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Student Spotlight: Onajé Brooks, Alexander City

April 01, 2022

Meet Onajé Brooks of Cornerstone Apartments in Alexander City:

Onajé Brooks was selected to receive a 2021 resident scholarship awards from the Alabama Affordable Housing Association (AAHA). Brooks is the brother of Paris Morgan, a 2019 AAHA scholarship recipient and previous Student Spotlight honoree.


Brooks is a 2021 graduate of Benjamin Russell High School in Alexander City. He is currently attending Huntington College in Montgomery and plays on the Hawks football team.

Career Goals:

Brooks is planning to pursue a career in sports medicine.

Impact of Scholarship:

“When I receive this scholarship, it will help cut some of my costs. While I am obtaining my degree, I would like to be financially set in terms of school.

My mother’s family obligation as a single parent is to take care of both her children. Once I graduate from high school, my mother will have two children entering into college. Therefore, she will try her best to continue to provide for the both of us. Her list of obligations are rent, power, food, clothing, and etc. She will still have to do her best to help and provide for me, even though I will be away at college.

No matter how big or small the amount of a scholarship is, it will be helping me toward my goal. The AAHA scholarship is a great opportunity for me. It also shows that if you work very hard, then you will be rewarded for your hard work.”

In 2000, the Alabama Affordable Housing Association (AAHA) created an education scholarship program for residents of member-owned apartment properties in Alabama. The scholarship funds are donated by the owners, contractors, architects, accountants, property management companies, investors, lenders, developers, and various vendors that make up AAHA’s membership as well as other non-member individuals. Since its inception, the AAHA resident scholarship fund has awarded more than $750,000 in college and vocational scholarships. 

For more information about the resident scholarship program, please contact Arrice Faught, AAHA’s executive director, at [email protected] or 205.758.1158.