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The 2024 Ruby Jones Scholarship - $1,000


The Ruby Jones scholarship will help a young person from Coahoma 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 Coahoma County, Mississippi.


Selection Criteria: You must provide proof of acceptance to college, technical school, or an apprenticeship program. You must provide 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 a 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 August 31, 2024.  Receipt of submissions will be confirmed by email.  All submissions will be reviewed and a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in September 2024. Please note that the scholarship check will be sent to the student's account at their college or technical school.


If you have any questions, please contact Michael Maxey at

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