Scholarships

  • Larry and Elizabeth Payne Education and Psychology Scholarship Fund:To be awarded to incoming freshmen who are majoring in any area within the College of Education and Psychology, with preference given to students with financial need and who are residents of the state of Mississippi. This scholarship may be renewed up to fouryears.Award shall be to six students. Dean of the College of Education and Psychology shall be responsible for the selection process.
  • Pearl Campbell:To a deserving first-year undergraduate student who plans to major in family and consumer sciences and demonstrates the need for financial assistance
  • Betty Dukes Craft:To an outstanding junior majoring in home economics
  • Dr. Sara And Clifford Hagenson:To a student in early childhood education, upon recommendation of that department
  • Lanelle Gaddis Long:To a capable and deserving student in child and family studies, recommendation of the department
  • Stella Harper Mcneil:To a full-time female majoring in home economics education based on need, character, internship and student's potential to make contributions to his or her community and society, with a 2.5 GPA or better
  • Fannie Ozell Owings:To a student majoring in child and family studies, upon recommendation of that area
  • James O “Buck” and Juanita Payne Scholarship Endowment: To be awarded to a student from Newton County who has a minimum 2.5 GPA. First preference shall be given to a student majoring in nursing or child and family dtudies. Second preference shall be given to a student majoring in education or any degree program within the College of Business. Preference shall also be given to a student with financial need who participates in extracurricular activities. The student must be a United States citizen.
  • Lucy Ryals Robertson Memorial Scholarship:To provide a scholarship to a deserving student from Marion County who has a minimum junior status and has been officially accepted to any educational program leading to licensure in the state of Mississippi. The recipient must have an overall 2.75 grade point average. Applicants must submit an essay statement describing their personal and professional goals, along with a resume to the selection committee. The scholarship committee shall be comprised of curriculum and instruction faculty and the donor or the donor representative.
  • Leroy and Lynell Rogers Scholarship:To provide a scholarship to an outstanding and deserving junior student in child and family studies to use during his or her senior year. The student needs to exemplify a commitment to his/her major and profession, and possess a Southern Miss overall GPA of at least 3.0. The selection will be made by faculty in the child and family studies program area.