Kids’ Chance of Mississippi will announce this years Scholarship winner(s) this month. Below is information obtained from the brochure from the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission:
What is Kid’s Chance of Mississippi Scholarships?
Kids’ Chance of Mississippi is a scholarship fund established by the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Mississippi Bar Association through the Mississippi Bar Foundation to provide scholarships for children who have had a parent killed of permanently and totally disabled from an on-the-job accident.
Kids’ Chance of Mississippi provides scholarships for students to attend vocational/technical schools, colleges or universities. This fund brings together all those involved in workers’ compensation issues: the legal, medical and business communities.
Which children are eligible for the scholarships?
Mississippi residents between the ages of 17 and 23 who have had a parent killed or permanently and totally disabled in an accident that is compensable under the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Act may apply. The scholarship is good for one year, but recipients may re-apply each year of school as long as they make satisfactory academic progress. In addition, applicants must demonstrate substantial financial need.
The Kids’ Chance Scholarship Committee reviews all applications and recommends recipients to the Mississippi Bar Foundations’ Board of Trustees. The committee is made up of representatives from the legal community, medical profession, insurance companies and insured employers. Through the caring contributions of various members of the community, Kids’ Chance of Mississippi is able to give young people a chance to further their education.
The time period for submitting completed applications and all supporting documents with respect to scholarships for each year runs until May 1 of each year. Applications and supporting information will not be accepted after the May 1 deadline. Scholarships will be awarded in June of each year. The amount of each Kids’ Chance of Mississippi Scholarship awarded is decided by the Scholarship Committee; the amount of the scholarship(s) awarded is undetermined at this time. The application and required documents should be submitted to:
Workers’ Compensation Section, Mississippi Bar Foundation
P.O. Box 2168
Jackson, MS 39225
For more information regarding Kids’ Chance, please visit www.kidschance.org