Community Education

PCI scholarship open for applications

The Poarch Creek Indian Community Scholarship is now open for applications at The Community Foundation of South Alabama.

Created in 2015 with an initial investment of $250,000 and an eventual goal of $1 million, the scholarship fund allows for two scholarships to be awarded annually to one male and one female residing in Alabama or the Panhandle of Florida. The Poarch Creek Indians established the scholarship with a goal of helping provide a quality education – and a better quality of life – to students across the region.

Recipients must be full-time students in Fall 2017 with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and must a resident of the State of Alabama or one of the following counties in Florida: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington or Gadsden. Recipients must also exhibit community involvement.

Scholarship applications are due by 11:59 p.m., March 15, 2017. To obtain an application, visit

For more information, email Carolyn Marston at or call 251-338-7753.

About The Community Foundation of South Alabama
The Community Foundation of South Alabama is a nonprofit charitable organization that plays a key role in meeting the needs of an eight-county region through leadership and grants.

The Foundation serves as a vessel for donors, volunteers and the community to share ideas, identify issues and build financial resources necessary to make improvements and positively impact the community.

The Foundation administers a collection of charitable funds established by members of the community. Since its founding in 1976, the Foundation has awarded more than $79 million in grants to nonprofit organizations to support programs that make life better in the community. The Community Foundation builds lasting endowments to ensure grants are available to support the community forever.