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Una Students Win Scholarship From Alfa

May. 18, 2015

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Six University of North Alabama students were among 100 recipients of the 2015 Alfa Foundation scholarship. Each scholarship winner received $1,000 in the program's second year. The scholarship recipients were Freshman Noah Bishop of Rogersville who is studying biology Junior Caitlin Brown of Meridianville who is studying nursing Sophomore Garrett Grigsby of Killen who is studying nursing Junior Rachel Hutto of Hillsboro who is studying nursing Sophomore Margaret Killen of Lexington who is studying business and interior design Freshman Greyson Wilkins of Decatur who is studying music/technology Selection for the competitive scholarship program was based on academic record, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience and future goals. "In our household, we know the impact of rising tuition costs, as our son recently graduated college and our daughter will be a college freshman this fall," said Jimmy Parnell, president of Alfa Insurance. "We hope our gift will make it easier for the recipients to focus on studies and gaining professional experience, rather than worrying about paying for their education." More than 1,300 applications were received for the scholarship program from high school seniors and post-secondary undergraduates enrolled or planning to enroll in an Alabama two- or four-year college, university or technical school. The scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies required for coursework. For almost 70 years, Alfa has proudly supported education by being active in the communities it serves. The Alfa Foundation has helped advance learning through the Teacher of the Year and Teacher of the Month programs; investments in colleges and universities; support for career technical education; and other efforts. # # # For more information, contact Alabama Farmers Federation Director of News Services Mary Johnson at mljohnson@alfafarmers.org or (334) 235-1406. High-res photos are available at flickr.com/photos/alfainsurance.