Higher Ed Homes

Higher Ed Homes

About the Higher Ed Program

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

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
  • Stillman 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.

Program Requirements

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

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:

Scholarship Application Form

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