Mamie Till-Mobley, arguably Argo’s most influential graduate, was a tireless advocate for social justice and education. She rose to fame with her brave decision to hold an open casket funeral following the brutal lynching of her son, Emmet Till, in 1955. Mamie famously stated that she wanted the world to see what had happened to her son, sparking the Civil Rights Movement and bringing lynching to the forefront of social conversation. The Mamie Till-Mobley Scholarship is a renewable $2,500 scholarship geared towards students dedicated to a life of fighting for social equality and education for all.
This scholarship is available to students graduating from Argo Community High School in the 2021-2022 school year. A committee will review all completed applications and scholarships will be awarded based on a rubric evaluating the following with an emphasis on Community Involvement:
- Community Involvement
- Extracurricular activities
- Employment Experience
- Letter of Recommendation
Students must provide the following documents along with their completed application for the committee’s review:
- Transcripts from all attended high schools
- Resume detailing relevant extracurricular activities, employment experience, community/volunteer work, and/or other accolades
- Letter of recommendation
- Document addressing three of the five prompts below in 500 words or less per prompt. Please label each prompt. *Prompt one is required
- Explain how Mamie Till’s fight for education and social equality inspires your chosen career path?*
- How has your experience at Argo Community High School shaped you as a person?
- How do you plan to give back to the Argo community in the future?
- How will this scholarship help you achieve your future ambitions?
- What else should the committee know about you?