Scholarships

 
 
 
 

For more information on applying for the scholarships listed below, contact Machell Haynes by calling 601.266.4741.

As of February 2013

College of Science and Technology Annual Scholarships


Criminal Justice Department Fund
(Fund No. 0165)
The purpose of this fund is to support student awards and scholarships in the Criminal Justice department.

Mississippi Concrete Industries Fund
(Fund No. 0166)
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to full-time students in the Department of Construction and Architectural Technology, who are residents of Mississippi and have passed a minimum of 30 hours. Recommendation should be made by the department head, professor in department of Construction and Engineering Technology.

Chemistry/Biochemistry Scholarship Fund
(Fund No. 0371)
The purpose of this fund is to provide undergraduate student scholarships for Chemistry/Biochemistry majors. Scholarship recipients shall be selected by the Chemistry/Biochemistry faculty committee.

Mississippi Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. Fund (Fund No. 0403)                  
The purpose of this fund is to award two $1,000 scholarships for students majoring in Construction Engineering Technology.  Students are to be selected by ABC Member Contractors in cooperation with a coordinator in Construction Engineering Technology.

Robert M. Hearin Foundation Polymer Science Fellowship Fund (Fund No. 1416)
The purpose of this fund is to provide fellowships to native Mississippians who are pursing graduate degrees in Polymer Science.

Captain and Mrs. Ronald E. Pedro Award in Criminal Justice and Forensics Fund (Fund No. 1530)
The purpose of the fund is to award a deserving graduate student(s) in good academic standing financial support for completion of a private pilot's license (and certification). Qualified applicants must complete a one-page essay indicating their desire to pursue a career in federal agencies such as the Secret Service, FBI or CIA. Selection will be made by a faculty committee represented by Criminal Justice, Forensics and the donor representative. Recipient will be responsible for his or her FAA physical and transportation.

Yates Scholars in the School of Construction Annual Scholarship Fund (Fund No. 1774)
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to undergraduate or graduate African-American students in the School of Construction with a minimum 2.5 GPA. The student should demonstrate leadership qualities through involvement within on-campus associations and should work well with others in a team atmosphere. Recipient should exude a congenial and personable disposition. If funds are available, each student selected shall receive a minimum of $10,000 each. After the School of Construction has selected the recipient, the recipient will be encouraged to intern at Yates Construction Company.

Dennis Deemer Annual Scholarship Fund
(Fund No. 1844)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student enrolled in the College of Science and Technology.

Fred McKinney Memorial Construction Technology Annual Scholarship Fund
(Fund No. 1863)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student enrolled in the School of Construction with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding College of Science and Technology Annual Scholarship Fund
(Fund No. 1920)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to students majoring in Chemistry, Physics, Polymer Science, Mathematics or an area of Engineering Technology.

Robert Wayne Ulmer Memorial Criminal Justice Annual Scholarship
(Fund No. 1983)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Criminal Justice with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference shall be given to a student with financial need.

Bruner Science and Technology Annual Scholarship (Fund No. 1991)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student enrolled in the College of Science and Technology.  Preference shall be given to a track athlete.

George D. and Vynett Mathis Architectural Engineering Technology Annual Scholarship (Fund No. 2130)
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to deserving students majoring in Architectural Engineering Technology who are native Mississippians. Preference will be given to students with financial need. 

Charles Lowery Jr. Information Technology Annual Scholarship (Fund No. 2131)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a junior or senior majoring in Information Technology. Preference will be given to an African American. 



College of Science and Technology Endowed Scholarships


Fred E. and Mary G. Tatum Pre-Medical Endowed Scholarship (Fund No. 0522)
The purpose of this fund is to offer scholarships to deserving students who are Pre-Med students and residents of Mississippi. Selections are to be made by a faculty committee in the College of Science and Technology.

James L. and Carolyn Greer Endowed Scholarship
(Fund No. 0552)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student pursuing a degree in Mathematics or other major in the College of Science and Technology. Preference shall be given to residents of Copiah County, Mississippi. The recipient should have attained a GPA of 3.25 or higher while meeting all graduation requirements of an accredited high school or secondary school. Selection shall be made by the scholarship committee of the College of Science and Technology.

John and Janice Wells Addison Chemistry Endowment
(Fund No. 0554)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to an academically deserving junior or senior majoring in Chemistry. Qualified recipients shall provide a written essay to the selection committee indicating the personal value of this award in their academic pursuits. A letter of recommendation shall also be provided to the selection committee from a member of the USM Chemistry department faculty. The selection committee shall be comprised of the Chair of the Chemistry department and its other faculty members. The recipient shall receive a $250 scholarship in the fall and spring semester ($500 total for an academic year.) As this endowed account grows, additional individual scholarships shall be awarded.

Balmer Hill, Jr. Science and Technology Scholarship
(Fund No. 0568)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a College of Science and Technology student who is a sophomore, junior or senior, and has maintained a minimum 3.25 GPA. The donor would like an appropriate committee of the College of Science and Technology faculty/staff to review candidates and select three finalists.

Jack D. Munn Memorial Scholarship
(Fund No. 0608)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship based on financial need to a student majoring in Mathematics.

Fred H. and Nadyne M. Drews Scholarship Endowment
(Fund No. 0611)
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to deserving seniors majoring in Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology. One half of the allocation shall be awarded to students majoring in Mathematics, and the other half of the allocation shall be split between students majoring in Chemistry and students majoring in Biology.

Charles and Carolyn Brent Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry
(Fund No. 0613)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship annually to a promising freshman or junior college transfer in Chemistry beginning fall 97-98 at the level of $550. Once awarded, student may continue to receive the scholarship by maintaining a 3.2 overall GPA. Selection by faculty selection committee in Chemistry on basis of high intelligence and good common sense.

William F. St. Clair Endowed Scholarship Program in Physics
(Fund No. 0634)
The purpose of this fund is to establish a scholarship fund for worthy student's) to pursue their studies in the field of Physics. The criteria shall be determined by a scholarship committee in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Guy A. Weatherford, III Memorial Scholarship Endowment
 (Fund No. 0642)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Engineering Technology. 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.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Endowed Scholarship
(Fund No. 0648)
The purpose of this fund is to provide undergraduate scholarships to students majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry. Recipients must have a 3.25 GPA to qualify for award. The selection will be made by scholarship committee of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

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.

Rami Patel Endowed Scholarship
(Fund No. 0664)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a capable and deserving student majoring in biological sciences with a 3.0 minimum grade point average. The Department of Biological Sciences is to select the student.

Francis R. and Marjorie W. Conn Pre-Medical Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 0666)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a deserving Pre-Med student in the College of Science and Technology from Mississippi who is enrolled as a junior or senior at USM with preference and consideration given to white students.

Larry Mitchell Wilson Memorial Scholarship
(Fund No. 0674)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to an undergraduate majoring in Criminal Justice, based on financial need.

Danny R. Carter Endowed Scholarship
(Fund No. 0692)
The purpose of this fund is to provide annual scholarships for full-time undergraduate students majoring in Computer Science.

Spence Family Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 0695)

The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students majoring in Chemistry or enrolled in the Premedical Program.

Oliver V. Austin Physical Sciences Scholarship Endowment
(Fund No. 0703)
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to undergraduate students majoring in Physical Sciences: Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry or Earth Sciences.

Bobby Chain Endowed Scholarship
(Fund No. 0716)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to an undergraduate student in the School of Construction with a minimum 3.0 GPA and a minimum 20 ACT score. The student must be a native Mississippian who demonstrates financial need. If no student from Mississippi meets the criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to another qualified student.

Dr. J. Fred Walker, Jr. Scholarship
Endowment (Fund No. 0749)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is majoring in Biology or who is enrolled in the Pre-Medical program.

Dr. J. Fred Walker, Sr. and Mildred Walker Scholarship Endowment
(Fund No. 0750)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Biology.

R. Lamar Winstead Endowed Scholarship (Fund No. 0769)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship in honor of R. Lamar Winstead's parents Robert Hardy and Lessie Vikers Winstead. Recipients should be needy and worthy students who are pursuing a major in one or more of the following: Math, Physics or Computer Science. Descendents of the honorees shall not be excluded from consideration.

Ingalls Shipbuilding Scholarship Endowment
(Fund No. 0784)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Polymer Science. Only juniors or seniors are eligible for consideration, and awards will be based on merit and academic record. If no student majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Polymer Science meets the criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to another qualified student in the College of Science and Technology.

Wiley Fairchild Construction Scholarship Endowment
 (Fund No. 0788)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with financial need who is majoring in Construction Engineering Technology.

Karen Preston Garner Memorial Endowed Scholarship
(Fund No. 0819)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a female, junior or senior, majoring in Biology, GPA of 3.0 be of sound moral character, resident of Mississippi, and be involved in school activities. Special consideration will be given to students having musical talent.

Debra Rene'Slay Memorial Mathematics Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 0823)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Mathematics who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and financial need. If a student with financial need cannot be identified, the financial need criterion may be waived.

Velez Family Premedical Scholarship Endowment
(Fund No. 0853)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a Pre-Medical student.

Edward J. and Sue Wilby McCarty Endowed Geology Honors Scholarship
(Fund No. 0860)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship for a student majoring in Geology. Terms are as follows: 1) Student must be enrolled in the Honors College, or be eligible for enrollment in terms of grades and test scores, and must major in Geology. 2) As part of the selection process, the applicant must submit a letter to the faculty of the Department of Geology and to the Honors College (as appropriate), describing their interest in a career in Geology. 3) The selection of the scholarship will be made by the faculty of the Department of Geology, in a manner determined by the faculty. 4) The student must maintain a 3.2 GPA (overall), with a 3.35 GPA in geology. 5) The student must complete the following courses: Calculus (10 hours), Physics with Calculus, Applied Statistics, and one course in either Management or Organization Theory. 6) A senior thesis is required and will be developed with the direction of a Ph.D. Geology faculty member. See fund agreement for "exceptions and clarifications." This scholarship should be limited to $2,000.00 per year per recipient.

Billy Joe Grantham Memorial Scholarship
(Fund No. 0886)
The purpose of this fund is to educate future biologists at The University of Southern Mississippi, and is to be selected by a committee from Biological Sciences.

Alton C. Grimes Endowment (Mathematics Scholarship)
(Fund No. 0899)
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students pursuing a course of study requiring 18 semester hours beginning with Calculus. The recipient should be a Mississippi student and a person with high moral character.

Juan and Vallie Landry Scholarship Endowment
(Fund No. 0901)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Architectural Engineering Technology.

Brady Leo Vanhuss, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
(Fund No. 0910)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Polymer Science who is a U.S. citizen. Preference shall be given to a student from the Southeastern states.

HubHealth of South Mississippi, Inc. Endowment
(Fund No. 0916)
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships within the Pre-Medical area at USM to preferably a junior or senior Pre-Med student from the south Mississippi area with a minimum grade point average of a 3.5. Selection will be made by the College of Science and Technology. 

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.

Virginia Felder Scholarship Endowment
(Fund No. 0957)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a female student with a Mathematics Licensure major. If no student meets this criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to a female student majoring in Math, Science or Computer Science.

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.

Wright W. Cross Endowment
(Fund No. 0967)
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to capable and deserving students, with financial need, majoring in Math with a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Jordan Endowed Scholarship
(Fund No. 0970)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in chemistry and currently in the Honors College. Selection is to be made by both of the above academic units.

Larry Mitchell Wilson Graduate School Endowment in Criminal Justice
(Fund No. 0975)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship annually to an outstanding graduate student in Criminal Justice. The faculty in the Criminal Justice department will select the recipient.

Dr. John Austin Evans Pre-Medical Endowed Memorial Scholarship
(Fund No. 0976)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a Pre-Med student from Mississippi with preference to a student going to dental school.

William F. Dukes Endowed Scholarship
(Fund No. 0977)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a native Mississippian majoring in Criminal Justice with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The department of Criminal Justice is to select the student. No award shall be made until the $20,000 balance is reached.

R. D. and Barbara Ellender Scholarship
(Fund No. 0984)
The purpose of this fund is to offer an annual scholarship to an undergraduate Microbiology major in the Department of Biological Sciences who has a minimum GPA of 3.0. The student must be a U.S. citizen. If the Microbiology emphasis is removed from the curriculum, the scholarship reverts to a graduate student in the Department of Psychology with a Counseling emphasis. This student must be a U.S. citizen with a 3.5 GPA. In either situation, stated above, the department chair shall assign the scholarship.

Dr. James Hines Edgar Memorial Scholarship
(Fund No. 1150)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship annually to a USM student currently in Pre-Optometry who has been recommended by the Health Professions adviser. The recipient should qualify based on scholastic ability and a demonstrated commitment to enter the profession of optometry. Specific eligibility criteria may be determined by the College Scholarship Committee.

Drs. Julia and Thomas Lytle Coastal Sciences Scholarship (Fund No. 1154)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student who will be attending The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in the Department of Coastal Sciences. The student should maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA. One half of the scholarship is to be given in each of the fall and spring semesters. The department scholarship committee will select the recipient.

Sharp Chemistry Scholarship
(Fund No. 1158)
The purpose of this fund is to provide an annual scholarship for a deserving and qualified student majoring in Chemistry. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA. A Chemistry/Biochemistry faculty committee will review candidates and make an award.

Dr. John R. Sharp Gulf Coast Research Lab Endowment
(Fund No. 1168)
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship money for summer graduate or undergraduate students at the Institute of Marine Science/Gulf Coast Research Lab.

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.

Wallace C. and Lynn L. Pye Endowed Scholarship (Fund No. 1203)

The purpose of this fund is to provide an undergraduate or graduate scholarship or to provide funds for faculty development.  Disbursements are to be made at the discretion of the Math department.  The current Chair of the Math department may serve as signature authority.  If the Math department is abolished or subsumed by another unit, the fund should be used to provide a scholarship to dietetics.

John Payne Endowment (Fund No. 1209)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a distribution to deserving students who are junior or senior Criminal Justice majors with at least a 2.5 GPA overall and who have exhibited financial need.

Mississippi State Lodge of Fraternal Order of Police - Criminal Justice Endowment
(Fund No. 1225)
The purpose of this fund is to provide support to the Criminal Justice department for award of tuition assistance and books to a police officer or immediate family member (spouse or children, brother or sister) who is pursuing an education in Criminal Justice.

Joseph and Kay Dixon Geology Scholarship
(Fund No. 1244)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship of a sophomore, junior or senior majoring in Geology. Recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA in Geology course work.

Steve Floyd Architectural Engineering Technology Scholarship
(Fund No. 1247)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship for a sophomore, junior or senior majoring in Architectural Engineering Technology. Student must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Congressman Larkin I. Smith Scholarship
(Fund No. 1251)
The purpose of this fund is to pay tuition and related expenses for students at the junior or senior level who aspire to a career in law enforcement and are majoring in Criminal Justice.

Nick Baron Memorial Marine Science Education Endowment
(Fund No. 1266)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in any major in the Department of Coastal Sciences at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.

James Joe Ferguson Memorial Scholarship Endowment in Geography
(Fund No. 1316)
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship assistance to a worthy and qualified student majoring in Geography.

Dr. James C. and Josephine Eaves Waites Health Care Scholarship
(Fund No. 1328)
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship support to a deserving student in good academic standing majoring in a health care profession. Recipients must be from Jones or Wayne County Mississippi. Selection is to be made by college scholarship committee.

Leslie Rawls Fletcher Award for the Outstanding Junior in Criminal Justice
(Fund No. 1342)
The purpose of this fund is to establish an annual cash award for a full-time student of junior standing or a part-time student of junior standing, majoring in Criminal Justice who best exemplifies scholarship, commitment to community service and ethical principles. Recipient will be selected by the Criminal Justice faculty in a manner specified by the Department Chair.

Joyce and Lou Friedersdorff Endowment (Fund No. 1352)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to benefit a student majoring in a degree field within the College of Science and Technology. The recipient must also be a member of the Pride. The student must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Director of the Pride with input from the Dean of the College of Science and Technology.

Dr. Rajive K. Khanna Endowed Memorial Scholarship
(Fund No. 1388)
The purpose of this fund is to provide undergraduate scholarships to students majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry. Recipients must have a 3.25 GPA to qualify for award. Selection is to be made by a scholarship committee in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Dr. Kenneth and Regina Williams Pre-Medical Scholarship
(Fund No. 1428)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is enrolled in a Pre-Medical program. Preference shall be given to a minority student. Student awarded should be an incoming freshman, but if no qualified student from this class can be identified, then a qualified sophomore, junior or senior in this order would be selected. Student selected shall have a minimum ACT score of 24 and must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Each semester each student(s) should be recertified by the Associate to the Dean of Pre-Professional Programs to insure all requirements are met for eligibility of this scholarship. Incoming freshman would continue to receive this scholarship as long as they maintained their eligibility. The selection process shall be chaired by the Associate to the Dean for Pre-Professional programs or the Director for Pre-Medical Programs. The process for selection shall be the following: a committee composed of three persons chaired by the Director of Student Services and Pre-Professional Programs and two additional persons selected by the Director. The committee shall solicit candidates for this scholarship; each candidate shall include a written essay on their long-term goals and describe their financial need. The committee shall also determine other criteria to be submitted. The committee shall select three qualified students and submit them to the donor representative for final selection.

Shelby F. Thames and Shirley D. Thames Scholarship for High Ability Students Endowment
(Fund No. 1437)
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships exclusively to incoming high-ability students whose major is Polymer Science and Engineering, Chemistry or Biochemistry in the College of Science and Technology.  Recipients should include entering freshman, community college transfers or new graduate students.  This scholarship may be renewed for additional years for the student as determined by the Director of the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials and the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Science and Technology.

Douglas R. Cooper Scholarship Endowment
(Fund No. 1445)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a junior majoring in Marine Biology who will be attending the Gulf Coast Research Lab summer field program. Preference shall be given to a student in good academic standing. The scholarship will be awarded during the summer to the student who participates in the Gulf Coast Research Lab summer field program.

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.

God at the Speed of Light Scholarship
(Fund No. 1498)
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to capable and deserving students of the College of Science and Technology, who demonstrate financial need and are natives of Mississippi. The recipients must have and maintain a 2.5 (out of 4.0) GPA. Each student recipient would be eligible to continue receiving the scholarship for four consecutive years, as long as he/she maintains a 2.5 GPA. Each year, a total of four separate scholarships will be awarded for each undergraduate classification: freshman, sophomore, junior and senior. Each scholarship will be offered in equal amounts based on availability.

Polymer Science Scholarship
(Fund No. 1502)
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship support for students majoring in Polymer Science. Preference will be given to a junior with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Transfers from community colleges also may receive preference. Selection shall be made by Polymer Science department faculty.

Bennie A. Rohr GCRL Summer Field Program Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 1573)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to three students majoring in Biology who are attending the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Summer Field Program and reside in Hancock, Harrison, or Jackson County.  If three students from Hancock, Harrison, or Jackson County do not meet the minimum qualifications, the scholarship funds may be divided between the best three qualified students from all eighty-two counties in Mississippi.

Thomas Benefield M.D. Memorial Endowment
(Fund No. 1636)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an incoming freshman from Gulfport, Mississippi, to attend the Hattiesburg or Gulf Park campuses. The recipient must declare a major in the College of Science and Technology, have at least a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. In order to requalify for the scholarship, the recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA. The recipient will be determined by the College of Science and Technology.

Paul Auburn (PA) Ross Memorial Endowment
(Fund No. 1644)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an incoming freshman from South Mississippi (Hattiesburg and South) to attend the Hattiesburg or Gulf Park campuses. The recipient must declare a major in the College of Science and Technology, have at least a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. The recipient must also have demonstrated their commitment to the community through service activities prior to receiving the award. In order to requalify for the scholarship, the recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA and continue to demonstrate service to the community. The recipient will be determined by the College of Science and Technology.

Deterly-Pratt Scholarship
(Fund No. 1655)
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to train teachers in Chemistry, Physics and Math (but not Science Education).

Anderson Retail Endowed Student Scholarship (Fund No. 1658)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a junior or senior student majoring in Design. Recipient is to be selected by the department.

Bobby R. Thornton Memorial Endowment for Scholarships (Fund No. 1667)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a full time undergraduate student enrolled in Chemistry with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to a student from Columbia High School. If no student from Columbia High School is available, the Chair may select any recipient that meets the requirements.

Colonel Tyler H. Fletcher Administration of Justice Endowment for Fellowships
(Fund No. 1706)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a full-time graduate student with a 3.5 graduate GPA and should have unconditional admission in the doctoral program in Administration of Justice. The recipient should also be a U.S. citizen with high potential to make a difference in the criminal justice system in the United States. Need, race, sex or religion will not be criteria for receiving this fellowship.

Fountain Family School of Construction Endowment for Scholarships
(Fund No. 1709)
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a full-time student enrolled in the School of Construction with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Also, the recipient shall have a financial need. Preference will be given to a USM athlete. If no student athlete meets the criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to another qualified student.

Terrell E. Wise Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 1711)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a full-time student with financial need who is enrolled in the School of Construction with a minimum GPA of 2.8. If a student with financial need cannot be identified, the financial need criterion may be waived.

Tellus Endowed Geology Scholarship
(Fund No. 1714)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a full-time Geology graduate student with preference given to a student planning a career as a petroleum geologist. The student shall have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need. If a student with financial need cannot be identified, the financial need criterion may be waived. If no graduate student can be identified, the scholarship may be awarded to an undergraduate student that does meet the criteria.

Chemistry 50th Anniversary Scholarship Endowment
(Fund No. 1719)
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships for students in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi. The scholarship shall be awarded to a Chemistry undergraduate or graduate student with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. If no student from that area meets the criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to another qualified student.

Administration of Justice Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 1752)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the Department of Administration of Justice.  The criteria shall be determined each year by the Department of Administration of Justice.

SSCT Undergraduate Scholarship Endowment
(Fund No. 1753)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to undergraduate students who have taken or are currently in the "Surface Coatings Class."  The student must have a 3.0 GPA.  Preference shall be given to students entering the paint and coatings industry.

E. Alan Coats Physics Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 1770)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Physics.  Preference shall be given to a student who has financial need.  Each recipient shall be selected by the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Vulcan Materials Scholarship Endowment
(Fund No. 1781)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Construction with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference shall be given to a student who participates in campus organizations.

Arthur Rice Mellen and Mary Ann Mellen Scholarship Endowment
(Fund No. 1783)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Geology in the College of Science and Technology at The University of Southern Mississippi. Preference shall be given to students with an emphasis in Environmental Geology.

Chemistry Emeritus Faculty Endowment (Fund No. 1785)
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships and graduate assistant wages in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Half of the endowment allocation shall be spent each year on scholarship(s) for undergraduate student(s). The other half of the endowment allocation shall be used each year to pay for wages for graduate assistants. If there are no graduate assistants, the remaining half of the endowment allocation may be awarded as a scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student. Each r

James Isola Interior Design Memorial Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 1802)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a deserving junior or senior in the Interior Design program.

Stella D. Elakovich Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry Scholarship Endowment
(Fund No. 1813)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an undergraduate Chemistry or Biochemistry student based on academic merit. The student must be a United States citizen, and preference shall be given to a Mississippi resident.

Delta Industries Construction Technology Scholarship Endowment
(Fund No. 1830)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in Construction Engineering Technology.

Charles Finnegan Construction Engineering Technology Scholarship Endowment
(Fund No. 1864)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Construction Engineering Technology. The student must have a minimum ACT score of 23 and a minimum 3.0 GPA. The student must be a native of Mississippi. If no student meets the criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to another qualified student. 

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.  

Lee Chain Scholarship Endowment
(Fund No. 1892)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Construction Engineering Technology. The student must have a minimum ACT score of 23 and a minimum 3.0 GPA and maintain a 3.0 GPA in the program. The student must also be a native of Mississippi.

Brandon Breal Memorial Construction Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 1904)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student from Harrison, Hancock or Jackson County enrolled in the School of Construction.  If no student from that area meets the criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to another qualified student.

Thomas Burks Campbell Family Chemistry Scholarship Endowment
(Fund No. 1931)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Chemistry with a minimum 3.25 GPA. This scholarship shall be awarded based entirely on academic performance. The recipient must also be a U. S. citizen.

John B. Ton, Jr. Scholarship Endowment
(Fund No. 1972)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Polymer Science, Chemistry, or Physics with a minimum 3.0 GPA who is a United States citizen.

Mississippi Manufacturers Association Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 2009)
The purpose of this fund is to provide academic scholarships to full-time students who are Mississippi residents classified as juniors with at least a 3.0 grade point average and who have declared majors in areas of study within the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials or in the Industrial Technology Engineering Program at the University. Two scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded annually, as long as the spending allocation is sufficient to provide this level of funding.

Waterborne Symposium Chair of Polymer Science Endowment (Fund No. 2019)
The purpose of this fund is to provide support for the Waterborne Symposium Endowed Chair of Polymer Science.

Charles E. Hoyle Memorial Polymer Science Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 2020)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student in Polymer Science who is engaged in mentoring an undergraduate student in Polymer Science.

Francis G. Casserly Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 2023)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an undergraduate student majoring in Mathematics.

Arthell Kelley Geography Scholarship Term Endowment (Fund No. 2033)
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to Geography students.

Brooks-Winstead Physics Endowment (Fund No. 2035)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an undergraduate student majoring in Physics. Preference is given to a student with at least a 2.5 GPA who displays a strong work ethic and who demonstrates the most financial need.

Gerald E. Belue, M.D. Memorial Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 2042)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to undergraduate students enrolled in a Pre-Medical program who demonstrate financial need.

Betty T. Reuben Science and Technology Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 2138)
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an outstanding student in the College of Science and Technology.
 
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