MMA Scholarship Spotlight

In November 2020, MMA began highlighting winners of the MMA Endowed Scholarship with the ‘MMA Scholarship Spotlight’ article series. The purpose of these articles is to show how the scholarship money is helping college students achieve their dreams. You can click the names below to read previous articles.

November 23, 2020 – Emily Porterfield, Mississippi State

December 10, 2020 – David C. Walker, Southern Miss

January 15, 2021 – Andrew Huff, Ole Miss

April 14, 2021 – Marissa Peterson, Jackson State

September 29, 2021 – Emma Sapen, Mississippi State

November 4, 2021 – Matthew Eaton, Itawamba Community College

About the Mississippi Manufacturers Association Endowed Scholarship
In celebration of its 60th anniversary in 2011, the Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) established the Mississippi Manufacturers Association Endowed Scholarship fund at the following universities:
  • Jackson State University
  • Mississippi State University
  • The University of Mississippi
  • The University of Southern Mississippi
Checks in the amount of $60,000 were presented to each university in December 2011 and January 2012 to fund the endowments. The endowment funds will provide annually two $1,000 academic scholarships to students who are classified as juniors, with at least a 3.0 grade point average, and have declared majors as follows:
  • Jackson State University – manufacturing & design technology
  • Mississippi State University – industrial and systems engineering in the Bagley College of Engineering
  • University of Mississippi – degrees in areas of study within the Center for Manufacturing Excellence at Ole Miss
  • University of Southern Mississippi – degrees in areas of study within the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials or in the Industrial Technology engineering program

About the Mississippi Manufacturers Association Endowed Scholarship at Itawamba Community College

This scholarship was established by the Mississippi Manufacturers Association to encourage students at Itawamba Community College to choose an early career option in a two-year program in order to promote economic development throughout Mississippi. Criteria for selection include full-time students with scholastic ability and financial need.