2024 smile scholarship

About the scholarship

For the 20th year running, Hodges Orthodontics is offering a Smile Scholarship to one graduating Senior in North Mississippi. We are constantly thankful for the support of our community and want to return your trust and support by supporting the continuance of education among our patients!

Area seniors have the chance to receive a $1,000 scholarship and a brand-new MacBook Air!

We will award one scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to the institution of your choice, and you will receive a brand-new MacBook Air! Please note this is not exclusive to Tupelo, Pontotoc, or our former patients but is open to any graduating Senior willing to let us know what makes you smile (details below).

We have awarded past winners from a variety of area high schools and look forward again this year to celebrating with the deserving students. Creativity will certainly shine as more and more applicants have been applying each year. We look forward to hearing more about you!

Essay instructions

A 50-word essay on the subject of “Make Us Smile.”  It could have been a celebration, or a heart-warming moment, an act of kindness, or just a funny happenstance. We want to hear a story from you about a time in your life that really, truly, honestly, made you smile. A big smile. Huge! And then, the best part comes next. If your story makes us smile just a little bit more than anyone else’s,  then we are going to give you a scholarship!  Smiles all around!  We can’t wait to hear your story!

Full instructions for students

Download the application below and include all necessary information and essay. Return to:

Hodges Orthodontics
141A South Commerce Street, Tupelo, MS 38804
(ATTN: Noel Cameron).

For counselors & teachers!

Download the application and distribute it to any students interested and qualified for this scholarship. Additionally, this year we have added the option for teachers to NOMINATE a student. If this student has filled out our application and essay, a teacher’s nomination will help us choose the most deserving student – so nominate an amazing student and let us know!