The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded a $500 scholarship to Douglas Edward Patrick Jr., a student at Hinds Community College in Raymond.
Patrick, a resident of Clinton, is pursuing a career in computer science. The MDOT scholarship is awarded to students studying STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math) toward a career path in transportation engineering, and majoring in computer science, urban or community planning, or other transportation related technology fields.
“This scholarship program highlights MDOT’s support for future generations of transportation professionals,” said Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall. “We recognize the need to support educational opportunities for young people in these fields to further the maintenance and advancement of Mississippi’s multi-modal transportation infrastructure.”
Funded in support by the Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO), the MDOT scholarship is awarded to help defray education expenses, which may include academic fees, tuition and books, room and board, and other related expenses. This is the 12th year of the scholarship program. Student eligibility is determined by GPA and a desire to pursue a career path in transportation STEM.
For more information on MDOT scholarships, visit GoMDOT.com.