Birmingham Promise Scholarship Application

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Birmingham Promise Scholarship Application Instructions

The Birmingham Promise Tuition-Assistance Scholarship is a place-based scholarship program that makes college more affordable for Birmingham City School (BCS) graduates.


The Birmingham Promise Tuition- Assistance Scholarship is a “last dollar” scholarship. This means that the scholarship pays the portion of your tuition that remains after all sources of public funding at the federal (Ex: Pell grant, work-study, and FSEOG) and state (Ex:  Alabama Student Assistance Program) levels have been applied. 


This scholarship covers any gaps in tuition and mandatory fees after all public funding has been used. The Birmingham Promise Tuition- Assistance Scholarship does NOT include coverage for indirect college costs such as housing, books, meal plans, and transportation. 


While there is not a grade point average (GPA) requirement for deemed eligibility, student applicants must complete the following steps to be eligible:


  1. A complete Birmingham Promise application, which includes
    1. Submission of this form
    2. Submission of your final college acceptance letter
    3. Completion of FAFSA - FAFSA Completion includes any FAFSA verification steps and  (this is a separate process but must be completed to have your Promise application considered complete).
  2. Graduation from a BCS high school: A. H. Parker, G.W. Carver, Ramsay, Wenonah, Woodlawn, Huffman, Jackson-Olin High Schools, & BCS Virtual Academy of Learning.

Birmingham Promise Scholarship Application Instructions (cont.)

Please note the following before beginning your Birmingham Promise Tuition-Assistance Scholarship application:

  • If you complete a Birmingham Promise Scholarship application, it is your responsibility to ensure you have provided Birmingham Promise with the most current and accurate contact information. If you fail to respond to emails or calls delivered using the contact information submitted, you are solely responsible for any missed deadlines or removal of scholarship funds.


If you are a parent or guardian, please do not complete this application for your student, nor should you provide your name and contact information in the place of the student’s. There is a place for students to include their parental contact information, and it is essential that this is the only place where the parent or guardian’s details are listed. Using the parent or guardian’s information instead of the students could seriously delay the student’s application process and jeopardize funding and engagement support from Birmingham Promise. 


If you understand the terms and conditions outlined, please proceed with the application. If you are unsure about how to proceed, please contact us at scholarships@birminghampromise.org.

Begin your Application

To begin your application, please enter your Birmingham City Schools ID number. Student applications and identity will be verified based on the ID number provided below, so please be sure to enter your ID number correctly. 

Student information (Page 1 of 4)

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY

NOTE: You must be graduating in the academic year noted above in order to be eligible for the this scholarship. If this is not your graduation year, you may return at a future date to apply once you are eligible.



College Declaration
Which college or university do you plan on attending in Fall 2023? This is the school you have been accepted into and are most likely to attend next Fall. Please Note: Birmingham Promise does not provide coverage to private and out-of-state colleges including, but not limited to, Miles College, Birmingham Southern College, Samford University, Stillman College, Tuskegee University, Talladega College, Faulkner University, University of Mobile, Springhill College, Oakwood University, etc. Click here for a full list of colleges that are eligible for Birmingham Promise assistance.

Note: This final college declaration should be the same college or university you will provide your college acceptance letter for on the next page.


STUDENT PROFILE




Jr, III, etc.


Note: The email provided MUST be a personal email, NOT associated with Birmingham City Schools.   All Birmingham Promise information and updates will be sent to this email address. This should be an email that is checked regularly for important updates.  If your contact information changes, let us know as soon as possible by emailing info@birminghampromise.org. 





Note: Text is the Birmingham Promises main source of contact once an application is submitted. Given this, please ensure that this is the most accurate phone number.





BACKGROUND INFORMATION










Hidden Fields


Document Verification Submission

In order to proceed, provide the following documentation: 
  1. Acceptance Letter from your final college choice
Without the successful submission of these documents, your application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed. If you do not have available the following documents, please save your application and return when you have them available to submit. If you have any issues with getting your documents before the scholarship deadline, we encourage students to continue working with their high school counselors. If you have any questions about these documents, please contact us at Documents@birminghampromise.org. 

Acceptable file formats are: pdf, jpg and png.

If you're having trouble with uploading any of these documents please contact us at documents@birminghampromise.org with subject line: [Your Name] Required Documents for Scholarship Program.

Parent Information (Page 2 of 4)

PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN




Sr. II, etc.


Note: All Birmingham Promise information and updates will be sent to this email address. If your parent/guardian contact information changes, let us know as soon as possible by emailing info@birminghampromise.org.








This Parent/Legal Guardian will share your address.






ADDITIONAL PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN




Sr. II, etc.


Note: All Birmingham Promise information and updates will be sent to this email address. If your parent/guardian contact information changes, let us know as soon as possible by emailing info@birminghampromise.org.








This Parent/Legal Guardian will share your address.





ADDITIONAL INFORMATION








Additional Information (Page 3 of 4)

COLLEGE/CAREER PLANNING INFORMATION








Data Release and Authorizations (Page 4 of 4)

DATA RELEASE
For and in consideration of submitting Release and Consent as part of the application process for the Birmingham Promise College Tuition Assistance Program, I agree as follows:

Birmingham Promise Tuition Assistance Scholarship Application Ineligible

You must be graduating during the 2022-2023 academic year in order to be eligible for this scholarship term. Based on your selection, you will not be eligible to proceed with this application. If you believe you have received this message in error or would like to learn more about eligibility criteria, please email scholarships@birminghampromise.org for more information