The purpose of the Darrell Burnham Memorial Scholarship is to provide an annual scholarship to a deserving graduate from Forrest, Jones or Lamar County who will be majoring in Math or Engineering with first preference given to students going to Mississippi State University or The University of Southern Mississippi. This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Darrell Burnham.
The recipient will be a person graduating with a sound record of achievement in his or her studies and of outstanding school citizenship. This annual award will also include recognition of leadership ability by selecting a graduate who has taken initiative in school activities and/or organizations that contribute to an improved quality of life for the greater community.
The Darrell Burnham Memorial Scholarship Fund will make available a one-time scholarship in the amount to be determined each year to a qualified candidate who will attend an accredited, two and/or four year, college or university. The recipient will be selected by a Scholarship Advisory Committee.
This scholarship will be awarded in May of each year.
In making a decision, the Scholarship Advisory Committee will use the following criteria:
A) Residence in Forrest, Lamar or Jones County in the state of Mississippi
B) Students with plans to major in the studies of Math or Engineering
C) First Preference will be given to students going to Mississippi State University or The University of Southern Mississippi
D) Leadership Skills
E) Good citizenship
F) Scholastic ability
G) Acceptance of the recipient by an accredited college or university