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Still time for Luverne students to apply for 2009 AMEA Scholarship Program

Will you be graduating from high school in 2009? Do you receive your electricity from a municipal electric system in Alabama? Then if your answer to these questions is “yes,” you could be eligible to receive a scholarship from the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) and your municipal electric system.

Thanks to AMEA and its Member cities this past year, 32 high school seniors enrolled in a four-year university or two-year college with the help of an AMEA college or technical scholarship. AMEA has provided scholarship assistance since 1992.

For the past 16 years, AMEA has assisted deserving students in each of its 11 Member cities (Alexander City, Dothan, Fairhope, Foley, LaFayette, Lanett, Luverne, Opelika, Piedmont, Sylacauga and Tuskegee) with their first-year tuition to a state university. Recognizing that many high school seniors seek training in a technical or trade program, AMEA added a technical scholarship in 2004.

AMEA will make available 22, $2,500 scholarships (two scholarships per Member city), and 11, $2,500 technical scholarships (one technical scholarship per Member city). To be eligible for either of AMEA’s scholarships, a student’s family must receive electric service from a Member’s electric utility and the student must attend an Alabama college or university.

Applications are currently available from school counselors in these Member cities, or you can go online to the AMEA web site, www.amea.com, About Us, AMEA Scholarship Program. Applications are reviewed and selected by an independent panel of college guidance personnel. Application deadline is Monday, Feb. 2, 2009.

For more information on the program, contact your school counselor or Jessica Govan, AMEA’s Communications and Marketing Representative, (334) 387-3511, (800) 239-2632, Ext. 119, or jessica@amea.com.