The Tate – Panola Junior Auxiliary is excited to congratulate two worthy scholarship recipients this year. We had many strong
applicants, but two young women’s applications stood out to us for many reasons, but mainly for the consistency of their goals with the mission statement of Junior Auxiliary. It is with great pleasure that we award the 2011 Tate - Panola Junior Auxiliary scholarship to Miss Michelle Hibbler (North Panola High School) and Miss Haley Webb (Senatobia High School)
The Tate – Panola Junior Auxiliary's High School Senior Scholarship's selection criteria is based on academic success, community involvement, financial need, and the desire to pursue an education which addresses the needs of children and youth.
In addition to our local scholarship which is awarded in the Spring, the Greenville, Mississippi-based National Association of Junior Auxiliaries Inc. is currently accepting applications for its Graduate Scholarship Program. Applicants must be pursuing graduate-level studies for one year in fields which address the special needs of children and youth.
Graduate fields of study include, but are not limited to, counseling, psychology, mental development, special education, speech pathology, exceptional children, remedial skills development, hearing impaired, and gifted and talented. Scholarships are not awarded for graduate work in administration or in general education.
Applicants must be a permanent U.S. citizen and a permanent resident of states with chapters of nonprofit Junior Auxiliary. Those states are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas.
Scholarship grants are awarded annually to persons who work, or plan to work, directly with children. The NAJA Scholarship Program was begun in 1962 and has awarded more than $1,037,859.00.
Instructions and application forms are available only from Sept. 1 through Feb. 1 from the NAJA Web site. Go to www.najanet.org. We encourage any resident in the local area pursuing graduate degrees in these areas to apply.
For more information on the Tate - Panola Chapter, visit http://www.jatatepanola.org/, check them out on FaceBook, or call 662-609-4950.
Photo Caption (H Webb.jpg): Junior Auxiliary President 2010 - 2011,
Sonny Lane and Senatobia High School Senior and Scholarship Recipient,
Photo Caption (M Hibbler.jpg): North Panola High School Senior and
Scholarship Recipient, Michelle Hibbler.