The Mississippi Scholars program in Jasper County includes East and West Jasper County plus 2 private schools. This year, 14 presenters made 265 presentations to 8th graders in the County. Students were required to write an essay on community service and participate in interviews with 18 professionals from the Rotary and business community.
Bay Springs Rotary Club Awards Luncheon was held at City Hall and recognized 39 Mississippi Scholars with a $250 scholarship totaling $9,750. High school students or county residents who reside in Jasper County have the opportunity to attend Jones County Junior College (JCJC) tuition free through the Jasper County Tuition Guarantee Program (JCTGP). The JCTGP program was approved by the Jasper County Board of Supervisors to create a pathway for the residents in Jasper County seeking to obtain a college education.
HOL-MAC CORPORATION President and COO Jamie Holder along with Founder Charles B. Holder, Jr. are supporters of Mississippi Scholars and Mississippi Scholars Tech Master. Charles B. Holder, Jr. is a member of the Mississippi Scholars Tech Master Council, which is designed to help Mississippi move forward to improve its workforce readiness by encouraging and recognizing students to pursue and meet specific standards in a tech-prep course of study.