Lee County students earn $1,000 Alfa Foundation scholarships


Special to the
Opelika Observer

Four local college students will get some relief when from tuition bills for the 2019-2020 school year thanks to a $1,000 scholarship awarded through the competitive Alfa Foundation Scholarship Program.
Lee County recipients include:

  • Kaylan Colvin of Opelika, a Beauregard High School graduate and a senior at Troy University studying marketing.
  • Lee Givens of Auburn, a Covenant Presbyterian Christian School graduate and a sophomore at Auburn University studying biomedical sciences.
  • Kaycie Mashburn of Salem, a Smiths Station High School graduate and a freshman at Troy University studying nursing.
  • Stanford Roarke of Auburn, a Lee-Scott Academy graduate and a freshman at Troy University studying business.
    The program is administered through Scholarship America, which selects 100 recipients based on academics, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience and future goals.
    “This year’s scholarship recipients prove the future is bright for Alabama,” said Alfa Insurance and Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell. “I’m excited that we can help these students reach their goals by covering a portion of the cost of their education.”
    The 100 students hail from 45 Alabama counties and are seeking degrees at 20 institutions of higher learning in the state. Scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books or supplies.
    In six years, the Alfa Foundation has awarded $550,000 in scholarships to students from 64 counties studying at 35 different Alabama universities, colleges and technical schools.
    To view photos of the recipients, visit AlfaInsurance.com or go to Facebook.com/AlfaInsurance.


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