"Alabama Scholarships for Service, Not Just Grades"



JyMya Acoff   George Washington Carver High School
Vanessa Avalos   Montevallo High School  
Jack’Quoia Baulding   Sylacauga High School  
Derek Burpo   Fairfield High Preparatory School
Jessica Dickinson   Jackson High School  
Emma Eason   Ranburne High School  
Darryn Easterling   Calera High School  
Bella Fancher   Montevallo High School  
Zalaya Haynes   Pell City High School  
Charles “Madi” Hill   UMS-Wright Preparatory School
Taneisha Reese   Fort Payne High School  
Sabrina Hummel   Curry High School  
Mattie White   Flomaton High School
Nyisha Stabler   Carroll High School  
Carolyn Storey   Pell City High School  


Kirstin Ely   Bessemer Academy
Kaitlyn Harper   Saks High School
Davalyn Walker   Leeds High School
Annie White   Central High School
Daleigh Abbott   Trinity Christian Academy
Chloe Boman   Fort Payne High School
Kennedy Cook   Paul W. Bryant High School
Courtney Covington   Enterprise High School
Elizabeth Dunbar   Fairhope High School 
Steven Harvey   Opelika High School
Dalah Jones   Central Park Christian School
Kaley Myrick   Thompson High School
Jayla Puckett   Vina High School
Trey Terry   Berry High School
Ashley Campos   Robertsdale High School
Alaysia Collins   Robertsdale High School 
Madison Garrett   Spain Park High School
Sequoia Manning   Aliceville High School
Allison Powe   Vinemont High School
Kylie Grace Stagner   Fruitdale High School
Beckie Underwood   Mortimer Jordan High School
Anna Wells   Jasper High School



 A Legacy for Access

 The Smith Scholarship Foundation, established by Avondale Mills heiress Mignon Comer Smith, invests in the college education of economically disadvantaged students across the state.

According to civil rights activist Virginia Foster Durr, there were three paths a privileged Southern woman could follow.  She could live the unexamined life of a Southern belle. She could lose her mind and go crazy. Or she could honor her rebellious spirit, “step outside the magic circle” and blaze a new path into a world she would have otherwise never known.

Leading an examined life is precisely the unexpected path chosen by Avondale Mills heiress Mignon Comer Smith, who died of a heart attack at the age of 81 while working at her desk two years ago.

An avid horsewoman, in 1954 Smith became the youngest Joint Master of the Fox Hounds in the United States, notorious in the horse world for sporting the pink collar traditionally worn by men, instead of wearing black typically worn by women.

Mignon's 1978 Cadillac

Mignon’s 1978 Cadillac

A budding entrepreneur, during her early 20s, this Sylacauga native established the first English-style riding school in Alabama. She also created a pony club for young riders, often providing access and resources for the underprivileged to ride.

She owned a stud farm, now known as Mede Cahaba Stables and Stud LLC, and later became an outspoken proponent of horse track racing in Birmingham.  -more






A letter from

My High School Counselor.





To provide a legacy of learning to those students who have given back to their community through volunteer work and assistance to family.  To assist those students in becoming productive members of society who possess independence, morality and good citizenship.  To encourage these leaders of the future to devote their talents and education to their community, state and nation by providing their fellow man with an example of compassionate citizenship.

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