billy d. young memorial

scholarship

2021

ABOUT

WHO CAN APPLY?

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selection CRITERIA

Mr. Billy D. Young

The MidSouth Chapter of the ITPA is offering the Billy D. Young Memorial Scholarship program in an effort to support fellow telecommunications workers in educating their dependent children. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Young dedicated his career to telecommunications, working with several companies in Mississippi and Alabama. The scholarship was established in his memory to support current high school seniors and undergraduate college students who are dependent children or grandchildren of an employee of a TELSE member company or the ITPA Mid-South Chapter. This scholarship is made available through the MidSouth Chapter and is supported by the individual Pioneer Clubs in the chapter. 

The MidSouth Chapter is pleased to announce the 2021 Awards:

1: $5,000 Award

2: $3,000 Awards

up to 18:  $1,000 Awards

 

who can apply?

  1.  Current high school seniors or undergraduate college students.

  2.  High school applicants must anticipate graduation from secondary school during the academic year in which application is made, and must be planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post secondary institution.

  3.  Undergraduate college students must be enrolled full-time in an accredited U.S. post secondary institution. 

  4.  Applicants must be dependents of an employee of a TELSE member company or a MidSouth Chapter ITPA member.

  5.  U.S. Citizens. 

*Previous applicants who have not been awarded the scholarship

and are currently attending college may apply. 

 

how do i apply?

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28, 2021

All completed applications must be postmarked no later than February 28, 2021 or emailed no later than 11:59 p.m. February 28, 2021.

1. SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

1. APPLICATION

download application here

2. CURRENT PHOTOGRAPH

-  4" x 6" or larger

-  .JPEG FORMAT

3. ORIGINAL ESSAY

-  download essay format here

2. SUBMIT TO:

Kim Smith

Billy D. Young Telephone

Pioneer Memorial Scholarship

P.O. Box 278

Meadville, MS 39653

or

ksmith@franklintelephone.com

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

Selection of each scholar occurs in two phases, beginning the first of every year and culminating in the spring with the announcement of the award recipient. Selection of pioneer scholars is based on a number of factors with special emphasis on each individual's character, personal merit, and background. Merit is demonstrated in a variety of ways: leadership in school, civic, and other extracurricular activities; academic achievement; and motivation to serve and succeed in all endeavors. Selection will be sensitive to the economic backgrounds of applicants, reflecting as much as possible the demographic profiles of the various selection of areas. A  schedule of key dates is below:

Phase 1:  All applications submitted by the postmark deadline are evaluated in order to select up to 21 finalists, dispersed proportionately across the Mid-South Chapter serving area.  

Phase 2: All applications are reviewed by an independent selection panel (to include the Board of Directors but not limited to this group only) according to criteria established by the Mid-South Chapter, and the award recipients are announced at the Mid-South Chapter Summer Convention.