On September 17, 2012, Delta State University officially announced the Delta State University Scholarship Initiative, the largest concentrated effort to raise support for scholarships in the history of the university.
"For the sake of our students, our community, the Delta, we are going to focus our attention on raising scholarship dollars," said then Delta State University President John Hilpert continued. "We ask all of our constituents to take time to reevaluate their intent to give to Delta State University, and direct that giving toward scholarship dollars."
Currently, over $9.7 million in scholarship funding has been secured in gifts and pledges. The Scholarship Initiative, a part of the recently announced Campaign for Delta State, has received almost $2 million of its funding in the past sixteen months.
Hallye Skillion, a Delta State University student from Marks, Mississippi, and the recipient of the Graeber Foundation Scholarship, readily shares how critical scholarships have been in helping her pursue her degree and career goals.
"Considering the expense of a four-year college, coming to Delta State was a frightening concept for me, but never have I been more welcomed or made to feel more at home," said Skillion. "Never before had a school contacted me to alert me to a scholarship opportunity and then helped me to achieve that scholarship. The scholarships I received represent my future and security. They offer a way to improve my life and, hopefully, the lives of others as a future educator."
To support the Scholarship Initiative Click Here. For more information about the Delta State University Scholarship Initiative, contact the Delta State Foundation at 662.846.4704 or e-mail Foundation@deltastate.edu