Students receive scholarship from Mentone Foundation
January 3, 2018
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Students receive scholarship from Mentone Foundation

PHOTO: MERF 2018 Scholarship winners, Pictured Left to right: August Shanklin, Devin Leps, Brooke Moore, Kara Goss and Josie Crider. (Not pictured are Sarah Blalock and Angela Hadley). (Contributed Photo | MERF) 

By Staff Reports

MENTONE, Ala. — For the 2018 Spring Semester, seven local college students have received a $500 scholarship from Mentone Educational Resources Foundation. In 2009, MERF established the scholarship in memory of Sue Henry who was a founding member and visionary of the Mentone 501c3 non-profit.

Sue believed in giving back to her community and in providing resources for success in educational endeavors by providing encouragement, tutoring and financial support. The scholarship fund originated with memorials received in memory of Sue and continues to be funded by any memorials to individuals received by MERF.  

The scholarship is available to Mentone and Valley Head residents who are full time students at a technical school or college with a 2.8 out of 4 GPA.

MERF is proud to announce the 2018 recipients and wishes them continued focus and success in their academic pursuits. Scholarships were granted to:

  • Sarah Blalock (secondary education at Athens State University)
  • Josie Crider (secondary education at Jacksonville State University)
  • Kara Goss (nursing at Jacksonville State University)
  • Angela Hadley (nursing at Northeast Alabama Community College)
  • Devin Leps (nursing at University of North Alabama)
  • Brooke Moore (finance and accounting at University of North Alabama)
  • August Shanklin (pre-med at Jacksonville State University)

The mission of MERF is, “to enrich the learning and living of the community by identifying needs and coordinating resources.”

See for more information about MERF or to donate online for the scholarship or general fund.


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