Mississippi Manufacturers Association presents $60,000 to JSU for endowment fund


(From L to R) David Hoard, Vice President for Institutional Advancement; Evangeline Robinson, Director of Foundation Relations; Carolyn W. Meyers, President of JSU; and Jay C. Moon, CEO of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association

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.
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Spencer McClenty
spencer.l.mcclenty@jsums.edu

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3 thoughts on “Mississippi Manufacturers Association presents $60,000 to JSU for endowment fund

  1. Great Job Mr. Hoard and Mrs. Robinson…
    Keep beating the bushes for those needed dollars and contributions.

    Thanks also to MMA for supporting our great institution.

  2. You are absolutely right. Gifts like this help Jackson State and the state of Mississippi continue moving in a positive economic direction. The diligent efforts of Foundation Relations has definitely helped these partnerships to grow, especially over the past several years. Keep up the excellent work. Such efforts and gifts will continue to encourage such partnerships.

  3. Establishing partnerships with MMA and other private sector groups further secures the university’s role in helping the state of Mississippi move forward economically.

    This is an excellent gift to the university; in exchange for what JSU provides the state of Mississippi.

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