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Several members of the Ole Miss First Scholarship program visit the Emmett Till Interpretive Center in Sumner, Mississippi. Among those participating in the field trip are (from left) Daniel Reed, OMF graduate assistant, Benjamin Saulsberry, museum director of the Interpretive Center, six OMF scholars – Edward Puckett, Haley Morgan, John Michael Walker, Katie Davis, Sarah Amitin and Francesca Patawaran – and Patrick Weems, executive director of the Emmett Till Interpretive Center.

Ole Miss First—It’s a Family Matter

Program Aims to Provide Scholarships for Deserving Students May 12, 2021 By Jonathan Scott Family. It’s the one word that best describes the Ole Miss First Scholarship (OMF) program. That was also the word that kept returning to the mind of Chancellor Emeritus Robert Khayat 20 years ago when he proposed establishing a new scholarship […]


Seven UM International Studies Students Named Boren Scholars

Arabic and Chinese Language Flagship students among those selected for prestigious award April 22, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith For the second time in three years, seven accomplished students at the University of Mississippi have been named as recipients of the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship from the National Security Exchange Program. All either are […]


This year’s Hall of Fame members are Shelby D’Amico, Harrison McKinnis and Robert Wasson, all of Madison; Victoria Green, of Canton; Asia Harden, of Greenville; Swetha Manivannan, of Collierville, Tennessee; Joshua Mannery, of Jackson; Gianna Schuetz, of Huntsville, Alabama; and Robert “Cade” Slaughter and Madison Thornton, both of Hattiesburg.

Ten Seniors Named 2021 UM Hall of Fame Inductees

Students honored for service, achievement and leadership April 9, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2020-21 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded to students at UM. The inductees were selected by a committee in accordance with policy developed by the Associated Student […]


Annexstad Honors College scholars Ajah Singleton and Elsi Muñoz Ramos (second and third from left) are pictured with Rachel Coleman (left), Minority Engagement Council advisor, and Ashleen Williams, faculty mentor for the First-Generation Student Network.

Providing a Path to Success

Annexstad Family Foundation, Honors College Create Supportive Communities April 9, 2021 By Jonathan Scott Ajah Singleton and Elsi Gabriela Muñoz Ramos, two first-generation students at the University of Mississippi, have discovered a community where they can thrive, thanks to scholarships awarded by the Annexstad Family Foundation. The students, both members of the university’s Sally McDonnell […]


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Two Years in Beijing: UM Students Earn Yenching Fellowships

Senior international studies and Chinese majors headed to Beijing for two years March 29, 2021 by Michael Newsom Two University of Mississippi seniors are headed to China in September with an opportunity to spend two years studying in Beijing with scholars from around the world after being named UM’s first-ever Yenching fellows. Lennis Barlow, from […]


Vivian Ibrahim to Direct Office of National Scholarship Advisement

Former interim director encourages students to ‘develop a sense of how they want to impact the world’ January 13, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith After serving almost a year as interim director, Vivian Ibrahim has officially become director of the University of Mississippi‘s Office of National Scholarship Advisement. Ibrahim, who is also Croft Associate Professor […]


Charlotte Armistead, the University of Mississippi’s first recipient of a prestigious Rangel Graduate Fellowship, has studied in the Middle East and has held several internships in the region. Submitted photo

Senior Named UM’s First Rangel Fellow

Charlotte Armistead awarded State Department fellowship to prepare students for foreign service DECEMBER 14, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A senior in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College is the University of Mississippi‘s first recipient of a prestigious Rangel Graduate Fellowship. Charlotte Armistead, of Mooreville, is double majoring in international studies and Arabic with a […]


The UM Croft Institute for International Studies has awarded prestigious Croft Scholarships to nine freshmen and Rose Bui Memorial Scholarships for Academic Excellence to two sophomores. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Students Awarded Croft Scholarships to Pursue International Studies

Grants help recipients further their global education NOVEMBER 4, 2020 BY SHEA STEWART Eleven Croft Institute for International Studies students earned distinguished scholarships this fall that will assist them in their global studies at the University of Mississippi. This year’s Croft Scholarship recipients are Logan Baggett, Landon Bradley, Paola Leon, Abigail Metcalf, Peyton Miller, Wake […]


First-Generation Students to be Lauded During Weeklong Celebration

Both in-person and virtual activities set for campus observance OCTOBER 26, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The academic achievements of first-generation students at the University of Mississippi will be celebrated in a series of in-person and virtual activities planned for Nov. 2-6. First-Generation Student Celebration Week is co-sponsored by the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College’s […]


Olivia Jordan, a junior public policy leadership major, has been awarded a Lambda Sigma Society national scholarship for her exceptional leadership as chapter president. Submitted photo

UM Student Receives National Lambda Sigma Scholarship

Former president Olivia Jordan recognized for leading chapter through tough spring semester OCTOBER 14, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi student’s leadership and involvement in the Lambda Sigma honor society for sophomores has been recognized with a scholarship from the national organization. Olivia Jordan, of Grove Hill, Alabama, is one of five […]