MAA establishes scholarship; application now available

The Mississippi Auctioneers Association is proud to announce availability of an endowed scholarship. Members of the Mississippi Auctioneer Association elected to establish an auctioneer scholarship at the organization’s annual winter conference in Jackson, March 4. This award(s) is available to Mississippi residents who have expressed a sincere interest in becoming a licensed auctioneer in the state of Mississippi and meet the scholarship requirements and recipient(s) will be chosen by members of the MAA.

The purpose of the scholarship(s) is to financially assist a deserving future auctioneer(s) from Mississippi in attending auction school. The state of Mississippi currently requires 80 hours of education at an auction school approved by the Mississippi Auctioneer Commission. Currently, there is not an approved auctioneer school in Mississippi. As a result, the cost to attend such a school is often a setback for many individuals who wish to pursue a career as an auctioneer. The award will represent a confidence in the individual’s pursuit to obtain required education for licensing at a Mississippi Auctioneer Commission-approved school also approved by the Mississippi Auctioneers Association (MAA) and encourage progress in his/her personal growth with an emphasis on ensuring integrity within the auction industry.

The scholarship will be in the form of tuition/fees credit for attendance at a Mississippi Auctioneer Commission-approved school also approved and/or selected by MAA and will also include a one (1) year membership to MAA immediately following licensure by the state of Mississippi. Awarding of scholarship will be contingent upon funds available.

More information and scholarship applications may be found here.