The Jubilee Scholars Program provides unique academic and professional development opportunities to a select group of students at The University of Southern Mississippi. Each year in the late spring, 50 Jubilee Scholars are selected from the freshman class. They officially begin the program at the start of their sophomore year.
During their sophomore year, Jubilee Scholars participate in a variety of programs to maximize their academic performance and enhance their professional communication and networking skills. In addition, the Jubilee Scholars Program provides select students with a supportive community of other students who want to reach their full potential in life, as well as faculty and staff mentors who will coach them through their college experience.
In their junior and senior years, Jubilee Scholars continue with limited programming as they transition to serving as resources and peer mentors to freshmen and sophomore students. As mentors, these juniors and seniors will provide advice and encouragement to newer students as they face common challenges. Training and support will be provided to Jubilee Scholars on how to mentor, and program staff will facilitate the connection of Scholars to students seeking mentors. In honor of being selected, Jubilee Scholars will also receive $1000 scholarships for their sophomore, junior, and senior years at Southern Miss ($3000 total).