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Electric authority plans to award scholarships to four Sylacauga students in 2018


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) is accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors from its 11 member cities through Feb. 12, 2018.

AMEA provides wholesale public power to 350,000 customers in Alabama across 11 utilities/member cities, including Sylacauga, Alexander City, Dothan, Fairhope, Foley (Riviera Utilities), LaFayette, Lanett, Luverne, Opelika, Piedmont, and Tuskegee.

According to a recent press release, students who are graduating in the spring 2018 and receive their electric service from an AMEA member city such as Sylacauga are eligible to apply. AMEA plans to award four $2,500 scholarships per member city.

The 44 total AMEA scholarships in 2018 combine for a value of $110,000, which adds to more than $2 million in scholarship monies AMEA has awarded to graduating seniors since 1992.

How to Apply

To be eligible for an AMEA scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Parent and/or legal guardian receives electric service from an AMEA member utility, such as Sylacauga or Alexander City
  • Student will graduate from high school in the spring of 2018
  • Student will attend a four-year college/university, community college, or vocational/trade school in Alabama

Sylacauga and Alexander City students can get an AMEA scholarship application by contacting a school counselor or by going online to the AMEA website. For more information, contact AMEA scholarship program coordinator Pamela Poole at 800-239-2632, ext. 110, or by email [email protected].

Scholarship applications are due by Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.

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