Academic



Endowed Scholarships

The Steptoria Finner Endowed Scholarship

The scholarship award criteria are:

▪ Incoming full-time freshmen

▪ Graduate of Holly Springs High School

▪ Highest sum total of ACT score plus high school grade point average

▪ Need-based

▪ Six hundred dollars ($600) scholarship award per school year to two (2) students

▪ Award recipients decided by the Rust College Scholarship Awards Committee.

The Endowed “Bethesda” Scholarship

The Endowed “Bethesda” Scholarship in the amount of $2,500.00 to be awarded annually to students who meet the following criteria:

▪ US Citizen or International Student

▪ Maintain at least a “B” average

▪ Sophomore, Junior, Senior

▪ Must have unmet financial need and submit a letter explaining his or her circumstances leading up to their financial distress.

The Alice Fay Ware Payne Memorial Scholarship

The Alice Fay Ware Payne Memorial Scholarship” was established by her

husband of 45 years, Author, Cleveland Payne of Laurel Mississippi. The

scholarship will provide $2,500 annually to a female student who sings in the

Rust College A’Cappella Choir, has a financial need, exemplify good character

and maintain a minimum 2.25 grade-point-average.