Frierson’s donation supports higher-education

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, August 16, 2016

college education is something many people plan to achieve in their lives.

If a student studies, makes good grades and participates in community activities, they have a great chance of receiving a scholarship from the university or community college of their choosing. 

However, sometimes hardworking students get overlooked for one reason or another. 

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At times that may be because there may not be enough money to award the number of scholarships that college officials would like. 

Last week, the Item reported Commissioner of Revenue Herb Frierson’s $50,000 donation to an endowment fund at Mississippi State University. 

The students who are eligible for this monetary 

aid are graduates of Poplarville High School. 

And he didn’t forget about those students who chose to attend a community college first, which can be a wise decision for most. 

Frierson created a $7,800 endowment scholarship at Pearl River Community College, also for a graduate of Poplarville High School. 

Being a Poplarville High School, 

alumnus it’s great that Frieson used these funds to help a local student. 

Mississippi’s next commissioner of revenue or governor could be walking the halls of Poplarville High School this very moment. 

This scholarship will help a deserving student further their education, which is something that can never be taken away. 

While it’s important to have “real world” experience; it’s also important to gain knowledge from a variety of sources.

For those interested in pursuing a higher education, this scholarship opportunity will be a wonderful way to achieve their dreams. 

The Item would like to thank Frierson for his donation and encourages all of Pearl River County’s students to reach for the stars even if that path does not lead to college.