Mississippi Scholars and Mississippi Tech Masters Program
Walthall County first participated in the Mississippi Scholars and Mississippi Tech Masters Program in 2018 and 23 seniors from Tylertown High School and Salem Attendance Center were awarded scholarships.
The Mississippi Scholars Initiative is an education program managed by the Public Education Forum of Mississippi, which utilizes business leaders to motivate students to complete a rigorous course of study in high school. This program has been very successful in many counties in the state of Mississippi and has played a vital part in students’ education by encouraging them to set goals and achieve them. In order to qualify, students must have a 95% attendance in high school, minimum of 18 on ACT, 2.5 GPA, and no out-of-school suspensions.
Andrea Bridgeman spearheaded the program for Walthall County and can be reached at 601.222.1500 for additional information.
2018 Scholarships provided by:
Southwest Mississippi Community College (4) $1000
Walthall County School Board $750
Citizens Bank $500
Pigott Oil $500
Pike National Bank $250
B & E Enterprises, LLC $200
Bob and Lee Wood-Hote Walthall County Enhancement Fund $200
Blackwell's AC & Heat $100
Kennedy Electrical Services $100
Trustmark Bank $100
Universal Wearparts, Inc. $100
Walthall County Chamber of Commerce $100
Donations are greatly appreciated and will help make it possible to reach the goal of providing a scholarship at the awards program to each student that meets the terms required to become a Mississippi Scholar or Tech Master. All donations are sent directly to the university or college to aid the scholarship recipient with expenses.