Higher Ed Homes

Higher Ed Homes

Serving College Students Transitioning from Foster Care or Alternative Living

For questions or more information email scholarship@embracealkids.org.

“Our Higher Education Homes provide a place to live, to grow, and to thrive where students have the spiritual and social support they need to maximize their academic opportunity and succeed.”

– K Blake Horne, Ph. D., President and CEO of Embrace Alabama Kids

Academic, Spiritual, and Social Development

The goal of our Higher Education Homes is to cultivate growth in individuals with a focus on academic, spiritual, and social development. We provide students with a stable, loving environment where they can receive the resources and assistance they need to grow into successful young adults. 

Tuscaloosa Area (Male Students)
  • University of Alabama
  • Shelton State Community College
  • Stillman College
Florence Area (Female Students)
  • University of North Alabama
  • Northwest Shoals Community College


To provide a debt-free college education for eligible youth who attend a college or university in Tuscaloosa or Florence. Providing these two homes allows Embrace Alabama Kids to play an integral role in the lives of students as they mature into adulthood and pursue a college degree.

Program Requirements

Students must have applied to an institution of higher education in Tuscaloosa or Florence and meet the following requirements:

Applications to live in a Higher Education Home are generally due by the first week of April every year for consideration for the following fall semester. However, we accept applications year-round. We will consider an application at any time of the year if we have an opening in one of our homes.

This scholarship program will renew annually as long as the following requirements are met:

Scholarship Application Form

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