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Portz Scholars

National Collegiate Honors Council members are invited to nominate one paper per institution written by an undergraduate honors student for the Portz Scholars competition. Selected as the top four thesis projects submitted by the nation’s honors colleges and programs, the four NCHC Portz Scholars will be featured at a plenary session at the NCHC Annual Conference.

UM Student Wins National Collegiate Honors Council Portz Scholarship

Brigitte Lewis’ research could stimulate awareness of erased histories January 6, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith A graduate of the University of Mississippi‘s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College has been awarded a prestigious scholarship from the National Collegiate Honors...
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UM Senior Wins National Collegiate Honors Council Portz Scholarship

Kennedy Dickson among three selected to present research at annual meeting AUGUST 19, 2019  BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi senior in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College has been awarded a prestigious...
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Honors College Alumna Wins National Portz Scholarship

Genevieve Verville’s research could improve development, effectiveness of new drugs AUGUST 20, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A recent graduate of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi has been awarded...
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Brigitte Lewis
African American Studies, English


Genevieve Verville
Chemistry (BS)


Kennedy Dickson
Forensic Chemistry


Amir Aziz
International Studies, French


Andrew Paul
Religious Studies


Ryan Parsons
International Studies, Chinese


Heather Carrillo
Classics, Art History


Amanda Guth
Psychology, Biological Science (BA)