Southern Company Gas 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 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.
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 Foundation are not eligible.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
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 Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Scholarship America will notify all applicants in December. Communications regarding the status of your submitted application will also be sent to your parent/alternate contact person.
Up to twenty (20) 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.
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 processes scholarship payments on behalf of Southern Company Gas 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:
NOTE: please use a non-school email address to establish your Scholarship America Hub account.
NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.