Will you be graduating from high school in the spring of 2023? Do you receive your electricity from Opelika Power Services? If your answer to these questions is “yes,” you could be eligible to receive a scholarship from Opelika Power Services (OPS) and the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA).

OPS and AMEA will make available four scholarships to local high school students in 2023. Since 1992, AMEA has awarded over $3 million in scholarship funds to graduating high school seniors who receive their electric service from AMEA members.

“I hope all qualifying students apply,” said Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller. “This opportunity could help ease some financial pressure of students and parents and be an added incentive for students to continue their hard work in furthering their education.”

To be eligible for an AMEA scholarship, a student’s parent or legal guardian must receive electric service from Opelika Power Service, and the student must attend a four-year college or university, community college or vocational/trade school within the state of Alabama.

Those interested can find applications through school counselors at Opelika High School, Trinity School and Lee-Scott Academy, or on the OPS website at The application deadline is Monday, Feb. 13, 2023.

For more information on the program, contact your school counselor or AMEA Scholarship Coordinator Pamela Poole at 334-387-3504, 800-239-2632 ext. 1110 or

AMEA, a joint action agency formed in 1981 and located in Montgomery, is the wholesale power provider for 11 public power utilities in Alabama, which serve about 350,000 customers.