Scholarship Information

Endowed Scholarships
2014-2015 Endowed/Leadership Scholarship Application - Due March 1, 2014

Endowed scholarships are made possible by individual donations. These scholarships are presented at Awards Day which is held in the spring of each year.  Applications are available the month of January & February of each year in the financial aid office on the Wesson campus or the office of admissions on the Natchez campus.

FOUNDATION ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

Willie and Rice Ainsworth Memorial Scholarship - This endowed scholarship honors Ms. Willie Ainsworth and her father, Rice Ainsworth, both of Simpson County. The recipient must be from Simpson County and have a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Wade Alexander Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship was established by friends and family members of Wade Alexander who taught social science at Co-Lin for 26 years and was chairperson of the Social Science Division. He was a Co-Lin graduate and was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992.

Elbert and Eugenia Allen Career-Technical Scholarship - This scholarship was established through the estate of the late Elbert and Eugenia Allen. This scholarship is awarded to a career/technical student with a "C" average.

W. C. "Pop" & Henry S. Allen Scholarship - The families of Elgin K. Walley, the late William Curtis Allen, and Henry Spurgeon Allen established this scholarship in 1991. The scholarship recipient is to be a student who plans to attend Co-Lin both years. Selection will be made based on a need for financial assistance, one who exemplifies Christian ideals and demonstrates good sportsmanship in all activities of the campus and one who maintains quality work. Preference will be given to a Lincoln County student.

R. E. "Bob" Anderson and Bonnie D. Anderson Endowment Scholarship - This fund, established by family and friends in memory of Mr. Anderson's 32 years as a state representative, is awarded annually to an outstanding sophomore career-technical student with a B average.

Mary Lilla Ashley Education Fund - This scholarship, established by the late Miss Mary Lilla Ashley, is awarded to adult students from Copiah, Lawrence or Lincoln counties who have re-entered college to complete or further their college education to enter the teaching field.

Noel H. Assink Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship was established by the late Mr. Noel Assink, former instructor for data processing at Co-Lin. This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore data processing or computer networking major.

Associate Degree Nursing Student Sponsored Scholarship - This scholarship was established by the A.D.N. class of 1997 and 1998 for a sophomore student in the Associate Degree Nursing program who has financial need and is from Copiah, Lincoln or Lawrence counties.

AT&T Scholarship – This scholarship was established with a grant from BellSouth Telecommunications. It is awarded to a deserving student with a major in business or education.

Ball-Howington Scholarship – The recipient of this scholarship must be a graduate of a high school in Lincoln or Copiah counties, be a full-time student on the Wesson campus, pursuing a math education or radiography degree and have at least a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship was established by Anita Ball and Lynn and Margaret Howington.

Bateman Creative Writing Award - This scholarship for outstanding sophomore creative writing students was established by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Bateman of Hazlehurst.

Gene and Susie Bates Scholarship - This scholarship was established in 1995 by Mr. Bates, long-time Board of Trustee member and board chairman, and Mrs. Bates, to be awarded to a student who has selected to attend either the Wesson or Natchez campus. Preference is given to a student from the Natchez Children’s Home. The scholarship is currently being awarded on the Natchez Campus.

Beal Family Scholarship - Mr. and Mrs. Sam "Buddy" Beall of Wesson established this scholarship in 1987 to be awarded to a sophomore student in computer science or computer networking with the highest GPA in that field. 

USAF Major Thomas Waring "Buddy" Bennett, Jr., MIA Scholarship - This scholarship was established by the parents of United States Air Force Major Thomas Waring "Buddy" Bennett, Jr. who is "missing in action" in Vietnam since 1972. The recipient of this scholarship must be an Adams County resident, and must attend the Natchez Campus of Copiah-Lincoln Community College.

The Lee Will and Mary Loyce Berry Scholarship Fund - This scholarship was established by Kathy Berry Dugas to honor her parents. The scholarship recipient shall be a deserving student who wishes to attend Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson campus, from Copiah County on the basis of leadership, academic achievement and financial need.

The Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship – This scholarship was established by Beta Sigma Phi to be awarded to a graduate of Wesson Attendance Center who attends the Co-Lin Wesson campus. 

Glover Mae Boarden Book Scholarship – This scholarship was established in 2006 by James Ewing and Margaret Ewing Thomas. The scholarship has a preference for a descendent of Glover Mae Boarden with a financial need.

Suzanne Boyd Memorial Trophy Scholarship - During the session 1940-41, American Consul General and Colonel John H. Boyd of Wesson and Nice, France, established this scholarship. It is awarded to a sophomore student.

Ann D. Bradberry Scholarship - The Ann D. Bradberry Scholarship was established in 1991 in memory of Mrs. Bradberry. This scholarship is designated to go to an outstanding Wesson Campus sophomore Trailblazer whose character and leadership exemplifies the spirit of a Co-Lin Trailblazer. Criteria for selection of the recipient include maintaining a 2.5 or better grade point average and being from a supporting county in the Co-Lin district.

Mazary Brewer Scholarship – The scholarship honors Mazary Brewer, a Simpson County native. It is awarded to a Simpson County Center campus student who attended Mendenhall High School.

Brookhaven Lion’s Club Scholarship - This scholarship was established by the Brookhaven Lion's Club in 2000.  It will be awarded annually to a returning sophomore from Lincoln County with a 2.0 GPA or better.

Ada Rogers Brumfield Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship fund was established by the Brumfield family. The scholarship is awarded annually to a returning sophomore in the Associate Degree Nursing Program from Lincoln County.

C. C. Clark Memorial Scholarship - The C. C. Clark Memorial Scholarship was established in 1984 by the college's Board of Trustees and by family and friends of the late Mr. Clark. Mr. Clark was a member of the Board of Trustees of Copiah-Lincoln for 23 years. The recipient must be planning to return to Copiah-Lincoln for his/her sophomore year. Preference will be given to a Lincoln County student.

Ralph and Dot Franklin Colette Scholarship - This scholarship was established by former Colettes during their reunion in 2000.  It will go to a deserving, returning sophomore Colette in the Co-Lin district. Dot Franklin was instrumental in establishing the Colettes in 1949-50. Ralph Franklin was band director and noted for devising innovative performances such as the use of props.

Copiah-Lincoln Educators’ Federal Credit Union Scholarship – This scholarship was established in 2007 by the Credit Union. The recipient must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA and have financial need.

Copiah-Lincoln Lawrence Fifty Plus Club Scholarship - This scholarship is to be awarded annually to a second semester freshman enrolled in the professional food service program. The scholarship recipient is selected in December for the spring semester.

Drs. Donald and Catherine Cotten Scholarship – This scholarship was established in 2012 to be awarded to an academic student on the Wesson campus who demonstrates financial need. Dr. Donald Cotten is a former instructor and division chairman, and Dr. Catherine Cotten is a former instructor and member of the college’s Literary Hall of Fame.

Jason Counts Memorial Scholarship - The scholarship was established by Margie Lowery and Pat and Celeste Lowery.  It will be awarded to a deserving music student recommended by the faculty of the music department.

Keith Daniels Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship was established by Dr. Ken Walley and other friends and family. The scholarship is for an in-district sophomore athlete showing financial need.

 Annette West Donnan Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Annette West Donnan. The scholarship is supported by donations from school, church and other community members interested in furthering education in Adams County. The scholarship is awarded on the Natchez campus.

Rev. M. L. Douglas Memorial Scholarship - Criteria for selection includes a need for financial assistance, a student who exemplifies the high Christian ideals, one who shows care and concern for others, one who is active in campus life and who has maintained at least a 2.0 grade point average.

Laura Fuller Duke Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship was established by friends and family of Laura Fuller Duke, a 1997 Co-Lin honors graduate from Lawrence County. It is awarded to a sophomore Lawrence County student majoring in computer engineering with a 3.5 GPA.

 Russell Ellzey Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship was established in 1974 by Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Redd in honor of Mr. Russell Ellzey, the first president of Copiah-Lincoln. It is awarded to a sophomore student.

J. M. Ewing Memorial Scholarship - In the fall of 1973, the late Mr. J. C. Redd of Jackson, a Copiah-Lincoln Community College alumnus, established the J. M. Ewing Memorial Scholarship in honor of Dr. J. M. Ewing, the second president of Copiah-Lincoln. The recipient must be a sophomore with a minimum of a C average.

Maggie Flowers Ewing Scholarship - The scholarship is awarded to a deserving incoming freshman who is a vocal major. Selection will be made from recommendations from the college's music faculty. Mrs. Ewing, who was Copiah-Lincoln's first lady from 1932 until 1956, came to Co-Lin in 1922 as a music faculty member and is remembered for her outstanding vocal students and groups and for leading school spirit.

Beatrice and Cecil Farmer Memorial Scholarship - Scholarship applicants must be a graduate of Simpson County Academy, have a B-average, be of good character, and plan to be a full-time student at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. The scholarship alternates between the Simpson County Center and the Wesson Campus.

F. M. Fortenberry Scholarship - Francis Marion Fortenberry served Copiah-Lincoln in many capacities from 1939-1968. He was president of Co-Lin from 1956-1968 before becoming director of the Division of Community/Junior Colleges in the Mississippi State Department of Education. The scholarship is awarded to a sophomore PTK member. It rotates between the Wesson Campus and the Simpson County Center.

Nona G. Fortenberry Scholarship - Mrs. Fortenberry was the wife of F. M. Fortenberry and an instructor at the college. The recipient of the scholarship must be a sophomore who lives within the Copiah-Lincoln District; be enrolled in a business technology program; have a minimum 3.0 GPA and displays qualities of leadership, integrity, and dependability.

B. R. and Frances B. Frazier Scholarship - Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Frazier established this scholarship to assist a young Mississippi Baptist freshman student. The scholarship rotates between the Wesson Campus and the Simpson County Center.

Lester R. (Randy) Furr, Jr. Memorial Band Scholarship - Randy Furr, a 1970 graduate of Co-Lin, was an active member of the band for four years (two of the years as a high school student). Because of his interest in the band program at Co-Lin, his family and friends established this endowed scholarship in his memory. It is awarded to a sophomore band member.

Dr. Howell and Candace Garner Leadership Scholarship – The scholarship was established in 2008 by faculty and staff to honor Dr. and Mrs. Garner. Dr. Garner began as dean of the Natchez campus in 1974, became dean of the college in 1997 and served as president from 1997 until 2008. The scholarship is awarded to a sophomore with a 3.0 GPA. It rotates between the three campuses.

Luther Garrett Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship was established by the friends of Luther Garrett, a graduate of Copiah-Lincoln and the first Director of Vocational-Technical Education at Copiah-Lincoln, serving from 1962-1968. It is awarded to a sophomore Vo-tech student.

Doris Ball Green Music Scholarship - Mrs. Green was the first Miss Co-Lin and dedicated her professional life to music education in south Mississippi.  Preference is given to students in the Co-Lin district. This scholarship will be awarded to sophomore music majors who show promise in music, and preferably to one who shows a financial need.

Jodie Kyzar Greer George Scholarship - The scholarship is awarded to a student from either Lincoln or Lawrence counties having financial need and at least a 2.5 GPA. Mrs. George was a retired educator and a past president of the Copiah-Lincoln Alumni Association.

Dean Jones Gibson Memorial Scholarship - Mrs. Gibson was a long-time English instructor at Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Natchez Campus. This scholarship will be awarded annually to an outstanding returning Natchez Campus sophomore student who shows academic promise. Preference will be given to a student majoring in English or the humanities.

Lura, Larry, Dale Greer Scholarship – This scholarship was established by Mrs. Lura Greer in memory of her family. The scholarship is awarded to a Copiah County sophomore with a major in mathematics, physical science or biological science and having a 3.5 GPA.

Julia Guest Music Scholarship - The scholarship will be awarded to a freshman piano or voice major who plans to return to Co-Lin for his/her sophomore year. Basis for selection shall be performance and ability in music, need, academic achievement, and a desire to succeed.

Henry Cameron Hadskey & Mary Lehmann Hadskey Scholarship – The scholarship was established in memory of the Hadskeys by their family. Mrs. Hadskey was a Franklin County educator. Co-Lin president Dr. Ronnie Nettles is their grandson. The scholarship is awarded to a Franklin or Jefferson county freshman with a 3.0 GPA. The scholarship alternates between the Wesson and Natchez campus.

Lou Douglas and W. D. Hammons Family Scholarship - The recipient must be a full-time student and a rising sophomore enrolled at the Wesson Campus. The recipient must have at least a 3.2 grade point average in his/her major field of study. Preference will be given to but not limited to students from Copiah County.

The Annie Lee Hardison Memorial Nursing Scholarship - This scholarship is to assist a deserving first year nursing student with a 3.0 GPA from Lawrence County. The scholarship was established to memorialize Mrs. Annie Lee Hardison, mother of Asa Hardison, former member of the Foundation board of directors, and grandmother of former faculty member Casey Hardison-Peavey. The scholarship is awarded in the fall.

Cordelia Harvey Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship will be awarded to any student from the Co-Lin district majoring in lab tech, pre-nursing, pre-med (health sciences) that has financial need.

W. S. Henley Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship has been established by the former Merchant and Planters Bank (now Trustmark) of Hazlehurst, the Board of Trustees of Copiah-Lincoln, and friends of Mr. Henley. Mr. Henley served on the Board of Trustees from 1924 until his death in October, 1974. From 1934 to July, 1974, he served as chairman of the Board of Trustees. It is awarded to a sophomore student.

Hodges Family Scholarship - The Hodges family established a scholarship in the spring of 1991 in appreciation of their parents' role in helping establish Copiah-Lincoln Agricultural High School. There were seven of the Hodges children, F. B., Lucien, Graham, Frances, Jimmy, Lucille and Jessie Anna, all of whom were graduates of the high school or of the college. This scholarship will be awarded annually to an outstanding creative writing sophomore student on the Wesson Campus.

K.R. Hodges Scholarship - The scholarship shall be awarded annually to one or more qualified candidates to support their attendance at Copiah-Lincoln Community College or transfer to any college or university of their choice, for study leading toward a medical degree. The annual amount awarded to any one student shall not exceed $500.00. The basis of selection shall be: financial need, enrollment in a medical curriculum, and a minimum 3.0 grade point average. The recipient must also show outstanding character and a desire to better himself or herself.

Robert K. Howard Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship was established in 1996 in memory of Robert K. Howard, a 1993 graduate of the practical nursing program. This scholarship is awarded to a student in the practical nursing program who has worked in a health-related job and who demonstrates a financial need.

ILR Scholarship - This scholarship was established by the Institute for Learning Retirement. This scholarship will be awarded to an in-district returning sophomore with a 3.0 average. Preference will be given to grandchildren of ILR members.

Tom Earl and Ruby Hogg James Scholarship - The Tom Earl and Ruby Hogg James Scholarship was endowed with a bequest from Mrs. James through her nephew, Claude A. Walker of Laurel. This scholarship is awarded to deserving students from Copiah County.

Darlene Johnson Memorial Scholarship - The Co-Lin Trailblazers established this scholarship in memory of Nancy Darlene Johnson. This scholarship will be awarded each year to a sophomore Trailblazer who has, in the opinion of fellow Trailblazers and advisors, represented Copiah-Lincoln in an outstanding manner, exemplifying the spirit of a Trailblazer. It is a transfer scholarship to be use at a senior college or university.

John 'Jack' Johnson Scholarship – The scholarship was established in 1995 by friends of Jack Johnson, who worked at Co-Lin for over 45 years. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving sophomore minority student with a 3.0 GPA.

Donald and Sarah Johnson Scholarship - The Donald and Sarah Johnson Scholarship was established in 1988 to help young people who attend Copiah-Lincoln to develop their talents for a more productive and enjoyable life. This scholarship will be awarded each year to a returning sophomore with a 3.0 GPA who is planning to major in engineering, pre-pharmacy, pre-dental, pre-medicine, or teacher-education with emphasis in science or mathematics.

Thelma Hemphill Jones Scholarship - This scholarship was established by Mrs. Thelma Jones in memory of her husband, the late Rev. Dr. Otis Jones. Preference for this scholarship will be given to a student pursuing religious training. This scholarship alternates between the Wesson campus and the Simpson County Center.

Tom and Doris Kelly Scholarship - The Tom and Doris Kelly Scholarship was set up by the Kelly family in appreciation of what Co-Lin has meant to them. This scholarship is awarded to a worthy academic student.

Trent Killingsworth Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship was established by the family and friends of Trent Killingsworth who was killed in an auto accident in 2004. The scholarship is awarded to a Lincoln County student with a 2.5 or better GPA, financial need and attending college on the Wesson Campus.

Wayne King Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship was established in 1999 in memory of Wayne King by his friends and family.  Wayne was an avid outdoorsman and craftsman from Brookhaven who benefited from the Vo-Tech program at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. It will be awarded to a Lincoln County Career/Technical student who shows financial need.

Jewel Knight Memorial Scholarship – The scholarship was established in memory of Mrs. Knight, an English and Career Discovery teacher in Wesson for more than ten years. It is awarded to a freshman graduate of Wesson High School.

Dr. Phyllis H. Lanier Memorial Science Scholarship - This scholarship was established in November 2000 by friends and faculty members.  Dr. Lanier taught chemistry at Co-Lin from 1963 until 2001 and served as chairperson of the science division.  This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore with a 3.00 or better GPA and must be an allied health or science teacher education major or pre-professional. The scholarship rotates between the three campuses.

James M. Lewis Scholarship - James M. Lewis, principal of Co-Lin High School from 1948 to 1968 and registrar of Co-Lin Junior College from 1963 to 1977, is honored by this scholarship. The scholarship recipient must be an incoming freshman on the Wesson Campus and a graduate of Wesson High School

James Robert "Jim" Lowery Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship was established in 1980 by the members of the 1978 Copiah-Lincoln High School Senior Class, his family and friends. This scholarship is awarded each year to a Wesson High School graduate who plans to attend Copiah-Lincoln Community College.

Michael G. Lusk, Sr. Pre-engineering Scholarship - Michael G. Lusk, Sr. of Wesson established this scholarship in the spring of 1991. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving sophomore pre-engineering student with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

H.F. McCarty, Jr. Scholarship - This scholarship was established in 1999 by the Hyman F. McCarty, Jr. family to provide financial assistance for one or more students at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. This scholarship will be awarded to a student who is a resident of Simpson County and has demonstrated financial need.  The recipient must be a student who is graduating in the top ten percent of his/her high school class or is renewable to a sophomore college student who has maintained a 3.5 GPA or better. This scholarship is awarded on the Simpson County Center campus.

F. Kenneth McCalip Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship honors the memory of Kenneth McCalip, the deceased husband of Gwen McCalip, former Director of Admissions of the Natchez Campus. The recipient must be a sophomore on the Natchez Campus with a minimum GPA of 3.2.

John Matthew McClelland Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship was established by the family of John Matthew McClelland. It is awarded to a graduate of Wesson Attendance Center with a 3.0 GPA.

Sherryn W. McDonald Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship was established in memory of Mrs. Sherryn W. McDonald, a member of the Co-Lin/Natchez faculty at the time of her death. The scholarship is funded by donations from school, church, and other community members interested in furthering education in Adams County. This scholarship is awarded on the Natchez Campus.

Charles W. "Billy" McGehee Scholarship - A 1960 Co-Lin graduate, Mr. McGehee was chairman of the Board of Croft Metals, Inc. in McComb. This scholarship is for an entering freshman from Franklin County with a 3.0 GPA seeking an associate degree.

John William "Bill" McGuire, Sr. Scholarship - The John William "Bill" McGuire, Sr. Scholarship was established in the spring of 1997 in memory of Mr. McGuire by his family. The scholarship will be awarded to a returning sophomore student at Co-Lin who resides in the Co-Lin district. The basis of selection will be: financial need, a 3.0 grade point average, and completion of at least eight hours of laboratory science (not to include general biology) by the end of the freshman year.

Timothy McNulty Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship was established in memory of Timothy McNulty, a Franklin County businessman and former member of the Co-Lin Wolves football team. The scholarship is awarded to a Franklin County High School graduate with a preference for a football player.

Mississippi Media Professionals Scholarship- This scholarship was established in 1996 for a sophomore student who is a media major (journalism, communications, public relations, etc.) and who shows promise in his or her field.

Dr. Dewey Metts Scholarship – This scholarship was established by Dr. Dewey Metts a former assistant professor at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry and a 1940 Co-Lin graduate. This scholarship goes to a football player.

Hattie Lou Montgomery Middleton Scholarship- The Hattie Lou Montgomery Middleton Scholarship was established by her family. This scholarship will be awarded to a second year student, preferably from Copiah County, who is planning to enter the field of education.

Graydon L. and Helen E. Mullen Memorial Scholarship- The family and friends of Graydon L. and Helen E. Mullen established this scholarship in memory of Mr. Mullen, who served as Co-Lin business manager from 1946 until his death in 1966, and Mrs. Mullen, who served in many capacities from 1946-1994. This scholarship is awarded to a Copiah County sophomore.

Natchez Foundation Scholarship – This scholarship is funded by the Foundation’s Natchez Golf Classic. The scholarship is awarded to Natchez Campus sophomores with a minimum of a 3.2 GPA.

Malcolm Nesmith Memorial Scholarship- This scholarship was established by the family and friends of Malcolm Nesmith, Copiah-Lincoln Community College head football coach at the time of his death. This award is reserved for an outstanding sophomore football player.

Ida B. Olson Nursing Scholarship- This scholarship was established on Copiah-Lincoln Community College's Wesson Campus by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pitts. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student in Co-Lin's practical nursing program who has financial need and who has demonstrated hard work, kindness and patience while working and caring for patients in the clinical phase of the program. 

Bobby O’Quinn Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship was established in memory of Bobby O’Quinn a Co-Lin football player who lost his life attempting to save two children from drowning in Lake Okhissa in Franklin County. This scholarship is awarded to a freshman academic or career tech student.

Frank and Evelyn Oswalt Scholarship-This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Oswalt. The Oswalts were long-time supporters of Co-Lin. Mrs. Oswalt, a retired librarian, has the library named in her honor. Mr. Oswalt was also a former employee of the college. This scholarship goes to a sophomore library science major.

Ken and Ruth Patterson Scholarship- The late Mr. and Mrs. Ken Patterson, who were life-long residents of Wesson, established the Ken and Ruth Patterson Scholarship to assist some worthy young person at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. This scholarship is awarded to Wesson sophomores.

Dr. Joey H. Paul Memorial Scholarship- A scholarship in memory of Joey H. Paul, a long-time Co-Lin computer science and mathematics instructor, is awarded annually to a mathematics or computer science sophomore student with a 3.2 GPA enrolled full-time at the Natchez Campus.

Dr. Rex R. Pearce Memorial Scholarship- This scholarship was established in 1991 in memory of Dr. Rex Pearce by Mrs. Jodie Kyzar Greer George of Jackson and her sister, Mrs. Nina Kyzar Wallace of Jayess, and by other friends, former students, and family members. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a freshman social science major who has excelled, who plans to enter the teaching field and who plans to return to Co-Lin for the sophomore year. This scholarship rotates between the three campuses.

Peripatetic Club Scholarship – This scholarship was established with funds from the dissolved Brookhaven Peripatetic Club.

Hardy Perritt Award for Excellence in Writing- The family of Dr. Henry Hardy Perritt of Whitehouse, Texas, established this scholarship in his memory. This scholarship will go each year preferably to a sophomore who has demonstrated excellence in writing and who plans to continue his/her education.

Martha and Frank Pitts Scholarship- This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pitts of Dallas, Texas, to assist a worthy practical nursing student each year. Mr. and Mrs. Pitts are alumni of Copiah-Lincoln. Because of Mrs. Pitts' desire to be a nurse, this scholarship was established to be awarded to a practical nursing student.

Rex Popplewell Scholarship- This scholarship was established by Mr. Popplewell for a student entering the two-year machine shop program who needs financial assistance. Second priority is students in the automotive technology or welding program.

Mildred Newman Powe Scholarship- This scholarship was established by Mrs. Gaye Powe Platt to honor the memory of her mother, Mrs. Mildred Newman Powe. The scholarship is awarded to a sophomore food and beverage or liberal arts major with a 2.5 GPA or better. The scholarship alternates between the Wesson and Natchez campuses.

Russell Ray Leadership Endowment- This scholarship was established in 2002 by the Co-Lin Trailblazers and the Eta Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.  The recipient must be and sophomore member of the Trailblazers recruitment team and Phi Theta Kappa.

E. A. Redd Memorial Scholarship- This scholarship is in memory of E. A. Redd, a long-time Board of Trustees member from Adams County. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a technical or career student enrolled full time at the Natchez Campus. Career or technical students who have maintained a 3.0 GPA and who are active in campus activities will be eligible for this award.

Tara Reynolds Memorial Scholarship- This scholarship was established in memory of Tara Elizabeth Reynolds. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating sophomore from Co-Lin with a 3.0 or better GPA who is a Mississippi resident, is pursuing a bachelor of science in nursing, and has completed all the pre-nursing degree requirements at the time of graduation from Co-Lin.  It is a transfer scholarship. The recipient must show proof of acceptance into a school of nursing before the funds are sent to the institution

Alton and Jean Ricks Scholarship- This scholarship was established in 1992 in honor of Jean and Alton Ricks by their friends and family. The scholarship will be awarded annually to an education major from Copiah County, with preference given to a graduate from Wesson High School.

John E. Russell Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship was established in the fall of 1996 by former students of John Russell, a former choral director at the college. The scholarship is for a sophomore student enrolled in music courses and who is active in choral/music activities.

Jesse W. Sandifer Memorial Scholarship - The will of Jesse W. Sandifer established this scholarship in 1988. Mr. Sandifer was retired from Copiah-Lincoln's physical plant staff where he had been a long-time dedicated employee.

J. Edgar Simmons, Jr. Scholarship - This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Mayes McGehee in memory of her brother, Joseph Edgar Simmons, Jr., and his wife, Kathleen Floyd Simmons. This scholarship will be awarded to a returning sophomore student who has demonstrated a desire to excel in English or creative writing.

Donald Ashley "Chick" Smith Memorial Scholarship - The family and friends of Donald Ashley "Chick" Smith, who at the time of his accidental death in 1979 was a sophomore student at Copiah-Lincoln Community College, established this scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a sophomore on the Simpson County Center campus.

Lexie B. Smith Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Harold H. Harris in memory of her sister, Lexie B. Smith. Miss Smith graduated from Copiah-Lincoln in 1938. It is awarded to a Lawrence County student.

Willie H. Smith Scholarship - Mrs. Willie H. Smith of Brookhaven established this scholarship for a student majoring in the field of science and who is planning to return to Copiah-Lincoln Community College for the sophomore year (preferably from Lincoln County).

State Bank Scholarship- State Bank and Trust Company of Brookhaven established this scholarship in the fall of 1995 to assist worthy freshmen Lincoln County students. Recipients should have a 2.5 or better GPA. 

The Co-Lin State Farm Endowment- Area State Farm Insurance agents and associates established this scholarship to be awarded first in the fall of 2004. Recipients must have at least an 18 ACT. The scholarship is awarded on the Natchez campus and to a Copiah, Lincoln or Simpson counties student on the Wesson campus.

Lula Stevens Memorial Scholarship- This scholarship was established by the Copiah-Lincoln Alumni Association and friends in memory of Miss Lula Stevens, Dean of Women at Copiah-Lincoln for forty years. It is awarded to a sophomore female living in the dorm.

Rev. Mary Stewart Scholarship – This scholarship was established to honor Rev. Stewart who is a former pastor of Decell Memorial United Methodist Church and a former director of the Wesley Foundation on Co-Lin’s Wesson Campus. The scholarship is awarded to an education major with a preference for a student planning a career in music education or the teaching of Spanish.

Dr. James H. Stribling Memorial Scholarship- This fund was established to honor Dr. Jim Stribling of Brookhaven. He served on Co-Lin's Board of Trustees from 1967 until his death in 2001 and was board chairman from 1974 until 2001. This scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving student who demonstrates financial need. The scholarship rotates between the three campuses.

Taylor Presidential Scholarship- This scholarship was established by Fred and Jewett Taylor of Oxford, Mississippi, as a prestigious $6,000 annual scholarship to assist outstanding students within the Co-Lin District. The scholarship is funded through $1 million endowment given by Mrs. Jewett Taylor in 2003. Applications are accepted through the college president’s office.

James C. and Neva B. Thames Memorial Scholarship- This scholarship was established in 1987 by the children and grandchildren of the late Mr. and Mrs. James C. Thames. This scholarship will be awarded each year to a returning sophomore with a 3.0 GPA who is planning to major in the field of engineering, pre-medicine, law, or teacher education with emphasis in science or mathematics.  In addition, the student must be a resident of the State of Mississippi with preference given to a Co-Lin district resident.

Lena W. and Fred E. Thompson Scholarship- This scholarship was established in the summer of 1996 in memory of long-time instructor Mrs. Lena Wood Thompson by Mr. Thompson, whose career spanned 36 years as instructor of accounting, business division chairperson, and in other positions, including manager of the college bookstore. This scholarship will be awarded annually to either a music, mathematics, or accounting major with a 3.0 GPA. The scholarship rotates between the three campuses.

E. A. "Beby" Turnage Memorial Scholarship- This scholarship fund was established in July, 1984, in memory of the late Gen. E. A. "Beby" Turnage by the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, the citizens of Lawrence County and Gen. Turnage's friends from the State of Mississippi and the nation. This scholarship will be awarded with preference to Lawrence County students with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Preference is given to students with an interest in the military.

Maurice Ansel “Tony” Tynes Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship was established by Mrs. Inez Tynes who along with Mr. Tynes were 1935 Co-Lin graduates. Mr. Tynes was a member of the band, Glee Club and Co-Lin orchestra. This scholarship goes to a student enrolled in music courses. 

Arlee W. Walker Pre-professional Science Memorial Scholarship- This scholarship was established in the fall of 1980 by Dr. Phyllis Lanier, chairperson of Copiah-Lincoln Community College's Science Division. The scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore pre-professional science major. The scholarship rotates between the three campuses.

Burlian O'Neal Walker Communications Scholarship- This scholarship was established in 2002.  Mr. Walker served as an administrator at Co-Lin from 1967 to his retirement in 1999 having served as executive director of the Foundation, public relations, and alumni affairs at various times. This transfer scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating sophomore who is a broadcast, public relations, or journalism major planning to enter the University of Southern Mississippi the following semester. Criteria for selection includes a 3.00 or better GPA, a desire to succeed, and one who shows potential in his or her chosen field.

Noah "Cap" Wallace Family Scholarship - Noah "Cap" Wallace Family Scholarship was established by the children of Noah "Cap" and Lona Bufkin Wallace to memorialize their parents. "Cap" Wallace worked for Co-Lin in the 1930's and 1940's. Male students were required to work one day per month under "Cap's" supervision on the farm or in maintenance. Mrs. Wallace attended Co-Lin High School the first year it was organized in 1915. This scholarship is awarded to an entering Wesson High School graduate freshman with a 2.5 GPA.

Eva Allen Walley Scholarship – This scholarship was established by Dr. Ken Walley and family members to honor his mother. This scholarship is awarded to a Wesson Campus student majoring in education.

Laura Zella Weems Memorial Scholarship- This scholarship honors Miss Laura Zella Weems, who taught psychology at Co-Lin for 24 years, retiring in 1974. The fund is setup to provide financial assistance to an incoming freshman with a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and a minimum ACT score of 18.

Zelle Weems FTA Scholarship- The Future Teachers Association of Copiah-Lincoln Community College has established this scholarship in honor of Miss Zelle Weems, who was the FTA advisor for many years. This scholarship is a transfer scholarship.

Johnnie E. and Pauline H. Wells Scholarship- The family of Johnnie E. Wells and Pauline H. Wells established this scholarship in her honor and in memory of Mr. Wells. The scholarship is established to encourage young people to pursue their academic or career-technical endeavors. The recipient must be an academic or career-technical student from either Copiah or Lincoln counties. Financial need should be given some consideration, but primarily the recipient should be based upon assessed potential for continued academic or career-tech career success after Co-Lin.

Nigel Wentworth Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship was established in memory of Nigel Wentworth, who died in an accident on the campus of Franklin County High School. The scholarship goes to a freshman graduate of Franklin County High School with a 3.5 GPA and enrolled on the Wesson campus.

Wesson Foundation Scholarship – This is a scholarship awarded from endowed funds held by the Foundation for Wesson Campus students.

 J. J. Wesson Memorial Scholarship- The family of J. J. Wesson of Saltillo has established this scholarship in memory of Mr. Wesson, who was registrar at Copiah-Lincoln Community College from 1946 to 1953. This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore.

Curtis M. Weston Scholarship – This scholarship was established in 2012 with a gift from Curtis M. Weston, a 1948 graduate of the college.

Calvin White Memorial Scholarship- This scholarship was established in memory of devoted Co-Lin fan, Calvin White, upon his death following a Co-Lin basketball game. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a Colette or a cheerleader as chosen by the Scholarship Selection Committee of the college.

N.B. and Catherine White Memorial Scholarship- This scholarship has been established for a freshman who is a Wesson High School graduate and has attended Wesson public schools for at least eight years. The recipient will also be selected on scholarship, participation in high school activities and need.

Dennis White Memorial Scholarship – The scholarship was established in memory of Mr. White who was a volunteer with the Co-Lin baseball and football program for 13 years. The recipient must be an incoming freshman and a graduate of Wesson High School.

John Vernon and Allyene Pitts Williams Memorial Scholarship- This scholarship was established by Ann Williams in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Vernon Williams. It is to be awarded to a sophomore student with a minimum 2.5 GPA who is a graduate of Wesson High School and plans to major in elementary education or some related teacher education field when an elementary education major is not available.

Laura Coghlan Williams Radiography Scholarship- The radiography students of 1991-92 and 1992-93 established the Laura Coghlan Williams Radiography Scholarship. Selection is to be recommended by the medical radiologic technology selection committee. The recipient must be a sophomore student who has successfully completed all first year courses in the curriculum and who has a 2.5 or better grade point average. Selection will also be based upon need and performance.

Sidney Wayne Williams Memorial Scholarship- This scholarship was established by Mrs. Wayne Williams in memory of her son, Sidney Wayne Williams. This scholarship shall be awarded to a freshman Lincoln County student with a 2.5 GPA majoring in auto mechanics.

Virgil D. Youngblood Scholarship- This scholarship was established by Mr. Virgil D. Youngblood in his will. Mr. Youngblood was one of the Wesson businessmen who was a primary leader in the movement to establish a joint agricultural high school supported by Copiah and Lincoln counties to be located in the town of Wesson.

FOUNDATION GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Boyne Foundation Scholarship – The Boyne Foundation supports scholarships for LPN/RCT students on the Natchez and Wesson campuses. The scholarship specifically seeks students who are interested in caring for the elderly.

Copiah Bank Scholarship – This scholarship is supported by Copiah Bank. The scholarship is awarded to a freshman from Copiah County with a 3.0 GPA and majoring in business with a preference for finance.

Corinth Baptist Church Appreciation Scholarship – This scholarship is supported by Corinth Baptist Church in Simpson County. The scholarship goes to sophomore students who are residents of Simpson County and have a 2.0 or better GPA.

Entergy Mississippi Inc.'s Excellence in Education Scholarship- This scholarship will be awarded to a career-technical student. The scholarship will cover tuition and fees up to $1,200.  The scholarship will be awarded to a student who meets the following criteria:  1.) Be a full-time Copiah-Lincoln Community College freshman or sophomore student pursuing a career or technical field of study.  2.)  Have a 2.5 or better high school and/or Copiah-Lincoln Community College grade point average.  3.)  Be free of any disciplinary problems.  4.)  Be a legal resident of Mississippi.  5.)  Have demonstrated financial need.  6.)  This scholarship may not duplicate other scholarships or financial assistance.

Natchez Homebuilders Scholarship – Natchez Homebuilders support the awarding of a $500 scholarship to a sophomore HVAC student enrolled on the Natchez campus.

Priority One Bank Scholarship – Priority One Bank supports the awarding of three $900 scholarships for the fall semester of students enrolled at the Simpson County Center campus.

Trustmark Scholarship- Trustmark Bank Brookhaven, Hazlehurst and Wesson support this scholarship.  Five recipients are selected from Copiah or Lincoln counties. The recipients must come from a household with a combined income of $25,000 or less, have an ACT score of 15 or greater and maintain a 2.5 or better GPA.

United Bank of Mississippi Scholarship – United Bank of Mississippi supports the awarding of $2,350 in scholarships to students on the Natchez campus.

 

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Copiah-Lincoln Educators Association Scholarship- This scholarship was established in February, 1988, by the Co-Lin Educators Association (CLEA) to assist a returning sophomore.

Mississippi Association of Supervisors Scholarship- The Mississippi Association of Supervisors provides annual scholarships to three full-time community and junior college students from each Mississippi county. Three incoming freshman students are chosen from each county in our college’s district to receive a $300 scholarship.

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Other general scholarships are awarded by individuals, businesses, and firms and are selected directly by the donor.

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