Scholarship Checklist

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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 2019.

  • Your application is completed and submitted by April 5, 2019.

  • 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 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. Harriet Scott Pullen, Scholarship and Awards Chair, at  The scholarship committee will respond to all inquiries within 48 hours.



Memorial Awards


Alease J. Scott Memorial Award

Alease Juanita Scott was the wife of Rev. Scott.  In addition to providing assistance to her husband, she was an activist in her own right.  She provided leadership and loyal fellowship in many service groups including the Women’s auxiliary of the Baptist Association, Ministers’ Wives Alliance, Sister Workers, Sunday School and BTU Congress and many others.  This award honors her life by being offered to a person who promotes community improvement and pride mainly through work in organizations. The total award is $500.

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How to Apply for Memorial Awards

Awards are intended to honor, encourage, and inspire...

- Each award carries a cash prize.

How to apply

A complete application includes name, address, telephone number (and email address if available) of the person applying and an essay (about 400-500 words) on why you are qualified for the award.

Additional information.

There will be one recipient chosen for the award.  If there are no qualified applicants, the award will not be made.

Although recipients will be informed in advance, the award will be publicly announced at the John H. Scott Memorial Fund annual program. 

To promote authenticity, recipients must be present at the program to receive the award.


Applications that are mailed must be post marked by April 5 and sent to the address below.  You may also email applications to

Ms. Harriet Pullen,

Awards Committee Chair

Post Office Box 74901

Baton Rouge, LA 70874

Additional Awards

For additional information on other sponsored awards please contact the JHS Fund via email: