The Alabama Humanities Alliance awards the Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship annually at their awards luncheon. Created in memory of Jenice Riley, the scholarship recognizes educators who share her extraordinary commitment to enhancing the quality of education in Alabama. Daughter of former Alabama governor and first lady Bob and Patsy Riley, Jenice had a passion for teaching and fostered creativity and a desire to learn in her students. She encouraged parent involvement and actively promoted better educational programs in her community.
The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to K-8 educators in support of history and civics-related projects in their schools and classrooms. The award aids teachers in attending a conference, purchasing classroom materials or creating programs that enhance students’ understanding of history and civics.
The scholarship competition is open to current Alabama educators of grades K-8, in public and private Alabama schools. Teachers must be current educators in the K-8 classroom who seek to enhance the classroom experience or expand their professional development in the areas of history and civics (this includes geography and Alabama geography, Alabama history, world history, U.S. history, and civics).
You may submit your application starting April 1, 2021. The application deadline is Aug. 28, 2021.
Kayla Amerson, Florence B. Mathis Elementary School, Baldwin County
Maria Gilleland, West Forest Intermediate School, Lee County
Cindy Chaney, Millbrook Middle School, Elmore County
Melissa Motes, Causey Middle School, Mobile County
Jahmarkus Rabb, Council Traditional School, Mobile County
Kimberly Deem, Blossomwood Elementary School, Madison County
Brittany Williams & Alexandria Cunningham, University Charter School, Sumter County
Amber Broadhead, Thompson Intermediate School, Shelby County
Kim Hinds, Deer Valley Elementary School, Hoover City School System
Victoria Adams, Red Level Elementary School, Covington County School System
Deborah Southall, F.S. Ervin Elementary School, Wilcox County
Misty Turner,Westwood Elementary School, Tuscaloosa County School
Ms. Janet Leffard, Olive J. Dodge Elementary School, Mobile
Tammy Brown, Central School, Huntsville
Jana Hadley and Wendy Turner, White Plains Elementary School, Anniston
Mrs. Karen Grimes, Salem Elementary, Orrville
Carly Nelson, Demopolis Middle School, Demopolis
Tiffany Rushing, Knight Enloe Elementary, Roanoke
Della White, Chickasaw High School, Chickasaw
Lisa Williams, Brownwood Elementary School, Scottsboro
Lisa Compher, Central Elementary, Rockford
Yvonne Hare, North Highland Elementary, Bessemer
Kim Hinds, Deer Valley Elementary, Hoover
Lori Nelson, Chaffee Elementary, Huntsville
Harrow Strickland, Pick Elementary, Auburn
Katie Tiner, Handley Middle School, Roanoke
Hannah McEwan, Leeds Elementary, Leeds
Katie Poole, U.S. Jones Elementary, Demopolis
Stacey Williams, Wetumpka Elementary, Wetumpka
For more information about the Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship, contact Rachel Hartsell at 205.616.4926 or email@example.com.