Scholarships

  • Mary Ann Carmichael Education Scholarship: To be given to a student who has a declared major in any department in education. Award shall be determined by a committee set up by the dean of the college.
  • 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 four years.Award shall be to sixstudents. Dean of the College of Education and Psychology shall be responsible for the selection process.
  • Jeannie and Tim Ryan in Honor of Dr. Bonnie J. Davis:To provide an annual scholarship to an incoming freshman from public or private schools in Hancock County who has demonstrated leadership skills through school and community involvement. This student will major in teacher education. Selection will be made by faculty in the College of Education and Psychology.
  • Southern Miss Association of Office Professionals (AOP):To provide a scholarship to a capable and deserving junior or senior with a 3.0 GPA or better majoring in business technology, with emphasis in office administration or related field.
  • Dr. R.G. Bigelow:To award to an outstanding student, undergraduate or graduate, who has a 3.0 grade point average and plans to enter the teaching profession
  • Annelle Bonner:To award to junior or senior majoring in business teacher education. Must meet academic and citizenship requirements.
  • Ruby Littrell Carson:To provide a scholarship to a student who is majoring in elementary or secondary education. Selection will be made by faculty members in the College of Education and Psychology.
  • Rankin and Lucy R. Clinton:To award a scholarship to a student majoring in education who is a graduate of Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Miss. Preference will be given to students who are classified as sophomores or higher. If no student from Oak Grove High School meets the criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to another qualified student majoring in education. Each recipient shall be selected by the College of Education and Psychology.
  • Willie Evelyn Ewell Business Education Presidential Scholarship: To provide scholarship funds to a student majoring in business education. The recipient is to be selected by a committee comprising business education faculty members.
  • Luther and Myrtis Flurry:To award to a full-time student in the College of Education and Psychology, with preference given to those who plan to teach in rural schools in Mississippi.
  • Frances K. Harrell:To award capable and deserving students who are juniors or seniors and plan to teach
  • Louise M. Hawkins:To provide annual scholarship assistance to capable and deserving students pursuing degrees in the field of education and nursing. In determining recipients, academic achievements shall be considered. One-half is to go to education, one-half to nursing.
  • Alma Hickman: To award a capable and deserving student majoring in education
  • Pearl Reynolds Leech:To award a capable and deserving student planning to teach, with preference to those in elementary education.
  • Ola Farmer Lenaz:To award a capable and deserving student who plans to enter the teaching profession
  • Madie Peden Light:To provide a scholarship to a student with need, who has the proclivity to be a teacher
  • John and Claudia Parker:To award a capable and deserving student who plans to teach school and needs financial assistance
  • Bessie Parker Proctor Memorial Scholarship:To provide a scholarship to a deserving student who is a graduate of Tylertown High School majoring in music; or if there is not a qualified music major, to be awarded to a student majoring in education. Financial aid office shall select the recipient.
  • Selman-Reiser Endowed Scholarship:To provide scholarships for students from Lawrence County attending Southern Miss who demonstrate financial need. These students will be studying to become teachers. Selection to be made by financial aid office. 3.0 GPA required.
  • 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 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.