Major Clarity

    1. Go to platform.majorclarity.com
    2. Click ‘Continue with Google’ 
    3. Enter student’s standard district Google username (i.e. their email) and password
    4. Click on “Financial Resources”

Local Scholarships

  • 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.
    2. Submit the application and additional required documents via email to donaldwarescholarships@gmail.com no later than May 13, 2022.
    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.
     
    Selection Criteria:
    - Minimum 2.5 grade point average
    - Evidence of serious scholastic aptitude, good character, leadership qualities, and well-rounded personal development.
    - Financial Need.
    -  Awards.
     
    Deadline: May 13, 2022       Notification to scholarship recipient: May 31, 2022
    Scholarship applications are located in the Counselor's Suite or online at www.donald-warereunion.com
     
     
    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 meridianalphas@gmail.com.
     

     

    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

    1. Applicants must have already been accepted by a Historically Black College or University.
    2. Applicants must have a minimum high-school cumulative GPA of 2.8.
    3. 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.
    4.  Application deadline: April 15, 2022
    5. 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.

    Award Categories

    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. 
      
    Selection criteria
     
    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.

  • MPE Announces $500 High School Senior Scholarships

    The Mississippi Professional Educators (MPE) is excited to provide a scholarship for high school seniors.  MPE will award up to twenty $500 scholarships to high school seniors who have at least one parent who is a member of MPE.  Click here for the scholarship guidelines and application.  Applications are due March 25, 2022, and MPE will announce recipients in April 2022.  For additional information, please contact Kelly Riley at Kelly@mpe.org or 601-355-5517. 

     

    Scholarship opportunity for science scholars:  DEADLINE MAY 6

    U.S. high school seniors can earn a $10,000 college scholarship for creating a 20–30 second video on how science has improved their life or the life of someone they know. To learn more and apply, visit https://sciencesaves.org/scholarship/ . 
     
     
    PIck's Backyard BBQ & Catering Scholarship: DEADLINE April 15, 2022
    Pick’s Backyard BBQ & Catering scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Cooking good old southern BBQ and catering special events is our passion; however, we are also educators in various schools in both North and South Mississippi, who understand the value of a good quality education and wish to award a deserving senior who is looking to advance their education at a Mississippi college or university in the fields of education or culinary arts. 
     
    Award: 1 Laptop w/ Printer 
                1 $500 book scholarship   
     
    Complete applications with required documentation must be submitted by April 15, 2022 and emailed to picksbackyard@gmail.com OR mail to 154 CR 215, Houston MS 38851. No late entries will be accepted.  
     
    The application can be downloaded here or you can pick up a hard copy in the MHS Counselors' Suite.
     
     
    Mississippi Trucking Association Scholarship
    Any college freshman, sophomore, junior or senior in good standing, attending an accredited community college, four year college or university in Mississippi and in addition to the above, who falls within any of the classifications listed below, is eligible for a scholarship: 
    1. Students who have a parent or spouse actively employed in the trucking industry.
    2. Students who had a parent or spouse fatally injured on the job, while employed in the trucking industry.
    3. Students who are planning to earn a degree in a field of study involving the trucking transportation industry.
    4. Students who are children or a spouse of an independent contractor affiliated with a trucking company.
    5. Students who have a parent actively employed with or that have a parent that was fatally injured while on the job as an Enforcement Officer of either the MS Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Division or MDOT’s Motor Carrier Division.
    6. Students who are currently employed in the trucking industry.

     
    Applications may be accessed here or hard copies are available in the MHS Counselors' Suite.
     
     

Special Interest Scholarships

Watermark Endodontics Legacy Scholarship Information

  • These scholarships are not associated with, nor endorsed by, Meridian High School and/or Meridian Public Schools. Inclusion in this list does not indicate an endorsement or recommendation of any kind. Students and parents should review all scholarship information carefully, especially before submitting an application fee of any kind.

     
    To avoid being a victim of a scholarship scam, students and their families should keep the following in mind:

    • If you have to pay money to get money, it might be a scam.
    • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
    • Spend time, not money.
    • Never invest more than a postage stamp to get information about a scholarship.
    • Nobody can guarantee that you will win a scholarship.
    • Legitimate scholarship foundations do not charge a fee.
    • If you are suspicious of an offer, it is usually with good reason.

     

    Below are some of the more popular personalized scholarship search websites:

     

    •  Raise.me

              You can earn college scholarships with RaiseMe!  Raise.me is a free website that allows students to earn scholarships from their partner colleges for individual achievements like good grades in classes, extracurricular involvement, and community service hours. They were recently covered by the New York Times and PBS!

    Students are earning micro-scholarships from schools all over the country. Sign up free at https://www.raise.me/join/9073288591
     
    • College Scholarship Search Engine

    On this site, you will find articles and advice on college selection and careers, choosing a major field of study, financing your education with scholarships and financial aid, earning an online degree, becoming a top student, writing good admission and scholarship essays, avoiding the ten biggest mistakes college students often make, dealing with exceptionally demanding professors, and a lot more.

    http://www.college-scholarships.com/

    • Fastweb Scholarship Search Engine

    Once you complete your profile, you'll have access to Fastweb's database of more than 1.5 million scholarships. 

    http://www.fastweb.com/

    • College Board's Scholarship Search!

    Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion. Enter as much information as possible to find the most matches.
    Scholarship information is based on the College Board's Annual Survey of Financial Aid Programs. 

    https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

     

    Scholarships for African-American Students
    https://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/african-american-scholarships/

     

    The Guide to Scholarships for Future Teachers offers in-depth information in several areas, including:

    • Scholarship basics; dos and don'ts
    • General qualifications for applying for education scholarships
    • A list of scholarships for different student populations 
    • An outline of other funding options for teaching and education students

     

    Information from CollegeCovered.com
     

    • Scholarships 101: This handy one-page handout outlines an overview of key terms, timelines and important information to know when searching and applying for scholarships.  
    • Discover®Student Loans Scholarship Search: Our free college scholarship search tool gives students fast access to over 3 million scholarships worth more than $18 billion. Students can get a list of their customized scholarship matches via email to make applying easy. No registration required.
    Tupelo Elvis Presley Fan Club offers $10K in Music Scholarships:

    The Tupelo Elvis Presley Fan Club is announcing three music scholarships for high school seniors. Scholarships will be awarded in amounts of $5,000, $3,000, and $2,000. Students must be seniors enrolled now and graduating in 2022. Applicants must upload an audition video of one Elvis Presley song and one song of their choice to https:/www.youtube.com/c/tupeloelvisfanclub. The file needs to be labeled SCHOLARSHIP 2022. Applicants can also email the link and forms found on the fan club’s website at www.tupeloelvisfanclub.com/index.php/scholarships/scholarship-entry-form to whitt@maxxsouth.net or jcpool1234@aol.com or complete the forms and mail to: Diane Whitt, 500 Forrest Drive, Okolona, MS 38860. Videos must be received by Feb. 14, 2022. Ten finalists will be notified, and three winners chosen for a live finale in March 2022. All finalists must be able to perform at the finale or forfeit. Scholarships are made possible by the sale of the Mississippi Elvis Auto Tag available at any Mississippi Tax Collector’s Office. For questions, call (662) 542-0138. See flyer here scholarship flyer.  

    Five $1,000 scholarships are available to high school seniors interested in the Dental or Medical Career Fields 

    Dental and healthcare providers can change lives in their local communities and, as many providers have experienced, on the mission field as well.  Because of this belief and his desire to encourage young people, Dr. Moore has established a scholarship tailored specifically for high school seniors with a strong interest in the dental or healthcare field. He, along with a board of dental and healthcare professionals, will select the five most outstanding students among those applying for this scholarship. The awards will be given on or before May 31 and payable to the student’s college of choice.

    High school seniors interested in dentistry, dental hygiene, or healthcare are encouraged to apply for the scholarship. Eligible students reside in Clarke, Jasper, Jones, Lauderdale, Neshoba, Newton and Wayne counties in Mississippi, as well as Choctaw County in Alabama.

    Applying for the scholarship is easy. Simply complete the application, upload a two-to-three-minute video, provide a letter of reference, and submit an essay. 

    “‘Always do your best as if you are doing it for God’ is what my children hear when they are headed to school or work. God created us to love and to serve. He has gifted each one of us with talents that can be humbly used for that purpose. In life, I believe we are at our best when we, with a servant’s heart, are helping others. The dental healthcare field is an opportunity to create, to provide healing, and to be a blessing to others while we, in turn, are blessed. Pursue your dreams, and use those talents given to you to do your best in whatever good walk of life you choose!” 

    – Dr. Mark Moore, Watermark Endodontics


    Application deadline: April 25th 2021


    Watermark Endodontics does not discriminate in admissions, employment, or in any of its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender.

     

     

     

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    Heisman Scholarship

    HTTPS://HEISMANSCHOLARSHIP.COM/  Deadline October 19, 2021

    The Heisman Memorial Trophy is renowned for symbolizing the pursuit of excellence with integrity. The Heisman High School Scholarship, presented by Acceptance Insurance, extends the Heisman prestige to our nation’s most esteemed male and female high school seniors by recognizing and rewarding outstanding scholar-athletes who understand that the most important victories not only happen on the field, but in their schools and communities. These remarkable young leaders set the example and make a game-changing difference every day, paving the way to greatness for everyone around them.
    Eligibility begins with maintaining a weighted GPA of 3.0 (B average) or better. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community. And applicants must participate or have participated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of the 48 school sponsored sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations.

     

    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 33rd class in 2021, the Foundation has provided over 6,450 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $75 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.

    High school seniors, apply here! The application will be open until October 31, 2021, at 5pm Eastern.

    Register for a live webinar to learn more about the application process. View the webinar slides here.

     

    U.S. Presidential Scholars Program Information/Application – Due Nov. 1, 2021

    2022 USPSP Combined Flyer and Application

    The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students,  is now open for high school seniors graduating in 2022 to submit their nomination application. Dr. Carey Wright will nominate up to 20 students (10 males and 10 females) for the general component of the program and up to five students for the CTE component.  All applications must be received by Monday, November 1, 2021.