Kids’ Chance

kids' chanceKids’ Chance of MS

Scholarship Fund

Kids’ Chance of Mississippi Scholarship Fund is a non-profit charitable scholarship fund created in 2000 by the Workers’ Compensation Section of The Mississippi Bar to provide financial support for the education of children of employees who either die or are permanently disabled as a result of a work-related accident covered under the jurisdiction of the Mississippi Workers, Compensation Act. Eligibility requirements are (a) Mississippi residents (b) between the ages of 17 and 23 (c) who have had a parent killed or permanently and totally disabled in an accident that is compensable under the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Act. The applicant must demonstrate substantial financial need. The majority of scholarships granted are tuition-only scholarships to vocational/technical schools or colleges. The scholarships awarded are good for one year, but the recipient may apply each year of school as long as they make satisfactory academic progress.

Scholarship recipients are selected by the Kids’ Chance of Mississippi Scholarship Committee, made up of representatives of the legal community, the medical profession, insurance companies, vocational rehabilitation professionals, self-insured pools and self-insured employers and labor. Tim Crawley, Esquire, of Anderson, Crawley & Burke, is the scholarship committee chair.

To obtain additional information about the Kids’ Chance of Mississippi Scholarship Fund, please go to The Mississippi Bar website www.msbar.org and click on the Kids’ Chance link.

You are also invited to become a donor to the Kids’ Chance Scholarship Fund. For more information, please contact the following individuals:

Lydia Quarles
lydia@wpf-adr.com

H. Byron Carter
hbcarter@carter-lawjackson.com

Checks can be made to The Mississippi Bar Foundation or Kids’ Chance and mailed c/o The Mississippi Bar, Attention: Angie Cook, P. O. Box 2168, Jackson, MS 392250-2168. Any donation to the Kids’ Chance of Mississippi Scholarship Fund is tax deductible under Section 170 (c) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code.