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Applications being accepted for Taylor Presidential Scholarship

WESSON – Copiah-Lincoln Community College is currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Taylor Presidential Scholarship. The scholarship, established by the late Fred and Jewett Taylor of Oxford, will provide a $6,000 scholarship to a freshman student planning to attend Copiah-Lincoln’s Wesson Campus, Natchez Campus or Simpson County Center.
“The Taylor Presidential Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship offered at Copiah-Lincoln,” said Copiah-Lincoln President Dr. Ronnie Nettles. “The Taylors have been so generous to Co-Lin, and we are so appreciative to them for allowing us to offer this scholarship to deserving student.”

Application materials are available at the Co-Lin Counseling Center on the Wesson Campus, Office of the Vice President at the Natchez Campus and Simpson County Center, and your high school counselor’s office.

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. All scholarship applicationsshould be mailed to the Dr. Ronald Nettles, President, Copiah-Lincoln Community College, at P.O. Box 457, Wesson, MS 39191.

A select committee appointed by the president will screen applicants and conduct interviews.
Criteria that will be considered in the selection process includes high school and/or college grade point average, ACT / SAT score, difficulty level of courses taken in high school, financial need, high school interscholastic activities, community service activities, leadership, honors, awards, recognitions and special talents or abilities.

The Taylor Presidential Scholarships havebeen established by a $1 million endowment through the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Foundation by the late Charles Fred and Jewett Taylor.
A native of Gallman, Mr. Taylor was a 1926 graduate of Copiah-Lincoln Agricultural High School. He was an outstanding athlete in football, basketball, and baseball and was inducted into Copiah-Lincoln’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989. In 1998, Taylor and his wife, Jewett, were inducted into Copiah-Lincoln’s Foundation Hall of Fame. Taylor was selected Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Alumnus of the Year in 2000 and was honored as one of Copiah-Lincoln’s Distinguished Alumni in 2003.

The Taylors have given three of the largest gifts the Copiah-Lincoln Foundation has ever received. These gifts have enabled the college to complete the Fred and Jewett Taylor Chapel in 1998, to enhance the technology at The Billy B. Thames Conference Center in 2000, and the establishment of the Taylor Presidential Scholarships in the fall of 2004. Mr. Taylor passed away in 2003 and Mrs. Taylor passed away in 2010.

For more information on this scholarship,contact the Copiah-Lincoln Counseling Center at (601) 643-8490 or your highschool counselor.

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