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Scholarships

Numerous scholarships have been endowed by generous supporters of William Carey University. Students and prospective students may apply for these scholarships in the Financial Aid Office. New applications must be received by April 1st of each year to be considered for the following academic year. Scholarships are for one academic year. Recipients of scholarships must reapply each year by February 15 if they wish to continue the scholarship. Applicants will be notified in early summer.

ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

  • THE ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP was established by alumni of the university to assist the child or grandchild of an alumnus. Children of employees of the university are not eligible.
  • THE AMBROSE MEMORIAL ART SCHOLARSHIP was established in memory of Marc Carroll Ambrose, Betty Rainer Ambrose, and Charles Ambrose by family and friends. Charles Ambrose taught art at William Carey College from 1982-1988. The scholarship awards are made to art majors.
  • THE ASBURY FOUNDATION AWARD is given to the freshman student from the eight county service area who has the highest GPA during the first year of medical school. Preference is given to a student who is committed to practice in Mississippi. A stipend from the endowment accompanies the award and will be credited to the recipient’s tuition.
  • THE LILLIAN LOTT AULTMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1968 by the family of Lillian Lott Aultman, a 1952 graduate of Mississippi Woman’s College to honor her memory. The scholarship is awarded to a student in the field of religious education.
  • THE HOWARD WILSON BAHR SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1989 from the estate of Dr. Howard Wilson Bahr, benefactor of the university, to support worthy students.
  • THE BESSIE MISTERFELDT BAILEY MEMORIAL SSCHOLARSHIP was established in 1992 from Ms. Bailey’s estate for the purpose of aiding needy students.
  • THE DR. BILL AND JILL BAKER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP has been established in appreciation for the years of teaching and service Dr. Bill Baker gave to William Carey University as a faculty member on the coast campus. The scholarship honors and promotes the Bakers' long commitment to Christian education.
  • THE BRYANT BARNES ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2012 by First Baptist Church of Columbia in honor of Dr. Bryant Barnes for his many years of service and leadership as pastor. Dr. Barnes has served as a trustee of William Carey University.
  • THE ROBERT E. BARNES ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established by Mr. Robert Barnes, a 1960 alumnus and faithful supporter of William Carey University. Awards are made to students with high moral standards, good academic standing, and financial need.
  • THE SALLY HARTNESS BATSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1986 by the children of Mrs. Batson. Income from the fund is used to provide financial assistance to students preparing for a career in early childhood/elementary education.
  • THE TRUGEN BEARD MINISTERIAL SCHOLARSHIP, established by Miss Trugen Beard in honor of Dr. William M. Clawson, professor emeritus of religion, is awarded annually to a Southern Baptist student preparing for the preaching ministry.
  • THE QUENTIN AND LUELLA BENEDICT SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1983 by Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Benedict of Hattiesburg. The scholarship is awarded to either business or nursing students.
  • THE REX BRASWELL WORK AND SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP was established to honor the memory of Rex Braswell, former member of the board of trustees and active layman in the Baptist denomination. The scholarship is awarded to church-related vocations and business students who are committed to working their way through college.
  • THE DOROTHY BRELAND SCHOLARSHIP IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY is an endowment donated by local physicians for scholarship awards to outstanding Hattiesburg area students majoring in either nursing or medical technology.
  • THE JENNIE LOU BRELAND MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2001 by friends and family of Mrs. Breland in honor of her many years of service to William Carey College as an instructor of piano and music education. The scholarship is awarded to outstanding students majoring in music upon recommendation by the music faculty.
  • THE WILLIAM M. BRELAND AND ELLIE MAY BROWN BRELAND ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP, established in 1995 by Mrs. Mildred Breland Leake in memory of her parents, provides annual funds for one or more worthy students who are committed to church-related vocations and are in need of scholarship assistance.
  • THE REVEREND ARTIS AND CLEO BREWER SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2000 and is awarded to a deserving ministerial student from the state of Mississippi.
  • THE KATHERINE INDIA BROWN SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSIC was established in 2007 by a bequest from the estate of Ms. Katherine Brown and provides support for a worthy music student.
  • THE MARY MADDOCKS BROWN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1995 by Mrs. Mildred Breland Leake in memory of her grandmother, and provides annual funds for one or more worthy female students who are committed to the teaching profession in the State of Mississippi and who need scholarship assistance.
  • THE DONALD E. AND LOUISE BUSBY BRUCE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP honors the lives of Donald E. and Louise Busby Bruce ('52) and their life-long commitment to education. Awards are made to deserving students preparing for a career in education.
  • THE JACK F. AND MOLLY B. BURKE SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to the student who scores highest on a standardized world civilization examination administered each year.
  • THE SARAH BURRUS SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1997 in honor of Sarah Gray Emerson Burrus on the occasion of her retirement as college registrar for 38 years. Income from the corpus, operated by the Mississippi Baptist Foundation, is used to provide assistance to worthy and needy students as chosen by the scholarship committee.
  • THE CLARA BAUR BUSH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established by Wayne M. and Mary Alice Lovern in memory of Mrs. Bush, a church organist and music teacher in Hattiesburg, and in honor of the Hattiesburg Music Club of which she was a member. This fund provides music scholarships for students majoring in church-related music studies.
  • THE ANNIE P. SMITH BUTLER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2007 by Dr. Walter Butler, family, and friends to honor the memory of his wife. It is awarded to an elementary or secondary education major. The recipient of the scholarship is selected by a committee appointed by the dean of the School of Education.
  • THE ANNIE WARD BYRD SCHOLARSHIP was established by the family of Ms. Byrd, a Carey alumna, in honor of her memory. The scholarship is awarded to a journalism student, with preference to someone interested in religious journalism.
  • THE CHISHOLM FOUNDATION ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE WINTERS SCHOOL OF MUSIC was established by the president of the Chisholm Foundation and managing trustee, Mrs. Jean C. Lindsey. The scholarship reflects Mrs. Lindsey’s support for the arts and honors her parents’ interest in music. It is awarded to a deserving student in the Winters School of Music.
  • THE CLARKE/COMPERE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2002 in memory of Lowery and Jacqueline Compere and those who attended Clarke College in Newton, MS. This scholarship provides assistance for a male student preparing for a career in the ministry or a female student pursuing a career in speech education.
  • THE DR. AND MRS. WILLIAM CLAWSON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2003 by the Clawsons to benefit a serious and needy student majoring in pastoral ministry. Dr. Clawson taught at William Carey College from 1965-1988, and served as chair of the department of biblical studies for 11 years. The recipient of the award must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 while attending the university.
  • THE MAUDE CLEMENTS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP supports needy and worthy students.
  • THE LORENA WHITE COBB AND A. B. COBB SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1997 from the estate of Lorena W. Cobb, a graduate of Mississippi Woman’s College. The scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate scholastic ability and who need scholarship assistance.
  • THE COCA-COLA SCHOLARSHIP is awarded by Coca-Cola to support outstanding students at William Carey University.
  • THE LINDA E. COMMANDER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2005 by her mother, Sarah Commander, and many friends. Linda Commander attended William Carey College and served as director of its Keesler Center. The scholarship recipient is chosen on the basis of financial need, with priority given to students attending the Gulfport campus.
  • THE ELOISE COOK SCHOLARSHIP supports needy and worthy students.
  • THE ELIZABETH THOMPSON COOPER SCHOLARSHIP was established by the late industrialist, philanthropist, and Southern Baptist denominational servant, Mr. Owen Cooper of Yazoo City, Mississippi, in honor of his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson Cooper, an alumna of Mississippi Woman’s College and a former trustee.
  • THE RALPH E. CROMIS, I, SCHOLARSHIP was established by Mrs. Wilda Cromis of Spartanburg, South Carolina, in memory of her husband, for a student majoring in theatre.
  • THE ELISE CURTIS SCHOLARSHIP, established by the late Dr. Elise Curtis, an alumna of the college, former member of the board of trustees, a Mississippi educator, and former president of the Mississippi Education Association.  It is designated for a worthy student who needs assistance to obtain a college education. Preference is given to children of Southern Baptist foreign missionaries.
  • THE JOSEPHINE D’ARPA SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2009 in honor of Josephine Alice D'Arpa on the occasion of her retirement as associate professor of music for 44 years and chapter advisor for Delta Omicron. This endowment provides music scholarships for students majoring in the field of music.
  • THE THELMA BURROW DALE ENDOWMENT FOR MISSIONS was established in 2009 to assist students preparing for service through missions.
  • THE EUGENIA DAWSEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established through the estate of Lucille D. Carter to assist students in obtaining a college education. The recipients must be serious students who have high moral standards and who have need for financial assistance.
  • THE BUFORD AND ELLA MORGAN DELK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1977 by the late V. Randolph Delk, an attorney and brother of Mrs. Carmen Simmons, former manager of the college bookstore, in memory of his mother and father. The scholarship is for worthy students who need assistance and maintain at least a “C” average.
  • THE JOSEPH V. DIBENEDETTO ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established for worthy and needy students majoring in the fields of music and business.
  • THE HUGH L. DICKENS SCHOLARSHIP FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP was established by the administration and board of trustees commending the contributions of Dr. Dickens, former administrative vice president and dean of the graduate school. It is awarded to students preparing for careers in teaching.
  • THE DANNY MACK DICKERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established by Mrs. Jerrie Brewer in memory of her nephew who was a student at the college at the time of his death. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in the field of art.
  • THE LOIS STICE DICKINSON SCHOLARSHIP was established by friends of the late Lois Stice Dickinson in her name for church music majors. This scholarship is available to a senior student who will enter the music ministry and has maintained a satisfactory academic record.
  • THE DENA SUE RUSHING DICKSON SCHOLARSHIP was established by Mrs. Stanford Owen to honor the memory of Ms. Dickson who attended the college. The recipient is chosen on the basis of financial need.
  • THE CYNTHIA LYNNE DILLON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2009 by Brandon Dillon ('03, '08) to honor the memory of his mother, Cynthia Lynne Dillon. The scholarship serves as a memorial to Mrs. Dillon's life of service and Christian character. Scholarship awards are made to deserving students with financial need.
  • THE KATHLEEN NEWTON DRISKELL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1987 by Mrs. Kathleen Newton Driskell, an alumna of Mississippi Woman’s College. Priority is given to students majoring in education.
  • THE ANNIE L. EDNEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established for the support of Southern Baptist students from the Mississippi Delta with good academic records and financial need. The scholarship was funded by Mrs. Edney's family, friends, and church family and honors her many contributions to and strong influence in their lives. Awards shall be made to students in the premedical, predental, or music therapy disciplines.
  • THE ELIZABETHAN SCHOLARSHIP was established by a bequest from Mrs. Ladell Covington Miller, a 1930 graduate of Mississippi Woman’s College. This endowed fund supports undergraduate scholarships for deserving students in mathematics, science, English, and music.
  • THE WILEY FAIRCHILD SCHOLARSHIP was established as a result of the Hub Award, which was given to Mr. Wiley Fairchild, to provide general academic scholarships for worthy students.
  • THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PASCAGOULA SCHOLARSHIP is provided annually to worthy students selected by the university.
  • THE W. A. FORDHAM AND O. E. THOMPSON SCHOLARSHIP was established for church-related vocations students entering the preaching ministry by Gary Fordham in honor of his father, Rev. W. A. Fordham, and David Thompson in memory of his father, Rev. O. E. Thompson.
  • THE MR. AND MRS. JOHN S. GARNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1991 from the estate of Ms. Lucile G. Buderer to support general scholarship endowment.
  • THE LOTTIE T. AND REV. W. W. GRAFTON SCHOLARSHIP was established by Mrs. W. W. Grafton for students majoring in church vocations.
  • THE JOHN AND GLORIA GREEN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2011 to support an outstanding upper-level student majoring in chemistry.
  • THE GRIMSLEY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP supports needy and worthy students.
  • THE JULIA GUESS SCHOLARSHIP was established by Mississippi Woman’s College alumnae to honor their former professor of music. Preference is given to a female student who is taking voice lessons.
  • THE BARBARA AND JACKIE HAMILTON SCHOLARSHIP was established to provide financial assistance to a married couple, one of whom is majoring in religion or ministry. The Hamiltons graduated from William Carey College in 1958 and dedicated their lives to pastoral ministry and Christian education.
  • THE DR. RANDALL K. HARRIS SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2009 in honor of Dr. Randall Harris, whose encouragement positively influences the lives of students in the field of biological sciences. This scholarship provides support for students with financial need majoring in biology.
  • THE JASON HARVEY ENDOWED GOLFING SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2013 to support a deserving golfer on the WCU golf teams.
  • THE FRED AND PAULETTE HARWELL SCHOLARSHIP supports needy and worthy students.
  • THE PATRICIA LILLY HASSELMAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2002 by Dr. Gerald J. Hasselman to honor his wife, Patricia Lilly Hasselman, as a Christian wife, mother and educator. The scholarship benefits students who are beginning their student teaching experience to help defray the cost of student teaching. First priority is given to students on the Coast campus.
  • THE BARBARA ALINE HAYMAN MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2012 in memory of Barbara Hayman, a 1981 Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduate. An RN for 54 years, she was a national leader in healthcare and a nurse educator on the local, state, and national level. The Nurse of the Year award at Wesley Medical Center is named in her honor. Awards are granted annually to a Mississippi student already accepted into nursing school. The outstanding student must exhibit high moral character.
  • THE ZACH T. AND MARGARET LOVE HEDERMAN MEMORIAL FUND was established in 2005 by a bequest from the estate of Zach Hederman and honors the Hederman’s commitment and contributions to many philanthropic organizations throughout Mississippi. Scholarships are granted to Mississippi students pursuing a full-time Christian vocation.
  • THE CLAYTON (CLAY) ALLEN HERRIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established by Rev. and Mrs. Archie Herrin and their daughter, Michelle, of Columbia to honor the memory of their son and brother, Clay Herrin, who was a 1997 Carey graduate. The scholarship gives first preference to students from Lawrence, Marion, and Walthall counties, where Rev. Herrin serves as director of missions.
  • THE WILLIAM “BILL” M. HETRICK SCHOLARSHIP FOR GRADUATE STUDIES IN EDUCATION was established in memory of Dr. Bill Hetrick by his family and many friends. The scholarship honors his long commitment to education at William Carey College and at many colleges and universities throughout the United States. The award is made to a deserving student earning a graduate degree in education.
  • THE HALLYE GENE HILL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2002 to honor the faithful support of Mrs. Hill, a 1937 graduate of Mississippi Woman’s College. Awards are made to deserving students.
  • THE HILLMAN AND HILLMAN SCHOLARSHIP supports needy and worthy students.
  • THE HENRY W. HOLIFIELD SCHOLARSHIP was established in memory of Mr. Holifield by his sister, Dorothy H. Thomsen, the first female broker-dealer in securities in Mississippi. The proceeds from the corpus support church-related vocations students who demonstrate scholastic ability and financial need.
  • THE ROBERTA THOMPSON HOLLOWAY SCHOLARSHIP in English was established by Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Wesley Holloway in honor of Mrs. J. L. Johnson for a senior English student .
  • THE ROY HOOD ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established by Patricia Stines Barnes and Robert Barnes in 1994 to honor the memory of Roy Hood, professor of biology and chair of the athletic committee, to provide support for science majors and student athletes.
  • THE SADIE H. HOPKINS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1984 in memory of Mrs. Sadie Haga Hopkins, the mother of Mrs. J. Ralph Noonkester. This fund will provide scholarships for deserving students selected by the university.
  • THE BENNY AND JUNE HORNSBY SCHOLARSHIP IN UNDER-GRADUATE EDUCATION was established in 2006 and recognizes the commitment and service to Christian education of these faithful supporters. Awards are made to deserving students earning an undergraduate degree in education. Preference will be given to a student from Lamar County.
  • THE PAUL ARLEDGE HOWELL MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established by Mr. Howell’s family after his death in December 2009. Mr. Howell has a heart for the ministry, and especially for missions, throughout his lifetime. The family has requested that this scholarship be used to aid in the education expenses of students entering the ministry, with preference being given to students called to the mission field. 
  • THE PAUL ARLEDGE AND JUANITA CLARK HOWELL ENDOWED NURSING SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2005 by Mr. Howell to aid deserving nursing students who have a good academic record and who need financial assistance for education expenses as determined by the dean of the School of Nursing.
  • THE JOHN LIPSCOMB JOHNSON, JR., AND SUE BELL MOODY JOHNSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS were established in 1992 by Julia Toy Johnson Hewitt in honor of her parents, President and Mrs. J. L. Johnson, who provided significant leadership to Mississippi Woman’s College for two decades.
  • THE SUE BELL JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT was established by Mr. and Mrs. Waller Batson to encourage the use of leisure time in the fine arts as a memorial to Mrs. J. L. Johnson, mother of Mrs. Waller Batson and wife of Dr. J. L. Johnson, president of Mississippi Woman’s College, 1912-1932.
  • THE RICHARD “PEPPER” JONES ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2012 to honor Richard “Pepper” Jones, a successful businessman, known for his dedication to family, community involvement, and commitment to expanding educational opportunities. He had the unique ability to bring people together for the betterment of the greater Hattiesburg area. Awards are made each year at the Small Business Leadership Award Luncheon to a business student with financial need who exhibits an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • THE SAM JONES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP supports needy and worthy students.
  • THE HOMER L. AND JESSIE F. JORDAN SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2000 by Homer L. Jordan for a student who is a member of First Baptist Church, Columbia, Miss. Preference will be given to music majors.
  • THE HERMAN AND CORA KEEN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2006 by Ms. Ann Kitchin in honor and memory of her parents, Herman and Cora Lay Keen, who were alumni of Mississippi Woman’s College. Scholarship awards are made to deserving students who are majoring in English and/or mathematics, and who have at least a sophomore status.
  • THE MARJORIE ROWDEN KELLY SCHOLARSHIP was established by Dr. Earl Kelly, retired executive director of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board, in memory of his wife Dr. Marjorie Rowden Kelly, former vice president for college relations, professor of religion and missions, and missionary to Israel, for students who have chosen a church-related vocation or a career in foreign missions.
  • THE DANNY KENDRICK MEMORIAL FOUNDATION ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP honors the life of Danny Kendrick who ministered to people in crisis with compassion and encouragement. Because Danny Kendrick loved Jesus Christ and exhibited the love of Christ, this endowed scholarship is established to support missions.
  • THE LARRY W. KENNEDY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established to honor Dr. Larry Kennedy, president of William Carey University from 1998 to 2006, and to recognize the influence of his outstanding leadership and friendship. The scholarship is a memorial made by many former church members, friends, colleagues, students, and family. The fund provides general academic support for worthy students.
  • THE LARRY AND SARAH KENNEDY/FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF LAUREL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2006 by members and friends of the First Baptist Church of Laurel, Mississippi. The scholarship honors Dr. Larry W. Kennedy’s many years of outstanding service as pastor and his profound influence as a church, community, and educational leader. Awards shall be made annually to one or more deserving students.
  • THE TOMMY KING ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2010 to provide general academic scholarships for worthy students as a result of the prestigious Hub Award given to Dr. Tommy King, President of William Carey University.
  • THE STEVE KNIGHT SCHOLARSHIP was established to honor the legacy of Steve Knight, who served William Carey University as athletic director and men’s basketball coach.
  • THE H. V. AND JESSIE LOU HATHORN LAIRD SCHOLARSHIP was established to aid deserving ministerial students who have a superior academic record and who demonstrate need. Request for assistance is made to the dean of the Cooper School of Missions and Biblical Studies.
  • THE JESSIE LOU LAIRD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1994 by a bequest from Mrs. Jessie Lou Laird to assist nursing students who maintain a 3.0 grade point average.
  • THE JULIA (JO) LOPER SCHOLARSHIP was established by her family and friends for a deserving student of high moral character, who is at least a sophomore, and who has a “C” or better grade average. Preference is given to a student from Scott County. Mrs. Loper was a longtime professor of journalism and sponsor of The Cobbler.
  • THE TRENT LOTT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2011 in conjunction with the first annual scholarship dinner to honor Senator Trent Lott for his service and leadership to Mississippi and the country.
  • THE LOUSTALOT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2005 by Barbara Hamilton ’58, Margie Myrick ’60, Diana Loustalot ’67, and Fleetwood Loustalot, Jr. to honor their mother Elsie Loustalot Walters, a strong encourager of their formal education. The scholarship is to be awarded to an education major from Hattiesburg who shows promise of effective classroom instruction and has financial need. The dean of the School of Education and two education faculty members will select the recipient.
  • THE CARROLL D. MALONE, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established to aid a freshman student attending William Carey University on the Coast who exhibits need.
  • THE ROMAN FRANCISCO MAQUEDA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2000 by Francisco Jose Maqueda, Cheryl Renee Hurst Maqueda, and Joseph Daniel Maqueda in loving memory of their baby son and brother. The scholarship honors the caring professionalism of the nurses at the Hattiesburg Clinic in Hattiesburg and at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson, Miss. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving student enrolled in the School of Nursing on the Hattiesburg campus.
  • THE RONALD E. AND SUSAN K. MCKENZIE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2004 by Ronald ‘71 and Susan McKenzie of Portsmouth, Ohio. The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior history major who plans to attend law school.
  • THE ELMA MCWILLIAMS SCHOLARSHIP was established with a permanent gift from the Children’s World, Inc. of Hattiesburg to honor Elma McWilliams, former education professor at the college. Proceeds from the fund will support scholarships in early childhood education.
  • THE MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST CRAFTSMEN’S GUILD ENDOWMENT was established by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Craftsmen’s Guild for the purpose of supporting art scholarships at William Carey University on the Coast.
  • THE JERRY AND VICKI MIXON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP honors the long commitment and service to Christian education of these faithful supporters and donors.
  • THE JERRY AND VICKI MIXON ENDOWED GOLFING SCHOLARSHIP has been established to support a deserving woman on the university golf team.
  • THE FRANCES BELLE MOORE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established by Mr. and Mrs. John Farmer of Columbia, South Carolina, in honor of Mrs. Farmer’s grandmother. The income from this endowment is awarded as a scholarship to a worthy student chosen by the president of the university, the business officer, and the dean of the Cooper School of Missions and Biblical Studies.
  • THE BEATRICE HARRISON MORRISON SCHOLARSHIP IN JOURNALISM was established for an outstanding student in journalism or English. Mrs. Morrison attended Mississippi Woman’s College.
  • THE GRADY LEWIS AND MARGIE LOUSTALOT MYRICK ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2004 by a WCU trustee and his wife, a Carey business alumna. The scholarship is awarded to a student selected by the director(s) of the Center for the Study of the Life and Work of William Carey to assist with the work of the Center.
  • THE J. RALPH NOONKESTER SCHOLARSHIP was established as a result of the Hub Award, which was given to Dr. J. Ralph Noonkester, president of William Carey College (1956-1989) to provide general academic scholarships for worthy students.
  • THE BEVERLY G. NORMAN SCHOLARSHIP was established by Mr. and Mrs. Joe H. Norman and will be offered to a deserving student or students at the discretion of the university president.
  • THE VERNA ODEN SCHOLARSHIP was established to honor Miss Oden by her friends and family. The scholarship is available to a worthy student who plans to enter the teaching field.
  • THE ELIZABETH DAVIS O’NEILL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS was established by Alice E. Davis in memory of her sister, Elizabeth Davis O’Neill (class of ‘32). The earnings from this fund are used to award scholarships to assist worthy students. Preference is given to students from Simpson County and to music majors.
  • THE DALE PALMER SCHOLARSHIP supports needy and worthy students.
  • THE DOROTHY (DOTTIE) PARKER SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2007 by the members of Calvary Baptist Church of Waynesboro in memory and honor of her loving and faithful service as church clerk and founding member since 1948. Awards are made to deserving students with financial need.
  • THE WILLIAM H. AND MARY B. PAYNE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established by a gift from these two alumni to provide annual scholarships to an outstanding student athlete or cheerleader to be selected by the athletic director.
  • THE GLEN T. AND ELAINE COLEMAN PEARSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in their memory by friends and relatives. Dr. Pearson was a physician, a writer and one of the founders of the Hattiesburg Clinic. Mrs. Pearson was a homemaker and a leader in her church and community. Both were strong advocates for social justice. The scholarship fund in their honor is designated for a qualified student who needs assistance to obtain a college education.
  • THE PETAL ROTARY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP was established by the Rotary Club of Petal. Earnings from the investment are awarded to students from the Petal area.
  • THE JENNEVIEVE LUCY GEORGE PITTMAN SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1999 by Crymes G. Pittman to honor the memory of his mother. It is awarded to an education major, with first preference given to a student from the Calvary Baptist Church of the Old Silver Creek Baptist Church and second preference to a student from Lawrence County, Mississippi.
  • THE JAMES W. POPE MINISTERIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1986 by Ruby Bentley Pope in memory of her late husband. The income from the fund is to aid worthy ministerial students.
  • THE OBRA QUAVE LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP was established to honor the legacy of Obra L. Quave, professor emeritus of theatre and founder of the Carey Dinner Theatre.
  • THE OBRA L. QUAVE SCHOLARSHIP AND THEATRE ENDOWMENT was established in 2001 on the occasion of Echoes of Excellence, a tribute to 40 years of excellence in the William Carey University theatre under the direction of Professor Obra L. Quave. The fund provides scholarships for students selected by the faculty of the department of theatre.
  • THE L. CRAIG RATLIFF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established by friends of Dr. L. Craig Ratliff, former community leader, scholar, and minister of University Baptist Church, Hattiesburg.
  • THE ROBERT JERRY REED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2005 by the late Lorena Roseberry Smith to honor her beloved nephew. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving church-related vocations student who demonstrates a servant heart and a passion for ministry.
  • THE JOANNA BALL MALONE RILEY NURSING SCHOLARSHIP was established by the family and friends of Joanna Riley to honor her memory. The scholarship is awarded to a student entering his or her senior year in the Fail School of Nursing who has demonstrated a desire to give quality nursing care while exhibiting a sincere love, concern, and empathetic compassion for those patients placed in his or her care.
  • THE JOYCE QUAVE ROBERTS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, given by family and friends of the late Mrs. Roberts, is presented annually to a theatre major.
  • THE EARL AND DORIS ROSEBERRY SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1985 by Mr. and Mrs. Earl Roseberry and other family members to provide scholarship funds for worthy and needy students seeking a degree in music.
  • THE DORA ROSS SCHOLARSHIP was established by friends in memory of Miss Ross. This scholarship is available to a worthy student.
  • THE KATHLEEN SANDERS ROSS MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established by members of her family to honor Kathleen Sanders Ross, a 1924 graduate of Mississippi Woman’s College. Mrs. Ross was a piano teacher and church pianist at First Baptist Church of Hattiesburg for many years. This scholarship is awarded to a deserving music major with financial need.
  • THE RANDOLPH J. AND BRENDA H. ROSS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ANATOMY was established in 2012 to recognize the outstanding freshman medical student from Mississippi with the highest GPA in anatomy. A stipend from the endowment accompanies the award and is credited to the recipient’s tuition. The recipient is encouraged to practice in Mississippi. Dr. Randolph and Brenda Ross have been generous supporters of the WCU COM from its inception. Dr. Ross is a practicing urologist in Hattiesburg.
  • THE ROBERT ROSS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is contributed by Kathleen Sanders Ross in memory of her late husband, a leading Hattiesburg business man, and in honor of her children, June Ross Vardaman, Joy Ross Baggett, and Robert Mars Ross, Jr. The fund provides annual scholarships to a senior student with financial need and academic achievement. Preference is given to students majoring in business and music.
  • THE SANDERSON SCHOLARSHIP supports needy and worthy students.
  • THE DEWEY R. AND WILMA W. SANDERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1984 by the family of Mr. and Mrs. Sanderson to provide scholarship funds for worthy and needy students.
  • THE JESSE W. SANDIFER SCHOLARSHIP was established from the estate of Jesse W. Sandifer. The income from this fund provides scholarships for worthy students.
  • THE LEO SEAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP supports needy and worthy students.
  • THE G.E. AND MARTHA SHOEMAKE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP funds nontraditional students who maintain a 3.0 average or better.
  • THE LINNIE COCKRELL SIMMONS AND RALPH T. SIMMONS SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2005 by Mr. Simmons for the support of students majoring in music. Preference is given to deserving students from Jones County. Recipients shall be selected by the dean of the School of Music in consultation with the music faculty.
  • THE DR. O. ERROL AND MARY ISHEE SIMMONS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP honors Dr. O. Errol and Mary Ishee Simmons, International Mission Board missionaries for 27 years, for their long commitment and service to international missions and Christian education. This scholarship supports students who lived on the mission field international students.
  • THE JANET CAMPBELL SLADE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, established by Mr. and Mrs. Louis C. Rhoden as a memorial to their niece, provides scholarship assistance to a dedicated Christian woman engaged in study on the Hattiesburg campus in some area of church music.
  • THE GASTON SMITH MATHEMATICS SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1992 by the family of Dr. Gaston Smith, chair of the department of mathematics (1967-1992), on the occasion of his retirement. The scholarship provides assistance for a deserving junior or senior mathematics student to be selected annually by the department of mathematics.
  • THE GRACE CALDWELL SMITH SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2008 in memory and honor of Mrs. Smith’s many years of loving and faithful service to God, church, family, friends, students, and William Carey University. Annual Scholarships are made to a deserving student majoring in English.
  • THE LORENA ROSEBERRY AND DUMAS L. SMITH SCHOLARSHIP was established in memory of Dumas L. Smith and Lorena Roseberry Smith, benefactors of the university. Recipients are students majoring in religion, business, or other professions of service.
  • THE DARVIN K. SPROAT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2011 by Patricia Sproat in honor of her husband, Douglas K. Sproat, a 1971 Carey graduate, and in memory of Darvin K. Sproat. Scholarship awards are made annually to a non-traditional student who is a single parent or guardian.
  • THE CHARLES AND CECILE STANBACK SCHOLARSHIP was established in honor of these two William Carey alumni to provide financial assistance to young married couples majoring in business.
  • THE GWENDOLYN STEADMAN SCHOLARSHIP was established by friends of Ms. Steadman, former supervisor of music in Hattiesburg Public Schools. This scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding senior majoring in music education.
  • THE STEADMAN-LIPSEY SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2007 and honors the lives of Evelyn Steadman, Gwendolyn Steadman, and Claire Steadman Hearon. These sisters, all alumnae of Mississippi Woman’s College, were outstanding educators. The scholarship also honors their cousin and fellow alumna, Wilna Lytell Lipsey, and her husband, Louis Lipsey, outstanding pioneer citizens of Holmes County.
  • THE DON H. AND MONA D. STEWART SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1986 to provide an annual scholarship to a superior senior ministerial student.
  • THE MR. AND MRS. JOHN W. STORY, SR. SCHOLARSHIP was established by Dr. and Mrs. L. E. Green as a memorial honoring Mrs. Green’s mother and father. It is established “to the glory of God and for the help of needy, worthy students.”
  • THE JOHN W. AND EMMA RAWLS STORY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established by Dr. and Mrs. L. E. Green as a memorial to her parents, to be awarded to needy, worthy students with preference to be given to Story/Green descendents through the fourth generation.
  • THE STUDENT FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP is funded through the efforts of the student-led Student Foundation. The recipient of the award is selected by the members of the Student Foundation.
  • THE NORMA W. SULLIVAN MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP was established to provide financial assistance to a capable and deserving student majoring in music, with preference given to a student with performance emphasis in piano. Mrs. Sullivan was a graduate of Mississippi Woman’s College.
  • THE NORMA W. SULLIVAN THEATRE AND COMMUNICATION SCHOLARSHIP was established to provide financial assistance to a capable and deserving student majoring in theatre, with preference given to a student with emphasis in acting.
  • THE DANIEL SUMRALL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established by Dr. and Mrs. Tommy King as a memorial to Dr. King’s grandfather. The fund provides scholarships to worthy students with preference given to students from the Sumrall, Mississippi, area.
  • THE A.M. TATE LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP was established to honor the legacy of A.M. Tate, who served Mississippi Woman’s College as football coach during the 1950’s.
  • THE JOHN D. AND OLLIE THOMAS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPS were established by the late Ollie and John D. Thomas, prominent business people of Mississippi and the Southeast, to provide assistance annually for two students who are majoring in music. Considerations are need, sophomore standing or above, Baptist faith, and a “C” average or above.
  • THE ELIZABETH H. THOMPSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established from the estate of the late Dr. James Thompson, spouse of Mrs. Thompson. The scholarship is awarded annually to a music major.
  • THE RUBY M. THOMPSON SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1986 by Ms. Ruby M. Thompson of Clinton, Mississippi, an alumna of Mississippi Woman’s College, for the purpose of scholarship endowment.
  • THE PHILIP AND DAVID THURMAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FOR MISSIONS was established in 2010 in honor of Philip and David Thurman and their service to the Lord. This endowment supports a student actively involved in missions.
  • THE MARCl CROZIER ULMER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established by Macedonia Baptist Church in memory of Marci Crozier Ulmer to assist CRY students preparing for a full-time career in ministry.
  • THE MADGE AND LEWIS VON KANEL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established by Michael Von Kanel (’72), Randall Von Kanel (’75), Danny Von Kanel (’77) and Merita Von Kanel Smith, to honor their parents’ legacy of faith, love, sacrifice, and support. The fund also includes gifts from friends and family as a memorial to the Von Kanels’ involvement and commitment to the local church. The scholarship is designated for Church Music majors and/or students attending William Carey University from the Cayman Islands.
  • THE JULIA CRISP WADDLE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2001 by Dr. Benjamin Waddle and family to honor the memory of his wife. It is awarded to a sophomore or junior elementary education major who has completed the education core and maintains a 3.0 grade point average.
  • THE MARY CATHERINE CHAPMAN WAITES ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2003 by Dr. and Mrs. James C. Waites, Dr. and Mrs. Thad F. Waites, and Mrs. Mary Waites Lewey to honor their mother, Mary Catherine Chapman Waites, a 1928 graduate of Mississippi Woman’s College. This scholarship is given to a worthy student majoring in music.
  • THE T. J. WALTERS SCHOLARSHIP was established from a gift of Mr. T. J. Walters of First Baptist Church, Ellisville, Mississippi. Mr. Walters was an active Baptist layman and a respected educator.
  • THE MORGAN PERKINS WELCH SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSIC THERAPY was established in 2006 by family and friends in memory of Morgan Perkins Welch, a 2003 music therapy graduate of William Carey University. Awards shall be made to deserving music therapy students entering their academic internships.
  • THE JANICE AIKEN WELDON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established by Dr. F. Edwin Weldon in memory of his late wife, Janice Aiken Weldon, and his mother and father, Mildred H. Weldon and Frank E. Weldon, Jr. The fund provides scholarships for deserving and worthy students. Preference is given to Baptist students and to majors in the School of Business.
  • THE ROY AND ROY WAYNE WELFORD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is awarded annually to a chemistry major upon the recommendation of the chairman of the department of chemistry.
  • THE WESLEY MEDICAL CENTER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP IN NURSING was established in 2007 and honors the commitment of Wesley Medical Center to quality healthcare services and outstanding nursing education in south Mississippi. Awards are made to deserving students with financial need and dedication to nursing excellence.
  • THE KEN WEST MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP supports needy and worthy students.
  • THE DR. ROSE WEST MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT was established in 2005 by friends, family, and former students of Rose West to honor her many years of dedicated service and exemplary teaching at William Carey College. The endowment provides a scholarship awarded to a deserving student majoring in chemistry and also provides resources for the chemistry laboratory.
  • THE DOYLE AND DAVE ANN WHEAT SCHOLARSHIP IN SCIENCE was established in 2006 by faithful supporters, Doyle (’58) and Dave Ann Jackson (’58) Wheat. The scholarship honors their commitment to education and the mission of the university. It is awarded to a deserving student majoring in the sciences.
  • THE E. K. WHEELER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is funded by Dr. E. Milton Wheeler, an alumnus of the college and professor of history and geography, as a memorial to his father, and by Mrs. E. K. Wheeler, as a memorial to her husband. It provides a scholarship annually to a student who needs funds for the spring trimester. Preference is given to students who are preparing for church-related vocations.
  • THE LUCY WHEELER SCHOLARSHIP was established by Dr. E. Milton Wheeler, an alumnus and professor of history and geography, in honor of his mother. The fund also includes gifts from many friends and family as a memorial to Mrs. Wheeler’s long life of service and Christian character. The scholarship is designated for students with an interest in missions.
  • THE MILTON WHEELER LEGACY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2011 to honor the legacy of Dr. Milton Wheeler to William Carey University. During his long and dedicated service, Dr. Wheeler recognized potential in students and inspired them to excellence. Awards are made to students with financial need, demonstrate potential to bring renown to William Carey University, exhibit Christian values, and maintain at least a C average.
  • THE MR. AND MRS. O. J. WHEELER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, given by Miss Eleanor Wheeler in memory of her father and mother, provides financial assistance to a needy and worthy student who is studying to enter some phase of the gospel ministry.
  • THE TRANNYE ODOM WHITE SCHOLARSHIP was established from the estate of Trannye Odom White, a Mississippi Woman’s College alumna. Two scholarships are to be made annually to deserving students.
  • THE MARK WILKINSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established by friends of the late Mark Wilkinson to benefit theatre majors. Mr. Wilkinson was a theatre graduate of the college.
  • THE CHRISTOPHER WILSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in memory of Christopher Wilson by friends of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Maurice McWhorter.
  • THE FRANCES W. WINTERS SCHOLARSHIP was established by family and friends of Mrs. Frances W. Winters in honor of her as professor emerita of music. Preference is given to church music majors.
  • THE GENE WINTERS LEGACY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2011 to honor the legacy of Dr. Gene Winters to William Carey University. Awards are made to academically strong Christian students with financial need who are pursuing a music degree in vocal performance.
  • THE LOWERY A. WOODALL SCHOLARSHIP IN NURSING was established by Forrest General Hospital in honor of Mr. Lowery A. Woodall, long-time chief executive officer of the hospital, to support nursing students.
  • THE WILLIAM WOODALL AND LAURA M. IZARD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1974 to help worthy and needy students from Copiah County, Mississippi.

RESTRICTED SCHOLARSHIPS

  • THE THERMAN BRYANT SCHOLARSHIP is administered by the Board of Ministerial Education of the Mississippi Baptist Convention and is awarded to a church-related vocations student from one of the three Mississippi Baptist colleges. A Carey student receives this scholarship once every third year. The scholarship honors the memory of Mr. Therman Bryant, a former member of the Board of Ministerial Education.
  • THE GRACE SELLERS CHAIN SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1979 by Mr. Bobby L. Chain, a prominent businessman of Hattiesburg, in honor of his mother. An annual scholarship will be presented to one or two needy Southern Baptist church related vocational students who have expressed and demonstrated a strong interest in and commitment to missions. The student(s) should have a 3.0 GPA.
  • THE ALON AND EDNA COLLETTI SCHOLARSHIP was established by family and friends in memory of Reverand Alon, a Carey alumnus, and Mrs. Edna Colletti. The scholarship is awarded annually to a married music education or church music major.
  • THE BOB CRUMPTON SCHOLARSHIP was established in memory of a civic and denominational leader of Pensacola, Florida, and is given to a theatre major.
  • THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH FOUNDATION OF HATTIESBURG provides scholarships for worthy William Carey University students.
  • THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH FOUNDATION OF LAUREL has established scholarships to assist 15 students who are preparing for the preaching ministry. Applications can be obtained from the scholarship committee. Preference is given to students from the local area. The Foundation awards the scholarships.
  • THE REV. E. L. HOWARD AND MRS. GENEVA HOWARD SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2007 by the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in honor of Rev. and Mrs. Howard. Scholarships are awarded to deserving nursing students at William Carey University on the Coast with preference given to students from Harrison County.
  • THE LYDIA MARIA INGLIS-REDONDO SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDY IN SPAIN was established in 2007. The scholarship honors the daughter of Dr. G. Douglas Inglis ’72 and provides support for William Carey University students participating in The Texas Tech University Center in Sevilla, studying for one term in Spain.
  • THE ROBERT G. LIGHTSEY MEMORIAL MUSIC RESTRICTED SCHOLARSHIP was established in December 2008 in memory of Robert G. Lightsey, whose God-given musical talent, leadership skills, teaching abilities and love for God’s word influenced many lives. Because of his dedication to praise and worship through music and sound at his church and his support of the Baptist faith, the family honors his memory by providing support for students with financial needs planning to attend William Carey University majoring in music or a music-related field of study.
  • THE WALLACE M. AND JACKIE T. MALONE CHORAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2007 by Dr. Mark Hugh Malone in honor and memory of his parents. Awards are made to music students who exhibit exceptional potential in the field of music education. Students who plan to teach at the elementary, middle, or high school levels and have earned a grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible for scholarship consideration.
  • THE LOIS MCKENZIE HUMANITARIAN COM RESTRICTED SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a top second year College of Osteopathic Medical student from South Mississippi who shows an interest in practicing medicine in Mississippi and working with the elderly. In honor of Lois S. McKenzie, the scholarship will be awarded on or near December 14 each year.
  • THE DOROTHEA VAN DEUSEN OPDYKE SCHOLARSHIP is a bequest left to the Southern Baptist Convention by Mrs. Ida Reed Opdyke of Jamestown, New York, as a memorial to her daughter, Dorothea Van Deusen Opdyke, and is to be used for the education of mountain people. Two scholarships are offered.
  • THE O. L. QUAVE THEATRE AWARD is presented to a theatre student who excels in the university theatre program. Although talent and ability are important criteria in the selection of a recipient, primary consideration is given to academic achievement. The award, in honor of the former chair of the department of theatre and communication, is funded by John T. Clearman, an alumnus.
  • THE SHANNON ROBERT SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2007 by John Clearman ‘72 in honor of Ms. Robert’s exemplary service to William Carey University and its students as a member of the theatre department faculty.
  • THE DORIS SCHNEIDER AWARD IN TECHNICAL THEATRE is given to a theatre student who exhibits unusual talent or ability in an area of technical theatre. The award is given in honor of a distinguished theatre alumna who teaches in a state university in North Carolina.
  • THE CHAD SHEPHERD RESTRICTED SCHOLARSHIP was established by Carl Shepherd to honor the memory of his son Chad Shepherd and to assist deserving student majoring in math. 
  • THE SODEXHO MARRIOTT SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP was established to commemorate the Small Business Leadership Award and is designated for a student from the School of Business.
  • DARVIN K. SPROAT AND HEDWIG HOLSTEIN SPROAT RESTRICTED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2011 by Patricia Sproat in honor of her husband, Douglas K. Sproat, a 1971 Carey graduate, and in memory of Darvin K. Sproat and Hedwig Holstein Sproat. Scholarship awards are made annually to a non-traditional student who is a single parent or guardian.
  • THE MARY STEWART RESTRICTED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2009 by friends of Dr. Stewart, former dean of the school of nursing, in honor of her commitment to advance the Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing at William Carey University and nursing education in the State of Mississippi. A scholarship award will be made to a graduate nursing student pursuing a career in nursing education. The recipient will be selected by the graduate nursing faculty of the school of nursing.
  • THE R. B. THOMAS SCHOLARSHIP was set up by Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Thomas of Hattiesburg to assist outstanding students with preference given to students preparing for full-time religious work. Grants are awarded by the Main Street Baptist Church of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
  • THE UNION BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP was established by Union Baptist Church of Seminary, Mississippi, for a deserving student studying for full-time ministry. A student who is a member of Union Baptist Church will be given first priority.
  • THE GORDON H. WHITE COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS were established in memory of Gordon H. White by the board of trustees. Mr. White was a well-known civic leader and supporter of the university. These scholarships are intended to encourage students to emulate his example of service and leadership.

MISSIONS FUNDS

  • THE BYRD SISTERS FUND FOR STUDENT MISSIONS was established in 2005 by the Byrd family to honor five sisters with a passion for foreign missions and who are alumnae of Mississippi Woman’s College: Melissa Corinne Byrd ’22, Juanita Caroline Byrd Huang ’24, Annie Ward Byrd ’27, Mary Hasseltine Byrd Ball ’30, and Leona Valois Byrd ’40. Awards are granted to deserving students for the purpose of serving in missions during their study at William Carey University. Preference is given to students with an interest in serving in China.
  • THE STEVE FORD MEMORIAL FLORIDA ACTEENS SCHOLARSHIP was established by Allison Chestnut of Hattiesburg to honor Patricia and Al Ford of Pensacola, Fla., who have been instrumental in the lives of Florida Acteens. Steve, their son, was killed in a construction accident.
  • THE INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS SCHOLARSHIP was established by an anonymous Southern Baptist missionary to support mission volunteer students.
  • THE KATHY WEBB RANDOLPH STUDENT MISSIONS ENDOWMENT was established in 2005 by the Hon. Mike and Kathy Randolph in her honor and in support of Christian missions. Awards are granted to deserving students for the purpose of serving in short-term missions during their study at William Carey University.
  • THE GILLESPIE MISSION FUND was established by Dr. Robert and Mrs. Margaret Gillespie to bring the Christian religion, Christian values, and Christian principles to the countries of the world. The fund is owned by The Foundation of the First Baptist Church of Hattiesburg and is administered through the Mississippi Baptist Foundation for the support of the student mission endeavors of William Carey University.