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Sumners Grant

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The application is open year round.  Complete the application by clicking on the link above and selecting your academic year.  Please submit only one application per academic year.  The approval process may take a few weeks, but only one application is necessary.

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 Stephanie Thrasher at (662) 472-9027 or email her at

Award Amounts Effective fall 2017 the Sumners awards are $900 per semester for students enrolled in 15 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.

Holmes Community College does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. Employees, students, applicants for admission or employment, or other participants in Holmes Community College programs or activities who believe they have been discriminated against are entitled to seek relief through the Compliance Officer (662) 472-9429.

Written inquiries may be emailed to: or sent to:

Compliance Office

P.O. Box 369

Goodman, MS 39079