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Gadsden State’s Cardinal Foundation offers scholarships

Gadsden, Ala. – The Cardinal Foundation is accepting applications for several scholarships to provide tuition assistance to qualified Gadsden State Community College students. The scholarships may be applied toward tuition, fees and books for the 2021-2022 academic term.  

The Gerald Acker Scholarship for the Electrical Technology Program will be awarding two $2,000 scholarships. One scholarship will be awarded to a first-year student planning to enroll and the other scholarship will be awarded to a student already attending Gadsden State Community College.

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 provides three $1,500 scholarships annually to cover tuition, books and fees for students in technical programs involving the construction trades. It is available to current seniors 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 Student Access Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,500 to one student enrolling or currently enrolled at Gadsden State Community College.

The Swoop Sprint 5k Scholarship will be awarded to three students enrolled at Gadsden State in the amount of $1,500.

The Alabama Homebuilders Association Construction Scholarship is offering two $600 scholarships to a student already enrolled or planning to enroll in the Construction Program.

The Cardinal Foundation Calhoun County Scholarship is offering one $1,500 scholarship to a resident of Calhoun County who will be attending Gadsden State Community College in the fall.

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 submitted by 5 p.m. April 8. For questions or more information, contact Jessica Brown at 256-549-8377 or