scholarships

Marion Teen Gets $250,000 Dollars in Scholarships for College

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Perry County teen — racks up a quarter of a million dollars in scholarship money — to pay for college in the fall. Seventeen year old Daniel Winfield of Marion is headed to Tuskegee University this fall — to become a mechanical engineer. “I got a letter saying that I was eligible for the…

What’s In The Latest Alabama Lottery Bill?

Legislators say the bill is promising.

Two weeks into the Alabama Legislative session a lottery bill is gaining support. The bill is sponsored by veteran Republican Senator Del Marsh of Anniston. Legislators say this is one of the strongest lottery bills they’ve seen in the state house in recent years. Senator Marsh’s bill has 100 percent of money going to a scholarship fund after winnings are…

Concern IRS Rule Could Impact Private School Scholarships

Advocates of a state-supported private school scholarship program are concerned that donations could drop under proposed new IRS rules. The program, known as the Alabama Accountability Act, gives donors an income tax break for donations to groups that provide private school scholarships. Currently, donors get a dollar-for-dollar reduction on their state income tax bill, and can also claim a federal…

MPS Class of 2018 Breaks Last Year’s Scholarship Record by Earning $71 Million in Scholarships

Montgomery Public Schools graduating class of 2018 eclipsed last year’s record earnings of $49 million in college scholarship by gathering over $71,260,000 in offers. This includes two students who were offered more than $1 million each. MPS Superintendent Ann Roy Moore is excited for the senior class. “The cost of attending colleges and universities makes scholarships necessary for many students,”…

UWA Offer Education Majors Scholarships and Other Aid

The University of West Alabama is planning to launch a program that would give education majors scholarships and other assistance if they commit to teach in a Black Belt community for at least three years. The first round of scholarships for the Black Belt Teaching Corps will be awarded in the upcoming spring semester. Dean Jan Miller says the Julia…