HATTIESBURG, Miss. (University Release) – William Carey University student Jacob Malone is the 2017 recipient of the Michael Iler Memorial Music Scholarship. Malone is a sophomore music education major from Wilmer, Alabama.

The Iler Scholarship is given on an annual basis to a worthy instrumental music student. The recipient is selected by the coordinator of instrumental activities and the other instrumental professors.

The Iler Scholarship was established in memory of Carey student Michael Iler of Vancleave who died in March 2014 as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident caused by an alleged drunk driver.