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Fueling Excellence: A Scholarship Program from the Southern Company Gas Charitable Foundation
Application status: Closed

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.

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

Fueling Excellence: A Scholarship Program from the Southern Company Gas Charitable Foundation

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be dependent* children or stepchildren of active full-time Southern Company Gas employees who have a minimum of one (1) year employment with the company as of the application deadline date, and remain employed until recipients are announced.
    *Dependent children are children who qualify as federal tax exemptions to the employee.
  • Be (i) under the age of 22 (or under the age of 26 if the applicant has served in the armed forces) as of the application deadline date, (ii) a biological child, legally adopted child, or stepchild of a current Southern Company Gas employee, and (iii) a federal income tax dependent of such employee.
  • Be 2020 high school graduates or current college undergraduates.
  • Plan to enroll, or be enrolled, in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Children of officers of Southern Company Gas or children of operation personnel within the Southern Company Gas Charitable Foundation are not eligible.

Selection of Recipients

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.

Award Information

Up to ten (10) awards will granted as follows:

  • Two (2) awards of $10,000 each will be granted to the top-ranked applicants
  • Up to eight (8) awards of $2,500 each will be granted to the highest-ranked applicants remaining

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.

Notification

Scholarship America will notify all applicants in August 2020. Recipients will receive a letter and non-recipients will be emailed.

Payment of Scholarships

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:

  • 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

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

  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 complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

Southern Company Gas Charitable Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!