Descriptions and Application Procedures
Thelma Bounds Memorial Scholarship (Not available this year): The purpose of this fund is to award an annual scholarship to a deserving sophomore, junior, or senior native Mississippian attending USM who demonstrates financial need with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Students must submit documentation confirming Mississippi birth and a 250-500 word essay explaining their financial need.
Claude E. Fike Scholarship: This scholarship is for an undergraduate with financial need and at least 3.0 GPA. Students must submit a brief (250-500 word) statement explaining their financial need. Awards normally range from $500-700.
Jay Washam Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is for a graduate student working on thesis or dissertation. The student must submit a 500 word essay explaining their project and financial need along with a letter from his or her mentor confirming progress and worthiness. Awards range from $400-$900.
Russell Miller Memorial Scholarship: This $1000 scholarship goes to the undergraduate who combines academic achievement with community service. The who is a History major or minor with at least a 3.0 GPA. The recipient must have 4-12 hours per year of community service with a recognized service agency, such as the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, or another 501(c) (3) organization.
All applications must include:
An ESSAY (500 words) or AUDIO-VISUAL PRESENTATION describing ONE of the following:
- How the scholarship will be used;
- A description of the connections between the U.S. Civil War and current events in the U.S.;
- The reason for your community service work.
Gonzales Study Abroad Scholarship: For any undergraduate or graduate student who wants money for study abroad. Students must submit a 500 word essay indicating why they need the money and explaining how the funds will be used. You must also obtain a letter of support from a faculty member. Funding varies by year but is traditionally around $3000.
John E. Gonzales Scholarship: This award is given to outstanding undergraduate students who will still be here in 2013/14. Students must submit a brief (250-500 word) statement explaining their course of study and discussing their qualifications for the award. Award amounts vary by year.
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