Kid's Chance Awareness Week Proclamation
KIDS' CHANCE OF MISSISSIPPI SCHOLARSHIP FUND
What is Kids' Chance?
Kids' Chance of Mississippi is a scholarship fund established by the Mississippi Bar Foundation under the Administrative Law and Workers' Compensation Section of the Mississippi Bar to provide scholarships for children who have had a parent killed or permanently and totally disabled on the job. Kids' Chance of Mississippi provides scholarships for students to attend vocational/technical school or college. The fund brings together all those involved in workers' compensation issues: the legal, medical and business communities.
Who is eligible for Kids' Chance of Mississippi 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 for the scholarship. The scholarship is good for one year, but recipients may apply each year of school as long as they make satisfactory academic progress. In addition, applicants must demonstrate substantial financial need.
The Kids' Chance of Mississippi Scholarship Committee reviews all applications and recommends recipients to the foundation's board of trustees. The committee is made up of representatives from the legal community, the 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 from until May 1of each year. Applications and supporting information will not be accepted after the May 1 deadline. Scholarships will be awarded in late June of each year and announced soon thereafter. 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 sent to: Administrative Law and Workers' Compensation Section, Mississippi Bar Foundation, Post Office Box 2168, Jackson, Mississippi, 39225-2168.
University of Phoenix
The University of Phoenix donates a limited number of scholarships to spouses of deceased claimants. For more information about this scholarship contact Ms. Kathy West at: Kathy.West@appollogrp.edu.
As there is a large number of potentially eligible applicants, funds to establish and continue the scholarships are always needed. Any donation to the fund is tax deductible under Section 170 (c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code. If you wish to donate, please send your check made payable to the Mississippi Bar Foundation to: H. Byron Carter, III, Carter Law Firm, P.A. Post Office Box 720636, Jackson, Mississippi 39272-0636.