Howard Family Gives Back to CCC Through Scholarship
CLARKSDALE - Joseph Howard Sr.’s roots with Coahoma Community College run deep.
A successful businessman and the owner of Delta Bus Lines, Inc., the Clarksdale-native is honored to say that he was once a student at Coahoma. His older brother, Frank Howard Sr., was a long-time professor at the college. In addition, Howard has sent all of his five children, and watched several of his nieces and nephews graduate from CCC as well.
Now, Howard and his family are helping to alleviate the expense of college for future and current CCC students through a new scholarship fund.
“Many of our family and friends attended Coahoma before entering a 4-year university,” said Howard’s daughter, Fran Howard-Noah, special population personnel with CCC’s Division of Career and Technical Education. “My father has always had a passion for Coahoma. Coahoma Community College has held to its truths of being an excellent educational beginning to his children and his family, and this is his way of giving back.”
The scholarship is named in honor of his brother, Frank Howard Sr. of Clarksdale, who served as an instructor in CCC’s Department of Math and Science from 1966 through 1990.
Five students will be awarded a $500 scholarship during both the Fall 2014 and the Spring 2015 semesters. Requirements include: full-time enrollment at CCC with no breaks, at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA); demonstration of strong leadership skills; enrollment for at least six weeks; completed application and recent transcript; two letters of recommendation from a former high school or college instructors; and a one page letter detailing applicant’s educational goals.
“My father doesn’t mind being a ‘behind the scenes’ person. It’s never about publicity but his dedication to give help where there’s a need,“ said Noah. “These scholarships are just another way for him to give where there’s a need.”
For more information or to apply to the Frank Howard Sr. scholarship, CLICK HERE.