Scholarship Applications Will Be Available at the Beginning of 2020
The Ladies of the Tate – Panola Chapter of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries share the mission ofrendering charitable services which are beneficial to the general public, with particular emphasis on children to the communities of Tate County and Northern Panola County.
As part of this mission, the Members support an annual undergraduate scholarship to encourage others to enter beneficial fields.
If you are seeking an undergraduate education in a related field and are a resident of Tate or northern Panola county, APPLY TODAY!
Begun in 1962, the NAJA Scholarship Program has awarded more than 530 grants totaling over $1,203,859 for graduate study in fields which address the special needs of children and youth.
The Betty W. Robbins Endowed Scholarship was established in 1995 by the Robbins family in memory of Betty Robbins of Ruston, Louisiana, who served the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc. as Director of Region V, First Vice-President and President (1992-1993).
Contributions from Junior Auxiliary Chapters, the National Association, memorials, and honorary gifts from individuals and groups support the Program. The Robbins family makes matching funds available annually to challenge Chapters to increase their support of scholarship.
Scholarships are awarded each April.
If more than one Scholarship year is required to complete studies, the recipient may reapply, provided all previous agreements have been fulfilled satisfactorily.
GRADUATE APPLICANT QUALIFICATIONS
Applicant must be:
Working or planning to work DIRECTLY with children.
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 Health, Special Education, Speech Pathology, Exceptional Children, Remedial Skills Development, Hearing Impaired, Gifted and Talented, etc.
Scholarships are NOT awarded for graduate work in administration or general education.
A U.S. citizen and a permanent resident of a state with a Junior Auxiliary Chapter: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee.
Planning to attend a U.S. college or university for full-time or part-time study.