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Upcoming Scholarship Opportunities

The Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest
Award: $5,000
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Recipients: High School Seniors
Details: Regions will award $5,000 scholarships to 15 high school seniors who live in states with Regions branches and will attend an accredited college in the U.S. during the 2017-2018 academic school year. Apply online at

The Nissan Scholarship
Award: Varies
Deadline: March 01, 2017
Recipients: High School Seniors
Details: Nissan North America, Inc. provides scholarship funds for applicants that will attend a Mississippi public two year college or public four year college. Apply online at

The Mississippi Association of Supervisors
Award: $500
Deadline: March 01, 2017
Recipients: High School Seniors who have an immediate family member who is either a current or retired Mississippi county employee.
Details: Essay Contest

Applications are available in the Counselor’s office or online at

American Foreign Services Association National High School Essay Contest
Award: The winner receives $2,500, an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC to meet the Secretary of State and a full scholarship for a semester at Sea educational voyage. The winner up receives $1250 and a full scholarship to attend the International Diplomacy Program of the National Student Leadership Conference. 
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Recipients: grades 9-12
Details: “Building Peace Through Democracy” 

Edward J. “Ed” Langton Scholarship sponsored by the employees of the GrandBank
Award: $1,000
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Recipients :High School Seniors
Details: The Edward J. “Ed” Langton Scholarship is a one-time annual scholarship awarded to a Pine Belt area high school student based on academic excellence, community involvement and financial need. Applications are available in the Counseling Center.

The Hattiesburg Area Dixie Youth Baseball Local Scholarship
Award: $500
Deadline: March 22, 2017
Recipients: High School Seniors
Details: Open to high school seniors who have participated in the Hattiesburg Area Dixie Youth Baseball Program when they were 12 years or younger. Applications are available in the counseling center.

Junior Auxiliary of Hattiesburg Scholarship
Award: TBA
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Recipients :High School Seniors
Details: Educational scholarhips are awarded to the local community by granting college scholarships each year to deserving high school seniors.  These scholarships are awarded based on participation in community activities, leadership, moral character, citizenship, scholastic achievement and educational goals. Applications are available in the Counseling Center or online at

Other 2016-2017 Scholarships

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

· Essay required: Every generation faces new challenges and new problems. What do you think is the biggest difference between your generation and older generations? How do you think these differences will affect the future of our country and/or your career choice?
· $1,000 scholarship
Al's Formal Wear
· Essay required
· Two $1,000 scholarships awarded

American Legion Scholarships
· Multiple scholarships available
· See website for details

Animation Career
· For students that intend to pursue an animation related field at an accredited post-secondary school/college
· Essay required
· $1,000 scholarship

Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship
· Must be a current or former athlete at the high school or college level
· Must be a current college student or high school senior entering college
· Essay required
· $1,000 scholarship

AXA Achievement Community Scholarship
Award: passed
Deadline: The 2017 program will be accepting applications until 10,000 applications are submitted or 11:59 pm on December 15, 2016, whichever comes first.
Recipients: Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2017-2018 academic year.
Details:  Students with Ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community & ability to succeed in college.

B. Davis
· This is not an academic based scholarship, but a written essay is required
· $1,000 scholarship

Big Sun Athletics
· All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in
· Essay required
· $500 scholarship

Buick Achievers
· Up to $25,000 per year for 100 first time freshman or existing college students, renewable for up to four years and one additional year for those entering a qualified five-year engineering degree
· $2,000 one-time awards for an additional 1,000 students
· Specified course of study - see website for eligible majors
· One female and male scholar athlete from an eligible sport (see website for eligible sport list)
· $30,000 scholarship awarded annually and is renewable, totaling $120,000.

Dixie Boys Baseball Program Scholarship
Award: $2,000
Deadline: February 01, 2017
Recipients: High School Seniors
Details: Open to high school seniors who have participated in a Dixie Boys Baseball program when they were 12 years old or younger. Applications are available in the Counseling Center.

Elks Most Valuable Student
Award: varies
Deadline: passed
Recipients: Seniors
Details: Strong academics, leadership, financial need

Gates Millennium Scholars
· 1,000 students will receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice
· Deadline: varies per scholarship

GE- Reagan Foundation

Hub City Business Network Scholarship

· Purpose: Provide financial awards to students entering or currently enrolled in a college or university who is working to achieve their educational goals through a degree in business.  It is the desire of Hub City Business Network (HCBN) to promote excellence through promoting business by encouraging and supporting young, bright and talented adults to further their education.

· This gift may be used for vocational, undergraduate, and/or graduate study.  This scholarship will be awarded to the recipient during the spring luncheon awards banquet.    The scholarship recipient must attend this event to receive this award.  The recipient will be chosen from Lamar, Forrest, Covington, Jones and Perry Counties.

· Applications are available in the Counseling Center or online at

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Award: varies

Deadline: passed

Recipients: Seniors who plan to enroll in a four-year college or university

Details: Strong academics and financial need

For more information and how to apply visit the counseling center.

John F. Kennedy, Profile in Courage Essay Contest
· Cash rewards range from $500 to $5,000
· Write an original and creative essay of 1,000 words or less that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage 

Honors Graduation - The Multi-Media Scholarship
· A multi-media scholarship where students can submit projects in art, photography, videography, music, and creative writing
· Five $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded

Jones County Junior College Scholarships

Mississippi American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program
Award: varies
Deadline: passed
Recipients: grades 9-12
Details: “A Constitutional Speech Contest”

Mississippi Farm Bureau Scholarship

· Awarded to students attending a Mississippi college or university; show financial need, academic ability, and leadership qualities; must be pursuing an agricultural related major.  

· Applications available online at

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Scholarships

Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency
Award: $500-$1000
Deadline: February 24, 2017
Recipients: High School Seniors
Details: The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) will be presenting 12 scholarships in May to high school seniors across Mississippi who have a belief in the lifesaving and life improving gifts that organ, eye and tissue donation can be for others. Applications are available in the Counseling Center.

MML High School Scholarship

· The MML High School Scholarship Program provides three scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each for high school seniors in Mississippi who plan to attend an accredited community college, college or university in Mississippi.

· The General Scholarship is open to all high school seniors and is co-sponsored by Mississippi Power Company.

· There are two Limited Scholarships. One is open to children or grandchildren of employees or elected officials of Mississippi municipalities and to high school seniors working part-time for a member municipality of the Mississippi Municipal League and is sponsored by Phelps Dunbar.

· A second Limited Scholarship is being offered by the Mississippi Municipal Service Company and is open to children or grandchildren of employees or elected officials of Mississippi municipalities that are members of the MMSC Liability Plan or the Workers Compensation Group.

· Applicants may only apply for one scholarship and must submit a 2,000-word essay entitled "Why I Should Consider a Career in Municipal Government". 

Applications are available in the Counseling Center or online at

National Beta Scholarship
Award: $1000-$15,000
Deadline: January 26, 2017
Recipients: 12th grade Senior Beta members
Details: 12th grade students who are active National Beta Club members and duly registered with the national headquarters as of June 30, prior to their senior year, are eligible to apply and participate in the scholarship competition. Selection of National Beta Club Scholarship winners is based on a number of factors with special emphasis on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership, commendable character, school and community service, as well as National Beta Involvement. Apply online at

Pearl River Community College  Scholarships (Various Scholarships)

Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association Round Up for Education for Fall 2017

Graduating seniors who live on Pearl River Valley Electric lines planning to attend a Mississippi community college are eligible, as long as their parents are contributing to the Round UP program.  More information about the program and a copy of the application is available in the counselor’s office online at

Deadline: August 11, 2017.

Prudential Spirit of Community

Award: varies
Deadline: passed
Recipients: grades 5-12
Details: exemplary community service and Scholarship
· The QuitDay scholarship is awarded to students each year who share their vision for a smoke-free world
· $3,000 scholarship awarded to three students
· See website for more details
· Deadline: March 31st of each year
· Open to juniors and seniors that volunteer with animals in need
· Essay required - see website for details
· $1,000 scholarship

· The QuestBridge National College Match is designed for high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite facing economic challenges.

Ronald McDonald House Charities
· Graduating High School seniors may apply for one of four scholarships
· Scholarship application opens in October
· See website for more details
· Several scholarship opportunities available - see Student Scholarships website
· Amount: $500

The University of Southern Mississippi Scholarships

Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest
· Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt.

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