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Dr. Andrew Howard Nichols Memorial Scholarship
Application status: Closed

The Dr. Andrew Howard Nichols Memorial Scholarship has been established by Robert & Myrtle Nichols to assist students from Huntsville, AL who plan to continue their education in college.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to the Dr. Andrew Howard Nichols Memorial Scholarship must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be high school seniors at Mae Jemison High School in Huntsville, AL or Oakwood Adventist Academy in Huntsville, AL
  • Self-identify as Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)


One (1) $3,000 award will be granted.

Based upon the sponsor’s discretion, the award may be eligible for renewal after the first year. The award is for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified in June.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Robert & Myrtle Nichols. Payment is made in August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.

Financial will be considered. The recipient must show financial need.

Selection of the recipient is made by Scholarship America. The sponsors do not play a part in the selection.

All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than June 14, 2022 3:00 pm 3:00 p.m. CT.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

Robert & Myrtle Nichols have partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!