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Sumners Grant

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Open Application Dates:
  • June 1 thru Oct 31 - Fall Semester
  • Dec 1 thru Mar 31 - Spring Semester
  • May 1 thru July  15 - Summer Semester

E. H. Sumners Endowed Scholarships may be available for high school seniors, limited transfer students, and returning undergraduate students who are residents of Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Montgomery, or Webster counties in Mississippi, who desire and can benefit from a higher 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 shall not exceed the cost of attendance when combined with all other types of aid received by the student, excluding loans.

All students receiving the Sumners Grant must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA on all college work. Transfers from other institutions must have an official transcript from all schools attended prior to being awarded 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. All amounts are contingent upon fund availability.

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.