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  • Mission

    Mississippi Rural Allied Health Professionals Scholarship Program (MRAHPSP) shall identify, recruit and enroll undergraduate and graduate allied health students who demonstrate the necessary interest, commitment, aptitude and academic achievement to pursue careers as allied health professionals in rural or medically underserved areas of Mississippi.

    Important dates

    The scholarship application process closed for now. Please check back in March for application information and important dates.

    Advisory board 2016-17

    The advisory board assists with the administration and selection of the scholarship awards annually. Current members are: 

    • Jessica H. Bailey, PhD, RHIA, CCS (Co-chair)
      Dean, School of Health Related Professions (SHRP)

    • Juanyce Taylor, PhD, MSEd (Co-chair)
      Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

    • Caroline Compretta, PhD
      Assistant Professor, Office of Academic Affairs

    • James "Mike" Ketchum, DHA, MSEd, RT(R), ARRT
      Associate Professor, Department of Radiologic Sciences (SHRP)

    • Lazonecessor "Zonzie" McLaurin, MPH, BHSA, CCRP
      Associate Director, Office of Mississippi Physician Workforce

    • Penny Rogers, DHA, MAT, OTR/L
      Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy (SHRP)

    • Paula L. Stubbs, PT, PhD, RRT
      Professor, Department of Physical Therapy (SHRP)

    • Mary Lynn Thomas, RHIA, CCS
      Alumni, School of Health Related Professions (SHRP)