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Gadsden State’s Cardinal Foundation scholarships available

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 2019-2020 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.

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 Boys and Girls Club Career Academy Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,500 to a student from the Boys and Girls Club of Gadsden Etowah County.

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

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. March 14 or postmarked March 12. The scholarships will be awarded at the Gadsden State Honors Day programs April 23 and 24.  For questions or more information, contact Brandy Hyatt at 256-549-8247 or