The Alabama Accountability Act gives students zoned for failing schools the opportunity to expand their educational opportunities. Indian Springs works with the Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGO) Renaissance Scholarships, Inc. and Scholarships for Kids, Inc.
Those who fit the household income criteria specified by the Alabama Accountability Act are eligible to receive scholarship funds to help with Indian Springs tuition at the following levels:
Please note that before applying for an SGO scholarship, you must first apply and be admitted to Indian Springs School. Please also note that the application for this scholarship is separate from the application for financial aid at Indian Springs School.
Established in 2015 by Cecilia Matthews, wife of Alan Matthews. The scholarship will be awarded with a preference for students with significant financial need who embody Alan’s special character and love for Indian Springs School.
Established in 1993 by Dr. Seymour Gitenstein for his Anna, who died of Alzheimer’s disease in 1988. Dr. Seymour donated an enormous amount of money to Alzheimer’s research, including to research labs ta UAB (who gave him an honorary PhD). Seymour passes away in 2010 and his son Mark ’64 is now the main contact. This award will be presented to a student from rural Alabama, chosen on the basis of his/her academic performance.
Established in 1996 by Dr. Bert Wiesel Sr. This award to be presented to a “B” (average) student, interested in basketball or tennis. A preference will be given to students with financial need. Selection of the recipients shall be made by a committee identified by the director of the school.
The Monaghan Scholarship is awarded to prospective and current students to maintain the breadth and diversity of the student body and to add students to Indian Springs who will contribute significantly to the boarding program, and, in turn, gain from the experience.
Established in 2003 for Billie Grace Goodrich, mother of Mike, Sydney (Green), and Bill Goodrich and wife of Henry Goodrich; In memory of Billie Grace Goodrich’s devotion to and faith in young women from rural southern towns. This award provides up to a full boarding scholarship at Indian Springs School for a young woman with financial need. The chosen scholar will retain the scholarship for her entire time at Indian Springs School. Candidates for the scholarship will be from young women in rural areas in the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, or Tennessee.
Established in in 1985 by Dr. John Simmons ’65. John Simmons was very close with his classmate Brooks Hines, (he even named one of his sons Brooks). This award is honor of his friend, Brooks Hines. This award will be presented to a student leader, active in student government or other student activities. Preferential consideration for students who demonstrate financial need and boarding students from outside the Birmingham area.
Established in 2007 by Bruce McFarland. Students shall be selected based on their academic excellence and financial need. Moreover, for students who would not, but for this scholarship, be financially able to attend Springs.
The Iain Alexander Scholarship Fund was established on May 20, 2002 by Margaret and Bruce Alexander of Birmingham, Alabama, in recognition of their son’s love of learning sparked by his experiences at Indian Springs School. The intent is to provide financial assistance to a rising senior at Indian Springs School who exemplifies a passion for learning and infinite respect for all.
Iain Alexander was a member of the Indian Springs class of 1991. His love of learning was driven by his curious mind which led him to embrace the French language. This passion opened the gateway to a life of determination and convictions. Iain exemplified Infinite Respect.
The Scholarship will be awarded by the Director of Admissions each February to a rising senior of need, who demonstrates a passion for learning, infinite respect and gratitude for the experience at Springs.
Established in 2007 by Keehn Berry. The basis for this annual award will include the academic record of the student and his/her contribution to student activities in the Indian Springs community. Preferential consideration will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.
Established in 2009 by Frank Samford. Dr. Lara G Hoggard was a talented musician who taught at UNC Chapel Hill, directed music for national broadcasts on NBC and CBS, and guest lectured across Europe and the United States. This award to be presented to a student in grades 8-12. Student should be in top five percent of his/her class and be an outstanding vocalist or musician. Must audition or send a performance tape for scholarship eligibility.
Established in 2006 by Liberty National Life Insurance. This award to be presented to students who have been admitted or are currently attending ISS. Students should demonstrate that they possess requisite skills, aptitude, abilities and desire to succeed in the course of study they are pursuing.
In 2004, Indian Springs was named a Malone Scholarship School by the Malone Family Foundation. The foundation granted a generous $2 million endowment to establish the Malone Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to exceptionally gifted students with the motivation to excel in this highly academic environment. Eligibility is based on academic achievement, citizenship and leadership potential, and demonstrated financial need.