Kevin Benefield Musical Arts Scholarship

$1,000Award Amount
1Number of Awards
4/11/2023Submission Deadline

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Project Impact Mississippi is a non-profit focused on changing the narrative of education in Mississippi. It aims to empower children and youth with education to help them achieve their dreams. It offers the Kevin Benefield Musical Arts Scholarship to support undergraduate studies of Mississippi residents.

Applicants must pursue an undergraduate degree in musical arts in a junior college or university in Mississippi. Applicants are required to submit a 2_4 minute video addressing a couple of questions. The video is to cover personal details and questions related to music. Transcripts may be required after shortlisting.

Project Impact MS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating the educational disparity in Mississippi. The organization strives to improve education for many of Mississippi’s most vulnerable children by providing them with the resources they need to achieve their academic goals, as well as to change communities by collaborating with these societies to raise funds and involving community activists in their efforts.

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Kevin Benefield Musical Arts Scholarship Timeline

February 2023

Application Opening Date

Applications open on February 1.

April 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on April 11.

June 2022

Award Announcement

Winners will be announced in June.

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 Kevin Benefield Musical Arts Scholarship


Prepare your answers

Even though you won’t write an essay, you need to prepare your answers. This is best done in writing. Jot down the main ideas and use them as guides for your practice sessions.


Do several trial versions

With your points as a guide, proceed to do several recording sessions. You can do your practice with voice recordings. The recording sessions will help you get your words right. With each subsequent session, you’ll perfect your presentation.


Dress well and lights it up

Your appearance in the video will matter a lot since it will give the first impression of you. Dress in smart casual clothing and ensure you are in a well-lit, silent area. Use a plain background or one with minimal things. Record your video in landscape mode and use the back camera of your phone. Do several video recordings checking for sound quality, visibility, and right camera angles.


Take it easy

You need not be anxious when doing the recording. Assume you’re talking to a friend and speak freely. It’s okay if some words slip. Just be yourself and you’re good to go. Take some deep breaths and some water before you do your final recording.

How the Kevin Benefield Musical Arts Scholarship is Judged

Applications are judged based on the authenticity of answers given and devotion to music. The answers should reflect a thorough introspection about the impact of music on the applicant’s life. The video quality is also assessed.

Why We Love the Kevin Benefield Musical Arts Scholarship


No essay requirement

Applicants are not required to write essays.


You get to show your personality

The video submission enables you to showcase your personality and just be yourself. Also, maintain high grades as they are part of the assessment process.


Winners meet the sponsors

The winner will meet the sponsor virtually.

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