Special to the
Opelika Observer

High school seniors whose families are Opelika Power Services customers are eligible to receive a scholarship from the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority and OPS.
AMEA is making 44 $2,500 scholarships available in 2019, with four scholarships per member city. Since 1992, AMEA has awarded more than $2 million in scholarship monies to graduating high school seniors who receive their electric service from AMEA Members, including Alexander City, Dothan, Fairhope, Foley (Riviera Utilities), LaFayette, Lanett, Luverne, Opelika, Piedmont, Sylacauga and Tuskegee.
“Opelika Power Services is excited to partner with AMEA to offer these scholarships to help students in our area offset their college expenses. We encourage all eligible students to apply,” said OPS Director Derek Lee.
To be eligible for an AMEA scholarship, a student’s parent and/or legal guardian must receive electric service from an AMEA Member utility, and the student must attend a four-year college/university, community college, and/or vocational/trade school within the state of Alabama.
Applications are currently available from school counselors in Opelika, or online through the AMEA web site, www.amea.com, Scholarship Program. The application deadline is Feb. 12, 2019.
For more information on the program, parents are asked to contact their children’s school counselor or AMEA Scholarship Program Coordinator Pamela Poole by calling (334) 387-3504, (800) 239-2632, Ext. 110, or emailing pam@amea.com.