Three local college students will get a little relief when tuition bills come due for the 2019-2020 school year thanks to a $1,000 scholarship awarded through the competitive Alfa Foundation Scholarship Program.
Baldwin County recipients are:
• Arcole Brandon of Fairhope is a Fairhope High School graduate and a senior at Auburn University studying biomedical sciences.
• Richard Strum of Bay Minette is a Free Oak Academy graduate and a freshman at the University of Alabama studying electrical engineering.
• Zoe Vicich of Daphne is a Fairhope High School graduate and a sophomore at Auburn University studying animal science/ pre-vet.
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.
Over 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.