Mississippi Public Universities
IHL Press Release
MISSISSIPPI SENIORS WIN IHL/PARENTS & KIDS COLLEGE FAIR SCHOLARSHIPS
5/4/2006 - Jackson, Miss.

Sixteen students from across the state have received $500 IHL/Parents and Kids Magazine scholarships for use at a Mississippi public, private or community college for Fall, 2006. Seniors applied for the scholarships at the 2005 IHL/Parents & Kids Magazine Regional College Fairs. Sixteen recipients were chosen from a pool of over 30 applicants. Winners were selected based on their academic success in high school, extracurricular activities, community service, references from both school and community officials and a written essay. The entries were judged by College Fair sponsors.

“We congratulate each winner on their success in high school and hope they have continued success as they pursue their college degree,” said Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Thomas Meredith.

Sponsors of the scholarship program include AmFed Companies, AmSouth Bank, BancorpSouth Bank, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi, Edamerica, Education Services Foundation, Mississippi Affordable College Savings Program, Trustmark National Bank and USA Funds.

2005-2006 IHL/Parents & Kids College Fair Top 16 Scholarship Winners in

Rank Order (from highest to lowest )

Name

High School Graduating From

College Attending and Major as of May, 2006

1. Miranda Means

Pearl High School

Mississippi State University

Graphic Design

2. Benjamin Spears

Pearl High School

Mississippi State University

Architecture

3. Blair Harden

Brandon High School

University of Southern Mississippi

Journalism/English

4. Tiffany Hester

Stone High School

University of Mississippi

Pharmacy

5. Jacob Cobb

Delta Academy

Delta State University

Business

6. Megan Boyles

Heidelberg Academy

University of Mississippi

Marketing

7. Meg Joyner

Brandon High School

University of Mississippi

Undecided

8. Karen Taylor

Pearl High School

University of Mississippi

Pre-Pharmacy

9. Jasper Cobb

Delta Academy

University of Mississippi or

Delta State University

Undecided

10. Allison Jones

Madison-Ridgeland Academy

University of Mississippi or Mississippi State University

Business

11. Dana Holloway

Brandon High School

Mississippi College

Pre-law

12. Cherrosette Warren

Bailey Magnet High School

Alcorn State University or

University of Southern Mississippi

Education/Pre-law

13. Ashton Woodward

Madison Central High School

Holmes Community College or Mississippi College

Elementary Education

14. Steven Murray

Oak Grove High School

Mississippi State University

Civil Engineering

15. James Evans

Bay Springs High School

Jones County Junior College

Chemistry/English

16. Brittany Moncrief

Bay Springs High School

Tougaloo College

Biology/Pre-med

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