A scholarship in honor of former East Central Community College head football coach John Grace was recently established by his former players.

Grace, who resides in Madison, led the Warrior football program from 1951 to 1953. Team members established the John Grace Scholarship to honor him "as an outstanding coach and mentor."

The award provides $250 annually to an East Central Community College student who meets the scholarship criteria.

To be eligible, a recipient must enroll as a fulltime student at ECCC and reside in the five-county district. A minimum 3.0 grade point average is also required.

Scholarship recipients will be selected by the ECCC Scholarship Committee.

For more information, contact ECCC Student Services, 601-635-6205 or call toll free, 877-462-3222, ext. 205. The email address is rlee@eccc.edu.