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Mississippi State University Presidential Scholars

The MSU Presidential Scholars Program began in 2006 with the merger of the Schillig Leadership Scholarship, endowed by the Schillig Foundation in 1987, and The Presidential Endowed Scholarship, established in 2001. It now encompasses 18 endowed scholarships worth approximately $50,000.  It represents MSU’s most outstanding students.


The Stennis Center has helped connect students with political leaders on trips to Washington, D.C. (2008, 2011), Chicago (2009), Little Rock (2010) Atlanta (2012), San Francisco (2013) and Boston (2014).

In Boston, the Stennis Center hosted 30 of MSU’s presidential scholars at both the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.  The program gave the students the opportunity to think about how they might be involved in preparing for and providing public service leadership in their careers.