Southwest Mississippi Resource Conservation and Development Board endows scholarship
The Southwest Mississippi Resource Conservation and Development (SWRC&D) Council recently endowed a scholarship with the Co-Lin Foundation.
The scholarship will be awarded in the fall of 2019 to a student completing his or her freshman year at Co-Lin majoring in a field relative to SWRC&D such as conservation (forestry, environmental, agriculture, etc.) or economic development (business, engineering, etc.) The recipient must have at least a 2.75 grade point average and be from the SWRC&D district, which consists of Adams, Amite, Copiah, Franklin, Jefferson Davis, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marion, Pike, Walthall, and Wilkerson Counties.
Johnnie Ruth Carlisle, a council member of SWRC&D and the Co-Lin Foundation Board, was instrumental in establishing the scholarship. “SWRC&D is pleased to offer this scholarship to a Co-Lin student from our district,” she said. “Conservation and development is so important in our area of the state, and we look forward to assisting students in pursuing their education for years to come.”
The Co-Lin Foundation provides approximately $275,000 in scholarships to more than 200 Co-Lin students annually. For more information on this or other Foundation scholarships, or to make a contribution to the Co-Lin Foundation, visit www.colin.edu/alumni-foundation or call Angela Furr at (601)643-8313. Gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible to the extent of IRS regulations.
CUTLINE: The Southwest Mississippi Resource Conservation and Development (SWRC&D) Council recently endowed a scholarship with the Co-Lin for a student majoring in a field relative to SWRC&D such as conservation or economic development. On hand for the presentation were from left, Walter Huston, Jefferson County, Linda Tiller, Amite County; Volle Davis, Jefferson County; Johnnie Carlisle, Copiah County; Martha Watts, SWRC&D president, Lawrence County; Angela Furr of the Co-Lin Foundation; Vickie Webb, Pike County; Pam Keaton, Walthall County; Harold Gary and Stan Long, Lincoln County.