Selma resident earns academic scholarship to Auburn-Montgomery

Published 10:57 am Friday, July 8, 2022

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Selma resident Messia E. Ellis recently landed a scholarship to Auburn University-Montgomery.

Ellis, who earned an Associates Degree at Wallace Community College-Selma during the spring, will major in Psychology at AUM.  Ellis will take online classes at AUM.

“I’m very excited and happy that I will be going to AUM,” Ellis said.  “I worked hard for this. I was unsure that I wasn’t going to win, but hard work pays off. I thank God that I did win.”

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Ellis graduated from Marion Academy last year and finished with a 4.0 GPA. She also won Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Marion three times. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa.

At WCCS, Ellis finished with a 4.23 GPA. She took dual enrollment at Judson College and  received scholarship offers from other universities.

Over the years, Ellis built an impressive academic portfolio that includes: member of the National Society of High School Scholars, volunteering at the Selma-Dallas County Library, clerk of the Selma Youth City Council and the Girl Scouts.