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Central Alabama serves Butler, Cullman, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, and Pike Counties; and includes statewide scholarships; Autauga Area serves Autauga County; Elmore County serves Elmore County; Southeast Alabama serves Coffee, Dale, Geneva, and Houston Counties.

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Central Alabama

Autauga Area

Elmore County

Southeast Alabama

Overview of Scholarships

Through its scholarship funds, the Elmore County Community Foundation assists area students in attaining their academic goals by offsetting their postsecondary education expenses. Applications are available beginning December 1 with a deadline of March 1, with the exception of The Wayne Hawkins Memorial Scholarship which has a deadline of March 15.

Qualifying criteria varies broadly by program with the bulk of scholarship funds targeting graduating seniors. In an effort to make the process as efficient as possible, one application form can be completed to apply for multiple programs.

If you’re reviewing a scholarship, please click the Apply button above to complete the process.

Claim Your Scholarship Award

Please have the registrar’s office of the college or university contact us, providing written proof of your full-time enrollment (e.g., an enrollment verification letter.) at the beginning of each new semester. Proof of enrollment can be sent:

  • By mail to: Clare Johnson, 114 Church Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
  • By email to: clare.johnson@cacfinfo.org
  • By fax to: (334) 263-6225

Once we receive official confirmation of enrollment status, we will issue a check to the institution to be applied toward your expenses. Allow two weeks for the check to be delivered to your institution. Please keep in mind that the foundation is unable to issue any scholarship awards without written proof of enrollment.

High School Students

There are no scholarships currently available for this category. Please check back later.

Graduating Seniors

(Open to graduating seniors from any public or private high school in Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon or Montgomery counties) 

The 2499 Line of Duty Scholarship was established in memory of Montgomery Police Officer David Colley who died in the line of duty in April 2015. This scholarship benefits a graduating senior of any public or private high school located in Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon, or Montgomery Counties. An eligible applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university. An applicant should plan to pursue a career as a first responder or a member of the military or be a child of any first responder or member of the military.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay, and References
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from Elmore County High School)

The Abe Brown Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Principal and Coach Abe Brown. This scholarship is available to Elmore County High School graduates who have attended ECHS for at least three years. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. The award will be based on academic performance, the potential to perform as an outstanding student, school and community activities that demonstrate achievement and leadership, and financial need.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript
Deadline: March 1

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(Open to graduating seniors from Wetumpka High School)

This scholarship was established by sons Elkan and Charles to honor their father’s active interest and participation in civic enterprises related to the community and to benefit Wetumpka High School graduating seniors. Selection criteria include students’ scholarship, character and financial need.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from any high school in Elmore County who are planning to attend Auburn University) 

Established in memory of Terry, Ben and Janet Barrett, this scholarship benefits graduates of any Elmore County high school who plan to attend Auburn University. Preference will be given to graduates of Wetumpka High School, although graduates of other Elmore County high schools will be considered. Awards will be based on academic achievement, financial need and community service. Applicant could be interviewed by the selection committee.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from Elmore County High School)

This scholarship was established to benefit graduates of Elmore County High School and will be used to fund two $5,000 scholarship awards annually. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and have participated in an AHSAA-sponsored sport at ECHS. Preference is given to students with involvement in church and community service and to students demonstrating financial need.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay and References
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from Elmore County High School)

Established in memory of the beloved ECHS teacher and football coach, Coach Grady Rowe, this $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving girl and boy senior from Elmore County High School. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and have participated in an AHSAA-sponsored sport at ECHS. Selection criteria include proven leadership or motivation to excel in school or extracurricular activities, participation in church and community, and financial need.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay and References
Deadline: March 1

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(Open to members of the football team who are graduating seniors from Wetumpka High School) 

Established to honor Willard Jackson Ray, former head football coach of Wetumpka High School from 1952 to 1964. The scholarship will be awarded to a football player who has demonstrated teamwork and true team spirit and has made a major contribution toward his team.

Applications are not submitted for this award

 

The Dean B. Albritton Memorial Scholarship was established by Dean’s husband and her four sons as a tribute to her remarkable legacy of faith. Her journey of faith is well documented in her books, Misplaced Heart and The Yellow Butterfly. Dean’s love of Christ made her passionate about ministry to the poor in her community and across the world. This scholarship honors Dean’s conviction that education is the pathway out of poverty and the doorway to a life of service to others.

The scholarship benefits a graduating seniors at schools located in Autauga, Elmore, or Montgomery County. First consideration will be given to minority students associated with New Walk of Life Church in  Montgomery. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Two Letters of Recommendation, and Essay
Deadline: March 1

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Deputy James Bart Hart Rotarian Memorial Scholarship

(Open to graduating seniors from Elmore County High School)

Established in loving memory of Deputy James Bart Hart, who lost his life in a tragic car accident while on duty, a $1,500 will be awarded to a high school senior from Elmore County High School. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be the child of a first responder (police officer, paramedic, firefighter, etc.). The scholarship is need-based.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay and References
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from Wetumpka High School)

Established in memory of Wetumpka High School student Dylan Bieber a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior at Wetumpka High School. Eligible applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay and References
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from any Elmore County high school) 

One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student entering the medical field of nursing or pursuing certification as an emergency medical technician. Award is based on academic accomplishment and financial need. Students who receive a scholarship their freshman year of college may annually reapply for up to three additional years. The applicant could be interviewed by the selection committee.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay and References
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from any Elmore County high school) 

Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be graduating seniors from a school located in Elmore County. Eligible students must plan to begin college in the fall of the year the scholarship is awarded. Selection criteria include academic achievement and community service.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript and References
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from Elmore County High School)

This scholarship was established in 1999 to benefit students graduating from Elmore County High School. Awards will be based on academic ability and financial need with a requirement of a minimum ACT score of 20. Finalists may be interviewed.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript and Essay
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from Elmore County High School and from Wetumpka High School who are band members)

This scholarship was established in memory of George Truman Welch, Sr., who was the founding director of the legendary Elmore County Band and the former Mayor of Wetumpka, Alabama.  Mr. Welch directed the awardwinning Elmore County Band, which combined students from Eclectic and Wetumpka, for 26 years. This scholarship will award one $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior in the Elmore County High School Band and one $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior in the Wetumpka High School Band. Scholarships are awarded based on character, academics, band spirit and attitude.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript and References 

Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from any Elmore County high school)

A scholarship of $500 will be awarded to a high school senior attending any Elmore County high school. Eligible applicants will have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale; have participated in drama, art or chorus; and pursue a major or minor in fine arts at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applicant could be interviewed by the selection committee.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript and Essay
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from any Elmore County high school) 

Established in 1997, this scholarship benefits graduating seniors of any Elmore County high school. The award is based on academic accomplishment and financial need. Special consideration will be given to applicants having a physical handicap.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript and Essay
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from Holtville High School)

This scholarship is available to Holtville High School seniors who will attend an accredited college or university in the State of Alabama. Award is based on academic achievement, involvement in school, community activities, and financial need.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript and Essay
Deadline: March 1

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(Open to graduating seniors from Wetumpka High School)

Established in memory of Wetumpka High School student Hoyt Hardin, a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a graduating senior at Wetumpka High School. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay and References
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from Wetumpka High School)

The scholarship benefits graduating seniors of Wetumpka High School with two annual awards of $2,500. Awards will be based on academic accomplishment and financial need. Applicants should have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a scale of 4.0 and a minimum ACT score of 21.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript and Essay
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from any Montgomery County high school)

This scholarship benefits individuals who have the desire to become teachers and relate well with young people. Applicants may be entering or continuing college, individuals who are in education and want to upgrade their skills, or working individuals who wish to return to college to become teachers. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Application Requirements: Transcript, References, and Essay
Deadline: March 1

Established in 2020 by the family and friends of Jerry “JB” Bartley this award was created to benefit and assist high school graduates who emulate the profound love, passion and commitment to the game of basketball that Jerry Bartley had throughout his life.

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(Open to graduating seniors from any Elmore County high school)

This scholarship was established in memory of Jody Marie Sanford and provides $1,000 awards to one boy and one girl from Wetumpka High School and one boy and one girl from any school in Elmore County and two additional students attending school in Elmore County. Eligible applicants will have a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, have participated on a school-sponsored sports team (including cheerleading and band) and plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university. The scholarship is need based, and the applicant could be interviewed by the selection committee.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript and Essay
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from Wetumpka High School)

The scholarship benefits graduating seniors of Wetumpka High School who plan to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university. Awards are based 75% on academic accomplishment and 25% on financial need. Students who receive a scholarship their freshmen year of college may annually reapply for funding for up to three additional years. Applicant could be interviewed by the selection committee.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay and References
Deadline: March 1

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(Open to graduating seniors from Wetumpka High School)

The Joseph (Mr. Joe) Glenboski Scholarship benefits graduating seniors of Wetumpka High School with ​one $2,000 award annually. Eligible applicants will attend Auburn University or Auburn University Montgomery, major in education and have financial need.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from Stanhope Elmore High School)

Established by the Millbrook Men’s Club in memory of Coach Henderson, the $1,000 scholarship benefits graduating seniors from Stanhope Elmore High School. Eligible applicants will have participated in varsity athletics at SEHS for more than one year and have a minimum GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale. Award is based on academic performance, community service, school sports activities demonstrating school spirit and leadership, and financial need.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript and References

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(Open to graduating seniors from Stanhope Elmore High School)

This scholarship is available to graduating seniors of Stanhope Elmore High School who have attended SEHS for more than one year. Eligible applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Award will be based on academic performance, school/community activities that demonstrate leadership, and financial need.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript and References
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from Wetumpka High School)

Established by the Wetumpka High School Class of 1961 to honor the late O.M. Bratton (former WHS principal), this award will be based on leadership and character demonstrated by the support of fellow students, school activities, financial need and faculty recommendations. Recipient will exhibit pride, respect and an open support of WHS. Awards will be made annually for attendance to any two- or four-year institution of higher learning or any technical, trade or vocational school.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript and Essay
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from Elmore County High School)

This scholarship was established by his family in memory of Officer David Lee Colley to benefit graduating seniors from Elmore County High School. Eligible applicants must be law-abiding citizens, provide a transcript reflecting a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, plan to major in criminal justice, prove involvement in church and community service and have participated in an AHSAAsponsored sport at ECHS. Membership in the Beta Club is preferred, but not required.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay and References
Deadline: March 1

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(Open to graduating seniors from Wetumpka High School)

The scholarship benefits graduating seniors of Wetumpka High School. Selection criteria include academic performance and ability and financial need. Students who receive a scholarship their freshman year of college may annually reapply for up to three additional years.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from any Elmore County high school who are members of their varsity softball team

This scholarship was established in memory of Peyton Cox, an athletic, adventurous and outgoing Wetumpka Middle School student, to benefit graduating seniors of any Elmore County Board of Education school. Eligible applicants will be a member of the varsity softball team, have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university or technical, trade or vocational school. The number of scholarships and amount given will be determined each year.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay and References

Deadline: March 1

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(Open to graduating seniors from Elmore County High School)

Established 2012 in loving memory of Randy Fulmer, this scholarship is available to Elmore County High School graduates who have attended ECHS for at least three years and have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Awards will be based on academic accomplishment, school/community involvement and financial need.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript and Essay
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from Elmore County High School)

This scholarship was established in 1996 in memory of Mrs. Jordan, a teacher at Elmore County High School, to benefit graduating ECHS seniors. Awards are based on academic ability and need. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum ACT score of 21. Applicant could be interviewed by the selection committee.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript and Essay
Deadline: March 1

(Open to current or former residents of Alabama Sheriff’s Boys & Girls Youth Ranches or others similarly situated)

This scholarship benefits current or former residents of Alabama Sheriff’s Boys & Girls Youth Ranches or others similarly situated. Applicant must be under the age of 25 and plan to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or trade school.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay and References

Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from any public or private high school in the State of Alabama who are planning to attend the University of Alabama to study in the College of Communication and Information Sciences)

Established in memory of Todd Webb, one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate of any high school within the state of Alabama. Eligible applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and plan to attend The University of Alabama, studying in the College of Communication and Information Sciences. A focus on Sports Communication is preferred, but not required.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, and References
Deadline: March 1

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(Open to graduating seniors from any Elmore County high school who will attend the University of Alabama, the University of Alabama in Huntsville or the University of Alabama at Birmingham)

This fund was established to benefit graduating seniors of any Elmore County high school who attend a school that is part of The University of Alabama system (e.g., The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, The University of Alabama in Huntsville or The University of Alabama at Birmingham). Scholarships may be renewed annually. The criteria considered are the applicant’s need, academic performance and ability.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay, References, Copy of IRS 1040A or 1040EZ and Interview
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from Elmore County High School)

Established in memory of J. R. Southerland, this scholarship benefits graduates of Elmore County High School who choose to major in criminal justice in college. Eligible applicants will have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and plan to attend a two-year or four-year accredited college or university.  Students who receive a scholarship their freshman year of college may annually reapply for up to three additional years. Selection criteria will include involvement in community service. The amount and number of scholarships and amount given will be determined annually.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript and References
Deadline: March 1

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(Open to children of Alfa’s customer service representatives, district supervisors/managers, and insurance agents)

This scholarship benefits students who are children of Alfa customer service representatives, district supervisors/managers or insurance agents. Criteria for awarding scholarships are academic accomplishment and financial need. All applicants must be able to be claimed on their parents’ tax return to be eligible. High school seniors and those currently enrolled in college are eligible. The scholarship is awarded for one year’s time, so past recipients and those who were previously turned down should reapply each year. The review committee will review all applications and determine the number and amount of awards annually.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript
Deadline: March 15

(Open to graduating seniors from Wetumpka High School)

This scholarship benefits graduating seniors of Wetumpka High School who participate in an AHSAA sport (including band and dance team) and in a school leadership position. Selection criteria include leadership and sport participation, and preference may be given to financial need.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay, References
Deadline: March 1

College Students

(Open to graduating seniors from any Montgomery County high school)

This scholarship benefits individuals who have the desire to become teachers and relate well with young people. Applicants may be entering or continuing college, individuals who are in education and want to upgrade their skills, or working individuals who wish to return to college to become teachers. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Application Requirements: Transcript, References, and Essay
Deadline: March 1

(Open to current or former residents of Alabama Sheriff’s Boys & Girls Youth Ranches or others similarly situated)

This scholarship benefits current or former residents of Alabama Sheriff’s Boys & Girls Youth Ranches or others similarly situated. Applicant must be under the age of 25 and plan to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or trade school.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay and References

Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from Elmore County High School)

Established in memory of J. R. Southerland, this scholarship benefits graduates of Elmore County High School who choose to major in criminal justice in college. Eligible applicants will have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and plan to attend a two-year or four-year accredited college or university.  Students who receive a scholarship their freshman year of college may annually reapply for up to three additional years. Selection criteria will include involvement in community service. The amount and number of scholarships and amount given will be determined annually.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript and References
Deadline: March 1

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(Open to children of Alfa’s customer service representatives, district supervisors/managers, and insurance agents)

This scholarship benefits students who are children of Alfa customer service representatives, district supervisors/managers or insurance agents. Criteria for awarding scholarships are academic accomplishment and financial need. All applicants must be able to be claimed on their parents’ tax return to be eligible. High school seniors and those currently enrolled in college are eligible. The scholarship is awarded for one year’s time, so past recipients and those who were previously turned down should reapply each year. The review committee will review all applications and determine the number and amount of awards annually.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript
Deadline: March 15

Scholarship Renewals

The scholarships below may be annually renewed for up to three years:

(Open to graduating seniors from any Elmore County high school) 

One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student entering the medical field of nursing or pursuing certification as an emergency medical technician. Award is based on academic accomplishment and financial need. Students who receive a scholarship their freshman year of college may annually reapply for up to three additional years. The applicant could be interviewed by the selection committee.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay and References
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from any Elmore County high school) 

Established in 1997, this scholarship benefits graduating seniors of any Elmore County high school. The award is based on academic accomplishment and financial need. Special consideration will be given to applicants having a physical handicap.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript and Essay
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from Wetumpka High School)

Awards are based 75% on academic accomplishment and 25% on financial need. Number and amounts of scholarships awarded each year will vary depending on available funds. Students who receive a scholarship their freshmen year of college may annually reapply for funding for up to three additional years. Availability/amounts of additional awards are contingent on student’s satisfactory academic performance, financial need and availability of funds. An application, high school transcript, at least two reference letters from school faculty or administration and an essay outlining applicant’s career goals are required for initial applicants. Renewal application and college transcript are required for renewal applicants. Applicant could be interviewed by the selection committee.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay and References
Deadline: March 1

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(Open to graduating seniors from Wetumpka High School)

Awards of up to $2,500 are made annually based on academic performance, ability and financial need. Scholarships are renewable for four years, based on the student’s college performance and availability of funds. Number of scholarships and amounts awarded each year will vary. Application form and high school transcript are required for initial applicants; college transcript and renewal application are required for renewal applicants. Applicant could be interviewed by the selection committee.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript
Deadline: March 1

(Open to graduating seniors from any Elmore County high school who is planning to attend the University of Alabama, the University of Alabama in Huntsville or the University of Alabama at Birmingham)

This fund was established to benefit graduates of any Elmore County high school who attend a school that is part of The University of Alabama system (e.g., The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, The University of Alabama in Huntsville or The University of Alabama at Birmingham). Scholarships may be renewed annually. The criteria considered are the applicant’s need, academic performance and ability.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay, References, Copy of IRS 1040A or 1040EZ and Interview
Deadline: March 1