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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. 

Walter Anderson Museum Senior Scholarship Digital Art Exhibition (Deadline: April 24)

The Education Department of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA) is pleased to again offer the annual Walter Anderson Museum of Art Scholarships to graduating high school seniors, made possible by the Walter Anderson Museum of Art Scholarship Fund created by Linda Rosetti.

Click here to apply. 

Alcorn State Metro-Jackson Alumni Chapter Scholarship (Deadline: April 24)

The Metro-Jackson Alumni Chapter of Alcorn State University (ASU) Incorporated has long been a proponent of academic excellence as evidenced by its generous financial donation to ALCORN bound students.

This year, the chapter is preparing to award four (4) scholarships (1st place academic scholarship - $2,000, 2nd place academic scholarship - $1,500, 3rd place Emma Maxine Simpson JAM book scholarship - $1000 and 4th place Metro-Jackson Alcorn Alumni Chapter book scholarship - $500) to high school seniors in the metro area (Madison, Hinds and Rankin counties) who has demonstrated excellence in academic, achievement, leadership, and service. 

The scholarship application, criteria, and other information required to qualify can be found here.

If you have additional questions or concerns regarding these scholarships, please contact the Education Committee chairperson, Major ® Frank Branch at (601) 209-0792 or the committee co-chairpersons, Mr. Michael Gines at (601) 955-0665 

Kiwanis Club of Rankin Country Scholarship (Deadline: April 24)

The Kiwanis Club of Rankin County intends to award six scholarships of $500 each to eligible students who are planning to attend an institution of higher learning in Mississippi for the 2020 fall semester.  To be eligible, the student must be a resident of Rankin County or their parent (s) or guardian (s) must reside in Rankin County, and the student must attend a public or private high school in Rankin County or be home schooled in Rankin County.  The scholarships are open to high school seniors only.  

To download the application, click here

Congressional Black Caucuses Spouses Visual Arts Scholarships (Deadline: April 30)

For more than three decades the CBCF in partnership with CBC Spouses has awarded scholarships to talented and deserving students. Each year, we award more than 300 scholarships to students that demonstrate leadership ability through exemplary community service and academic talent. Our scholarship programs support current or upcoming college students across a variety of disciplines.

Click here to see all scholarship options.

Annie S. Alexander Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: April 30)

The Annie S. Alexander Memorial Scholarship is offered to students by the Winston-Salem Foundation. Founded in 1919, the Winston-Salem Foundation is a community foundation made up of a collection of over 1,300 funds created by a variety of individuals and organizations. The Winston-Salem Foundation was created to help enrich the city of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Through The Winston-Salem Foundation, the city of Winston-Salem has been able to invest in its own community through philanthropy. Starting with a donation of $1,000 from Col. Francis Fries in 1919, The Winston-Salem Foundation has grown to being worth over $605 million. With this amassed wealth, the Winston-Sale Foundation has offered support to many individuals in need of financial assistance.

One of the ways that the Winston-Salem Foundation has been able to help students is through the Annie S. Alexander Memorial Scholarship. Available to any African American student, with preference going to those from Winston-Salem, the Annie S. Alexander Memorial Scholarship was established in 2009 in order to provide financial support to minority students interested in seeking out an education in nursing. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must demonstrate high academic performance while also choosing to enroll in an undergraduate in nursing degree. If selected for this scholarship, students will receive $1,800 in scholarship money that can be used towards the college or university of their choosing. 

2020 CGCS-Bernard Harris Scholarship Program (Deadline: May 4)

The CGCS-Bernard Harris Scholarship Program was established to encourage minority students to pursue college degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The scholarship was created by former NASA astroanaut Dr. Bernard Harris, the first African-American to walk in space. 

Click here to read the scholarship guidelines before filling out the application. 

Click here to fill out the application. The application is only available online.  

Mississippi Trucking Association Foundation Scholarship (Deadline: June 23)

The Mississippi Trucking Association Foundation is accepting applications for our 2020 - 2021 MTAF Scholarship.   The student that is chosen for this scholarship will be awarded $1,000 on a per-semester basis. This scholarship is available to Freshman - Senior attending a community college, college or university in Mississippi that falls within any of the classifications listed on the application.   The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 23rd

Click here to apply.

Charish Scholarship Program (Deadline: June 30)

Chairish, a unique vintage furniture marketplace is offering a scholarship for graduating high school seniors. Each year, the Chairish Scholarship Program awards $5,000 in college scholarships to deserving students.

The Design Your Future scholarship is open to high school seniors of any major. 

The Chairish ‘Design Your Future’ Scholarship ($2,500):

  • Open to graduating high school seniors of any major

  • Students are asked to submit a 500-word essay designing their ideal future and their plans to achieve that dream

  • Minimum 2.0/4.0 cumulative GPA required

  • Students must be planning to enroll at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or vocational/technical college or university in the U.S.

Students can review full details and apply on our site.

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.

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

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