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Delta State’s John Sharp receives Statewide Federal Credit Union’s inaugural Logistics Scholarship Award

Pictured, from left, at Statewide Federal Credit Union (SFCU) in Flowood, Miss., are Sedric Brinson, SFCU Assistant Vice President of Member Solutions; scholarship recipient John Sharp, a senior Aviation Management/Logistics major at DSU; and SFCU CEO Casey Bacon, chief executive officer (CEO) of SFCU.

CLEVELAND, Miss.— A Delta State University student has been selected as the recipient of the first-ever Logistics Scholarship Award.

John Sharp of Sturgis, Miss., a senior Aviation Management/Logistics major at Delta State, was recently awarded a $500 scholarship, courtesy of Statewide Federal Credit Union.

According to Casey Bacon, CEO of Statewide Federal Credit Union, the scholarship was established as a way to demonstrate corporate philanthropy support for outstanding student success.

Sharp was selected for the award for his academic hard work, character and drive.

“John was chosen for his industry-specific maturity, student teamwork/collaboration skills, communication and interpersonal skills, leadership, problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills, adaptability, initiative, passion, focus and determination,” said DSU Aviation and Logistics Instructor Carl Brinkley.

“These merits alone make him highly worthy of the scholarship along with a financial need to complete his education at DSU.  Above all, I can’t think of a better student who deserves such,” he added.

Plans are underway to make the scholarship an annual award, Brinkley said.

Delta State’s Department of Commercial Aviation offers a Bachelor of Commercial Aviation (BCA) in Flight Operations and Aviation Management with a concentration in Logistics, and a Master of Commercial Aviation (MCA).

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