Andalusia Student Awarded Kids’ Chance Scholarship

Published 12:33 pm Tuesday, October 8, 2019



Kids’ Chance Scholarships help students whose parent or parents have been permanently disabled or killed on the job to attend college or technical school. When a parent is killed or disabled in an on-the-job accident, a family’s standard of living is lowered and, therefore, parents cannot help their children with the costs of higher education. Realizing that these students need help, the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Alabama State Bar founded Kids’ Chance in 1992.


Kids’ Chance is administered by the Alabama Law Foundation. Since 1993, $709,500 in

scholarships has been awarded to 201 students. Sixty-nine students have graduated so far

with help from Kids’ Chance.


Ryan Mays received a $3,500 Kids’ Chance Scholarship. He is a resident of Andalusia and is the son of Trece Mays and the late Mark Mays. He attends Troy University and is studying broadcast journalism with hopes of becoming a sports analyst.