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Education Awards Program

The Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce recognizes the best and brightest students and educators in Lowndes County at its annual Education Awards Program. Corporate scholarships, Outstanding Senior awards, Highest Grade Point Average awards, and Teachers of the Year are presented. The Chamber partners with local businesses annually to award scholarships to deserving high school seniors. Applications for awards are reviewed by the Education Committee, based on need and parameters set by the committee. Students are presented certificates at the program and funds are submitted to the university of their choice. 

Education Awards Program Luncheon:

The Education Awards Program will take place on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at 11:30 AM. This luncheon will be held at the Mississippi University for Women Hogarth-Pope Banquet Room.

To register for the Education Awards Program, please click here

The Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer scholarships sponsored by Chamber members for high school seniors graduating from any school within the boundaries of Lowndes County, Mississippi.

Recipients must meet the following criteria:
1. Entering freshman in any university, college, or community college as a full-time student for the forthcoming fall semester.
2. Must score at least 21 on the ACT exam and have a minimum 3.0 GPA for their senior year.
3. Must demonstrate financial need and provide a completed Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Deadline for Submission: March 8, 2019
Click here download the Scholarship Application

The Dixie Butler "True Grit" Scholarship: 

Recipients must meet the following criteria:
1. Recipient must have a cumulative grade point average between a B or a C.

Deadline for Submission: March 8, 2019
Click here to download The Dixie Butler "True Grit" Application