The Kimmerly Messick Scholarship
The Kimmerly Messick Scholarship will provide renewable scholarship(s) to current/transfer undergraduate students with a declared major in the Perdue School of Business and meeting the following criteria: resident of Worcester or Wicomico County, MD; cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better; demonstrated financial need from FAFSA; preference given to students with entrepreneurial interest; and completion of a short essay (250 words or less) explaining what impact this scholarship will have on the pursuit of your educational and professional goals.. This scholarship can be renewed for up to 8 semesters max. if the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress (SAP), remains in an eligible Perdue School major and has financial need from FAFSA.
Kimmerly Messick, known locally as the “Furniture Queen,” spent her career building Furniture Inc. consisting of four successful retail furniture stores on the Lower Eastern Shore with over 50 employees. After putting herself through college, Kimmerly graduated from Salisbury University. During her time at school, Kimmerly worked year round to pay for all of her educational expenses and applied for every scholarship she could find. A personal goal of hers was to pay back every institution and or person that helped her along the way. In this spirit, she established the Kimmerly Messick Scholarship for Salisbury University students from her two home towns of Worcester County and Salisbury, Maryland. As an endowed scholarship, the Kimmerly Messick Scholarship will help countless young entrepreneur business students into perpetuity. Kimmerly’s mission is to create a legacy of philanthropy and leave student recipients with a strong message about giving back with the hope they will one day create their own scholarship at SU or contribute to her scholarship.