Vulcan Scholarship Awards Available

The Cater Lee Distinguished Scholar Award for Engineering Study - $8,400.00

This award is named in honor of Cater Lee, Founder and Board Chairman of Vulcan, Inc. Only one recipient may be selected each year.

After serving as an Army Air Corps Officer in World War II and the Korean Conflict, Mr. Lee was employed as Plant Manager with Vulcan’s predecessor . . . National Safety Engineers in Birmingham. He progressed to General Manager when, in 1966, Vulcan Signs and Stampings, Inc. was formed, with Mr. Lee as its first president.

Soon thereafter, the company was moved to Foley, Alabama and later renamed Vulcan, Inc. Mr. Lee served as President and Board Chairman during a period of significant expansion and acquisition by the company, and continued to serve as Chairman of the Board until his death in 2011. In 1969, he initiated the Foley High School Top 10 Academic Banquet and was instrumental in the establishment of a similar program at Robertsdale High School.

Vulcan Scholar Awards - $6,000.00

Three Vulcan Scholar Awards are available each year.

Award Requirements

For award consideration, a candidate must meet each of several criteria. A candidate must:

  1. Be a graduating Senior at Foley, Gulf Shores or Robertsdale High School;
  2. Be admitted in an acceptable four-year Engineering curriculum at an ABET accredited university;
  3. Demonstrate a strong commitment to the discipline of engineering;
  4. Demonstrate a financial need for the scholarship; and
  5. Not be related to any Selection Committee Member of Vulcan Scholarships, Inc.


To apply for the scholarship, a candidate must submit a completed application along with an official High School Transcript. A full disclosure of current student loans or other financial aid must be included in the application.

Applications may be obtained from faculty members at Foley, Gulf Shores or Robertsdale High School about mid-February of each year. Completed applications must be submitted to Vulcan Scholarships, Inc, PO Box 1850, Foley, AL 36536.

Candidate Evaluations

The Foundation Selection Committees review each application and evaluates each candidate based on the following categories:

  1. Academic Achievement
  2. Career Objectives
  3. Financial Need
  4. Leadership Activities
  5. Extracurricular Activities
  6. Personal Interview

Recipient’s Requirements

To receive Scholarship payments, the recipient must remain enrolled in a fully accredited Engineering curriculum and must provide to the Foundation’s Treasurer the following information each grading period:

  1. Confirmation of enrollment
  2. Confirmation of course schedule; and
  3. Copy of prior grading period grades.

Upon receipt of the required information, Scholarship award payments are made at the start of each academic period to the institution for credit to the recipient’s account.