Students may be able to obtain scholarship assistance in addition to financial aid programs. Scholarships are awarded based on past academic/technical achievement, participation in extracurricular and leadership activities, and exhibited talents.

To be eligible for institutional waivers, students must be U.S. citizens or resident aliens. For more information regarding scholarships to GSCC, students should call 256.549.8203 or consult the Scholarship Listing for information about individual requirements and/or restrictions of scholarships offered. Scholarship offers are awarded on a competitive basis and are contingent upon the applicant meeting admissions requirements and are based on available funding.

Students may contact the Advising & Retention Center at 256.549.8271 for information on available transfer scholarships.  

Guidelines for Institutional and Athletic Scholarships

Full scholarships will cover tuition and fees, 12 credit hours or more, for fall and spring terms. Typically, the maximum number of credit hours that shall be provided by an institutional or athletic scholarship to any student will not exceed 82 semester credit hours.

Senior Adult scholarships will be limited based on available funds. The scholarship can cover up to six (6) hours per semester. The Senior Adult scholarship will be available only after all other forms of financial assistance have been exhausted. The student is responsible for any fees or other charges applied to the general student body. Senior citizens granted a tuition waiver under the Senior Adult Scholarship Program may receive the tuition waiver only one time per course. Any time a senior citizen repeats a course, the student is responsible for not only fees but also tuition. Senior citizen course enrollment under the Senior Adult Scholarship Program is restricted to a space-available basis. A course will not be expanded beyond the optimal number to accommodate the enrollment of senior citizens attending under the Senior Adult Scholarship Program. Eligible students who choose to register for courses and receive the senior citizen tuition waiver must wait until the first day of class to register.