Christopher Clark describes his journey at Alcorn as a Provost Scholarship recipient

Alcorn State University provides countless opportunities that will aid students on their quest for attaining academic excellence. Christopher Clark, a junior biology/pre-pharmacy major from Mobile, Alabama, witnessed the awesome benefits the University has to offer.

“Being an out-of-state student, I applied for many of the scholarships Alcorn has to offer,” said Christopher. “I put the most effort into the Provost Scholarship because it covers everything I need to be a successful student at Alcorn.”

The Provost Scholarships are awarded to enrolling freshmen with a composite score of 24-27 on the ACT or its equivalence on the SAT (1090-1240 reading and math only) and a 3.0 or better high school cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale upon graduation. This scholarship is renewable each year provided the student maintains a 3.0 or above cumulative GPA. This scholarship covers room, board, tuition and a $400 per semester book allowance. The recipient of this scholarship must be a first-time freshman.

As a result of his diligence to his studies, Christopher has earned more than the minimum to keep his scholarship. He said that the scholarship plays a huge role in motivating him to be a great student.

“The scholarship motivates me to never settle for anything. Although the requirement is a 3.0, that does not mean I will be all right with having a 3.1 by the end of the semester. This scholarship motivates me to do whatever it takes to go beyond the requirements.”

Christopher reflected on his initial reaction to receiving the scholarship. It was great for him to know that he had accomplished his goal of pursuing an education without worrying about student loans.

“Once I was given the notice I received the scholarship, I was very excited. I made it my goal to earn a scholarship so that I can put my full effort towards my education without worrying about costs. I thank Alcorn for noticing my hard work.”

Christopher encourages his peers and prospective college students to search for scholarships that will help them reach their goals.