Bettye Smith Brown Scholarship applications open through March 27

Published 1:33 pm Thursday, February 9, 2023

In partnership with the family of the late Bettye Smith Brown, the NAACP Vicksburg Branch will again be awarding scholarships to two graduating seniors from the Vicksburg Warren School District.

The scholarships will each be in the amount of $10,000 and will go to students who plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university.

“Last year, we were able to provide two $10,000 scholarships to deserving Vicksburg Warren School District seniors,” said the chair of the education committee of the NAACP Vicksburg Branch Micayla Tatum. “And we are excited to do the same this year.”

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Students applying must be residents of Warren County, have a solid academic record and demonstrate financial need.

Scholarship applications must include an essay and transcript and be submitted by March 27. For an application, visit

Brown was an active member of the NAACP-Vicksburg Branch, Tatum said, and a “champion of higher education despite her limited financial resources. She supported her daughters to attend the colleges of their choice and to excel.”

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About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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