The economic growth outlook for the Bolivar County region continues to progress, but as tuition and fees increase, this presents a continuing and ongoing challenge. Facing multiple public demands for constrained tax revenues, the State of Mississippi has been decreasing its support of public colleges and universities. In fact, state funding of Delta State University has decreased 14% since 2016.
Last year more than 5 million in scholarship money was awarded to Delta State University students for the 2017-2018 academic year, a key component in enabling the university to attract, inspire, and retain more students. This was an undertaking to make postsecondary education more accessible and affordable to every student possible, regardless of their economic status or enrollment level.
As most of us are well aware, the cost of attendance is more than just tuition. It includes tuition, books, supplies, room and board (regardless of where you live), transportation, meals, and personal expenses. Your gifts to the General Scholarship Fund help support deserving students with these costs.