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).