The Jacksonville State University Foundation awards the Mildred L. Sheppard Scholarship annually to students who commit to major in education and teach K-12 for no less than two years after graduation. Established by the Board of Directors of the Country Day School, Inc., Montgomery, Alabama, to honor Miss Mildred Louise Sheppard, the school's founder, and only headmaster. The JSU Foundation, through collaborative relationships with individuals, corporations, foundations, and other organizations, creates opportunities that will provide additional support to the students, programs, services, and educational community of Jacksonville State University.
The Foundation will achieve its mission through image enhancement, effective asset management, entrepreneurial efforts, and development activities. The overall mission of the JSU Foundation is to maximize private gift support for Jacksonville State University while laying the groundwork for future fundraising success, in order to aid the University in fulfilling its own mission of excellence in education, research, and service.