Scholarship Information

 This scholarship was created in order 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).

Scholarship Awards:
The BK Day Committee will present a $1,000.00 scholarship.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • 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


Instructions:

  • Essay must not exceed two pages (typed and double-spaced).

 

  • Attach essay and letters of recommendations to the scholarship application form.

Application:

 


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

scholarship@birdiakeglarlegacy.org

Deadline:
Application must be received by May 1, 2019.
The scholarship winner will be recognized on June 1, 2019 during the Evening BK Legacy & Community Day Program.

 

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Birdia Keglar Scholarship Winners

2009 Sabrina Young

Sabrina Young is the daughter of Dora and Walter Young of Tallahatchie County, MS Graduate of Charleston, MS High School with a 3.60 GPA

2010 Jasmine 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.

2011 Jaleshia S. Meeks

 Jaleshia graduated in the 2011 class from Charleston High School with a 3.8 GPA out of a 4.00 grade scale and has a combined ACT score of 23.

2013 Kierra L. Taylor

Kierra is a 2013 graduate of Charleston High School with a 3.13 GPA . During her high school years she was a member of the Modern Language Club, the Science Club and the Yearbook Staff. Kierra's future plan is to become a registered nurse.

2014 Shyneka Brown

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.

2016 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.

2017 Erica Bradford

Erica is a 2017 graduate of Charleston High School, graduating with a 3.77 GPA. Erica was the president of the Student Council, a member of the National Honor Society, and she volunteers at Nursing Homes and Court Houses in her free time.

2018:  Erica Bradford & Ka’Nyetria Tellis

Erica a two time winner is a 2017 graduate of Charleston High School and is currently attending  Northwest MS Community College where she attained a GPA of 3.364 GPA  her freshmen year.

 

Ka'Nyetria is a 2018 graduate of Charleston High School, graduating with a 3.9 GPA
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2019: Erica Alexander Bradford

Erica  a graduate of Charleston High School in 2017, has now completed her second year at Northwest Community College graduating with an associate degree in Secondary Education.  While a student at Northwest Community College Erica, participated in programs such as ‘Going Green’ and ‘Your Heart’. Erica also served as a Resident Assistant. Erica plans to attend Holmes Jr. College this Fall and pursue a degree in Nursing . Erica's career goal is to become an Associate Travel Register Nurse. Erica is a triple winner of the BK Legacy Scholarship.

For Contact and Donations


P. O. Box 222
Birdia Keglar Legacy Committee
Charleston, MS 38921


Phone: +1 313 5059710 +1 313 5059710

E-mail: Birdiakeglarlegacy@gmail.com 

 

 

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