B.A.S.S., Alabama Power To Award Scholarships To Two Alabama Students
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — B.A.S.S. and Alabama Power are partnering to award two $5,000 scholarships this year for students currently attending, or planning to attend, a technical school or community college in the state of Alabama.
The applicant must reside in an Alabama Power service area and be a member of a B.A.S.S. High School Club or the B.A.S.S. Nation, a worldwide network of affiliated B.A.S.S. clubs whose members are active in conservation initiatives and youth programs.
“Alabama Power not only keeps the lights on in our home state of Alabama,” said B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin, “but it also brightens the future of young people in the state through these innovative scholarships. All of us at B.A.S.S. are proud to take part in this effort to help young people achieve their dreams.”
The award can be used to cover tuition, textbooks or living expenses.
Applications can be found at Bassmaster.com/nation-application. An official academic transcript, a letter of introduction and two letters of recommendation are required to apply. The deadline to apply is Monday, Oct. 8.
“We are proud to partner with B.A.S.S. to teach our future leaders to be good stewards of the environment and reward them for their hard work. These scholarships will help students continue developing the high-demand skills necessary for a career in the future workforce of Alabama,” said Zeke Smith, Alabama Power Executive Vice President of External Affairs.
Recipients will be notified by Monday, Nov. 5 and will be featured on Bassmaster.com.
For more information, contact B.A.S.S. College and High School Manager Hank Weldon at [email protected].
About Alabama Power Company
Alabama Power, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), provides affordable, reliable electricity to more than 1.4 million customers across the state. Learn more at www.alabamapower.com.
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