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Two Lewisburg High School Seniors and Best Friends in Olive Branch, Miss., Named 2019 Statesman Scholars by Delta State University, Receive Four-Year “Full-Ride” Scholarships

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Faith Cox and Sean Gage, standout seniors at Lewisburg High School in Olive Branch, Miss., have been named the 2019 Statesman Scholars by Delta State University. The 12th-graders—and best friends—receive four-year “full ride” scholarships as a result and will enroll at Delta State in the fall. Read More

High School Standouts Compete to Be 2019 Statesmen Scholars on Feb. 8

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National Honor Society members and Student Council leaders. Lettering athletes and star performers. Volunteers who improve their community and scholars who hold part-time jobs while maintaining sparkling grades.

The best and the brightest from high schools across Mississippi and around the region will come to Delta State University to compete for four-year “full-ride” scholarships at the third annual Statesmen Scholarship Day on Feb. 8, 2019. Read More

University updates scholarship policies

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Delta State University recently updated its academic scholarship policy to align more closely with hours required for degree completion, as well as state financial aid policies.

“The changes will take effect fall 2018 and will apply to incoming students only,” said Dr. Debbie Heslep, dean of enrollment management at Delta State. “Current students will not be impacted by these changes.”

The changes include:
— Recipients must complete 15 hours each fall and spring semester.
— Freshman scholarships will be available for a maximum of 8 semesters of undergraduate study only.
— Transfer scholarships will be available for a maximum of 4 semesters of undergraduate study only.
— Transfer students with community college hours only (excluding dual credit hours) will be considered.
— Transfer students will be required to maintain a 3.25 Delta State grade point average for scholarship renewal.

In addition, the Statesman Award will only pay room and board if the student is living on campus. Also of note, Recognition Awards will only be available to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members.

“The slight changes impact transfer scholarships based on membership in a national honor society,” said Dr. Charles McAdams, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. “The change in the GPA requirement to receive and maintain the scholarship reflect more accurately the academic achievement expected of a student in this honor society. The change also aligns our scholarship requirement with other universities.”

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