Pro-Life Scholarship

We believe all human life is sacred and of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from fertilization to natural death. 

Joyce Caracci Scholarships

Pro-Life Mississippi offers two college scholarships to pro-life students applying for or already enrolled in a Mississippi college. Each applicant must have an active role in pro-life activities in Mississippi and a good relationship within their Christian community.

Disqualifier – No Pro-Life Mississippi Board Member (State, District, or Auxiliary), Pro-Life Mississippi Staff, or immediate family (Board or Staff), may apply.
**IMPORTANT: You Must Be Pro-Life!
All information and communication will remain confidential. The criteria needed to complete this form:

  1. The applicant’s basic contact information.
  2. An (Official) copy of your school transcript
    • Mississippi High School Graduating Seniors must have at least a GPA of 2.75.
    • College Level applicants must have a GPA of 3.00 and be Mississippi residents.
  3. Provide contact information for two Letters of Recommendation (non-family) – Pastor, Teacher, etc. and provide which method that person will use to provide the letter.
  4. Provide proof of enrollment into a college/university in Mississippi in 2023. This can be in the form of an official Letter of Acceptance or Proof of Enrollment from the college or university that the applicant will be attending in 2023.
  5. The applicant must answer the questionnaire in section 3 of the application.
  6. A portrait picture of the applicant in JPEG format for this form.
  7. An essay about the applicant’s role in Pro-Life Ministry.
  8. The applicant might be asked to do an in-person interview to narrow down the selection.
Which scholarship will you be applying for?(Required)
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Essay about your role in Pro-Life Ministry. Write an essay (1,000 words maximum) about your role in “Pro-Life” activities. You can use hemingwayapp.com to help your craft your essay.
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A good portrait picture of you. It does not have to be a professionally taken photo. Just one that represents clearly what you look like currently. (No group pictures please)

Letters of Recommendation

*All applicants must submit two letters of recommendation for this scholarship. The applicant must request letters from their mentors that may include a teacher, pastor, or counselor that is familiar with the applicant’s character and pro-life activities. The mentor cannot be an immediate family member of the applicant. The recommender/mentor can either:

  • email their letter of recommendation to Office@prolifems.org
  • mail their letter of recommendation to the following address: Pro-Life Mississippi, c/o Caracci Scholarships, 110 Jones Lane Suite C, Flowood, MS 39232.
Please provide the recommender’s name, email and number of years that they have known the applicant below.
Recommender 1 Name(Required)
Recommender 2 Name(Required)

Transcripts

*All applicants must submit an official transcript. An official school transcript may be submitted by the applicant or school administrator as defined below. Transcripts are considered official if received in an envelope sealed by the school or by email from a school official. Transcripts received directly from students by email will not be accepted or acknowledged. Applicants are responsible for requesting their school transcript from their school. Transcripts can be emailed directly from the school to the Pro-Life Mississippi office at Office@ProLifeMS.org. Transcripts can also be mailed to: Pro-Life Mississippi, c/o Caracci Scholarships, 110 Jones Lane Suite C, Flowood, MS 39232.

Proof of Enrollment

Winners must provide proof of enrollment into a college/university in Mississippi in 2023 before the scholarship is awarded. Proof of enrollment can be in the form of an official Letter of Acceptance or Proof of Enrollment from the college or university that the applicant will be attending in 2023. Documents can be emailed to Pro-Life Mississippi at Office@ProLifeMS.org or mailed directly to Pro-Life Mississippi, c/o Caracci Scholarships, 110 Jones Lane Suite C, Flowood, MS 39232.
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Who is Joyce Caracci?

Joyce Caracci was born into a sharecropping family in rural Neshoba County Mississippi where she graduated as “Miss Arlington High” class of 1950. Her lifelong commitment to health care, which had always been her calling, began with her studies at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson.

In 1976, Joyce, an experienced nurse, her husband, Victor, and a third person started the Sta-Home Health Agency, Inc. to provide home health care services in Mississippi. Joyce had strong Christian beliefs and was committed to helping those in need. She was passionate about children, child birth and pro-life, and contributed tirelessly both physically and financially to these causes.

Pro-Llfe Mississippi is pleased to offer the “Joyce Carraci Scholarships” as a memorial to our beloved benefactor Joyce Carraci.

Donate to The Scholarship

A proper education provides students with knowledge and truth which will allow them to serve themselves and the community throughout their lives.

Donations to Pro-Life Mississippi, a 50lc(3) charity, are completely tax-deductible. Any donations to the Joyce Carraci Scholarship are therefore completely tax-deductible. When you make a donation through our website for the scholarship please write “Scholarship” in the comment section of the donation page. If mailing a check please write “Scholarship” in the memo section on the check.

Please consider contributing to Pro-Life Mississippi. Our sole purpose is to “Save Lives”. Thank You.