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MSU awards Jordan Presidential Endowed Scholarship

Special to The Clinton Courier

MSU awards Jordan Presidential Endowed Scholarship

Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum, center, poses with 2023-2024 Presidential Scholars, including (l to r), front row: Abigail Spreen, Madelyn Berry, Kelsey Anne Dembo, Claire Boudreaux and Carter Holton; second row: Joy Ramirez, Anna Preston McRae, Payton Kelly-Van Domelen, Lexi Holdiness and Charles Nicholas; third row: Alyssa Newsome, Claire Decent and Stephen Weathersby; fourth row: Chauncey Jordan, Wendy Campbell, Ryan Neal and Jacob Kasitz; and back row: Evan Garrison, Ella Atkins, William Harvey and Keegan Figueroa.

Chauncy Jordan of Clinton is among twenty-one outstanding Mississippi State students receiving 2023-24 Presidential Endowed Scholarships, the university’s most prestigious undergraduate award.

Jordan, a mechanical engineering major, received the Louis A. Hurst Jr. Presidential Scholars Endowment.

Presidential Scholars are members of the Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College and possess strong academic skills, creativity and a drive for success. Endowment-level gifts for the scholarships provide students with financial support to cover the cost of attending the university for four years. The experience offers a one-time educational enrichment scholarship for study-abroad opportunities, internships or other qualified academic pursuits, an undergraduate research fellowship award and mentoring opportunities.

To qualify, applicants must have a minimum 30 ACT/1330 SAT score, as well as have graduated with a minimum core or overall 3.75 high school GPA (based on a 4.0 scale). Recipients are expected to maintain an overall 3.4 GPA in their respective academic majors.

Presidential Scholars have opportunities to interact with members of the land-grant institution’s extensive research faculty and be part of the honors college’s summer-study program at Oxford University in England, among other enhanced learning experiences.

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