Military Service Scholarship Created by Students


A group of students at Murray State College has found a way to give back to those who serve in the military. Students in the MSC President’s Scholars Program (PSP) recently voted to establish a new scholarship for veteran students at the College.

“Students were challenged with developing a fundraiser for a charity of their choice,” says PSP Advisor Brian Cothran. “Jared Nenninger, a freshman PSP student and Gulf War veteran, came up with the idea of creating a Military Service Scholarship. The scholarship is a reward for their service to our country.”

Current, or honorably discharged, members of any branch of the armed forces may apply for the scholarship. The scholarship may be used on either of Murray State College’s campuses in Tishomingo or in Ardmore. Students who meet the eligibility criteria will go through a selection process that may include being interviewed by the scholarship committee. The committee consists of PSP students, and advisors.
“The scholarship number and amount will vary each year depending on the amount of funds available,” says Cothran. “The application deadline date for the fall 2014 semester will be September 1, 2014.”

PSP students will hold a Bingo fundraiser to start funding the scholarship. The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 17 at 6:00 p. m. in the Johnston County Fair Barn. Students hope to raise one-thousand dollars for the scholarship.

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