Welcome! The Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives (AREA) is a member-owned federation of 22 electric distribution cooperatives.

Co-op Foundation

The Electric Cooperative Foundation was created by the electric cooperatives of Alabama in 1997 in an effort to give back to the communities they serve by providing scholarships for post-secondary and vocational education to accredited institutions for qualifying high school seniors. The Foundation awards scholarships to dependents of members of the participating electric cooperatives in each of the 20 districts established by the Foundation’s Board of Directors. The sole decision as to who is to receive the scholarship in each established district will be determined by the Board of Directors of the Foundation. However, the Foundation may request or enlist the assistance of the electric cooperatives in each district in disseminating the applications and information about the scholarships, and may request assistance from such electric cooperatives in gathering and screening the scholarship applications, although such assistance and the final determination shall at all times remain under the direction and control of the Board of Directors of the Foundation.

In 2016, the Electric Cooperative Foundation awarded 67 scholarships totaling $78,000 to graduating high school seniors in 20 Alabama cooperative service areas. Scholarships ranged from $250 to $2,500. Scholarships were awarded to the following students:

Student

City

Jarett Anders

Falkville

Derrick Anderson

Red Bay

Sidney Bailey

Monroeville

Paul Baker

Brantley

Krystina Barefoot

Seale

Colton Bevel

Rainsville

Carolyn Beverly

Thomasville

Kela Brazile

Brewton

Cassidy Catrett

Luverne

Sarah Chambless

Holly Pond

Kelsi Chandler

Flomaton

Alexandra Colvert

Centre

Camdyn Craft

Boaz

Champagne Cunningham

Montgomery

Mia Dacus

Montgomery

Erin Davis

Arab

Jasmine DeVaughn

Union Springs

Johnathon Driver

Dozier

Seth Eason

Opelika

Sydney Fobbus

Cedar Bluff

Emilie Fowler

Winfield

Braxton Fretwell

Town Creek

Savannah Gibbs

Samson

Samueal Gomillion

McKenzie

Jarthur Grubbs, III

Opelika

Kirkland Gunter

Andalusia

Joshua Hartsell

Opelika

Hannah Holcombe

Arab

Skye Kervin

Flomaton

Annslee Kilcrease

Brantley

Katie Kirkland

Damocus

Savannah Laurendine

Magnolia Springs

Travis Lawson

Andalusia

Shawn Lim

Montgomery

James Martin, IV

Enterprise

Madeline Martindale

Spanish Fort

James Meadows

Cottonwood

Beverly Motes

Tyler

Gerald Norris

Atmore

Saloni Patel

Greenville

Amelia Peach

Brewton

Kristen Peavy

Opp

Sara Perkins

Brewton

Teresa Phillips

Atmore

Kelley Piland

Samson

Bradley Porter

Hollywood

James Postma, III

Chatom

Darryle Powell, Jr.

Notasulga

Jaysa Pruitt

Thomasville

Kinsey Rankin

Seale

Naa’Jah Richardson

Evergreen

Samuel Rogers

Pike Road

Jornell Scott

Notasulga

Jackson Scott

Montgomery

Jha’Quayshia Slaughter

Phenix City

Zackery Smith

Kinston

Christian Soto

Fort Mitchell

Mikayla Spruill

Atmore

Aliyah Stewart

Hardaway

Edmond Strickland, Jr.

Ramer

Hannah Taylor

Spruce Pine

Emily Tew

Headland

Julianna Thompson

Woodville

Braden Tisdale

Auburn

Courtney Wallace

Wetumpka

Kevin Williams

Clanton

Jonathan Williamson

Andalusia