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

By February 5, 2019Admissions, Press Releases, Student Life

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.

“Our applicants excel in academics, extracurricular activities, and outreach,” said Rebekah Arant, enrollment manager at Delta State and Statesmen Scholarship Day coordinator. “They take AP courses, get top marks on the ACT, have stellar GPAs, and are fluent in other languages. They’re so diverse, too: drum captains, martial arts experts, yearbook photographers, cheerleaders, and Boy Scouts. These impressive students find time to raise money for children’s hospitals and Alzheimer’s organizations. And they pitch in at Meals on Wheels and teach vacation bible school. You name it, they do it, and they do it very well.”

An invitation-only event, Statesmen Scholarship Day gives high-achieving seniors the opportunity to vie for Delta State’s most prestigious scholarships. Applicants must have scored a 26 or higher on the ACT, accumulated a GPA of 3.5 or higher, demonstrated academic leadership, and performed notable service.

Candidates undergo two interviews at Statesmen Scholarship day, one with a panel of judges from the Office of Academic Affairs, and another with representatives from the Office of Student Life. A select few receive scholarships that cover tuition, room and board, and up to $300 for books for four years.

For more information on Delta State Scholarships, go online to or call (662) 846-4020.