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Rural Medical & Science Scholars brochure

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High School Juniors, get a jumpstart on college and explore a career in health or science!

Summer 2018, July 7–August 3

What Will I Do as a Rural Medical & Science Scholar?

For 4 weeks this summer, you will—

  • take two college-level pre-med courses (biology and individual and family nutrition).
  • visit the UMMC Medical School and talk to faculty and students.
  • experience the day-to-day practice of medicine by shadowing doctors as they work.
  • earn certification as a Junior Master Wellness Volunteer.
  • make new friends with similar interests and goals.
  • participate in practical learning activities such as Scholars in the Kitchen; Medicinal Aspects of Botanical Plants; Suturing Techniques and One Health; Biosecurity in the Age of Avian Influenza; Injury and Illness (IÇ) Simulation.
  • live on campus at Mississippi State University and get a taste of college life!

Do I Qualify?

  • Currently completing your junior year of high school.
  • Minimum composite score of 24 on the ACT.
  • High school grades in line with your ACT scores.
  • Desire to learn about a career in health or science.
  • Mississippi resident.

How Do I Apply?

  • Complete the student portion of the application available at
  • Ask one of your teachers to write a recommendation letter.
  • Ask the recommending teacher to forward the application and recommendation to your guidance counselor.
  • Your counselor will need to attach ACT scores and an official transcript and mail the completed application postmarked by March 30, 2018.


How Much Does It Cost? $2,400

  • Program fee includes tuition reduction through the MSU College Ready Program, housing, textbooks, and program application fee.
  • Food costs and weekend travel expenses are variable and not included in the program fee.
  • Additional cost information is available at An individual’s financial situation should not be a deterrent to applying to and successfully completing the program; limited scholarships are available.

Please read the frequently asked questions at


For More Information

Ann Sansing
(662) 325-4043

Jasmine Harris-Speight
Assistant Director
(662) 325-6640

We gratefully acknowledge the Mississippi State University Extension Service, the MSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the Office of Rural Health and Primary Care for their support of this program.

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