MHS Alumni Community Scholarship

MHS Alumni Community Scholarship ($1,000)

The purpose of the MHS Alumni Community Scholarship is to recognize and honor a graduating MHS senior whose academic determination demonstrates high potential for future success. MHS Alumni and a wider community of donors recognize the importance of making a college education accessible and affordable for all. While the door to higher education may be wide open for some, the Alumni Community Scholarship hopes to open the door—just a bit wider—for an academically-promising minority student by making a college education more affordable and accessible. The scholarship may be used to pay for tuition, fees, books, technology, and other first-year expenses.

Eligible applicants will fulfill the following criteria:

  1. Applicant should be a graduating senior (class of 2023) from Montevallo High School.
  2. Must identify as a member of a minority group (individuals who are of a race or ethnicity other than white/Caucasian).
  3. Must submit a copy of their acceptance letter to either a 2 yr. or 4 yr. college or university.
  4. Must submit a high school transcript reflecting at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Must submit a 750-1000 word essay which explains how a college education will impact their life and the community in which they live. The essay should offer specific details about
    • a. The education/degree the student is pursuing,
    • b. The career goals it may help them achieve, and
    • c. How they hope to impact the lives of others/their community through their education and career achievements. (You may consider community to mean where you live now or where you may live after you finish your degree.)
  6. Must submit a cover letter with the following:
    • a. Full name, address, phone # and email address
    • b. A note that you are applying for the MHS Alumni Community Scholarship
    • c. A note stating the minority group with which you identify
    • d. A 500-750 word letter introducing yourself, describing your relationship with school and academics, and describing an experience (personal or school-related) that has shaped you into who you are and who are you becoming.

Deadline for entry: Friday, April 21, 2023
One $1,000 Scholarship to be awarded by May 2023
Applications may be uploaded to the Ora L. Jones Foundation email at or website at


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