JCJC student receives prestigious Lyceum Scholarship
Written By: Teresa Martin
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Date Submitted: 2011-06-22 09:55:59
ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College sophomore, Brianna Mills was one of only 10 Lyceum Scholarship recipients from Ole Miss. The Waynesboro native received the scholarship at the university’s Community College Scholarship Day held earlier in the spring. Part of the Scholarship Day activities included tours of the campus and participating in the competitive interview process to secure the Lyceum Scholarship.
“It’s a great honor to get this scholarship that so many people applied to receive,” said Mills. “Mr. McCormick called me to personally congratulate me and explained the scholarship was not just based on my grades but also on how well students did in the interview. I was really surprised because one of the interview judges also sits on the pharmacy school selection committee and that is also very competitive.”
Lyceum Scholarship recipients must have a 3.0 GPA, 48 transferable community college hours (at the time of transfer) and an exemplary record of leadership and service, to be invited to attend the Ole Miss Community College Scholarship Day.
“The Lyceum Scholars Award was created to recognize some of the most outstanding community college transfer students across Mississippi. Lyceum Scholars have demonstrated a remarkable record of academic achievement, leadership and service. Our faculty and staff were truly impressed with these amazing students and we look forward to having them continue their studies on our campus,” said Jason McCormick-Community College Admissions Counselor for the University of Mississippi.
The pre-pharmacy major will receive full-time resident tuition for two years which is an estimated value of nearly $12,000. She is currently working at Cooley Drugs in Waynesboro before transferring to Oxford.