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AMEA and its Members Announce 2024 Scholarship Winners

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Thirty-nine high school seniors are set to embark on their higher education journey this year with support from the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) and its member cities and utilities. Through the 2024 AMEA Scholarship Program, these students will enroll in various institutions across Alabama, including four-year colleges, universities, community colleges, and vocational schools.

Each of the 39 scholarship recipients will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship, totaling $97,500 in scholarships for this year’s program. With 130 scholarship applications received, the selection process was undoubtedly competitive.

Since 1992, AMEA and its Members have collectively contributed over $3.5 million in scholarships to graduating high school seniors who receive their electric service from AMEA Members.

Eligibility for the AMEA scholarships is contingent upon the student’s family receiving electric service from an AMEA Member city electric utility, and the student must attend an Alabama college, university, or vocational school.

Fred D. Clark, Jr., President & CEO of AMEA, emphasized the organization’s commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen. He stated, “We take our role seriously and support education initiatives like the AMEA Scholarship Program, which contribute to our state’s economic competitiveness. Congratulations to this year’s scholarship winners.”

Among the recipients from Dothan’s service area are Emmalee Grace Borcik from Ridgecrest Christian School, Gabriella Marie Richards from Rehobeth High School, and Elizabeth Scout Smith from Providence Christian School. Additionally, Kaithyn Elise Herrington from Dothan High School is among the scholarship recipients.

Furthermore, a deserving student from Dothan’s service area has been selected for the AMEA Community College/Vocational School Scholarship Program.

AMEA, established in 1981, serves as the wholesale power provider for 11 public power utilities in Alabama. These utilities collectively serve approximately 350,000 customers in cities such as Alexander City, Dothan, Fairhope, Foley, LaFayette, Lanett, Luverne, Opelika, Piedmont, Sylacauga, and Tuskegee.