Major or Area Specific Scholarships

Recipients of specific major scholarships are selected by the Professor holding the Chair-ship for the area listed.



Banking and Finance

The L. L. Bethay Scholastic Award in Banking and Finance

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance to deserving men and women who are pursuing an education at the University of Mississippi. Recipients shall be full-time students who are in the School of Business Administration majoring in Banking and Finance. The recipient will be chosen annually by the Chair of Banking and announced at the spring awards day convocation.



The Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Eason Scholarship in Banking

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist deserving young men and women who are pursuing an education at the University of Mississippi. Recipients shall be full-time students who are Mississippi residents, enrolled in the School of Business Administration pursuing a degree in Banking. Selection is made by the Chair of Banking and scholarship may be renewed annually upon recommendation by the Chair of Banking.



The Hancock Bank Scholarship for Banking Excellence

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist deserving students at the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration. Recipients will be full-time juniors or seniors who are enrolled in the School of Business Administration’s Banking and Finance program with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Recipients will be from counties or parishes in the Hancock Bank service area, which include, but are not limited to the following: in Mississippi—Hancock, Jackson, Forest, Jefferson Davis, Lamar, or Pearl; in Louisiana—Evangeline, St. Tammany, Orleans, Ascension, Jefferson, East Baton Rouge, Livingston, Rapides, Tangipahoa, Washington, West Filiciana, or St. Landry; in Alabama—Mobile or Baldwin; in Florida—Escambia or Leon.



The Robert E. Kennington, II Banking and Finance Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist deserving men and women who are pursuing an education at the University of Mississippi in the School of Business Administration with preference being given to Banking and Finance majors. Recipients shall be chosen from applicants from the areas served by the Sunburst Banking System, namely the state of Mississippi and the Baton Rouge, Louisiana metropolitan area. First preference shall be given to Afro-American students. Students of other races may also apply with the criteria for selection of any recipient to be based first, on financial need; and second, on high school or prior college scholarship, academic standing, ACT/SAT scores, and high school or college extracurricular activities. Selection will be made by the current Chair of Banking and scholarship may be renewed by the Chair of Banking, based on recipient maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.75.



The Paul W. and Georgie Watkins McMullan Scholarship in Banking

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist deserving students who are pursuing a career in the field of banking. The recipient will be full-time student enrolled in the School of Business Administration who is majoring in Banking. Award criteria will be scholastic ability and leadership potential.



The Dudley Rook “Little Dudley” Moore IV Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist deserving students who are pursuing a major in Banking and Finance within the School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi. The scholarship recipient will be a full-time student who is an entering freshman or a transfer student, with first preference given to a student from North Mississippi, and who is pursuing a major in Banking and Finance in the School of Business Administration. The recipient must maintain a GPA of 2.5 to continue to receive the award.



The Hugh S. Potts, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist deserving men and women who are pursuing an education at the University of Mississippi. Recipients shall be full-time students who are residents of Mississippi and a graduate of a high school within a county in which Merchants and Farmers Bank or any successor has a bank or branch. Recipients must be enrolled in the School of Business and maintain a minimum 2.75 grade point average. Selection will be made by Banking Scholarship Committee and award may be renewed up to eight semesters or until the Baccalaureate degree is received. Preference shall be given to students with a record of academic honors, outstanding leadership record, exemplary citizenship qualities, and who plan to reside in the state of Mississippi upon graduation.



The Ben M. Rawls Scholarship in Banking

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist deserving men and women who are pursuing an education in banking at the University of Mississippi. Recipients shall be full-time students who are pursuing an education in banking and who otherwise meet the criteria of scholastic aptitude, leadership ability, and financial need. Eligible students must be from either Marion, Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Walthall or Pearl River counties in Mississippi. Selection will be made by the current Chair of Banking.



The George J. Robertson Scholarship for Banking




The Leonard Davis Wesson Memorial Scholarship

Change to--The purpose of this scholarship is to assist deserving men and women who are pursuing a major in Banking and Finance at the University of Mississippi. Recipients shall be full-time undergraduate students who meet the criterial of financial need, scholastic ability, and leadership potential. First preference shall be given to students from the state of Mississippi.



Other Finance Scholarships

The Clint and Ellen Ann Johnson Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance to deserving men and women who are pursuing an education in the School of Business at the University of Mississippi. Recipient shall be a full-time Junior or Senior majoring in Managerial Finance or Banking and Finance. First preference shall be given to a student who is a resident of Mississippi. Selection of recipient shall be made by a committee of faculty and administration in the Department of Finance. Contingent upon maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, the recipient may receive the scholarship for two or four semesters depending upon the classification of the student.



The Sterne, Agee, & Leech Scholarship




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