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Sumners Grant

Application

Open Application Dates:
  • July 15 thru Sept 15 - Fall Semester
  • Dec 15 thru Feb  15 - Spring Semester
  • May 15 thru July  15 - Summer Semester

Students must be a resident of Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Montgomery, or Webster counties in Mississippi, who desires and can benefit from a high education. All applicants must have resided for 12 continuous months in one of the five Sumners counties prior to enrollment. All applicants must be enrolled in a course that generates credit hours.

The amount of the Sumners Grant for a full-time student shall not exceed the cost of attendance up to $2,015 per semester when combined with all other types of aid received by the student excluding loans. The amount of the Sumners Grant for a part-time student shall not exceed the cost of attendance ($100 x credit hours) per semester when combined with all other types of aid received by the student excluding loans.

Students applying for the Sumners Grant as incoming freshmen must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA. The continuation of a returning Holmes Community College student’s eligibility to receive Sumners funds after each semester depends on the students having a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on all previous college work. Transfers from other institutions must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA from all schools in order to be eligible for the Sumners Grant. Holmes Community College must have an official transcript from all schools attended prior to awarding the Sumners Grant.

Independent students who have not established a residence in one of the Sumners counties may not establish eligibility by the address of parents who reside in one of the eligible counties.

The Sumners Foundation verifies residency in the appropriate counties for all applicants. If you have any questions, please call Ashley Broyles at 662-472-9130 or email her at abroyles@holmescc.edu.

Award Amounts
Effective fall 2013 the Sumners awards are $800 per semester for students enrolled in 12 hours or more. Part time students will be allocated on a basis of $60 per credit hour taken.

Example: 3 hours x $60 = $180
6 hours x $60 = $360
9 hours x $60 = $540

Amount of Grant
Since the amount received by Holmes Community College from the Sumners Trust may vary each year, as will the number of students enrolled from each of the eligible counties, it is possible that grant amounts may also vary from one year to the next.

Renewal Requirements
A student must maintain satisfactory academic progress with a cumulative 2.5 GPA as determined by the institution. Application must be made on an annual basis. All other criteria must be met, including continued residency in a Sumner County.

 
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