Scholarships

Grants and Scholarships Gulf Coast comunity Foundation

Scholarships

 

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Scholarship Funds


Blue Caillavet Athletic Scholarship Fund

The Blue Caillavet Athletic Scholarship Fund was established in August 2000, by Ruth and Blue Caillavet of Biloxi. Blue Caillavet graduated from Biloxi High School in 1931 as a four-letter athlete. A life long commitment to education inspired the Caillavet’s to establish this fund, which benefits a worthy female or male athlete from Biloxi High School.

Grants awarded by Biloxi High School.


Career Women’s Club Scholarship Fund

The Career Women’s Club Scholarship Fund was established in January 1996 to provide scholarship assistance to a “non-traditional student” anticipating a career track curriculum. A “non-traditional student” is defined as someone who did not pursue further education immediately after high school. The applicant must have been a resident of Harrison, Hancock, Jackson, Stone or George Counties for at least three years, and must provide evidence of financial need.Scholarship applications are accepted from January 1st through April 15th of each year.

Applicant must attend any campus of MS Gulf Coast Community College and may be a current student at MGCCC in good standing.

Click here to download guidelines
Click here to download application


Dorothy Eaton Scholarship for the Performing Arts Scholarship

The Dorothy Eaton Scholarship for Performing Arts Scholarship was established in December 1995 in honor of Dorothy M. Eaton and her many contributions to public education and community life in the City of Gulfport, Dorothy had a special interest in the performing arts and theater community. This fund awards a scholarship annually to a graduating senior in the performing arts at Gulfport High School. Scholarship applications are accepted from January 1st through April 15th of each year.

Grants awarded by Gulfport High School.


Explosion of Excellence Scholarship Fund

The Explosion of Excellence Scholarship Fund was established in April 1996 to award scholarships to the top 10% of graduates from public high schools in Jackson County.

Grants awarded by Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.


Gulfport Gridiron Club Scholarship Fund

The Gulfport Gridiron Club Scholarship Fund was established in May 1993 this award recognizes a graduating senior who exhibits exceptional high school athletic performance and shows dedication, commitment and the willingness to perform to the best of their ability. Some preference is given, but not limited, to football players. Student must show financial needs.Scholarship applications are accepted from January 1st through April 15th of each year.

Applications are available through the Athletic Directors and Head Coaches of schools located in Harrison, Hancock and Jackson counties.


Harold & Mary Perlman Scholarship Fund

The Harold & Mary Perlman Scholarship Fund was established in November 2006, in memory of Harold and Mary Perlman. Mr. and Mrs. Perlman were both educators along the MS Gulf Coast. The purpose of the award is to provide assistance for College, Junior College or Graduate school students that plan to attend or are currently attending William Carey College, University of Southern Mississippi or any campus of the MS Gulf Coast Community College. She/he should have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale). The individual must have family residency in Harrison, Jackson or Hancock County and provide evidence of financial need. The applicant must participate in extra- curricular and/or community activities. Three references are required. Scholarship applications are accepted from January 1st through April 15th of each year.

Download Harold & Mary Perlman Scholarhip Guidelines and Application


Jack A. Wilson Engineering Scholarship Fund

The Jack A. Wilson Engineering Scholarship Fund was established in December 2001, by Ms. Gertrude A. Wilson through the Gulf Coast Community Foundation to honor Mr. Wilson. The purpose of the fund is to award a scholarship for a College, Junior College, or Graduate school students entering their third or more years of engineering education. Applicants must be a resident of Jackson, Harrison or Hancock Counties. Scholarship applications are accepted from January 1st through April 15th of each year.

Download Jack A. Wilson Engineering Scholarship Guidelines and Application


James S. Eaton Scholarship Fund

The James S. Eaton Scholarship Fund was established in November 1994 as a memorial to Mr. James S. Eaton in recognition of his many contributions to public education in the City of Gulfport, and his distinguished service on Gulfport School Board. This fund awards a scholarship annually to the valedictorian of the graduating class at Gulfport High School.

Grants awarded by Gulfport High School.


Jeremiah J. & Annette S. O’Keefe Scholarship Fund

The Jeremiah J. and Annette S. O’Keefe Scholarship Fund was established in July 1997 as a tribute to the founders and primary benefactors of the O’Keefe Foundation. The fund awards annually a scholarship to a deserving student at St. Patrick Catholic High School, (Jeremiah J. O’Keefe, Sr.) and also a scholarship to a deserving student at Ocean Springs High School, (Annette S. O’Keefe).

Grants awarded by St. Patrick Catholic High School and Ocean Springs High School.

Contact a counselor at St. Patrick Catholic High School at www.stpatrickhighschool.net or Ocean Springs High School at www.ossdms.org for an application.


Kevin L. Rayburn Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Kevin L. Rayburn Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in November 2004 to award scholarships to a graduating senior from the Stone High School Band Drum Line with good moral and Christian character. The scholarship is also available to graduating seniors who are members of the Ebenezer Baptist Church or children of members of the Ebenezer Baptist Church. Scholarship applications are accepted from January 1st through April 15th of each year.

Grants are awarded by Stone High School Band Director and Ebenezer Baptist Church Pastor.


Lawrence & Lucimarian/Roberts Helpline Scholarship Fund

The Lawrence & Lucimarian/Roberts Helpline Scholarship Fund was established in July 2002 to help individuals further their education in human service professions such as psychology, counseling, social work, or other majors in the behavioral health and science field. Applicant must be currently enrolled in a two or four-year College or university in the State of MS or a high school senior who is planning on attending a two or four-year College or university in the State of MS. The applicant should have an overall grade point average of at least 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale) from a state or private college or university or from a public or private high school. The individual must have family residency in Harrison, Hancock, or Pearl River County. Scholarship applications are accepted from January 1st through April 15th of each year.

Click here to download guidelines
Click here to download application


Mary & Gene Levens Scholarship Fund

The Mary & Gene Levens Scholarship Fund was established in January 2000 to recognize the importance the Levens placed on a college education for their nine children. It is their desire to award scholarships to individuals interested in pursuing degrees in areas similar to their careers and those of their children, namely accounting, engineering, health care, insurance and other business related fields. Scholarship applications are accepted until February 28th.

Grants are awarded by the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Contact the MS Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce for information at www.mscoastchamber.com


Ross Langston Sports Medicine Scholarship Fund

The Ross Langston Sports Medicine Scholarship Fund was established in May 2002. Scholarships will be awarded to Harrison, Hancock or Jackson County residents who are high school seniors or students engaged in undergraduate programs requiring four years for a baccalaureate degree. Applicants must be or plan to be enrolled in an NATA approved curriculum program or other sports medicine program and intend to pursue a profession in the field of Sports Medicine. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA throughout their undergraduate years.

Applications are available through the Athletic Directors and Head Coaches of schools located in Harrison, Hancock and Jackson counties.


Rotary Club of Biloxi Scholarship Fund

The Rotary Club of Biloxi Scholarship Fund was established in June 1999. This scholarship is funded by the Rotary Club of Biloxi for the purpose of according scholarship assistance to a graduating senior of Biloxi High School, St. Patrick Catholic High School, D’Iberville High School, or the Mississippi School of Math and Science, or a home school senior student, registered with the County Attendance Office and whose parent or legal guardian resides in Biloxi. Scholarship applications are accepted from January 1st through April 15th of each year.

Applications are available at the Guidance Counselors office of the school listed above.


Rotary Club of Gulfport Scholarship Fund

The Rotary Club of Gulfport Scholarship Endowment Fund is funded by the Rotary Club of Gulfport and was established in February 1997, for the purpose of according scholarship assistance to graduating senior of Gulfport High School, St. Patrick Catholic High School, West Harrison High School and Harrison Central High School in recognition of their academic accomplishments. Applicants must be a resident of the City of Gulfport. Scholarship applications are accepted from January 1st through April 15th.

Applications are available at the Guidance Counselors office of the school listed above.


Stewart Sneed Hewes Scholarship Fund

The Stewart Sneed Hewes Scholarship Fund was established in June 1997. This scholarship is funded by The Insurance Center, a division of Bancorp South, Inc., for the purpose of according scholarship assistance to a graduating senior of a public or private high school. The scholarship benefits two outstanding college-bound graduating seniors from the Gulfport and Biloxi Area. Scholarship applications are accepted from January 1st through March 21st.

Grants are awarded by the MS Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce.

Contact the MS Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce for information at www.mscoastchamber.com


Griffin Stewart Memorial Choir Scholarship Fund

The Griffin Stewart Memorial Choir Scholarship Fund was established in December 2012 in Memory of Griffin Stewart. The Scholarship award will be presented to a graduating senior member of the Gulfport High School Choir. The central goal of the Scholarship is to recognize an eligible student that most highly and consistently demonstrates an attitude of patience and kindness, tolerance and support of others, individual commitment to group efforts, giving of one’s self to other students needing support or assistance, serves as a positive model, and upholds the ideals of musicianship.

The Griffin Stewart Committee works with the Gulfport School District to determine the scholarship recipient.


Eileen S. & Earl C. Whittemore, Jr. Scholarship

The Eileen S. & Earl C. Whittemore, Jr. Scholarship was established in December 2008. The fund is to provide annual scholarships to the field of health care with the emphasis on but not limited solely to nursing education, including holistic medicine and the mind, body and spirit.

Grants are awarded by the MS Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce.

Contact the MS Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce for information at www.mscoastchamber.com


Michael Mixon Memorial Scholarship

The Michael Mixon Memorial Scholarship was established in July 2011. Mr. Mixon was Valedictorian Biloxi High School class of 1986. He was a graduate of Georgia Tech where he received his degree in Chemical Engineering and also received a degree in Biology. Mr. Mixon completed his Master’s Degree requirements in Bio-Chemical Engineering at the Baylor School of Medicine and he pursued a Doctoral Degree where he was involved in Breast Cancer Research. The award will be granted to a graduating senior from Biloxi High School who understands and exemplifies the belief system that Michael Mixon himself purported: aspire to excellence, but be yourself. The quality we’re seeking in the recipient is the drive for fulfillment in work and life through hard work, but never to lose sight of who you are and what you believe. Applicants must complete an essay on the importance of individuality. The essay must be no less than 500 words, typed and submitted in printed form to the Biloxi High School Career Center no later than April 28th of each year.



 

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