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Mr. Crump believed that "each new generation should do better than the one before." Inspired by Mr. Crump's conviction for every student to achieve their full potential, his dedication to education and his affinity for mathematices, the Frank Crump, Jr. Next Generation Scholarship was established. 


Scholarships are a one-time, non-renewable award that may be used to pay for tuition, books and student fees.  Awards are paid directly to the university from the scholarship fund held by Trustmark National Bank in Vicksburg, MS.


One high school senior will be awarded a $1000 scholarship. Additional scholarships are awarded contingent on funds raised during the annual fundraising campaign. Scholarships are awarded annually in May.




Scholarships are awarded to African American high school seniors in the Vicksburg Warren School District who intend to pursue engineering or other math-based majors.  Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and plan to enroll in an accredited university, college, community college, or vocational/trade school.  Qualified applicants must meet the following requirements:


  • Excel academically with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Demonstrate leadership 

  • Participate in extraurricula activities and community service





Scholarships include a 'pay-it-forward' requirement in which award recipients commit to mentor seniors in the next year's graduating class at their respective high schools.

Scholars will share tips on preparing for the ACT and SAT, navigating the college application process and how to search for scholarships.



  • November - March: Qualified students complete application

  • March 31:  Completed application packet due 

  • Mid-May:  Award recipients notified



Qualified applicants are required to submit a completed application packet that includes the following documents: 


  • Completed application form

  • College acceptance letter

  • Official high school transcript

  • ACT or SAT scores

  • Two signed letters of recommendation

  • Original essay that includes a personal biographical statement

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