ASU Foundation Scholarship Descriptions

100 BLACK MEN OF JACKSON, MS     Recipients must have a 3.00 or better GPA and is recommended by the President to the scholarship committee.
 
ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP      - Recipient must be a full time student with at least at 2.5 GPA and is performing to his/her full potential. 
 
ALUMNI ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP      - The Alcorn National Alumni Association awards annual scholarships to students on the basis of scholarly performance, need, and area of specialization. Preference is given to those students whose areas of specialization are critical manpower areas. 
 
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SCHOLARSHIP      - Need; scholarly performance and critical manpower area; 3.0 GPA or a composite score of 21 on the ACT for entering freshmen.
 
ALPHONSE MARKS SCHOLARSHIP     - Full time first year student at ASU; U.S. citizen; graduate of a Mississippi high school and native of Pike County, MS; a composite score of 15 on the ACT or the SAT equivalent; good campus citizen, community service/extracurricular activities, leadership potential.
  
ANDREW LEROY AND ODESSA HAYES GRAVES SCHOLARSHIP     - Need, scholarly performance and critical manpower needs; 3.0 GPA.
 
ANNA BELL ROSS SCHOLARSHIP      - Recipient must be in the school of Family and Consumer Sciences with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
 
ANNIE     AND     WILLIE     FOUNDATION     SCHOLARSHIP - two scholarships to be awarded; one is a general schlolarship for a student with financial needs and the other
 
BEATRICE J. AND SIDNEY S. BOOSE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP      - Recipient must be a graduating colloge senior who has been accepted to a graduate degree program in the area of Psychology or Education. The recipient must have at least a 3.0 grade point average to qualify for the award. The applicants must write a brief essay which describes his her plans for graduate school and career.
 
CELLULAR SOUTH SCHOLARSHIP     Entering Junior; majoring in Business Administration, Computer Science or Applied Mathematics. Must have a 3.00 or better GPA, a U.S. Citizen, resident of Mississippi and recipients are recommended to the committee by the department chairs.
 
CHARLES V. MCTEER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP     - Applicant must have at least 2.5 GPA, resident of Mississippi and desires to return to the Delta to enhance the quality of life for its citizens or enter into public service in support of Mississippians.
  
CLASS OF 1950 SCHOLARSHIP FUND      - Entering freshmen and currently enrolled students with need; scholarly performance; leadership; moral character, and active involvement in extra-curricular activities, 2.7 GPA or a composite score of 18 on ACT for entering freshmen 
 
CLASS OF 1951 SCHOLARSHIP     - The recipient must be a needy and capable freshman student who does not qualify for grants because of his/her parent’s income status.  
 
CLASS OF 1952 SCHOLARSHIP     - Need and academic capability.   
 
CLASS OF 1953 - Graduate student pursuing a professional degree from School of Business, Arts & Science and Education.  
 
CLASS     OF     1954 - Financial need student
  
CLASS OF 1955 SCHOLARSHIP      - Recipient is selected on need and scholarly performance.
 
CLASS OF 1956 SCHOLARSHIP FUND     - Students who major in any academic area; In order to receive the award, the recipient must have a 3.0 and maintain a 2.75. Student should aspire either to work in an occupation where a bachelor’s degree is required or to attend graduate school. 
 
CLASSES OF 1957-1958 - Student with 3.0 or better GPA with financial needs.
 

CLASS     OF     1959- Financial need student

CLASS     OF     1960 -Financial need student

CLASS OF 1961- Need base scholarship

CLASS OF 1962- Need base scholarship only

CLASS     OF     1965 -Financial need student

CLASS     OF     1967-  Financialneedstudent

CLASS OF 1970 SCHOLARSHIP     - Need; scholarly performance and critical manpower areas; 3.0 GPA or a composite score of 21 on the ACT for entering freshmen.
 
CLAUDIA JOHNSON/BETTY BRISTOW SCHOLARSHIP     - To support deserving students; must have and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA; must commit to graduate/professional school; community service (tutoring) 
 
CLEOPATRA DAVENPORT THOMPSON SCHOLARSHIP     - Need; scholarly performance; 2.75 GPA or a composite score of 21 on the ACT or 900 SAT Combined Score for entering freshmen. Recipients who maintain a 2.75 GPA will be given preference for future awards.
 
COLLEGE ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIPS     - Need; academic performance; 2.75 GPA or for incoming freshmen a composite ACT score of 17 or the equivalent SAT score.
 
DELTA SIGMA THETA BOOK SCHOLARHSIP     Recipients will be awarded on a need basis only.
 
DONALD W. SOWELL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND     - The awardee is selected on the basis of need, scholarly performance, and critical manpower areas. The recipient must have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 (B-average). Entering Freshmen must have a composite ACT score of 21 or more. All currently enrolled students and accepted Freshmen are eligible.
 
DR. AND MRS. JESSE E. McGEE SCHOLARSHIP     - Majors in biology, chemistry, physics and the sciences; need, personal hardship and scholarly performance; 2.75 GPA or a composite score of 18 on the ACT for entering freshmen.
  
DR. FRANCES C. HENDERSON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP      - Recipient must be formally accepted into and Alcorn State University Division of Nursing Program. Must have a 3.0 and must possess leadership ability. Student must have attained a minimum of 30 credits toward the BSN Program.
 
DR. JESSE J. LUCAS SCHOLARSHIP FUND: - To provide an annual scholarship for a needy African-American student who has graduated from a high school in Jefferson Davis or Lincoln County and has majored in Technology Education or Mathematics Education with the intentions of obtaining teacher education certification. The student selected must have a high school GPA of 2.75 or higher and a composite ACT score of 18 or higher. The student must earn a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA in their first semester and be in good standing with the University. 
 
DR. JO C. PIERCE SCHOLARSHIP      - Recipient must have been formally accepted to the ASU School of Nursing Program. Must have completed a minimum of one semester of clinical nursing in the BSN Program; must have a 3.0 GPA; must have demonstrated excellence in academics and clinical achievement in nursing; must have attained a minimum of one semester in clinical nursing toward the AND Program or the BSN Program.
 
DR. KENNETH L. SIMMONS, SR. AND MRS. CHRISTINE L. B. SIMMONS SCHOLARSHIP     - 3.5 GPA; three letters of recommendation which attest to recipient’s character, scholarship, university and community participation. Submit letters with application. 
 

DR. LIANG HUAM SCHOLARSHIP – Sophomores and juniors who intend to graduate with a degree in Agricultural Economics or International Agriculture; have a minimum of 3.00 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale; membership at the Agricultural Economics Club required; must attend a minimum of 80% of all meetings during the academic year.

DR. MALVIN A. WILLIAMS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP- Student with a 3.10 or better cumulative GPA majoring in Mathematics, Computer Science, Nursing, Advance Technology or Elementary Education.  Student is eligible to renew scholarship each year, must maintain a 3.10 GPA or better. 

DR. RALEIGH AND LENORA V.ROBINSONSCHOLARSHIP - Awarded to a male mathematics student with a 3.0 or better GPA

DR. REGINLAND McGOWAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP- Student with a 2.0 GPA or bette

DRS. PAUL AND CAROLINE GAU ECONOMICS SCHOLARSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE     - This scholarship is for sophomore, junior, or senior students majoring in economics with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 or above, who has demonstrated outstanding character and leadership. Selection by Economics faculty.
 
D. W. WILBURN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND      - Applicants must be a graduate from a public school or private high school in Yazoo County, MS. Must have attained at least a combined score of 15 on the ACT or the SAT equivalent. Good campus citizen and must show leadership potential around campus. Must be a full time first year student at Alcorn State University and will be based on the recommendation of the committee overseeing the scholarship.
  
EDO     HERITAGE     UNION     OF     MISSISSIPPI, INCSCHOLARSHIP - Awarded to a  financial need minority student from the United States or Nigeria with a 3.2 or better GPA. 
 
ELLA LOREAN MARSHALL JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP     –  Human Sciences major; need; 2.5 GPA.
 
ENTERGY/ RADIATION TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP     Must be enrolled in Radiation Technology through Advanced Technology Department and will be chosen by the department chair. Recipient must be a full time student and have demonstrated good academic achievement by maintaining a 3.00 GPA or Better. 
 
ERNEST REGAN SCHOLARSHIP     - Full time students enrolled in the School of Business; Mississippi residents; Junior or senior; and GPA not less than 3.5.
   
FASHION     EXECUTIVE     EDITOR     OF     TOMORROW     BOOK     SCHOLARSHIP - (SPRING AWARDS ONLY) Student with a 3.0 or better GPA from the School of Business or Mass Communication.  Must aspire to become either a fashion brand or editor of a fashion publication.
 
FLORENCE DONNELL ALLEN SCHOLARSHIP FUND      - The awardee will be selected on the basis of need, scholarly performance, and critical manpower areas. The recipient must have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.00 (B-average). All currently enrolled students and entering Freshmen are eligible. 
 
FOUNDATION EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Student with a 3.0 GPA or better
 
GLENDA KAY KING SCHOLARSHIP     - Need; scholarly performance and critical manpower areas; 3.0 GPA or a composite score of 21 on the ACT for entering freshmen. 
 
GEORGE AND TODD ALAN WHITAKER/WHITAKER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP     - Music major with the highest academic average; need and scholarly performance. Selection will be made by the Department of Music faculty.
  
GULF COAST ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP     - Need and scholarly performance; all currently enrolled students and accepted students are eligible if no coastal freshman applies.
 
HERBERT ANDERSON, JR. SCHOLARSHIP     Social science major who maintains at least a 2.75 GPA.
 
HONORS CAMPUS ALL-STAR CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP - The student must have been enrolled at the university for at least one academic year, must be in good standing with the university, and must have need of financial assistance. The student must have maintained a cumulative average of 3.5 and above. A non-scholarship student who is a member of the Campus All-Star Challenge team, whose cumulative average is less than 3.5, may be given special consideration for this scholarship. This student must have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the campus tournament and must have exhibited great potential as a member of the team. The student must be recommended by a faculty member. A committee of honors faculty will review the recommendations and select the recipient, with final approval being given by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
 
HOWARD H. ROBINSON SCHOLARSHIP – Graduating high school senior or an undergraduate at Alcorn from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area; be accepted for admission to Alcorn State University as a high school senior; have a minimum of 2.75 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale; be a U.S. citizen; be available for a personal interview with the selection committee; submit completed application and documents by deadline.
 
INEZ STUTTS KNOWLES SCHOLARSHIP     - Need; scholarly performance and critical manpower areas; 3.0 GPA or a composite score of 21 on the ACT for entering freshmen 
 
ISOM H. HERRON III, ‘42 SCHOLARSHIP     - Junior or senior with the highest cumulative grade point average in a health science major, i.e. health science, biochemistry (pre-dentistry, pre-medicine or pre-optometry), biology (pre-dentistry, pre-medicine or pre-pharmacy), and medical technology. 
 
JACK SPINKS SCHOLARSHIP FUND     - The recipient must have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (C average) on a four point system. Recipient must be an all-around student who exemplifies the spirit and the desire to achieve. Entering freshmen must have a composite ACT score of 15 or above. The University Scholarship Committee will be responsible for screening the recommended applicants and the selection of the recipient. All currently enrolled students and accepted freshmen are eligible. Good prior attendance is important.
 
JAMES AND ANGELINE GUY POSEY SCHOLARSHIP FUND     - The recipient must have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0.or, is an entering freshmen with a composite ACT score of 18 or more. All currently enrolled students and accepted Freshmen are eligible (priority will be given to students from Jefferson Davis county, Covington county, Claiborne County, and other enrolled students and accepted Freshmen respectively).Preference is to be given to English and Agriculture majors expressing an interest in teaching.Prior recipients of the scholarship are eligible to reapply. However, preference is to be given to new applicants. 
 
JAMES AND JOYCE BOLDEN SCHOLARSHIP- Book scholarship awarded to curent SGA President.
 
JAMES S. FORD SCHOLARSHIP - (LOS ANGELES ALUMNI CHAPTER)     - All students eligible; 2.5 GPA or a composite score of 21 on the ACT for entering freshmen.
 
J. D. TILLMAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP     - Scholarship funds for Agriculture students; must maintain at least a 2.7 GPA and Mississippi resident.
 
JESSE ANDERSON MORRIS, SR. SCHOLARSHIP     - Junior or senior majoring in agriculture; excellent moral character; committed to a career in agriculture; potentials of scholarship and leadership. Selection by the faculty of the Department of Agriculture.
  
JESSICA HAYES WILLIAMS SCHOLARSHIP- Music or Criminal Justice Majors

MS MINORITY BUSINESS ALLIANCE SCHOLARSHIP- Incoming Freshman majoring in Business Administration or relate field with a 3.0 or better  GPA.

JEWELL WENDELL FORTENBERRY, SR. SCHOLARSHIP     - Entering freshman with a 3.0 GPA who is an Upward Bound, Special Services or business student; selection will be based on character, scholarship, need and a desire to achieve.
 
JOHN I. AND EPSY Y. HENDRICKS TEACHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP      - Undergraduate teacher education major who has been accepted into and is in good standing in the ASU Teacher Education Program: three letters of recommendation which attest to recipient's moral character.
 
JOHN W. OWENS, SR. SCHOLARSHIP FUND      - The recipient must have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0.Entering Freshmen must have a composite ACT score of 21 or more.
 
KERMIT & VERA BUTCHER SCHOLARSHIP FUND      - The awardee will be selected on the basis of need and scholarly performance. The award will be made annually. The recipient must have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0. Entering Freshmen must have a composite ACT score of 18 or more. All currently enrolled students and accepted Freshmen are eligible (priority will be given to students from Pike County, MS).
 
KIOR SCHOLARSHIP -  Student with A 3.0 GPA or better majoring in Agriculture or Natural Science.
 
LAD ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP     - Undergraduate industrial technology major at ASU; 2.0 GPA for entering freshmen and 2.5 thereafter; leadership qualities; need. 
 
LAND BANK OF NORTH MISSISSIPPI ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP     - Full time student or incoming freshman in the school of Agriculture, Research, Extension and Applied Sciences. 
 
LAND BANK OF SOUTH MISSISSIPPI ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP     - Incoming freshman, full time student in the school of Agriculture, Research, Extension and Applied Sciences.
  
LARRY MILTON LAWSON SCHOLARSHIP     - Economics major; need, scholarly performance and critical manpower area; 3.0 GPA or a composite score of 18 on the ACT for entering freshmen. 
 
LEVANDER KINDS, JR. SCHOLARSHIP     - Social science, music or language major, or a student aspiring to the ministry; need, scholastic standing and potential of the student. 
 
LILLIAN CADE LANE SCHOLARSHIP     - Need; scholarly performance and critical manpower areas; 3.0 GPA or a composite score of 21 on the ACT for entering freshmen. 
 
L. T. AND REGINA ELLIS SCHOLARSHIP     - Entering freshman with 3.25 GPA; major in mathematical sciences, education, computer science, chemistry or physics.
 
MABEL L. THOMAS FELLOWSHIP SCHOLARSHIP      - Graduate student with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0; in-state student; student must do the Thesis Plan.
 
MABEL O. HENLEY LOTT SCHOLARSHIP     - Need; scholarly performance and critical manpower area; 3.0 GPA or a composite score of 21 on the ACT for entering freshmen. 
  
MACK AND GERTRUDE PAYTON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP     - Recipient must have completed one academic year at ASU; Sophomore status with a 3.0 G.P.A. or better; no specific gender, but should exhibit leadership abilities, high moral characters, and a willingness to eventually support the university financially; preference to students from Scott and Copiah counties, but not limited to these counties.
 
MEDGAR WILEY EVERS SCHOLARSHIP     - (ASU National Alumni Association) 3.0 GPA or a composite score of 20 on the ACT for entering freshmen.
   
MISS ALCORN FOREVER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP     - Female ASU student in the junior class; scholarly attributes, leadership, moral character and personality. This scholarship is not automatically awarded to Miss ASU.
 
MISSISSIPPI RURAL REHABILITATION CORPORATION     - Full-time sophomore, junior, or senior student in the School of Agriculture; Mississippi residents; 3.0 GPA or higher.
 
NICHOLS-VAUGHN SCHOLARSHIP     - Full-time junior or senior elementary education major or a full-time graduate student already certified to teach at the elementary level in Mississippi; high school graduate of a public school in Coahoma, Tallahatchie, Bolivar, Quitman, Washington, Tunica, Leflore, Sunflower, Panola, Humphreys or Issaquena county; 3.0 GPA; active involvement in two (2) extracurricular, civic or community activities; show a commitment to holding a teaching assignment in a public elementary school in the Mississippi Delta.
 
NINNIE PRATER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND      - Recipient must be an entering freshmen with a composite ACT score of 21 or above. Recipient must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above; Recipient will be selected on the basis of need as determined by Free Application for Federal Student Aid. (FAFSA); Recipient must be an African American. Preference given to the resident of Wilkinson County interested in pursuing a degree in the Department of Education, Department of Industrial Arts, Department of Science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics) or Department of Mathematical Sciences
 
NISSAN SCHOLARSHIP     - The scholarship shall be available to students majoring in a science-oriented curriculum which provides a strong background in the biological-environmental biology, chemical-environmental chemistry, physical sciences- soil and water sciences. Must be accepted to the academic program for Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and the Master of Biotechnology at the university and be certified by the Dean of the university regarding his or her potential to complete the rigors of the program; have achieved at least a 2.5 GPA at the high school level; maintain at least a 2.5 GPA while in the program.
 

OUDREY "BERNARD" WASHINGTON SCHOLARSHIP- Student majoring in Communication or Liberal Arts with a 3.0 or better GPA.

POLLY ANN WHITE ACCOUNTANCY SCHOLARSHIP     - Junior or senior accounting majors who are planning to pursue a career in accounting. Selections will be made by the accounting faculty based on character, scholarship and financial need. 
     
PROFILE SCHOLARSHIP - Awarded by the University’s President to needy students who meet the Alcorn profile of being professionally competent, having a strong work ethic, having a value system and high moral character and being well-groomed.
 
RISSAH TEMPLE JOHN H. JACKSON SCHOLARSHIP      Students who major in any academic area with at least a GPA of 3.25. Outside community activities are required such as Church, Free and Accepted Masons Prince Hall Affiliation, NAACP, Boy and Girls Club, Boy and Girls Scouts, Palace of Children. Recipients must also be members of a social organization (church) and residents of Mississippi. To maintain the award, recipients have to keep a 3.25 GPA.
 

RIVER HILLS BANK (Port Gibson, Mississippi) - Pays for one full scholarship each year to a top entering freshman from a Claiborne County high school.

ROBERT CLAYTON MOORE SCHOLARSHIP     - Need; scholarly performance and critical academic shortage areas; 3.0 GPA or a composite score of 21 on the ACT for entering freshmen. 
  

ROBERT     PRATER     LEGEND     ENDOWED     SCHOLARSHIP -  Student in good standing with the University and with financial needs.

RUTH ULMER HANSEN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP-  Junior or Senior female majoring in Business Administration or related filed with a  3.0 or better GPA.

PHI     BETA     SIGMA     FRATERNITY, INCANDFRIENDSSCHOLARHSIP - Student must ahve a 2.5 or better GPA, involved in outside community activities, Mississippi resident and member of fraternity.

SANDERSON FARMS      - Applicant must have a 3.00 or better GPA; majoring in Agriculture.

SUPPORT OUR ALMA MATER RESPONSIBILITY (SOAR)  - To assist students who need and deserve financial assistance. 
 
THOMAS AND LAURA RATCLIFF LENIOR PSYCHOLOGY AND ORAL LANGUAGE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP      - Recipient must be a 2nd year student who has maintained a 2.0 or a C average and is performing to his/her full potential.
  
THURGOOD MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS      - Students who are qualified to for the scholarship must provide the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund with a 5X8 black and white or color photo of the scholarship recipient for the Fund to use for publicity purposes.  Must maintain a current and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
 
TOM JOYNER SCHOLARSHIPS     - While funds are available these scholarships help to pay the last few dollars to stay in school or to buy books at the ASU bookstore.
 
VICKSBURG HOSPITAL MEDICAL FOUNDATION     - Nursing and pre-medicine majors including 2nd year pre-nursing student; 3.0 GPA; need; good moral character and leadership ability. Preferred students are of Claiborne, Issaquena, Sharkey and Warren counties in Mississippi; and Madison and Tensas parishes in Louisiana. Recipients are encouraged to consider establishing a professional career in the Vicksburg, MS area. Selections are made by department faculty.
 
VOGUE SOCIALITE CLUB, INC. SCHOLARSHIP     - Major in Family and Consumer Sciences; need; GPA of 3.0 in major courses and 2.0 overall; loyalty and cooperation to the department and the university; dedication to the profession. Department faculty must recommend at least two names to the University Scholarship Committee for one to be selected.
 
WALTHALL COUNTY ASU ALUMNI ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP-  Student will be chosen by Walthall County ASU Alumni committee.
 

WALTER WASHINGTON SCHOLARSHIP      - Need; scholarly performance and critical manpower needs; 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to students in mathematics and the sciences. Priority will be given to students in the Honors Program.

WELLINGTON     SWINDALL     ENDOWED     SCHOLARSHIP - Student in good standing with the University and with financial needs.

W.F. JACKSON SCHOLARSHIP     - Agriculture major; need, scholarly performance and critical manpower area; 3.0 GPA or a composite score of 21 on the ACT for entering freshmen.

WILLIAM SHELTON AND ADDIE R. NELSON SCHOLARSHIP - Need, scholarly performance and critical manpower areas; 3.0 GPA or a composite score of 21 on the ACT for entering freshmen.
 
WILLIE M. TURNER SIAS      - Elementary Education major from the states of Mississippi, Illinois or Michigan with at least a 2.5 or better GPA.
 

WILLIS BRUMFIELD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - A Junior majoring in Accounting or Finance chosen by the Dean or Director of School of Business.  The recipient must submit a breif bio and photo   to the ASU Foundation as soon as they receive notification of receiving the award.

W. S. DEMBY SCHOLARSHIP (Selection made by the VICKSBURG/WARREN ALUMNI CHAPTER)     - Warren County student with the highest cumulative grade point average.
 
YORK ALONZO AND IVY DARENSBURG LENIOR MATH AND ENGLISH ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP      - Recipient must be a 2nd year student who has maintained a 2.0 or a C average and is performing to his/her full potential.
 

Contact Information

Alcorn State University Foundation Scholarships
Laura Drake '83
(601) 877-6693 
1000 ASU Drive, #810
Lorman, MS 39096-7500