Mississippi State announces 2016-17 Presidential Scholars


President Mark E. Keenum (first row, center) welcomes the newest class of MSU Presidential Scholars. From left to right, they include (first row) Joy Carino, Carley Bowers, Alicia Brown, Katelyn Provine, (second) Donielle Allen, Leah Boyd, Dajaina Martin, Krishna Desai, (third) Garhett Moseley, Samuel Lucas, Seth Lenoir, Benjamin Jones and Joseph Neyland.
(Photo by Russ Houston)

More than 700 qualified applicants, applied for the 2016-17 Mississippi State University Presidential Scholars program, which is part of MSU’s Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College.

With qualifications that include a minimum 30 ACT or 1330 SAT score, the prestigious annual awards cover the current cost of university tuition, fees, books, and room and board, as well as research and study-abroad expenses.

The 2016-17 Presidential Scholars class includes (by hometown):

BARTLETT, Tennessee—Freshman Benjamin K. Jones, an engineering major, receiving an Ottilie Schillig Leadership Scholarship.

BRANDON—Freshmen Seth L. Lenoir, a chemical engineering major, receiving a Hal and Linda Parker Presidential Endowed Scholarship; and Katelyn S. Provine, a biological sciences/pre-medicine major, receiving an Alan Nunnelee Presidential Endowed Scholarship.

BYRAM—Freshman Dajaina M. Martin, a biochemistry major, receiving an Ottilie Schillig Leadership Scholarship.

COLLIERVILLE, Tennessee—Freshman Carley E. Bowers, an economics major, receiving a Bobby and Barbara Martin Presidential Endowed Scholarship.

HATTIESBURG—Sophomore Samuel N. Lucas, a chemical engineering major, receiving a Malcolm and Olivia Portera Presidential Endowed Scholarship.

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama—Sophomore Garhett J. Moseley, a business administration/international business and Spanish double-major, receiving a Louis Hurst Presidential Endowed Scholarship.

JACKSON—Freshman Joseph N. Neyland, an aerospace engineering/astronautics major, receiving a Mickey and Babs Holliman Presidential Endowed Scholarship.

MADISON, Alabama—Freshman Leah A. Boyd, a music major, receiving an Ottilie Schillig Leadership Scholarship.

MCCALLA, Alabama—Junior Donielle D. Allen, a biochemistry/pre-medicine major, receiving an Ottilie Schillig Leadership Scholarship.

PETAL—Freshman Alicia D. Brown, a chemical engineering major, receiving a John and Georgia Ann McPherson Presidential Endowed Scholarship.

RIDGELAND—Freshman Krishna D. Desai, an architecture major, receiving a Charles and Pat Lee Presidential Endowed Scholarship.

STARKVILLE—Sophomore Joy Carino, an English major, receiving an Ottilie Schillig Leadership Scholarship. ν

For more on the program, visit www.honors.msstate.edu/scholars.