Ted Alexander Leadership Scholarship Application

Ted J. Alexander Endowed Leadership Program Scholarship Application 2024-2025


The Ted J. Alexander Endowed Leadership Program Scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding full-time gifted or talented* students who meet the following minimum ACT subscore requirements: English ≥16; Mathematics ≥18; and Reading ≥16. This $1000 award was made possible through generous gifts to the College and is for $500 per semester. Preference for these scholarships is given to high school seniors/incoming freshmen. This scholarship is renewable for a second semester by the scholar maintaining at least a 3.0 grade point average and participating in program activities.

Interested students who have questions regarding this scholarship should call the Office of Planning and Institutional Research (601-403-1317). This application must be submitted by April 26, 2024.

*Gifted or talented individuals are defined as those individuals capable of high performance, including those with demonstrated achievement and/or potential ability in any of the following areas, singly or in combination:
1. general intellectual ability
2. specific academic aptitude
3. creative or productive thinking
4. leadership ability
5. visual or performing arts
6. psychomotor ability

Required Documents

In addition to the application, applicants must submit:

  • Letter of Recommendation from a high school administrator or counselor
  • One-page essay which briefly describes your goals and how you think education relates to those goals
  • High school transcript (must include ACT composite score and subscores)

Each community college president is asked to bring two (2) wrapped door prizes, minimum value of $50 each. We will have a station set up at the conference for you to drop off the door prizes.

Each community college is asked to provide name tags for their Board members, administration, and staff attending the conference.