PCI Community Scholarship open for applications

Established in 2015, the Poarch Creek Indian Community Scholarship fund through The Community Foundation of South Alabama awards a minimum of one scholarship annually to a male and one scholarship annually to a 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 have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and be a resident of the State of Alabama or one of the following counties in Florida: Escambia, Gadsden, Holmes, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton and Washington. In addition to academic merit, applicants should be able to demonstrate community involvement. Other factors, such as financial need and/or workforce demand will also be taken into consideration when reviewing applications.

Scholarship applications are due by 11:59 p.m., March 22, 2018. To access the online application, visit

For more information or a full list of available scholarships through the Foundation, email Carolyn Marston at
or call 251-438-5591.

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.