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The Laurice Lanier Scholarship in the amount of $10,000 is granted to two college freshman who are residents of Jackson, TN. The recipient's college should be their choice and does not have to be a Jackson, TN college. The Scholarship is to assist individuals who have persevered and overcome a hardship/catastrophic event. The applicant must complete the online application and download all required documents to be considered. 


  • Online Scholarship Form must be completed

  • High School GPA 2.5 - 4.0

  • High School Transcript 

  • College Acceptance Letter

  • (1) Letter of Recommendation

  • 500 Word Essay - Please explain a personal hardship or catastrophic life event that you have experienced. How did you manage to overcome this obstacle? What did you learn and how did grow from it? 

Submissions begin June 1, 2020

Deadline is June 30, 2020 at 12 am

Recipients will be announced July, 15, 2020


For more information and to complete the scholarship form and download the required documents, go to

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