One local charitable foundation offers students the hope of scholarship assistance for higher education. The Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama announces their scholarships for 2014. Applications must be completed online by March 3rd through their website at www.yourcommunityfirst.org. You can also visit Scholarship Central on the site to learn of other scholarship opportunities. The Foundation’s mission is to wisely assess needs and channel donor resources to maximize community well-being. They also assist donors in arranging immediate or deferred charitable gifts.