The Rev. John H. Scott Memorial Fund will award two (2) scholarships ($3500/$2500 over four (4) years) at our annual program on the first Saturday in May.

The Rev. John H. Scott Memorial Scholarship Checklist

  • You are a candidate for graduation at a public high school in Richland, Tensas, Madison, West or East Carroll Parish.

  • You have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above.

  • You plan to attend a four-year college by fall 2017.

  • Your application is completed and submitted by April 5, 2017.

  • You have included your essay, short video, and one letter of recommendation. 

  • You will be available to attend the public program on the first Saturday in May.

The Essay

The late Reverend Scott was a minister who resided in East Carroll Parish until his death in 1980.  He believed that people should stand up for their human and civil rights and for those of their fellow man.  He believed that people should resist and never be satisfied with unfair treatment.  In an essay of 1-2 typewritten pages (double-spaced, 12pt. font), tell why you would like to be awarded a scholarship that memorializes the life of this Christian activist.

The Video

Reverend John H. Scott was a human and civil rights activist that spearheaded the movement for voter rights in East Carroll Parish in the 1960s and remained a community leader until his death in 1980.  In a short 3-4 minute video, explain how if given the John H. Scott Memorial Fund Scholarship, you would honor and continue his legacy.

*Application videos will be used as promotional material for the Reverend John H. Scott Memorial Fund*

The Letter of Recommendation

Someone who can attest to your character and scholarship should write the letter.  Letters of recommendation can be emailed directly to the John H. Scott Memorial Fund at jhsfund@gmail.com or uploaded through the online application.  We STRONGLY encourage electronic submission but you may mail letters of recommendation to P.O. BOX 74901, BATON ROUGE, LA, 70874.  Letters must be received by the April 5th deadline. 

The Deadline

All application material should be submitted by April 5th.

For More Information

Direct questions and inquiries to Ms. Johnita Scott, Scholarship and Awards Chair, at jhsfund@gmail.com.  The scholarship committee will respond to all inquiries within 48 hours.