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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 ENDOWED COM SCHOLARSHIP was established by the Asbury Foundation of Hattiesburg, this scholarship 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 FUND 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 2010 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 and for the Bakers’ long commitment to Christian education. The scholarship is granted to a deserving Christian student.
  • THE BRYANT BARNES ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2014 and is awarded to a needy and worthy church related vocations student. .
  • 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 careers in early childhood/elementary education.
  • THE TRUGEN BEARD MINISTERIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established by Miss Trugen Beard from her estate in honor of Dr. William M. Clawson and 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 and is awarded to either business or nursing students.
  • THE THEODORE AND JANIE BOWER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1983 by Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Benedict of Hattiesburg and is awarded to either business or nursing students.
  • THE REX BRASWELL WORK AND SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP was established to honor the memory of the late Rex Braswell, former member of the board of trustees and active layman in the Baptist denomination. It 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 was established 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. It is awarded to students majoring in music.
  • THE WILLIAM M. BRELAND AND ELLIE MAY BROWN BRELAND ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1995 by Mrs. Mildred Breland Leake in memory of her parents, this scholarship endowment provides annual funds for one or more needy and worthy students who are committed to church-related vocations.
  • THE REVEREND ARTIS AND CLEO BREWER SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2000, this scholarship 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 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, this scholarship endowment provides annual funds for one or more needy and worthy female students who are committed to the teaching profession in the state of Mississippi.
  • THE GOVERNOR PHIL BRYANT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2012 in conjunction with the annual scholarship dinner to honor Governor Phil Bryant for his leadership of the State of Mississippi.
  • THE DONALD E. AND LOUISE BUSBY BRUCE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2010 to honor the lives of Donald E. and Louise Busby Bruce 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 was established in 1997 by Jack and Molly Burke and is awarded to a needy and worthy student. Mr. Burke was a certified public accountant, statewide civic leader, and generous supporter of the university..
  • 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 for many years, and in honor of the Hattiesburg Music Club, of which she was a member. This fund will provide 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 ANNIE WARD BYRD SCHOLARSHIP was established by the family of Annie Ward 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 BYXBE AND JOHNSON FAMILY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FOR NURSING HONORING DR. BARBARA C. JOHNSON was established in 2016. Awards one scholarship per academic year to one deserving student at William Carey University who has maintained at least a 3.0 cumulative gpa, is either a junior or senior in Nursing, has demonstrated leadership skills, and has demonstrated a commitment to community through Nursing.
  • THE LILLIAN KUNKEL CATES CLINICAL SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2017 in memory of Lillian Kunkel Cates, is awarded to a Doctor of Physical Therapy student or students who pursue a clinical education rotation that furthers the healing ministry of Christ in an especially Iow resource locale. Priority is given to students choosing to participate in mandatory or elective international clinical rotations.
  • 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, this 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 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 was established to honor Maude Clements, who attended Mississippi Woman’s College in the 1920s, this scholarship benefits worthy and needy students.
  • THE LORENA WHITE COBB AND A. B. COBB SCHOLARSHIP was established with a bequest from Mrs. Lorena White Cobb, a graduate of Mississippi Woman’s College, the recipients are chosen on the basis of academic performance and financial need..
  • THE LINDA E. COMMANDER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2005 by Linda’s 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 Biloxi 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 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 was was established by the late Dr. Elise Curtis, an alumna of the college, who was 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 THELMA BURROW DALE ENDOWMENT FOR MISSIONS was established in 2009 to provide scholarships for students who are preparing to serve on the mission field, and other mission related causes. The scholarship was funded by Judge Sebe Dale, Jr. and Camille Dale to honor his mother for her life and memory as an alumna.
  • 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 scholarships for students majoring in the field of music.
  • THE EUGENIA DAWSEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established through the estate of the late Lucille D. Carter, this scholarship provides annual funds to assist students in obtaining a college education. The recipients must be serious students who have high moral ideals and who have need for financial assistance.
  • THE BUFORD AND ELLA MORGAN DELK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established 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. It is designated for worthy students who need assistance and who 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 of William Carey University commending the contributions of Dr. Dickens, former administrative vice president and dean of the graduate school, the scholarship 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 William Carey 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 established this scholarship fund in her name for the use of 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 in 1997 by Mrs. Stanford Owen to honor the memory of her niece, Ms. Dickson, who attended William Carey College. The recipient is chosen on the basis of financial need.
  • THE CYNTHIA LYNNE DILLON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2009 by Brandon Dillon to honor the memory of his mother, Cynthia Lynne Dillon, and as a memorial to her 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, this scholarship provides support for 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 in 2004 by a bequest from Mrs. Ladell Covington Miller, a 1930 graduate of Mississippi Woman's College. The fund supports 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. Income from this scholarship endowment provides 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, this fund supports 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 JULIA GUESS SCHOLARSHIP was established by Mississippi Woman’s College alumnae to honor their former professor of music, this scholarship is awarded to a female student who is taking voice lessons.
  • THE BARBARA AND JACKIE HAMILTON SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2010 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. The scholarship provides support for students with financial need majoring in biology.
  • THE PATRICIA LILLY HASSELMAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2002 by Dr. Gerald J. Hasselman to honor his wife. The scholarship benefits students who are beginning their student teaching experience.
  • THE BARBARA ALINE HAYMAN MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2012 in memory of Barbara Hayman, a 1981 nursing graduate of Carey. An RN for 54 years, she was a national leader in healthcare and a nurse educator on the local, state, and national level. Awards are granted annually to a Mississippi student in the nursing school who exhibits high moral character.
  • THE MARY HEDRICK NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
  • 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, who was a 1997 graduate. Preference is given to students from Lawrence, Marion, and Walthall counties.
  • THE WILLIAM “BILL” M. HETRICK SCHOLARSHIP FOR GRADUATE STUDIES IN EDUCATION was established in 2005 in memory of Dr. Bill Hetrick by his family and friends. The scholarship honors his long commitment to education at William Carey and at many colleges and universities through 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 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 iwas 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, the scholarship supports science majors and student athletes, memorializing Mr. Roy Hood, longtime chair and professor of biology at William Carey College.
  • THE SADIE H. HOPKINS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1984 in memory of Mrs. Sadie Haga Hopkins, the mother of Mrs. J. Ralph Noonkester, and provides scholarships for deserving students.
  • 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. The scholarship aids in the education expenses of students entering the ministry, with preference 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 WILLIAM WOODALL AND LAURA M. IZARD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established to help worthy and needy students.
  • THE LIZ CORSO JOACHIM-CORSO, INC ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2014, and is awarded to a deserving student who attends the Tradition Campus of William Carey University.
  • THE J.E. JOHNSON TRUST was established to honor J.E. Johnson. This trust benefits worthy and needy students.
  • THE JOHN LIPSCOMB JOHNSON, JR., AND SUE BELL MOODY JOHNSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was 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 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, this scholarship is awarded 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 was established to honor the memory of Sam Jones, this scholarship benefits worthy and needy students.
  • THE HOMER L. AND JESSIE F. JORDAN SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2000 by Homer L. Jordan. Preference is given to music majors who are members of First Baptist Church, Columbia, Miss. Secondary consideration will be given to students with other majors who are members of First Baptist Church, Columbia. Final consideration will be given to Marion County students who are members of a Southern Baptist church.
  • THE DR. HUBERT L. KEASLER, JR. MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2016 by the Keasler family in memory of Dr. Hubert L. Keasler, Jr., who served as the Dean of WCU’s School of Business from 2000 to 2005, and as an Associate Professor of Business from 1999 until he retired in 2008. The endowed scholarship is used to provide financial assistance to a student majoring in business administration, with preference to a concentration in accounting.
  • 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 in memory of his wife, this scholarship is to be awarded to students who have chosen a church-related vocation or a career in foreign missions..
  • THE DANNY KENDRICK MEMORIAL FOUNDATION ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established to honor the life of Danny Kendrick, who ministered to people in crisis with Christian compassion and encouragement. The award will be granted annually to a student earning a major or minor in missions with preference given to students from the Pine Belt area of Mississippi. Secondary consideration will be for a student who participates in a university-sponsored mission during the academic year the award is granted.
  • 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 LARRY W. KENNEDY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2004 as a result of the prestigious Hub Award, which was given to Dr. Kennedy, president of William Carey University (1998-2006), to provide general academic scholarships for worthy students.
  • THE SANDRA KIN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION was established in 2017 by WCU President, Dr. Tommy King, to honor his wife, Sandra, who spent 42 years as an elementary education teacher. This scholarship is awarded to a Christian student majoring in elementary education who has financial need.
  • THE TOMMY KING HUB AWARD 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 in 2011 to honor the legacy of Steve Knight, who serves as athletic director and men’s basketball coach at William Carey University.
  • THE H. V. AND JESSIE LOU HATHORN LAIRD SCHOLARSHIP was established to provide aid to deserving ministerial students who have a superior academic record and who demonstrate need..
  • 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 minimum of 3.0 grade point average.
  • THE JULIA O. LOPER SCHOLARSHIP was established by family and friends in memory of Mrs. O. B. (Jo) Loper, longtime professor of journalism and sponsor of the student newspaper, 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 select the recipient..
  • THE CARROLL D. MALONE, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established to aid a freshman student attending William Carey University on the Coast.
  • 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, this scholarship honors the caring professionalism of the nurses at the Hattiesburg Clinic in Hattiesburg, Miss. 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 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 was established in 2010., This scholarship honors the long commitment and service to Christian education of these faithful supporters and donors. Awards will be granted to a deserving church related vocations student who is preparing for church ministry.
  • THE JERRY AND VICKI MIXON ENDOWED GOLFING SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2010 by Jerry and Vicki Mixon and is awarded to a deserving woman on the university golf team..
  • THE BEATRICE HARRISON MORRISON SCHOLARSHIP IN JOURNALISM was established to aid an outstanding student in journalism or English..
  • THE GRADY LEWIS AND MARGIE LOUSTALOT MYRICK ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2004 by a WCC 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 BEVERLY G. NORMAN SCHOLARSHIP was established by Mr. and Mrs. Joe H. Norman, this scholarship is 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. It 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 was established to support needy and worthy students.
  • THE WILLIAM H. AND MARY B. PAYNE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established to provide an annual scholarship 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, a member of the WCU board of trustees, 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 qualified students who needs assistance to obtain a college education.
  • THE PETAL ROTARY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1989 by the Rotary Club in Petal, Mississippi. Earnings from the fund are awarded to students from the Petal area.
  • THE JENNEVIEVE LUCY GEORGE PITTMAN SCHOLARSHIP was established by Crymes G. Pittman to honor the memory of his mother, this scholarship 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, Miss.
  • 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 College 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 O. L. QUAVE THEATRE AWARD iis funded by John Clearman, a William Carey College alumnus, in honor of Obra L. Quave, former chair of the theatre and communication department.
  • THE L. CRAIG RATLIFF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established by friends of Dr. L. Craig Ratliff, late community leader, scholar, and minister of University Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
  • THE ROBERT JERRY REED SCHOLARSHIP was established by Lorena Roseberry Smith in 2005 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 family and friends in memory of Joanna Riley, this scholarship is awarded to a nursing student who has demonstrated quality nursing care with empathetic concern for patients.
  • 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. Awards are made to deserving students majoring in theatre.
  • THE JOYCE QUAVE ROBERTS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established by family and friends of the late Mrs. Roberts and 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, this fund supports scholarships awarded by the university for needy and worthy students.
  • THE DORA ROSS SCHOLARSHIP was established by friends in memory and honor of Miss Ross. This scholarship is available to a worthy student.
  • THE KATHLEEN SANDERS ROSS MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2011 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, this scholarship recognizes the outstanding freshman medical student from Mississippi with the highest GPA in Anatomy. 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. A stipend from the endowment accompanies the award and it credited to the recipient’s tuition.
  • THE ROBERT ROSS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is contributed by Kathleen Sanders Ross in memory of her late husband, a leading Hattiesburg businessman, 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 DEWEY R. AND WILMA W. SANDERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1984 by the family of Mr. and Mrs. Sanderson.  Income from the corpus is to be used to provide scholarship funds for worthy and needy students
  • THE JESSE W. SANDIFER SCHOLARSHIP was established from the estate of Jesse W. Sandifer, this fund provides scholarships for worthy students.
  • THE LEO SEAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2008 by Leo W. Seal, Jr., chairman of Hancock Bank, this scholarship assists worthy students and gives preference to nursing students.
  • THE G.E. AND MARTHA SHOEMAKE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP funds nontraditional students who maintain a 3.0 average or better.
  • 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. The scholarship provides support for students who lived on the mission field and international students.
  • 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.
  • THE SIMMONS HONOR SCHOLARSHIP
  • THE JANET CAMPBELL SLADE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, established by Mr. and Mrs. Louis C. Rhoden as a memorial to their niece, this scholarship provides 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, professor emeritus of mathematics and chairman, department of mathematics and physics at William Carey, this fund is awarded to an outstanding mathematics student.
  • 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 scholarship awards are made to a deserving student majoring in English.
  • THE LORENA ROSEBERRY AND DUMAS L. SMITH SCHOLARSHIP was established in memory of Lorena Roseberry Smith and Dumas L. Smith, benefactors of the university, this scholarship is awarded to students majoring in religion, business, or other professions of service.
  • THE DAVID AND CONNIE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FOR CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES was established in 2017. It awards one scholarship per academic year to a deserving student at William Carey University who has declared a major and student commitment to a church related vocation, is an active member of a Southern Baptist Church, and demonstrates a record of personal merit and financial need.
  • 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 STEADMAN-LIPSEY SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2007. This scholarship 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 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 DON H. AND MONA D. STEWART SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1986 and provides 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 STUDENT FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP is established and funded by members of the William Carey University Student Foundation in order to benefit deserving students.
  • THE NORMA W. SULLIVAN MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP was established by a Mississippi Woman’s College graduate, Norma Williams Sullivan. This scholarship is awarded to a worthy and deserving student majoring in music.
  • THE NORMA W. SULLIVAN THEATRE AND COMMUNICATION SCHOLARSHIP was established by a Mississippi Woman’s College graduate, Norma Williams Sullivan, this scholarship is awarded to a worthy and deserving student majoring in theatre.
  • THE DANIEL SUMRALL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established by Dr. and Mrs. Tommy King as a memorial to Dr. King's grandfather, this fund provides scholarships to worthy students with preference given to students from the Sumrall, Mississippi, area.
  • THE JOHN D. AND OLLIE THOMAS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPS were established by John D. and Ollie Thomas, prominent business people of Mississippi and the Southeast, to provide assistance for students majoring in music. Considerations are need, sophomore standing or above, Baptist faith, and "C" average or above..
  • THE ELIZABETH H. THOMPSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established by Dr. James Thompson in memory of his wife, this scholarship is designated for a music major.
  • THE PHILIP AND DAVID THURMAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FOR MISSIONS was established in 2010 by Thomas and Gloria Thurman in honor of their sons Philip and David Thurman and their service to the Lord. This endowment supports a student active in missions.
  • THE MARCl CROZIER ULMER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2011 by Macedonia Baptist Church in memory of Marci Crozier Ulmer to assist CRV students preparing for a full-time career in ministry.
  • 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 honor and 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., this fund provides scholarships for needy and worthy students. Preference is given to Baptist students and to majors in the School of Business.
  • 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 graduates and faithful supporters, Doyle (’58) and Dave Ann Jackson (’58) Wheat. The scholarship honors their commitment to education and the mission of the university and 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 and professor of history and geography, as a memorial to his father, and by Mrs. E. K. Wheeler, as a memorial to her husband, this scholarship is designated for 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 OF LEARNING 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 Carey, exhibit Christian values, and maintain at least a C average.
  • THE MR. AND MRS. O. J. WHEELER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established by Miss Eleanor Wheeler in memory of her father and mother and provides financial assistance to a needy and worthy student who is studying to enter some phase of the ministry.
  • THE TRANNYE ODOM WHITE SCHOLARSHIP was established from the estate of Ms. White, a Mississippi Woman's College alumna, two scholarships are named annually to deserving students.
  • THE ROGER WICKER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2013 in conjunction with the annual scholarship dinner to honor Senator Roger Wicker for his service in the United States Senate.
  • THE MARK WILKINSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established by friends of the late Mark Wilkinson. Mr. Wilkinson was a theatre graduate of William Carey College, and the annual scholarship is awarded to theatre majors.
  • 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 Dr. Frances W. Winters in honor of her as professor emerita of music at William Carey College. 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 to honor the contributions of Lowery Woodall to medical care, the scholarship supports nursing students.
  • THE JEWEL HANNA CONNIFF LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP
  • THE MICHAEL ILER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • THE DAVID GRUCHY LEGACY OF LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
  • THE METROPOLITAN CLUB ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established by Mr. Zeke Powell. The scholarship supports a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior student with a 2.7 GPA from Forrest or Lamar County. This student must have a record of personal merit and need.
  • THE J. RALPH NOONKESTER SCHOLARSHIP was established as a result of the Hub Award given to Dr. J. Ralph Noonkester, this scholarship was established to provide general academic scholarships for worthy students.
  • THE SARAH ROUSE LEGACY OF LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
  • THE MARY BERNICE SNAVELY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established by Ms. Mary Bernice Johnshon and is awarded to one student per year in the SChool of Nursing who has maintained a 3.0 or better GPA.
  • THE DONNA WHEELER SCHOLARSHIP
  • THE ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established by alumni to assist the child or grandchild of an alumnus.
  • THE MR. AND MRS. B. L. CLEARMAN SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2009 by John Clearman (’72) in memory of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.L. Clearman. Scholarship awards are made annually to a student who is a member of the Baptist Student Union.
  • THE R.J. BISHOP TRUST was established to honor R.J. Bishop and benefits worthy and needy students.
  • 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 JOHN AND GLORIA GREEN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2011 to support outstanding upper-level students majoring in chemistry.
  • THE HMP NURSING SERVICES, INC. SCHOLARSHIP was established by Mr. Jay Slaughter in 2015 for nursing students in the RN to BSN program at William Carey University. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher and has demonstrated record of personal merit and need.
  • THE BARBARA GIBSON ENDOWED EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2015 by Mrs. Elmerida Wigginton in honor of her daughter who earned her Master’s degree in Education at William Carey in 2003. The recipient shall be chosen by the Dean of the School of Education. The scholarship awards one scholarship per academic year to a deserving student at William Carey University.
  • THE CHARLES PICKERING SCHOLARSHIP was established to Honor Judge Charles Pickering. The student chosen must attend the annual Scholarship Dinner.
  • 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 DICK AND DEBBIE VOGEL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established by Richard and Debbie Vogel in 2015. This scholarship awards one scholarship per academic year to a deserving student at William Carey University who maintains at least a 3.0 GPA, is either a junior or senior in Nursing, and has demonstrated record of personal merit and need.
  • THE DONNELL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2015 by Robert and Linda Donnell for a single mother with financial need or the child of a single mother with financial need.
  • 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 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 FRANCES BELLE MOORE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 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 HUB LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP is awarded annually to an undergraduate student who has shown outstanding community service and leadership on campus and/or within the community. Must maintain a GPA of 3.0 and preference given to a native of the Greater Hattiesburg area.
  • THE JASON HARVEY ENDOWED GOLFING SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2013 by Mr. and Mrs. Stan and Ginny Harvey. Awarded to a male golfer, preference to MS student.
  • THE JOEL W. AND LOIS S. MCKENZIE SCHOLARSHIP honors the legacies of Joel W. and Lois S. McKenzie and supports medical education within a Christian context. By assisting medical students, the scholarship contributes to improving healthcare in the state.
  • THE JULIA GOODWIN BURNETT SCHOLARSHIP FOR EDUCATION MAJORS RESTRICTED SCHOLARSHIP was established by Dr. Ben Burnett in 2016 to award a deserving undergraduate student who plans to major in Education.
  • 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 KATIE ROSE AND HARDIN T. MCCLENDON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2014 by the McClendon family to honor their commitment to higher education. The scholarship is awarded each academic year to one or more deserving students at William Carey University who is in need, maintains at least a 2.5 gpa, has demonstrated a lifestyle and testimony commensurate of a follower of Jesus Christ, and is active in community service.
  • 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 MARTHA B. PIERCE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to the First Runner up of the Miss WCU Pageant.
  • THE BILL AND EMMA GENE TURNER SCHOLARSHIP
  • THE ROBERT AND JANET WHITEHEAD ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Whitehead in 2016. Awarded to deserving students at William Carey University. 85% of the interest and earnings of the corpus will be used to award the scholarship, with 15% being reinvested in the endowment. The student must maintain a 2.5 gpa, be a junior or senior with a concentration or specialization in preaching, evangelism, church planting, missions or intercultural studies who plans to transfer to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, is a male residential student or a male student registered for classes on campus, a graduate of a Mississippi school system or a resident of Mississippi for at least four years, and has demonstrated financial need.
  • THE ROBERT KHAYAT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
  • THE SCHAMBER-JONES ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established by Mrs. Sharon B. Schamber-Jones, the widow of Mr. Albert E. “Bert” Schamber, and by Mr. Danny P. Jones, the widower of Mrs. Alice Marie Dearman Jones. The scholarship supports the education of students who have been widowed. Students who have remarried are still eligible. Students must be U.S. citizens.
  • THE WADDLE FAMILY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2016. Awards one scholarship per academic year to one deserving student at William Carey University who is a basketball or baseball player, and has demonstrated record of personal merit and need.
  • THE WILLIAM AND THERESA BANKS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to students majoring in Business, deserving with good character, maintain 3.0 gpa (unless working then 2.5 gpa is acceptable), preference should be given to students working full or part time. The recipient shall be selected by the university endowed scholarship committee.
  • 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 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..

RESTRICTED SCHOLARSHIPS

  • THE GRACE SELLERS CHAIN SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1979 by Mr. Bobby Chain, 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 to honor Reverend Alon, a Carey alumnus, and Mrs. Edna Colletti. The scholarship is awarded annually to a married music education or church music major.
  • 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 BOB CRUMPTON SCHOLARSHIP was established in memory of a civic and denominational leader of Pensacola, Florida, and is given to a theatre major.
  • THE COCA-COLA SCHOLARSHIP is awarded by Coca-Cola to support outstanding students at William Carey University.
  • 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 established in 2007, 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 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. The scholarship provides support for students with financial need who are 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 graduate music students who exhibit exceptional potential in the field of music education. Graduate 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 was established in 2012 and named in honor of Mrs. McKenzie, the scholarship is awarded to a top second-year College of Osteopathic Medicine student from South Mississippi who shows an interest in practicing medicine in Mississippi and working with the elderly.
  • 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 DORIS SCHNEIDER AWARD IN TECHNICAL THEATRE is given to a theatre major for excellence in the area of technical theatre and in honor of Doris Schneider, a distinguished WCC alumna who currently teaches at a state university in North Carolina.
  • THE CHAD SHEPHERD RESTRICTED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2010 by Carl Shepherd to honor the memory of his son Chad Shepherd and to assist deserving students majoring in math.
  • 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. Scholarships awards are made annually to a nontraditional 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 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.
  • THE ROBISON FAMILY RESTRICTED NURSING SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2013, this scholarship honors the long commitment and service to Christian education by the Robison family. Awards are made to deserving students pursuing an undergraduate degree in nursing.
  • THE STONE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP RESTRICTED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2016 to award to a faculty member or other employee of the Stone County School District seeking to enhance their professional credentials.
  • THE WILLIAM CAREY UNIVERSITY CULTRUAL SOCIETY ALUMNI CHAPTER RESTRICTED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2016 to provide financial support for students with financial need attending William Carey University.
  • THE ZACHARY K. and TRICHI L. MURPHY SCHOLARSHIP FOR FUTURE SCIENCE AND MATH EDUCATORS RESTRICTED SCHOLARSHIP was established in 2016 to award a deserving undergraduate student who plans to teach secondary Science or Math.
  • THE MARTHA ELIZABETH WHICHARD ENDOWED CHAIR OF NURSING was established in 2016 and honors the legacy of Martha Elizabeth Whichard. It supports nursing education within a Christian context. Interest and earnings from the fund shall be used for supporting the salary of a full-time chair in the William Carey University School of Nursing at the Tradition Campus.

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.