DECEMBER 11, 2014--ATLANTA — The Mississippi Peanut Growers Association-Don Self Memorial Annual Scholarship has been established in memory of peanut grower and ambassador Don Self. Don was a life-long farmer in the Hamilton community of Monroe County, Mississippi. He was one of the pioneer growers of peanuts in Northeast Mississippi, served on the board of the Mississippi Peanut Growers Association and represented the state with great enthusiasm on the National Peanut Board for six years. Don’s family will be notified and will be invited to participate in the first presentation of the scholarship.
The scholarship will be managed by the Mississippi State University Foundation and contributions are tax deductible. The goal is to raise $25,000 to make this an endowed scholarship and to generate at least an annual $1,000 scholarship in perpetuity. Contributors may make a one-time donation or make an annual pledge for up to five years.
Any individual or entity wishing to donate should make the check to “MSU Foundation, Inc.” and note that it is in memory of Don Self. The mailing address is: MSU Foundation, Inc.,P.O. Box 9760, Bost Building, Rm 204A, Mississippi State, MS 39762