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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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