2024 Burdonne Young Scholarships Application

The Burdonne Young Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 in memory of Emma Burdonne Young (1914—2009). Known affectionately as “Ms. Memorial”, Ms. Young was a nurse for more than 50 years and started her career with Memorial Hospital at Gulfport in 1951. Over the years, Ms. Young received several awards in recognition of her service, including MHG Employee of the Year (1972). In 2011, she was inducted into the Mississippi Nurses’ Association Hall of Fame. Ms. Young’s legacy lives on today through the Burdonne Young Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to dependents of Memorial Hospital employees.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

  1. The Memorial Hospital Foundation will award six (6) $1,500 Burdonne Young Scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing healthcare-related or non-healthcare-related degrees.
  2. Applications are open to DEPENDENTS of Memorial employees who will be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a college or university in the fall of 2024.
  3. This scholarship is open to seniors in high school entering their first year of college and undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in a college or university.
  4. Only one scholarship per household will be awarded within the same calendar year.
  5. The scholarship is a one-time award. Prior recipients of the Burdonne Young Scholarship are not eligible to receive the scholarship again.
  6. All applications must be submitted through this online application. Handwritten or applications typed in another program will NOT be accepted.
  7. All required attachments must be submitted with the online application.
  8. The deadline for submitting a completed application is Friday, April 26th at 12 pm. Incomplete and/or late applications will NOT be accepted.
Applications will be reviewed by an anonymous scholarship committee. Recipients will be chosen based on application responses, GPA, ACT score, letters of recommendation, and financial need. Scholarship funds will be made payable to the college or university. Scholarship winners will be announced the week of May 20, 2024. We will host a scholarship reception for the recipients and up to two guests on Friday, June 7, 2024.
2024 Burdonne Young Scholarships Application

Memorial Employee Information

Applicant Information

Financial Information

Academic Information

Extracurricular, Personal and Volunteer Activities

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List the type of work and your role for the last two years.


Required Attachments

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Unofficial transcripts are accepted.
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I certify that the information contained in this application is correct to the best of my knowledge and I have reviewed my application with my parent/guardian.
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