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Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, MS
University Website: www.alcorn.edu
Apply Online: www.alcorn.edu/offices/Admissions
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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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1000 ASU Dr Ste 359
Alcorn State, MS 39096-7500
(601) 877-6100

Apply online Admissions:
www.alcorn.edu/offices/Admissions
Financial Aid:
www.alcorn.edu/offices/FinancialAid

Scholarships for Students in Mississippi

Name Amount Deadline
ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship $10,000 Varies