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Scholarship Opportunities

Citizen's Bank "A" Reward Scholarship

Juniors and seniors! Bring in your report card to register for a chance to win a $1000 scholarship. Every "A" on your report card earns you an entry into a drawing for the scholarship. 

Talk Your Way To College Scholarships

The America Legion of Mississippi is hosting its annual High School Oratorical Scholarship Program, "A Constitution Speech Contest."

There are scholarship awards for every level of competition:

Mississippi Finalists: $3000/$2500/$2000 (Post/District/Area: $300/$500/$900)

National Finalists: $20,000/$17,000/$15,000 

The State Final Contest will be held in Raymond, Miss., on March 7, 2020 and the National Finals at Indianapolis, Ind., on April 17-19, 2020.

Students in grades 9-12 in public, private, parochial, and home school are eligible to compete.

Register online at www.mslegionoratical.weebly.com.

Or contact Oratorical Chairman Joe Kersh at 601-582-4616 or rdmastr@comcast.net.

 

2020 Mississippi Association of Supervisors County Employee Scholarship Program (Deadline: Feb. 1, 2020)

MAS is now accepting applications for the 2020 MAS County Employee Scholarship Program. MAS will award up to two (2) $500 sch0larships per county.

Applicants must have an immediate family member (Applicant him/herself, Applicant's spouse, parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, legal guardian, aunt, uncle, etc.) currently working for or retired from a Mississippi county to be eligible to apply. (Relatives of elected county officials are not eligible.)

"County employee" means any person working directly for the county government (not a school district, county hospital or other separate entity). 

Eligible applicants are high school seniors, current college students, county employees taking college courses, and county employees' spouses taking college courses. 

Applications must be submitted no later than February 1, 2020 to be considered, and can be found at http://www.mssupervisors.org/scholarship-program

Contact Stephanie Spangler at 601-353-2741 or via email at sspangler@massup.org for more information.

Hinds Foundation Scholarship (Deadline: Feb. 15, 2020)

Seniors who are interested in attending Hinds Community College are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. The award amounts vary, but they are usually somewhere between $500-$3,000 per year. The deadline is February 15, 2020. All documents must be postmarked the 15th. Students may also submit their documents via email. Included below is the application along with important documents needed for a completed application!

Here are a few ways you can submit your application and documents:

  • Hand deliver it to Fountain Hall on the Raymond Campus (Address: 608 Hinds Blvd. Raymond, MS 39154)
  • Mail it to P.O. Box 1100 Raymond, MS 39154
  • Email it to Scholarships@hindscc.edu

Having trouble filling out the application or just have general questions? Email Recruiter Jez Massey at Jez.Massey@hindscc.edu

SCAD Scholarship Challenge (Deadline: Feb. 17, 2020)

Students can put their artistic vision on display for the opportunity to earn a scholarship at The University for Creative Careers. The SCAD Challenge competition gives students the opportunity to submit works of art to a panel of accomplished SCAD faculty. Entries must demonstrate creativity, innovation and a strong understanding of aesthetics. 

Challenges are open to current juniors and seniors in high school as of the 2019-20 academic year. A panel of SCAD faculty will review and evaluate entries, and three winners will be selected from each category.

SCAD Challenge categories: 
• 2-D design     
• 3-D design and modeling     
• Animation and game design  
• Fashion 
• Film
• Graphic design
• Performing arts
• Photography     
• Writing

The next step for junior and senior entrants is to complete an undergraduate application for admission. Online applications and the SCAD Challenge entry must be submitted by 5:30 p.m. ET Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Winners will be announced March 6, 2020.

Learn more about the SCAD Challenge.

You also can explore professional learning programs for educators at SCAD by visiting scad.edu/educator

David G. Hall, M. D. Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: Feb. 28, 2020)

The Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Board of Trustees established the David G. Hall, M. D. Memorial Scholarship to award scholarships to seniors in schools across Mississippi who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of medicine. Our foundation will donate up to $1,000 for scholarships to Mississippi seniors during the 2019-2020 school year.

For Contest Rules, Judging Criteria and Application, go to www.msafp.org/scholarship.  After reviewing this information, please follow the steps below:  

  • Each student that meets the criteria should submit an application, along with his/her 500-word essay titled, “The Family Physician:  Providing Your Medical Home”. The essay should “Describe the impact of a Family Physician in your life or the life of your family and/or the role of the Family Physician in your community. In what ways do Family Physicians strengthen the various aspects of the community?”
  • The essay should be grammatically correct and accurate in terms of spelling and word usage. 
  • If a specific physician is mentioned in the essay, the physician MUST be a Family Medicine physician.  Please encourage your students to research the physician to determine if he/she is indeed a Family Physician.  Essays written about any other medical specialty will be disqualified.
  • All applications must include a list of accomplishments, application, essay AND a high school transcript.
  • Applications must be postmarked on or before Friday, February 28, 2020 to be considered for the scholarship.

Scholarship winners will be announced by May 1, 2020.  Thank you for your assistance as we continue to promote family medicine among Mississippi’s high school seniors.

Tau Sigma Alumnae Scholarship (Deadline: Feb. 28, 2020)

The Tau Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (Jackson, MS) will award two (2) Book Stipends in the amount of $500.00 each to two graduating seniors.  The recipients must meet the following criteria:

  • A graduating high school Senior, who attends a high school in Hinds, Madison or Rankin Counties
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 Scale
  • Must be accepted by an accredited 2 or 4-year college/university and enrolling for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester (Please include a copy of your letter of acceptance.)
  • Submit a completed application and attach all of the required documentation.
  • Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed.

Award recipients will be recognized at their respective SENIOR CLASS PROGRAMS.

Students should mail or SCAN/EMAIL applications to the following address by Friday, February 28, 2020 to:

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Tau Sigma Alumnae Chapter

Attn.: Scholarship Committee

P. O. Box 59533

Jackson, MS 39284

or email application to tausigma1922@yahoo.com. 

Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship (Deadline: March 1)

Each year, Alpha Delta Kappa funds a scholarship for a high school senior who plans on majoring in the field of education. After the recipient has been chosen and announced, a dinner will be held in honor of the winner and their family at which the scholarship is presented. 

Click here to download the scholarship application and information. 

Rotary Scholarship (Deadline: March 20)

In 1990, the Rotary Club’s Youth Charities Committee recommended a college scholarship program for deserving youth who had potential as future leaders of Mississippi, but who lacked sufficient financial means to reach their goals. Instead of providing loans that had to be repaid, the committee wanted the scholarship recipients to give time back to the community in service, tutoring younger students and providing leadership by helping others.

The club established the Mentor Scholarship Program to help fill this need by recognizing young men and women who exhibit potential as productive citizens of Mississippi. The scholarship is designed to help develop the knowledge and skills of future leaders of Mississippi.

Scholarship recipients will be selected by the club’s Mentor Scholarship Committee. Their choices will be based on each student’s potential, financial need, and high school performance. Information on test scores, grades, courses taken, quality of written expression, involvement in extra-curricular activities, attendance, outside employment, and other responsibilities will be considered. Substantiated statements by references regarding potential will be given prime consideration.

This college scholarship program is a maximum $16,000 total grant, payable at up to $4,000 per year for four years. The scholarship awards will be sent directly to the college or university indicated by the recipient and applied to registration, tuition, and other on campus costs. In no situation will the students receive the funds directly.

To assist the scholarship recipients, a member of the Rotary Club is assigned as a mentor to guide and advise each student.

The Rotary Club of Jackson is proud to offer this opportunity for outstanding seniors who graduate in 2020.

To download a scholarship packet, go to https://portal.clubrunner.ca/8809/page/mentor-scholarships. 

YES Abroad Scholarships (Deadlines listed below)

Are you interested in studying abroad? Did you know that there are scholarships out there to help you do that? There are scholarships available for a full study abroad program -- with a monthly stipend -- for semester, year or gap year study abroad opportunities with YES (Youth Exchange and Study) Abroad. 

The deadline for applications is December 3rd. For more information, visit www.YES-abroad.org or contact Christina Pettinelli at christina.pettinelli@afsusa.org or 315-525-7182.

Countries include Ghana, Senegal, Morocco, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Indonesia, Jordan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Turkey. In Senegal and Morocco, one may study Arabic and French. These opportunities are for high school students. Many more AFS-USA scholarships are available. See www.afsusa.org/scholarships to view the wide range of application deadlines.

Project: Change Merit
One (1) full scholarship and two (2) partials scholarships valued at $2,000
Study abroad to one of eight (8) select Global Prep programs
Application requirements: Project proposal essay submission
Deadline: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

BP Global STEM Academies Merit
Full scholarships to participate in summer STEM learning-based programs
Destinations: Egypt, Brazil, USA
Approximately 10 scholarships awarded nationally
Requires separate application submission
Deadline: TBD

Aussie Kiwi Haere Scholarship Merit
Students interested in participating in a year, semester or Global Prep program to Australia or New Zealand
Up to five (5) students will be awarded up to $2,000
*Not eligible for Global Choice New Zealand
Deadline: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Vaya a América Scholarship Merit
Students interested in participating in a summer (4-8 weeks), semester, and year program to any Latin American destinations
Up to four (4) students will be awarded $2,000
Deadline: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Helen “Peggie” Miller Scholarship Merit and Need-based
Available to students interested in any semester or year program
Video submission and Financial Aid application (FAST) required
One (1) student will be awarded $5,000
Deadline: Thursday, April 23, 2020

Pride Scholarship Merit
Available for students who openly-identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer
Up to four (4) students will be awarded up to $4,000
Deadline: Thursday, April 23, 2020

Global Leaders Need-based Scholarship Need-based
Available for students who qualify as need-based
Required completion of the FAST application
Awards range vary based upon program length ($500-$2,000)
Deadline: None, available on a rolling basis

Faces of America Scholarship Merit and Need-based
Partnerships with select community-based organizations (CBOs) and schools

Partial scholarships offered to nominated students participating on Global Prep and Summer programs
Approximately 10 scholarships awarded nationally
Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020.