Columbus, Miss.-- Addison Holland, a Mississippi University for Women senior culinary arts student from Laurel, is the 2020 Southern Grace Scholarship recipient. Endowed in 2006 by the MUW Alumni Association in part from the sales of the “Southern Grace” cookbook, the scholarship is awarded annually to a promising culinary arts student.

Addison has been awarded scholarships all four years while at The W.  She earned the Culinary Arts Advisory Board Scholarship twice, and this recent award marks her second time to win the Southern Grace scholarship.

A graduate of West Jones High School in Laurel, Holland pursued her collegiate studies at The W majoring in culinary arts with a minor in nutrition and business. Following graduation, she plans to open her own small-town bakery to provide cakes, breads and pastries made fresh daily. Addison said she is honored to be chosen for the second year in a row. “I love being able to represent the culinary department in such a big way!”

Outside the classroom, Holland is extensively involved in community and campus life. She is a member of the Lockheart Social Club and serves as songfest coordinator, song leader, pledge trainer and assistant recruitment chair. In addition, she serves as the public representative of the Culinary Arts Club. Active in the Baptist Student Union, she is also a volunteer with the Columbus Pilgrimage and Project Ukraine.

“We congratulate Addison on being awarded the prestigious Southern Grace Scholarship and look forward to seeing more great things from her,” said MUWAA President Rebecca Rogers.

Applicants for the Southern Grace Scholarship must have junior or senior hours in the culinary arts department with an overall grade point average of 2.75 and a major GPA of 3.0. Additionally, students must submit a resume, transcripts, a brief essay and two letters of recommendation.

Tax-deductible contributions to the Southern Grace Scholarship can be made through the MUW Foundation. For more information, please call at (662) 329-1748 or visit https://longblueline.muw.edu/development.

The MUWAA supports and promotes the mission of The W and provides alumni engagement opportunities. Any former student who has completed at least 12 semester hours at the university and has made an annual contribution to the MUW Foundation is an active member eligible to vote and hold office for the year. For more information, visit the Mississippi University for Women Alumni Association website at https://longblueline.muw.edu.


Sept. 24, 2020