Jackson State University and the Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) have partnered to form the Mississippi Manufacturers Association Endowed Scholarship Fund. The association presented a $60,000 check to the university Dec. 14 during a ceremony held on the JSU campus.
“This gift from the Mississippi Manufacturers Association is truly one that will keep on giving,” said JSU President Carolyn W. Meyers. “This organization clearly understands that an investment in education is an investment in the future of our state.”
The endowment fund will provide two $1,000 academic scholarships annually to declared Manufacturing and Design Technology majors at Jackson State. Additionally, the fund is eligible to be matched through a Title III Endowment.
“MMA believes in supporting the next generation of leaders,” said Jay C. Moon, president and CEO of MMA. “We anticipate this scholarship will provide an incentive for young people to pursue the education and training required to take advantage of the opportunities available in advanced manufacturing.”
Recipients will be full-time students who are Mississippi residents and classified as juniors with at least a 3.0. grade point average.