Ashley McLemore of Starkville is the recipient of the annual Leadership Scholarship awarded by the Mississippi Young Bankers section of the Mississippi Bankers Association. The scholarship was awarded at the Mississippi Young Bankers Leadership Conference in downtown Jackson.
The Mississippi State University student was chosen to receive the $2,000 scholarship given annually to one junior enrolled in a banking or finance program at a state-supported university in Mississippi. She plans to pursue a career in corporate finance as a financial analyst or combine her interest in politics and finance through a career as a budget analyst. She currently serves on the Judicial Council at MSU and is a College of Business Ambassador. She has worked as an assistant team advisor for the National Student Leadership Conference at Georgetown University, and as the director of the SPARK Leadership Conference through the MSU Office of Admissions.
McLemore was nominated by Brian Blank, assistant professor of Finance at MSU.