OLJ Scholarship

This Memorial Scholarship is established to honor the memory of our beloved mother, Mrs. Ora L. Jones, who passed away on May 30, 2011 from Congestive Heart Disease. Throughout her life she significantly impacted and influenced countless individuals by rendering sacrificial service. This scholarship is established with the following goal in mind: to helpĀ educateĀ a child in order toĀ motivateĀ them to live out the principles modeled by our mother so that they canĀ demonstrateĀ a life of service by reaching back and helping somebody else along lifeā€™s journey.

To be awarded to: a High School Graduate of Shelby County or a surrounding area.


1. Ā Must have an acceptance letter to either a 2 yr or 4 yr College or University.
2. Ā Must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
3. Ā Must submit a 1000 word typed essay which depicts the importance of the scholarship and describesĀ how they will use their education to give back to the community.
4. Ā Must provide a cover letter with the following:

a. Ā Full name
b. Ā Address, phone number, email, and name of high school you graduated from.
c. Ā A brief biography about yourself.

Deadline for entry: April 16, 2016

Scholarship to be awarded: by May 14, 2016
3 Scholarships awarded: $1,000 minimum each

Go to www.orajonesfoundation.org to apply.

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