Livingston State Farm agent Cody Mordecai has funded a new scholarship opportunity for University of West Alabama first generation students from Sumter, Marengo, Greene, Pickens or Choctaw counties through The FLi Society, a student organization established to raise the profile of the first-generation population at UWA and offer support and encouragement to those students.
The FLi (First Generation, Low Income) Society is led by Andrea Farquhar, director of Student Support Services (SSS) at UWA, who worked closely with Mordecai to develop a scholarship that would help not only a local student, but a first-generation college student, who may not be able to attend college otherwise.
“As a lifelong resident of west Alabama, I am honored to be able to present this scholarship opportunity to the residents of Sumter, Marengo, Greene, Pickens, and Choctaw Counties,” said Mordecai. “I am proud of the FLi Society members for paving the way in education for their families and wish them continued career success in the future.”
An estimated 70 percent of UWA students are first-generation college students.
The $500 per semester scholarship requires that the student be a current freshman or sophomore with a 3.0 GPA and in good academic standing with the University, active in Student Support Services, and a first-generation student from the above-mentioned counties.
See complete story in the Pickens County Herald.