Application Deadline – April 28, 2023
AOWA is pleased to offer a scholarship program for students interested in financial assistance to further their post-secondary education.
If you, or someone you know, would be interested in applying for an AOWA scholarship, please read and share the information below. Applications are online, or request one from the AOWA Office (334-396-3434).
A scholarship recipient may attend the school of their choice, whether ACADEMIC, VOCATIONAL, or TECHNICAL, in or out of the state of Alabama. Scholarships are $1000 per school year for the recipient.
Persons eligible to apply for the scholarships are AOWA members, spouses of members, children of members, grandchildren, stepchildren, and other immediate family members of a member having no children or having underage children, employees and their children of AOWA member companies who have worked an average of 25 hours per week for at least 6 months for that member company, and member employee’s children as well as AOWA employees. Documentation of such employment must be attached to the application. The Scholarship Committee makes the award selections from the application information submitted.
Scholarships are for the 2023 - 2024 academic year. Being approved for one scholarship does not disqualify an applicant from applying for another in a subsequent year. Past scholarship recipients must re-apply and complete the entire application if they wish to be considered for the current year. Failing, without good cause, to complete the courses for which the first scholarship was issued will result in disqualification for a second.
The application must be fully complete. If the question does not apply to you please put N/A in the field. It is important this application be totally complete. In addition to the application, the applicant must submit a cover letter or summary of the applicant’s ambitions and goals, the reason they are pursuing their major or career choice and why they are applying for this scholarship. An official school transcript is also required.
The Scholarship Committee may cancel the scholarship at any time for due cause. Examples are: not attending classes, misusing tools, grades falling below a “C”, conviction of a crime, fraudulent acts in school, not using the scholarship in the awarded year, discovery that false information was submitted on the application. At the end of the year a class transcript or class registration form must be submitted as final documentation. If the scholarship recipient stops attending school without good cause, or the scholarship is cancelled he/she shall reimburse AOWA for all monies received. Scholarships are non-transferrable.
Applications will be judged by the Scholarship Review committee. The criteria on which the applications are evaluated are:
- Academic Achievement – 35%
- Youth Leadership – 30%
- Commitment to Education and Career Goals as stated in the cover letter – 30%
- Financial Support – 5%
We look forward to receiving your application. Please call the AOWA Office at 334-396-3434 if you have any questions or concerns about the AOWA Scholarship Application.
- AOWA Scholarship Committee Click Here for 2023 Scholarship Application