Four students in Choctaw County have earned $1,000 scholarships from the ALFA Foundation.
The four are part of a group of 100 students in 38 counties to receive the award.
Choctaw County recipients are:
• Bailey Manning of Toxey is a South Choctaw Academy graduate and a junior at the University of South Alabama studying music and pre-med.
• Brennan McIlwain of Gilbertown is a Millry High School graduate and a freshman at the University of South Alabama studying chemical engineering.
• Mikaela Utsey of Silas is a Southern Choctaw High School graduate and a junior at the University of West Alabama studying sociology.
• Caroline Wigley of Gilbertown is a South Choctaw Academy graduate and a junior at the University of Alabama studying public relations.
The ALFA Foundation Scholarship Program bases selection on academics, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience and future goals. Scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books or supplies.
Since its inception in 2014, the ALFA Foundation Scholarship Program says it has awarded $450,000 to students from 61 of Alabama’s 67 counties.