TUPELO, MISS. - A total of fifteen scholarships were awarded for the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association (MAMA) 2021-2022 academic year to community college and university students interested in pursuing a career in the automotive manufacturing industry. Since 2006, MAMA has supported the growth of a strong workforce essential to the health of all industries in the state by awarding more than $280,000 in scholarships to technical and engineering-related majors, as well as non-traditional majors, that can be applied in the automotive industry. Along with the scholarship, recipients will also receive one on one mentoring from a MAMA member in their region and the opportunity to participate in job skills workshops.
MAMA serves it members by promoting growth, development, and improvement in the automotive industry in Mississippi, as well as serving as a forum for interaction among automotive manufacturing companies in the state. In extending his congratulations, Kevin Burgess, MAMA’s President, said, “MAMA provides scholarships for ambitious students with an interest in an Automotive career to become the next leaders of our industry. I congratulate this group of excellent students who received this year’s Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association Scholarships, and wish them success in completing their degree, followed by a successful start in our industry!”
Among the successful 2021-2022 MAMA Scholarship candidates was:
Madison Oglesby is a junior Mechanical Engineering major at Mississippi State University. A member of Magnolia Heights High School National Honor Society, Madison also excelled at Northwest Community College where she was a member of Gamma Beta Phi, Mu Alpha Theta and treasurer of the American Chemical Society. One of Madison’s mentors described her this way, “Madison is very intelligent. She grasped difficult concepts easily and was able to master the most difficult concepts.” Madison would like to build a more efficient vehicle for the environment and the people who use it.