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Michael D. Johnson Foundation Announces its 2023 Scholarship and Book Stipend Winners

 Jackson Public Schools Jim Hill High School  Jackson Public Schools Murrah High School  Jackson Public Schools Murrah High School  Jackson Public Schools Murrah High School

Jessie Williams, Jim Hill

Broderick Gholar, Murrah Jaidyn Hill, Murrah De'Jayvion Brown, Murrah

 

The Michael D. Johnson (MDJ) Memorial Foundation has announced its 2023 scholarship and book stipend winners. Congratulations to the following scholars:

  • Jessie Williams, Jim Hill High School – $1,500 MDJ Scholarship winner
  • Broderick Gholar, Murrah High School - $250 MDJ Book Stipend
  • Jaidyn Hill, Murrah High School - $250 MDJ Book Stipend
  • De’Jayvion Brown, Murrah High School - $250 MDJ Book Stipend

 

The MDJ Memorial Foundation Athletic Scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to graduating senior athletes from JPS high schools. Candidates must have a 2.5 or higher GPA, demonstrate community involvement, and complete an essay as part of the application process. The Foundation established this program, specifically for athletes, in memory of Michael D. Johnson. Johnson was a Murrah basketball and baseball player who was tragically killed by a drunk driver a short time after his high school graduation in 2005.

JPS appreciates the Foundation’s continued support of its scholars.