The Steve Azar St. Cecilia Scholarship is awarded to qualified graduates from Washington County high schools through the Education Foundation of Greenville, Inc. Interested seniors should contact their school counselor for more information and to apply.


2021 Scholarship Recipients:

Romiyah Johnson (Greenville High School), Elvis Scott, Jr. (St. Joseph High School),

Amiya Shelton (Leland High School), and Jaivian Hughes (O'Bannon High School)

2020 Scholarship Recipients:

Anita Jackson (Greenville High School), Devon Johnson (Simmons High School),

Kathleen Forman (Washington School), and Bailey Rowe (Washington School).


2019 Scholarship Recipients:

Left to Right:

Ahdis Beruk (Leland High School) 

Shawntavia Vaughn  (O’Bannon High School)

Tae’Angelo Clark (Greenville High School)

Michael Tucker (Washington High School)

2018 Scholarship Recipients:

Jennifer Rich – Greenville High School
Amaya Nash – St. Joseph High School
Larry Goss II, Washington School
Baylee Palasini, Washington School

2017 Scholarship Recipients:

David Cobb – St. Joseph High School
Sam Hurt – Greenville High School
Richard Word – Washington School


2016 Scholarship Recipients:

Delta Soul chairs, Beth Mansour, Esther Virden and Gwen Azar present 2 of the 4 scholarships to recipients.


Over $1,050,000 in grants disbursed in support of arts programs and children’s charities:


*Denotes 2021 recipient

Arkansas Cinema Society
A.R.M. Outreach Foundation
Arkansas Sheriff Youth Ranches

*Bologna Performing Arts Center
*Boys & Girls Club of Washington County
*Camp Looking Glass

*Charleston Arts & Revitalization Effort
Community Foundation of Washington County
Cora Brothers Endowment Scholarship
Delta Blues Foundation
*Delta Center Stage
*Delta Children’s Museum
Delta 180
*Delta Music Institute/Delta State University Foundation
Delta Symphony Association
De Soto Family Theatre
*Education Foundation of Greenville (Steve Azar St. Cecilia Foundation Scholarship)
Families First for Mississippi     
*Grammy Museum Mississippi
*Greenville Arts Council
Greenville Harmony Chorus
*Greenville Renaissance Scholars
H.A.N.D.Y. (Helping Abused Neglected Disabled Youth)
Harold T. and Hal White Scholarship
*Make A Wish Mississippi

Mississippi Valley State University
*Palmer Home for Children
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Missions
*St. Joseph Catholic School Art & Music Programs
St. Matthew Flood Rebuilding Fund
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
The Barbara Sinatra Center for Abused Children
The Salvation Army Greenville
*Washington School Art & Music Programs
Washington County Library System