SBEF Welcomes You
The South Baldwin Education Foundation, Inc. is an independent charitable non-profit foundation that provides college scholarships to qualifying seniors from Foley, Elberta, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Robertsdale, Alabama. Since its inception in 1987, the South Baldwin Education Foundation has awarded approximately $8.1 million in scholarships to aspiring students, supported by more than fifty scholarship sponsors.
Applications are accepted from January 1st - February 28
Scholarships are available to high school seniors currently attending Foley High School, Elberta High School, Robertsdale High School, Gulf Shores High School, Orange Beach High School, or Snook Christian Academy in Baldwin County, Alabama. All applicants must apply through the AwardSpring portal.
Acceptance of the application does not mean that a scholarship will be awarded to the applicant or that the applicant will even be considered for a scholarship.
Get to Know Us
The South Baldwin Education Foundation, Inc. (SBEF) was formed to be South Baldwin County’s vehicle to improve advanced education opportunities for graduates of the area’s public high schools. In 1987, a committee of members of the Foley Optimist Club set in motion a dream to grow an organization that would make college scholarships for local students a priority for the community, and make it much easier to accomplish this goal. Foley Optimist Club became the first scholarship sponsor and was soon joined by other community businesses, civic organizations, and foundations as sponsors. Over the years, scholarship sponsors have grown to more than 50 sponsors including a number of memorial and honorary sponsors. Eligibility has been expanded to cover Foley, Elberta, Robertsdale, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach High School Seniors, and Snook Christian Academy.