To recognize a female student who embodies the spirit of Birdia Keglar through her displayed leadership ability in school and community activism. The recipient must be interested in attending a two or four-year College or university or currently in good standing with the college or university (i.e. registered as a full-time student and provides proof of enrollment).
The BK Day Committee will present a $500 scholarship.
Applicants must complete The BKL Scholarship Form:
Birdia Keglar Scholarship Form
Applicant must submit two letters of recommendation (one from a principal, counselor, or teacher and one from a community leader).
Applicant must write an essay on how they embody the attributes of Birdia Keglar through their leadership abilities and community involvement.
Applicant must be a resident of Tallahatchie County Mississippi
Essay must not exceed two pages (typed and double-spaced).
Attach essay and letters of recommendations to the scholarship application form.
Mail the completed application packet to:
Birdia Keglar Scholarship Committee
PO BOX 222
Charleston, MS 38921
You may also e-mail all required documents as an attachment to
Application must be received by May 1, 2017.
The scholarship winner will be recognized on May 27, 2017 during the BK Day Legacy Program.
Ms. Jasmine Turner
The recipient for the 2010 Birdia Keglar Legacy Scholarship Award is Jasmine M. Turner. Jasmine hails from Tippo, MS and is the daughter of Ms. Mary L. Turner. Jasmine graduated as Valedictorian of her 2010 class from Charleston High School with a 3.9 GPA out of a 4.00 grade scale and has a combined ACT score of 22. During her educational years Jasmine has received numerous highest achievement awards in all academic areas.
In 2010 Jasmine served as president of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Science Club and the Senior Class. She was homecoming queen in 2009 and 2010.
Jasmine is an active member of the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church; Because of her very strong community and church activities she also received the (Daughters of American Revolution) DAR Good Citizenship Award this year.
This young lady truly embodies the traits that would be admired by Mrs. Birdia Keglar.
Jasmine now attends the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), with a major in Pharmacy.
She has maintained a 3.5+ GPA. She is a member of the Ole Miss First organization and will remain a member for the next 3 years if a 3.0 is maintained. Her major is pre-pharmacy and she has two more years of pre-pharmacy classes before she begins the actual study of Pharmacy.
Jasmine says she is enjoying life and meeting new people at Ole Miss. The Birdia Keglar Scholarship was very much appreciated and was used towards her books pertaining to her major. She is grateful to be recognized for the scholarship; “The money doesn't compare to the meaning of the scholarship itself, even though it was helpful” Says Jasmine.
2011 BKL Scholarship Recipient
Ms. Shyneka Brown
Shyneka is a native of Charleston, Ms and the daughter of Mr. Timothy Tellis and Mrs. Amanda Tellis.
Shyneka is a 2014 graduate of Charleston High School with a 3.9 GPA. During her high school years she was a member of the National Honor Society, Future Educators of America, Future Christians of America, Vice President of her senior class, member of the Student Council and a member of the Yearbook Club. Shyneka's future plan is to attend Northwest Community College to major in Pre-Nursing with the ultimate goal of becoming a Pediatric Nurse.
2016 BK Legacy Scholarship Recipient
Ms. Jasmine Reed
Jasmine is a 2016 graduate of Charleston High School, graduating with a 3.98 GPA. Jasmine was senior class president and former vice president of the National Honor Society. Jasmine also participated in the Spanish Club, Science Club & Cheerleading.
Jasmine has been accepted and plans to attend the University of Mississippi the Fall of 2016.
Jasmine is a member of Abundant Harvest Church where she is a member of the Praise Dance Team. When I asked Jasmine, what were her favorite things to do, she replied. I enjoy socializing, cheering, doodling, and dancing.
Jasmine ended her essay with this statement "I proudly follow Birdia Keglar's example, and I will continue to do so in the future."
P. O. Box 222
Birdia Keglar Legacy Committee
Charleston, MS 38921
Phone: +1 313 5059710 +1 313 5059710
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