Fairhope students named 2019 AMEA Scholarship recipients
Four Fairhope High School seniors will enroll in college or a vocational school in Alabama this year thanks to help from the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority and its 11 members through the 2019 AMEA Scholarship Program.
Erica Elizabeth Kercher, Claire Olivia Klumpp and Andrew Paul Yingst received the AMEA Academic Scholarship, and Madelyn Grace Banks received the AMEA Vocational School Scholarship.
The Fairhope students are part of a group of 44 statewide who will each receive a $2,500 scholarship for a total of $110,000 awarded in this year's program. AMEA received 206 scholarship applications in the program.
Since 1992, AMEA and its members have provided more than $2.5 million in scholarships to the graduating high school seniors who receive their service from AMEA members, including Fairhope, Alexander City, Dothan, Lafayette, Lanett, Luverne, Opelika, Piedmont, Riviera Utilities (Foley), Sylacauga and Tuskegee.
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 very seriously," said Fred D. Clark Jr., AMEA President and CEO. "That's why we, along with our members, support educational initiatives, like the AMEA Scholarship Program, that contribute to making our state economically competitive. We congratulate this year's scholarship winners."