Support Outstanding Learners...


Thank you for considering a donation to SCHOLAR. SCHOLAR is a 501(c)(3) organization which awards scholarships to high school graduates residing within the Birmingham School District for their pursuit of higher education. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by the Internal Revenue Service guidelines.

By donating to the SCHOLAR Fund you will help ensure that we can continue in our mission of Supporting Outstanding Learners advance their college careers, and when you donate you can target your giving to several specialized awards; read about some of these awards here. Our organization is supported by volunteer staff and board members. This ensures that nearly 100% of your donations go directly towards the support of our student scholars.

We are actively working to expand our network and capabilities to ensure a wider range of giving options. These include bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable lead trusts and charitable remainder trusts. SCHOLAR accepts gifts that are consistent with its mission, operations, and guidelines. Donors are always encouraged to seek their own legal and financial counsel before making any planned gifts that fall outside of our annual fund drive.

 Scholar Donation Form (Click to Download)


On Line Donations

All on-line donations are processed through a secure PayPal connection. You can either use your existing PayPal account, or a credit card if you do not have a PayPal account. SCHOLAR never receives or processes your sensitive credit card data, and we do not share any personal information with anyone.

The application process is 100% online. Please click on the button below to begin the process. You’ll be redirected to an outside webpage where you’ll create a login ID. Bookmark this new page to return to your application as you work through it. Use a permanent email ID for login as you’ll receive notifications related to the process. The application link is effective for both high school and college scholarship applications.

New Application Process!

New Application Process!


For all high school and college applicants, there is a new process in place going forward. Please click on the "Scholar Application" button below (or to the side) to begin the process. You'll be prompted to create a login ID using a PERMANENT email address (not a bps email) at a new page with the address Bookmark this page as you'll be able to revisit the site to complete the application process (take as much time as needed) and use it in future years.  If you have any questions please contact us at and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you! 

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