Through the Now & Ever Campaign, increased funds for scholarships will attract more students from diverse backgrounds to begin and complete degrees and set them on a path to impact every part of Mississippi and beyond. Financial assistance is particularly transformative for first-generation students and those from underserved areas of our state and nation. The ability of degree holders to lift their entire families out of generational poverty enhances the quality of life for themselves and their communities.
Increased financial assistance is needed for multidisciplinary students and for freshmen who are not eligible for school-based scholarships until they choose a major. Financial assistance in the form of scholarships, assistantships, and fellowships are the defining competitive factor attracting students from around the country who have great potential.