This year we have scholars attending the following schools: Auburn University (22), Auburn University at Montgomery (1), Birmingham-Southern College (2), Faulkner University (1), Jacksonville State University (5), Judson College (1), University of Montevallo (5), Samford University (1), Troy University (4), University of Alabama at Birmingham (19), University of Alabama (18), University of North Alabama (3), University of Alabama in Huntsville (6), University of South Alabama (6).
Are all Linly Heflin Scholars from Alabama?
Yes. Our girls come from all over the state. Some of their homes include: Birmingham, Montgomery, Decatur, Huntsville, Mobile, Anniston, Gadston. Opelika, Troy, Dothan, Daphne, Boaz, Selma, Cullman, Gulf Shores, Remlap and Valley.
What are their majors?
Our recipients engage in a wide range of studies. Currently their majors include: Pharmacy, Nursing, Accounting, Political Science, Engineering, Criminal Justice, Speech Pathology, Education, Interior Design, Pre-Med, Business Management, Marine Biology, Psychology, Mathematics, and Meteorology.
What age is the typical Linly Heflin Scholar?
As education opportunities change and expand, Linly Heflin recipients are changing also. We receive the most applications from traditional high school seniors, but in addition, we consider older applicants. Some are returning to the educational world after their children are in school, some are single parents eager for an education to increase their earning power, and still others are going back to school after working to save for their education. In addition to financial need, the selection process for our scholarships is based on the quality of the individual and her proven record of achievement.