Statesmen Scholarship Day

Joining President LaForge is Rebekah Arant, a Delta State admissions recruiter, to discuss the annual Statesmen Scholarship program.

At Delta State, we take great pride in academic excellence — which is at the root of the Statesmen Scholarship Day.

Students from across the state and region are selected to attend this prestigious event based on their ACT score, high school GPA, leadership, and service activities.

Securing a scholarship is no easy task, as more than 100 invitations were sent to prospective DSU students, and the competition will be at a high level — but for a high reward.

Ten high-achieving students will be selected for the Statesmen Scholarship, which covers tuition, room and board, fees, and up to $300 for books. In the academic world, this is referred to as a “full ride” scholarship.

Participants will take part in two sets of interviews, one focusing on academics, and one focusing on student life. Adding excitement to the event, recipients of the scholarships will be announced in a reception at the culmination of the day’s activities.

In other campus news, the DSU Diversity Committee presents “From the Heart of a King,” a one-man play performed by Phil Darius Wallace on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Thursday at Jobe Auditorium. The play includes song, dance, speeches and poetry. This free event is open to the public and starts at 6:30 p.m.

In athletic news, the men’s and women’s basketball teams take on West Georgia and Auburn University-Montgomery at Walter Sillers Coliseum on Thursday and Saturday, respectively. Check out for tipoff times.

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