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Mildred Galloway Scholarship

This scholarship honors Mildred Galloway and is awarded to a student from Shelby County Schools whose high school study is in the area of Family and Consumer Sciences.

History of the Fund

Mildred Galloway's teaching career began in Strawberry, Arkansas, in a one room school in 1946. She also served as a home demonstration agent in Jonesboro, Arkansas, followed by dietitian positions at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Little Rock and Memphis from 1951 to 1953. She began teaching elementary school in Memphis in 1953, then accepted a position to teach at Ramstein Air Force Base and lived in Germany until 1957. Upon returning to the United States, she returned to teaching in Memphis City Schools, where she taught at Sherwood Junior High School, Overton High School, and Craigmont High School. In 1972, she was selected as Tennessee’s Teacher of the Year for her teaching efforts and positive impact on Tennessee's youth. During her 35 year teaching career, Mildred taught every grade except third, and was widely known for teaching food services and running the Tea Room at Craigmont High School. After retiring from the Memphis City Schools, Mildred opened Miss Muff'n, a bakery, in Germantown, and became known as one of the premier wedding cake designers in the Mid South. 

Eligibility Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be a graduating senior from a Shelby County Schools high school;
  • have been successfully enrolled in any Family and Consumer Sciences class during the 2015-2016 school year;
  • have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale;
  • be accepted by and plan to attend an accredited vocational or technical school, two-year, or four-year college or university; and
  • submit the Mildred Galloway Scholarship application form and required attachments.

A complete application includes:

  •  completed Mildred Galloway Scholarship application form;
  •  one-page personal statement outlining education or career goals;
  • two current letters of recommendation – one from someone other than a family member who is familiar with you and one from a teacher, employer, or person other than a family member who has knowledge of your related skills in Family and Consumer Sciences;
  • most recent high school transcript;
  • copy of your ACT and/or SAT scores; and a
  • copy of your Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) Student Aid Report (SAR) and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) information, OR your College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile.

This scholarship is awarded to one student each year. The scholarship award amount will be $2,000.

Applications for this scholarship are due April 3, 2017.