“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
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.
Students must have applied to an institution of higher education in Tuscaloosa or Florence and meet the following requirements:
Student must have a 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
Student must agree to live in a Higher Education Home
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:
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.”