Explosion of Excellence Scholarship Program

The Explosion of Excellence is a program jointly sponsored by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street & Tourism Bureau, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and all high schools in Jackson County.  It is a fund of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

 

These scholarships are made possible by generous contributors in the name of companies or organizations as well as in honor or memory of someone. The public is encouraged to consider a $250, $1,000 or $5,000 scholarship each year. The scholarships are 100 percent tax deductible. These scholarships are donated to encourage these students to consider employment and community involvement in Jackson County when their education is finished.

Honoring the Top Ten Percent of Local High School Students

Donate a Scholarship Today!

Scholarship Donation Form

Help us honor the top ten percent of all high school students in Jackson County, Mississippi! The public can help honor these students by writing a check to the Gulf Coast Community Foundation/Explosion of Excellence and mailing it to: Explosion of Excellence, Post Office Box 480, Pascagoula, MS  39568-0480

2017 Scholarship Contributors: 

AARP – Jackson County Chapter # 1213

Albemarle Corporation

Allen Beverages, Inc.

Allred Architectural Group

Anola Club of Pascagoula

Anonymous

Ashbaker, Tom & Mary – In Honor of The Descher Family

Apache Industrial Services

Aztecas Restaurant & Cantina

Baber Strunk Enterprises – In Memory of Dot Gilmer and Alice Hague

Bacot/McCarty Foundation

Barnes, Geraldine – In Memory of Ephraim  & Shirley H. Barnes & In Memory of Glennis “Nick” Barnes & Maxine Barnes McLaughlin

Barr, Robert C. & Vivian K. – In Memory of Earl H. Meyer

Beau Rivage Casino & Resort

Bienville Animal Medical Center

Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists LLC

Blossman Propane Gas, Appliance & Service – In Memory of John R. Blossman

Bryan, Nelson, Schroeder, Castigliola & Banahan, PLLC

Celarec, Barbara – In Memory of Gretchen Duescher  

Celarec, Barbara – In Memory of Michael Celarec

Chevron Pascagoula Refinery

City of Pascagoula

Community Bank

Compton and Son Appliance

Compton Engineering, Inc.

Concannon, Mike & Bettie – In Memory of Coach Melinda Mitchell

Dent, Hayden and Sandy

Dr. & Mrs. Richard Christmas

Dr. Bill Descher

Dr. & Mrs. Eric Lucas

Dr. & Mrs. Paul H. Moore

Dr.  & Mrs. Charles Wilson

East Central High School

Estabrook Ford Lincoln Nissan

Estabrook Toyota Scion

First Chemical Corporation

First Federal Savings & Loan of Pascagoula – Moss Point

Fontaine, Jo Anne – In Memory of Doug L. Fontaine, II

Foster’s Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc.

Friends of Explosion of Excellence – In Memory of Dell Edge Wheeler, Janet & Fippinger Ramstad, Sara Selence Malone & Charlotte Seymour

Hacienda San Miguel Mexican Restaurant

Hancock Bank

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi

Hargrove Engineers + Constructors

Heidelberg, Steinberger, Colmer & Burrow, P.A.

Home Town Lumber & Supply, Inc.

Ingalls Shipbuilding

Jackson County Board of Supervisors

Jackson County Chamber of Commerce – In Memory of Kyle Todd

Jana Walmsley Memorial Fund – In Memory of Jana Walmsley

Jerry Lee’s Grocery

Junior Auxiliary of Pascagoula – Moss Point

Keesler Federal Credit Union

L.L. Bond & Company

Lisa Cannon, Edward Jones

Lee Tracy Ocean Springs – In Memory of Kyle Todd

Mangum, Mike & Joy

Mayor Connie Moran, City of Ocean Springs

Mayor Jim & Michele Blevins, City of Pascagoula

McCormick, David & Susan

McDonald’s Descher Organization

Merchants and Marine Bank

Mississippi Export Railroad Company

Mississippi Eye Associates

Mississippi Power

Mississippi Power Community Connections, Jackson County Chapter

Mississippi Security Police

Navigator Credit Union

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce – Main Street-Tourism Bureau

Ocean Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center

Ocean Springs Rotary Club

Ocean Springs School District

Omega Protein

 

Oswald, Robert and Betty

Pascagoula Bar Pilots Association

Pascagoula-Gautier School District

Pecan Park Elementary PTO

Propeller Club of Pascagoula, Mississippi, Inc.

PJ/Ken Baker Open Charity Golf Tournament – In Memory of Ken Baker

PJ/Ken Baker Open Charity Golf Tournament – In Memory of Melinda Mitchell

PJ/Ken Baker Open Charity Golf Tournament – In Memory of Robert McIlrath

PJ/Ken Baker Open Charity Golf Tournament – In Memory of Steve Cruthirds

PJ/Ken Baker Open Charity Golf Tournament – In Memory of Terry Monk

PJ/Ken Baker Open Charity Golf Tournament/Glenn Reeves State Farm Insurance

Pugh Associates, LLC – In Memory of Gayla Stroble

Pugh, Jason & Deanna – In Honor of the 2017 Graduates of MGCCC

Pugh, Thomas – In Memory of Gayla Stroble

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Pascagoula-Ocean Springs

Regional Digestive Specialists, PC

Retired Education Personnel of Jackson County – In Memory of Vertilla Anderson

Retired Education Personnel of Jackson County – In Memory of Arthemese Pope

Retired Education Personnel of Jackson County – In Memory of Gene Stauter

Retired Education Personnel of Jackson County – In Memory of Glenmary Seay

Roberts, Gayle T. – In Memory of Ryan Spencer Roberts, Pascagoula Class of 2006

Rotary Club of Gautier

Rotary Club of Moss Point – In Memory of Carol Hewlett and In Honor of Harry McDonald

Rotary Club of Pascagoula

Royal Caribbean Cruise sponsored by McDonald’s Descher Organization

Scranton’s Restaurant & Catering – In Memory of Laverne Rasco, Maxine & Ed Akridge, Marilyn Zuill, Hugh Moore & Ben Pickett

Singing River Electric Power Association

Southeast Mississippi Home Builders Association, Inc.

St. Martin High School

St. Pé, Jerry & Joann

Sunplex Bridge Group of St. Andrews

Taste of Jackson County/Silent Auction

Team Waste of Mississippi, LLC

The First –  A National Banking Association

The Peoples Bank

Theta Zeta Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Terral, Tasha E – In Honor of Nina Terral 

Walmart – Ocean Springs

Walmart – Pascagoula

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Foundation

Willis Towers Watson

Young Men’s Business Club of Moss Point

Zonta Club of Pascagoula Area

 

We also would like to thank all who participated in the Second Annual Explosion of Excellence Silent Auction this year! 

 

THANK YOU, CONTRIBUTORS!