AMEA and its Members announce 2023 scholarship winners

Forty (40) high school seniors will enroll in a four-year college/university, community college, and/or vocational school in Alabama this year with help from the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) and its 11 Members through the 2023 AMEA Scholarship Program.

Each of the 40 scholarship recipients will receive a $2,500 scholarship for a total of $100,000 awarded in this year’s program. AMEA received 138 scholarship applications in the 2023 program.

Since 1992, AMEA and its Members have provided over $3 million in scholarships to the graduating high school seniors who receive their electric service from AMEA Members.

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 Academic Scholarship recipients are:
Jada Love Birmingham, Benjamin Russell High School, Alexander City
Abigail Frances Gilliland, Benjamin Russell High School, Alexander City
Benton Allen Stegall, Benjamin Russell High School, Alexander City
Jon Robert Tucker, Horseshoe Bend High School, Alexander City
Angelyse Denae Hanna, Northside Methodist Academy, Dothan
Maxwell Everett Hawker, Houston Academy, Dothan
Whitman Turner Rikard, Providence Christian School, Dothan
Michael Steven Shivers, Jr., Providence Christian School, Dothan
Delaney Shawn Hart, Fairhope High School, Fairhope
Brayden Alberto Mahatekar, St. Michael Catholic High School, Fairhope
Hannah Maren Markioli, Fairhope High School, Fairhope
Richard Winston Smith, Woodberry Forest School, Fairhope Chloe Hwang, Daphne High School, Riviera Utilities
Hope Marie Lindsey, Bayside Academy, Riviera Utilities
MaKenzie Elise Finley, LaFayette High School, LaFayette
Ji’Nysha Shy’Bryan Story, LaFayette High School, LaFayette
Emrald Erieona Wilkins, LaFayette High School, LaFayette
Anna Katherine Smith, Springwood School, Lanett
Jaelin Antonio Truitt, Lanett High School, Lanett
Erian Aniah Winston, Lanett High School, Lanett
Madison Michelle Winston, Lanett High School, Lanett
Sommer Elisabeth Cornelius, Crenshaw Christian Academy, Luverne
Mackenzie Renea Daniel, Luverne High School, Luverne
Micaiah Grace June, Luverne High School, Luverne
Terrence DeAndre Smith, Luverne High School, Luverne
Clara Evelyn Duncan, Trinity Christian School, Opelika
John Christopher Knox, Jr., First Baptist Opelika Christian School, Opelika
Esther Mae Nicholson, Opelika High School, Opelika
Esther Louise Martin, Piedmont High School, Piedmont
Emma Grace Todd, Piedmont High School, Piedmont
Audrey Hazel Bell, Sylacauga High School, Sylacauga Utilities Board
Marissa Addison Collins, Sylacauga High School, Sylacauga Utilities Board
Jai Cordell Gaddis, B.B. Comer Memorial High School, Sylacauga Utilities Board
Emma Kay Jacobs, Sylacauga High School, Sylacauga Utilities Board

This year’s AMEA Community College/Vocational School Scholarship recipients include:
Nicole Taylor Ellis, Baldwin County Virtual School, Riviera Utilities
Taylor Ann-Marie Hunt, Daphne High School, Riviera Utilities
Samantha Danielle Cousins, LaFayette High School, LaFayette
Ronald Reese, Jr., Opelika High School, Opelika
Abbagale Leigh Phillips, Piedmont High School, Piedmont
Trent Scott Young, Piedmont High School, Piedmont

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.