Percy Strothers Foundation, Inc.

"Grooming our Youth of today to be our Leaders of Tomorrow"


The Percy Strothers Foundation is a Not-for-profit organization providing scholarships to our youth in Mississippi to attend any college or university of their choice in the United States of America.

Percy Strothers Foundation Inc, a non-profit organization providing scholarships to your youth.

About the Percy Strothers Foundation, Inc.

Percy Strothers 6/7/1925-12/1/2016


The Percy Strothers Foundation, Inc. was formed in 2017 to continue the lifelong legacy of Percy Strothers.  He was a dedicated citizen to his country, community and family. Percy was also a true believer that an education was extremely important. Born on June 7, 1925, he had life struggles that was not easy to bare as young adult.  Born in Natchez, Mississippi his mother died shortly after his 1st birthday of an unknown illness. Thereafter, his grandmother raised him unitil her death. He was 7 years old. His father then raised him to the age of 13 thereafter his father died of lingering complications of a car accident. Percy was then raised by his stepmother until he enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 17.  He volunteered to enter the military to help protect his country at an early age. After such turmoil through his youth,  Percy was dedicated to make a better life for himself and his family through work ethics, hard work and determination.

In 1943, after finishing high school Percy joined the Army at the age of 17, where he served for 3 years. As a World War II Veteran, his tenure included the United States of America, England, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe. He received the ATO-Medal, EAMETO-Medal, GOOD CONDUCT Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. He married the former Carolyn Sue Webster on October 30, 1966 and to this union two wonderful children were born. Percy remained a faithful husband to Carolyn for 50 years. After returning from the Army, he opened the first black owned Taxi Cab business in Vicksburg MS, which he operated for 27 years. He also worked for Shell Oil Co. for 11 years. Percy later worked for the United States Postal Service as a Letter Carrier for 27 years and Mail Supervisor for 1 year before retiring in 1990. Percy served his community well. He enjoyed serving his community as a Local Historian and Legendary community activist. Percy was affiliated with the National Association of Letter Carriers, NAACP 

(National Association of Advancement of Colored People), American Legion Tyner-Ford Post 213 and the Esquire Club of Vicksburg. He served as past President of Vicksburg Letter Carriers Union Branch 94, past Chairman for the State of MS Letter Carriers Sons and Daughters Scholarship Committee. Percy received a Proclamation from Mayor Robert Walker designating November 30th as Percy Strothers Day in Vicksburg, MS. Percy was instrumental in the development of the 1st Black Subdivision (Melinda Robinson Subdivision) where he served as chairperson of the development. In honor of his hard work and dedication the street in the neighborhood bares his name.

Scholarship Requirements


The Percy Strothers Foundation, Inc. will provide Educational Scholarships to youth in all counties of Mississippi to attend any college of their choice.

To qualify for the scholarship, the youth must participate in the Percy Strothers Foundation, Inc. yearly summer programs starting at the age of 10.  The applicant must also be a U.S. ciitizen.

The summer programs will include the following:  

1) Mentorship into adulthood 

2) Tutoring 

3) Health and Wellness 

4) Athletic Programs 

5) Entrepreneurship 

6) Career placement assistance

Once the youth have completed each summer program and has graduated from High School with a grade point average of 2.5 or better, they will qualify for a educational scholarship from the Percy Strothers Foundation, Inc.

You can send questions about the scholarship process to: 

Thank You


Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

How to Apply

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The Percy Strothers Foundation is a Not-for-profit organization. The EIN number is 82-2629402

Percy Strothers Foundation, Inc.

PO Box 21059, Jackson MS. 39280


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

About Us

Eric Strothers, Sr.

Founder & CEO

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Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to inspire our youth of today to be  great leaders of tomorrow through education and mentorship. Together, we can make a difference. The Percy Strothers Foundation is a Not-for-profit organization. The EIN number is 82-2629402.

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