Chapters provide scholarships for area students
Mississippi State University alumni have a long tradition of supporting students through financial contributions. Since the early 1900s, the association has and its members have taken an active role in the university by providing funds for student scholarships.
Managed through the MSU Foundation, the annual and endowed scholarships play a significant role in helping exceptional students attend MSU. Dozens of chapters across the nation award funds each year to deserving Bulldog students in their local community.
“Our chapters play an integral role in supporting students by financially contributing to their education,” said Jimmy Abraham, associate vice president for development and alumni and executive director of the MSU Alumni Association. “These scholarships are one way our alumni can give back to MSU in a tangible, meaningful way."
Annual scholarships can be established with a minimum gift of $1,000 through the MSU Foundation. Endowed scholarships are created with a $25,000 gift or pledge, and endowment earnings are distributed as awards each year.
Many chapters have established scholarships, but do not have enough funds to make awards each year. Individual gifts are extremely important to keep these scholarships active. Gifts of any amount from individual donors may be designated to a specific chapter's endowed or annual scholarship fund.
To find out more about how to make a gift or establish a chapter scholarship, please contact Jackie Hudson, stewardship coordinator with the MSU Foundation, at 662-325-4214 or email@example.com. You may also make a gift online at www.msufoundation.com.
Click here to see a list of chapter scholarships.