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Local MSU students awarded prestigious scholarship

Several local Mississippi State University freshmen are now recipients of the prestigious Toyota-Haley Barbour Scholarship.

Posted: Sep 13, 2018 3:45 PM
Updated: Sep 13, 2018 3:45 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Several local Mississippi State University freshmen are now recipients of the prestigious Toyota-Haley Barbour Scholarship.

Each student is receiving more than $32,000 during four years, or more than $8,000 per year to cover the cost of university tuition.

The students must have expressed plans to pursue degrees in math, physics, computer science or chemical, electrical, industrial or mechanical engineering.

The recipients are:

Destiny B. Welch of Calhoun City

Parth D. Patel of Corinth

Michael A. Chrestman of Olive Branch

Brandon A. Lawrence of Olive Branch

Theodore E. Lander of Southaven

Dakota Hester of Tishomingo

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