Mississippi Rural Allied Health Professionals Scholarship Program

About The Program

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 2018-19 academic year in April 2018. Check this website at that time for more information.

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)