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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.

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 AND PRESIDENT MCKINLEY MARTIN SCHOLARS FOR Alfred & Irma Blake: INCOMING FRESHMEN ONLY 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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

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 2016-2017 school term. CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

The DELTA SCIENTIFIC 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:

  1. 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.
  2. Incoming Freshman for Fall 2015
  3. High school GPA of 2.75 or above
  4. Must be a full-time student at Coahoma (15 or more hours)
  5. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation
  6. 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 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 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. The student must also demonstrate outstanding scholastic ability and/or leadership with the determination to graduate from college and holding membership in a college organization. The student must submit the scholarship application with most recent transcript attached, letters of recommendation from two former college instructors, and a one-page letter written by the applicant explaining his or her educational goals. Total award is $500 per student. 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 GREGORY HOSKINS BAND SCHOLARSHIP is designed to provide financial assistance to an active member of Coahoma Community College Tiger Marching Band. These funds are stipulated for students with no other means of financial assistance.  Requirements:1. Complete application online 2. Provide documentation of financial need.  3. Two letters of reference. 

 

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be currently enrolled at Coahoma Community College with a minimum of 15 credit hours
  2. Must be an active member of the CCC Tiger Marching Band
  3. Must have good attendance in all enrolled courses
  4. Must have a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 GPA scale
  5. Must plan to enroll at a four-year college or university
  6. All majors are excepted
  7. Must demonstrate Financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid

 CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

 

The HENRY "Win" WINGROND MEMORIAL Graduate Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to a 2018 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.

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.

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 HERE TO APPLY

 

The MARY ALICE CATCHINGS-BROOM SCHOLARSHIP: Our mother, MARY ALICE CATCHINGS-BROOM, was a hard-working, gentle, and brilliant woman, whose educational pursuits were limited by the harsh environment of the South. However, she instilled in her children and grandchildren a desire for education and lived vicariously through them as they succeeded in a system that denied her.

Our mother believed that education improved the potential for success; therefore, educated was ‘what we had to be. Many of her children and grandchildren attended and or graduated from CCC, and we would like to partner with you to ensure her aspirations never die. We would like to offer this scholarship to a deserving CCC student as an extension of her legacy of love. In order to receive this scholarship, a student must:

  • Display financial need
  • Have a 2.5 GPA or greater
  • Include a personal statement of 250 words or less (one double-spaced typed page) that addresses the question: How will I let my light shine in the world?

The student will be contacted via email after to Scholarship Committee selects a recipient based on criteria. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. 

 

The MISS FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP is 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.

Transcript of the GPA for core subjects.      CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

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 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

 

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. 

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.