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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

    Scholarship applications will be opened for the 2017-2018 academic year, beginning Monday, April 3, 2017, with a due date of Monday, May 15, 2017. Awards will be distributed during summer 2017. Applicants moving to the second round of the selection process will be interviewed during early June 2017. Finalists will be announced on or before Monday, June 12, 2017.  Visit the Student Financial Aid for instructions on completing the scholarship application.

    Advisory board 2017-18

    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)

    • 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)