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TYPE OF SCHOLARSHIPS AND APPLICATION PERIODS:


ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS (click on scholarship name to apply) 

Fall Academic Scholarships 
(Incoming First-time Freshmen ONLY)
Apply from March 1st – Last Day of Fall Registration

Spring Academic Scholarships
 
(Incoming First-time Freshmen ONLY)
Apply from the December 1st – April 4th

Academic (Full) OR (Partial): INCOMING FRESHMEN ONLY

 

COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS
(click on scholarship name to apply): 

Community Scholarships are available based on annual contributions.

 

COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS – Apply from January 20 - March 13

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.

 

The BEN-GLO FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP is an annual gift given by a private foundation established by the Daugherty Family in honor of Benjamin Allen Daugherty, Gloria Daugherty Strange, Vincent Daugherty, '84 and Chancey O. Daugherty, '52. The award is given to two students interested in or showing some promise in the field of education, or an athlete in need of financial assistance. Need is the main criteria for selection as well as scholarship. The award may be given to entering students at CCC, continuing students at CCC, or graduating students furthering their college careers at a four-year educational institution. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation. Total award is $300.00. 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.

 

The BLAKE SCHOLARSHIP 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.

The DELTA SCIENFIFIC SCHOLARSHIP is an annual scholarship awarded to a student who 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 his/her goals are and what he/she hopes to contribute to the Delta post education. The amount of the scholarship is $300. The student also must submit a letter of recommendation from the Chair of the Math and Science Department and/or a Math or Science Faculty member.  CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

The DELTA SIGMA THETA SCHOLARSHIP is an award that goes to a sophomore who exhibits scholastic achievement, good moral character, and versatility. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation. 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 2015 
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, OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI 38655
CLICK HERE TO APPLY.    

 

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

 

The DR. NATE LOWE SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to an applicant who (1) completes a two-page, typed, double-spaced essay stating his or her strategic goal, objective, and purpose in pursuing their education and how this will translate into benefiting their community or society.  (2) Students must have a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average.  (3) Student must sign release consent for their award to be published. (4) All essay materials must be reviewed by a faculty panel prior to final submission. The recipient must present his/her essay during Coahoma Community College's Founders Week.  CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

The DR. NATE LOWE - O’Bannon High School Grad SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a first-time full-time entering freshman who will attend Coahoma Community College from Fall 2015 – Spring 2017. The applicant must (1) complete a two-page, typed, double-spaced essay stating his or her strategic goal, objective, and purpose in pursuing their education and how this will translate into benefiting their community or society.  (2) Students must have a minimum of a 3.0 high school grade point average.  (3) Student must sign release consent for their award to be published. (4) All essay materials must be reviewed by a faculty panel prior to final submission. The recipient must present their essay during Coahoma Community College's Founders Week.  CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

 

THE EDIE FURNISS LPN SCHOLARSHIP is an annual $500.00 cash award given to a graduate Licensed Practical Nurse who is over 25 years of age and who has overcome many obstacles to receive her/his degree. The Edie Furniss LPN Scholarship was established in 1993 by State Senator Delma Furniss in honor of his wife who received her LPN degree at age 31 and her RN degree at age 34.  CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

 

 

FALL ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS (Incoming First-time Full-time Freshmen ONLY)The criteria for both scholarships for incoming freshmen are as follows: Full-Tuition Requirements (1) ACT Score 20-22 (2) High School GPA of 3.0. (3) Must maintain each semester a grade point average of 3.0 during their entire attendance at Coahoma Community College. 
Partial Tuition Requirements (1) ACT Score 17-19 (2) High School GPA of 3.0. (3) Must maintain each semester a grade point average of 3.0 during their entire attendance at Coahoma Community College. 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. 

The GREG MALATESTA BUSINESS 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. 
Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Complete an application to access funds
  2. Must provide documentation of financial need.  This can include:
  3. Two letters of reference from persons outside the student’s family;  or
  4. Letter of recommendation from the program director and / or clinical director of the specific program outlining the qualifications of the student.
  5. Transcript of the GPA for core subjects; or
  6. Letter of acceptance into Coahoma Community College

These funds are designed to assist the student specifically during the summer semester, which will be applied for the following fall term. The qualifying student should maintain a 3.0 GPA in all core subjects; students with a 2.5 GPA may be recommended.  Students are ineligible for funds from this scholarship until the spring semester of the first year, and only then for documented need.  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.

 

The MISS FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIPis awarded to four freshman students who will return for the Fall 2014 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.   

The ROBERT SWATZELL HEALTH SCIENCES SCHOLARSHIP is designed to provide financial assistance to those students enrolled in a certificate or degree program offered in the Health Science Division.  These funds are stipulated for students with no other means of financial assistance.

  1. Certificate Programs, limited to $500 per student per program:

Students in the EKG/Phlebotomy/Nursing Assistant programs may qualify for up to $750 if entered into one additional Certificate program. 
Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Complete an application to access funds.
  2. Must provide documentation of financial need. 
  3. Two letters of reference from persons outside the student’s family;
  4. Letter of acceptance into the program
  1. Associate Degree Programs, limited to $1,000 per student per program:

These funds are designed to assist the student specifically during the summer semester(s) between the first and second year of studies. The qualifying student should maintain a 3.0 GPA in all core subjects; students with a 2.5 GPA may be recommended. 
Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Must complete an application to access funds
  2. Must provide documentation of financial need.  This can include:
  3. Letter of recommendation from the program director and / or clinical director of the specific program outlining the qualifications of the student.
  4. Transcript of the GPA for core subjects.      CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

 

The VIVIAN M. PRESLEY SCHOALRSHIP 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.

The WILLIAM O. LUCKETT PRE-LAW SCHOLARSHIPis designed to provide financial assistance to those students enrolled in a Pre-Law 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. 
Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Complete an application to access funds
  2. Must provide documentation of financial need
  3. Two letters of reference from persons outside the student’s family; or
  4. Letter of recommendation from the program director and / or clinical director of the specific program outlining the qualifications of the student.
  5. Transcript of the GPA for core subjects; or
  6. Letter of acceptance into Coahoma Community College

These funds are designed to assist the student specifically during the summer semesterwhich will be applied for the following fall term. The qualifying student should maintain a 3.0 GPA in all core subjects; students with a 2.5 GPA may be recommended.  CLICK HERE TO APPLY.  

 

The DR. MAYA ANGELOU FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to two students. The first award is for a physically-challenged/mobility-impaired and the second award is for a re-entry student (freshman returning in the fall as a sophomore student). The award amount is for $3,000 per student, per semester. The student must be in financial need and have the ability to maintain a passing grade average of 2.5 or better at the institution. The recipient will ONLY receive the remaining of the award upon satisfactorily progress, as mention, and re-entry during the Spring semester.  CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

 


 

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 ACADEMIC 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. If the applicant is eligible, the applicant will received a Certificate of Scholarship from the Office of Admissions OR the President’s office.

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: You may apply for only ONE Academic Scholarship. Please read the criteria carefully BEFORE applying for scholarships.

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