The Spiritus Scholarship Award was founded in 2007 to financially assist qualified Mendenhall High School graduates attending 4 year university. After evaluating several universities, the scholarship award was located at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS and is administered through the Universities Financial Aid department.

The scholarship is currently registered at the University as an academic scholarship, however financial need is a strong consideration in selection and monetary amounts awarded. Students need apply for the scholarship award by filling out a preliminary application on this web site and then following the instructions to apply through the University of Mississippi Financial Aid Department.