Scholarship Program

Steve Metheny Scholarship Foundation

The Steve Metheny Scholarship Foundation is, without a doubt, the most advanced scholarship program in the sign industry. Since founding the Scholarship Foundation in 1997, 1,045 scholarships totaling $1,566,472.00 have been awarded to MSSA members' employees and their dependent children!


How to apply?

MSSA is ONLY accepting scholarship applications for the Steve Metheny Scholarship Foundation through this online form. To keep this process organized and efficient, NO EMAILED or MAILED applications will be accepted.

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Contact Annie Nabors with any questions, (662) 401-8113 or


I was delighted to learn that I have received the MSSA Steve Metheny Honorary Scholarship. I will also be able to attend the award ceremony on Friday and am looking forward to it. I would like to thank the Mid-South Sign Association and the scholarship committee for awarding me the Steve Metheny Honorary scholarship. The scholarship will go towards my education expenses at The University of Alabama where I will be perusing a double major in both Economics and Finance.

Hayden Oliver

Thank you for selecting me as a recipient of the Steve Metheny Honorary Scholarship for the third time. I am so humbled and grateful for your continued financial support towards my college education. It's because of you all that I am able to pursue my passions and soar at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Delaney Harris

I am writing to thank you for choosing me as one of this year's scholarship recipients. I was ecstatic to be chosen for the Scholarship. It is very moving when you are recognized for your accomplishments and supported by others who want to see you achieve your goals. Todd Hayes of Mid Florida Signs & Graphics offered me a lot of encouragement in applying for this scholarship. My mother Kathy Egan loves her Accounting/HR job with Mid Florida Signs and I've been lucky enough to visit several times to observe her at work and stop in the Manufacturing shop as well. To see manufacturing, accounting, estimating and sales all under one roof gave me great insight into a business atmosphere. I'm proud to say that Mid Florida Signs made the sign at my very own workplace of Publix. Currently, I am enrolled at The University of South Florida and have been accepted as one of only 33 Freshmen into the Bulls for Business program. I will be attending the Summer session in July 2021 and hope to spend the next four years at USF accomplishing my Major in Business Marketing with a minor in Spanish. Your financial support will ease my financial burden and help me focus on my studies. Thank you for the recognition.

Delaney Egan, USF Class of 2025

I wanted to sincerely thank MSSA for their concern for education and for easing the financial stresses that come with being a student. I can personally attest to how much of a mental weight that this scholarship lifts and cannot be more appreciative of the opportunities it presents.

Justin Berry

I sincerely appreciate your generous scholarship. It has been a life-long goal of mine to graduate with a Bachelor’s in Science of Nursing. Since I was fifteen years old, I have been taking pre-requisites for Auburn University School of Nursing. I chose Auburn University based off their world-known nursing program and student-involvement opportunities. I am currently working as a nurse extern at a local hospital in labor and delivery, postpartum, and the nursery. This has solidified my plans to work in child-maternal services. I am additionally in the process of obtaining my Certified Lactation Counselor certification and am the president of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Infant Health Unification at Auburn University. This scholarship will be very helpful during my senior year.

Emma Walton

Thank you for selecting me to receive this scholarship. I am so grateful to be named a recipient of this scholarship because it recognizes my hard work and dedication in my academic career. This scholarship will help towards my tuition at the University of Georgia and will allow me to allocate other funds towards books/housing. I will continue to strive for success and make this association proud of my achievements. Thank you all so much for this award.

Carlie Anderson

Thank you for choosing me as a recipient of the 2021 Steve Metheny Scholarship. It is an honor just to be chosen. But even more than that, thank you for the investment you are making in my life as I pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. Receiving a scholarship such as this is the greatest encouragement as I continue my education. The Mid-South Sign Association is making a difference among so many students. Your generosity is deeply appreciated both by my family and myself.

Hailey Talley

Attending college has been a lifelong aspiration of mine and generous donations and scholarships such as yours allow me to achieve this dream and give me the ability to reach invaluable education. This scholarship will help me along my journey at Texas Tech University and further allow me to earn a degree in finance. Without scholarship foundations such as this, students like me would not be able to attend the higher education institutions they need in order to carry out their dreams. Once again, thank you for this generous donation. I am committed to my studies in college and you have brought me one step closer to earning my degree.

Daniel Sawyers

I want to thank all of you for awarding me this amazing scholarship again this year. It has been such a help with education costs as I work towards my master's degree. I am honored that you chose me to receive it. Thank you all again!

Sheena McRae

I am so grateful to have been chosen as one of the recipients of this thoughtful gift. The Mid-South Sign Association has been so generous towards me, and I cannot wait to put this money to use in obtaining my degree so that I may give back and care for others. Thank you to each and every member who created, funded, and managed this scholarship. Your kindness has not gone unnoted.

Emma Morgan

Thank you so much for everything you guys do! I am so excited to be receiving this scholarship again. It has helped me throughout my education immensely. I have attached a thank you video to this email for the youtube channel. I can't wait to see everyone else who won as well.

Kate Guinee

I am sincerely honored to have been selected as a recipient of the Steve Metheny Scholarship. Thank you for your generosity, which will allow me to begin my college career at Tennessee Technological University. This award will help me with the cost of tuition and textbooks. I plan to study structural engineering. I am excited to start down this career path. Thank you to all of the companies who give to the Mid-South Sign Association Steve Metheny Scholarship Foundation.

Samuel Lewis

Thank you so much for choosing me as one of the recipients of the 2021 MSSA Steve Metheny Honorary Scholarship again. This will help me continue my educational journey at the University of Southern Mississippi. I completed my Associate’s Degree at Pearl River Community College and will be finishing my education at USM in Business with an emphasis in Marketing. I am looking forward to the many opportunities that USM holds for me in the next two years. Thank you again for your support!

Sam Largen

Thank you so much for this award! I very much appreciate the financial aid the Mid South Sign Association is providing me. This scholarship will help aid my journey to become a pediatric neurologist in the future!

Kyle Smith

Thank you for this scholarship I am extremely honored to have been selected.

Tanner George
  • Hayden Oliver
  • Delaney Harris
  • Delaney Egan
  • Emma Walton
  • Carlie Anderson
  • Hailey Talley
  • Daniel Sawyers
  • Sheena McRae
  • Emma Morgan
  • Austin Stansell
  • Samuel Lewis
  • Sam Largen
  • Kyle Smith