SU Foundation


 

As the fundraising arm of the college, the SU Foundation promotes and supports the programs and activities of Southern Union. Members of the Foundation Board of Directors work to raise awareness of the college’s case for support, leading to increased visibility in the communities served by the college.

The Foundation is a 501©3 organization, and exists to assist, support and foster the educational and service programs and activities of SUSCC. The Foundation encourages gifts for purposes such as scholarships and other awards to further the educational mission of the college. A gift to the Southern Union Foundation provides much-needed scholarships for students, expands student opportunities, and helps to improve campus life and facilities. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of today’s and tomorrow’s students.

Scholarships are available through the Foundation for current SU students as well as incoming freshmen.

The following scholarships are available:


Southern Union Foundation Scholarship or
Foundation Special Circumstance Scholarship

 Application Criteria:

  • open to incoming freshmen or currently enrolled students
  • must demonstrate financial need and leadership/community service
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher is required
  • must provide one letter of support

The Special Circumstance Scholarship is available to currently enrolled students. Students applying for a special circumstance scholarship mus be recommended by a faculty or staff member who will provide a letter of support. 

Southern Union Foundation Scholarship Application


Auburn/Opelika Elks Lodge #1834 Scholarship Application

Established by the Auburn/Opelika Elks Lodge, this scholarship is administered by the SUSCC Foundation to provide educational opportunities to bolster economic and community vitality and to provide more skilled workers for the East Alabama area.

Applicants must have completed 2 semesters at SUSCC with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. A certified transcript must be included. Preference will be given to Veterans and Legacy Elks (if your parent, grandparent, or sibling is/was an Elk). Proper military documentation or Elk Lodge and member number is required.

Auburn/Opelika Elks Lodge #1834 Scholarship Application


Betty and Jim Cleveland Memorial Scholarship

Open to freshmen or currently enrolled students, the Jim and Betty Cleveland Memorial Scholarship is given to a student who demonstrates financial need. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required. Preference is given to a Wadley High School student or resident of Randolph County. 

 Application Criteria:

  • open to incoming freshmen or currently enrolled students
  • must demonstrate financial need and leadership/community service
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher is required
  • must provide one letter of support

Betty and Jim Cleveland Memorial Scholarship Application


Chris Mitchum Memorial Scholarship

Sponsored and funded by The Law Firm of Kesa M. Johnston, LLC.

The Chris Mitchum Memorial Scholarship is hereby established to promote the education and advancement of a Randolph County or Handley High School student who will attend Southern Union State Community College pursuing a degree or certification in the performing or fine arts or other areas that provide for use of metals, wood and other materials to create usable tools and art.

Application Criteria:

  1. The scholarship is open to first-time freshmen who have been accepted for enrollment by SUSCC following graduation from Handley High School or a Randolph County High School.
  2. Applicants must be a high school senior with good standing at a local Randolph County/Roanoke City Schools. The student must have passing grades, no record of any serious disciplinary action, and must be considered by the school to be a good citizen of the community.
  3. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate a need for financial aid.

Chris Mitchum Memorial Scholarship Guidelines & Information

Chris Mitchum Memorial Scholarship Application


Donna Hall Scholarship 

The Donna Hall Scholarship (supported by Remax Lakefront, Wedowee) is awarded annually to a future educator who is acquiring the pedagogy and methodology to teach a rigorous, real-world curriculum, wants to inspire students to be successful, independent, critical thinkers, and understands the importance of building a positive and respectful teacher-student relationship.  The amount of the scholarship is $2020, with one half paid at the beginning of fall and spring semester, respectively.

Application Criteria:

  • This scholarship is open to any incoming freshman or full-time Southern Union State Community College student who displays academic excellence as well as a desire to pursue a career in the field of education.
  • Applicants must have and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA (an unofficial copy of high school or SUSCC transcript must be provided.)
  • Preference will be given to students from Randolph County.
  • One letter of recommendation must accompany the application.
  • Submit an essay of less than 500 words explaining career goals and how this scholarship will help achieve the goals.
  • Attach copies of Honors, Awards, Special Recognitions or Community/Church Involvement events.

Donna Hall Scholarship Application


Emily Durham Hudson Memorial Scholarship 

The Emily Hudson Scholarship was established in 2016 by the family of the late Emily Hudson.  Mrs. Hudson valued education, and to honor her memory, the scholarship will be awarded annually to one student who displays academic excellence as well as a desire to complete their education in the field of education or medicine. 

Application criteria:

  • open to incoming freshmen or currently enrolled students
  • applicant must have a maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible
  • one letter of recommendation must accompany the application

Emily Durham Hudson Memorial Scholarship Application


Gift of Hope Scholarship

The Gift of Hope Scholarship is awarded to a nursing student who exemplifies a deep desire to minister/help/ heal people mentally, physically, and emotionally.

A total of two scholarships in the amount of $500 each will be awarded each fall and  spring semester to ADN students. To be eligible, students must have completed at least two semesters in their program of study with a minimum of 2.5 GPA. This is a one-time, non-renewable award.  

Gift of Hope Scholarship


Inspire Scholarship

see Melinda Clanton in Health Sciences Division for an Application

To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Completed at least one year of college and be admitted into Paramedic, Surgical Technology, Radiologic Technology, or Nursing Program
  • Enrolled in the Health Sciences Program on the Opelika Campus
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Minimum course load = 7 credit hours/semester
  • Preference will be given to Lee County, Chambers County, and Russell County residents.
  • This is a one-time, non-renewable award applicable to tuition, fees, and books.

John Edgar Excellence in Mathematics Scholarship

 The John Edgar Excellence in Mathematics Scholarship will be awarded to one student each year who is majoring in a STEM related field. This is a one-time, non-renewable award of $500.00 for fall semester and $500.00 for spring semester. 

Application Criteria:

  •  Must be pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics.
  •  Successfully Completed Math 112 or higher.
  •  Must have completed two semesters at SUSCC with a minimum of 6 credit hours each semester.
  •  Minimum 3.0 overall GPA

John Edgar Excellence in Mathematics Scholarship 


Wes Kinsey Memorial Scholarship 

A total of four scholarships in the amount of $250 each shall be awarded. Scholarships shall be awarded to one student from each of the four high schools in Randolph County (Woodland High School, Wadley High School, Randolph County High School and Handley High School) who demonstrate an interest in fine arts. The one time award will be awarded for Fall Semester. Funds shall be used to cover tuition and fees or textbooks.

Wes Kinsey Memorial Scholarship 


William and Mary Sue Tatum Memorial Scholarship

The William and Mary Sue Tatum Memorial Scholarship is hereby established to promote the education and advancement of any High School student in Randolph County who will attend Southern Union State Community College.

William K. and Mary Watson Tatum exemplified a life dedicated to serving others. Being obedient to the commands of their God, they sought to give of themselves without reservation and through their dedicated service impacted the lives of many. Though they chose different paths of service, they gave unselfishly and we are bettered because of their devotion.

Application Criteria:

  1. The scholarship is open to first-time freshmen who have been accepted for enrollment by SUSCC following graduation from a High School in Randolph County, Alabama.
  2. Applicants must be a high school senior with good standing at their High School in Randolph County, Alabama. The student must have passing grades, no record of any serious disciplinary action, and must be considered by their High school to be a good citizen of the community.
  3. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  4. Applicants must demonstrate a need for financial aid.

William and Mary Sue Tatum Memorial Scholarship - Information and Application Guidelines

William and Mary Sue Tatum Memorial Scholarship Application


Dual Enrollment Scholarships

Southern Union offers dual-enrollment opportunities for high school students on their own high school campus or on any SUSCC campus.  Dual-enrollment credit means that the course you take through the college will count towards credits for your high school diploma as well as college credit for your future college degree. A limited number of scholarships for Dual Enrollment Students are available through the Southern Union Foundation. 

 

Dual Enrollment Scholarship Application