The tuition bill for a local college student will be a little lower in August thanks to scholarships awarded through the Alfa Foundation. Scholarship recipient Zachary Slay of Five Points is a Chambers Academy graduate and a junior at Auburn University studying forestry. Slay will receive a $1,000 scholarship to use toward tuition, fees, books and supplies required for coursework in the 2016-2017 school year. “This year’s recipients represent the future of Alabama through a variety of industries, including agriculture, medicine, engineering and education,” said Alfa Insurance President Jimmy Parnell. “We’re confident these students will go on to do great things, and I’m proud our Foundation can help fund their education.” The Alfa Foundation Scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America®, which bases its selection on academics, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience and future goals. One hundred students studying at Alabama colleges, universities and technical schools were selected for the competitive scholarship. In its third year, the Alfa Foundation Scholarship program has awarded $250,000 tostudents.