Jessie Heath Scholarship


Education is important to the family.  In 2017 we launched the Jessie Heath Scholarship in honor of the patriarch of the family.  Every year we award a recipient(s) with an annual scholarship of $500 each at a participating college. 


Janya Sims - First Recipient (2017)

Atlanta, GA | Georgia State University
"HPS Family Reunion.  Thanks for the support, prayers, and love.  I am so excited that I will be starting my classes at Georgia State University.  Thanks so much.

Love Janya"


Submit Your Application Today!

Scholarship Criteria

  • Be registered to attend the 2018 reunion, and 
  • Have attended at least 2 of the past 5 HPS reunions, and Be a member of the HPS family, and
  • Be a High School Senior with an acceptance letter to a college, university or any institution of higher learning 

Application Process

  • Submit a copy of your acceptance letter; and
  • Create a family tree showing how you are related to the Heath, Pittman or Smith side of the family; and 
  • Draft an essay (minimum 500 words) on the following topic:

What does the tradition of having the HPS Family Reunion mean to you and how can you contribute to its success in the future? 

Click here to submit your application.