Courtesy of Alabama
Five local college students were among a group of 100 who earned a $1,000 scholarship through the competitive Alfa Foundation Scholarship Program.
Lee County recipients are:
• Julia Bush of Opelika is an Opelika High School graduate and a freshman at Auburn University studying agriculture business.
• Lee Givens of Auburn is a Covenant Presbyterian Christian School graduate and a junior at Auburn University studying biomedical sciences/pre-medicine.
• Victoria Kyles of Opelika is a First Baptist Opelika Christian School graduate and a freshman at Auburn University studying nursing.
• Kaycie Mashburn of Salem is a Smiths Station High School graduate and a sophomore at Troy University studying nursing.
• Wilson Reeves of Auburn is a First Baptist Opelika Christian School graduate and a freshman at Auburn University studying software engineering.
The scholarships may go toward tuition, fees, books or supplies for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Alfa Insurance President Jimmy Parnell said he’s proud this scholarship program can help students as they work toward earning degrees at community colleges and universities.
“Education is extremely important for our young people, and graduating with an associate or bachelor’s degree opens so many doors,” Parnell said. “I’m glad the Alfa Foundation Scholarship Program can relieve some of the stress related to paying tuition bills.”
The 2020 Alfa Foundation Scholarship recipients represent 43 Alabama counties and 21 institutions of higher learning. The program is administered through Scholarship America, which selects recipients based on academics, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience and future goals.
Over seven years, the Alfa Foundation has awarded $650,000 in scholarships to students from 65 counties studying at 36 Alabama universities, colleges and technical schools.