Saraland-Satsuma Community Education Advisory Council, Inc.
Giving Need & Merit Based Scholarships to Seniors
Over 30 years of scholarships given.
In 1981 Betty Graham, Judy Saxon and Barbara Scarbrough founded the
Saraland-Satsuma Community Education Advisory Council, Inc. to fund
scholarships for Satsuma High School seniors. They solicited community
leaders from the cities of Saraland and Satsuma to help with fund raising
and service activities.
The first scholarship in 1981 was a one time $250.00 scholarship. Later
the scholarship was increased to a one time $500.00 scholarship. Now we
give a $2000.00 scholarship spread out of a four year period. $500.00 is
given after each completed college year the student maintains a minimum
of twelve credit hours and a 2.5 GPA. Starting in 2012 we serve two high
schools: Satsuma High School and Saraland High School. At least one
senior from each school will receive a $2000 scholarship.
A number of years ago we started investing donations and fund raising
money so the interest earned would be a perpetual source of scholarship
funding. That fund has grown to $90,000 and produces $3500.00 per year
in interest. One half the interest is invested to help grow the principal and
one half to fund scholarships. No money is used for administrative
salaries or fees. 100% of donated money goes to scholarships.
Thank you Betty, Judy and Barbara for starting a program that is helping
young people achieve their dream of a college education.
Thanks to our Sponsors for their Generous Gifts
Carolyn Sue Cain is the