Delta Scholars Program


The Delta Scholars Program is a two-part academic and community engagement program for talented and socially conscious college students interested in moving Mississippi and the Delta region towards a brighter, more just tomorrow. Delta Scholars are selected for their academic achievements and commitment to public service to participate in a twelve-day Summer Institute in Mississippi followed by a five-day trip to Boston and Harvard and Brandeis Universities in the fall. Both experiences form a cohort of young leaders thinking critically about systemic injustices in the Mississippi Delta, with each Scholar developing a project that will produce positive social change in their communities. 



Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a student who is currently enrolled full-time in a two-or four-year college or university. Preference will be given to sophomores (rising juniors) who are from or attending school in the Mississippi Delta Region (which includes AL, AR, IL, KY, LA, MO, MS, and TN).

How to Apply

Apply by email according to the instructions on the Delta Scholars website.

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