We're awarding several $500 scholarship in August 2020.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: MAY 22, 2020 by 5 p.m. CST
1. Mississippi resident students must be accepted into an accredited 2 or 4-year school anywhere in the U.S.
2. Will be starting college in August 2020.
3. Must have at least 3.0 overall high school or overall college GPA.
4. Graduated/graduating from a public high school in Mississippi, preferably the Delta region.
5. All majors welcomed, specifically interested in those majoring in English, History or communications.
6. Adults (to age 45) returning to school or single parents are encouraged to apply.
7. All required materials must be received via email by May 22, 2020 by 5 p.m. CST No exceptions.
Scholarship application will be made public before or by April 7, 2020. Winner will have $500 deposited into college bursar account in August 2020. No monies will be given directly to student or their family members. Student can only be awarded one scholarship in their lifetime.
Winner will be announced on our Delta Jewels Support Foundation website page on June 20, 2020.
HOW TO APPLY
1. Please follow directions. If directions aren't followed, applicant will be notified via email, and will not be
considered for scholarship. Following directions is part of the application process. All content must be
received by May 22, 2020 by 5 p.m. CST. No late applications will be accepted or acknowledged.
2. Complete our application. Download application form here.
3. Provide a copy or photograph of most recent high school report card and/or most current official high school transcript - that includes OVERALL GPA and student's name. The point is a student in good academic standing, and shows overall GPA in high school. We want high school students who will be college freshman by August 2020, or an older MS resident just accepted into college. We are not accepting those already in college. This opportunity is for those who are going to college for the first time, or a non-traditional student who is going back to college or who will be going for the first time.
4. Conduct and record one oral history interview with an elder (age 55+ no exceptions), who is special to you
- family member or friend. See application for specifics. No edited audio will be accepted for consideration.
It's okay if it's not perfect quality, but we must be able to hear what is being said, but we must have the full raw interview. See application for specifics, as we have suggestions and a resource link on the application. There are two pages of instructions and suggestions and the application is two pages with just a few questions to answer.
5. Type a 500-600 word-count essay (single spaced, with beginning paragraphs indented, using 12 pt. legible font with person's name on the essay). Make sure font is legible, no decorative fonts will be read. Grammar, punctuation and spelling are evaluated in application. What you might include in essay: what student learned from interviewee that impacted them the most and why, also why interviewee was chosen, why they're important to you and what this experience meant to you/what you learned from this experience.
It is okay to describe the location and set the scene so we can imagine the environment. Do not embellish the story. Just write factual information from the heart. No more than 600 words. See application for specifics.
6. Include all required materials in one email to Alysia Steele -
A. Our application that includes essay.
B. Link to audio mp3 file on Dropbox, Google Drive or Box, so we can download it.
C. High school report card or transcript.
We don't want any confusion, so please include everything in one email. We will not consider an applicant who hasn't followed directions. Again, everything should be emailed to Alysia Steele at