LTC David L. Evans Excellence in Leadership 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 administers the LTC David L. Evans Excellence in Leadership Scholarship to support undergraduate studies of Mississippi residents.

The annual scholarship offers $1,000 to a university student at Jackson State University. The scholarship is open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0.

Applicants are required to submit a 2–4 minute video answering a couple of questions. Applicants are to give a personal story that made the turning point in their view of discipline. Transcripts may be required after shortlisting.

Key Information of LTC David L. Evans Excellence in Leadership Scholarship

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Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools

Jackson State University

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LTC David L. Evans Excellence in Leadership Scholarship Timeline

February 2023

Application Opening Date

The application opens on February 1.

April 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on April 11.

June 2022

Awards Announcement Date

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: 3
  • 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 LTC David L. Evans Excellence in Leadership Scholarship


Prepare your answers

Even though you won’t write an essay, you need to prepare your answers. This is best done in writing. Think deeply about the prompts and try to find personal stories that best address them. Jot down the main ideas and use them as guides in 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 neutral background. 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 LTC David L. Evans Excellence in Leadership Scholarship is Judged

Applicants are judged based on their commitment to live a disciplined life through personal experience. Video quality is also assessed. Videos should have clear audio and video.

Why We Love the LTC David L. Evans Excellence in Leadership Scholarship


No essay requirement

Applicants are not required to write essays.


Past winning videos are available

Winning videos from previous years are available on the Project Impact MS Youtube channel.


The winner meets LTC Evans

The winner will meet LTC David virtually and converse with him.

5 Facts About LTC David L. Evans


He studied at Jackson State University

He received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Jackson State University.


He serves in the U.S. Army

He is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army and has served for more than 15 years.


He was promoted to LTC in 2019

After serving for several years, he received the promotion to Lieutenant Colonel on June 13, 2019


He’s bagged many military awards

He received the Bronze Star, three Army Commendation Medals, three Meritorious Service Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Overseas, Service Ribbon, and several other honors.


He believes in the power of kindness

He believes that random acts of kindness have the power to change the world.

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