Ad Spot
Vina High School graduate Erica Cantrell has received a scholarship from the Alfa Foundation Scholarship Program for her 2018-19 academic year at UNA.

Vina alumna receives scholarship

Since 2014 the Alfa Foundation Scholarship Program has awarded students from across the state with funds to help them further their education. This year, Erica Cantrell from Vina is a recipient of one of these scholarships.

Cantrell is one out of 100 students who have received this scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year starting in August. The scholarship money may be used for tuition, fees, books or supplies.

“The cost of higher education seems to increase every year, which can make it tough for students to achieve the goal of earning a degree,” said Alfa Insurance and Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell. “I’m glad we can award 100 scholarships to these hard-working students to help them pursue their dreams.”

Cantrell is a sophomore at the University of North Alabama, studying business management with a concentration in human resources.

“My mother works in human resources, and I realized through her that it is something I would like to do,” Cantrell said.

Cantrell is a part of the Honors College at UNA, which requires her to maintain a high grade point average, be enrolled full time, take a certain number of honors level classes and attend Honors College events. In the fall she will start participating in volunteer service hours, which she has experience with thanks to her involvement in the Franklin County Junior Leadership Program in high school.

“I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It brought me out of my shell,” she said.

After college Cantrell said she plans on staying local during her job search in human resource management.

News

BTCPA stages ‘Bad Year for Tomatoes’

Franklin County

County takes needed steps to continue broadband expansion

News

Russellville High School holds Community Partnership Breakfast to connect with community

News

Sign up now for youth rec sports through March 1

News

Russellville club names Bob Seeley Civitan of Year

Franklin County

New year brings official end to concealed carry permit requirement

Franklin County

Schools recognize Franklin County Board of Education

Columnists

Book Lovers Study Club submits 2022 reports

News

RHS alum receives Keller Key at UNA

Franklin County

Cattlemen convene for annual banquet

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen hires football coach for fledgling program

News

City approves temporary fire department promotions

Franklin County

Commission decides to request bids for elevator maintenance

News

Whimsical window art brightens RPL

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen gets football coach

Franklin County

Martin Luther King commemorative march takes place in downtown Russellville

Franklin County

New district attorney swears in

Franklin County

Cattlemen’s Association prepares for annual meeting

News

Russellville Public Library director speaks at Book Lovers meeting

Franklin County

Vina native returns to hometown church to share her story

Franklin County

Couple continues annual Christmas jail ministry

News

City officials reflect on old year, look toward new

Franklin County

MLK march returns to Russellville this year, set for Jan. 16

News

Council approves additional funding for Cramer Children’s Center

x