Beginning with the Fall Semester of 2017, Mississippi University for Women will award a one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) scholarship annually to a graduate student working towards a master’s degree in the field of teaching special education. This annual scholarship was established by Charles D. Easley, Jr., as the “Doris Bledsoe Easley Scholarship.”
Doris Bledsoe Easley was a graduate of Mississippi University for Women with a graduate specialist degree. Mrs. Easley taught special education for over twenty (20) years and was in charge of special education in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, prior to her retirement.
Mrs. Easley and her late husband, Lt. Colonel Charles D. Easley, resided in Houlka, Mississippi, with their three sons, Bob, Chuck and Bill Easley.