Applications being accepted for Taylor Presidential Scholarship

Co-Lin is currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Taylor Presidential Scholarship. The scholarship, established by the late Fred and Jewett Taylor of Oxford, will provide a $7,500 scholarship to a freshman student planning to attend Copiah-Lincoln’s Wesson Campus, Natchez Campus or Simpson County Center.

“The Taylor Presidential Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship offered at Copiah-Lincoln,” said Copiah-Lincoln President Dr. Jane Hulon. “The Taylors have been so generous to Co-Lin, and we are so appreciative to them for allowing us to offer this scholarship to a deserving student.”

Application materials are available at the Office of Enrollment Services (Henley Building) on the Wesson Campus, Office of the Vice President at the Natchez Campus and Simpson County Center, and your high school counselor’s office. You can also download the application by clicking here.

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. All scholarship applications should be mailed to Dr. Jane G. Hulon, President, Copiah-Lincoln Community College, at P.O. Box 457, Wesson, MS 39191.

A selection committee appointed by the president will screen applicants and conduct interviews.

Criteria that will be considered in the selection process includes high school and/or college grade point average, ACT / SAT score, difficulty level of courses taken in high school, financial need, leadership roles and involvement in activities at the high school level, a minimum 500 word essay typed and double spaced, other abilities, special talents, honors, awards, recognitions received, community service activities and an interview.

The Taylor Presidential Scholarships have been established by a $1 million endowment through the Co-Lin Foundation by the late Charles Fred and Jewett Taylor.

A native of Gallman, Mr. Taylor was a 1926 graduate of Copiah-Lincoln Agricultural High School. He was an outstanding athlete in football, basketball, and baseball and was inducted into Copiah-Lincoln’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989. In 1998, Taylor and his wife, Jewett, were inducted into Copiah-Lincoln’s Foundation Hall of Fame. Taylor was selected Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Alumnus of the Year in 2000 and was honored as one of Copiah-Lincoln’s Distinguished Alumni in 2003.

The Taylors have given three of the largest gifts the Copiah-Lincoln Foundation has ever received. These gifts have enabled the college to complete the Fred and Jewett Taylor Chapel in 1998, to enhance the technology at The Billy B. Thames Conference Center in 2000, and the establishment of the Taylor Presidential Scholarships in the fall of 2004. Mr. Taylor passed away in 2003 and Mrs. Taylor passed away in 2010.

For more information on this scholarship, contact Co-Lin’s Office of Enrollment Services at 601.643.8490 or your high school counselor.