Launched in December of 2019 in conjunction with AALG’s 20th anniversary, the scholarship fund began with four $2,500 AALG Scholarships, including the United Way AALG Judge Merl Code Scholarship named in honor of the first African American chair of the United Way Board of Directors.
This year, the group announced it will award a total of $40,000 in scholarships, $5,000 individual awards presented to eight deserving high schools seniors pursuing a college degree, professional certification, or trade at an accredited institution.
“We are honored to be able to give back to the community through this important investment in education and our children,” said Alfred Mitchell, chair of AALG. “As members of AALG and United Way volunteers, we know the power education has to change lives and impact generations of families in our community. We hope these scholarships will help students take that next step to economic mobility for themselves and a stronger Greenville County for all.”
The application is now available at unitedwaygc.org/aalg-scholarship. To qualify, students must apply by Jan. 22, 2022, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, reside in Greenville County and be an African American.
United Way AALG unites African American leaders in Greenville County under a banner of philanthropy, volunteerism and community impact. AALG members participate in a range of service opportunities, from mentoring students in area schools to participating in community-wide volunteer events.