Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship deadline March 31, 2019

High School Senior Scholarship

The Junior Auxiliary of Desoto County is a non-profit organization with interest in rendering charitable services to the people of Desoto County.  Special emphasis is placed on child welfare.  These scholarships, as well as all projects operated by Junior Auxiliary of Desoto County, are primarily funded by our annual charity event.

The Junior Auxiliary of Desoto County has three $1,000 scholarships available each spring for DeSoto County resident graduates of local high schools. The scholarships will be presented to each student to further his/her education by attending a college, university, vocational/technical, or nursing school. These scholarships are limited to students planning to enroll in a full-time program with a minimum of twelve semester hours with an emphasis on a child related field of study. The deadline for returning completed applications will be announced in the spring semester each year. Please watch the website for details.  Applications will also be available through your high school counselor.


1. Two letters of recommendation, with one being from school personnel.

2. High school transcript. 

3. One page essay on why this scholarship is important to you and how it applies to your future goals.


Consideration will be given to volunteer service in school, church, or community activities. The money will be paid directly to the appropriate institution following verification of the student’s enrollment. A committee of Junior Auxiliary of Desoto members will judge the applications and announce the winners each spring.

Please mail your application along with all supporting documents to:

JA Desoto Scholarship Application
Attn: JA Scholarship Chairman
4626 Pleasant Breeze Dr.
Olive Branch, MS 38654

If you have any questions, please email the Scholarship Chair at jadcscholarship@gmail.com.


Click here for the high school scholarship application.

Stacy Browning Memorial Scholarship

The Junior Auxiliary of DeSoto County 2019 Stacy Browning Memorial Scholarship is in the total amount of $1,000.00. Five hundred dollars of the scholarship will be used for the Fall 2017 semester and the remaining five hundred dollars of the scholarship will be used for the Spring 2018 semester. The applicant should be a DeSoto County resident, at a junior, senior, or graduate level. The student should be attending the DeSoto Center majoring in an area that will directly benefit the children of DeSoto County.

Please include with your application form a one page typed essay and a one page typed resume. The essay should describe your desire to pursue a degree that will directly impact the lives of children in DeSoto County. Please include your future goals and aspirations that this degree would allow you to pursue. More information about deadlines will be released in early 2019.


Click here for the Stacy Browning memorial scholarship application.

NAJA Scholarship

HISTORY OF NAJA SCHOLARSHIP
Begun in 1962, the NAJA Scholarship Program has awarded more than 464 grants totaling over $997,859.00 for graduate study in fields which address the special needs of children and youth. The Betty W. Robbins Endowed Scholarship was established in 1995 by the Robbins family in memory of Betty Robbins of Ruston, Louisiana, who served the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc. as Director of Region V, First Vice-President and President (1992-1993). Contributions from Junior Auxiliary Chapters, the National Association, memorials, and honorary gifts from individuals and groups support the Program. The Robbins family makes matching funds available annually to challenge Chapters to increase their support of scholarship.

Please include with your application form a one page typed essay and a one page typed resume. The essay should describe your desire to pursue a degree that will directly impact the lives of children in DeSoto County. Please include your future goals and aspirations that this degree would allow you to pursue. The deadline information for 2019 will be set by NAJA later this year.

Applicant Qualifications

  • Be a graduating senior of a DeSoto County School
  • Planning to major in a child related field of study
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA in high school

Click here for instructions on how to apply for the NAJA Scholarship.

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