Jim Payne Annual Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this fund is to award a graduating senior from New Summit School, Jackson, Mississippi, who will attend The University of Southern Mississippi, a four-year scholarship. The final selection of the student will be made by the USM Scholarship Committee. The faculty and the guidance counselor from New Summit School, along with Jim Payne, will recommend students to The University of Southern Mississippi Scholarship Committee. To renew the scholarship, the student must maintain a 2.5 or better GPA and be involved in extracurricular activities at USM.