FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Karin Hopkins
October 27, 2011 Communications Director
Utilities Board of Tuskegee
UBT AFFILIATE OFFERING SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
TO 2012 GRADUATING STUDENTS
If you are graduating from high school in the spring of 2012 and you receive your electricity from the Utilities Board of Tuskegee (UBT), you could qualify for a $2,500 scholarship. The program is a benefit to UBT as a member of the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA).
For the past 19 years, AMEA and its members have provided scholarships to area high school seniors through the AMEA Scholarship Program. Scholarships, totaling approximately $82,500 were awarded in 2011.
To be eligible for a $2,500 scholarship to a university, college or trade school, a student’s family must receive electric service from UBT and the student must attend an Alabama university, college or trade school.
Applications are currently available in the school counselor’s offices at Booker T. Washington High School and Notasulga High School or you can go online to the AMEA web site—www.amea.com, Scholarship Program. Applications are reviewed and selected by an independent panel of Montgomery area college guidance personnel. Application deadline is Monday, February 6, 2012.
For more information on the program, contact your school counselor or Pamela Poole, AMEA’s Scholarship Program Coordinator, 800.239.2632, Ext. 110, 334.387.3504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMEA, located in Montgomery, 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.