Three JCJC students receive prestigious Lyceum Scholarship

Written By: Teresa McCreery
Email Address:
Date Submitted: 2016-05-12 20:20:21

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College sophomores, Ethan Davis of Laurel, Natalie Beth Seales of Hattiesburg, and Cady Smith of Raleigh, each received a prestigious Lyceum scholarship to the University of Mississippi.  They were three of only 15 community college students to receive the full tuition Lyceum Scholarship.
“We are extremely excited these three talented students and campus leaders chose the University of Mississippi to continue their education. This is the largest and most prestigious full tuition scholarship offered by the University. All three JCJC students are also invited to participate in the Chancellor’s Leadership Class,” said Associate Director of Admissions at UM, Jody Lowe.”
Lyceum Scholarship recipients must have a 3.0 GPA, 48 transferable community college hours (at the time of transfer) and an exemplary record of academic achievement, leadership and service, to be considered for the Lyceum scholarship. 
Davis plans to double major in English and philosophy and has served as the Phi Theta Kappa international academic honor society president and the opinions editor for the JCJC newspaper, The Radionian. Seales is majoring in English and law and was recognized as one of 20 students on the All-USA Community College Academic Team, she is the recipient of the Guistwhite Scholarship, and Seales is a New Century Scholar, as well as PTK VP of Service and Student Government Association senator for the Humanities division.  Smith served as the SGA president and is majoring in forensic accounting and minoring in Spanish.
“I’m really excited about this opportunity. It has opened new doors for me and has totally changed my educational future,” said Smith.
The Lyceum Scholarship was created to recognize some of the most outstanding community college transfer students across Mississippi. These students will receive full-time tuition for two years which is an estimated value of more than $15,000.


More News