Petal Education Foundation


    2018 Senior Scholarship Information


    The Petal Education Foundation is proud to post the listing of 64 college scholarships for PHS graduating seniors of 2018.  Applications may be downloaded by clicking below or picked up from the high school guidance office or the Foundation office in Central.  Please read the requirements carefully.  All applications are due in the Petal Education Foundation office by 2:00 p.m. on March 2, 2018.  PHS Scholarship/Honors Night is scheduled for May 15, 2018.

    For 2018 Scholarship Information Booklet Click Here
    For 2018  Scholarship Application Click Here
    Petal Education Foundation
    Board of Directors

    L to R  Front row,
    Dr. Matt Dillon
    Latousha Wilson
    Leann Swafford, Treasurer
    Ione Bond, President
    Valorie Wilson
    Leahne Lightsey, Executive Director
    Dr. Jerome Kolbo, Vice President
    Pat Causey
    L to R Back row,
    Todd Russell
    Chuck Harrell
    Anthony McCullum
    Tony Oswalt
    Margaret Kendrick
    Dr. Dustie Dunn
    Scott Holmes
    Not Pictured
    Andy Estess
    Kris Mangum
    The Petal School District Education Foundation was founded in 1987 with the future in mind.  Public schools in the United States are expected to do a better job educating our children with less money.
    Many public school systems have turned to not-for-profit foundations to help bridge the gap for enhanced educational opportunities.  Petal is proud to have one of the first Education Foundations in the state of Mississippi.  A gift to the Foundation ensures the donor will pass on an enduring legacy to future generations of our community's children.
    The Petal School District Education Foundation is guided by a seventeen member Board of Directors who are committed to the future of our children.  The School District Superintendent and the Foundation Director are standing non-voting members of the board.  The Foundation is incorporated for the sole purpose of generating funds and distributing them where they will do the greatest good for the children of the Petal School District.
    The primary purpose of the Petal School District Education Foundation is to enhance the quality of education in the Petal School District by providing private funding to have a positive impact on our public schools.
    The goal of the Foundation is to enhance the quality of education in the Petal School District by:
    • Rewarding students by providing scholarships to Petal High School graduates.
    • Encouraging innovative programs in the classroom by offering mini-grants for teachers.
    • Providing assistance to early childhood/early program.
    • Supporting the fine arts and athletic program.
Last Modified on December 18, 2017