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TVHS Scholarship at UNA Doubles Its Impact for Students

Feb. 9, 2011

FLORENCE, Ala. – Local high school students interested in attending the University of North Alabama will have increased scholarship opportunities after the Tennessee Valley Historical Society recently donated funds to the Department of History and Political Science, increasing its scholarship endowment to $25,000.

Dr. Jeffrey Bibbee, assistant professor of history, said the TVHS donation will allow the department to participate in the Lion Match program with the UNA Foundation. The program will match the scholarship’s award amount, doubling the scholarship’s impact on students.

Scholarships will be awarded to high school students who participate in the TVSH Scholarship Competition Feb. 25 in the Guillot University Center banquet halls. Students will compete for the scholarships by completing a written exam, which is an objective, multiple-choice test on U.S. and world history.

“This donation will be for high school students to use at UNA,” Bibbee said. “Over time, we will be able to raise the value of our scholarships and help to secure our scholarship program for many, many more years to come.”

For more information, contact the Department of History and Political Science at 256-765-4306.