ACEF Scholars

Kevin Thompson Scholarship Fund

The Kevin Thompson scholarship is a need-based scholarship that awards up to $500 to graduating seniors from Anniston and Wellborn High Schools who plan to pursue studies in Music or Education. The scholarship was established in memory of Mr. Kevin Thompson, a highly respected third-grade teacher at Wellborn Elementary School who tragically died at the age of 29. Mr. Thompson was well-known throughout the Calhoun County area as a compassionate, caring young educator who was dedicated to helping others.

*Contributions to the Kevin Thompson Scholarship Fund are welcomed and may be sent directly to Anniston Community Education Foundation. Please earmark the donation to the “Kevin Thompson Scholarship Fund.”


  • Applicants must attend Anniston or Wellborn High School.

  • Applicants must be a graduating high school senior or returning scholarship recipient.

  • Applicants must have at least a 2.0-grade point average (or a “C” average).

  • Seniors must have either consistently strong academics or demonstrate improvement over their time in high school, as well as a desire to attend college.

  • Applicants must plan to pursue or be pursuing a major in Education or Music.

  • Applicants must demonstrate community involvement: seniors must be able to show at least 20 hours of community service over their time in high school while returning applicants must have 40 hours over the previous year.

  • Applicants may not be related to any ACEF staff or member of the Board of Directors, or the Kevin Thompson family, as this presents a conflict of interest.

  • Applicants must be willing to attend a scholarship orientation with the Anniston Community Education Foundation (at least two spring/summer sessions will be scheduled).