New scholarship program at MSU aims to help first-generation students

New scholarship program at MSU aims to help first-generation students

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Midwestern State University is now offering scholarships aimed at first-generation families with high economic need.

The Priddy Scholars Program will fund 30 scholarships beginning this fall.

The program is part of the Campaign for MSU Texas, a seven-year, $50 million comprehensive campaign for the university.

Students selected as Priddy Scholars will receive full tuition and residential funding and will participate in presentations and group activities under the leadership program director Cammie Dean.

"Many of our students come from working class families that cannot afford to take full advantage of the residential experiences available to students from higher earning families," said MSU President Suzanne Shipley in a press release. "Living on campus intensifies college learning. With fewer disruptions and distractions, and with a strong support structure, Priddy Scholars will thrive at MSU. We look forward to creating a new model of first generation college success."

All moving parts of this program are designed to increase the likelihood of first generation students achieving a college degree in a timely manner.

Applications for the Priddy Scholarships are available here.

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