The Yazoo Community Scholarship Board proudly announces its college level recipients for the Fall 2020 semester.
Ten local students, who were awarded the scholarship in previous years, have met the eligibility requirements to continue receiving a portion of the Yazoo Community Scholarship Fund this year to further their education at a college or university of their choice.
Each of these students represents one of the four local high schools in the area: Benton Academy, Manchester Academy, Yazoo City High School, and Yazoo County High School. Students receiving the Yazoo Community Scholarship for the Fall 2020 semester include: Bob Black, Avery Eldridge, Camryn Fry, Brittany Shea Harris, Mennyaun Hawkins, Christian Trevor Leal, Mary Russell Perry, Keighly Reddit, Malaina Womble, and Earnest Young.
In response to the national pandemic, the novel Covid-19, it is with sad regards that the Yazoo Community Scholarship Fund Board made the decision to not award scholarships this year to new applicants.
With students not being in school and not having all resources available to them, the Board felt that the opportunity to apply would not be fair. This unprecedented situation was and still is new to all of us as we move forward into the next school year. In order to comply with all social distancing regulations, the Board has also limited unnecessary gatherings as a way to keep each other safe and healthy.
Moving forward, the Yazoo Community Scholarship Fund Board has decided to offer the Class of 2020 from all schools in Yazoo County the opportunity to apply in the next open application process in year 2021.
The Board asks that all school counselors and students who wanted to submit applications this year to please contact Connie Rush at the Bank of Yazoo in Yazoo City. Interested students must provide documentation of their 2020 graduation when they submit an application next spring. The community will also be made aware of the next application period for the Yazoo Community Scholarship via Facebook, website, and the local newspaper when the time comes.
The Yazoo Community Scholarship Fund Board is made up of community volunteers and members of the Junior Auxiliary of Yazoo City. The Yazoo Community Scholarship Fund is a 501 (c) (3) organization and all donations made to the fund are tax deductible. Questions about the fund may be directed to Connie Rush at the Bank of Yazoo City.