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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 ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA (AKA) SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a student who will return for the Fall 2015 semester. The student must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or above. The award is in the amount of $500. You must attach two (2) letters of recommendation. CLICK HERE TO APPLY (SPRING SEMESTER)

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 BENNIE S. GOODEN, SR. SCHOLARSHIP is an award of $500.00 given to a freshman during the second semester, who has demonstrated financial need, academic excellence, strong leadership ability, community involvement, good moral character and preferably one who resides in an affordable housing development. Applicant must: (1) be interviewed by the Scholarship Committee; (2) have maintained a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5; (3) hold membership in a community/college organization; and (4) have an official recommendation from either a counselor or a pastor who has some knowledge of the student's moral character. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. (SPRING SEMESTER)

 

The BLAKE SCHOLARS is awarded to INCOMING FRESHMEN ONLY and the requirements

are as follows:

  1. Community Focused individual
  2. Financial need based
  3. Academic abilities (being an “A student” is not required
  4. Humble personality
  5. Generous personality
  6. Leadership demonstration

The applicant will be required to participate in an interview with Coahoma Community College’s Scholarship Committee. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. (SPRING SEMESTER)

 

The DAVID AND HATTIE TAYLOR MATH AND SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP is in honor of the late David Taylor and his widow Mrs. Hattie J. Taylor who are alumni of Coahoma Community College, we the Wright Temple COGIC family are proud to award a student the generous donation of $500.00 for both the fall and spring semester 2017-2018 school term. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. (SPRING SEMESTER)

 

THE DELTA SCIENTIFIC SCHOLARSHIP is an annual scholarship awarded to a student that is pursuing an education in some capacity of the medical profession and has a strong desire of remaining or returning to the Delta to work. The student must have a GPA of 3.0 or better and must submit an essay expressing what their goals are and what they hope to contribute to the Delta post education. The amount of the scholarship is $300. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. (SPRING SEMESTER)

 

The DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. FANNIE LOU HAMER SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a sophomore who exhibits scholastic achievement, good moral character, and versatility. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. (SPRING SEMESTER)

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 W. GAMBRELL JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a freshman science major with the highest scholastic average above 3.0.  The award is given to a student who desires to continue his/her education beyond two years of college. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. (SPRING SEMESTER)

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)

The GREG MALATESTA SCHOLARSHIP is designed to provide financial assistance to those students enrolled in a Business Associate degree program offered in the Academic Division of studies. These funds are stipulated for students with no other means of financial assistance. Students may qualify for up to $1,000 per academic semester for one academic year.  CLICK HERE TO APPLY. (SPRING SEMESTER)

The HENRY "Win" WINGROND MEMORIAL Graduate Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to a 2017 CCC graduate who plans to attend University of Mississippi (OLE MISS)and meets the following criteria:

  • Outstanding academic achievement at Coahoma Community College. The grade point average should be at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Provide evidence of strong leadership at Coahoma Community College and/or in the community.
  • Commitment to earn a college degree from a four-year accredited institution in two additional years
  • Provide proof of full-time enrollment at the status at the university.
  • Authorize the four-year universities to send course, grades and academic standing to Community. Foundation at the end of each semester to show progress    Note: Funds will be dispersed after the Community Foundation receives the progress from the university.  CLICK HERE TO APPLY. (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 LILLIAN ROGERS-JOHNSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is given to a freshman on the basis of academic potential and Christian character.  Submit two (2) letters of recommendation. Total award is $300.00.  CLICK HERE TO APPLY.  (SPRING SEMESTER)

The Lockett Family Breathe Easy Scholarship is a $500 award given during the summer session to a full-time student who is enrolled in the Respiratory Therapy program and is returning after having completed the fall and spring semester of the freshman year. The student must have clearly demonstrated a financial need for the award. The student also must have demonstrated motivation, dependability, and reliability. The student must have a cumulative 2.75 GPA during the didactic phase of the program and must have an active membership in either the MSRC or AARC. The student must complete the scholarship application and submit the following along with the online application:

  • Two typed and signed letters of reference on official letterhead: one letter from a program faculty member and one from a community leader.
  • A 250-500-word essay written by the student that details their career goals and the impact that the Locket Family Breathe Easy Scholarship would have on their studies at Coahoma Community College. CLICK TO APPLY  (SPRING SEMESTER)

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.

The MISS FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to four freshman students who will return for the Fall 2016 semester. The student must be in good academic standing without a break or gap in attendance, have a GPA of 3.0 or above and plan to pursue a career in education and/or economic development. An interview may be requested. The amount of $500 will be awarded during the fall semester. The student must remain enrolled in school six weeks or more to receive this award. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation. Total award is $500.00 per student. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. (SPRING SEMESTER)

The ROBERT SWATZELL HEALTH SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP is designed to provide financial assistance to those students enrolled in a certificate or degree programs offered in the Health Science Division of studies. These funds are stipulated for students with no other means of financial assistance. Certificate Programs, limited to $500 per student per program and Associate Degree Programs, limited to $1000 per student per program. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. (SPRING SEMESTER)

The TOLERNISA SMITH-BUTLER EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP is a donation of $500.00 to the Scholarship Fund for Coahoma Community College. The requirements to receive the scholarship are (1) the student must be a Broad Street High School Student (Graduating Senior) only/and must attend Coahoma Community College and (2) must major in Early Childhood Education. Other requirements are listed on the application. The award amount is $500. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. (SPRING SEMESTER)

The VIVIAN M. PRESLEY SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a non-traditional student who has returned to school and has been persistent in furthering his/her education to better their financial situation. The recipient must be a full-time student for the fall and spring semester of any given year. The recipient of this scholarship must demonstrate a caring spirit and positive attitude and have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average or above. Submit two (2) letters of recommendations.  CLICK HERE TO APPLY. (SPRING SEMESTER)


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.