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Middle Tennessee State University Professor of Management So Grateful for Her Education at Delta State University That She Creates Four Scholarships for It

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The world of business concerns itself with return on investment. Studying at Delta State University reaped such dividends for professor of management Jill Austin that she established four DSU scholarships for the College of Business out of gratitude: a $10,000 endowment scholarship and three one-time $500 scholarships. Read More

Remembering Delta State Alumna Judy Smart Lewis, Mental Health Counselor, Through a $20,000 Memorial Scholarship Fund in Her Field of Expertise

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Two years ago, Eddie Lewis countered profound remorse with purposeful solace. His wife of 52 years, Delta State University alumna Judy Smart Lewis, the love of his life, died of complications from dementia on July 9, 2017, at age 71. In tribute to her, the grieving widower found a measure of lasting comfort by giving $20,000 to the Delta State University Foundation to create the Judy Smart Lewis Memorial Scholarship Fund two months later. The mindful consolation makes sense: Judy Smart Lewis, who earned an M.Ed. in community counseling from Delta State in 1992, was a mental health counselor. Recipients of the scholarship are DSU graduate students pursuing an M.Ed. in counselor education, clinical health counseling. Read More

Good Medicine: Doctor Creates $10,000 Scholarship Fund for Delta State University College of Business

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Delta State University is just what the doctor ordered, according to Tony Sultani, an oncologist based in Clarksdale, Miss.

“My son, George, graduated from DSU in 2017 and the professors really made a difference in his life,” said Dr. Sultani—who gave $10,000 as a result to create the Sultani Endowment Scholarship Fund. Read More

Delta State University Receives Record $300,000 Gift for Scholarships for Students from Sunflower County

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Mississippi Delta roots grow deep and remain firm. That’s why the Delta State University Foundation received a record $300,000 gift from the Norma and Celian Lewis Charitable Remainder Trust for scholarships for DSU students from Sunflower County, Miss., in what is the largest gift for scholarships for Sunflower County students in DSU history. Read More