Paid Summer Internship Applications Now Being Accepted
Applications are now being accepted for The Sunflower County Freedom Project and the Greenville Renaissance Scholars Internship program. The Delta Internship Initiative is a collaborative effort between the Lott Leadership Institute, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, the Division of Outreach and the Office of the Provost.
These paid internships provide for five Ole Miss students (at the Sophomore level and above) to experience a summer teaching and working in the Mississippi Delta. Three interns will spend 10 weeks at the Sunflower County Freedom Project, Sunflower, Mississippi and two interns will spend 5 weeks in Greenville, Mississippi.
Read more below and follow the links to apply. The deadline is March 7th, 2014.
The Sunflower County Freedom Project is a resource for public school students in grades seven through twelve and their families who are motivated to achieve more than their situations have afforded them, and who are willing to do so by striving toward higher education. We are continually working toward creating a corps of academically capable, socially conscious and mentally disciplined young leaders in the Mississippi Delta.
The Freedom Project’s LEAD Center is located in the town of Sunflower, MS (population approximately 1000), located roughly 100 miles north of Jackson and 150 miles south of Memphis. Freedom Fellows come from Sunflower and the surrounding towns of Indianola, Moorhead, Ruleville, and Drew.
May 25- Interns arrive at the Freedom Project
June 2- First Day of Freedom School
July 26- Last day of programming
Find out more at: http://www.sunflowerfreedom.org
DEADLINE IS MARCH 7, 2014. APPLY TODAY!
The Greenville Renaissance Scholars Program is an educational non-profit organization based in Greenville, Mississippi. The mission of GRS is to inspire, motivate and prepare middle school students in the Greenville are to succeed on a college track. GRS was founded in 2007 by a group of local citizens responding to the clear need for academic enrichment and increased exposure to higher education for the area’s youth.
Students apply to join GRS in the spring of their sixth grade year. Upon acceptance into the program, students are invited to Camp Renaissance, our rigorous five-week summer program.
The purpose of Camp Renaissance is to augment academic skills and leadership skills and to encourage interest in a particular art form. Students participate in the Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop (language arts), Research and Analysis (math), and the Leadership Laboratory in the morning. In the afternoon, students participate in one of three arts programs: drama, visual arts, or dance.
Find out more at: http://www.grscholars.org/
Lott Institute Senior Offered Fellowship at Johns Hopkins
CJ Jenkins, a senior double-major in Public Policy and Civil Engineering, was recently admitted into the Civil Engineering Ph.D. program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Along with his admission into the program, Jenkins has been offered a fellowship, which includes a full scholarship for the Ph.D. program.
CJ has been invited to attend a Civil Engineering Graduate Visit Day in February to become acquainted with his fellow graduate students, as well as department professors and the Johns Hopkins campus.
5 Lott Institute Students Among 10 New Inductees to Ole Miss Hall of Fame
Daniel Roberts, Tim Abram, Greg Alston, Vinnod Kannuthuari, and Madison Coburn were among the 10 Ole Miss seniors inducted into the 2013-2014 Ole Miss Hall of Fame class. The students (all Public Policy Leadership majors) are elected to the Hall of Fame by a selection committee of faculty, staff, and student representatives. The guidelines for the selection process include Academic history, community service involvement, and potential for future success.