A strategy for Mississippi State University to become
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FutureSTATE 2015 Progress Reports
ENHANCE STUDENT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Initiative: Establish and fund the Mississippi State Promise grant program to provide access to the People's University for academically qualified freshmen and community college transfers who might otherwise be unable to attend.
Achievements of the past year:
Funds available for FY '09:
Goals for the next year:
Estimated need for 08/09 - $325k to $375k (depending on retention)
MONEY NEEDED - $175,000 to $225,000
Constraints to full implementation of this initiative:
L.A. Hurst has provided an estate commitment which may fully fund this program in perpetuity. In the short term, this program is working towards a need of $400,000 plus annually. It is challenging to guarantee any awards when dependent upon annual contributions.
Proposed modification of the initiative:
Provide excellent stewardship to the Luckyday Foundation. This organization has the greatest potential to fund this program on an annual basis.
Overall assessment of the status of the initiative or other comments: