Applications open for AMEA scholarships

Published 5:42 pm Sunday, September 17, 2023

Will you be graduating from high school in the spring of 2024? Do you receive your electricity from a public power utility in Alabama, such as the one operated by the City of Luverne? 

Then, if your answer to these questions is “yes,” you could be eligible to receive a scholarship from the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) and its member cities/utilities. 

The authority and its members will make available 44, $2,500 scholarships – four scholarships per member city – in 2024.  

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Since 1992, AMEA has awarded over $3.5 million in scholarship monies to graduating high school seniors who receive their electric service from AMEA Members.  

To be eligible for an AMEA scholarship, a student’s parent and/or legal guardian must receive electric service from an AMEA member utility, like Luverne’s, and the student must attend a four-year college/university, community college, and/or vocational/trade school within the state of Alabama.  

Applications are currently available from school counselors in AMEA Member cities, or you can go online to the AMEA web site,, Scholarship. Application deadline is Monday, Feb. 12, 2024.  

Formed in 1981 and located in Montgomery, AMEA, a joint action agency and is the wholesale power provider for 11 public power utilities in Alabama, which serve some 350,000 customers.  

For more information on the program, contact your school counselor or Pamela Poole, AMEA Scholarship Coordinator, (334) 387-3504, (800) 239-2632, Ext. 1110, or