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TYPE OF SCHOLARSHIPS AND APPLICATION PERIODS:

COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS

Community Scholarships are available based on annual contributions.

 

COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS

Deadline to Apply:
Fall -  September 1
Spring - Week before Spring Break

PLEASE read criteria for each scholarship carefully BEFORE APPLYING!

The purpose of ASPIRE is to provide supplemental financial assistance to those single parents who are pursuing a course of instruction which will improve their income-earning potential. Scholarships may be used for tuition, books, utility bills, car maintenance, childcare, or any other financial need that contributes to the recipient’s success in school.

Fall scholarships for Coahoma, Bolivar, Quitman, Tallahatchie, or Tunica County Residents-$500 for full-time students, $250 for part-time students. Click HERE TO APPLY:  

The DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC MISSISSIPPI TAG SCHOLARSHIP applicant must meet the following criteria:

a) Provide proof of 30 hours of community service *IMPORTANT*. Attach the document with name of organization, contact person, telephone number and number of hours of service completed for each organization.

b) Incoming Freshman for Fall 2016

c.) High school GPA of 2.75 or above

d) Must be a full-time student at Coahoma (15 or more hours)

e) Submit two (2) letters of recommendation

f) If selected as the recipient, you must acknowledge by submitting a letter to DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC, POST OFFICE BOX 566, and OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI 38655 CLICK HERE TO APPLY. (FALL & SPRING SEMESTER)

The DR. SHAKEBRA L. YOUNG HIGHER HEIGHTS SCHOLARSHIP has been established to assist single mothers pursuing a degree in Social Work. For the 2017-2018 academic year, the scholarship will offer two (2) $500.00 awards.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student must be a single mother. 
  • Student must be a sophomore at Coahoma Community College. 
  • Student must be pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Social Work. 
  • Student must plan to attend a 4-year institution. 
  • Student must have a 3.0 GPA or above. 
  • Student must be a Mississippi Delta resident.

Application Requirements:

  • Student must complete scholarship application. 
  • Student must submit a 500-word essay detailing your goals, motivation for choosing social work as a major, and how you will use your education to give back to the community. 
  • Student must submit two (2) letters of recommendation from an instructor and a community leader.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY. 

The FRANK HOWARD, SR. SCHOLARSHIP was established in honor of Frank Howard, Sr., who served as an instructor in the Math and Science Department for Coahoma community from 1966 - 1990 Five students will be awarded in the fall and five students will be awarded in the spring semester. The student must be enrolled full-time (15 hours) without a break or gap in enrollment with a cumulative overall GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. (FALL & SPRING SEMESTER)

JOHN STEEL'S Barron, Dickerson, Gambrell, McCune and Whiteside Scholarship.  John Steel is a 1955 graduate of Coahoma Community College who currently resides in New York. He endeavors to help those who have a hunger for an education. The scholarship name honors all of the faculty and staff that help him succeed at Coahoma Community College. The criteria for scholarship:

  1. Must have a Serious Quest for Knowledge
  2. Must have Financial Need
  3. 2.5 or above Grade Point Average 
  4. The recipient will be given an all expense paid trip to New York for one week upon earning a 3.5 grade point average at the end of his/her freshmen year. CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

The McKENDRA CORTEZE` BURNS MARTIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Attorney McKinley “Mack” C. Martin, Jr. has established a scholarship in memory of his niece, McKendra Corteze` Burns Martin. The scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who has been diagnosed with a learning or physical disability. The disability should be a learning-related disability such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) OR a physically-challenged/mobility-impaired disability that can often lead to difficulty in learning environments.

Award Amount: In-state tuition for one year.

Criteria:

The selected candidate must have met the following criteria:

  • Proof of disability by a certified physician
  • Submit a one-page typed essay describing why you think you deserve this scholarship
  • Submit one letter of recommendation/reference
  • Grade Point Average of 2.0 or better

Meet Coahoma Community College’s scholarship requirements as listed in the College Catalog and the Student Handbook. CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

Note: Funds will be disbursed after the Community Foundation receives the progress from the university.

 


 

SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES:
Applicants must meet the set criteria of scholarship and follow Coahoma Community College’s Scholarship Guidelines as published in the in the Catalog.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:
Each scholarship will have a criteria defined by the institution or by the person(s) or organizations funding the scholarship.

 


 STEPS TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

 PROCESS FOR COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS:

  1. Complete the application online by deadline. Submit all required information including two letters of recommendation.
  2. The applicant’s information will be downloaded and submitted to the Office of Admission for verification of grade point average (GPA) and ACT scores, therefore, when you submit, this info should be on file.
  3. The applicant’s information will be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid for verification of completed FAFSA
  4. The Scholarship Committee will review the applicant’s information.
  5. The Scholarship Committee will select a recipient.
  6. Upon selection, the recipient will receive an email offering him/her the scholarship.

NOTE: Please read the criteria carefully BEFORE applying for scholarships.

NOTE: REMEMBER: APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE DURING THE SCHOLARSHIP PERIODS LISTED ABOVE.