The Monroeville/Monroe County Chamber of Commerce was able to award four college scholarships ($3,000 in total) to high school seniors to further their academic careers thanks to the generous funding from the Ala-Tom RC&D Council.
Two $1,000 each Good Works Scholarships were awarded to Katelynn Woody (Monroe County High School) and Cal Carter (Monroe Academy). The students were selected through an application process that included recommendation letters, essays, high school transcripts, resumes, and college acceptance letters. The Good Works Scholarship was open to all high school seniors that reside and attend school in Monroe County.
The Monroe County Youth Ambassadors Scholarship was awarded to Justin Hollinger (Monroe County High School) and Karlie Welch (J.U. Blacksher High School). Each student received a $500 college scholarship. This scholarship was open to current Monroe County Youth Ambassadors. The application process included essays and volunteer hours.
Monroe County is considered an impoverished county and the scholarships will greatly aid these students in pursuing their dreams of college. The Monroeville/Monroe County Chamber of Commerce would not have been able to award the four scholarships without the generous grant donation from the Ala-Tom RC&D Council.