Brian McCoy, DURP M.A. Student, is Recipient of Dr. Gwendolyn Spencer Prater Scholarship

December 20th, 2016 by jsudurp


Shown in the photo left to right:  Dr. Gwendolyn Spencer Prater, Dean Emeritus, College of Public Service; Brian McCoy, Department of Urban and Regional Planning MA student; and
 Dean Ricardo Brown, PhD, College of Public Service

Department of Urban and Regional Planning Master of Arts student, Brian McCoy, was awarded the Endowed Scholarship for Public Service Students.  This scholarship was established by Dr. Gwendolyn Spencer Prater, Founding Dean of the College of Public Service at Jackson State University, to provide scholarships and professional development support for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the disciplines within the College of Public Service.  Mr. McCoy states, "I am thankful for the scholarship as it allows me to further my education and thanks to Dr. Prater for selecting me for this noteworthy honor."
Criteria for the scholarship is based on: leadership qualities exemplified by organizational and extracurricular, professional or community involvement activities, graduate students must have cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, master's applicants must be full-time students in accordance with their discipline's requirements and undergraduate student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above. Doctoral applicants may be either full or part-time students and must have passed the comprehensive examination in their are and have the dissertation proposal approved by the dissertation committee.  The scholarship may also be awarded for doctoral dissertation work. 

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