Scholarship Information

A photo of Kennard-Washington HallStudents in the Department of Child and Family Studies benefit from the generosity and support of donors who have elected to provide scholarships for deserving students within the department. We are indebted to them for their financial support and their recognition of the vital contribution made by our graduates to improve the lives of children, families, and communities in the United States and around the world.

 

 

 

Application Information:

    • A student must be enrolled during the upcoming school year to receive an undergraduate scholarship as a tuition benefit. Students graduating before the next academic year (which begins each fall) are ineligible for undergraduate scholarships.
    • Currently enrolled students graduating by December of the next academic year, who will be pursuing graduate studies during the following spring semester, are eligible for graduate scholarships.
    • The deadline for applications for scholarships is 5:00 p.m. on February 15, 2015. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
    • Please visit www.usmfoundation.com/scholarships to apply.

 

Scholarships:

Altra Howse Hamman Endowed Graduate Scholarship

The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a full-time graduate student with a major in Family Life or Child Development. The recipient must have completed at least one semester of graduate work and will be chosen on the basis of scholarship with a GPA of 3.75 or higher. No student will be considered who has a grade of less than “B” in any course. The recipient must be of high moral character and must be a native born citizen of the USA but not necessarily a native of Mississippi.

 

Betty D. Craft Scholarship

The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to an outstanding junior majoring in Home Economics. The selection committee will be composed of Home Economics faculty and students. Alumni of the program will recommend students for the committee.

 

Carrie Herring Bennett Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship that shall be awarded to a deserving student majoring in Child and Family Studies, with preference given to a native of Mississippi.

 

Dr. Bertha M. Fritzche Graduate Fellowship

The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to an outstanding graduate student in Child and Family Studies upon recommendation of the graduate faculty in that area.

 

Ernie and Laura Leuenberger Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an incoming freshman who graduated from Biloxi High School who intends to major in Child and Family Studies in the College of Education and Psychology or any major within the College of Business. The student must have a 3.0 GPA. If no incoming freshman from Biloxi High School meets the criteria, the scholarship shall be awarded to another qualified student.

 

Fannie Owings Scholarship

The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student majoring in Child and Family Studies upon recommendation of that area.

 

J. Phillip Stanberry Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student in Marriage and Family Therapy who demonstrates high scholastic achievement, strong ethical integrity, and a commitment to working with families to improve their quality of life. Selection is to be made by the graduate faculty in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program area. If no Marriage and Therapy Program exists, substitute Child and Family Studies within the area of Family and Consumer Sciences.

 

Katie Ruth Field Bush Award in Marriage, Family and Child Development

The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance to a deserving graduate student in Family, Consumer Studies and Child Development or Marriage and Family Therapy. Recipients will be selected by the Health and Human Sciences Scholarship Award committee. Recipients must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need.

 

Lanelle Gaddis Long Scholarship  

The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a capable and deserving student in Child and Family Studies upon recommendation of the department.

 

Leroy and Lynell Rogers Scholarship

The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to an outstanding and deserving junior student in Child and Family Studies to use during their senior year. The student needs to exemplify a commitment to their major and profession and possess no less than an overall GPA of 3.0; the selection will be made by faculty in the Child and Family Studies program area.

 

Pearl Campbell Child and Family Studies Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student with financial need who is majoring in Child and Family Studies.

 

Stella Harper McNeil Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a full-time female undergraduate student majoring in Child and Family Studies or Family and female graduate student majoring in Child and Family Studies, Marriage and Family Therapy or Early Intervention. Student shall have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5. Preference shall be given to a student who has financial need and demonstrates good character, citizenship and the potential to make a positive contribution to society. If a student with financial need cannot be identified, the financial need criterion may be waived.