Senior Announcements

Welcome to the RHS Senior Class Announcements.   This site is updated frequently with school announcements, college information, and scholarship opportunities for our senior students and their parents.
Important Dates:
September 7th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm - RHS College Fair in the Cafeteria
September 27th - ACT for seniors on campus (no cost)
Oct. 19th - Bruckner's Photography - senior portrait retakes 

Scholarship Information:

Elvis Presley Fan Club Scholarship (information available in Student Services)
Horatio Algers Scholarship (information available in Student Services)
HOPE Scholarship - - (scholarship information, ACT workshops, ect.) 
Click Here for a look at opportunities at Get 2 Collge (ESF).
FAFSA opens October 1, 2016--NEW THIS YEAR
*New this year as well--a student must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours for Federal Aid.
State Scholarships open October 1, 2016:  
1-MTAG--Click Here for requirements
2-MESG--Click Here for requirements 
*New this year--a student must be enrolled in 15 credit hours to receive State Aid. 
Priority Deadline is December 1, 2016 for MOST universities and colleges in Mississippi.  Remember, you must first apply for admission before applying for scholarship to a particular college or university. 
Scholarships available:
Click Here for information on the Coca Cola Scholarship and many others.
Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program (METP)@ MSU
Additional Free Scholarship Search Engines:
Mississippi Association of Supervisors County Employee Scholarship:  $500 scholarship given to two seniors from each county who have a family member that works for the county.  Applications available in Student Services. 
The 6 Scholarship Programs below are currently accepting applications
between Oct. 11, 2016 and December 31, 2016.  Please read the application
instructions on the website thoroughly before applying.
1. NRA Scholarship - December 31, 2016 (4 Awards - $1,000)
2. Andrew Flushe Scholarship - November 30, 2016 (2 Awards - $500)
3. Caption Scholarship - November 30, 2016 (1 Award - $500)
4. Zumper Apartments Scholarship - November 15, 2016 (2 Awards - $1,000)
5. SP Scholarship - October 31, 2016 (10 Awards - $10,000)
6. VIP Scholarship - October 31, 2016 (1 Award - $5,000)
The 12 Scholarships below are currently accepting applications.  Please
read the eligibility and application instructions on the website
carefully before applying.
1. Coca-Cola Scholarship - October 31, 2016 (1400 Awards - $20,000)
2. Carid Scholarship - October 31, 2016 (2 Awards - $1,000)
3. Horatio Alger Scholarship - October 25, 2016 (106 Awards - $25,000)
Additional scholarship information:

1. Student Photography Scholarships - November 15, 2016 (500 Awards -
2. Elks Most Valuable Student Competition - November 30, 2016 (2 Awards -
3. Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers - December 1, 2016 (5
Awards - $2,000)
4. National Space Club Scholarship - December 2, 2016 (1 Award - $10,000)
Featured Scholarships:
5. SP Scholarship - October 31, 2016 (10 Awards - $10,000)
6. YDI Scholarship - October 29, 2016 (1 Award - $1,000)
7. VIP Scholarship - October 31, 2016 (1 Award - $5,000)

The Metro Legal Professionals Association will award one $500 scholarship to an

applicant currently enrolled or a high school senior planning to enroll in a legal

services course of study. Applications must be submitted no later than December

31, 2016 to be considered. To receive your application packet, click 

 Youth Noise Scholarship Program - November 21, 2016 (1 Award - $1,000)
2. DISH Promotions Scholarship - November 30, 2016 (1 Award - $1,000)
3. Andrew Flusche Scholarship - November 30, 2016 (1 Award - $500)
4. Get-Frontier Scholarship - November 30, 2016 (1 Award - $1,000)
Featured Scholarships:
5. SP Scholarship - November 30, 2016 (10 Awards - $10,000)
6. VIP Scholarship - November 30, 2016 (1 Award - $5,000)
7. YDI Scholarship - November 29, 2016 (1 Award - $1,000)
Scholarship Opportunity:
Due to lack of participation, Grad Night has been cancelled.  
 Seniors & Parents of Seniors!  Chances are great that you qualify for money for college that you do not have to pay back!  But first, you haf-ta FAFSA!  FAFSA us the the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and 9 out of 10 students who complete it go to college.
     Don't worry about filling out a complicated form-you can get FREE assistance with your FAFSA on Monday, February 20th here at school.  But you must sign up for an appointment with Mrs. Cutrer in Student Services.  
     Every year, students leave $3 Billion in money for college unclaimed simply because they do not file the FAFSA.  Get your share by signing up  for an appointment to submit your FAFSA.
    Remember, the FAFSA does not obligate you to accept any financial aid for college that you do not want such as student loans.
    Even better, the FAFSA also helps determine your legibility for money form the State of Mississippi, some colleges and universities, and even some private scholarship funds.
    Get your appointment today!  Space is limited!
 Scholarship Updates - Click HERE to get scholarship updates.
$1000  Scholarship  Deadline:  February 28, 2017  
MORA 2017 Scholarship - $500.00 scholarship - Applications in Student Services - Deadline:  February 24, 2017
Regions Scholarship -
Regions Bank is Honoring the past and a creating the future with the “Regions Riding Forward Essay Contest”.   Essay winners will receive $5,000 in scholarship.  Seniors interested may pick up information in Student Services.  Deadline for all essays is February 28th.
Rotary Club of Jackson Mentor Scholarship -
The Rotary Club of Jackson 2017 Mentor Scholarship Program is offering a scholarship opportunity to seniors in the metro area.  Applications can be obtained in Student Services for interested students.    Scholarship grants total up to $16,000 over the four years of college.  Deadline for scholarship applications is March 15, 2017.
100 Black Men-Canton Chapter Scholarship - 
Scholarship applications are in Student Services.  $1500.00 scholarship-Deadline:  April 17th.
Hinds Community College Scholarship Opportunities -
-Foundation Scholarship deadline is coming up on February 15th
-Raymond Campus Art Department  scholarship applications with a deadline of March 9th.  
"DO RIGHT" Scholarship -
The "DO RIGHT" Scholarship application be released on the RHS website February 24th.  The deadline is March 31st.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Beta Delta Omega Chapter Scholarship-
Scholarship Applications are in Student Services and can be picked up by  interested students.  Deadline for scholarship applications is March 23, 2017.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Madison County Alumnae Chapter Scholarship-
Scholarship applications are in Student Services and can be picked up by interested students.  Deadline for scholarship applications is April 3, 2017. 
 Greetings High School Seniors and Parents:
You are cordially invited to a special event with the United Negro College Fund, Tougaloo College to learn about how YOU can gain access to $20,000!  Click HERE  for more information.
Lee Boozer DO RIGHT Scholarship:
The link to the application can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
Deadline is March 31st!! 
Metro Jackson National Pan-Hellenci Council, Inc. Scholarship applications are in the counselor’s office.  Application deadline for this $500 scholarship is March 10, 2017.

The National Housing Endowment (NHE) 
Student Scholarships

Building upon the proud history of NAHB's wide range of support for construction education, the National Housing Endowment, Home Builders Institute (HBI), and state and local home builders associations (HBAs) continue to find avenues to educate students on the many opportunities a career in construction offers.

Application Deadline: March 26, 2017

For more information about each scholarship, please visit the pages for each program.

Herman J. Smith Scholarship 
This scholarship was created to honor Herman J. Smith and his lifelong commitment to the housing industry and the education of future generations of home builders.

Pulte Group Build Your Future Scholarship Program 
Pulte Group established the Pulte Group/National Housing Endowment Build Your Future Scholarship in 1999. These scholarships provide tuition assistance to undergraduate students pursuing careers in the building industry.

Lee S. Evans Scholarship 
Mr. Evans, an educator and consultant, has taught thousands of builders how to better manage their businesses. The Evans' endowed gift, along with the generous contributions of many of Mr. Evans' friends, colleagues and former students, created the scholarship fund to assist in addressing the pressing need for educating and training construction managers in the residential building industry.

NAHB Professional Women in Building Strategies for Success Scholarship 
This scholarship fund encourages students to further their education in housing industry-related programs.



 Houzz Scholarship Program

Houzz is excited to announce the new Houzz Scholarship Program! Their goal is to support the next generation of students studying architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and construction management. We are looking for the best, brightest, and most innovative students in residential design and construction.

Application Deadline: June 30th, 2017

Houzz will award four $2,500 scholarships in the following categories: 

  • Women in Architecture
  • Residential Design
  • Sustainable Residential Design
  • Residential Construction Management

High school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students 17 years of age or older are invited to apply at In addition to submitting a brief essay on their design and architecture influences, students are invited to create a Houzz professional student profile, where they can showcase their portfolio of work and network with more than a million professionals around the world.


Olde Towne Middle School Scholarship -
Applications are available in Student Services.  Deadline for applications is April 13, 2017 
Graduation invitations and senior supplies will be delivered on Monday, March 27 during lunch.  Please bring your balance due on this day.  Balance due must be paid off in order to receive your cap and gown.
Jimmy Nelson Memorial Rotary Scholarship Contest-
Applications are available in Student Services.  Deadline is April 17, 2017. 
Trustmark National Bank-RHS PTO 2017 "MacKenzie Wilbanks" Scholarship-
Pick up applications in Student Services.  Deadline is April 21st.
Mississippi Municipal League 2017 Scholarship Program -
  Information can be picked up in Students Services.  Deadline is May 12,2017.
SR1 AmeriCorps—
Ridgeland High School Seniors interested in giving back to your community this summer through the SR1 AmeriCorps organization please get information in Student Services.
 Junior Auxiliary of Madison County 2017 Scholarship - 
Deadline for applications is Friday, April 14, 2017 @ noon.  Click HERE to download the application or pick up an application in Student Services.  
The Executive Women International Scholarship Program applications are in Student Services.  Deadline is April30, 2017.