Department of Biology’s Marqua Franchesca Lofton has been selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Dentists Scholarship Program (MRDSP). The program offers two years of undergraduate academic enrichment, including Dental Admission Test (DAT) preparation and clinical experience in a rural setting.
Lofton, a Utica native, is a pre-dentistry major with a 4.0 GPA. She can be admitted to the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry upon completion of all dental admissions requirements. During dental school, each MRDSP scholar may receive $35,000 per year based on available funding.