The Mississippi Auctioneers Association and Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc. recently announced Grady Henderson, French Camp, as this year’s George W. Martin Memorial Auctioneer Scholarship recipient. Henderson was chosen from a talented pool of applicants seeking to gain their Mississippi auctioneer license. Henderson will be attending Nashville Auctioneers School in Tullahoma, Tenn. on a full tuition paid scholarship. Upon completion of the required auction class hours, Henderson will be able to register to take the Mississippi auctioneer’s licensing exam. Nashville Auction School has been training auctioneers from across the world for more than 50 years with innovative classes, state-of-the-art technologies, and some of the most qualified instructors in the industry. Many of Mississippi’s most successful auctioneers are alumnus of Nashville Auction School.
Henderson is currently seeking his Bachelor of Science degree in business and education and is expected to complete his degree later this summer.
MAA established a scholarship in 2016 to encourage qualified individuals to become successful auctioneers in an effort to ensure the integrity of the auction industry. This year’s scholarship was made possible by donations from members of the MAA and particularly by the donation of Jeff Martin Auctioneers of Brooklyn, MS. Jeff Martin established the George W. Martin Memorial Auctioneer Scholarship in memory of his father, George W. Martin, who was a successful auctioneer for more than 40 years as well as a distinguished member of the auction community.
“George loved the auction industry and always provided young auctioneers the time to help them in any way,”said Jeff Martin, President/CEO of Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc. “George believed in helping others. This scholarship was established in order to allow young adults the opportunity to attend auction school and to carry on George’s tradition of helping others.”
Applications for the George W. Martin Memorial Auctioneer Scholarship are available through the Mississippi Auctioneers Association’s website at www.MississippiAuctioneers.org. Deadline for applications is December 1.