Clara Devaney Box Memorial Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was established by R. Glenn Box to honor his mother, Clara Devaney Box. Ms. Box was born in 1893 in the Central community in Lauderdale County, Alabama. She attended Lovelace School in the Central Community, State Normal College, and then graduated from Florence State Teachers College (now The University of North Alabama) in 1939. After passing the state examination for teaching in 1912, she began her career at Ebenezer School in the Greenhill community in Lauderdale County. Ms. Box soon married and left teaching to raise five children, all of whom attended Florence state Teachers College.
In 1928, she returned to teaching and taught primary grades in Colbert County. In 1940 she joined the Tuscumbia School District and retired from that district in 1957. Ms. Box passed away in 1986 at the age of 93.
Recipients shall be full time students pursuing an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education.