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Al Gilless Southaven Rotary

The Al Gilless Southaven Rotary scholarship fund will help graduates of Horn Lake, Southaven and Northpoint Christian high schools.

Aspire of North Delta

Funds are provided to qualified applicants to assist with living expenses during their pursuit of a college career. Funding is awarded by semester based on qualifications and mid-term grades.

Byron Keith Mallett, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Byron Keith Mallett Jr. Scholarship Fund has been established to help a student from Lake Cormorant High School go to college and realize their dreams.

Callie Wood/M.S. Palmer High Alumni Scholarship Fund

The scholarship fund is named to honor Callie Wood as a past board member of the Quitman County Development Organization (QCDO) and also as a former educator in the Quitman County School District.

Charles M. George Memorial Scholarship

The Charles M. George Memorial Scholarship fund was established in memory of long time West Tallahatchie Schools Superintendent Charles M. George.

Cindy Lipscomb Scholarship (formerly the DeSoto County Prayer Council Scholarship)

To recognize an outstanding senior in DeSoto County, the DeSoto County Prayer Council established the DeSoto County Prayer Council Scholarship., now the Cindy Lipscomb Scholarship. The first scholarship was offered in Spring 2007 and continues to be open to all seniors in DeSoto County Schools each year.

Claude and Edith Kirkpatrick Memorial Scholarship

The Claude and Edith Kirkpatrick Memorial Scholarship has been set up to recognize an outstanding high school senior in Desoto County who has an affinity for the arts, is active in their church, and has demonstrated a high quality of academic excellence.

Delta Center Alumni Reunion Scholarship

The scholarship fund exists as one of the ways to further the mission of the Delta Center Alumni Reunion. That mission is to celebrate, elevate and extend the legacy of Delta Center School, its faculty, staff and students through a scholarship offering.

DeSoto County Business Women

The Desoto County Business Women offer a scholarship each year to a female, non-traditional student at the University of Mississippi Desoto Center.

Henry Lee Riley Memorial Scholarship

Henry Lee Riley is a McAdams High School Class of 1977 and Coahoma Community College Class of 1979 graduate. He owned Henry Riley’s Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, where he served his community through repairing appliances.

Hernando Hope Scholarship

The Hope Scholarship was established in 2017 by an anonymous donor who wanted to make sure his investment helps outstanding Hernando High School graduates attend and graduate from college. 2018 is the first year that this scholarship has been awarded.

Hernando Lions Club Scholarship Endowment

The Lions Club of Hernando has a longstanding tradition of supporting education through scholarships. Sharon Walker, a dedicated educator at Oak Grove Elementary, initiated this scholarship out of her passion for learning. She co-founded the district Knowledge Bowl Competition, fostering intellectual growth and confidence among students. Sharon's commitment to teaching extended beyond the classroom, as she instilled social and success skills through innovative programs like the Stock Market Game and Future Problem Solving. The Sharon Walker Scholarship, awarded annually, seeks to recognize students who embody Sharon's pioneering spirit and embrace new challenges.

Hernando Rotary Vaiden Scholarship

The Hernando Rotary Vaiden Scholarship was started by Katherine C. Vaiden in memory of her beloved husband, Leonard Vaiden, in 1967. As a show of appreciation for Leonard’s Rotary experience and what the club had meant to him, Katherine gave $50,000 to the Rotary Club to establish a scholarship fund in his name.

Kinloch Gil, Jr. Scholarship Endowment

Kinloch Gill Jr. was a member of the Senatobia High Class of 1952. During his time at Senatobia High, he was involved in multiple extracurricular activities, including serving as president of his class, member of the football team and drum major of the band.

Mattie Brassell Memorial Scholarship Endowment

The Mattie Brassell Memorial Scholarship Endowment provides two college scholarships each year to youth from Mattie Brassell’s church.

Noah’s Gift Memorial 5K

The mission of Noah’s Gift is to inspire and reward deserving young people with the gift of an extraordinary experience that was of interest to 16-year-old Noah Costa at the time of his death. This fund is dedicated to bringing joy into the lives of young people, as Noah brought joy into the lives of so many.

Norran Snerling Scholarship Endowment

Two teahcers at Clarksdale High School came to the Community Foundation to establish a permanent scholarship to help students at Coahoma Community College who are preparing to enter the healthcare field.

Optimist Club of Hernando Scholarship

The Club, chartered in 1987, established an endowment in 2013 which makes scholarships available to deserving high school seniors in the Hernando area.

Rosa Lee Jennings Scholarship

The Rosa Lee Jennings Scholarship was established by residents of Wesley Meadows Retirement Community to honor the memory of beloved activity director, Rosa Lee Jennings. They conducted fundraisers and began an endowed fund at the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.

RXReady Scholarship

Established by a Memphis Clinical Pharmacist, Patrice Pritchett and her husband, Antonio, the RxReady Scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis to a Bolivar County senior who is entering the healthcare field.

Shapoor Alexander Ghane Memorial Endowment

Shapoor Alexander Ghane was a Navy SEAL and to honor his memory this scholarship fund was established to benefit the children of Navy SEAL members who died in action. Qualified applicants can contact the Community Foundation for more information.

Sr. Cora Lee Middleton Scholarship

Sr. Cora Lee Middleton Scholarship is to assist the recipient in the next step of their education. This scholarship is established in her name to assist high school graduates of Tallahatchie or Coahoma County high schools in their next education step.


The Mrs. Florida May Hentz Casey Scholarship Fund provides a one-time $500 scholarship for a student from Bolivar, Coahoma, Leflore, Sunflower, or Tallahatchie Counties, who is accepted to a 2-year or 4-year college or university

Theron Long Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship will be available to a qualified candidate who will attend a two our four-year college with plans to pursue a degree in education.

Wesley W. Williamson Memorial Scholarship

Dedicated in memory of a beloved friend, actor, director, teacher, and passionate supporter of the performing arts and Kudzu Playhouse. The award recognizes a student who understands the importance of providing a safe, welcoming, and encouraging environment where individuals can explore their artistic interests, and who has actively demonstrated a commitment to enriching and participating in programs that provide them.

Win Winogrond Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship will help an outstanding graduate of Coahoma Community College to complete a four-year degree at a college of the recipient’s choice.