The Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Regions Bank, is pleased to announce our 2023 Scott Bateman Memorial Scholarship. Through this program, we seek to recognize a Fort Payne High School Senior who demonstrates leadership skills, academic achievement and community involvement. The deserving student will be awarded up to $2,500 to use toward furthering his/her education.


  • Classified as a senior at Fort Payne High School.
  • 3.0 GPA or higher cumulative GPA.
  • Demonstrated civic involvement and/or community involvement and leadership skills are required.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online scholarship application in full.
  • Prepare an essay, one page or 350 words in length, discussing the role of a Chamber of Commerce as you understand it, and how you could apply your skill set through partnering with the Chamber of Commerce.
  • Include a resume that lists activities in which you have been involved in and the number of years you have participated in each. Also include any offices held.
  • Submit an educator’s letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor.
  • Include a copy of your most recent grade transcript. If available, include test scores and/or class rank with the transcript.

Applications must be received at the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce office no later than February 28, 2023. Please submit online attaching supporting documents or mail (please submit online or by mail not both):

Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce
300 Gault Ave. N
Fort Payne, AL 35967

Supporting Documents Checklist

  • Essay

  • Resume

  • Letters of Recommendation – Educator

  • Letter of Recommendation – Non-Family Member

  • Transcript

Candidate applications will be reviewed by members of the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The top three candidates will be interviewed at the Chamber of Commerce by members of the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. A candidate will be selected based the candidate’s application and interview.

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