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McFall wins Southern Company scholarship

Cannon McFall of Starr’s Mill High is the recipient of a National Merit Southern Company Scholarship.

McFall, whose probable career field is computer science, is among approximately 770 distinguished high school seniors who have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 94 corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations.

Scholars were selected from students who advanced to the Finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship competition and met criteria of their scholarship sponsors. Corporate sponsors provide National Merit Scholarships for Finalists who are children of their employees, who are residents of communities the company serves, or who plan to pursue college majors or careers the sponsor wishes to encourage.

Most of these awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $1,000 to $10,000 per year. Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000. Recipients can use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university of their choice.

With 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume, Southern Company serves 9 million customers through its subsidiaries, including electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications.


Posted 5/1/2024