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Gadsden State’s Cardinal Foundation extends application deadline to April 6


The Cardinal Foundation has extended the deadline for scholarship applications for several awards that will provide tuition assistance to qualified Gadsden State Community College students. The scholarships may be applied toward tuition, fees and books for the 2020-2021 academic terms.   

The Gerald Acker Scholarship for the Electrical Technology Program will be awarded to a first-year student planning to enroll and one currently enrolled student. Each scholarship is $2,000 value and will be awarded $1,000 a semester for any two semesters.

The Benjamin Steinberg Nursing Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $500 to one Etowah County resident accepted into the GSCC Registered Nursing program.

The Michael Scott Hatten Memorial Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 to a student pursuing a degree in the Machine Tool Technology Program at the Ayers Campus.

Tim and Laura McCartney Career Technical Education Scholarship Fund: Three $1,500 scholarships annually to cover tuition, books and fees for students in tech programs involving the construction trades; available to current senior or graduates from a public or private high school in Etowah County and have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5; financial need is one of the criteria.

The Cardinals Who Give Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,500 to three students who are enrolling or are currently enrolled at Gadsden State Community College.

The Swoop Sprint 5k Scholarships will be awarded to a student enrolled at any Gadsden Campus, with the exception of nursing or pre-med, a student enrolled in a Technical Program and a student enrolled at Gadsden State Cherokee Campus in the amount of $1,500 to each student.

The criteria for determining the scholarship awards include grade point average, official transcripts, career goal summary, residential status and financial need. 

The scholarship criteria and application can be accessed by visiting the Gadsden State website at and clicking one of the scholarship buttons provided.All applications must be postmarked by 5 p.m. April 6. The scholarships will be awarded at the Gadsden State Honors Day programs tentatively set for April 20 and 21.  For questions or more information, contact Jessica Brown at 256-549-8377 or