The Lou Anna Rollins Scholarship is a scholarship honoring the late Lou Anna Rollins. She was an inspiration and jewel to her community. She was a woman of great dignity, stature, and of virtue. She was a woman who worked hard all her life, making a home for her family and committed to the work of her church. Hard work was her example and gift to us all, even going without to make ends meet for her family. Her trust in God was her strength. So with this scholarship we honor her by giving back to high school students going to college who represent that example.

How It Works

You may receive assistance if you are enrolling at an eligible public or private college. The Lou Anna Rollins Scholarship is awarded for study leading to a college certificate or college degree. This scholarship may be used for tuition, mandatory fees, and book fees.


To be eligible you must:

  • Be a legal resident of Mississippi
  • Be a graduating high school senior
  • Earn a "B" average in high school (a 3.25 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale, or 85 numeric grade average, meeting the college preparatory track, meeting the curriculum requirements.)

Students who graduate from high school in the year 2014-2015 and thereafter will be required to earn a "B" average in their core-curriculum subjects. Check with your high school guidance counselor for more information on the core-curriculum requirements.

How to Apply

Download the application here


  • A completed application form
  • A high school transcript
  • A copy of your resume
  • A statement describing yourself and why you want to go to college 250 to 500 words
  • Two (2) letters of recommendations from your principal, pastor, or faculty member explaining why you are a good candidate for this award
  • Volunteer work history

Applications must be submitted no later than April 29, 2015. Applications submitted after deadline will not be considered.

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