The Southern Union Foundation recently awarded or renewed 12 scholarships to incoming freshman or currently enrolled Southern Union State Community College students for the 2017-2018 academic year. The amount awarded to these students totaled $60,000.
Receiving the Emily Hudson Memorial Scholarship were Lydia Cox and Austin Hudmon. This scholarship was established in 2015 to honor the memory of Emily Durham Hudson and is given to students who are interesting in a career in education or a medical field.
A gift from Sabal Trail Transmission enabled the following students to receive financial assistance: Robert Gregory, Ryan Johnson, Brett Nelson and Brendon Nelson. The Sabal Trail Scholarship provides assistance for students who will effectively contribute to the workforce of East Alabama in a technical field and to the energy industry.
The SU Foundation scholarship was awarded to Caleb Frederick, Sarah Cicero, and Gabriel Gates.
This marks the fifth year that the Southern Union Foundation has awarded scholarships to area students.
“We have come a long way from the one full-tuition scholarship that was awarded in 2012, and we are grateful to the community members and area businesses that support and help sustain the Foundation scholarship fund,” said Gerald Dial, Foundation Board Chair.
The Southern Union Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that was established to support and foster the educational and service programs and activities of SUSCC. The Foundation increases educational access for students through financial support and enables the college to initiate innovative projects to enhance the quality of education.
For more information on the Southern Union Foundation, or to make a donation, please contact Shondae Brown at 256-395-2211, ext. 5145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.