MORA Scholarship Application Period Now Open

September 19, 2019

MORA will award seven scholarships totaling $11,265 including:

  • Allie Carruth Memorial Scholarship ($5,000)
  • Walker Wilbanks Memorial Scholarship ($2,265)
  • Matthew Gaskin Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)
  • Annie Lucious Gift of Life Scholarship ($1,000)
  • Dr. Shirley Schlessinger Scholarship ($1,000)
  • Two $500 Scholarships

Scholarship Guidelines (*Excludes Walker Wilbanks Scholarship):

  1. The student must be a graduating senior from an accredited Mississippi high school.
  2. After graduation from high school, the student must be accepted by or have intentions of fall enrollment in either a junior college or university in the state of Mississippi.
  3. A GPA of 2.5 or higher
  4. Two letters of recommendation: one from a school teacher and one from an adult of your choice.
  5. An essay of 300 to a maximum of 750 words will be required on one of the following topics:
    • Why you are a registered organ and tissue donor
    • The importance of encouraging others to be an organ and tissue donor
    • How have you or your family been affected by organ and tissue donation or by transplantation of organs  and /or tissue
    • Why you want to be an organ and tissue donor

MORA 2019-2020 Scholarship Application

Deadline: Friday, November 8, 2019

Email your application to sbonds@msora.org or mail to

Susan Bonds

c/o MORA

499 Gloster Creek Suite F1

Tupelo, MS 38801

Scholarship winners will be notified in the spring of 2020.

Walker Wilbanks Memorial Scholarship Guidelines:

An administrator, faculty or staff may nominate a high school senior attending a college or university Fall 2020 by submitting a one page letter on behalf of a student based on his or her character traits (i.e. courage, integrity, accountability, respect, responsibility, concern for others, etc.).

Submit the 2019-2020 Walker Wilbanks Memorial Scholarship Application and letter via email to sbonds@msora.org or mail to:

Susan Bonds

c/o MORA

499 Gloster Creek Suite F1

Tupelo, MS 38801

Deadline: November 8, 2019