Southern Company Gas Charitable Foundation is proud to sponsor the Fueling Excellence Scholarship Program to assist the children of employees who are pursuing higher education at a two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.
The 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. 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 for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:
Children of officers of Southern Company Gas or children of operation personnel within the Southern Company Gas Charitable Foundation are not eligible.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations and unusual personal or family circumstances.
Financial need will not be considered.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Southern Company Gas Charitable Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Up to ten (10) awards will granted as follows:
Awards are renewable up to three (3) years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance and maintaining full-time enrollment status.
Students enrolled in a two-year degree program may not be eligible to renew the award for the full three (3) years unless the student transfers to a four-year degree program.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
The program will be administered in full compliance with IRS Revenue Procedure 76-47. No more than 25% of eligible applicants may receive awards.
Scholarship America will notify all applicants in June. Recipients will receive a letter and non-recipients will be emailed.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Southern Company Gas Charitable Foundation. Payments are made in two installments in August and December.
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:
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.