Lacie Bartholomew Awarded Cobb Scholarship to UA

  • May 12th, 2005

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Lacie J. Bartholomew, a senior at Fayette County High School, has been selected to receive the 2005-2006 R.C. Cobb Scholarship. The selection was made by the Cobb family.

The R.C. Cobb Scholarship, given by the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration at The University of Alabama, is given to honor the memory of R.C. Cobb. The scholarship award covers full tuition, books, housing and meals for four years. The Cobb Scholarship is also one of only four full scholarships awarded to freshmen by the Culverhouse College of Commerce.

“I am just tickled that she got it,” said Radford Hester, principal of Fayette High School. “I am glad that Lacie is getting the opportunity to further her education at The University of Alabama.”

R.C. Cobb was a native of Fayette and a graduate of Fayette County High School. His family established the scholarship in 1999. The scholarship’s purpose is to perpetuate the legacy of R. C. Cobb in the town he so dearly loved by giving deserving young men and women the opportunity to advance themselves through a quality education. Cobb opened his first movie theater in Fayette in 1948 and by the time he sold his business in 1997, he had built one of the largest and most successful theater chains in the United States.

Bartholomew, a member of Mu Alpha Theta, the National Honor Society, yearbook staff, student council and West Alabama Youth Leadership Institute, is ranked third in the senior class. An active member of Fayette First Baptist Church, Bartholomew has been recognized in “Who’s Who Among American High School Students” and has been honored as an All American Scholar.

“Lacie is a top-rate, excellent person who is always willing to help others,” added Hester. “As a principal you wish you had 20 just like her.”

Only students who graduate from Fayette County High School are eligible for the scholarship. Interested applicants should contact their guidance counselor or submit a scholarship application which may be obtained at All prospective applicants should complete an admissions application by Dec. 1, 2005 and mail to 461 Alston Hall, Box 870223 Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0223.


Bill Gerdes, UA Business Writer, 205/348-8318,

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