The Mr. and Mrs. Howard S. Powell, II
Telecommunications Scholarship Program

Funded By: Camellia Communications

Post Office Box 175
Hayneville, AL 36040

Telephone: 334-548-2101

In an effort to support our community members in educating their children, Camellia Communications is offering the Mr. & Mrs. Howard S. Powell, II Telecommunications Scholarship Program consisting of four $1,500.00 awards payable to the college of their choice. This scholarship is made available through Camellia Communications.

Application Criteria

Seniors attending any school located in the Camellia Communications service area are eligible to apply for the Powell Scholarship. Applicants' parents or legal guardians must be a current Camellia Communications customer. Applicants must be a United States citizen and must be current, full-time high school students. Applicants must anticipate graduation from high school during the academic year in which application is made and must be planning to pursue a degree at an accredited two or four-year college. To apply, students can obtain applications from their school office, the Camellia Communications business office located at 180 Greenville Bypass in Greenville, AL, or the website, This application must be completed in its entirety and returned with two recommendations from school staff members, a certified copy of their school transcript and an essay written by the applicant. This essay must be at least one typed page and no longer than two typed pages. All of these items must be received at the designated address by March 3rd of their senior year. Please choose one essay topic from the list below.

Choice 1: How will your career choice affect the community in which you live?

Choice 2: You are assigned to mentor a junior high or middle school student in preparation for his or her entrance into high school. Identify and explain three of the most important lessons you can impart to the student, based upon your own high school experience as it prepared you for adulthood.

Selection Criteria

Selection of the scholar is based on a number of factors with special emphasis on each individual's character, personal merit, and background. Merit is demonstrated in a variety of ways: leadership in school, civic and other extracurricular activities; academic achievement; and motivation to serve and succeed in all endeavors. Selection will be sensitive to the economic backgrounds of applicants, reflecting as much as possible the demographic profiles of the various students in our areas.

Selection Process

  1. All applications, essays, and recommendations are submitted by March 3rd postmark deadline.
  2. A committee consisting of members of the local community and one member of the Camellia Communications Board of Directors will evaluate and review all applications according to the criteria established.
Scholarship Program Application

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