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Scholarship Opportunities for MHS students

Elvis Presley Fan Club Scholarship: Deadline February 14, 2019. (Seniors only) This is a state-wide scholarship competition, with scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. Applicants must perform and record one Elvis song and one song of their choice. Applicants along with videos must be received by February 14, 2019. Mail applications to: Mrs. Diane Whitt, 244 CR 530, Shannon, MS 38868. Please see for scholarship details.

Mississippi Power Heritage Scholarship: Deadline February 28, 2019  (Seniors only)

The Mississippi Power Foundation established the Heritage Scholarship Program in 2019. This program was developed to provide career and technical education opportunities to minority students throughout the company’s 23-county service area. Scholarships will be awarded to minority high school seniors and non-traditional students who plan to attend a career and technical program following graduation at an accredited community college within the Mississippi Power service area. Scholarships will fund tuition only each semester, per student ($1,500 maximum per semester) where applicable. Funding will be paid directly to the community college.

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Click here to download the application.


The Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians Foundation 2018 David G. Hall, M.D. Memorial Scholarship: Deadline March 1, 2019. (Seniors only) Write a 500 word essay on the following topic: 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 available in the Counselors’ Suite along with instructions on documents that must be submitted with the application. Applications should be postmarked by March 1st.

Mississippi Association of Supervisors (MAS) County Employee Scholarship Program: Deadline March 1, 2019. (Seniors only) Applicants must have an immediate family member (parent, stepparent, grandparent, step-grandparent, or legal guardian) currently working for or retired from a Mississippi county. A county employee does not include school district, county hospital, or other separate entity. Students can download an application packet at

American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) Essay Contest: Deadline March 15, 2019.  (Grades 9-12) The winner receives $2,500, a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet the Secretary of State, and a full scholarship for a Semester at Sea educational voyage. This essay contest encourages high school students to think about important international issues and learn about the United States Foreign Service. For information on the essay prompt and scholarship details, visit

Sylvia Autry Scholarship: Deadline March 22, 2019 (Seniors only) Scholarship amount: $800.00

The Sylvia Autry Scholarship Endowment was established in recognition of Mrs. Autry’s 45 years of service to the children and youth of the Meridian Public School District. Through lead gifts from the Riley Foundation and the Phil Hardin Foundation, one scholarship each year is awarded to a graduating Senior at Meridian High School to continue their education at a four year university in Mississippi.

Lt. Sandra M. King Young, PhD Memorial Scholarship Deadline March 22, 2019 (Seniors only) The Lt. Sandra M. King Young, PhD Memorial Scholarship was established by Arthur S. Young to benefit young ladies who have participated on the Girls Basketball team at Meridian High School (MHS). This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating MHS Senior who has been accepted by and committed to a college or university to help off-set the cost of books, tuition and/or housing. Sandra King Young’s life will not be forgotten, but will live on for many years to come by helping other young ladies pursue their educational dreams.

Mississippi Economic Council - Mississippi Scholars Program

Visit this website to find out what it takes to become a "Mississippi Scholar!" 


The Scholarship- Deadline June 30, 2019 (Seniors only)  Two $1,500 scholarships are awarded to student-caregivers. Students must submit either a 1,500 word essay or a two minute video that addresses their caregiving experience. The essay/video prompt as well as the application is available at


Search for more specific scholarships through the following sites:

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

United Negro College Fund