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Alabama Power Foundation Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Alabama Power Foundation offers a scholarship program (the “Program”) to assist Alabama Power employees’ children who plan to continue their education in college or vocational-technical school.

Renewable scholarships are offered for full-time study at an accredited nonprofit institution of the student’s choice. Only children of Alabama Power employees are eligible to apply for this program. Southern Nuclear, the Georgia Power Foundation and SCS each have their own respective scholarship programs for employees’ children.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Who is eligible
Applicants to the Alabama Power Foundation Scholarship Program must meet all of the following criteria:

*Be (i) unmarried, (ii) under the age of 22 (or under the age of 26 if the applicant has served in the armed forces), (iii) a natural child, legally adopted child, or stepchild of a current, retired, or deceased employee of Alabama Power Company, and (iv) a federal income tax dependent of such employee.

  • A “current employee” is a U.S. citizen who (i) has worked for Alabama Power Company, and for at least one continuous year as of  January 1 of the year in which scholarships are awarded, (II) has worked for Alabama Power Company for at least one day during the six months prior to the deadline for submitting scholarship applications, (iii) as of the date the scholarships are awarded, is a current, full-time employee of Alabama Power Company, and (iv) as of the date the scholarships are awarded, is not an officer of Alabama Power Company or in a decision making capacity with Alabama Power Foundation, Inc.
  • A “retired employee” is a U.S. citizen who (i) worked for Alabama Power Company for at least one continuous year, and (ii) retired in good standing from Alabama Power Company, and (iii) as of the date the scholarships are awarded, is in “pay Status” on the Alabama Power Company monthly retirement payroll.
  • A “deceased employee” is a U.S. citizen who (i) worked for Alabama Power Company for at least one continuous year, and (ii) was employed by Alabama Power Company at the time of the employee’s death.
  • A “federal income tax dependent” is a person living in the employee’s household, primarily supported by the employee, and claimed as a dependent on the employee’s federal income tax returns. If the employee is deceased, then a federal income tax dependent of such employee in the year before the death of the employee.

*High school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, Only high school seniors will be considered for the Alabama Power Presidential scholarship or the Alabama Power Vocational/Technical/Associates scholarships.

*Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited nonprofit two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2020-2021 academic year.

*Reside in Alabama and plan to attend an in-state school (Presidential Scholarship only).

Who is not eligible

*Applicants who are married.

*Applicants who have had a 22nd birthday as of the date scholarships are awarded (unless the applicant has served in the armed forces).

*Applicants who are children of Alabama Power employees who have not yet worked at the company for a year.

*Applicants who are children of an employee (or retired employee) from another subsidiary of Southern Company.

*Applicants who do not otherwise meet the eligibility criteria expressed above.

Up to 22 total awards, which we anticipate will be granted as follows below. Awards are for undergraduate study only. To the extent that the recipient is awarded any other scholarships or grants, the scholarship awarded under this program may only be applied to pay that portion of the recipient’s qualifying costs that cannot be fully paid using the recipient’s other scholarships or grants. Each recipient must promptly inform the Alabama Power Foundation and Scholarship America of his or her acceptance of additional scholarships or grants in order to remain eligible for the Alabama Power Foundation Scholarship Program.

Presidential Scholarship:

  • For a high school senior residing in Alabama who will attend a public four-year college in Alabama, one Presidential Scholarship will be awarded each year to the applicant who presents the most impressive combination of academic achievement, participation in extracurricular and community activities, and leadership qualities. Financial need is also a consideration.
  • The award amount is equivalent to the cost of tuition and mandatory college fees at the college attended.
  • Renewable for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, and based on satisfactory academic progress.

Alabama Power Foundation Scholarships:

  • For high school seniors and students who will enroll at an accredited nonprofit four-year college or university. Financial need is a consideration.
  • The award amount is $2,500.
  • The award may be applied to tuition, fees, and required books and supplies.
  • Renewable for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, and based on satisfactory academic progress.

 

Junior Presidential Scholarship Vocational/Technical/Associates:

  • For high school senior residing in Alabama who will attend a vocational/technical/associates program at an accredited nonprofit two-year college or vocational-technical school in Alabama, one Junior Presidential Scholarship will be awarded each year to the applicant who presents the most impressive combination of academic achievement, participation in extracurricular and community activities, and leadership qualities. Financial need is also a consideration.
  • The award amount is equivalent to the cost of tuition and mandatory college fees at the college attended.
  • Renewable for one additional year or until an associate degree or certification is earned, based on satisfactory academic progress.

Alabama Power Foundation Vocational/Technical/Associates Scholarships:

  • For high school seniors who plan to major in vocational/technical/associates programs at an accredited nonprofit two-year college or vocational-technical school.
  • The award amount is $2,500.
  • The award may be applied to tuition, fees, and required books and supplies.
  • Renewable for one additional year or until an associates degree or certification is earned, and based on satisfactory academic progress.

How are recipients selected and notified?
The scholarship recipients will be selected with consideration of academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of career and educational goals and objectives and unusual personal or family circumstances.

In addition to the above, financial need will be considered.

The selection process will not be influenced or affected by the actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, or sexual orientation of any applicant.

Scholarship America will notify all applicants in mid-April of 2020. Recipients will receive a letter and non-recipients will be emailed. All applicants agree to accept the decisions as final.

How and when are scholarships paid?
Scholarship America will issue checks on behalf of The Alabama Power Foundation in two installments on August 1 and December 30.

Only online applications via the Scholarship America HUB will be accepted. You, the applicant, are responsible for gathering and submitting all required information. This is a competitive program. Your application is evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all applicable questions as completely as possible. Read and follow the instructions provided for each section of the application.Before registering, you may wish to gather the following information needed to submit your application:

  • Employee parent’s ID number, date of hire, telephone number and email address
  • Your transcript of grades (and standardized test scores if current high school senior)
  • Work history
  • School and community activities
  • Short statement of your educational and career objectives
  • Family financial information from the most recently submitted tax return

As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

  1. Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.
  2. High School Seniors Only: Copy of the official standardized test score results submitted on application (if not on transcript).

Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

Alabama Power Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!