Dederick Daugherty Community Service Scholarship

$1,000Award Amount
1Number of Awards
3/31/2023Submission Deadline

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Project Impact Mississippi (MS) is a nonprofit organization created to bridge the education gaps in Mississippi. It avails opportunities and resources to the children and youth in Mississippi. It administers the Dederick Daugherty Community Service Scholarship to support students pursuing undergraduate programs of their choice.

The scholarship is an annual $1,000 award that supports prospective college students who are residents of Mississippi. It is dedicated to students who plan to enroll at Mississippi State University.

Applicants must be residents of Mississippi, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and must have their grade transcripts when applicable. They are also to submit a short video answering specific questions and submit their academic qualifications to compete. The award is directly paid to Mississippi State University.

Key Information of Dederick Daugherty Community Service Scholarship

Study Details

Area of Study


Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools

Mississippi State University

Scholarship Details

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Award Amount


Number of Awards


Dederick Daugherty Community Service Scholarship Timeline

February 2023

Application Opening Date

Applications open on February 1.

March 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on March 31.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: High School Senior
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: 2.5
  • Geographic Eligibility: Mississippi
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Grade transcript
  • Video Submission

How to ace the Dederick Daugherty Community Service Scholarship


Inspect your application before submitting it

Make sure you fill out a comprehensive scholarship application with all essential documentation as per the scholarship program's standards. Partial applications will not be accepted so carefully follow all application instructions.


Focus on thinking abilities

The scholarship program requires you to think carefully and creatively about the presented question; so enhance your reading and thinking abilities by diving deep into every relevant thought you get.


Describe every area given in the scholarship

Analyze your video submission for all types of different mistakes, and check that the video addresses all of the areas requested in the scholarship rules.


Present an excellent video submission

Keep in mind that your video should be useful, enticing, and competent. It should stand out from the other applicants' films in order to increase your chances of winning.

How the Dederick Daugherty Community Service Scholarship is Judged

Applications are reviewed and evaluated by the committee chosen by Project Impact MS. It is assessed and evaluated based on the applicant's eligibility, video application performance, and overall ability.

Why We Love the Dederick Daugherty Community Service Scholarship


It is diverse

Students of all races and ethnic backgrounds are eligible for the scholarship program as long as the requirements are met.


Recipients are acknowledged

The scholarship program promotes and interviews scholarship winners, as well as posts about them on their social media accounts.


Apply to multiple affiliated scholarships

During the application process, applicants may apply for several Project Impact MS-affiliated scholarships like these at the same time.

5 Facts About Dederick Daugherty Community Service Scholarship


Only be used at Mississippi State University

Applicants for this scholarship must plan to enroll at Mississippi State University to be eligible for this scholarship.


The award is only for Mississippi students

This program is solely offered to Mississippi students.


It is a one-time award

It is a one-time award of $1,000 to be paid directly to Mississippi State University.


Past winners aren't qualified to participate

Previous scholarship recipients are not allowed to apply for the Dederick Daugherty Community Service Scholarship program again.


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