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Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, MS

University Website:  www.alcorn.edu
Apply Online:  www.alcorn.edu/offices/Admissions

Alcorn State University is a historically black comprehensive land-grant institution in Lorman, Mississippi. It was founded in 1871 by the Reconstruction era legislature to provide higher education for freedmen. It was the first black land grant college in the United States.

The university is counted as a census-designated place and had a resident population of 1,017 at the 2010 census.

Medgar Evers, a civil rights activist, graduated in 1948 from here. Students at the college were part of the mid-twentieth century civil rights struggle, working to register residents for voting and struggling to end segregation. Other alumni have been activists, politicians and professionals in Mississippi and other states. The University is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Coordinates: 31°52′37″N 91°08′28″W / 31.87694°N 91.14111°W / 31.87694; -91.14111

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Alcorn State University College Scholarships

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HBCU Battle of the Brains

HBCU Battle of the Brains, LLC.

Up to $25,000 February 23, 2019 See Details

HBCU Battle of the Brains

HBCU Battle of the Brains, LLC.

award

Up to $25,000

deadline

February 23, 2019
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Joshua David Gardner Memorial Scholarship

Joshua David Gardner Memorial Scholarship Endowment, Inc.

$2,000 April 30, 2019 See Details

Joshua David Gardner Memorial Scholarship

Joshua David Gardner Memorial Scholarship Endowment, Inc.

award

$2,000

deadline

April 30, 2019
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Aspiring Writers Scholarship

Go On Girl! Book Club, Inc.

$1,000 March 31, 2019 See Details

Aspiring Writers Scholarship

Go On Girl! Book Club, Inc.

award

$1,000

deadline

March 31, 2019
See Details