Some of Mississippi’s future engineers and techies are getting a financial boost.

Today, Jackson State University announced the creation of ten separate $2,000 scholarships, totaling $20,000 dollars.

The scholarships are a gift from the Ford Motor Company Fund, the charitable arm of the Detroit-based automotive giant, and Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage, an initiative of the popular morning radio-show host.

Those scholarships will provide financial assistance for qualified sophomore and junior students majoring in business and STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).

Ashley F.G. Norwood

Ashley F. G. Norwood, a native of Jackson, earned a bachelor's degree in English from Jackson State University and a master’s degree from the Meek School of Journalism at the University of Mississippi. Norwood, who specializes in multimedia journalism, has been recognized nationally for her documentary film the fly in the buttermilk, which covers the history, perceptions and principles of black Greek-lettered organizations at the University of Mississippi.