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Please select the foundation closest to you to see scholarships offered in your area.
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 Autauga Area 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.) at the beginning of each new semester.  Proof of enrollment can be sent:

  • By mail to: Clare Watson, 114 Church Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
  • By email to: clare.watson@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) 

Established in memory of Montgomery Police Officer David Colley who died in the line of duty in April 2015 to benefit a graduating senior of any public or private high school located in Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon or Montgomery counties. An 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 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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The Dean B. Albritton Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Dean Albritton. Dean Albritton was a fervent follower of Christ. 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 will honor Dean’s conviction that education is the pathway out of poverty and the doorway to a life of service to others. The scholarship was created by Dean’s husband, Walter Albritton, and her four sons as a tribute to her remarkable legacy of faith. “For more than 68 years,” Walter said, “Dean served Christ alongside me as an inspiring and encouraging companion in the ministry of our Lord Jesus. She was an authentic servant of Jesus Christ.”

Following are tributes to their mother by her sons:

Dean Albritton was a spirit-filled servant of Jesus Christ. Her passion was to share the Good News of her Lord Jesus Christ. It did not matter who you were, if you had never heard of Jesus she was ready to share the hope that was in her heart. The example she set as a woman of faith will live on forever in the lives she touched. I thank God that I was one of those lives.  – Matt Albritton

Dean Albritton was forever my greatest supporter. I loved, trusted and believed her every word. I always thanked God for the examples she showed me of how to live a good life in Christ. She never stopped being the great encourager of me and my family. I miss so much the beautiful joy of her Christ-filled heart. – Mark Albritton

Dean Albritton was many things to many different people; to me see was a wonderful mother who molded and shaped my life in so many different ways and I am now only discovering the depth of this after her passing. I trust that now through this scholarship she will continue to shape young lives for good. Glory to God for a godly mother. – Tim Albritton

Dean Albritton was a survivor. She dealt with many hopeless situations in her own life and always found hope. This strength held her up but also provided hope to so many thousands of people in her walk on this earth. For her family for sure but so many other hurting people. She was at her best providing healing for the hurting. – Steve Albritton

This memorial scholarship will benefit a graduating senior at schools located in Autauga,
Elmore, or Montgomery counties in Alabama. First consideration will be given to minority
students associated with the fellowship of the New Walk of Life Church in  Montgomery. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and plan to study at an accredited four-year college/university, two-year college/university, or trade school. Two letters of recommendations are required, one from a teacher and one from the student’s church pastor or youth minister. In the essay that is required, applicants must answer the following questions: “Describe your relationship to God and your relationship with Jesus Christ. Describe also what you believe to be God’s mission for your life. Explain what persons have been the greatest influence in the development of your faith in Jesus Christ.”

Deadline: April 1, 2021

Application Requirements: Transcript, Two Letters of Recommendation, and Essay

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

Designed to provide financial aid to deserving individuals who have the desire to become teachers who relate well with young people and who can benefit from the financial assistance it offers. 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 2.5 GPA. Applicant may be interviewed by the selection committee.

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

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Established in 2020 by the estate of and 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. To say that Jerry Bartley loved basketball is about as big of an understatement as you could possibly make.  JB saw basketball as a way to change lives. He was convinced – and spent his every breath convincing others –  that basketball offered an opportunity and a structure that many young people needed but did not have. It was frankly, he believed, a passport to a shot at a better life.

Eligibility Requirements

Selection Criteria

  • Record of Community Service
  • Demonstrated High Level of Basketball Skill and Play

Required Documents

  • Official Transcript
  • AAU Player Confirmation letter
  • Letter of Recommendation from the players AAU or high school coach

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(Open to graduating seniors from any public or private high school in Autauga County) 

Established in memory of Paul Easterling, monies are available to graduates of any public or private Autauga County high school who have ever participated in Dixie Youth Baseball. Intended to recognize students who exemplify good sportsmanship on and off the sports field, students must: (1) provide an official school transcript reflecting a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or a minimum ACT score of 20, (2) provide two reference letters, and (3) write an essay of 500 words or less on the importance of sportsmanship in athletics.

Application Requirements: High School Transcript, Essay and References
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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Todd Webb Scholarship

(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 children of Alfa’s customer service representatives, district supervisors/managers, and insurance 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 graduating seniors from any Montgomery County high school)

Designed to provide financial aid to deserving individuals who have the desire to become teachers who relate well with young people and who can benefit from the financial assistance it offers. 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 2.5 GPA. Applicant may be interviewed by the selection committee.

Application Requirements: Transcript, References, 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 children of Alfa’s customer service representatives, district supervisors/managers, and insurance 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:

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