The Strengthening Mississippi Academic Research Through Business Act is intended to meet the following goals: stimulate private investment in research and development; increase the competitiveness of Mississippi companies; and improve the economy of the State of Mississippi.
The program was created to encourage high-achieving high school graduates to pursue a career in teaching. Awards amounting to $15,000 annually will be made to students with a 3.5 GPA and 28 ACT seeking a bachelor's degree in teacher education.
For those students interested in acquiring a college degree from a state of Mississippi higher education institution, Mississippi has a number of distance learning opportunities and options available.
The MCCA has statutory authority and duty to approve all colleges and universities or other entities that offer one or more postsecondary academic degrees and are domiciled, incorporated or otherwise located in the State of Mississippi.