Jackson, Miss. – Tougaloo College announced today the establishment of the Mississippi Power Heritage Scholarship, to be awarded by Mississippi Power to students seeking a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics), business, law, economics or accounting degree.
The Mississippi Power Heritage Scholarship will award $2,000 to five qualifying students for the 2016-2017 academic year and can be used to pay tuition, fees, books or room and board.
“We are excited to partner with Mississippi Power and provide scholarships to the next generation of Mississippi engineers and scientists,” Tougaloo College President Dr. Beverly Hogan said. “This commitment is recognition of the academic excellence exhibited by these scholars as they continue their educational journey.”
“Tougaloo College has been educating Mississippians and preparing them to lead successful lives for nearly 150 years,” Mississippi Power Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Moses Feagin said. “We are honored to join the tradition Tougaloo started in 1869 and help support these students in their pursuit of a college degree.”
Candidates who are selected for the Mississippi Power Heritage Scholarship must:
- Maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA
- Seek degrees in STEM related programs; science, technology, engineering, mathematics and/or other business related programs; business, law, economics or accounting.
- Be a sophomore, junior or senior*
- Provide a written statement documenting the need for scholarship funding
Primary consideration for the scholarships will go to residents of southeast Mississippi. Should there not be qualified applicants from that area, the scholarship may be awarded to other students within the state or outside the state who meet the other criteria.
*Freshman students are eligible if no other candidates from the upper classes qualify.
About Tougaloo College
Founded in 1869, Tougaloo College is an independent, historically black, coeducational four-year liberal arts institution. Since its founding, the College has established a nationally recognized legacy of excellence, relevance and influence.
Tougaloo College ranks among the top 25 U.S. institutions whose graduates earn their Ph.D.s in the science and engineering disciplines and among the top 15 historically black colleges and universities in the graduation of females with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences. The Princeton Review and U. S. News and World Report has consistently listed Tougaloo College as one of the “Best Colleges in the Southeast”, and the most recent rankings of U.S. News and World Report list Tougaloo among the top 15 of “America’s Best Black Colleges (#11 in 2015).” In 2015 The Washington Monthly listed the College among the top 25 (#22) liberal arts institutions in the nation and #10 among colleges providing the “Best Bang for The Buck”. In both categories, Tougaloo was the only Mississippi institution listed. The 2016 NICHE rankings list Tougaloo College as the #1 HBCU in the State of Mississippi and #8 nationally. Visit our website at https://www.tougaloo.edu/ and our social media sites at https://www.facebook.com/tougaloocollegeor tweet us at @TougalooCollege and @LeadTheChangeTC
About Mississippi Power
Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), produces safe, reliable and environmentally responsible energy for more than 186,000 customers in 23 southeast Mississippi counties. Mississippi Power earned the 2015 ReliabilityOneTM Award for outstanding midsize utility for excellence in storm restoration and recovery efforts as well as being a leader in reliability, customer service and safety. Visit our websites at www.mississippipower.com and www.mississippipowernews.com, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.