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

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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.

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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.) Proof of enrollment can be sent:

  • By mail to: Burton Crenshaw, 114 Church Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
  • By email to: burton.ward@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.

Middle School Students

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High School Students

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Graduating Seniors

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

Established in memory of Montgomery Police Officer David Colley who died in the line of duty in April 2015. This scholarship will award one $1,500 scholarship to a graduating senior of any public or private high school located in Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon or Montgomery counties with a minimum 3.0 GPA who is planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university and is interested in pursuing a career in the line of service as a first responder or a member of the military, or who is a child of any first responder or member of the military.

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 in memory of Principal and Coach Abe Brown, this scholarship is available to ECHS graduates who have attended ECHS for at least three years. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. The scholarship 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)

Established by sons Elkan and Charles to honor in perpetuity their father’s active interest and participation in civic enterprises related to the community. Criteria considered in awarding these scholarships include students’ (1) scholarship and deportment; (2) character; and (3) financial need.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript
Deadline: March 1

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(Open to graduating seniors from Adullam House Christian Academy)

The graduate must be a resident at Adullam House, a resident of New Convictions Outreach properties or a member of the household of any staff member or volunteer. Must exemplify Christ-like character and leadership. The graduate may attend a two- or four-year college/technical school, a qualified online institution or any Christian-based campus of higher learning or missionary assignment. Must score a 20 or better on the ACT. This scholarship is renewable.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript
Deadline: March 1

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

Established in memory of Terry, Ben and Janet Barrett, monies are available to 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 the following criteria: (1) academic achievement, (2) financial need and (3) community service. Applicant could be interviewed by the selection committee.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript
Deadline: March 1

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(Open to graduating seniors from Elmore County High School)

Established to benefit graduates of ECHS and will be used to fund two $5,000 scholarship awards annually. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, must have participated in an AHSAA sponsored sport at ECHS, church and community service preferred, letter of recommendation from two adults, essay from student describing how his/her participation in AHSAA sport has helped with his/her development and enhanced his/her high school experience. Preference given to students who demonstrate need, although need is not a requisite for this scholarship.

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 in memory of the beloved ECHS teacher and football coach, this $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving girl and boy senior from Elmore County High School. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and participated in a AHSAA sponsored sport at ECHS. Church and community service required. Consideration given to students who have proven the ability to provide leadership or motivation to excel in school or extracurricular activities. Scholarship award will be based on demonstrated student 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 that demonstrates teamwork and true team spirit and has made a major contribution toward his team. Preference will be given to a player who does not receive a full athletic scholarship. Financial need may also be considered. Scholarship awarded to any two or four year institution, technical, trade or vocational school.

 

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(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 scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded to a high school senior from Elmore County High School. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and be the child of a first responder (police officer, paramedic, firefighter, etc.). Scholarship is need-based. Please include high school transcript, two reference letters and an essay outlining how this scholarship can help you.

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

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Dylan Bieber Scholarship

(Open to graduating seniors from Wetumpka High School)

Established in memory of Wetumpka High School student Dylan Bieber. A scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a graduating senior at Wetumpka High School. Applicant must have a 3.0 GPA. Please include two reference letters and an essay responding to the following: Describe something that you have done in the past year that has made a positive influence in someone’s life.

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

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(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. A transcript, essay outlining college and career goals and two reference letters from school faculty or administration are required. The 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 any Elmore County high school) 

Students must have at 3.0 GPA and submit an essay outlining their college and career goals. Community service is preferred, but not required.

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

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(Open to graduating seniors from Elmore County High School)

This fund was established in 1999 to benefit students graduating from ECHS. Awards will be based on academic ability (50%) and financial need (50%) with a minimum ACT score of 20. Finalists may be interviewed.

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

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

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 award winning 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: George Truman Welch Scholarship application and Recommendation from High School Band Director

Deadline: March 1

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

A scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded to a high school senior attending any Elmore County high school. Students who have a 3.0 GPA and who have participated in drama, art or chorus are eligible for consideration. Recipients shall plan to 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

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(Open to graduating seniors from any public or private high school in the State of Alabama) 

Established in memory of the lives lost in the Haynes Life Flight 2 helicopter crash. This scholarship will annually provide a $2,000 scholarship to a student interested in pursuing a degree in Nursing and/or EMT/paramedic certification in the state of Alabama. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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

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

Established in 1997, this fund benefits graduates of any Elmore County high school. Scholarships of up to $3,000 will be annually awarded based on academic accomplishment and financial need. Special consideration will be given to those applicants having a physical handicap. Minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 is desirable. Application form, high school transcript and an essay outlining college and career goals are required. This scholarship is renewable for up to three years.

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

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(Open to graduating seniors from Holtville High School)

This scholarship is available to Holtville High School seniors. Award based on active involvement in school, church, and community.

Application Requirements: Application, 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 3.0 GPA. Please include two reference letters and an essay responding to the following: Describe an act of kindness that you performed to help someone and how it made you feel and what influence it has had on you.

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

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(Open to graduating seniors from any Elmore County high school who are enrolled in the Construction Technology Program at the Elmore County Technical Center) 

The Jack Thornton Memorial Dream Builder Scholarship has been established in loving memory of Jack Thornton; a builder, farmer, outdoorsman, and father.  For decades his small construction company helped families in Elmore County, Alabama achieve their dreams of home ownership.  Due to his hard work, perseverance, and commitment to his community, the Jack Thornton Memorial Dream Builder Scholarship will be awarded annually to the Elmore County Technical Center’s Construction Technology Program Student of the Year to follow their dream.

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(Open to graduating seniors from Wetumpka High School)

Available annual awards will be based 50% on academic accomplishment and 50% on need. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 and a minimum ACT score of 21. An essay outlining college and career goals is required.

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

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

Established to benefit one boy and one girl from Wetumpka High School and one boy and one girl from any school in Elmore County (to include Edgewood Academy and Prattville Christian Academy) who plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university. The criteria for this $1,000 scholarship requires a minimum 2.0 GPA, the applicant must participate in a school-sponsored sports team (including cheerleading and band) and an essay outlining hopes and goals for college and career. 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

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(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 Stanhope Elmore High School)

This scholarship is available to SEHS seniors who have attended SEHS for more than one year. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. Award will be based on academic performance, school/community activities that demonstrate leadership and financial need. Applicants must provide reference letters from at least two high school teachers and the principal.

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

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(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). 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

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(Open to graduating seniors from Elmore County High School)

Established by his family in memory of Officer David Lee Colley. A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving graduating senior. Applicant must be a law-abiding citizen, provide a transcript reflecting a minimum 3.0 GPA, plan to major in criminal justice, prove involvement in church and community service and have participated in an AHSAA sponsored sport at ECHS. Three reference letters are required from a teacher or school administrator, a pastor or church leader, and a community leader. 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)

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

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

Established in memory of Peyton Cox, an athletic, adventurous and outgoing Wetumpka Middle School student. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from any high school in Elmore County. Recipient must be a member of their high school’s varsity softball team, have a minimum 3.5 GPA, be planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university, provide an essay answering the following prompt, “Describe the most valuable lesson softball has taught you,” and provide a character recommendation form that has been completed by the head coach of the softball team.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay and Character Recommendation Form
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 ECHS graduates who have attended ECHS for at least three years. Awards will be based on academic accomplishment, school/community involvement and financial need. Minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. This scholarship is renewable up to three years.

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

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(Open to graduating seniors from Elmore County High School)

Established in 1996 in memory of Mrs. Jordan, a teacher at ECHS. 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. Application form, high school transcript and essay outlining career goals are required. Applicant could be interviewed by the selection committee.

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

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

Assist with post-secondary education expenses for current or former residents of Alabama Sheriff’s Boys & Girls Youth Ranches or others similarly situated. Applicant must be sponsored by a staff person and must be under the age of 25.

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

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

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate of any high school within the state of Alabama. Student must plan to attend The University of Alabama, studying in the College of Communication and Information Sciences. A focus on Sport Communication is preferred, but not required. A minimum 3.0 GPA and two reference letters are required.

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

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(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

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

Criteria for awarding scholarships are academic accomplishment and/or 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

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College Students

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

Assist with post-secondary education expenses for current or former residents of Alabama Sheriff’s Boys & Girls Youth Ranches or others similarly situated. Applicant must be sponsored by a staff person and must be under the age of 25.

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

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

Criteria for awarding scholarships are academic accomplishment and/or 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

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Scholarship Renewals

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

(Open to graduating seniors from Adullam House Christian Academy)

The graduate must be a resident at Adullam House, a resident of New Convictions Outreach properties or a member of the household of any staff member or volunteer. Must exemplify Christ-like character and leadership. The graduate may attend a two- or four-year college/technical school, a qualified online institution or any Christian-based campus of higher learning or missionary assignment. Must score a 20 or better on the ACT. This scholarship is renewable.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript
Deadline: March 1

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Students must have at 3.0 GPA and submit an essay outlining their college and career goals. Community service is preferred, but not required.

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

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

Established in 1997, this fund benefits graduates of any Elmore County high school. Scholarships of up to $3,000 will be annually awarded based on academic accomplishment and financial need. Special consideration will be given to those applicants having a physical handicap. Minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 is desirable. Application form, high school transcript and an essay outlining college and career goals are required. This scholarship is renewable for up to three years.

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

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(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

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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 ECHS graduates who have attended ECHS for at least three years. Awards will be based on academic accomplishment, school/community involvement and financial need. Minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. This scholarship is renewable up to three years.

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

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(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

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