Paul Scales Career Advancement Scholarship

**TEACHER NOMINATED SCHOLARSHIP ONLY**
Students cannot apply for this scholarship through SFPE

The Paul Scales Career Advancement Scholarship ($750) is a scholarship given annually to a Millsaps Career and Technology Center Student. The purpose of this scholarship is to help students who would be successful in a vocational or technical field. The recipient may not be the traditional college-bound senior. Rather it will be the student in any vocational/technical field offered at Millsaps Career and Technology Center (automotive technology, building trades, drafting, horticulture, health sciences, etc.) who has talent, passion for the work, and who will benefit from additional training which may lead to a successful career in the field.

1.)  Recipient will be chosen through nominations/recommendations from vocational teachers at Millsaps Career and Technology Center using the following criteria:

  • To be awarded to a vocational/technical student who wishes to continue training in a vocational (1-year) or technical (2-year) field.
  • Grades should not be a key factor in the selection, but the recipient must be able to meet ACT requirement for admission to the training program of their choosing with expectation of successful completion.
  • Financial need will be considered to the extent that the award should be used to motivate the recipient who might not otherwise have the financial resources to consider continuing his/her education.
  • Genuine desire of student to have a career in the vocational or technical field. The student may opt to pursue an Associate Degree or a university degree, but it is not required.
  • Aptitude and ability of student to successfully complete training.
  • Likelihood that the scholarship will have a positive, lasting effect on the life of the student.

2.)  The selection committee will consist of the vocational director, assistant director, counselor, and additional personnel determined by the vocational director.

3.)  Scholarship amount is $750.00 (approximate cost of tuition for one semester at EMCC).

4.)  Award preference goes to a student who wishes to attend EMCC, but can be any public or private training program.