Applications now being accepted for the 2011 Legacy Scholarship

George Stoner receives MFAeA’s first Legacy Scholarship

George Stoner, a freshman from Caledonia, Miss., is the first recipient of the Legacy Scholarship established by Mississippi’s First Alumnae Association. He was nominated by his sister, Megan Stoner Morgan ’08.

MUW freshman George Stoner, recipient of the first Legacy Scholarship presented by Mississippi’s First Alumae Association, is congratulated by his sister, Megan Stoner Morgan ’08. Stoner was home schooled and dual-enrolled at the W during his senior year where he became involved in a research project with Dr. Paul Mack, Assistant Professor of Biology, in the Department of Science and Mathematics. He maintained a 4.0 GPA in his college coursework while completing his high school curriculum.

“George pursues his studies passionately,” Mack said. “He is not only extremely curious, extremely intelligent, he is also equally strongly motivated to study and achieve. He was … always pushing himself to excel …”

In his application letter, Stoner said he had many reasons for choosing the W. The most important reason was the quality of education he could receive. He was also influenced by his sister’s experience as a student and how well prepared she was for graduate school.

The W’s professors show “particular interest in the students performing well and learning not only the material required in class but critical thinking skills that will help … throughout their lives,” according to Stoner.

“The mission of this school, to provide people with the best education that can be offered, is one that I can fully support,” he said. “I am anticipating a very long relationship with this school, one that extends far beyond my current enrollment. I will be very proud to join the Long Blue Line of alumnae.”

Mississippi’s First Alumnae Association is the historic association that has supported Mississippi University for Women continuously since it was founded in 1889. In 2009, 120 years later, MFAeA established the Legacy Scholarship to help make the W experience possible for future generations of W legacies.

For additional information and an application for the MFAeA Legacy Scholarship, contact Legacy Scholarship Chairwoman Anne Franklin Lamar at or 662-822-4874.

Applications welcome for MFAeA’s Legacy Scholarship


Mississippi's First Alumnae Association's Legacy Scholarship is awarded to one family member of an alumna/us who has been admitted to MUW as a new, full-time student. The amount of the Legacy Scholarship is $2,500.

MFAeA Legacy Scholarship selection will be based on the student’s potential for academic and leadership success at MUW. Those eligible for the Legacy Scholarship will be considered in this order:

  1. The child, grandchild, great-grandchild of an alumna/us*
  2. The niece, nephew, great-niece/nephew, cousin, or sibling* of an alumna/us

    * Child includes step-children; Sibling includes half or step-siblings

Application Process

The deadline to submit applications to the MFAeA Scholarship Chair is April 1, 2011, for the following fall semester. Applications must be postmarked by that date. Applications should include:

  • Student completes a résumé, including academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and work and volunteer activities
  • Letter describing why she or he has decided to attend MUW
  • Letter of recommendation from the alumna/us nominating the applicant
  • Letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or counselor

MFAeA Scholars must maintain full-time enrollment and a quality point average of 3.0.

Additional information may be obtained from

Mail applications to:

MFAeA Scholarship Chair
Legacy Scholarship
Post Office Box 1274
Columbus, MS 39703