Northwest-Shoals launches Community Partners Scholarship Program

HALEYVILLE - Northwest-Shoals Community College President Glenda Colagross has announced the launch of the new Community Partners Scholarship initiative. 

The Community Partners Scholarship will be offered to the Franklin County, Lawrence County and Haleyville Chambers of Commerce. The partnership offers tuition scholarships to all full-time (30 hours+) employees of member businesses/companies of the Chambers of Commerce listed above, as well as member businesses/companies in the Shoals Chamber of Commerce and the Rogersville Chamber of Commerce. 

“We are excited to offer this opportunity to our community partners,” said Colagross. “We want to help our local companies build their workforce from within by developing their current employees and improving their skills.”

Local businesses/employers that are members of the Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce include: Advance America, Alabama Power, Alfa Insurance, Allstate Insurance, Banks Barbecue, Banks Family Dentistry, Burnett Truck Line, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, City of Haleyville, Dany Line and Merle Norman, Dixie Den, Dixie Theatre, Dixie Flower & Gifts, Edward Jones, Elliott True Value Hardware, Encore Rehabilitation, Exxel Outdoors, Family Rehab Services, First National Bank, First South Farm Credit, Furniture Supply, Glass Heating & Air, Glass House Car Wash, Goar’s, Great Southern Enterprises, Guthrie’s Downtown and Guthrie’s Express, H&R Block, Haleyville City Schools, Haleyville Drapery, Haleyville Health Care & Rehab, Haleyville Insurance, Haleyville Water Works, Dr. Jerry Harrison, Bristol Haughton Insurance, Imperial Inn, Kith Kitchens, Lakeland Community Hospital, Lakeman Family Dentistry, Lawson Real Estate, Listerhill Credit Union, Lowe, Mobley, Lowe & LeDuke, Masonite, Hobson Manasco Jr. Law Office, Dr. James Hunter Manasco, Newburg Lumber Company, Nichols Funeral Homes, North Alabama Dance Theatre, Northwest Alabama Gas District, Northwest Alabamian, Palmer Chiropractic Clinic, Pinkard Funeral Homes, Pinnacle Bank, Rising Smoke Restaurant, Robinson & Sons Construction Services, Rowe Building Supply, Serenity Sleep Products, Traditions Florist & Gifts, Traders & Farmers Bank, Triple H RVs, Unique Apparel, Walmart, Winston County Department of Human Resources, Winston/Marion ARC and the Winston County Board of Education.

The initiative will provide a 10 percent tuition scholarship, customized career plans for each participant and comprehensive college enrollment services (such as financial services, tutoring, student success coaches, etc.). On-site academic and career technical instruction can also be made available to companies.

“Approximately 173,000 citizens in our service area between the ages of 25 and 64 have yet to achieve an associate degree,” stated Colagross. “We hope this partnership will make education more accessible and help those seeking to improve their skill set.” 

The program will begin in August, 2019. Scholarships are applicable to all degree and certificate programs, at both campuses, including online offerings. 

For more information on the Community Partners Scholarship program at NW-SCC visit, Also, you can contact Amanda Peters at 256-331-8062 or email

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