SENATOBIA, Miss. (AP) -- Former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove and his wife, Melody, have established a scholarship at Northwest Mississippi Community College to be awarded to students who demonstrate a need and academic potential.
Musgrove attended the two-year college in Senatobia and served as president of the Student Government Association.
A native of Tocowa near Batesville, Musgrove graduated from South Panola High School and attended Northwest. Musgrove attended the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss law school.
He practiced law in Batesville before serving two terms in the state Senate, a term as lieutenant governor and a term as governor.
Musgrove, a Democrat, says he could not have attended college without scholarship assistance. He says his father died when he was very young and his mother was left with four children to educate.