a toolmaker/engineer at GTE.

In 1970, I went into business for myself—Turner Machine. I struggled, but persevered and became successful. My theory has always been you are only limited by the limitations you put on yourself. I have been the CEO of Turner Machine, CEO of T&C Stamping, and was the CEO of Turner Medical when I retired.

I have hired many graduates from Calhoun and I hope this scholarship affords you an opportunity to be successful in your future career. The Bible says “to whom much is given, much will be required”. I have been blessed with talents that have made me successful and I feel honored to be able to share my rewards with you.

John D. Turner

Award: “Varies”

Deadline: 02/01/2020

John R. Russell Health Sciences

This award is made possible by family and friends of the late and former Calhoun employee, John R. Russell.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mrs. Sharon Russell, widow of the late John R. Russell
Ms. Meg Graham, Calhoun Biology instructor

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Josephine Powell

This scholarship was established by the estate of Josephine Powell. Her wish was to honor her late husband and his parents with this award.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Scholarship Committee

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Julian and Dorothy Davidson

This award was created in 2008 by Dr. Julian and Dorothy Davidson. Dr. Davidson was founder of Davidson Technologies and benefactor of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Davidson Center for Space Exploration. He passed away in 2013 at age 86. Davidson gave generously to a variety of local causes and has a wing at the Huntsville Museum of Art named for him. Before founding aerospace and defense company Davidson Technologies in 1996, Davidson was Deputy Program Manager of Ballistic Missile Defense for the U.S. Army, and was the first director of the Advanced Ballistic Missile Defense Agency. Dr. Davidson was a pioneer of space and missile defense with a career that spanned nearly sixty years, states in a news release from Davidson Technologies. “His technical expertise combined with unparalleled leadership talents propelled him through a long and illustrious career achieving great heights and successes in both government and industry. His legacy lives on in many of the technologies we use today in development of our space and missile defense systems.” Dr. Julian Davidson was a native of Oakman, Alabama, in Walker County. He received a bachelor’s degree of Electrical Engineering from Auburn University, and a Doctor of Science degree from the Southeastern Institute of Technology. He had nearly 60 years of professional experience in missile systems technology and electronic systems including 50 years experience in missile defense technology. Dr. Davidson spent over 16 years in the Ballistic Missile Defense programs area and held positions of increasing levels of responsibility culminating with his appointment as BMD Deputy Program Manager. As Deputy Program Manager, his responsibilities included testifying before Congress on all matters related to U.S. BMD programs and policy. He also managed an organization with several thousand personnel and controlled programs with funding levels of several billions of dollars. During his tenure with this program, Dr. Davidson was the first director of the Advanced Ballistic Missile Defense Agency where he was responsible for all U.S. BMD advanced technology development. Before this, Dr. Davidson was involved with the system design of BMD including the design of radar interceptor missiles, and data processing hardware and software as well as system engineering and integration. Dr. Davidson performed the deployment analysis that led to the decision for the first and only deployment of the ballistic missile defense system in the United States. Dr. Davidson pioneered the use of System Engineering for Ballistic Missile Defense. After leaving the federal government, Dr. Davidson held senior positions with Burroughs Corporation, Science Applications International Corporation and Booz-Allen & Hamilton Incorporated. Dr. Davidson served as member and chairman of numerous committees and panels dealing with missiles including BMD and military and space systems. He served as the Chairman of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Mission and Flight Readiness Boeing Independent Review Team. Dr. Davidson wrote several policy and technical papers addressing the GMD systems including organizational studies and issues. Dr. Davidson was a former chairman of the Air Force Studies Board of the National Research Council and a former Vice Chairman of the Technology Assessment Committee of the U.S. Space Command for the National Research Council. Dr. Davidson twice received the Army Exceptional Civilian Service Award and also received the Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award and the Medaris Award. He was inducted into the U.S. Army Strategic Defense Employee Hall of Fame. Dorothy Davidson is one of Huntsville’s best known philanthropists and civic leaders. When Julian Davidson died in 2013, Dorothy Davidson took over Davidson Technologies, the high-tech company he founded. Dorothy Smith Davidson is a native of northern Virginia with a bachelor of science in mathematics and advanced training in mathematics, business administration, and system engineering. She has worked and consulted for companies in the U.S. and Germany. She married Davidson in 1981 and moved to Huntsville in 1992, where she opened several companies of her own and has served on numerous boards and committees.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Dorothy Davidson

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Kathleen Haney Memorial

This award was funded in 1986 by Security Mutual AMEV Foundation as a tribute to Mrs. Haney, a loyal employee of Security Mutual for many years. Mrs. Haney was a great mother and wife. Her work ethic spilled over to all her children, and they all went on to have successful careers. She always encouraged her children, grandchildren, and her friends’ children to get a good education before entering the work place. Several of her children and grandchildren attended Calhoun before going to a four year university. Mrs. Haney became a career woman in 1956 when she started her financial career with Security Mutual Financial Corporation and continued there until her retirement in 1986. Mrs. Haney provided dedicated service to the company for 30 years and was eventually promoted to Vice President, expanding the organization from one office operation in Decatur, Alabama to over 24 locations in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Georgia. The company created this award in her honor in recognition of her retirement.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Pat Haney Smithson

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Katie & Robert Hutson

This award was created in 1989 by Robert and Katie Hutson. Robert Hutson (1915-2001) was a longtime Decatur attorney. He clerked for his uncle, Melvin Hutson, who was the prosecutor at the second and third Scottsboro Boys trials. He gradauated from the University of Alabama School of Law. During World War II he supervised radar research labs for the Army Air Force. He held first-class top secret security clearance and helped install the radar system on the Enola Gay, the bomber that dropped the first atomic bomb. He returned to Decatur after the war and was a partner in Hutson & Elrod Law Firm where he provided counsel for Mutual Savings Life Insurance Company. He was a former president of the Morgan County Bar Association, president of Citizens Industrial Bank of Decatur, served on the Executive Board of Boy Scouts of America, served on the Advisory Board of The Salvation Army, and was a member of the Decatur Kiwanis. He was preceded by his wife Katie who passed away in 1997, the same year that they celebrated their 61st anniversary.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Scholarship Committee

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Kim Nam Suk

This award is made possible by Mr. Steven and Dr. Susan LoCascio.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Steven and Dr. Susan LoCascio

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Kurtis Charleson Memorial Theatre

This award was created in 1995 in memory of Kurtis Jon Charleson (October 3, 1972- April 12, 1995), the only child of Terri Charleson, after he was killed in a car-train accident. He was a Calhoun student and a pharmacy tech at Huntsville Hospital. According to Terri, the train was traveling 70 mph when the collision happened. Kurtis Jon’s car was dragged over one-and-a-half miles before coming to a stop. He died instantly. Kurtis Jon had just left play practice at Calhoun and was on his way to work. He was preparing to be a pharmacist and had applied to Auburn for their pharmacy program. He was a wonderful, bright, cheerful, witty person. He brought 22 years of joy into the lives of others. Kurtis Jon had just lost his maternal grandmother a month earlier to cancer. Kurtis Jon loved to scuba dive, perform in theater, play with his Irish setter, fish, listen to music, and work with children in need. One year, he bought every child in the hospital a gift for Christmas. He had a wonderful girlfriend, Jessica, and they were happily making long-term plans. His nickname was Rooster because of his red hair. He had recently moved into his own apartment and set up an aquarium he was very proud of – he had wanted one for a long time. His mother says not a day goes by that she does not think of Kurtis, and he is brought to mind again whenever she thinks of fish, old cars, or the theater.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Terri Charleson

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Les Meres Club

This award was established in 1989 by what was then called the Les Jeunes Meres Club. The organization is now simply called the Les Meres Club. The scholarship is reserved for a meritorious female student demonstrating financial need. The club was founded in 1965 and its name is French for The Mother’s Club. It was the local culture club. A activity they called Benefit Bridge cultivated the funds that created the endowment. They also started a horse show that outgrew the club and was taken on by the community. Now all of the original members are grandmothers and they are known as Les Meres, the mothers.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mrs. Kay Channell Depoyster

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Leslie Snead Perry Memorial

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Frances Owen

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Lexie Ellis Williams

This award was established in 2011 in memory of Lexie Ellis Williams (1906-1984).

When Lexie was born in Talladega, her parents might not have foreseen the remarkable gifts she would offer to the world, and particularly to her beloved Alabama. She was a deeply caring person who directed her life toward the concerns of others. Still, she made time for herself as well. She cherished her French studies at her alma mater, Huntingdon College, and also cherished reading and Southern cooking. She was renowned for her cooking, particularly her chicken asparagus casserole. She was a locally celebrated bridge player. As a long-time resident of Decatur, her eyes were keen for the accurate news of community events and she worked as a careful proofreader at the Decatur Daily early in her career. She was a faithful churchgoer at Central Methodist in Decatur and was also a steadfast community servant.

Several of Lexie’s brothers and sisters figured prominently in communities and professions. Zora was a junior high principal in Jasper, Bill was a professor of mining at the University of Wyoming, and Bunk was an accountant. But Lexie excelled in her own right, both in her private life and in her public persona. She deeply loved her husband and true soulmate of nearly sixty years, Jimmie, and adored her accomplished brothers and sisters, as well as her many nieces and nephews.

Lexie’s later years were disturbed by illness and through resulting bed rest she was cared for by many caring and faithful nurses. Despite this, her illness was itself filled with grace, and she never lost her unshaken concern for others. Thus, the Lexie Ellis Williams Nursing Scholarship at Calhoun Community College is a fitting tribute to this formidable lady, and serves to call its recipients to strive for the same poise and genuine caring that marked Ms. Williams’ life.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Bill Briscoe

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Lloyd and Betty Dinsmore Honorary

This award was created in 1989 by Charles Lloyd Dinsmore, Sr. and his wife Betty Dinsmore, both long-time supporters of Calhoun. Lloyd (1917-2005) and Betty were married for 40 years. Betty suffers from declining health, and is cared for by her sister Eloise Grubbs. They created several scholarship awards in honor of leaders at the College. Charles’ son, Charles Lloyd Dinsmore Jr., was a well known genealogy researcher who traced their family lineage all the way back to Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, King of the Franks, who died in 814.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Eloise Grubbs

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Lockheed Martin Courtland Operations Veteran’s Annual Scholarship

This scholarship will cover tuition for a student that is pursuing a degree in Aerospace or Business Administration. Preference is given to a student who is a veteran of one of the Armed Forces; second priority will go to a student from Alabama.

Thank you letters should be addressed to:
Deborah Garrison
c/o Courtland Production Operations

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Lucy B. Cauthen Memorial

This award was created in 1991 by Mr. David Cauthen in honor of his mother, Lucy B. Cauthen. She was a graduate of Huntington Women’s College and taught high school English and Latin in Birmingham and Roanoke, Alabama. She was a champion of education, particularly for those for whom it seemed difficult to financially achieve. Her son, David, was born in 1935. He graduated from Handley High School in 1953 and Auburn University in 1957 where he majored in English. After three years of active duty in the Marine Corps, he returned home in 1960 to help manage the telephone company. Cauthen graduated from The University of Alabama School of Law in 1962, practicing trial law in Decatur for 38 years. From 1970 to 1974 he served in the Alabama House of Representatives. During that time he also practiced law and served as president of the telephone company following the death of Peck Cauthen, a position he filled from 1976 until the company was sold in 1982. He retired from his Decatur law practice of 38 years that he had with his son, Britt, and wrote four books. “When Destiny Comes to a Fork in the Road,” was his autobiography. His other three books were legal thrillers: “Absolute Justice,” “Thumbs Down,” and “Conscious Disregard.” These were all separate, stand-alone, books but shared some of the same characters. “I’ve always wanted to write. My mother taught English. She taught me. I always loved the English language. As a lawyer I wrote for cases but that was technical writing,” said Cauthen. “I enjoyed it so much. I started on my autobiography first. I outlined and wrote it in three months,” he added. Mr. Cauthen also served as a former board member for the Calhoun Foundation. Priority consideration is given to students planning to major in English or Science.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. David Cauthen

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Luke Pryor Memorial

This award was created in 1987 by Mr. Luke (1920-2007) and Mrs. Betty (1924-2012) Pryor, long-time friends of Calhoun. Mr. Pryor was a graduate of Decatur High School Class of 1938 and The University of Alabama Class of 1942, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was dedicated to his family, church, community and country. He served during World War II as a flight instructor in the Army Air Corps. Mr. Pryor continued to entertain his passion for flying throughout his life and inspired many young people to explore the joy of flying. He was the president of the Alabama Chapter of Flying Farmers and a member of AOPA. Mr. Pryor served as an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Decatur and taught at Taluca Presbyterian and Pryor Chapel. He was a prominent farmer, businessman and civic supporter of Limestone and Morgan Counties. He served on several boards including Calhoun Foundation, Compass Bank, Birmingham Realty, and local healthcare institutions. He was a member of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club. Aside from public honors, Mr. Pryor was known by many for his kindness, generosity and integrity.
Mrs. Pryor was a gracious Southern lady. She graduated from Ward Belmont in Nashville and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with a degree in English. She was the devoted wife of Luke Pryor for 57 years. They shared a love of flying and she was a licensed pilot belonging to Flying Farmers of America and AOPA. She was a person with great strength of character and faith and love for her family and friends. She had a generous spirit for all and reached out to those in need. She enjoyed all aspects of the arts, performing for Little Theatre productions. She also enjoyed gardening, dancing, music and sports. She even played college basketball for UNC. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Decatur, AL, Colonial Dames of America, the Garden Club of Decatur, and the Junior Service League of Decatur.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Scholarship Committee

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Luke Pryor, Sr. and Betty L. Pryor Endowed Memorial Scholarship

This endowment is established by Mr. Luke Pryor, Jr. in memorial to his parents Mr. Luke Pryor, Sr. and Mrs. Betty L. Pryor.

Preference will be given to graduates of Tanner High School. In the event that eligible students meeting this qualification are not able to be found, the scholarship may be awarded to students with financial need in (residing in Morgan and Limestone Counties).

Thank you letters should be addressed to: Mr. Luke Pryor, Jr.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Management Advisory Group, LLC

This award was established in 1987 by company owner and former Calhoun Foundation board member, Raymon J. Baker (1923-2008). Mr. Baker was a founding member of First Bible Church. He graduated from The University of Alabama and later founded Baker Industries in 1958. He was a World War II veteran, Army Air Force pilot, and a philanthropist.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Mike Curl

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Marguerita de Quesad

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Marion R. Backe Annual Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will benefit a student that has been accepted into the Calhoun Nursing Program or is pursuing prerequisites for entry into the Calhoun Nursing Program. First preference will be given to students who provide recommendation letters from instructors or members of the local medical community. Second preference will be given to students pursuing prerequisites for the Nursing Program.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Maureen Stephens Memorial

This award was established in 1990 by Mr. James Stephens and friends in memory of his wife, Maureen (1945-1988). Mrs. Stephens was a former Calhoun Nursing student and was an employee of Huntsville Hospital.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. James Stephens

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Mavis & William Cofield Memorial

This award was established in 1983 by Dr. Harold (1925-2001) and Mrs. Glenn (1920-2007) Steele in honor of Mrs. Steele’s parents. The recipient of this award will be a Calhoun nursing student who embodies the broadest qualities of the abundantly good life exemplified by Mavis and William Cofield. Mavis and William were life-long residents of Randolph and Clay counties in AL. They both had large families and ended up having three boys and a girl together.

Dr. Steele attended Emory College for three years followed by two years as a World War II U.S. Naval medical student in Emory School of Medicine which included clinical and diagnostic training at Grady Memorial in Atlanta, GA. He was candidate for a medical officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve before he was honorably discharged. He was granted an EdD by Auburn University, received Emory’s annual Phi Sigma achievement award, and authored a number of professional articles and five medical and scientific books. Listings or reviews of his work have appeared in publications of numerous national organizations including the Sex Information and Education Council of the United States; the National Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults; the American Nurses Association; the Book Exchange in London, England; and the Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He was merited favorable reviews from David C. Sabiston, MD, Professor and Chairman of surgery at the Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Steele’s professional memberships included the International Society for Heart Research, Alabama Hospital Association, Academy of Pharmacy Practice of the Pharmaceutical Association, National League for Nursing, National Society for Medical Research, and the International Academy of Preventive Medicine. He was also elected to Pi Gamma Mu, Phi Delta Kappa, and Pi Kappa Phi.

Dr. Steele was a former Calhoun anatomy and physiology instructor for many years, and served as the first chairman of allied health technologies at Calhoun. He then went on to manage his own business, On Call Medical/ Surgical Education Services in Athens, AL. Dr. Steele was known for contributing a collection of rare science books displayed in the lobby of the Rice Science Center. Dr. Steele also contributed his extensive collection of scientific slides, a projector and screen for use by faculty and students for special projects and research. Dr. and Mrs. Steele were both former members of the Calhoun Foundation Board.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mrs. Frances Cofield
Mr. Guy Burnard Cofield, Sr.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Morgan County Commission

This award was created in 2008 by the Morgan County Commission for the purpose of assisting Morgan County in the location and promotion of agricultural, industrial, manufacturing plants, and other industries in Morgan County.

The Commission is the governing body of Morgan County. The major areas of responsibilities of the Commission are as follows: administer the County’s finances, serve as custodians of all County property, collect taxes as required by state law, promote tourism and industrial development within Morgan County, and oversee construction and maintenance of County roads and bridges.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Scholarship Committee

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Morgan-Lawrence County Medical Alliance

This award was funded in 1989 by the then named Morgan-Lawrence County Medical Auxiliary. Preference is given to residents of Morgan, Lawrence or Limestone counties and students in a health care major.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Scholarship Committee

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Tucker

This award was funded in 1993 by Mr. Jim (1936-2013) and Mrs. Betty K. Tucker.

After graduating from Decatur High School in 1954 and receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama in January 1959, Jim served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Jim was eight years old when his father was killed at sea in 1944 and was eternally proud of his father’s service as a member of the United States Navy in World War II.

After his service to his country in the Marines, Jim returned to the University, earned a Master’s of Accounting degree, and began his practice as a Certified Public Accountant in Decatur in 1965. In addition to his work as a CPA, Jim also enjoyed establishing a grain and cotton farm in Lawrence County in later years.

Since becoming an Eagle Scout in high school, Jim was active in civic service. He was a past president of the Rotary Club of Decatur where he was named a Paul Harris Fellow, and he remained one of the longest-tenured active members until his death. Jim was the longest tenured member of the Decatur Investment Club. He also served for 30 years with the BBVA Compass Bank – Decatur Board of Directors.

Jim was a lifelong Methodist and a member of Central United Methodist Church of Decatur for 47 years. He especially enjoyed his time with the Wesley Men’s Bible Study that met every Thursday morning, and was pleased to be able to establish a separate endowed fund to assist United Methodist seminary students, named the Jim Tucker Award Foundation.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mrs. Betty Tucker

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Mr. & Mrs. William (Billy) N. Hunter

This fund was established in 1985 and increased in 1991 by Mr. Billy N. (1928-1996) and Mrs. Jean Hunter. Mr. Hunter was a former Vice President of the Calhoun Foundation, a Foundation Board Member Emeritus, and a strong advocate for the scholarship program.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Jason Baldwin

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Mr. & Mrs. William B. Eyster

This award was funded in 1985 by Mr. William B. (1921-1995) and Mrs. Ann (1923-2015) Eyster.

The Eysters were strong advocates for students to complete college. Both Mr. and Mrs. Eyster took night courses at Calhoun in the 1980s to learn how to use a computer. Mr. Eyster went to Virginia Law School and Alabama Law School and Mrs. Eyster graduated from University of North Alabama. Both of their children and two of their grandchildren also graduated from college. Mr. Eyster was a past president of the Calhoun Foundation and Board Member Emeritus. They created a scholarship because they saw the importance of education and wanted to help others obtain their goal. Both expressed that they received the dearest letters of appreciation from students who were graduating from Calhoun. Mr. and Mrs. Eyster shared a passion for encouraging young people to stay the course and graduate.

Mrs. Eyster faithfully served her family as the devoted wife for 47 years and was a loving mother, sister, and family member. A lifelong resident of Decatur, she lived a full and fascinating life with many and varied interests and accomplishments. She was an equestrian, golfer, pilot, and host of a radio show, “Ask Cynthia”. She attended Bradford Junior College in Boston, MA and graduated from the University of North Carolina. She was a member of the National Society of Colonial Dames. Ann attended First Bible Church and was a student of God’s Word, teaching the Tuesday Morning Bible Class for 30 years. Countless women were encouraged to draw closer to God because of Ann’s desire and willingness to share God’s Word. A woman of faith and the heart of the Eyster family, Ann shaped her children’s and grandchildren’s spirituality by her witness of constant love and faith.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Kappy Doe

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ward Cook Memorial

This award was established in 2005 by the Estate of Katherine Trousdale Cook (1913-2005). The recipient must be a resident of Madison County, Alabama and must be pursuing studies in a vocational or technical field such as, but not limited to, nursing or dental.

Mr. Warden Harold Cook (1914-1998) was a retired chemical engineer and had continued to work as a gemologist and a personal property manager. A native of Eskridge, Kansas, he graduated from Kansas State College and the Gemological Institute of America, where he also taught and lectured. He was a World War II veteran and served in the European theater with the 311th Ordinance Battalion of the 9th Air Defense Command. He attained the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was a member of the Rotary Club, Appraiser Association of America, Decorative Arts Trust, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts. He was also an associate member of the Textile Museum.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Albert J. Trousdale, II

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Shumake

In 1961, Eason Shumake and Jerry Shumake, the son and grandson of J.L. Shumake, began the Shumake Furniture Company at its present location on 6th Ave SE. Now in its 4th generation, Shumake Furniture continues to be a leader in commercial and residential design and is well known for its community service.

Mr. Jerry Shumake has a strong desire for students who have attended the “FIX” classes at First Baptist Church in Decatur, AL. A long-time teacher of this class, this scholarship fund is one way Mr. Shu shares his love with his students.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Shumake

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Mr. Clay Blizzard

Established in 1989 by Mr. H. Clay Blizzard.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Scholarship Committee

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

MUSE

This scholarship is designated for the two co-editors of Calhoun’s MUSE newsletter.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

National Space Club

This award is made possible by the National Space Club in Huntsville. Recipients of this award are chosen by the Club.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Terry Abel

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Nina Hodges Cline

This award was established in 1985 by Mrs. Nina Hodges Cline (1897-2000), a long-time supporter of the college. Nina Hodges Cline was 102 years old when she passed away, having lived during 3 different centuries: 1800, 1900, and 2000.

Mrs. Cline attended Giles County High School and business school. She worked as secretary for 11 years for Melvin Hutson, the founder of Mutual Savings Life Insurance Co. She was an official court reporter for 18 years and worked with the 8th Judicial Court in Morgan County for six years. After retiring, she worked at placing scholarships at Kate Duncan Smith DAR School, Judson College, Samford University, and Calhoun Community College. She was the oldest member at Central Baptist Church.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. J. Rodney Bledsoe

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Nucor Steel #1

This award was established in 2008 by Nucor Steel under the leadership Rex Query, Vice President and General Manager. Nucor is the world’s 10th largest steelmaker and the biggest steelmaker in the U.S.

The key to their astounding success in Decatur is its people. There is a different culture that Nucor brings versus other steel operating units. Nucor has a philosophy of self-empowerment. Regardless of their position, our employees are empowered to make decisions and make things happen. The guys making the steel know best how to run their equipment and should have the responsibility for making their own decisions. The company benefits from the operator’s expertise.

The Decatur facility is one of four sheet mills owned by Nucor. BusinessWeek called Nucor one of the great American industrial success stories of the past two decades.

Recipients of this award should have a demonstrated history of community service, and/or meritorious personal or academic performance. Priority consideration will be given to employees of Nucor Steel, their children and grandchildren, students pursuing education in technology, math or science.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Hope Hamilton

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Nucor Steel #2

In 1905, Ransom E. Olds, creator of the Oldsmobile, had a dispute with stockholders and left his own company, Olds Motor Works. He soon formed REO Motor Company, which evolved into the Nuclear Corporation of America and ultimately, Nucor. Since 1974, Nucor has contributed over 70 million dollars to Scholarships and Educational Disbursements. It is a source of millions of dollars for educational funding. To this day, every child of every Nucor teammate is entitled to educational funds from the company.

Nucor is a Fortune 500 company with approximately 200 operating facilities, including the wholly owned subsidiaries Harris Steel, The David J. Joseph Company, and Skyline Steel; even so, they have only about 100 people working at their corporate headquarters and surprisingly few layers of management from the CEO to the frontline worker. The company consists of 90 businesses that operate independently but compete collectively. They have an unusually active and free exchange of ideas and solutions across divisional, geographical, and functional boundaries. In an industry that eliminates one out of two jobs over a 30-year span, Nucor remains committed to the longevity of its workforce. This commitment translates to a record of consistent profits which remains unmatched throughout the industry. For Nucor, research and development isn’t a department. It is a way of life that is lived and breathed by each of its 22,300 employees every single day. And that’s why Nucor is, hands down, the industry leader in innovation. Nucor pays hourly wages and salaries that run well above the industry average – two-thirds of their employees income comes from pay for performance bonuses. It is no wonder that they regularly have large pools of qualified candidates for every production job opening. Though Nucor is in what is considered a labor-intensive, technology-intensive business, many of their facilities are located in areas that have more cows than people.

Recipients of this award should have a demonstrated history of community service, and/or meritorious personal or academic performance. Priority consideration will be given to employees of Nucor Steel, their children and grandchildren, and students pursuing education in technology, math or science.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Hope Hamilton

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Nucor Steel Minority

This award was established in 2012 by Nucor Steel. Nucor Steel is the largest steel producer in America, a leader in technology development and job creation, and a champion for American economic development. Nucor has long been an industry advocate for important national issues such as free and fair trade, defending America against currency manipulation, reducing trade deficits, and energy independence. Nucor also recognizes the critical need to cultivate the leadership and academic success of the rising generation of minority students, specifically in fields related to math, science, engineering and technology. In keeping with its commitment to cultivate new minority leaders, Nucor created the Nucor Steel Minority Partnership Endowment as a tool to inspire and empower potential minority leaders by supporting the personal, professional, and academic development of young black men in North Alabama. Nucor is partnering with the 100 Black Men of America-Greater Huntsville Chapter to pursue this unique ambition of mentoring minority youth from middle school through college. The Nucor-100 Black Men mentoring partnership demonstrates Nucor’s desire for a sustained, meaningful, and outcomes oriented commitment to raising the levels of achievement for disadvantaged minority youth.

The recipient of this award should have a demonstrated history of community service, and/or meritorious personal or academic performance.

Priority consideration will be given to 1) a graduate from the 100 Black Men of America Huntsville-Metro Area mentoring program who is pursuing a technology degree, 2) a graduate from the 100 Black Men of America Huntsville-Metro Area mentoring program that is pursuing a 2-year degree, 3) a student demonstrating longest tenure of participation and highest level of engagement in the 100 Black Men of America Huntsville-Metro Area mentoring program, 4) a minority student pursuing a two-year degree, 5) a student anticipating matriculating on to UAH to study engineering or other technical/STEM related majors.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Hope Hamilton

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Office Supply Company, Inc. (OSCO, Inc.)

Established in 1986 by Mr. Charles (1929-2014) and Mrs. Betty Allen. Mr. Allen was a former Vice President of the Calhoun Foundation and founder of Office Supply Company (OSCO). His son, Eddie Allen, is now president of OSCO, Inc. Preference is given to students with financial need.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mrs. Betty Allen

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Orr Family

This award was established in 2008 by Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Orr and Senator and Mrs. Arthur Orr. Members of the Orr family have been residents of Morgan County for generations. They have a long history of civic leadership, business development, public service, and philanthropy spanning more than 200 years. Mr. and Mrs. R.W. (Bud) Orr are mission-minded individuals of deep Christian faith who have furthered both the reach and the impact of this great family by modeling values that have become staple characteristics of the Orr clan. This extended family is best characterized by hard work, moral integrity, community engagement, and a heart for the plight of those in need. The Orrs have contributed greatly to a host of good works throughout the region and abroad. Chief among the needs they feel compelled to support are efforts to open the doors of education to those with demonstrated potential who would otherwise not be able to attain a post-secondary education due to the barriers of access and financial need. As a family, the Orrs feel profoundly led to share the blessings with others in enduring ways. It is this sincere desire to make a lasting difference that moved the Orr family to create this scholarship award. Likewise, it is their hope that the recipients of this gift will be inspired to achieve great things and in turn become sources of blessings to others.

Recipients of this award must be residents of Morgan County, must demonstrate prior academic success and financial need, must have a history of community service evidenced by a letter of recommendation from a service organization, and should be active members of a local community of Christian faith as evidenced by a letter of recommendation from its leadership.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Senator and Mrs. Arthur Orr

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

PAR Group, LLC

This award was funded in 1989 and increased in 1995 by Mr. and Mrs. Don Pettus, owners of then PAR Enterprises. Mr. Pettus served on the Calhoun Foundation Board of Directors.

Preference is given to students demonstrating financial need who are residents of Morgan County, with priority consideration given to Hartselle residents.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Don Pettus

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Paul & Susie Dell Wildes Memorial

Established in 1991 by Mr. Wayne and Dr. Alice Villadsen in memory of Dr. Villadsen’s parents, Paul and Susie Dell Wildes. Dr. Villadsen served as a former Dean of Instruction at Calhoun and went on to become the president of Brookhaven Community College in Farmers Branch, Texas. They now reside in Florida.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Wayne and Mrs. Alice Villadsen

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

PH&J Architects

Renis O. Jones, Jr., principal at PH&J, established this award in 1991. He was one of the founding members of the firm in 1957. Strong believers in quality education, PH&J Architects, Inc. has been involved with Calhoun Community College for the full 50 years of its practice. Mr. Jones believes that Calhoun is a strong teaching institution for students. He also believes education is the one thing that can’t be taken away from a person.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Renis Jones, Jr.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

This award is for the Phi Theta Kappa chapter officers of Calhoun Community College.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Phillip Hinton Memorial

This award was created by Mr. Steven and Dr. Susan LoCascio in honor of Philip Hinton.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Steven and Dr. Susan LoCascio

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

PNC Bank

This award was established in 1990 by leadership at First American Bank of Decatur, a champion for education and a long-time supporter of Calhoun. First American Bank was founded in 1981 and grew rapidly. It later became part of RBC bank in 2008. In 2011, it was purchased by PNC when PNC acquired all RBC holdings in the United States.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Ali Propst

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Presidential Honors Program

This scholarship is awarded to students who are accepted into Calhoun’s Presidential Honors Program. This scholarship will cover full in-state tuition and fees up to 15 credit hours for fall and spring semesters. This scholarship is guaranteed for two years as long as the student remains in the Presidential Honors Program.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Principal’s Choice

This award is for the chosen student of the graduating class from approved, local high schools within Calhoun’s service area.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Propst Family

This award was made possible by Mr. William Propst, a well-known philanthropist of Huntsville, Alabama.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. and Mrs. William Propst

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Ray & Doris Sundback

This award was established in 1992 by Mr. Ray (1921-2000) and Mrs. Doris Sundback.

Mr. Sundback was a big advocate for education and was thankful for the opportunity he had to go to college himself. He grew up on a farm in western Pennsylvania and decided he wanted to go to school to be a chemical engineer. He joined 3M Company in 1957 and he and Doris moved from New Jersey in 1960 when Ray was transferred to 3M’s new plant in Decatur. The Sundback family discovered Decatur was a great place to live. Ray was very interested in the community and spent many hours on volunteer activities including the Decatur Concert Association, the Wheeler Basin Regional Library, United Way, Kiwanis, and Boys’ Club. He was very interested in Calhoun because he recognized that a community college would give so many people a chance for an affordable college education.

Ray retired as a chemical engineer from 3M after 47 years there. He was a deacon and elder of First Presbyterian Church and a member of the Men’s Sunday School Class. He twice served as the moderator of the North Alabama Presbytery. He was a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, chairman of the Wheeler Basin Public Library Board, and a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mrs. Ray Sundback

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Raymon J. Baker Family Endowed

This award was established in 2005 by the Raymon J. Baker (1923-2008) Charitable Lead Annuity Trust to create the Raymon J. Baker Family Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a Technology Degree.

In 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt entered Decatur on a train, and Raymon Baker was ready to help him. “The banner on the train was falling down, and they asked if anyone had a nail”, said Cindy Strickland, Mr. Baker’s daughter. My father, who was around 9 years old, reached in his pocket and pulled out a fistful of nails and asked, “What size do you need?” For her, Mr. Baker’s outstretched hand represented his willingness to help others, which would extend throughout his life. He was a former Eagle Scout, World War II Army Air Forces pilot, and businessman. “He credits Scouting and music for forming the discipline and focus he used throughout his life”, Strickland said. Mr. Baker’s focus spanned from industry and politics to philanthropy. After graduating from The University of Alabama, he moved back to Decatur with his wife. He opened Hartselle based Baker Industries in 1958 with 25 employees. When he sold the company to Sonoco Products Co. in 1980, Baker Industries employed more than 2,000 people. Don Foster began working for the company in 1965. “Raymon was a true gentleman. He was one of those employers that really cared about the people”, Foster said. “He was a very astute businessman … He gave many people around town the opportunity to succeed. When a steelworkers’ union attempted to unionize the company’s steel reel section in 1972, Mr. Baker fought back. For three years he fought the union … decertifying the union was one of his crowning achievements”, said Strickland. “The union wasn’t successful because the employees knew that Raymon cared and treated them fairly”, Foster said. Mr. Baker founded more than 20 companies and invested in fields including coal mining, electronics and business consulting. He contributed to local, state and national political candidates. Strickland said her father made several trips to the White House during the presidency of Ronald Reagan. When current U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Mobile, ran for Alabama attorney general, Mr. Baker placed campaign posters around Decatur, Strickland said. “He worked hard”, said U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa. “People like Mr. Baker make a difference in the community and a difference in the state.” Mr. Baker served on boards for Calhoun Community College Foundation and Decatur General Hospital Foundation. He financially supported the Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, the United Way and beautification. One of his favorite projects, Strickland said, was Decatur City Schools’ third grade violin program. Mr. Baker and Britt Sexton partnered to finance the violin program. “My father loved music”, she said. “He was an accomplished trumpet player. He grew up playing music. It was very important to him.” Jeanne Payne, past director of curriculum for Decatur City Schools, said, “I went to Mr. Baker with the idea of starting a program, and he lit up like a Christmas tree and said he wanted to do this.” The program provides violin lessons for every third grader. More than 8,000 students have played a violin due to the program, Payne said. “He was born to serve”, Strickland said. “If he saw a need, he would move heaven and earth to fill it … His desire was to leave Decatur better than he found it.” (excerpt from The Decatur Daily)

Mrs. Marjorie Baker (1921-2011) was a life long resident of Decatur, except for a short period of time in Hartselle. Marjorie went to school in Decatur and graduated from The University of Alabama with a degree in education and with art studies. She taught third grade at Lafayette Grammar School in Old Decatur for several years and is remembered as an outstanding teacher by many of her students currently residing in Decatur. Marjorie was a member of the Trowelers Garden Club and was a past president of the Decatur Women’s Chamber of Commerce. She was very active in the Morgan County Republican Party, serving on the Executive Committee. And although she never played the game, she was a member of the Decatur Country Club Women’s Golf Association which she explained as “somebody has to plan the parties while those girls are golfing.” Marjorie had a great faith and Christian spirituality. She taught the Blanch Jones Bible Study Class and her travels included a study trip to the Holy Land. Marjorie’s longtime joy was her china painting. She honed her talent and skills from age 17, with painting classes at Florence State and The University of Alabama. Along with numerous art objects, she painted more than 550 pieces of Wedgewood including several 12 piece settings. She designed, painted and fired hundreds of pieces in her own kiln. Marjorie loved to entertain in her home where her hand-painted serving pieces were decorative and functional.

Mr. and Mrs. Baker were married for 61 years and were both lifelong students of the Bible and founding members of the First Baptist Church of Decatur. Mr. Baker was a former Calhoun Foundation board member.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Mike Curl

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Redstone Federal Credit Union

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Regions Bank

This fund was originally established in 1991 by then named AmSouth Bank. In 2006, AmSouth Bank merged with Regions Bank. Regions also established a fund in 1992 which was combined with the existing AmSouth fund, upon the merger.

Regions’ corporate philosophy includes making philanthropic investments that strengthen the communities it serves. Its giving motto is: invest in things that make life better. Regions Financial Corporation traces its roots back to three Alabama-based banks that became original affiliates of First Alabama Bancshares, Inc., chartered in 1970 as the first multi-bank holding company in the state of Alabama. Those three banks were: the First National Bank of Huntsville, chartered in 1856; the First National Bank of Montgomery, opened in 1871; and the Exchange Security Bank of Birmingham. In May 2006, Regions and Birmingham-based AmSouth Bancorporation merged. As a result, Regions Financial Corporation is now one of the top bank holding companies in the United States.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Angela Casciano

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Regions Bank-Gala

This fund was established in 2013 by Ron Poteat, Area Executive and Tom McCrary, City President for Regions Bank. Ronald W. Poteat, Jr., executive vice president for Regions’ North Alabama area, and Regions Decatur City President, Tom McCrary, were key leaders in bringing this endowment to fruition. Both gentlemen have a demonstrated history of championing education and are keenly aware of the importance of Calhoun to North Alabama. They also have a special place in their hearts for Calhoun. Tom attended Calhoun with a major in business and his wife, Margaret, is a 2007 graduate of Calhoun’s nursing program. Tom went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Alabama.

Regions’ corporate philosophy includes making philanthropic investments that strengthen the communities it serves. Its giving motto is: invest in things that make life better. Regions Financial Corporation traces its roots back to three Alabama-based banks that became original affiliates of First Alabama Bancshares, Inc., chartered in 1970 as the first multi-bank holding company in the state of Alabama. Those three banks were: the First National Bank of Huntsville, chartered in 1856; the First National Bank of Montgomery, opened in 1871; and the Exchange Security Bank of Birmingham. In May 2006, Regions and Birmingham-based AmSouth Bancorporation merged. As a result, Regions Financial Corporation is now one of the top bank holding companies in the United States.

Award recipients should have a demonstrated history of community service, and/or meritorious personal or academic performance. Priority consideration will be given to students pursing a degree program in a high demand sector of our community as evidenced by local economic indicators.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Angela Casciano

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Robin Frenzel Wallace Memorial

This award was established in 2001 by Mr. Harold (1935-2013) and Mrs. Nita (1943-2014) Wallace in memory of their daughter, Robin Frenzel Wallace (1973-1998).

Mr. Wallace was a lifelong resident of Decatur and was a graduate of Decatur High School and Auburn University. Mrs. Wallace was a member of First Baptist Church, business owner of Private Duty Nursing, and a Foundation board member at Calhoun Community College. Robin, their daughter, passed away at the age of 25.

Recipient must have been admitted into Calhoun’s Nursing program.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Elizabeth McCarty

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Robin Horton Milam Memorial

This fund was established in 2000 by the late Mr. Hunter Horton (1941-2011), family, and friends, in memory of his daughter. Robin was a Calhoun Nursing student when she passed away in 1995.

Recipient must have been admitted into Calhoun’s Nursing program.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Gail Webb

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Russell Smith Memorial

This fund was established in 2008 by the State of Alabama made possible through the late Representative Bill Dukes (1927-2014).

Representative Dukes chose a number of worthy causes each year where he directed his community project funds. Education was always his priority. In particular, he was known for funding an annual scholarship award to help GED recipients go on to pursue college ambitions. Over the years he came to see the power and importance of this educational venue and it became a great love of his. GED graduates are some of the most deserving students for scholarship aid, but they are also students who have a tough time competing with traditional students for limited scholarship dollars. Their lack of advanced placement coursework, non-parallel GPAs, etc, make it difficult for them to win top billing in the scholarship selection process. And yet their tenacity, self-motivation, and history of overcoming life challenges makes them a proven commodity for philanthropic investment. So having a scholarship dedicated to making GED recipients a priority is a wonderful blessing for Calhoun.

Rep. Dukes credited his personal, spiritual, and community growth to his lifelong friendship with Russell Smith. Their friendship went back to their years of Little League coaching, where the two worked together to give their sons important life lessons found through teamwork, goal setting, and the commitment of energy engendered through sports. Their families became intertwined as did their lives. Children grew up and moved away, but the sense of unity only grew. “He changed my life”, said Rep. Duke of Smith. “Although there was not a great age difference, he was like a father figure to me. He taught me to stop and think things through – to speak only after careful thought. He gave me a sense of direction. He helped keep me down to earth and centered on what God wants me to be.” Indeed Smith was Duke’s coach teaching him to win-whether it was a game of ball, the game of life, or the game of politics. Duke, proud to be called a politician, said he could have never achieved nine successful campaign runs, and several more run-offs, without the steadfast support Smith who served as his self-deprecating, reluctant campaign manager each time.

Although Smith passed away after a blessedly short bout with cancer, Dukes felt strongly that Smith’s was a life worth remembering and worth celebrating in a lasting way. So he worked with the state ethics commission to gain approval for using some of the state grant funds allocated to his district’s community projects to create a permanently endowed scholarship at Calhoun Community College with the designated priority of helping deserving GED students gain a college education. He was an avid supporter of Calhoun basketball and was recognized as the only referee added to the Morgan County Sports Hall of Fame.

Smith was educated in agriculture. He went to Auburn where he played freshman basketball for Shug. He was a member of Central Baptist in Decatur. He worked most of his life in Huntsville, and retired from Auburn as a music professor. Both his wife, Louise, and his daughter now live in Florence. One of his greatest loves was directing the benevolence program at Central Baptist. He was there daily. He scrutinized that effort wisely, ensuring that all aid was truly deserving, by applying his deep sense of honesty and follow-through. Mr. Smith’s son believes the greatest trait he gained from his father was a sense of benevolence toward others. He said, “He would love knowing that his memory was tied to a benevolence effort that will help others in such a meaningful way.” Smith’s daughter said, “I would like to think that I got Dad’s sense of consistency. He was a doer and he was always able to forgive. He never held a grudge. I’m fortunate, not only to have had him as my father, but to have his siblings as my family and his mother as my grandmother. They were all great people of faith and conviction.”

Recipient of this award should be a high school or GED graduate, with preference given to those in District 8 of Alabama. Students should be pursuing a workforce technology degree at Calhoun and should have demonstrated a history of community service, and/or meritorious personal or academic performance.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Juanita Dukes

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Ruth N. Hackett Memorial

This award was established by the late Hunter Horton.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Stacey Horton Dryer

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

S. S. Wang Honorary

This award was established in 2001 by Drs. Michael M.J. Wang and Susan Olmstead Wang in honor of Dr. Michael Wang’s father.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Drs. Michael and Susan Wang

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Sandra Romberg

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Senator Paul Sanford

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Sexton Family Foundation Endowed

This award was established in 2012 by the Sexton Family Foundation. The purpose of this endowment is to support students interested in pursuing an education in the advanced sciences, particularly those studies leading to nursing degrees. This award will be given to students from Morgan or Limestone counties who have worked within the local medical community.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. and Mrs. Britt Sexton

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Smith Family Scholarship honoring Hollis & Willie Sue Smith

Established in 1995 by Phillip Smith, a former Calhoun Chair of the Business and Industry Services Division, in honor of his parents.
Recipient must be pursuing a degree in education, with priority consideration for elementary education.

Recipient thank you letter should be addressed to:
Ms. Willie Sue Smith
Mr. Phillip Smith

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Southern Comfort Pool

Thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Jimmy Cantrell

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Southern Comfort Pool

Thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Jimmy Cantrell

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Stacey M. Cernadas Nursing Scholarship

This award was made possible by the family of Stacey Michelle Cernadas to offer an exceptional opportunity to hep Stacey’s spirit live on and help others, as she did.

Stacey was proud of both her Bolivian and American heritages. Always a free spirit, Stacey loved a challenge. After receiving her RN degree at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, Stacey chose to work in a trauma unit because nothing there was routine. She later completed her EMT degree at Trenholm State Community College, which allowed her to pursue her dream job as a flight nurse. Due to her career choices, Stacey made a real difference to others by helping them when they were at their most vulnerable. This calling gave her a true sense of purpose in life.

In early 2016, Stacey was assigned to Haynes LifeFlight, based in Montgomery, Alabama, which responded to accidents and emergencies via helicopter. Stacey’s last dispatch was a call in the late hours on a Friday night. Shortly after midnight, March 26, 2016, the family of all those on board received notification about the tragedy and their lives were forever changed.

This scholarship will cover tuition, fees, and books for a full-time student enrolled in the Nursing Program.

Thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. and Mrs. Cernadas

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Stacey M. Cernadas Paramedic Scholarship

This award was made possible by the family of Stacey Michelle Cernadas to offer an exceptional opportunity to hep Stacey’s spirit live on and help others, as she did.

Stacey was proud of both her Bolivian and American heritages. Always a free spirit, Stacey loved a challenge. After receiving her RN degree at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, Stacey chose to work in a trauma unit because nothing there was routine. She later completed her EMT degree at Trenholm State Community College, which allowed her to pursue her dream job as a flight nurse. Due to her career choices, Stacey made a real difference to others by helping them when they were at their most vulnerable. This calling gave her a true sense of purpose in life.

In early 2016, Stacey was assigned to Haynes LifeFlight, based in Montgomery, Alabama, which responded to accidents and emergencies via helicopter. Stacey’s last dispatch was a call in the late hours on a Friday night. Shortly after midnight, March 26, 2016, the family of all those on board received notification about the tragedy and their lives were forever changed.

This scholarship will cover tuition, fees, and books for a full-time student enrolled in the Paramedic Program.

Thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. and Mrs. Cernadas

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Steve Waters Memorial

Established in 1991 by Mrs. Carol Waters and friends in memory of her son, a former Calhoun photography student.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Carol Waters

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Student Success

This award is for students who have academic excellence as well as an evidenced need of financial support for education as determined by FAFSA.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Sue-Jac, Inc.

This award was established in 1990 by Mr. James Hooper, owner of Sue-Jac, Inc.

Sue-Jac, Inc. is an industrial construction and steel fabrication business, locally owned and operated in Decatur, Alabama that has been in business since 1972. Sue-Jac, Inc. consists of two main divisions, the Construction Division and the Fabrication Division. The construction division offers jobsite capabilities in civil, structural and mechanical as prime or as a subcontractor. Sue-Jac is experienced in all phases of general construction. It specializes in equipment foundations, installation and setting equipment, building foundations and steel erection, mechanical services and industrial maintenance. Sue-Jac employs certified pipe fitters, welders, carpenters, millwrights, crane operators and concrete finishers. The fabrication division is a general shop fabrication facility with specialties in API 620/650 storage tanks, mix tanks, process tanks, scrubbers, separators, bag houses, ductwork, material handling fixtures, custom conveyors and non-standard structural fabrication. Sue-Jac employs certified welders in weld procedures for SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, Automatic and Semi-automatic welding. Their shop has 28,000 square feet of fabrication area with two 5-ton bridge cranes.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. James Hooper

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Summer Academic

This award can only be used during the summer 2019 semester and can range in value. Students accepting this award must commit to attend Calhoun in the fall 2019 and know that receiving future funds is contingent upon successful completion of requirements during the summer semester.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Suzanne B. Joiner

Established in 2003 by Ms. Suzanne B. Joiner, Calhoun math professor.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Suzanne B. Joiner

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Tennessee Valley Chapter of SHRM

This scholarship will benefit a student who has a career ambition of Human Resources, or is planning to major in Human Resources, and plans to transfer to Athens State University after Calhoun Community College

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Tennessee Valley Recycling Company

This award was established in 1992 by the late Mr. Morley Denbo with his wife, Ann, and Mr. and Mrs. Joel Denbo.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mrs. Ann Denbo
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Denbo

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Top 5%

This award is for the nominated student from the Top 5% of the graduating class from approved, local high schools within Calhoun’s service area.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Trinity High School Class of ’73

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Valedictorian / Salutatorian

This award is for the Valedictorian or the Salutatorian of the graduating class from approved, local high schools within Calhoun’s service area.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Valedictorian / Salutatorian / Top 5% Renewal

This award is the second year for students who successfully completed the first year of the Valedictorian, Salutatorian, or Top 5% award.
[The last year of this renewal award is 2017.]

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Veterans Commander

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Wells Fargo

Established in 2006 by the bank formerly known as Wachovia. Wells Fargo aquired Wachovia in 2008.

Wells Fargo & Company is an American multinational banking and financial services holding company and the largest bank in the world by market value. In 2007, it was the only bank in the United States to be rated AAA by S&P. Wells Fargo in its present form is a result of a merger between San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Company and Minneapolis-based Norwest Corporation in 1998 and the subsequent 2008 acquisition of Charlotte-based Wachovia.

Wells Fargo is one of the “Big Four Banks” of the United States, along with JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and Citigroup, its main competitors. The company operates across 35 countries and has over 70 million customers globally. In 2012, it had more than 9,000 retail branches and over 12,000 automated teller machines in 39 states and the District of Columbia. In July, 2015, Wells Fargo became the world’s largest bank by market capitalization.

In February 2014 Wells Fargo was named the world’s most valuable bank brand for the second year running in The Banker and Brand Finance study of the top 500 banking brands.

Recipients of this award should be seeking degrees in Workforce Development at Calhoun.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. John Edington

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

William F. and Mamie L. Simms Trust Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was made available by the William F. and Mamie L. Simms Trust. Their wishes were to provide scholarship opportunities for students that graduated from a Lawrence County High School. Successful candidates for this award will have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must demonstrate need, character, capacity and promise.

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

William G. & Wilma P. Hall Memorial

Established in 1998 by the late Mr. and Mrs. William G. Hall. Mr. Hall was a former Calhoun Student Services Director who received a scholarship to complete his college degree at Auburn. He and Mrs. Hall wanted to help others by providing a scholarship opportunity to the students of Calhoun. Recipient of award should be majoring in Technology at Calhoun and demonstrate need.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Wilma P. Hall

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

William H. Stevens, Jr. Memorial

Established in 1994 by Mr. Ben Stevens, owner of Stevens Oil Company, in memory of his father.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Ben Stevens

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

William Lee Jones Memorial/Phi Theta Kappa

Established in 1994 by Mrs. Rebecca Jones in memory of her husband, a former Calhoun faculty member.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Rebecca Jones

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Willie Esma Hodges Memorial

Established in 1986 by Ms. Nina Hodges Cline in memory of her sister.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Scholarship Committee

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Willo Products Fund

Established in 1986 by Mr. Lynn Ozier and Mr. Jack Ozier, company owners.

Founded in 1945, Willo Products began as a metal fabrication company manufacturing miscellaneous and structural steel before converting its product lines to detention locks and other detention equipment in the 1970’s. Today, Willo Products’ locking devices, hollow metal products, and other detention equipment are in use in more than 1,500 jails in the United States, Puerto Rico, and various international countries. The company provides detention equipment, repair and maintenance services, and retrofit services to facilities ranging from 2-cell jails to 2,250-bed facilities.

Preference for this award is given to employees of Willo Products and their family members.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ozier

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Workman-McCormack Nursing

This award was funded in 2007 by Dr. Ronald and Mrs. Marcia Workman. The purpose of this endowment is to provide funding to support the college aspirations of nursing (R.N. or L.P.N.) students attending Calhoun. Priority consideration is given to high school graduates (or GED completers) from Morgan and Limestone Counties. Candidates should have a demonstrated history of community service, and/or meritorious personal or academic performance.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Workman

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

Wyker Family Foundation in memory of Dr. George Hansberry Scholarship

Please address thank you letters to:

Mr. J. William “Bill” Wyker, III

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020

BASF

This fund was created in 1990 by the company formerly known as Engelhard which merged with BASF in 2006. First priority is given to employees or dependents of BASF and second priority to a technologies student.

Recipient thank you letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Tom McAdams

Award: Varies

Deadline: 02/01/2020