Derek Pouncey Memorial Scholarship & Award: Deadline April 30, 2022
Are you a high school senior and rising college freshman? Are you looking for a college scholarship? Are you an athlete? Have you displayed a commitment to developing an art form? If YES, apply for THIS scholarship! Deadline: April 30, 2022
Derek C. Pouncey loved life! He was an athlete, an artist, a teacher, a coach, a leader, a friend. He passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014, at the age of 39. A native of Meridian and Lauderdale County, Derek was a graduate of West Lauderdale High School, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Mississippi College in Clinton and later a Master’s Degree in School Leadership and Administration from Mississippi State University. Shortly after graduating from MC he felt the hereditary pull to teach and coach football.
As a teacher of Speech, Debate, Theatre, and English Language Arts he impacted students’ lives at Kate Griffin Junior High, Northwest Junior High, Meridian High School, Philadelphia High School, Kemper County High School, East Central Community College, and West Lauderdale Middle and High Schools. He was the recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Coca-Cola Educator of Distinction Award. Always humble about his honors, Pouncey mentored and inspired students, seizing each day to live to the fullest as teacher, theatre director, and coach.
The Derek Pouncey Memorial Student Scholarship Award was established by the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE) to honor Derek’s lifelong passion for the arts, athletics, and education. The scholarship is awarded to a rising college freshman to assist with college expenses. Scholarship award amount is contingent on funding. Apply Here
Donald - Ware Reunion, Inc. (DWR) Family Scholarship Opportunity
$1,000 will be awarded annually to two students.
Eligibility: Applicants must
1. Be from or have family roots in the East-Central Mississippi Area, in tribute to the underserved, ancestral home of DWR, Inc.
3. Be accepted by a College/University.
4. Provide a completed scholarship application, a copy of high school transcript, and a 2-page (max), double-spaced, 12-point font essay that states why you should be a recipient of the scholarship.
5. Provide a list of your extracurricular activities (Grades 9-12 only) including employment.
6. Be available via phone or Zoom for an interview with the Reunion Scholarship Selection Committee, if necessary.
7. Do not send unrequested information.
- Minimum 2.5 grade point average
- Evidence of serious scholastic aptitude, good character, leadership qualities, and well-rounded personal development.
- Financial Need.
Deadline: May 13, 2022 Notification to scholarship recipient: May 31, 2022
The Meridian Alphas 2022 Scholarship Application
The Meridian Alphas plans to award scholarships to three deserving seniors from Kemper County High School, Lauderdale County School System, and Meridian High School. For a student to be considered, they must complete the form below in its entirety by Friday, April 29, 2022. Students must have a 2.5 grade point average at both their high school and college (dual enrolled students).
Winners will be notified by May 3, 2022 and will be presented with a certificate, if possible at their high school award's day. The student must be accepted and enrolled at a community college/university no later than September 2022. Before students receive the funds, they MUST show they are enrolled at their respective college/university. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coates, Whitney, Porter Pastoral Scholarship for African American Students
This scholarship is designed to aid a graduating Black (African American) High School Student in his or her efforts to attend a college or university of his or her choice." The scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria:
- scholastic achievement (GPA of C+ or better)
- financial need
- student's written essay
The deadline for this application is May 31, 2022. Applications are available in the MHS Counselors' Suite.
Charles & Doretha Young Scholarship Opportunity
- Applicants must have already been accepted by a Historically Black College or University.
- Applicants must have a minimum high-school cumulative GPA of 2.8.
- The $1,000 scholarship will be paid directly to the University or College – $500 the first semester and $500 the second semester. A 2.5 GPA must be maintained to receive the 2nd semester award. Scholarship funds may be used towards tuition, books, or housing only.
- Application deadline: April 15, 2022
- Application packets are located in the MHS Counselors' Suite.
Mary E. Greenwood Scholarships
During the 2015-16 school year, the children of Mrs. Mary E. Greenwood, a retired MPS educator, established a scholarship program in her honor to pay homage to her career and lifelong dedication to the field of Education. Through the Mary E. Greenwood Educational Excellence Scholarship Program, we have awarded 20 scholarships in the amount of $1000 each during the previous academic years in most of the categories identified below. It is our desire to now open the application process for the high school seniors in the Class of 2022 to be used during their 2022-23 college freshman year. We plan to award a total of 5 scholarships in the applicable categories and the application for these scholarships is here or a hard copy may be picked up in the Counselors' Suite. Applications are due by April 22, 2022.
The Mary E. Greenwood Student Legacy Award: For a student who is the child or grandchild of a former student of Mrs. Greenwood. Top priority will be given to students in this category.
The Mary E. Greenwood Community Impact Award: For a student who has made an extraordinary impact to their community through service
The Mary E. Greenwood Resilience Award: For a student who has overcome a significant hardship or challenge to excel academically
The Mary E. Greenwood Young Man of Distinction: For a young man who exemplifies commendable qualities of leadership, scholarship and character
Shelter Insurance Foundation Agents' Scholarship
The committee for the Shelter Insurance Foundation Agents’ Scholarship sponsored by Kim Houston is seeking bright and upcoming Meridian High School seniors who are college bound to apply for Shelter's Foundation scholarship. The application may be accessed here
or a hard copy may be picked up in the Counselors' Suite. The deadline is March 31, 2022
. The last page must be completed by your Academic Counselor or Mrs. McQuarley BEFORE the deadline, so that page needs to be given to your Counselor or Mrs. McQuarley by Tuesday, March 29, 2022.
No late applications will be accepted.
a) Applicant’s scholastic achievement- GPA of 2.5 or higher.
b) Applicant’s interest in furthering their education, at an accredited college, university, or trade school, whether public or private; accreditation to be determined by the U.S. Department of Education by September 2022.
c) Applicant’s participation and leadership in school and community activities.
d) Applicant’s reputation for good citizenship and good moral character.
e) Applicant’s financial need.
Community Foundation of East Mississippi
It’s time to apply for the local scholarships which are presented at Senior Awards Night! These scholarships are handled by the Community Foundation of East Mississippi and all require an online application. For more information and to begin the application process go to their website, https://www.cfem.org/ There you will find a tab for scholarships. You must set up a login for the site. You may begin an application, leave the application, and come back later to complete it without losing entered content. Deadline for application submission is March 31, 2022.
Please contact the Community Foundation of East Mississippi at 601.696.3035 if you have questions.
MHS Seniors are eligible to apply for the following scholarships which are listed on the Community Foundation site.
The Allie Carruth Scholarship
A Lil' Bit Helps Scholarship
Brian Keith Cole Memorial Scholarship
Constance Wells, Lucille McKee Scholarship
I.A. Rosenbaum Scholarship
Jennie Ruth Crump Scholarship
Melinda Weathers Scholarship
Meyer Davidson Leadership Award
Sylvia Autry Scholarship
Virginia Graham Memorial Scholarship
MHS Class of 2002 20th Commemorative Scholarship
The Meridian High School Class of 2002 has created a scholarship to give to one of you! The Meridian High School Class of 2002 20th Year Commemorative Scholarship is now open for applications. There are some hard copies available in the Counselors' Suite or you may print from the link. The deadline for all applications is April 1, 2022. MHS Class of 2002 Commemorative Scholarship
CREATE YOUR BEST WORK ART SCHOLARSHIP
The Meridian Museum of Art along with the Meridian Museum Art Collective are proud to announce the first annual Create Your Best Work Art Scholarship to aid two promising art students with material’s costs.
Create Your Best Work Art Scholarship is available to high school seniors (graduating by June 2022). To qualify, students must be currently enrolled or accepted and seeking a visual arts degree at a Mississippi Community College or University.
The instructions, requirements, and the registration form are here: MMAC Scholarship Hard copies are available in the Counselors' Suite.