Vicksburg resident among Mississippi State Luckyday Scholars honored at pinning

Published 8:37 am Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Henlee Middleton is among the new cohort of Mississippi State Luckyday Scholars recently honored in a pinning ceremony featuring MSU President Mark E. Keenum and the Board of the Luckyday Foundation.

Middleton is a freshman biochemistry major concentrating in pre-medicine from Vicksburg.

Established by the late Frank Rogers Day of Jackson, the Luckyday Foundation provides scholarship funding of $6,000 per year for $24,000 over four years to each student selected for the program.

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Luckyday Scholars are exemplary students with the goal of becoming college graduates who possess invaluable leadership skills, a strong work ethic and a commitment to community stewardship.

Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA and participate in an intensive application process.

Luckyday Scholars are actively engaged in this holistic program, which includes a freshman seminar, freshman-year mentoring, designated housing to encourage connections, and opportunities to grow as leaders through servant leadership programming.

Participants commit to a minimum of 10 service hours per semester with a single agency, which enhances the program’s fundamental principles: scholarship, community, service and leadership.