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 $2500.00 scholarship spread out of a four year period. $625.00 is
given after each completed college year the student maintains a minimum
of twelve credit hours and a 2.5 GPA. We serve three high schools:
Satsuma High School, Saraland High School and Chickasaw High
School. At least one senior from each school will receive a $2500
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 over $150,000 and produces interest to
help the scholarships. 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
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 President.
June 6, 1972 to
March 7, 1998
Dr. Lonnie Burnett, President of the
University of Mobile was our excellent
keynote speaker at the Annual
Scholarship Banquet, on May 2, 2022, at
the Steele Creek Lodge, Satsuma,
Jade Laffiette is presented the Walter and Lena
Anderson Scholarship by Board Vice-Chairman Robert
McFall at Satsuma High School in May 2022