“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
A Collaboration Between Embrace Alabama Kids and Leading Colleges and Universities
The goal of our Higher Ed Programs 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 adults.
Tuscaloosa Area (for college-age males)
University of Alabama
Shelton State Community College
Florence Area (for college-age females)
University of North Alabama
Northwest Shoals Community College
To provide a debt free higher education for college-age eligible youth who plan to attend a college/university in Tuscaloosa or Florence. Providing these two homes allow Embrace Alabama Kids to care for young adults for longer periods of their life cycle, ensuring greater continuity and stability in their lives.
Students must have applied to an institution of higher education in Tuscaloosa or Florence and meet the following requirements:
High School 2.5 GPA or higher
Student must have lived in a foster home or alternative living arrangement (other relative, family friend, church member, teacher, adoptive family, etc.)
Student must show good moral character and leadership abilities
Students must agree to live in the Higher Education Home
Scholarship applications 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 upon learning there’s an opening in our scholarship program.
This scholarship program will renew annually as long as the following requirements are met:
Scholar is on track to graduate according to guidelines the scholarship committee has established
Scholar continues to display good moral character
Scholar adheres to all policies of the scholarship home
Scholarship Application Form
“Embrace Alabama Kids pushed me to be better, more independent, and taught me many life lessons. It’s like a family to me, one that leads me to grow in my relationship with God and be the best me possible.”