Effective immediately, Alcorn State University is suspending new awards of its Achieve Scholarship. The Achieve Scholarship is awarded to returning undergraduate students earning a minimum GPA of 3.3 on thirty credit hours earned at Alcorn. The decision to suspend new awards will not affect current students that have already been awarded the Achieve scholarship. The university will continue to honor current Achieve awardees, provided they continue to sustain the maintenance GPA requirement. Although the university is growing and in a sound financial position, Alcorn’s general support state appropriations have declined by double digits over the past three fiscal years. Reductions in state appropriations coupled with the impending reduction in funding from the Ayers desegregation settlement has necessitated the need for this hard, yet prudent decision. As future state appropriations to Alcorn increase, the university will consider reinstating the Achieve Scholarship.