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Blair gets scholarship from Mississippi State

July 05, 2011

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Matthew F. “Matt” Blair of Clear Spring will receive Mississippi State’s most prestigious scholarship.

Blair will receive nearly $60,000 during his four years of residence at MSU.

Specifically, the academic awards provide:
 ° $34,000 over four years, or $8,500 per year

 ° Complimentary double-occupancy campus residence hall accommodations, valued at up to $20,000 over four years

 ° A one-time, $1,500 educational enrichment scholarship for study abroad, internships or other qualified educational pursuits during a semester of choice after the freshman year

 ° An undergraduate research fellowship award, valued at $4,000 over two summers or $2,000 per summer.

Blair, the son of Patricia Blair, also was named a finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award for excellence in athletics, and community and school leadership.

In addition to serving as student government association president at Clear Spring High School, he was active with soccer, tennis and basketball in the school and community. Blair plans to major in civil engineering.

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