The Deep South Region Scholarship Program offers financial aid to a qualified Deep South Region freshman (graduating high school senior), sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in any garden or environmental related subject and enrolled in an accredited college or university in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, or Tennessee.

Donations and proceeds from the Deep South Life Memberships are applied to the Scholarship Fund, using the invested interest income annually, if funds are available, to provide funding for a scholarship grant of $2,000. The annual grant is dispersed to the designated school by August 15th, 2014.

Students in each state are eligible to apply with applications being sent to each individual State's Scholarship Chairman. (see list below) The completed application, including all five (5) items listed below, must be sent to the State Scholarship Chairman in order to be received no later than February 1, 2014.

The Deep South Region Scholarship Committee will consider only one (1) application from each state.

Each states entry must be sent to the Deep South Region Scholarship Chairman, Mary W. Summerville, P.O. Box 680636, Fort Payne, AL 35968-1607, to be received no later than February 15, 2014.

The Scholarship winner will be announced at the Annual Deep South Convention.

Additional information and application forms may be obtained from individual State Chairmen.

Your Scholarship Applications should be sent to Individual Deep South State Scholarship Chairman. (For complete four (4) page brochure which includes the application, please go to the Deep South Region Web site's forms page or contact your State Chairman).


Individual State Chairmen Are Appointed by the President of That State


Nell Copeland

1371 Meriwether Road

Montgomery, Alabama  36117




Carole Martin

2034 Kildare Circle

Niceville, Florida 32578-7308




Dot Williams

6521 Rivoli Drive

Macon, GA 31210-7427




Sandra Marshall

624 Main Street

Patterson, Louisiana 70392-4482




Ann Chiles

12 Tally Ho Drive

Starkville, Mississippi  39759




Valerie Tipps

902 West Brow Road

Lookout Mountain, Tennessee 37350-1022


Mary W. Summerville
P.O. Box 680636, Fort Payne, AL 35968-1607
Assistant Chairman 
Celestine Darnell
P.O. Box 680377, Fort Payne, AL 35968.1603