Scholarships

Scholarships

Indian Springs is proud to offer a number of named, need-based financial aid scholarships. All students applying through the need-based financial aid program will be considered for named scholarships.

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  • Alabama Accountability Act

    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:

    8th grade: $8,000 annually
    9th-12th grades: $10,000 annually

    Please visit the Renaissance Scholarship website or the Scholarships for Kids website to see if you meet the Alabama Accountability Act criteria.

    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.
  • Andy Abroms Memorial Scholarship

    The Andy Abroms Memorial Scholarship Fund was established at Indian Springs School in 1997 through a generous gift from Hal and Judy Abroms in memory of their son Andy Abroms '77. Scholarships awarded through the fund support student participation in a wide variety of educational summer study programs. The award will allow the student to finance meaningful, enlightening and intellectually challenging summer study programs based on the merit of the proposed program and the student’s academic record.

    For more information about the Andy Abroms Memorial Scholarship, click here
  • Acworth Foundation Scholarship

    The Acworth Foundation was established in recognition of the education provided to its founder, Brian Acworth, who was a student evacuated to the U.S. from Britain in 1940. As a result of the generosity of others, Acworth was able to attend the Choate School in Connecticut grades 9-12 during the Second World War. The Acworth Foundation believes education of the most gifted individuals yields the greatest benefits to society, and the education received in grades 9-12 has a critical influence on the college performance. The Acworth Foundation Scholarship is awarded to two academically gifted students whose enrollment will benefit the school’s educational environment.
  • Iain Alexander Scholarship Fund

    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.
  • Doc and Peggy Armstrong Scholarship Trust Fund

    Louis “Doc” Armstrong was Indian Springs School’s founding director. The Doc & Peggy Armstrong Scholarship recognized the vital importance of the Springs scholarship program. One of the major goals of Harvey G. Woodward, the original benefactor of the school, was to have a diverse student body. Mr. Woodward preferred that students be admitted without any regard to their ability to pay.

    Springs has always set aside a generous portion of both endowment and current income funds for scholarship aid to deserving students, and the Armstrong Scholarship recognizes the need to continue to enlarge this program in future years. Scholarships are given mainly on the basis of financial need, although other criteria also are used in making the final choices. The overall goal remains constant: to secure Indian Springs the best students with the least possible regard for financial consideration.
  • General Henry Lee Badham Memorial Scholarship

    The General Henry Lee Badham Memorial Scholarship Program was created in 1983 by alumnus John Badham '57 to honor his father, the late General Henry Lee Badham, and to provide financial assistance to students, making it possible for them to attend Indian Springs School. Scholarships are to be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, scholastic aptitude, citizenship, and individual achievement. Financial need is also considered. 
  • Keehn Berry Endowed Scholarship

    The Keehn Berry Endowed Scholarship was established in 2007 by Dr. and Mrs. Keehn Berry, Jr. in honor of Dr. Berry’s father, Keehn Berry Sr., an original member of the Indian Springs School Board of Governors (1931-1965). The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial support for a student who shows academic giftedness, contributes to student activities and the Indian Springs community, and demonstrates financial need.  
  • Class of '66 Scholarship

    The Class of '66 Scholarship was established in 2018 with gifts from the Class of '66 during 2015-2018.  The Class of ’66 Scholarship is need-based and assigned to a student during the admission season. The scholarship will follow the recipient through graduation and is managed in the same manner as the general Scholarship Endowment. The amount of the award varies based on the market. 
  • Class of '68 Scholarship

    The Class of '68 Scholarship was established in 2018 by members of the Indian Springs Class of 1968 donations in honor of their 50th high school reunion. The scholarship is based on the financial need of a deserving student and is managed in the same manner as the general Scholarship Endowment. The award amount varies each year based on the market.
  • Anna and Seymour Gitenstein Prize

    The Anna and Seymore Gitenstein Prize was established in 1993 by Dr. Seymour Gitenstein for his wife, Anna, who died of Alzheimer’s disease in 1988. Dr. Gitenstein was an avid supporter of Alzheimer's research and also donated to the research labs at UAB, which awarded him with an honorary Ph.D. 

    After Dr. Gitenstein passed away in 2010, his son, Mark Gitenstein '64, continued his father's award. Each year the Anna and Seymour Gitenstein prize is presented to a student from rural Alabama to help with school expenses, chosen on the basis of his/her academic performance.
  • Globe Life Scholarship

    Formerly known as the Liberty-Torchmark Scholarship, The Globe Life Scholarship was established in 2006 by Liberty National Life Insurance with a goal to create a greater educational diversity and learning experience for students. This award is based on financial need and will be presented to students who have been admitted or are currently attending Indian Springs. Students should demonstrate that they possess the requisite skills, aptitude, abilities and desire to succeed in the course of study they are pursuing.
  • Billie Grace Goodrich Scholarship

    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. 
  • Harsh Family Scholarship Endowment

    The Harsh Family Scholarship Endowment is awarded to a current or prospective 10th-grade student from Alabama who shows academic giftedness, qualifies for at least 50% of his or her tuition (according to the guidelines set by the School for Financial Aid), and demonstrates enthusiasm for and motivation toward maximizing their educational opportunities. Once named a Harsh Scholar, students may continue with the honor throughout their time at Indian Springs. 
  • Brooks Hines Memorial Scholarship

    Established in 1985 by Dr. John Simmons ’65, named in honor of his close friend and classmate, Brooks Hines, the Brooks Hines Memorial Scholarship is 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.
  • Lara G. Hoggard Music Scholarship

    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.
  • H. Drennan Jones Memorial Scholarship

    The H. Drennen Jones Memorial Scholarship was established as a Trust on October 18, 1980, in memory of Hubert Drennen Jones '63. The purpose of the scholarship is to promote the education of Indian Springs students and is given to a 10th grader to carry throughout their time at Springs.  Academic skill is prioritized over financial need. 
  • Steve Landry Memorial Scholarship

    Established in 2014 and first awarded in 2015, The Steve Landry Memorial Scholarship Fund is presented to students interested in music or the fine arts, with preferential consideration given to returning Indian Springs students. The scholarship is given by Jan and Larry Landry (and family) in memory of their son, Steve Landry, the father of alum Taylore Landry '12.
  • The Malone Scholarships

    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.
  • Alan Matthews '68 Scholarship Fund

    Established in 2015 by Cecilia Matthews, wife of Alan Matthews '68. The scholarship will be awarded to a returning student held in the warm regard of teachers and fellow students; who demonstrate good citizenship, integrity, personal responsibility, and a deep appreciation for the Indian Springs community.  It is anticipated that the chosen student retains their scholarship through graduation. 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.  
  • Bruce McFarland Endowed Scholarship

    Established in 2017 by Bruce McFarland '60, the Bruce McFarland Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students based on academic excellence who would not be able to attend Springs without financial assistance. The hope is that the receiving student, if financially feasible, would duplicate this type of endowment in their own estate planning in later years. 
  • Bernard A. Monaghan Scholarship

    The Bernard A. Monaghan Scholarship provides full boarding scholarships to students from rural Alabama and scholarships equivalent to the difference between day tuition and boarding tuition for students from the Birmingham area. The 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. 
  • Carter T. Saxon '56 Scholarship

    Established in 1986 by John and Mary Sue Saxon to honor their son, Carter T. Saxon '56. This award will be presented to a full-time boarding student who exhibits outstanding character and displays financial need. This scholarship assists a student who may not otherwise be able to afford an education at Indian Springs School.
  • Annaliese W. and Bert H. Wiesel Memorial Scholarship

    The Anneliese W. and Bert H. Wiesel Memorial Scholarship was established on December 4, 1996, by Dr. Bert Wiesel of Birmingham, Alabama, in memory of his wife, Anneliese W. Wiesel. Mrs. Wiesel devoted time and energy to fostering the programs of Indian Springs School during her children's careers at the school. On September 12, 1997, Dr. Wiesel passed and the children renamed the scholarship to include both parents. The scholarship is for a current Indian Springs student with a B-average who plays basketball and/or tennis. The student's academic record and financial need are considered in making awards.