Catalogue: Honors and Awards
HONORS AND AWARDS
Achievement in Accounting Award
The school of business presents the Achievement in Accounting Award to a graduating senior selected on the basis of character, potential growth and development, and academic accomplishment in the division.
Achievement in Business Award
The school of business presents the Achievement in Business Award to a graduating senior selected on the basis of character, potential growth and development, and academic accomplishment in the division.
The Barnabas Award
The Barnabas Award is given to the male theatre student who, in the opinion of the theatre faculty and peers, demonstrates the best of support and is always there to help get the job done.
Bess Caldwell Memorial Award
Belhaven University honors with the Bess Caldwell Memorial Award the junior who, in the judgment of the faculty, has exhibited throughout the year the greatest loyalty and service to his or her fellow students. Prior to 1985, this award was known as the Belhaven Christian Fellowship Award.
Bettye Quinn Service Award
Given annually to a senior KDE member in elementary or secondary education who exhibits a service-oriented character. Selected by KDE members.
Charles R. Rugg Scholar-Athlete Award
Each year the faculty and coaches at Belhaven University select the one student athlete who best exemplifies how we should use our mental, physical, leadership, and spiritual gifts to serve and uphold the ideals of Belhaven University.
Christian Ministries Award
The department of Christian ministries presents the Christian Ministries Award, which is based upon scholarship, leadership, and potential service in the field of Christian ministries, to a graduating senior majoring in Christian ministries.
Computer Science Award
This award is presented annually by the computer science department to the senior computer science major for outstanding academic achievement.
Elizabeth Spencer Creative Writing Award
Presented to the creative writing major or minor who has demonstrated excellence in writing over the past year.
Each year the faculty members of the department of English present this award to the outstanding graduate majoring in English.
Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award
This program is maintained to encourage and sustain student interest in the sciences. An award is given in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement in chemistry during the freshman year.
Guy T. Gillespie Memorial Award
Belhaven University presents the Guy T. Gillespie Memorial Award to the graduating senior who, in the judgment of the faculty, approximates most nearly the ideals of the College. Prior to 1985, the award was known as the Student Government Association Award. Presented at commencement.
Henry H. Bellamann Foundation Award
The Henry H. Bellamann Foundation Award is presented each year in memory of Henry and Katherine Bellamann to an outstanding student in the creative arts. The recipient is selected by a faculty committee headed by the chairman of the department of English.
History-Political Science Award
Each year the faculty members of the department of history and political science present this award to the outstanding senior majoring in history.
Hoogenakker Scholarship Award
The Jackson Alumnae Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon sponsors a scholarship award in honor of Miss Virginia Hoogenakker. This award goes each year to the freshman member of Mu Phi Epsilon with the highest scholastic average for the current session.
James W. Park Academic Achievement Award
The school of business presents this award to the student on each campus who has achieved the highest quality point index at Belhaven University while completing a baccalaureate degree in business. To qualify, a student must complete at least 50 semester hours at Belhaven University and must demonstrate exceptional leadership and moral integrity.
Julian E. Currie Memorial Missions Award
The Julian E. Currie Memorial Missions Award is presented by Dr. James T. Currie in memory of Dr. Currie's father, Mr. Julian E. Currie. This award is given annually to an outstanding student planning to enter the Christian mission field. The award was endowed by Mrs. Julian E. Currie, and the interest from the endowment and a plaque are given to the recipient each year.
Kingdom Transformation Music Award
The Kingdom Transformation Music Award is granted to a graduating Senior music major who demonstrates musical excellence and a strong commitment to use their musical gifts to foster cultural and personal transformation for the glory of God’s Kingdom.
The Kenneth Slaughter Academic Excellence Award
Awarded to a graduating KDE senior in elementary or secondary education who has the highest grade point average for work at Belhaven.
The Mathematics Award is presented annually by the department of mathematics to the outstanding senior mathematics major in recognition of effort and superior achievement in the field of mathematics.
Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants Award
The Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants gives an annual scholarship to an accounting graduate from the various colleges and universities in the state. This award is given in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and a strong desire to enter the field of public accounting.
Music Excellence Award
The Music Excellence Award is given to a rising senior music major exemplifying proper stewardship of artistic talent for the glory of God, demonstrating musical skill, Christian character, and zealous commitment to artistic discipline.
Mu Phi Epsilon Awards
The Epsilon Gamma chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon presents the Mu Phi Epsilon Awards to the freshman member who has the highest scholastic average for the year and to the senior music major who has the highest scholastic average for all college work.
Nancy McFarland Cobb Award
The Nancy McFarland Cobb Award is given annually to the art major who has, through interest, cooperation, and leadership, made the greatest contribution to the department of art during the current session.
National Kappa Delta Epsilon Award
Presented by the National KDE and awarded to an outstanding chapter member.
The Priscilla Award
The Priscilla Award is given to the female theatre student who, in the opinion of the theatre faculty and peers, demonstrates the best of support and is always there to help get the job done.
The department of psychology presents the Psychology Award to the graduating psychology major who has indicated the greatest potential for personal and professional growth.
Research Club Scholarship Award
The Research Club of Jackson, Mississippi, presents annually the Research Club Scholarship Award in memory of Isabel Bratton Crisler, wife of the late Dr. Julius Crisler, as an appreciation of her contributions to the spiritual, intellectual, and artistic life of Mississippi. This award is presented to the sophomore or junior who has demonstrated the greatest progress during the year in art, literature, music, or speech.
Student Leader Award
Presented annually by the school of education to a senior education student who has demonstrated the goal of the department to prepare competent teachers who demonstrate both academic excellence and professional knowledge while providing distinctive Christian leadership and service to those they teach.
Tri-B Service Award
Tri-B is a women's service organization which strives to foster the idea that Jesus Christ is Lord and we are only His tools for ministry within the body of Christ and the community at large. Each year Tri-B selects a senior female who most closely represents the above attitude.
The Trustees' Scholastic Award is presented by the Belhaven University board of trustees to the graduating senior who has the highest scholastic average. Only those students who have earned at least 106 semester hours at Belhaven are eligible for this award. Presented at commencement.
Who's Who In American Colleges Award
This award is presented annually to students who have distinguished themselves in leadership, academic excellence, and participation in campus activities.
SPONSORED AND ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS
The following sponsored and endowed scholarships have been provided by alumni, friends of the college, foundations, and other philanthropic agencies. These scholarships are awarded by the financial aid office, in keeping with the normal standards and/or the conditions laid down by the donor. Qualified students will be considered for these scholarships on the basis of the regular Belhaven University admission application and/or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The availability of any of the following scholarships in any academic year depends upon the availability of funds for the scholarship. Charles E. And Minerva T. Adams
Harold R. Barber Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1977 by the First Presbyterian Church of Gulfport, Mississippi, in memory of Harold R. Barber, a former member of the Belhaven University board of trustees and outstanding Christian layman. It is awarded to students from the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Dr. Helen Cannon Bernfield Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1998 in memory of Dr. Helen Cannon Bernfield. The scholarship will be awarded in the following order of preference: (1) to a female premedical student of good character, (2) to a student of good academic standing, or (3) to a student in financial need.
The Reverend and Mrs. Charles B. Boyles Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1986 by Mrs. Eliza B. Hewitt to honor her parents, Charles B. and Carra D. Boyles. This scholarship is awarded annually to a Belhaven graduate who is attending Reformed Theological Seminary.
Mary Margaret Coman Bennett Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2002 by James A. Bennett, Beverly Bennett Lee, and Jeanne Bennett Brinson to honor Mary Margaret Coman Bennett (Belhaven University, Class of 1948). The scholarship will be awarded to a Belhaven student who has demonstrated a commitment to leadership, citizenship, and scholarship and has documented financial need. The recipient must maintain a grade point average of 2.50 to be considered for a renewal of the scholarship.
Chaminade Caldwell-Middleton Scholarship
The Chaminade Club of Jackson sponsors a music scholarship honoring the memory of Mrs. John T. Caldwell and Mrs. T. A. Middleton, both of whom were long-time members of the faculty of the department of music. This scholarship is awarded annually to the rising senior music major who has the highest cumulative grade point average for the previous three years.
Central Presbyterian/Ruth Blackburn Scholarship
Established by Central Presbyterian Church of Jackson in memory of the church and Mrs. Ruth Blackburn, who was a member of the church and former professor at Belhaven University, this scholarship is to be awarded to needy students who are members of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. with first priority to those living in Mississippi.
Carol N. Church Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1995 by Mr. Robin Church, Dr. Rosalie Church Casano, and Mr. David A. Church to honor their mother, Carol N. Church. The scholarship is offered to a junior or senior elementary education major who demonstrates financial need and who maintains at least a 3.0 GPA.
Meredith Currie Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1982 by Dr. James T. Currie in memory of his daughter, Meredith (1977-1981). It goes annually to a student who plans a career of working with children.
Davenport-Spiva Academic Scholarship
These scholarships were established in 1986 by Mrs. Walter (Mary Davenport) Spiva of Jackson, Mississippi, in memory of her father, William A. Davenport, and her husband, Walter Y. Spiva. They are awarded to full-time students demonstrating outstanding academic achievement.
Lillie Barry Gillespie Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. G. T. Gillespie.
Graeber Foundation Scholarship
This fund is for students who have a documented financial need and who have outstanding leadership and academic records.
Joseph W. Hough Scholarship
In memory of Joseph W. Hough and his outstanding contributions to the business and civic life of Mississippi, The Joseph W. Hough Foundation established this scholarship for women majoring in any area of business or business education.
Bitsy Irby French Camp Scholarship
This scholarship, established by Mr. Stuart C. Irby, Jr. in honor of his wife Bitsy, is awarded to a deserving graduate of French Camp Academy.
Stuart C. Irby, Jr. Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1988 by Mr. Joseph H. Hutto in honor of Mr. Stuart C. Irby, Jr., and his dedication to French Camp Academy. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student who graduated from French Camp Academy.
Doris Fleming Kennedy Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1986 by Dr. and Mrs. Verne Kennedy in memory of Dr. Kennedy's mother, Doris Fleming Kennedy. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has enhanced the spiritual life of the student body.
Mrs. Catherine Kruidenier Teixeira, a member of the class of 1938, has established the Kruidenier scholarship in memory of her parents, Marianne Gordon Collins and Leonard Robert Kruidenier. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student in the Christian ministries department who plans to work in holistic Christian community development in an at-risk minority community.
Janice Brown Martin Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2002 by the family of Janice Brown Martin in her memory. The scholarship will be awarded annually to an elementary education major demonstrating an active evangelical Christian faith and need for financial assistance.
Connie A. McDonald Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1997 by Marvin and Pam McDonald in memory of their daughter, Connie A. McDonald, alumna of Belhaven University, class of 1991. The scholarship will be awarded annually in the following order of preference: (1) to a visually challenged student, (2) to a physically challenged student, (3) to a student studying a field related to visual or physical challenges, or (4) to a student who agrees to provide 40 hours of reading service to a visually challenged person for each year of the award. The recipient must maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
E. B. McGehee Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1989 by Mrs. Imogene McGehee in memory of her husband, Everett B. McGehee, a longtime member of Belhaven's board of trustees. The need-based scholarship provides assistance to students who would otherwise not be able to attend Belhaven.
Charles Read McIlwaine Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1972 by Mrs. Alice Wells McIlwaine Gillespie in memory of her husband, Charles Read McIlwaine. It is designated for a worthy student attending Belhaven University.
Sara Phyllis Muir Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Sara Phyllis (Sally) Muir, a 1980 graduate of Belhaven. The scholarship is awarded annually to a female Bible major who possesses superior intellectual gifts and who is an evangelical Christian in the Presbyterian and Reformed tradition.
Reverend and Mrs. George Decatur Mullendore Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1968 by the children of Reverend and Mrs. George D. Mullendore. It is awarded annually to a pre-ministerial student or a minister's son or daughter.
Mary Robinson Poole Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1994 by the family of Mary Robinson Poole to honor her memory. It is awarded annually to a needy junior or senior student.
Joan B. Smith Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mr. Marshall C. Smith, Jr. in memory of his wife, Joan B. Smith. Primary consideration is given to a student intending to a major in Christian ministries; must maintain a grade point average of 3.0; and must be able to demonstrate by word and deed that he or she is a committed Christian.
Mary McCravey Triplett and Cooper East Triplett Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1999 by Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Triplett, III and Mr. Don Triplett in memory of Mary McCravey Triplett and Cooper East Triplett, who were graduates of Belhaven University. This scholarship enables students from Scott County to attend Belhaven University and receive a Christ-centered education. It is awarded annually to students committed to the mission of the University, who are residents of Scott County for two years prior to submitting an application to the University, and are full-time, degree-seeking students with a minimum score of 20 on the ACT.
Major and Mrs. W. Calvin Wells Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1986 by the children of Major and Mrs. W. Calvin Wells. The scholarship is awarded annually to a needy student who has demonstrated high academic achievement.
Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship Grants
The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation provides scholarships for the education of needy and deserving Christian females who are residents of any of the following Southeastern states: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
Walter Benjamin Wilkes and Mary Lincoln Wilkes Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1972 by a bequest from the estate of Walter Benjamin Wilkes and Mary Lincoln Wilkes of Greenville, Mississippi.
YWCA of Jackson Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the YWCA of Jackson and is awarded to a woman who is a resident of Mississippi and has demonstrated a commitment to citizenship, scholarship, and the Church and has documented financial need.