The JSU Development Foundation, Inc., donated $17,000 for the Terry L. Woodward Endowed Scholarship, but after a dollar-for-dollar match by the University’s Title III program, the total amount is now $34,400.
The late Terry L. Woodard was the 17th president of the Jackson State University National Alumni Association, Inc. After his tenure as president of the alumni association, Woodard became a board member of the JSU Development Foundation, Inc., serving in the position of treasurer.
JSUDF chair Debra McGee says, “Terry loved JSU so much. He would be honored to help the students with these scholarship funds.”
The scholarship will be used to pay for tuition, textbooks, supplies, and other fees included in the cost of education for eligible students. All scholarships are considered part of a student’s financial aid package and will be credited toward current charges on the student’s account.
To be eligible for the scholarship(s), students must meet the following criteria:
- Must be a full-time student enrolled in the University.
- Must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
- Must demonstrate a financial need.
“I think students who receive this scholarship will learn to appreciate the university and ultimately understand that is better to give than to receive,” says McGee.