Instructions: Applicants can now apply for the 2021 class. The online application below needs to be submitted at the same time you complete it - it cannot be saved. Applying for the Initiative does not guarantee that you will be accepted, but every applicant will be given serious consideration. Finally, please keep these requirements in mind:
1. You must not have established residency in Morgan County, Alabama on the date you submit your application for the Best & Brightest Initiative. If selected for the Initiative, you agree to live in the city limits of Decatur, Alabama, but you can work any place you want.
2. You must have earned an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or post-graduate degree in a STEM-related field after January 1, 2014.
3. You must have an outstanding student loan balance.
****If you are accepted into the program, we may email you and ask for additional documentation, including transcripts, to verify student loan balances and other information. We will notify you with your approval status and further instructions.****
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