Bumpers Awards $41,000 in College Scholarships
Canton (MS) … On Saturday, April 22, 2006, Bumpers Drive-In of America awarded $41,0000 in college scholarships to Mississippi high school students.
Two hundred and sixty-six high school juniors and seniors from across the state participated in the Bumpers “Discover Mississippi Scholarship Contest”, qualifying for college scholarships to the college or university of their choice. Sixteen students were awarded scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 to $10,000.
The 2006 Bumpers “Discover Mississippi Scholarship Contest” winners were:
The scholarship contest was open to all Mississippi high school juniors and seniors enrolled in an accredited public or private school. Scholarship winners were selected through a random drawing, with winners’ names pulled by Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee and Canton Mayor Fred Esco.
“As an added bonus, all 266 students who completed the contest requirements will receive free meals for a year. That’s 52 free Bumpers Drive-In meals, one per week, for a year,” said Amber Sukhbaatar, Marketing Director for Jackie's International, parent company of Bumpers.
Beyond the scholarships and free meals for a year that were awarded to all qualifying students, Bumpers Drive-In also awarded a $500 cash prize to Madison Central High School, the school with the highest number of students who participated in the Bumpers “Discover Mississippi Scholarship Contest” program.
“We are very pleased to be able to assist Mississippi students in reaching their educational goals and realizing their dreams. My wife and I were both college professors before we started Jackie’s International. That explains, of course, our belief in the importance of a college education,” said Dr. S. L. Sethi, owner/president of Jackie’s International. “We dream of a day when every Mississippi student who desires a college education can pursue that dream. In the meantime, we want to help turn those dreams into reality for as many students as we can.”