Local students awarded AMEA scholarships

Published 10:15 am Saturday, April 20, 2024

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Thirty-nine high school seniors will enroll in a four-year college, university, community college, and vocational school in Alabama this year with help from the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) and its member cities through the 2024 AMEA Scholarship Program.

Each of the 39 scholarship recipients will receive a $2,500 scholarship for a total of $97,500 awarded in this year’s program. AMEA received 130 scholarship applications in the 2024 program.

Since 1992, AMEA and its Members have provided over $3.5 million in scholarships to the graduating high school seniors who receive their electric service from AMEA Members.

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To be eligible for the AMEA scholarships, a student’s family must receive electric service from an AMEA Member city electric utility and the student must attend an Alabama college/university or vocational school.

“We take our role as a good corporate citizen seriously,” said Fred D. Clark, Jr., AMEA President

& CEO. “That’s why we, along with our Members, support education initiatives, like the AMEA Scholarship Program, that contribute to making our state economically competitive. We congratulate this year’s scholarship winners.”

This year’s AMEA Scholarship Program recipients from LaFayette’s service area were Michael Kyle Hand of Chambers Academy and DeAundra Shemar Vines of LaFayette High School.

The Community College and Vocational School Scholarship Program recipients from

LaFayette this year went to  Azajah Zikira Grimes and Ziakeria Deshana King of LaFayette High School.

Lanett High School had three students who were 2024 AMEA Scholarship Program recipients, LaFranco Toriano Bridges, Tyren Tiana Brooks and Mar’ Kiyah Shanae Sims. The Community College and Vocational School Scholarship Program recipient from Lanett’s service area was Kierra Marie Trammell also of Lanett High School

AMEA, a joint action agency formed in 1981, is the wholesale power provider for 11 public power utilities in Alabama, which serve approximately 350,000 customers in the cities of Alexander City, Dothan, Fairhope, Foley, LaFayette, Lanett, Luverne, Opelika, Piedmont, Sylacauga and Tuskegee.