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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.

2023 Scholarship Recipients:

Will Casavechia (Washington School), Jazmyn Robinson (Greenville High School)

Madison Young  (O'Bannon High School) and Willow Upshur (Deer Creek School)

2022 Scholarship Recipients:

Left to Right:
Bill Baird, Education Foundation board member, and scholarship winners Landon Hughes, St. Joseph School,  Meri-Kathryn Norris, Riverside High School and Nia Kindred, Leland High School.


Not Pictured:
Scholarship winners Ian Bolden, Greenville High School and Ta'Maya Green, O'Bannon High School.                     

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.


Nearly $1.3 Million in grants and donations  in support of arts programs and children’s charities:


*Denotes 2023 recipient

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

*Bologna Performing Arts Center
Boys & Girls Club of Washington County
*Brave Global
*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
*Giants for Christ     
*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

Marty Stuart Congress of Country Music
*Mississippi Boy Choir

*Mississippi Delta Nature & Learning Center

Mississippi Valley State University
*O'Bannon High School Choir
*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

*TCOTLG Community Outreach & Services

*The Alex Foundation 

*The Juke Joint Project
*The Salvation Army 
*Washington School Art & Music Programs
Washington County Library System

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