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The Amistad Murals consists of three panels: The Revolt, The Court Scene, and Back to Africa. They are housed in Savery Library and are known as one of artist Hale Aspacio Woodruff’s best known works.

Financial Aid Department / Scholarships

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Academic Scholarships/Grant-in-Aid Waivers

Based on availability, the college offers institutional scholarships and tuition and fee waivers to first time college freshmen and junior college or community college graduates. Minimum qualifications include:

  1. a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and official proof of graduation for all scholarship applicants;
  2. all scholarship recipients must enroll and maintain a minimum of 15 hours each semester during the academic year; and
  3. all applicants must apply for Federal Financial Aid by completing the Federal Financial Aid application packet.

Financial Aid Application Packet

The Presidential Scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding freshmen academic achievers. Students who qualify for consideration are in the top 5% of their high school graduating class, possess a GPA of 3.75 or higher (on a 4.00 scale), and have a combined SAT score of 1200, or an ACT composite score of 26.

The scholarship covers tuition, room, board, and fees up to $11 ,500 per year. This scholarship is renewable for three years. The recipient must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 in order to have the scholarship renewed.

The Deans Scholarship is awarded annually to selected students who rank in the top 10% of their graduating class. The average GPA of recipients ranges from 3.40 to 3.74 (on a 4.00 scale). Students who qualify have a combined SAT score of 1000, or an ACT composite score of 22. This scholarship covers tuition up to $6,232 per year. The scholarship is renewable for three years for first-time freshmen and for one year for community college graduates. Recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 in order to have the scholarship renewed.

The Talladega College Alumni Scholarship totaling $3,000 per year, requires a cumulative GPA of 3.00 to 3.39 (on a 4.00 scale). The grant is renewable for three years. Recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 for renewal. The award is in the form of a waiver and may be applied to tuition, room and/or board.

Endowed Scholarships

Alumni Centennial Endowment Fund, established by the alumni in 1962.

Lois Higgins Bertini Memorial Scholarship, established for a deserving student, preferably in the academic areas of social sciences and health services.

Lillian Eileen Britt (’65) Scholarship Endowment, established in June 2000, for a needy, but deserving student majoring in psychology.

William H. and Eula C. Cokely Endowed Scholarship Fund, established in May 2000, to promote the education of deserving Talladega County students; the scholarship is intended to cover part of the cost of tuition, fees, books and necessary supplies for two semester.

John and Huey Cross Scholarship

Leonard E. and Bessie B. Drewry Fund for Needy Students, established in 1996 by Henry N. Drewry in honor of his parents and awarded to students with financial need.

Ruth Walton Jones Ellis Memorial Endowment, established on March 26, 1992, in loving memory of Ruth Walton Jones Ellis, a 1942 graduate and devoted supporter of Talladega College. The Endowment was funded by her daughter, Roberta Jones-Booker, J.D., Class of 1965, who is a third generation ’Degan.

Energen Corporation Scholarship Fund

Edgar G. Epps Memorial Scholarship, established in 1999 by the friends of Dr. Edgar G. Epps for an inner city Chicago student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and financial need.

Equitable Foundation Scholarship Fund

Corine Castleberry Estell Endowed Scholarship, established in April 1992 by Mr. and Mrs. W. James (Martha ’78) Hill and family.

Nettye George Kent Goodard Scholarship, established in 1999 by the Goodard family and awarded to an English major who plans to teach and has a minimum GPA requirement of 3.3.

Virginia R. Harrison Memorial

William R. Harvey Endowed Scholarship, established December 1989 by William R. Harvey. The interest from this endowment should help to defray the tuition of a Talladega student majoring in either history or business. Selection is made alternately by the Business and History epartments.

Monroe Hill Scholarship Fund, established in 1998 by Gladys C. Hill in memory of her husband and awarded to a student from the Delaware Valley, including New York State. If there is no student from this area, then one is selected from Florida.

Willie James Hill Endowed Athletic Scholarship, established in 2003 by Martha P. Hill and family and awarded to a male or female student from Talladega City or Talladega County High School interested in baseball or basketball.

Alice M. Holman Scholarship Fund, established in 1966 as a result of a bequest. Selection by Music Department.

Laura G. Huntting Scholarship

Eunice W. Johnson Scholarship, awarded to a student in recognition of above average academic achievement, demonstrated concern for people through volunteer services, leadership in activities, and potential for post-graduate success in making a positive contribution to society.

Elisha H. Jones, Sr. (’04), Spencer S. Jones (’42), and Elisha H. Jones, III (’64) Memorial Medical Scholarship, established in 1995, to benefit a promising graduating senior who is accepted for admission to an accredited United States Medical School.

Hugh Kaul Scholarship

Ruth Duncan Nesbit and Julia Ann Williams Endowed Scholarship, established in March 2000, for a sophomore, junior or senior student, in any major, who is in good academic standing with at least a 2.5 GPA and is community service-oriented as verified by a letter of reference from an officer of a church/civic organization.

The Fritz Pappenheim Academic Freedom Award, established in 1997 by family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Pappenheim, a Professor of Economics and German at the college from 1945 to 1952. A grant is awarded annually to a student in recognition of above average academic achievement, demonstrated concern for people through volunteer services, leadership in community activities and potential for post-graduate success in making a positive contribution to society.

Joseph A. Pittman Memorial Scholarship

Gilbert L. Porter Memorial

Roberta’s Fund, established in 1995 by the family and friends of Roberta Jones-Booker, JD (’65), a third generation Talladegan, in tribute to her devotion to Talladega College. The Fund is administered by the college President.

Earl Reginald Scott Scholarship, established in May 2000 in honor of the late Earl R. Scott (’54) by his loving family, to be awarded to a deserving student majoring in music, preferably piano or organ, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Scott Paper Company Scholarship

Lucile Ish/Harriett Ish Walker Endowment Fund, established in 1987 by Ms. Lucile Ish (’47).

Zillia Watson Stewart Memorial Scholarship, established in 1999 for a student with high academic ability and financial need.

Muriel Taylor Scholarship

Franklin Thomas, Sr., Scholarship, established by the family of the late Franklin Thomas, Sr., (’46) to benefit a deserving music student. Selection by Music Department.

Mary Rogers Tollette and Truman Tollette Scholarship

Paulyne and James R. Tureman, M.D. Scholarship Fund, established in August 2000, for a student with financial need and who has a GPA of at least 2.5 or higher.

Wehadkee Endowed Scholarship, established in February 2000, for any student with financial need.

Louise Wissman Scholarship Fund

Hazel E. Wright Scholarship



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The history of Talladega College began on November 20, 1865, when two former slaves William Savery and Thomas Tarrant, both of Talladega, met in convention with a group of new freedmen in Mobile, Alabama.

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