Providing education to local students

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 15, 2006

The Alabama Power Foundation is helping Black Belt students to attend a local college with its $25,000 contribution to Selma’s Concordia College

The donation will provide two full scholarships to Concordia College for students native to the Black Belt region.

“Many students who attend our school can’t afford the entire cost,” said Dr. McNair Ramsey, Concordia’s vice president for development. “What the Alabama Power Foundation is doing is a tremendous help in that respect.”

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Concordia, founded in 1922, is a historically black, four-year co-educational college with an enrollment of 900.

The Alabama Power Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the nation, with a mission to improve the quality of life of Alabamians and to strengthen the communities in which they live.

This is the type of partnership needed to strengthen our local colleges. There are many opportunities available in this area for students – programs at both Wallace Community College Selma as well as Concordia and Selma University.

Scholarships such as these give local students the chance to obtain a college education right here in Dallas County.