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 scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. 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.
*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 2023-2024 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 – Four year college:
Alabama Power Foundation Scholarships:
Presidential Scholarship – VTA (Vocational/Technical/Associates):
Alabama Power Foundation Vocational/Technical/Associates Scholarships:
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 educational and career 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 2023. 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 one installment in early August.
Presidential Awards: You will be required to submit a school statement to Scholarship America and Alabama Power Foundation. Once Alabama Power Foundation approves the award amount, the award will be processed in two installments for the 2023 fall and 2024 spring semesters.
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:
As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:
Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.