It’s always inspiring to see what happens when hard-working high school seniors get an extra boost for their college hopes through a scholarship. That inspiration is even greater when you know the reason behind a scholarship – in this case the new AT&T 50th Anniversary Civil Rights Scholarships that will be presented in 2013 to 10 seniors from Birmingham City high schools.
A gift from the AT&T Foundation established the AT&T 50th Anniversary Civil Rights Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation to recognize this important part of Birmingham’s history. Our staff is developing the application, which will be distributed through the district guidance office and school guidance counselors, and appointing the committee of community representatives to make the selections.
We appreciate the chance to work again with AT&T, which has been a great partner in the Birmingham Education Foundation and through its own Aspire initiative. We too are committed to improving high school graduation rates, so it’s great to be able to play a part in this scholarship award to recognize the 50th anniversary of key events in the Civil Rights movement.
Students in Birmingham City High Schools can find out more about the AT&T 50th Anniversary Civil Rights Scholarships from their high school guidance counselor.