AMEA and its Members announce 2024 scholarship winners

Thirty-nine (39) 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 Member cities/utilities 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.

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:
Christophyer Jayden Rowe Foster, Benjamin Russell High School, Alexander City
Lessley Patton Martin, Benjamin Russell High School, Alexander City
Kayden Joshua Ray, Benjamin Russell High School, Alexander City
Emmalee Grace Borcik, Ridgecrest Christian School, Dothan
Gabriella Marie Richards, Rehobeth High School, Dothan
Elizabeth Scout Smith, Providence Christian School, Dothan
Anna Bowler Conyers, Fairhope High School, Fairhope
Hannah Leigh Kimbrough, Fairhope High School, Fairhope
Gabrielle Elizabeth Myrick, Fairhope High School, Fairhope
Jane Whitney Erin Stewart, Bayshore Christian School, Fairhope
Kathryn Mabel Ford, St. Michael Catholic High School, Riviera Utilities
Ryan Hunter Lankford, St. Michael Catholic High School, Riviera Utilities
Jackson Phoenix Roussos, Bayside Academy, Riviera Utilities
Michael Kyle Hand, Chambers Academy, LaFayette
DeAundra Shemar Vines, LaFayette High School, LaFayette
LaFranco Toriano Bridges, Lanett High School, Lanett
Tyren Tiana Brooks, Lanett High School, Lanett
Mar’ Kiyah Shanae Sims, Lanett High School, Lanett
Drake Von Mills, Crenshaw Christian Academy, Luverne
Abbigail Grace Vickery, Crenshaw Christian Academy, Luverne
Cora Elizabeth Wyrosdick, Straughn High School, Luverne
Sarah Elizabeth Bush, Opelika High School, Opelika
Hannah Lynn Hudson, Opelika High School, Opelika
Hannah Elizabeth Huling, Opelika High School, Opelika
Nolen Palmer Wilson, Opelika High School, Opelika
Addison Rae Bennefield, Piedmont High School, Piedmont
Mayce Lynn Chandler, Piedmont High School, Piedmont
Ava Belle Pope, Piedmont High School, Piedmont
Sarah Tucker Beane, Sylacauga High School, Sylacauga Utilities Board
Camilla Brooke Friday, Sylacauga High School, Sylacauga Utilities Board
Atticus Samuel Jacks, Fayetteville High School, Sylacauga Utilities Board

This year’s AMEA Community College/Vocational School Scholarship recipients include:
Kaitlyn Elise Herrington, Dothan High School, Dothan
Chloe Virginia Ayres, Daphne High School, Riviera Utilities
Azajah Zikira Grimes, LaFayette High School, LaFayette
Ziakeria Deshana King, LaFayette High School, LaFayette
Kierra Marie Trammell, Lanett High School, Lanett
Zyan Arion Peterson, Luverne High School, Luverne
Gracie Mae Epps, Piedmont High School, Piedmont
Maya Ashvin Patel, Sylacauga High School, Sylacauga Utilities Board

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.