Rural Medical & Science Scholars
Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion


June 9 - 21, 2024

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High Schoolers


For 2 weeks this summer, you can—

  • make new friends with similar interests and goals.
  • tour the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Medicine and MSU Physician Assistant Program.
  • take one college-level health science course (Introduction to Health Professions).
  • earn certification as a Junior Master Wellness Volunteer.
  • participate in practical learning activities, such as Injury and Illness (I²) Simulation, Gray for a Day, Scholars in the Kitchen, Scholars in Engineering, Suturing Techniques and One Health and Physician Shadowing Opportunities.
  • live on campus at Mississippi State University and get a taste of college life.


$2,600 (includes $100 application fee)

  • The program cost includes tuition, housing, textbooks, program/workshop materials, food for weekend meals, and the application fee.
  • Additional cost information is available at

An individual’s financial situation should not be a deterrent to applying to and successfully completing the program; limited scholarships are available. 


Are you ready to apply? Here’s how! 

  • Complete the student portion of the application
  • Ask one of your teachers to write a recommendation letter. 
  • Ask your teacher to forward the application and recommendation letter to your guidance counselor. 
  • Your counselor will need to attach your ACT scores and an official transcript and mail or email the completed application packet postmarked no later than April 15, 2024.


Do I Qualify? Yes if you - 

  • are currently completing your junior year in high school
  • received a minimum composite score of 20 on the ACT
  • have good grades that complement your ACT scores
  • want to learn about a career in health or science
  • are a resident of Mississippi