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Briefs: Swoop Sprint Cancelled/Virtual UAB Night/Scholarship Deadlines

Cardinal Foundation Swoop Sprint 5k cancelled

The Cardinal Foundation, a support organization of Gadsden State Community College, has cancelled the Swoop Sprint, a 5K race held to raise funds for student scholarships. The event was scheduled for 9 a.m. April 11 on the Wallace Drive Campus.

“Unfortunately, there is too much uncertainty at this time,” said Steve Hildebrant, president of the Cardinal Foundation Board of Directors. “Ultimately, our first responsibility is to conduct a run that is safe for our runners, volunteers and spectators. This year, that means we need to cancel the event.”

For more information, contact Jessica Brown at 256-549-8377 or email



Gadsden State to host Virtual UAB Night

Gadsden State Community College is partnering with the University of Alabama at Birmingham to host Virtual UAB Night at 5:30 p.m. April 9. This event is free and is open to all Gadsden State students, parents, faculty and staff.  Information will be provided about admissions requirements and procedures and transfer scholarship opportunities. In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to hear from departmental representatives about specific programs. To register for the event,  please visit  For more information, contact Dr. Dana Davis,  director of Advisement Resource Center at Gadsden State, at 256-549-8350 or


Cherokee County Civitan Club scholarship deadline extended to May 31

The Cherokee County Civitan Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a qualifying student with a disability at Gadsden State Community College. The scholarship may be used toward the cost of tuition, books, fees or other expenses charged to the student by the College.  To apply, the student must complete a Cherokee County Civitan Club scholarship application and meet certain criteria.‚Äč Applications may be obtained by contacting Luanne Hayes, campus director, at 256-927-1805 or  Scholarship criteria and submission details can be found by visiting



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 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.  For questions or more information, contact Jessica Brown at 256-549-8377 or


Gadsden State Alumni Association Scholarship deadline extended to April 6  

The Gadsden State Community College Alumni Association has extended the deadline for the $1,000 scholarships offered to two currently-enrolled Gadsden State students. The scholarships can be applied toward tuition, fees and books for the 2020-21 academic terms at Gadsden State.   All applications must be submitted digitally.  Visit for the scholarship criteria and application.  For more information, contact Brandy Hyatt at 256-549-8247 or