The Decatur City Schools Foundation currently has two scholarship funds. For more information on establishing a scholarship fund, contact us at 256.616.1734. 

Athelyne C. Banks Scholarship


In the Last Will and Testament of long-time local educator Athelyne C. Banks, a scholarship fund was established through a bequest to the Decatur City Schools Foundation. The Foundation awards a college bound graduating senior from each district high school with a $500 scholarship annually. READ MORE

The Rice Scholarship

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In 2013, former Austin High School graduate Derica Rice provided a $250,000 scholarship endowment to the Decatur City Schools Foundation. Rice is the Executive Vice President of Global Services and Chief Financial Officer at Eli Lilly & Co. The Rice Scholarship awards two $5,000 scholarships annually to Austin High School graduates. READ MORE