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Criswell Memorial Scholarship


The $850 Criswell Memorial Scholarship was established by the Criswell family in honor of Ada businessman, Jerry Criswell. Jerry was an avid supporter of the arts and former president of the Ada Arts Council. The candidate must be a rising university senior, graduate student, or professional in the arts: theater, dance, visual arts, music, creative writing. The scholarship is to assist in their continuing education in their area of the arts. The amount of the award will be variable based on the income of the trust from the previous year. The committee reserves the right not to make an award if a qualified candidate does not apply, or to make multiple awards if it deems. The scholarship is open to all native or legal residents of Pontotoc County. If the candidate is not a resident, but one of their parents is a legal Pontotoc County resident, then the candidate can still apply.

*Please note that scholarship applications are due in late April. Deadlines will be posted each year

on this page.

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****Please note! The deadline for the Criswell Memorial Scholarship has been

extended to April 25, 2019, for our 2019 scholarships!