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Minnie Pearl Scholarship Program

Minnie Pearl Scholarship Program
Minnie Pearl Scholarship Program is for students who are deaf or have severe hearing loss and who plan to attend a U.S. college full time. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years of college.

Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0. For each year they maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or above, they receive a per year bonus of an additional $500. Eligible students may use the scholarship at a two-year or four-year technical school or university.

The scholarship is awarded by Bridges, a Tennessee-based non-profit organization dedicated to providing programs and services to the deaf and hearing impaired. Scholarships and other services are possible through the generous donations of individuals and organizations.

Minnie Pearl, whose real name was Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon, was born near Nashville, Tennessee, and became a famous comedienne. She was a regular at the Grand Ole Opry for over 50 years. She was also known for her appearance on the former Hee Haw television show.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in MARCH of each year, and the award amount is usually $4,000.

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