Contact Information:

Burton Ward
President

Lynne Broach
Vice President,
Community Services

Jessica Roberts
Financial Officer

Megan Stevens
Communications Director

Kathleen Donovan Griswell
Executive Assistant

Elmore County Community Foundation
35 South Court Street
2nd Floor
Montgomery, AL 36104
Ph: (334) 264-6223
Fax: (334) 263-6225

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Elmore County Community Foundation

ECCF Scholarships

Through its scholarship funds, the Elmore County Community Foundation assists area students attain their academic goals by offsetting their postsecondary educational expenses.  Though the forms are available year-round, the annual application deadline is April 1.

Qualifying criteria vary broadly by program, with the bulk of scholarship funds targeting graduating seniors.  In an effort to make the process as efficient as possible, one application form can be completed to apply for multiple programs.

After determining which programs match your qualifications, be sure to include the information requested for each scholarship, as indicated by the following codes:

  • T – High School Transcript;
  • E – Essay outlining education and career goals;
  • I – IRS Form 1040A or 1040EZ;
  • R – References.

HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS:   WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT TRANSCRIPTS THAT ARE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY (No faxed or hard copies will be accepted). You can click here to submit a reference for a student.  You will need to establish an account using your email address.  Once you have an account, you will be taken to a listing of all of our scholarship programs and links to submit transcripts or references (at the bottom of the listing).  Click on the Letters of Reference Process for Individuals Submitting References link, enter the student’s name, and upload your letter of reference.  Should you not have an electronic or scanned copy of your letter, click on the “Fax to File” option in the left-hand menu and follow the instructions. 

REFERENCE LETTERS:  WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT REFERENCE LETTERS THAT ARE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY (No faxed or hard copies will be accepted). You can click here to submit a reference for a student.  You will need to establish an account using your email address.  Once you have an account, you will be taken to a listing of all of our scholarship programs and links to submit transcripts or references (at the bottom of the listing).  Click on the Letters of Reference Process for Individuals Submitting References link, enter the student’s name, and upload your letter of reference.  Should you not have an electronic or scanned copy of your letter, click on the “Fax to File” option in the left-hand menu and follow the instructions.  This will give you the opportunity to fax the reference letter to an 800 number, where an electronic version will be created for you. 

Summary of the programs available:

Available to seniors statewide:

  • ASE Credit Union Scholarship -Applicant must be member of ASE Credit Union or parent or guardian must have established account. Two scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded annually. Applicant must have a minimum GPA 3.0. Include: T, R, E. Apply

Available to seniors graduating from any Elmore County High School:

  • Barrett Family Scholarship - Established in memory of Terry, Ben, and Janet Barrett, monies are available to graduates of any Elmore County high school who attend Auburn University. Preference will be given to graduates of Wetumpka High School, although graduates of other Elmore County high schools will be considered. Awards will be based on the following criteria: (1) academic achievement; (2) financial need; and (3) community service.  Finalists may be interviewed. Include: T.  Apply
  • Grace K. Bishop Fine Arts Scholarship -- A scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded to a high school senior attending any Elmore County high school.  Students who have a 3.0 GPA and who have participated in drama, art, or chorus are eligible for consideration.  Recipients shall be planning to attend a two- or four-year institution and to seek a major or minor in fine arts.  The selection committee reserves the right to interview finalists.  Apply
  • Herbert M. Christian Scholarship - Established in 1997, this fund benefits graduates of any Elmore County high school. Awards of up to $3,000 will be made at least annually based on academic accomplishment and financial need. Special consideration will be given to those applicants having a physical handicap. Minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 is desirable. Application form, high school transcript, and essay outlining career goals are required. Include: T, E.  Apply
  • Coach Kyle Dawkins Memorial Scholarship Fund – Established in 2012, it is the wish of the donors that two scholarship awards be funded annually, one male and one female.  Awards will be based on financial need, academic performance, potential to perform as an outstanding student, and school and community activities that demonstrate achievement and leadership.  Minimum GPA of 2.5 required.  Include:  T, E.  Apply 
  • Martha Holley Memorial Nursing Scholarship – Established in memory of a beloved nurse at Elmore County High School, these funds are available to graduates of any Elmore County high school who are pursuing a degree in nursing.  Awards will be based on academic accomplishment, school/community involvement, and financial need.  Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.  Include:  T, E.  Apply
  • Tommy C. Turner Memorial Scholarship - This fund was established to benefit graduates of any Elmore County high school who attend a school that is part of the University of Alabama system (e.g., University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, University of Alabama in Huntsville, or University of Alabama at Birmingham). Scholarships may be renewed annually. Criteria considered are: (1) need and (2) academic performance and ability. Initial applicants must submit application, high school transcript, references, and a copy of IRS 1040A or 1040EZ. Renewal applicants must submit a college transcript, application, references, and a copy of IRS 1040A or 1040EZ. Include: T, E, R, I .  Apply
  • Santee Family Fund Scholarship-Assist with post secondary education expenses for current or former residents of AL Sheriff's Boys & Girls Youth Ranches (or similarly situated). Applicant must be sponsored by a staff person and must be under the age of 25. Include: T, E. Apply

Available to seniors graduating from Elmore County High School:

  • Abe Brown Memorial Scholarship - Established in memory of principal & coach Abe Brown, this scholarship is available to ECHS graduates who have attended ECHS for at least 3 years. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. Scholarship award will be based on academic performance, potential to perform as an outstanding student, school and community activities that demonstrate achievement and leadership, and financial need. Include: T.  Apply
  • Fuller Family Scholarship -  This fund was established in 1999 to benefit students graduating from ECHS. Awards will be based on academic ability (50%) and financial need (50%), with a minimum ACT score of 20. Finalists may be interviewed.  Include: T, E.  Apply
  • Ralph Doyle (Randy) Fulmer, II Memorial Scholarship Fund – Established 2012 in loving memory of Randy Fulmer, this scholarship is available to ECHS graduates who have attended ECHS for at least 3 years.  Awards will be based on academic accomplishment, school/community involvement, and financial need.  Minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.  Include:  T, E.  Apply
  • David R. Hill Scholarship – Established in 2012, although there is no minimum ACT or SAT score, students must indicate by their academic performance the ability and motivation to graduate from a two- or four-year college or technical school.  Awards are based on academic achievement and need. Consideration is also given to students' leadership, participation in extracurricular activities, and essay outlining life plans and goals.  Include: T, E.  Apply
  • Ramona P. Jordan Memorial Scholarship - Established in 1996 in memory of Mrs. Jordan, a teacher at ECHS. Awards are based on academic ability and need. Applicants should have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a scale of 4.0 and a minimum ACT score of 21. Application form, high school transcript, and essay outlining career goals are required. Finalists may be interviewed. Include: T, E.  Apply

Available to seniors graduating from Stanhope Elmore High School:

  • Millbrook Men's Club Scholarship - This scholarship is available to SEHS seniors who have attended SEHS for more than one year.  Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. Award will be based on academic performance, school/ community activities that demonstrate leadership, and financial need. Applicants must provide reference letters from at least two high school teachers and the principal. Include: T, R.  Apply

Available to Wetumpka High School and Elmore County High School Band:

  • George Truman Welch-Two scholarships in the amount of $1000 each will be awarded to a senior member of the Elmore County High School band and the Wetumpka High School band. Names of the deserving applicants will be presented to the scholarship review committee for selection. The applicants will be judged on character, academics, band spirit and attitude. Please complete this form and return it to the band director along with letters of reference from any two faculty members and a transcript
    of your grades. Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2014.

Available to seniors graduating from Wetumpka High School:

  • O.M. Bratton Scholarship Fund - Established by the Wetumpka High School Class of 1961 to honor the late O.M. Bratton (former WHS principal). Award will be based on leadership and character demonstrated by the support of fellow students, school activities, financial need, and faculty recommendations. Recipient will exhibit pride, respect, and an open support of WHS. Awards will be made annually for attendance to any two- or four-year institution of higher learning or any technical, trade or vocational school. Include: T, E.  Apply
  • Oliver Speer Harper Scholarship - Awards of up to $2,500 are made annually based on academic performance, ability, and financial need. Scholarships are renewable for four years, based on the student’s college performance and availability of funds. Number of scholarships and amounts awarded each year will vary. Application form and high school transcript are required for initial applicants; college transcript and renewal application are required for renewal applicants. Finalists may be interviewed. Include: T.  Apply
  • Jason Michael Hilty Memorial Scholarship - Available Annual awards will be based 50% on academic accomplishment and 50% on need. Applicants should have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 and a minimum ACT score of 21. An essay outlining college and career goals is required. Include: T, E.  Apply
  • Adolphe Hohenberg Scholarship - Established by sons Elkan and Charles to honor in perpetuity their father’s active interest and participation in civic enterprises related to the community. Criteria considered in awarding these scholarships include students’ (1) scholarship and deportment; (2) character; and (3) financial need.  Include: T.  Apply
  • Marie Aaron Panhorst Scholarship Fund - Established to benefit participants in the Career-Technical Education or Business & Marketing programs by underwriting their college or technical school expenses. Criteria in determining the awards will be academic accomplishment and financial need. Include: T, E.  Apply
  • John Martin Thornton Memorial Scholarship - Awards are based 75% on academic accomplishment and 25% on financial need. Number and amounts of scholarships awarded each year will vary depending on available funds. Students who receive
    a scholarship their freshmen year of college may annually reapply for funding for up to 3 additional years. Availability/amounts of additional awards are contingent on student’s satisfactory academic performance, financial need and availability of funds. An application, high school transcript, at least two reference letters from school faculty or administration, and an essay outlining applicant's career goals are required for initial applicants. Renewal application and college transcript are required for renewal applicants. The committee reserves the right to conduct interviews with applicants. Include: T, E, R.  Apply

Scholarship Renewals

The scholarships below may be annually renewed for up to three years:

  • Tommy C. Turner Memorial ScholarshipAvailable to students who were awarded a Tommy C. Turner Memorial Scholarship upon graduation from high school and who are attending a school that is part of the University of Alabama system (e.g., University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, University of Alabama in Huntsville, or University of Alabama at Birmingham). Scholarships may be renewed annually. Criteria
    considered are: (1) need and (2) academic performance and ability. Renewal applicants must submit a college transcript, application, reference letters, and a copy of IRS 1040A or 1040EZ. Include: T, E, I.
  • Oliver Speer Harper ScholarshipAvailable to students who were awarded an Olive Speer Harper Scholarship upon graduation from high school. Scholarships are renewable for four years, based on the student’s college performance, financial need, and availability of funds. Amounts awarded each year will vary. College transcript and application are required for renewal applicants. Finalists may be interviewed. Include:
    T, E.
  • John Martin Thornton Memorial Scholarship Available to students who were awarded a John Martin Thornton Memorial Scholarship upon graduation from high school. Number and amounts of scholarships awarded each year will vary depending on available funds. Students who receive a scholarship their freshmen year of college may annually reapply for funding for up to 3 additional years. Availability/amounts of additional awards are contingent on student’s satisfactory academic performance, financial need, and availability of funds. Renewal application and college transcript are required for renewal applicants. The committee reserves the right to conduct interviews with applicants. Include: T, E.

Scholarship Applications Are Now Online!

ECCF scholarships are being processed online. The applications are available December 1 and the deadline for submitting an application is April 1.

GUIDELINES: For a printable list of the scholarship application guidelines, questions and required supporting materials for Elmore county applicants, please click here for new applicants, and click here for renewal applicants. Completing and submitting this paper form will not be considered submission of an application.

To begin the application process, click here!


To Claim Your Award

When you start school in the fall, please have the business office of the college or university contact us, providing written proof of your full-time enrollment (e.g., official schedule or letter verifying enrollment status). They can send this letter by whatever means is most convenient.

  • By mail to the attention of Lynne Broach at: 35 S Court Street, Montgomery, AL 36104.
  • Emails can be sent to: lynne.broach@cacfinfo.org
  • Faxes can be sent to (334) 263-6225.
  • (These avenues are to be used only for the submission of proof of enrollment.  Scholarship reference letters must be submitted ONLINE during application process.)

Once we receive official confirmation of enrollment status, we will issue a check to the institution to be applied toward your expenses.  Please keep in mind that the Foundation is unable to issue any scholarship awards without written proof of enrollment

Questions?

Contact Lynne Broach
Vice President, Community Services
Ph: (334) 264-6223
Fax: (334) 263-6225

 

 

2014 Advisory Committee

Burton U. Ward
President

Tracy C. Holley
Frank Keith
Bill Lewis Jr.
Ron M. Luckey
Laurie Rygiel
Bill Scanlan
Arrie Ann Selby
Tomi Selby
Keyesta Sherman
Daniel R. Thompson
Leesa Williams
Marilyn Winborn