The Alfa Foundation awarded $1,000 scholarships to 50 Alabama college students enrolled in 16 different schools in the program’s inaugural year.
“As a father of a college senior, I understand the impact of rising tuition costs on families and students,” said Alfa Insurance President Jimmy Parnell. “We hope our gift will ease some of that burden and allow the recipients to focus more on studies and gaining valuable professional experience.”
Scholarship America® administered the scholarship program and based its selection on academic record, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience and future goals.
Almost 800 applications were received from high school seniors and post-secondary undergraduates enrolled or planning to enroll in an Alabama two- or four-year college, university or technical school.
The scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies required for coursework.
For almost 70 years, Alfa has proudly supported education by being active in the communities it serves. The Alfa Foundation has helped advance learning through the Teacher of the Year and Teacher of the Month programs; investments in colleges and universities; support for career technical education; computer donations; and other efforts.
2014 Alfa Foundation Scholarships
Athens State University: Ashley Owen of Harvest and Tiffany Stevens of Boaz
Auburn University: Hayley Anderson of Butler, Brandon Buckelew of Auburn, Harrison Burch of Opp, Jarel Fryer of Louisville, James Johnson of Eufaula, Kandice Larrimore of Brewton, Lucas McGee of Fyffe, William McGraw of Camden, Olivia Mims of Vestavia Hills, Chandler Mulvaney of Opelika, Catherine Taylor of Foley, Evan Venable of Wetumpka, Mary White of Decatur and Joshua Williams of Boaz
Birmingham-Southern College: Nellie Stallsmith of Parrish
Calhoun Community College: Macy Alred of Hartselle
Huntingdon College: Lauren Condon of Mobile and Kalen Morgan of Deatsville
Jacksonville State University: Gena Baker of Oneonta, Kaelyn Crowe of Anniston and Lindsey Ragan of Eastaboga
Southern Union State Community College: Christopher Langley of Camp Hill
Troy University: Cierra Brinson of Montgomery and Colin Edwards of Rainbow City
University of Alabama: Kathryn Anderson of Guntersville, Kelsey Curtis of Montgomery, Keaton Galloway of Vernon, Nivory Gordon III of Furman, Noah Langley of Addison, Delainy Lee of Daphne, Rachel McCombs of Bessemer, Rebecca Murdoch of Montgomery, Madison Redmill of Jasper, Katherine Robinson of Hazel Green, Lillian Roth of Montgomery and Dylan Stephenson of Hartselle
University of Alabama at Birmingham: Magdalene Blevins of Harvest and Amanda Viikinsalo of Trussville
University of Alabama-Huntsville: Cecillia Mahathey of Arab
University of Mobile: Caleb Zessin of Florala
University of Montevallo: Haley Barnett of Thorsby, Lakeyn Edwards of Clanton, Patrick Gant of Pisgah and John Gasson of Clanton
University of North Alabama: Katheryn Broman of Rogersville and Rachel Hutto of Hillsboro
University of South Alabama: Michelle Thompson of Madison
Wallace State Community College-Fort Rucker: Kailey Weed of Dothan