Mary Alice Cates Memorial Scholarship

Delta State University wishes to recognize Mary Alice Cates through the newly created Mary Alice Cates Memorial Scholarship Endowment. Mary Alice touched many lives through her caring nature and desire to serve others. Her lifetime work of service to others helped her rise to the position of Director of Counseling and Testing at Delta State University where she helped the university as a whole, and countless students as well. A servant’s heart was deeply rooted in Mary Alice Cates which is why the family supports her scholarship for students aspiring to obtain a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. We ask that you help us carry on her legacy.


“I graduated because of Ms. Cates. She helped me through test anxiety when Delta State gave a comprehensive exam to all juniors in order to advance to senior status.”