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James P. Pate Scholarship Competition 


The Department of History and Social Sciences at the University of West Alabama held the eleventh annual James P. Pate  Scholarship competition on Friday, April 3, 2020. Participants wrote a 300-500 word essay on one of several topics complied by the judges. 


First Place (High School Competiton): Mary Grace Sheffield

Second Place (High School Competiton): Cayla Miles


The first-place winner will receive a scholarship of $1,000 for the freshman year. The second-place winner will receive $500 for the freshman year. Transfer students also have the opportunity to compete with both a first and second place winner being selected.


If you have further questions, please contact: 

Richard Schellhammer

Director, Pate Scholarship Competition

Station 22 

University of West Alabama

(205) 652-3632