From left, Morgan Academy seniors Caleb Autrey, Matt McKinney, and Grey Cothran hold the trophies designating their receiving the Selma Quarterback Club’s annual scholarships during last week’s meeting. -- Tim Reeves

Morgan trio selected for Selma Quarterback Club scholarships

Published 9:19pm Wednesday, November 28, 2012

During its meeting last week, the Selma Quarterback Club continued its yearly tradition of helping some local student-athletes map out their future.

The club awarded three, $1,000 scholarships to Caleb Autrey, Matt McKinney, and Grey Cothran.

The three are all seniors who played on the Morgan Academy football team this past season, and will now receive $1,000 each from the Selma Quarterback Club for the four years they attend college.

McKinney, who was awarded the Larry D. Striplin, Jr. Scholarship, said the club does a major service to the community in awarding the scholarship, and he plans to use the funds to help him attend Auburn University-Montgomery.

“It’s awesome. It’s great what the Selma Quarterback Club can do and to be able to do this is awesome, I think, for the community and the schools and the players in the area,” McKinney said. “I’ve been accepted to AUM. That’s really the only school I’ve applied to and I’ve kind of got my heart set on that. I’m hoping to go into some type of engineering.”

Caleb Autrey, who won the J. Harmon Carter Scholarship, said it’s a good feeling to be picked as a winner of the scholarship.

“I feel honored because a lot of people had a chance to apply for it and get accepted, and I feel like I’m one of the lucky ones that got accepted and picked to be a scholarship winner this year,” Autrey said. “I’ve been accepted to Troy already, but I’m not sure I want to go to that big a college. I’m planning on applying to Jacksonville State and West Alabama.”

Grey Cothran, winner of the W. Forrest Hatfield Scholarship, said he’s hoping to use the funds to help him attend the University of Mississippi.

“I’m going to use it to help pay for out-of-state tuition going to Ole Miss,” Cothran said. “I’m thinking about doing something in engineering or maybe in business. It will help me get everything done correctly.”

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