BEACH - Students who attend The University of Southern Mississippi
Gulf Coast will have two new scholarship options thanks to the generosity
of two coast entities - Whitney National Bank of Mississippi and
the Long Beach High School alumni. Each has established an annual
scholarship for students who meet specific criteria.
Bank of Mississippi recently committed $20,000 for an educational
scholarship program at Southern Miss Gulf Coast to fund an annual
scholarship of $2,000 for an incoming freshman from Harrison, Hancock
or Jackson counties. To qualify for the fall portion of the award,
the recipient must have at least a 3.0 grade point average. To receive
the second half of the scholarship for the spring semester, the
student must maintain a 2.75 GPA or better.
National Bank understands the importance of higher learning, and
strives to provide this opportunity to deserving students in the
communities we serve," said John Walton, Mississippi state
president of Whitney National Bank of Mississippi.
major or discipline of study is up to the recipient. The award will
be determined by financial need.
the Thomas L. "Joe" Reeves Education Annual Scholarship
at Southern Miss Gulf Coast, was established in April by alumni
of Long Beach High School. Long Beach High School alums are invited
to participate by contributing to the fund.
annual scholarship stipulates that the recipient be an education
major entering the junior year of study at Southern Miss Gulf Coast
and be a graduate of Long Beach High School.
two new gifts are greatly appreciated by Southern Miss Gulf Coast
and by the students who will benefit from them," said Dr. Jay
Grimes, Gulf Coast provost. "Lives and academic careers are
touched in many ways as a result of scholarships such as these."
application and information may be obtained from the Southern Miss
Gulf Coast Financial Aid office in the Administration Building,
Room 101, at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. For information
on establishing a scholarship, contact The University of Southern
Mississippi Office of Development at (601) 266-5602.