Alcorn students receive Title III scholarships

Three students at Alcorn State University began the spring semester on a high note due to newly acquired scholarship funds.

Shakeria Anderson, Kourtney Billups, and Sarah Pierre were awarded scholarships for $500 by the National Association of Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Title III Administrators, Inc. (NAHBCU – Title III). The scholarship winners were among 18 recipients to receive the award.

Anderson, a junior business administration major from Coila, Mississippi, takes pride in winning the scholarship because it’s a testament to her dedication to her studies.

“It was a great feeling to be awarded the scholarship because it showed that my hard work had paid off,” said Anderson.

Pierre, a junior business administration major from St. Martinville, Louisiana, spoke on the benefits that scholarships provide for students.

“Scholarships provide students with the opportunity to reach the next level in their education,” said Pierre. “If it weren’t for scholarships, some people wouldn’t have the opportunity to experience college.”

With the scholarship, Billups, a senior nursing major from Memphis, Tennessee, hopes to motivate others to work hard so that they can be eligible for academic relief.

"It is inspiring to receive a scholarship because other students look up to you and realize they can also win awards with time and preparation," said Billups.