Opelika, Ala. - Opelika Power Services and the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) are pleased to announce the local winners of the 2023 AMEA Scholarship.
Each year, AMEA awards 40 high school seniors $2,500 scholarship. To be eligible for the AMEA scholarships, a student’s family must receive electric service from Opelika Power Services and the student must attend an Alabama college/university or vocational school.
This year’s Opelika Power Services/AMEA Academic Scholarship Program recipients from Opelika’s service area include:
• Clara Evelyn Duncan, Trinity Christian School, Opelika
• John Christopher Knox, Jr., First Baptist Opelika Christian School, Opelika Esther • Mae Nicholson, Opelika High School, Opelika
• Ronald Reese, Jr., Opelika High School, Opelika
“We are extremely excited to work with such great partners like AMEA. And it’s always great to be able to recognize and reward students for their hard work. We wish these students the best of luck as they move forward and fulfill their dreams,” said Brent Poteet, Director of Opelika Power Services.
AMEA will give out a total of $100,000 among the 40 winners this year. AMEA received a total of 138 scholarship applications in the 2023 program. Since 1992, AMEA and its members have provided over $3 million in scholarships to the graduating high school seniors who receive their electric service from AMEA Members.
“Education is an important part of a young person’s future. We are proud of these students and can’t wait to see what they accomplish over the years. We’re fortunate to have AMEA and Opelika Power continue this program year after year,” said Mayor Gary Fuller.
AMEA, a joint action agency formed in 1981, is the wholesale power provider for 11 public power utilities in Alabama, which serve approximately 350,000 customers in the cities of Alexander City, Dothan, Fairhope, Foley, LaFayette, Lanett, Luverne, Opelika, Piedmont, Sylacauga and Tuskegee.