All correspondence should be addressed to:

P. O. Box 2897 • Meridian, MS  39302

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Grants & Scholarships

Scholarships
Scholarship recipients are chosen by the institutions to which scholarship amounts

are awarded. Potential candidates should contact the institutions directly for an

application and guidelines.

 

The Charles L. Young, Sr. Scholarship - $1,000

2 awards annually in April

Contact: Newell Chapel C.M.E. Church

1400 13th Avenue • Meridian, MS 39301

 

 

Charles L. Young, Sr. Cosmetology Scholarship - $1,100

Two awards annually, one in the Fall and the other in the Spring

Contact: Meridian Community College School of Cosmetology

910 Hwy. 19 North • Meridian, MS 39307

 

 

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship - $1,000

3 Awards annually during Martin Luther King, Jr. Program

Contact: Meridian Community College Foundation

910 Hwy. 19 North • Meridian, MS 39307

 

 

The Charles & Doretha Young Scholarship - $1,000

Two awards annually in April

Contact: Meridian High School

2320 32nd St. • Meridian, MS 39305

 

Grants

In an effort to continue with our founder’s philanthropic mind set, the trustees of the Charles L. Young, Sr. Foundation are pleased to announce 2 new grants.  These grants will be awarded in 2019, 2020 and 2021.  Each grant recipient(s) will be announced and notified between May 1st and May 15th each year.  Applications are excepted all year, but to be considered for current year, application must be received in P.O. Box 2897, Meridian, MS 39302 no later than April 15th of that year.  The grants along with their guidelines are listed below.

Summer Reading Program

1)    Grant if awarded to existing program, grant should not exceed 30% of project (or organizational) budget. 

2)    Total amount awarded by the Charles L. Young, Sr. Foundation is $8,000 over 2 years.

3)    Grant if awarded to fund a new or existing project/program, dollar for dollar matching funds are required. 

4)    Labor such as volunteer tutors may be used in place of matching funds.  If labor is used a 2 for 1 is required. 

5)    1- and 2-year projects are eligible. 

6)    Befits and services must be provided in Lauderdale County.

7)    Befits and services must be awarded to Lauderdale County residents.

 

Summer Internship

1)    Grant if awarded to existing program, grant should not exceed 30% of project (or organizational) budget. 

2)    Total amount awarded by the Charles L. Young, Sr. Foundation is $1,500 per internship, per summer.

3)    Grant if awarded to fund a new or existing project/program, dollar for dollar matching funds are required. 

4)    Must hire student enrolled in a school located in Lauderdale County.

5)    Student must be between 16 – 22 years old.

6)    Student can be full time or part time.

7)    Employment must be a minimum of 3 weeks and maximum of 8 weeks.

8)    Grant pays up to $6.00hr, employer must pay equal amount requested.

9)    Funds awarded within 30 days of submission of time worked.

 

 

Please contact Sandy Young at asysk2@gmail.com with any question.

 

We look forward to the opportunity of working with you.