Scholarships

Growing a strong automotive workforce is essential to the health of the automotive industry in our state. Providing support and opportunity is one way MAMA and its members can secure its future workforce. Since 2006, the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association has awarded $225,000 in scholarships to students studying automotive-related fields at Mississippi’s community colleges and universities.

In 2015, the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association provided funds to the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Educational Foundation. The Foundation was established to grow the opportunities for raising more funds for scholarships. The Foundation, due to an increase in fundraising proceeds from MAMA, increase the scholarship program to three additional community colleges in northeast Mississippi.

Current partner schools are East Central Community College, East Mississippi Community CollegeHinds Community College, Holmes Community College, Itawamba Community College, and Northeast Community College.

Mississippi State University and The University of Mississippi are the two university partners.

2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients

University of Mississippi – $2,500 each
Peter Dowling
Oxford, MS
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Jarrett Mitchell Simmons
Encinitas, CA
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Mississippi State University – $2,500 each
James Allan Grant
Starkville, MS
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Brannon Berryman
Olive Branch, MS
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Holmes Community College – $1,500 each
Logan Ledbetter
Lexington, MS
Major: Industrial Technology

Rodney Allen
Maben, MS
Major: HVAC

Hinds Community College – $1,500 each
Patrick Luper
Crystal Springs, MS
Major: Drafting & Design Technology

William Justice Munn
Sumrall, MS
Major: Diesel Power Technology

East Central Community College – $1,500 each
Larry Reed
Decatur, MS
Major: Drafting & Design Technology

Thomas Peyton Penson
Collinsville, MS
Major: Automotive Technology

Itawamba Community College – $1,500 each
Marquez Thomas Lawrence
Houston, MS
Major: Collision Repair

Charles West
Ecru, MS
Major: Collision Repair

Northeast Mississippi Community College – $1,500 each
Justin Seth Jackson
Ripley, MS
Major: Diesel Power Technology

Matthew Mark Walker
Middleton, TN
Major: Diesel Power Technology

East Mississippi Community College – $1,500 each 
Matthew Walsh
Starkville, MS
Major: Automotive Services Technology

James D. Miles
Meridian, MS
Major: Automotive Services Technology

 

2016-2017 Scholarship Recipients

University of Mississippi – $2,000 each
Bryan Kyle Parton
Oxford, MS
Major: Chemical Engineering

Tyler Thompson
Madison, MS
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Mississippi State University – $2,500 each
Jasmeen Luckey
Hattiesburg, MS
Interest: Engine design and manufacturing & Quality control/assurance. Has Co-Oped with Honda Manufacturing.

James “Derek” Reeves
Columbus, MS
Interest: Automation & Control Systems in manufacturing. Has Co-Oped with Yokohama tires.

Holmes Community College – $1,500 each
Cori Arendale
Winona, MS
Major: Welding

Todd Ingle
Flora, MS
Major: Collision Repair

Hinds Community College – $1,500 each
Elisha Palmer
Crystal Springs, MS
Major: HVAC

Marcelle Whisenton
Jackson, MS
Major: HVAC

East Central Community College – $1,500 each
Thomas Peyton Penson
Collinsville, MS
Major: Automotive Technology

Zachary Tyler Richardson
Lawrence, MS
Major: Heating & Air Conditioning

Itawamba Community College – $1,500 each
Shelby Hannah Bobo
Tishomingo, MS
Major: Automotive Technology

Hunter C. Fletcher
Baldwyn, MS
Major: Precision Manufacturing & Machine Technology

Northeast Mississippi Community College – $1,500 each
Jesse Bradford Leonard
Corinth, MS
Major: Diesel Technician

Russell Boren
Booneville, MS
Major: Automotive Mechanics & Service Technology

East Mississippi Community College – $1,500 each 
Leedward Jefferson
Starkville, MS
Major: Automotive Mechanics/Automotive Services

James D. Miles
Meridian, MS
Major: Automotive Mechanics/Automotive Services

2015-2016 Scholarship Recipients

University of Mississippi – $2,500 each
Stuart Woods
Oxford MS Mechanical Engineering w/Emphasis in Manufacturing

Harleigh E. Huggins
Accounting with Minor in Manufacturing Engineering

Mississippi State University – $2,500 each
Rachael Shea Creely
Madison MS Industrial Engineering

Leigh Ayers
Starkville MS Industrial Engineering

Holmes Community College – $1,500 each
Grayson Morris Jobe
Sallis MS Welding

Jonathan Bell
Coffeeville MS Drafting and Design

Hinds Community College – $1,500 each
Wesley Campbell
Florence MS Automotive Technology

DeRontay Bell
Jackson MS Automotive Technology

East Central Community College – $1,500 each
Alexander Eli Moore
Little Rock MS Engineering

Jarod Braggs
Forest MS Engineering

Itawamba Community College – $1,500 each
Josh Atkinson
Mantachie MS Precision Manufacturing

Joshua Simmons
Saltillo MS Colllision Repair

Northeast Mississippi Community College – $1,500 each
Benjamin C. Ausburn
Myrtle MS Automotive Mechanics

Kenneth D. Lenz
Corinth MS Automotive Mechanics

East Mississippi Community College – $1,500 each 
Tanner D. Bailey
Calhoun City MS Welding and Fabrication

James W. White
Starkville MS Drafting and Design

 

 

2014 MAMA Scholarship Recipients

East Central Community College – $1,500 per student
David D. Banks
Major – Automotive Technology

Eduardo Santillan
Major- Engineering

East Mississippi Community College:$1,500 per student
Alfred Hill
Major- Automotive Services Technology

Harold Smith
Major- Welding and Fabrication Technology

Hinds Community College: $1,500 per student
Joshua M. McGee
Major – Welding

Trevon Rucker
Major – Auto mechanics

Holmes Community College: $1,500 per student
Charles D. Davis
Major – Electrical Engineering

Robert E. Holmes Jr
Major – Industrial Maintenance

Itawamba Community College: $1,500 per student
Wesley Makade Rodgers
Major – Industrial Maintenance Technology

Dan Lee Turner
Major- Electrical Technology

Northeast Mississippi Community College: $1,500 per student
Larry W. Roach, Jr.
Major- Automotive Technology

Tate Alan Maness
Major- Automotive Technology

Mississippi State University: $2,500 per student
Christopher Cullum
Major- Industrial and Systems Engineering

Chris Crosby
Major- Industrial and Systems Engineering

University of Mississippi: $2,000 per student
Jacob Dylan James Moorhead
Major- Mechanical Engineering w/emphasis in manufacturing

Lisa Schalk
Major- Accounting; Minor – Manufacturing Engineering

2013 MAMA Scholarship Recipients

East Central Community College: $1,500 per student

Cody Smith
Carthage, MS
Major – Engineering

Wesley Hines
Lake, MS
Major – Electrical Engineering

Holmes Community College: $1,500 per student

Allen Campbell
Flora, MS
Major – HVAC

Freddie Borganelli
Isola, MS
Major – Drafting & Design

Hinds Community College: $1,500 per student

Sherry L. Haughton
Pearl, MS
Major – Automotive Technology (Auto Mechanics)

Robert Tyler Prestwood
Terry, MS
Major – Automotive Technology (Auto Mechanics)

University of Mississippi – Oxford
Center for Manufacturing Excellence: $2,000 per student

Jacob Dylan James Moorhead
Water Valley, MS
Major – Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Manufacturing

Lisa Schalk
University, MS  38655
Major:  Accounting
Minor:  Manufacturing Engineering

Mississippi State University: $2,500 per student

Kelley Marie Kohler
Mississippi State, MS
Major – Industrial Engineering

Lee Harris Sargent
Madison, MS  39110
Major – Electrical Engineering 

 

 

2012 MAMA Scholarship Recipients

Holmes Community College: $1,500 per student

Roger C. Myers
McCool, MS
Major – HVAC / Heating/Air

Emily Ann Pee
Kosciusko, MS
Major – Drafting and Design – Engineering Technology

Hinds Community College: $1,500 per student

Terrell Berry
Jackson, MS
Major – Automotive Technology

Justin C. Luckett
Utica, MS
Major -Industrial Technology / Engineering

East Central Community College: $1,500 per student

Jack Vowell
Louisville, MS
Major –  Engineering

Aaron Cooper
Decatur, MS
Major –  Engineering

Mississippi State University
Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems: $2,500 per student

Benjamin S. Campbell
Starkville, MS
Major – Industrial and Systems Engineering

Joseph Galvin Tolbert
Lucedale, MS
Major – Mechanical Engineering

University of Mississippi – Oxford
Center for Manufacturing Excellence: $2,000 per student

Jacob Moorhead
Water Valley, MS
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Caroline B. Williams
University, MS
Major – Accounting with Minor in CME

 

 

2011 MAMA Scholarship Recipients

Holmes Community College: $1,500 per student

Roger C. Myers
McCool, MS
Major – HVAC / Heating/Air

Emily Ann Pee
Kosciusko, MS
Major – Drafting and Design – Engineering Technology

Hinds Community College: $1,500 per student

LaBryan Knight
Jackson, MS
Major – Automotive Technology

Jacqueline D. German
Edwards, MS
Major – Automotive Technology

East Central Community College: $1,500 per student

Steve Strehle
Noxpater, MS
Major – Mechanical Engineering

Robert Wyatt
Decatur, MS
Major – Mechanical Engineering

Mississippi State University: $2,500 per student

Margaret E. Devine
Starkville, MS
Major – Industrial Engineering

Joseph Galvin Tolbert
Lucedale, MS
Major – Mechanical Engineering

 

 

 

2010 MAMA Scholarship Recipients

Holmes Community College: $1,500 per student

Caleb Malone Kellum
Brandon, MS
Major- Engineering Technology / Construction

Forrest Ganes Bankston
North Carrollton, MS
Major – Collision Repair Technology

East Central Community College: $1,500 per student

James Cumberland
Union, MS
Major – Engineering

Tony Sistrunk
Walnut Grove, MS
Major – Engineering

Hinds Community College: $1,500 per student

Andrew Lawrence Hilliard
Jackson, MS
Major – Drafting

Joshua Michael Magee
Brandon, MS
Major – Collision Repair Technology

Mississippi State University: $2,500 per student
Joseph G. Tolbert
Starkville, MS
Major – Mechanical Engineering

Margaret E. Devine
Major – Industrial Engineering

 

 

 

2009 MAMA Scholarship Recipients

Holmes Community College: $1,500 per student

Caleb Kellum
Brandon, MS
Major- Engineering Tech/Architectural

William Cody Bardwell
Grenada, MS
Major- Engineering Tech / Drafting & Design

Hinds Community College: $1,500 per student

Kyle Simmons
Jackson, MS
Auto Mechanics

Justin T. Pickle
Florence, MS
Collision Repair

East Central Community College: $1,500 per student
Zack Darby
Noxapater, MS

Kevin Lew
Enterprise, MS

Mississippi State University: $2,500 per student

Will Whittington
Starkville, MS
Major – Automotive Transmission Design

Nicholas Usry
Brandon, MS,
Major – Power Train Design

 

 

 

2008 MAMA Scholarship Recipients

East Central Community College: $1,500 per student
Daniel Johnson
Major – Engineering

Jaqualine Ward
Major – Engineering

Hinds Community College: $1,500 per student
Brian Sipes
Major – Engineering
John Hulitt
Major – Engineering

Holmes Community College: $1,500 per student
Jonathan Weeks
Major – Engineering

Lorenzo Aju
Major – Computer Technology

Mississippi School for Math and Science
Tommy Doughty
Jonathan Harper

 

 

 

2007 MAMA Scholarship Recipients

East Central Community College: $1,500 per student
Nathan Chaney
Zach Pillsbury

Hinds Community College: $1,500 per student
Jacob Davis Anders
Donna Lynn Stauts

Holmes Community College: $1,500 per student
Andrew Carpenter
David Stewart

Mississippi State University: $2,500 per student
Anna Jane Hood
Ms Kyle White

 

 

 

2006 MAMA Scholarship Recipients

Mississippi School for Math and Science: $5,000 per student
Russell Aaron Autin

East Central Community College: $1,000 per student
Adam Alexander Brown
Charles Melvin Hayes

Holmes Community College: $1,000 per student
Peter Peacock
David Stewart

Hinds Community College: $1,000 per student
Joseph O’Brien