Poarch Creek Indians accepting scholarship applications

Press Gazette contributor

The Poarch Creek Indian Community Scholarship fund, available through The Community Foundation of South Alabama, annually awards a minimum of one scholarship to a male and one scholarship to a female residing in Alabama or the panhandle of Florida. 

The Poarch Creek Indians established the scholarship with a goal of helping to provide a quality education — and a better quality of life — to students across the region.

Recipients must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and be a resident of Alabama or one of the following counties in Florida: Escambia, Gadsden, Holmes, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton and Washington.

In addition to academic merit, applicants should be able to demonstrate community involvement. Other factors, such as financial need and workforce demand, will also be considered when reviewing applications.

Scholarship applications are due by 11:59 p.m. March 22. To access the online application, visit https://communityfoundationsa.org/apply-for-a-scholarship/.

For more information or a full list of available scholarships through the foundation, email Carolyn Marston at cmarston@communityfoundationsa.org or call 251-438-5591.

  • The Community Foundation of South Alabama is a nonprofit charitable organization that serves an eight-county region through leadership and grants.
  • The foundation’s donors and volunteers share ideas, identify issues and build financial resources to benefit area communities. The foundation administers a collection of charitable funds established by members of the community.
  • Since its founding in 1976, the foundation has awarded more than $79 million in grants to nonprofit organizations to support programs that make life better in the community.
  • The Community Foundation builds lasting endowments to ensure grants are available to support the area forever.

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