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THE 2021 PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD - The search is on to find our top youth volunteer (grades 5-12). If you are selected, you could receive $1,000, an impressive silver medallion, and a trip to Washington, D.C., next April.  If you feel you have made a positive difference through a volunteer activity during the past year, visit https://spirit.prudential.com to apply. Deadline November 17, 2020 

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2021 competition.  The 2021 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a U.S. Citizen.  Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.  Please visit http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm for more information. Deadline November 15, 2020

The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency 2020 scholarship program is now available for Mississippi senior high school graduates.  MORA will award seven scholarships totaling $11,265 to graduating seniors in 2021.  For more information and an application, visit www.msora.org/outreach-activities/schools/  or email Susan Bonds at sbonds@msora.org.  Applications are also available in the College and Career Center in J Bldg. Deadline November 17, 2020 


Mississippi Christian Living, in partnership with Belhaven University, will honor our 13th class of Christian Leaders of the Future at an afternoon event on Belhaven’s campus on March 2, 2021. Two interactive back-to-back workshops will be followed by a reception, keynote speaker presentation, and awarding of two $2,000 scholarships. https://mschristianliving.com/christian-leaders-of-the-future/     Deadline: December 4, 2020


WTVA will award a graduating senior a $1,000 scholarship.  Applicants must submit a 2-3 minute video answering the following question:  “Which person in your life has inspired you to make a difference in your community?  What kind of legacy have they inspired you to leave?”  For more information and to submit your video, please visit https://wtva.secondstreetapp.com/2019-WTVA-Senior-Scholarship/gallery  Deadline is December 4, 2020.

Burger King Scholars Program Created in memory of Burger King Co-founder James W. McLamore, The Burger King Scholars Program has awarded $35 million in scholarships to more than 33,000 high school students since 2000.  Scholarship grants range from $1,000-$50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school.  Recipients are selected based on their GPA, work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.  Please visit www.bk-scholars.com  for more information.  Deadline is December 15, 2020


The PB&J Scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed.

Examples of personal challenges include, but are not limited to:

  • medical issues
  • peer issues: bullying, change of school, minority status, etc.
  • family issues: divorce, death, lack of income, homelessness, foster care, abuse, etc.

When in doubt, students are encouraged to apply; this scholarship is meant to be inclusive. Click here: https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/pbj-scholarship

The priority deadline is December 31, 2020.

The University of Mississippi Luckyday scholarship is based on both academic accomplishments and remaining financial obligations after grants and scholarships have been calculated. Scholarships range from $2,000-$5,000 per year. Students who receive the Luckyday Scholarship participate in the Luckyday Success Program, which provides mentoring, tutoring, networking, and leadership opportunities. In order to receive consideration, all interested students should submit an application to the University as well as select the Luckyday option when completing the University of Mississippi’s Entering Freshman Scholarship Application. For more information, call 662-915-6493 or visit the website at http://www.olemiss.edu/studentaffairs/luckyday  Deadline January 5, 2021

Foot Locker Scholar Athlete Scholarship For the eighth consecutive year, Foot Locker will be awarding incoming college freshmen $20,000 in scholarship funding to pursue a 4-year college degree—not because they scored the most touchdowns or goals, but because sports have helped them grow into strong leaders at school and in their communities.  Promising applicants embody good sportsmanship, strong moral character, are passionate/committed to empowering his or her community, are confident and enthusiastic leaders, come from diverse backgrounds and display academic excellence.  Applicants must currently be a member in good standing of a high school sports team or be involved in afterschool sports.  For more information and an application, visit https://footlockerscholarathletes.com  Deadline is January 8, 2021


 The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites U.S. high school students (9th-12th) to write an essay on an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year JFK was born.  For contest information, registration, and to submit your essay, visit the Profile in Courage Essay Contest at https://www.JFKLibrary.org/Education  Deadline January 15, 2021


The Mississippi Association of Supervisors (MAS) announces the opening of the 2020-21 submission period for the MAS County Employee Scholarship Program.  Applicants must have an immediate family member currently employed by or retired from Mississippi county government to be eligible to apply. MAS will award up to two (2) $500 scholarships per county. For more information and the application, visit http://www.mssupervisors.org/scholarship-program  Deadline is February 1, 2021

Tupelo Elvis Presley Fan Club will award three scholarships totaling $10,000.  The scholarships are available to all Mississippi residents who are enrolled as a high school senior graduating in 2021. Applicants must plan to attend a college or university, but are not required to enroll in a music program. For complete details and to download an application, please visit  www.tupeloelvisfanclub.com/scholarships/rules-applications/ Deadline February 14, 2021

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 interested in pursuing a career in the field of medicine. For contest rules, judging criteria and applications go to www.msafp.org/scholarship. 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?”  Applications are also available in the College and Career Center in J Bldg.  Deadline is February 26, 2021. 


The College Board has made a $25 million commitment to encourage more students to take the steps necessary to get into college.  This scholarship program guides students through the college planning process and offers them a chance to earn money for their education for each action they complete.  This first-of-its-kind national scholarship program lays out six simple steps that all students can take to get to college.  Students have the chance to earn scholarships when they 1) Build their college list 2) Practice for the SAT 3) Improve their SAT score 4) Strengthen their college list 5) Fill out the FAFSA 6) Apply to college. Completing each step will earn a chance for a scholarship; the more you complete, the more scholarships you can earn; doing all six steps will earn a chance for $40,000 for their college education.  Each scholarship is open at certain times of the year, to help plan your journey.  For more information and to sign up for this program, visit https://opportunity.collegeboard.org or call 1-844-298-3554.  Deadline February 28, 2021 


The winner of this contest will receive $2,500, a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet a member of the State Department’s leadership, and a full scholarship for a Semester at Sea educational voyage.  This essay contest encourages high school students (grades 9-12) to think about important international issues and learn about the United States Foreign Service.  For information on the essay prompt and scholarship details, visit www.afsa.org/essay-contest Deadline March 16, 2021

Mississippi Professional Educators will award up to ten scholarships of $500 each to children of MPE members who are high school seniors and wish to pursue undergraduate studies at a college or university.  For more information and an application, visit www.mpe.org/page/grants_scholarships. Deadline is March 26, 2021.


Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants will award up to $1,000 to a winner for their scholarship program.  Students will need to submit an essay (500-1000 words) on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of their website: www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm. This scholarship is open to Juniors and Seniors. Full details are available on their website. Deadline June 21, 2021


*FREE MONEY FROM THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI FOR GRADUATING SENIORS:

·        *HELP: must have a 2.5 GPA with a family income of $39,500 or less, 20 on the ACT, and complete the HELP core Curriculum.   You must be a resident of Mississippi with plans to attend an eligible Mississippi institution and demonstrates need as determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

·        *MTAG:  scholarship money from the state of Mississippi if you are staying in the state for college.  This is FREE money if you have a 2.5 GPA and a 15 on the ACT.  Be sure you apply for this one!!

·        *Eminent Scholars:  worth more money than the MTAG, must have a 29 on the ACT and a 3.5 GPA

*more information regarding these scholarships and application information can be found at: www.ihl.state.ms.us

Or view their flier:  http://www.mississippi.edu/financialaid/downloads/riseup_flyer_SFA_2011.pdf

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