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Alcorn State University

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Alcorn State, MS

University Website:  www.alcorn.edu
Apply Online:  https://selfserve.alcorn.edu/pls/prod11g/bwskalog.p_disploginnew?in_id=&cpbl=&newid=

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

name award deadline

ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

American Chemical Society

$10,000 Varies See Details

ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

American Chemical Society

award

$10,000

deadline

Varies
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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
See Details