Scholarships

 
 
 
 

For more information on applying for the scholarships listed below, contact Dianne Coleman by calling 601.266.5882 or visit www.usm.edu/health/scholarships.

As of May 2013

College of Health Annual Scholarships


Gulfport Scottish Rite Annual Scholarship (Fund No. 1406)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a junior or senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA enrolled in Speech and Hearing Sciences with plans to work with elementary students who have problems in their communicative skills, i.e., dyslexia, speech language and literacy.

"Big Dave" Dave Freeman Athletic Training Scholarship Fund (Fund No. 1617)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a junior or senior majoring in Athletic Training. To be considered for the scholarship, the student must write a 500-word essay describing financial hardship and need for the award.

William and Ramona Saxon Social Work Annual Scholarship Fund (Fund No. 1831)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a master's-level Social Work student.  Preference shall be given to a student who is a single mother.  If a student who is a single mother cannot be identified, preference shall then be given to a student with need.  If no student with need can be identified, then the scholarship will be awarded to another qualified student as determined by the School of Social Work.  The scholarship allocation will be $1,000 per year for four years, and the remainder of the fund balance is to be awarded in the fifth year.

Parker Family Social Work Annual Scholarship (Fund No. 1914)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the Master of Social Work program who demonstrates an interest in mental and health care social work fields.  The student must have a 3.3 GPA.  This scholarship may be renewed each year as long as the recipient maintains a 3.3 GPA.

Karl Huhner and Darlene Smith-Huhner Memorial Annual Scholarship (Fund No. 2102)
The purpose of this fund is to award a $500 scholarship annually to a student who is majoring in Nutrition with a minimum 3.25 GPA. First preference shall be given to a student from the New Orleans Metro Area. Second preference shall be given to a full-time graduate student.


College of Health Endowed Scholarships



Berma F. and Willie H. Carter Physical Education Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 0557)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship that will be awarded to a junior or senior majoring in Human Performance with an emphasis in Physical Education K-12 teacher licensure in the School of Human Performance and Recreation with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  First preference is given to a student from the following counties in the Florida Panhandle (no preferential order):  Escambia, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Bay, Calhoun, Jackson, Gulf, Franklin, Liberty, Wakulla, Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson, Santa Rose or Washington counties.  Second preference is given to a student from Alabama.  If no student from these areas meets the criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to another qualified student.

Dabney E. Weatherford Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 0641)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student enrolled in any major within the College of Health. Preference shall first be given to a student from Birmingham, Alabama, second preference to a student from Jefferson County, Alabama, and third to a student from the State of Alabama.

Lowery A. Woodall Medical Laboratory Science Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 0658)

The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student pursuing a degree in Medical Laboratory Science at USM who demonstrates financial need. 

Barbara Pease Memorial Social Work Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 0675)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student in Social Work.

Reed Green Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 0726)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student majoring in Sport Management or Sport Coaching Education.  If no student majoring in Sport Management or Sport Coaching Education meets the criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to another qualified student with a major in the School of Human Performance and Recreation.  Each recipient shall be selected by the School of Human Performance and Recreation.

Katharine L. Guice Memorial Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 0727)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student majoring in Social Work.  If no student majoring in Social Work meets the criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to another qualified student in the College of Health.

Sandra Rose Keith Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 0734)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to deserving graduate students in Speech and Hearing Sciences performing clinical hours at the Children's Center for Communication and Development.

Nancy Baker Endowment for Scholarships (Fund No. 0773)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a graduate student with demonstrated academic merit and professional promise in Social Work.

Etoile DuBard Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 0776)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a senior or graduate student enrolled in Speech and Hearing Sciences. See pages 1 and 2 of Exhibit A for additional information.

D. C. Leech Scholarship (Fund No. 0842)
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship assistance to capable and deserving students in athletic administration and coaching with financial need.

Allene Vaden Scholarship (Fund No. 0870)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student completing a degree in Food Service Institution Management who has chosen a thesis research topic regarding Food Service/Institution Management.  Half of the award is to be paid upon selection of the student, the other half to be paid upon submission to the graduate school of an approved thesis, no later than two years after the initial award is made.  The recipient will be determined by application to, and reviewed by, a committee composed of faculty in Food Service Management and the Director of Home Economics.

Fern Rogers Hesson Scholarship (Fund No. 0884)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to an undergraduate student in the field of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Service.

Mark C. Applewhite Memorial Nutrition Scholarship (Fund No. 0904)
The purpose of this fund is to award one or more scholarships to native Mississippians pursuing graduate studies in Nutrition on the basis of scholarship, leadership, character and need.

Hattiesburg Physicians Medical Laboratory Science Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 0942)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Medical Laboratory Science who is from the Hattiesburg area.  If no student from the Hattiesburg area meets the criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to another qualified student majoring in Medical Laboratory Science.  Each recipient shall be selected by the Department of Medical Laboratory Science.

Ralph T. Wicker, M.D. Endowment (Fund No. 0946)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the Community Health Sciences with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who is a Mississippi native.  If no student from Mississippi meets the criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to another qualified student.

Reginald and Sara Switzer Health Education Endowment (Fund No. 0962)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a junior or senior majoring in the Department of Public Health. Student should be a transfer from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College System. A special committee in the Department should select the student.

Dr. Thomas and Mildred Puckett Medical Laboratory Science Endowment (Fund No. 0965) 
The purpose of this fund is to provide 60 percent of the earnings for an annual scholarship and 40 percent for departmental use.  The scholarships will be awarded as the result of a faculty committee selection in the Department of Medical Laboratory Science.

Day/Mehearg Scholarship (Fund No. 0969)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to the USM graduate School of Social Work in memory of Dorvety J. Day and L. Erl Meheary who were friends of Social Work particularly in working to establish a graduate school at USM.

Cheryl Goodwin Memorial Medical Laboratory Science Scholarship (Fund No. 1171) 

The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships for qualified juniors and seniors in the Medical Laboratory Science program who have maintained a 3.0 GPA.  Scholarship selection will be made by an appropriate committee from the Medical Laboratory Science department. 

Elizabeth Boggan and Ronald Charles Howard Family Social Work Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 1763)

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a deserving student majoring in Social Work.  Preference shall be given to a student who has financial need.  Each recipient shall be selected by the Director of Social Work.

Mary Lois Burkett Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 1174)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to students with financial need enrolled in any health related field.

Lynn Cook Hartwig - Hattiesburg Clinic Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 1234)
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to three part-time or full-time graduate students in the Department of Public Health in the amount of $1,000 each.  If the spending allocation is less than $3,000 for the academic year, Hattiesburg Clinic intends to supplement the scholarship.  If the spending allocation is greater than $3,000, the total amount of the allocation should be divided equally between three students and awarded completely.  First consideration will be given to employees of Forrest General Hospital and/or Hattiesburg Clinic.  If a student employed by Forrest General Hospital or Hattiesburg Clinic cannot be identified, the employment criterion may be waived.  The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Fred Barten Memorial Scholarship in Health Administration (Fund No. 1292)
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship support for a master's-level graduate student emphasizing in Health Administration.  The recipient shall be selected by the College of Health scholarship committee.  Consideration will be given to a student's GPA and leadership qualities.  Preference shall be given to U.S. citizens.  Scholarship amount to be awarded in full to recipient.

Fern and John Pearson Social Work Scholarship (Fund No. 1327)
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to Bachelor of Science and Master of Science students matriculated in the USM School of Social Work who complete field practicums in community based programs that target at-risk youth.  Selection of the scholarship will be coordinated by the School of Social Work.
 
Betty Spencer Scholarship at USM Gulf Coast (Fund No. 1405)
The purpose of this fund is to assist USM Gulf Coast MSW students with tuition fees.  The applicant is to have interest in family and child practice.  The applicant is to submit a 300-word essay  on who or what motivated the applicant to consider social work as a career, and how that influences the area of practice to which he or she aspires.

Beulah Elizabeth Roberts Compton Scholarship (Fund No. 1431)

The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship with preference to minority students working toward a masters degree in the School of Social Work.  The Director of the School of Social Work shall coordinate selection of a scholarship recipient each year.

Dr. Donald E. Dore Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Fund No. 1492) 
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship support to a deserving student(s) majoring in Medical Laboratory Science.  Recipient(s) must be in good academic standing.  Selection of recipient(s) will be made by scholarship selection committee within the Department of Medical Laboratory Science. 

Norma Brogan Johnston Memorial Endowment in Nutrition and Food Systems (Fund No. 1652)
The purpose of this fund is to serve in loving memory of Mrs. Norma Brogan Johnston and to provide a scholarship for a student seeking a degree and career path in the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems.  The recipient should be a Mississippi resident and maintain a 3.50 GPA.  They should have demonstrated strong leadership during high school.

Dr. Charles Burchell Recreational Administration Scholarship (Fund No. 1663)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student majoring in Recreation Administration or Recreation. If no qualified applicant is found, next preference may be given to a student athlete majoring in any teacher licensure degree program.

Natia Z. Hutchins Education of the Deaf Endowment for Scholarships (Fund No. 1704)
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to recipients that shall be selected by the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences contingent upon review and approval of the student's eligibility. The student must meet the minimum requirements for the Deaf Education program.  Preference shall be given to an African-American student seeking a bachelor's degree in deaf education.  If a student with financial need cannot be identified, the financial need criterion may be waived.

Ruth Ann M. Broome Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 1715)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a deserving Dietetics student in the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems who has been accepted to the dietetic internship program at The University of Southern Mississippi. Preference will be given to students who are native Mississippians.

Coach Willis Terry Memorial Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 1743)
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships for students in the School of Human Performance and Recreation. This scholarship shall be awarded to a student in the School of Human Performance and Recreation in the College of Health who has a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Preference will be given to individuals who are not eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant but who need assistance in affording college costs.

Elizabeth Boggan and Ronald Charles Howard Family Social Work Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 1763)

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a deserving student majoring in Social Work.  Preference shall be given to a student who has financial need.  Each recipient shall be selected by the Director of Social Work.

Jane Boudreaux Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 1772)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics.  Consideration will be given to a native Mississippian.

Sara Caldwell Graduate Social Work Endowment (Fund No. 1787)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the graduate program in the School of Social Work.  If no graduate student meets the criteria, the scholarship shall be awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in Social Work.

Gerry Parish Graduate Social Work Endowment (Fund No. 1788)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the graduate program in the School of Social Work.  If no graduate student meets the criteria, the scholarship shall be awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in Social Work.

Quay Webb Camp Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 1803)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a female student majoring in Physical Education K-12 in the School of Human Performance and Recreation.  The recipient must be a resident of Mississippi with preference given to a former high school athlete.  Each recipient shall be selected by the Director of the School of Human Performance and Recreation in accordance with the criteria as described herein, contingent upon review and approval of the student's eligibility.

Frances Gandy Social Work Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 1810)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a junior or senior student majoring in Social Work.  The student must have a 3.25 GPA and be a graduate of a Mississippi high school with plans to obtain employment in Mississippi.  If no student from a Mississippi high school can be identified, the scholarship will be awarded to another qualified student majoring in Social Work.

Ray and Marilyn Thompson Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 1851)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Sport Coaching.

Merchants Foodservice Nutrition and Food Systems Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 1872)

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems who is a native Mississippian.

Medical Laboratory Science South Mississippi and Alumni Memorial Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 1881) 
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to students majoring in Medical Laboratory Science with preference given to students from South Mississippi who have an overall GPA of at least 2.5.

Lynn Purnell Hagan Recreation Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 1885)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a female student majoring in Recreation. If the recreation program ceases to exist, the balance of this endowment will be transferred to the Lynn Purnell Hagan Social Work Scholarship Endowment Fund 1886.

Lynn Purnell Hagan Social Work Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 1886)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Social Work.  If the Social Work program ceases to exist, the balance of this endowment will be transferred to the Lynn Purnell Hagan School of Human Performance and Recreation Endowment Fund 1885.

Nellie B. Hutchison Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 1912)

The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student in the School of Social Work.

Roger Brinegar Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 1943)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student enrolled in a graduate program within the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences who is performing clinical hours at the Children's Center for Communication and Development.

Driskell/Peters Graduate Research Fellowship Endowment (Fund No. 2074)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student enrolled full-time in a Master's Degree program in Nutrition with a 3.0 GPA or above. The recipient must be a U.S. citizen and may hold the fellowship for a maximum of two years. Recipient must work 15-20 hours weekly on assigned nutrition research project.

Rhetta Ray Bailey DuBard School Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 2120)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student in the Speech-Language Pathology program. The student should have demonstrated an interest in the work of the DuBard School for Language Disorders and have completed practicum or volunteer service there. Preference will be given to students who have financial need.




 
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