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Five MSMS Students Awarded MSU Presidential Scholarship

From left: Ben Emmich, Magdalen Dobson, Matthew Saprong, Flanery Voges-Haupt, and Nick Ezzell.

From left: Ben Emmich, Magdalen Dobson, Matthew Saprong, Flanery Voges-Haupt, and Nick Ezzell.

Five MSMS students have been named winners of the Mississippi State University Presidential Scholarship – the most prestigious award offered by the institution.

MSMS seniors Flannery Voges-Haupt of Starkville, Magdalen Dobson of Starkville, Ben Emmich of Hernando, Nick Ezzell of Laurel, and Matthew Saprong of Jackson have all been named Presidential Scholars by MSU.

"It's really an honor to be awarded a Presidential Scholarship," said Voges-Haupt. "MSU is one of the best research universities in the country, and I'm excited I get to be a part of that."

MSMS alumna and current MSU Presidential Scholar, Kate Thompson, graces the cover of the program's newsletter.

MSMS alumna and current MSU Presidential Scholar, Kate Thompson, graces the cover of the program's newsletter.

The scholarship is worth about $70,000, and covers student tuition, fees, room and board, and books for four years of college. The program also offers opportunities for leadership roles in the MSU community as well as internship and research opportunities.

Hundreds of students applied for the Presidential Scholarship program. In all, MSU named 32 students Presidential Finalists, only 15 were offered the scholarship. With five of the school’s students awarded the scholarship, MSMS had more winners this year than any other institution in the country.

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