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The $500 Nancy Carpenter Dempsey scholarship will be provided to help a young person from Grenada County, Mississippi, attend college (2 or 4 year), technical school or an apprenticeship program.  Please see the information below.


Geographic Location: You must be a resident of Grenada County, Mississippi.


Selection Criteria: You must provide proof of acceptance to college, technical school or an apprenticeship program. As part of the selection process, our selection panel will review a 500 word or less essay describing the challenges you have overcome to move forward with your education.  The essay should be on the following theme: “What is the biggest obstacle I have overcome in life and what did I learn from it?”  


Submission Process: Please submit your essay along with your name, mailing address and proof of enrollment in college, technical school or apprenticeship program to Michael Maxey (email: or mailed to The Marie Maxey Foundation, 5525 Talon Court, Fairfax, Virginia 22032.


Deadline for Submission: All submissions must be received by September 30, 2023.  Receipt of submissions will be confirmed by email.  All submissions will be reviewed and a $500 scholarship will be awarded on October 2023.


If you have any questions, please contact Michael Maxey at

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