A Scholarship Fund creates a scholarship for the school(s) or area(s) of study that you specify. Scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be posted by November 15, 2019.
Scholarship Funds supported by the Pinebelt Foundation
Allen Entrekin Scholarship Fund
The Allen Entrekin Scholarship will provide scholarships to the 8th grade class at Baxterville graduating from any high school. Scholarships for 2020-2021 are not available
Baxter I. White, Jr. Scholarship Fund
The Baxter I. White, Jr. Scholarship was established by former students to honor Baxter I. White, Jr. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Columbia High School senior based on academic excellence, community involvement. Students must have a 3.0 with plans to pursue a degree in Math, Science or Engineering.
Benjamin J. Deen & Liquori Tate Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Deen Tate Scholarship Fund was established specifically to benefit Law Enforcement Officers employed in the Pine Belt who are injured or killed in the line of duty and their family members.
Blake Broom Memorial Scholarship
The Blake Broom Memorial Scholarship was established by Jody, Sherry and Dylan Broom. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Columbia High School student based on being selected as the 3rd student in the graduating class.
Blue Line Legacy Fund
The Blue Line Legacy Fund is a scholarship fund established to provide financial support to further the educational aspirations of traditional and/or non-traditional students currently working in law enforcement, or are the spouse of a law enforcement officer or are dependents of a law enforcement officer. Scholarships for 2019-2020 are not available.
Darrell Burnham Memorial Scholarship Fund
The purpose of the Darrell Burnham Memorial Scholarship is to provide an annual scholarship to a deserving graduate from Forrest, Jones or Lamar County who will be majoring in Math or Engineering with first preference given to students going to Mississippi State University or The University of Southern Mississippi. This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Darrell Burnham.
Dr. Clemon Terrell Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund
The Dr. Clemon Terrell Memorial Scholarship was established by a group of friends of the City of Hattiesburg. The scholarship is awarded annually to City of Hattiesburg Employee, or a child or grandchild of a current, retired or deceased City of Hattiesburg employee. This scholarship fund was created by friends of the City of Hattiesburg to honor the memory and lifetime contributions of Clemon Terrell, Ph.D.
Dr. Edgar D. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Dr. Edgar D. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by fellow physicians to memorialize Dr. Edgar D. Johnson. The scholarship is awarded annually to a USM student accepted to Medical School based on academic excellence, community involvement, and church affiliation.
Edward J. Langton Scholarship Fund
The Edward J. “Ed” Langton Scholarship was established by the employees of Grand Bank to honor Grand Bank’s CEO, Ed Langton. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Pine Belt area high school student based on academic excellence, community involvement, and financial need.
Edwin H. Cole, M.D. and William E. Moak, M.D. Scholarship Fund
The Drs. Cole and Moak Scholarship assist students from Perry and Greene Counties who are pursuing higher education in the medical field.
Elaine Moser Scholarship Fund
The Elaine Moser Scholarship was established to honor the retirement of Miss Elaine Moser, educator for thirty-two years. Miss Moser was Principal of Richton Elementary School for twenty-nine years, prior to her retirement. Miss Moser, an outstanding Christian, educator and citizen applied her intellectual and creative abilities to many aspects of the school, church and community activities.
John Watts Memorial Scholarship
The John M. Watts Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior of Perry Central High School who intends to pursue a college degree at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. The recipient is not required to be pursuing a degree in The Arts.
Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship Fund
The Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship will be awarded to a student entering college who has been through the Guide Right program or a collegian member of Kappa Alpha Psi at The University of Southern Mississippi. The recipient will be a person with a sound record of achievement in his or her studies and of outstanding school citizenship.
L. D. Ready Scholarship Fund
The purpose of the L.D. Ready Scholarship is to provide an annual scholarship to a deserving high school athlete senior who has been accepted to a college or university. This scholarship was established by Reuben Mills, Danny Buckalew, Tom Boszor, Jerry Elliott and Ben McIlwain to support high school senior athletes at Richton High School who want to pursue a higher education.
Mackenzie Westmoreland Memorial Scholarship
The Mackenzie Westmoreland Memorial Scholarship for the performing arts was established by loving friends. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Mississippi Public High School student who plans to major in theatre, film or related performing arts.
Mike Rozier Construction Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mike Rozier Construction Company Inc. for the purpose of providing financial aid for Mike Rozier Construction employees and family members and others needing assistance who want to pursue a higher education.
Mississippi Tank Company Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established by Mississippi Tank Company for the purpose of providing financial aid for Mississippi Tank Company’s employees and family members who want to pursue a higher education.
Needham and Myrtle Jones Scholarship Fund
The Needham and Myrtle Scholarship was established by their loving family. The scholarship is awarded annually to high school students from Stone County School District or the Pine Belt area based on being a well-rounded individual who has economic need.
Omi Ruth Boston Twyner Scholarship Fund
The Omi Ruth Boston Twyner Scholarship was established by family members to honor the memory of Omi Ruth Boston Twyner, a former Laurel School District home economics teacher. The Scholarship is awarded annually to a Laurel High School student based on academic excellence, civic engagement, and financial need.
More than 170 students from throughout Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association’s 12-county service area will receive scholarships of nearly $1000 to attend state community colleges this year, thanks to the generous spirit and support of the Association’s member-consumers.
Ralph H. Stallcup Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Ralph H. Stallcup Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Barbara Stallcup in honor of her late husband, Ralph H. Stallcup to provide scholarships for non-traditional students who are pursuing a degree at Pearl River Community College (PRCC) and Jones County Junior College (JCJC).
Richton Woman's Club Scholarship
The Scholarship recipient will be a female graduating senior with a sound record of scholastic achievement, leadership abilities and involved in school and community activities that contribute to improved quality of life for the school and community. The Richton Woman’s Club Scholarship assists a female graduating senior of Richton High School who intends to pursue a college degree at an accredited two- or four-year college or university.
The purpose of the George and Polly Neel Memorial Scholarship is to provide an annual scholarship to a deserving graduate who has attained the rank of Eagle Scout as a member of a troop within the Pine Burr Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
The Merchants Company Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established by The Merchants Company for the purpose of providing financial aid for The Merchants Company’s employees and family members who want to pursue a higher education.
William K. Ray Scholarship Fund