Krewe of Phoenix scholars sought

Published 12:05 am Monday, February 2, 2015

Happy Mardi Gras, Miss-Lou.

The Krewe of Phoenix is in full swing with our “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.”

We are looking forward to our Phoenix parade Friday, Feb. 13, followed by our Grand Ball on Saturday, Feb. 14.

Email newsletter signup

Many people are unaware that the Krewe is involved in more than parades and parties. The Krewe of Phoenix awards the John S. Callon Scholarship each year to a deserving high school graduate in memory of our first king, Mr. Callon.

Information packets have been mailed to area guidance counselors. I am encouraging all graduating seniors to contact your guidance counselors and apply. Applicants should include a high school transcript, ACT or SAT score, letters of recommendation and a completed application and Krewe of Phoenix questionnaire.

A selection committee will evaluate the application based on the rubric that applicants can also get from their guidance counselors. The committee will also be looking at the difficulty level of the courses the applicant has taken, including AP courses and upper level sciences and math. Applicants should include any honors they have received such as class rank, valedictorian/salutatorian and awards.

The committee will look at involvement in extracurricular activities, arts, athletics, jobs, and leadership roles. Community service is important to the Krewe of Phoenix. The committee will want to know which community service projects applicants have been involved.

Applicants are also asked to include an essay explaining, “Why you want to continue your education and what you plan for your life.”

The application should be mailed no later than March 17. Please mail them to me at 302 Lambert St., Natchez, MS, 39120.

The committee will evaluate the applications and select the winner on March 20.

Applications received after March 17 will be ineligible.

Graduates, please contact your guidance counselors for applications. We look forward to awarding the John S. Callon Scholarship to a deserving Miss-Lou graduate.

Donations to the John S. Callon Scholarship in memory or honor of someone can be mailed to the above address.


Tanna Davis is the Krewe of Phoenix Scholarship Chairman.