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Scholarship Information

Scholarships are one of the strongest tools for The University of Alabama, particularly those awarded through the Alumni Scholarship Program and including the Madison County Endowed Scholarships. Our chapter is honored to have 19 endowed scholarships available to Madison county area students and proud of our commitment to assisting students. Below is a list and description of these scholarships, along with the 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 recipients.

 

Shaun Alexander Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship for Madison County was established in 2003 and is awarded to entering freshmen from Madison County.
Mr. Alexander was a star running back at Alabama under Coach Gene Stallings as well as for the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins. A strong believer in giving back to his community, he established the Shaun Alexander Family Foundation in 2000.
2015-16 recipients: Cody Estremera and Abigail Moss
2016-17 recipients: Devan Davis
2017-18 recipient: Briana Irwin and Nicholas Gonzalez-Tablada

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Nevrik Bahakel Endowed Scholarship was established in 2009 from gifts given by Alan W. and Nevrik Elizabeth Ratliff to honor Elizabeth’s mother. The scholarship is awarded to a student who transfers to The University of Alabama to complete their college education.
Mrs. Nevrik Bahakel, for whom the scholarship is named for, is the quintessential role model. After moving to the United States, Mrs. Bahakel quickly learned English and became an American citizen as soon as she was eligible. She and her late husband, Phillip, were blessed with eight children, five of which attended The University of Alabama. Mrs. Bahakel is retired, but for over 25 years she was a successful working mother. In 2007, the United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command presented Mrs. Bahakel with a Certificate of Appreciation, in part, for her support of our Troops in Harm’s Way. Mrs. Nevrik Bahakel exemplifies an intelligent, hardworking, highly respected, and successful individual living the American Dream.
2015-16 recipient: Taylor Grace Powell
2016-17 recipient: Dylan L. Worley
2017-18 recipient: Elizabeth Mojica

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John D. Boles and Albert Watkins Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 2010 from gifts given by Mr. John Duffy Boles, Jr., Mrs. Lee Watkins Boles, and Mr. and Mrs. Peyton Powell to honor the memory of their respective fathers. The scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman graduating from Huntsville High School.
2015-16 recipient: Sarah Mohan
2016-17 recipient: Breanna Corning
2017-18 recipient: Andrew Jansen

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Buster Douthit-Off Campus College Bookstore Endowed Scholarship Fund for Madison County was established in 2007 from gifts given by Mr. Terry Douthit and is awarded to an entering freshman graduating from a high school in Madison County who is enrolled in the College of Education.
Buster Douthit spent forty-five years working in public education in the State of Alabama. The last twenty-five years were spent teaching and coaching in Madison County. Shortly before retiring in 1981, he founded the Off Campus College Bookstore.
2015-16 recipient: Kaitlyn Porter
2016-17 recipients: Ryan Davis and Draven White
2017-18 recipients: Jessica Banks and Namito Yokota

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Michael L. Hicklen Endowed Scholarship was established in 2005 from gifts given by Mr. Mike Hicklen. This scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman from Madison County who is enrolled in the College of Engineering or to students with financial need.
Mr. Hicklen depended on a friend, grants, and loans to fund his college education. Upon his graduation, he told a lady in the administration office that he was going to do something to help future students receive a college education. She politely responded with, “I have heard that before.” The Michael L. Hicklen Endowed Scholarship was established to fulfill his promise.
2015-16 recipient: Augustus Walker
2016-17 recipient: Not Awarded
2017-18 recipients: Will Cooper and William Pannell

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Hicken Children Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 from gifts given by Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hicklen. This scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman graduating from Huntsville High School and based upon participation is high school organized team or group activities, demonstration of leadership, volunteerism and other community service activities. It was established to honor the Hicklen’s three children, Rebecca, Anderson and Brewer, who are all graduated of HHS.
2017-18 recipient: Cole Whitehurst

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Hicklen Family Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 from gifts given by Mr. Mike Hicklen. This scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman graduating from Sparkman High School. It was established to give back to the high school that provided the fundamentals that Mr. Hicklen carries into his personal and business life.
2015-16 recipient: Chelsea Aderholt
2016-17 recipient: Erica Horvath
2017-18 recipient: Matt Hosey

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Meg Ingram Memorial Endowed Community Service Scholarship Fund was established in 2009 from gifts given by Mr. Lance Ingram, Mrs. HannaJon Ingram, and Miss Madalyn Ingram. This scholarship is awarded to entering freshmen from Madison County who have demonstrated a commitment to community service through active involvement in support of Health and Human Service organizations, local government and/or religious institutions.
Meg Ingram was a 19 year old University of Alabama cheerleader in her junior year when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Three weeks after surgery, Meg was on the field at Bryant-Denny Stadium cheering for her beloved Crimson Tide. Meg was always active in community service. She served her community through her church programs, political programs, and many health and human service organizations. Her family continues to honor her legacy by awarding these scholarships to assist students who exhibit the same strength of character, integrity, conscientiousness, and determination that Meg Ingram exemplified.
2015-16 recipients: Amanda Munoz, Alicia Sessions, Roderick Sims, and Marrisa Tucker
2016-17 recipients: Alexandra Manosky, Kelsey Robinson, and Kelsie Wester
2017-18 recipients: James Taylor, Ben Schrimsher, Haley Woodruff and Kayla Swearingen

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Meg Ingram Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund was established from gifts given by Lance, HannaJon and Madalyn Ingram. This scholarship is awarded to a University of Alabama student from Madison County who has been admitted into The School of Nursing and is renewable.
2015-16 recipient: Mallory Reynolds
2016-17 recipient: Mallory Reynolds
2017-18 recipient: Mallory Reynolds

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Lisa Davis Johnson Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund for Madison County was established in 2004 by her husband, Hoss Johnson, following her untimely death in 2003. The scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman from Madison County. A large part of this scholarship fund has been raised through the Annual Lisa Davis Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament.
2015-16 recipient: Hayden Bevil
2016-17 recipient: John Parker
2017-18 recipient: Bradley Plott

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Lisa Davis Johnson Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund for Marion County was also established in 2004 by her husband, Hoss Johnson. The scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman from Marion County, where Mrs. Johnson grew up, and is administered through the Madison County Alumni Chapter.
2015-16 recipient: Garrett Fowler
2016-17 recipient: Sarah Miller
2017-18 recipient: Isabella Godsey

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Stephen D. Moxley, Jr. Endowed Scholarship was established in 1988 by his wife, Bessie, following his death in 1987. This scholarship is given to entering freshmen from Madison County. Mr. Moxley received his degree from The University of Alabama in 1949 and was named Distinguished Engineering Fellow in 1988.
2015-16 recipients: Nicolas Cyr and Avery Phillip
2016-17 recipient: Jamar Carter
2017-18 recipient: Derek Edwards

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 Matthew T. Ragland Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 2016 by family and friends and is awarded to a freshman graduating from Huntsville High School. Matthew Tully Ragland was a tremendous athlete, avid outdoorsman and a loyal son, brother and friend. First at Huntsville High School, where he earned All-City and All-Metro Honors, and then at The University of West Alabama-Livingston, Matt excelled on the football field. As a scholarship player at Livingston, he played in 14 games. Yet, Matt’s dream was to play for the Crimson Tide. Leaving a starting role, he walked on with Coach Mike Shula in the Spring of 2002. His hard work, perseverance and dedication paid off when he was awarded a scholarship in 2004. He became a valuable member of the special teams, starting for the Crimson Tide his senior year. His teammates voted him LSU game captain that year. This scholarship will honor Matt’s commitment forever.

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Kathryn and Ronald Ogletree Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 2013 from gifts given by Jim and Willa Ogletree to honor Jim’s mother and father. The scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman from Madison County.
2015-16 recipient: Savannah Hand
2016-17 recipients: McKenzie Hardiman and Sally Frances Smith
2017-18 recipient: Not Awarded

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M. Louis Salmon-Madison County Alumni Chapter Endowed Scholarship was established in 1990 and is awarded to entering freshmen from Madison County. Mr. Salmon received a BS degree from the University of Alabama School of Commerce and Business Administration in 1943. He then entered the U.S. Army as an infantryman and left the service in 1946 as a Captain decorated with the Purple Heart. When he returned from service, he earned his Juris Doctor and had a legal career that spanned 43 years. Mr. Salmon served as president of the Huntsville/Madison County Bar Association and held numerous civic and professional board positions.
2015-16 recipients: Elizabeth Palacios and Cache’ Parks
2016-17 recipient: Jayla Crump
2017-18 recipient: Bailey Clemons

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Martha H. Simms-Madison County Alumni Chapter Endowed Scholarship was established in 1992 and is awarded to entering freshmen from Madison County. The scholarship was established to honor Martha H. Simms, who was the first woman to serve on The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees.
2015-16 recipients: Austin Hose and Savannah Vines
2016-17 recipients: Angela Brink and Alyssa Moore
2017-18 recipient: Katherine Sumera

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Mark C. Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 from gifts given by Mr. Charles H. Jones and Mr. Clint Coleman. The scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman from Madison County who is enrolled in the College of Engineering. Mr. Smith was a native Alabamian who moved to Huntsville in 1962. His entrepreneurial spirit lead him to build two data communication companies, Universal Data Systems and ADTRAN. Throughout Mr. Smith’s life he gave great importance to family, faith, education and mentoring young leaders. It is for these reasons that his friends worked to endow a scholarship in his memory.
2015-16 recipient: Reagan Locke
2016-17 recipient: Brandon Booher
2017-18 recipients: David Black and Chase Carroll

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Timothy Aaron Smith Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 from gifts given by Mr. Smith, his family and friends. The scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman from Madison County. Mr. Smith is a native of North Alabama, a lifelong supporter of The University of Alabama and earned an Executive MBA from The Capstone in 2000. He served succeeding terms as the Treasurer, President-Elect and President of the Madison County Alumni Chapter.
2015-16 recipient: Carter Cox
2016-17 recipient: Macey Johnson
2017-18 recipient: Kylie Bolyard

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 Loretta Spencer Endowed Scholarship was established in 2017 by Sarah Spencer Chappell, J. Spencer and John Purdy, along with the Madison County Alumni Association. The scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman graduating from a high school Madison County. Loretta Purdy Spencer graduated from The University of Alabama in 1959 with a BS degree in Elementary Education. She returned to Huntsville to teach 5th grade and spent the next thirty years focused on volunteerism, most notably as the president of such boards as The Boys and Girls Club, The Senior Center, The Botanical Gardens, and as chairman of the Huntsville Planning Commission. In 1996, Ms. Spencer was elected as the first female Mayor of Huntsville and served for three terms.

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Dr. Young West Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 and is awarded to an entering freshman graduating from a high school in Madison County who is enrolling in the College of Arts & Sciences, and pursuing a pre-medical, pre-physical therapy or other health related curriculum. This scholarship is renewable for 4 years, provided the recipient maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
2015-16 recipient: Rose McGuigan
2016-17 recipient: Rose McGuigan
2017-18 recipient: Madsion Brock

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Woody Anderson FORD Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 from gifts given by the Woody Anderson FORD Dealership in Huntsville, Alabama and is awarded to an entering freshman who is graduating from a high school located in Madison County and enrolling in the College of Engineering, majoring in mechanical engineering or engineering graphics.
2015-16 recipient: Austin Burton
2016-17 recipient: Coleman Cost
2017-18 recipient: Brooke Harris

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