Three Pine Belt area transfer students have received full scholarships to The University of Southern Mississippi through the University’s Jubilee Scholarship Program.
Sarah “Katie” Folkes is a recent graduate of Jones County Junior College; Jaci Aymond earned her two-year degree from Pearl River Community College, while Hayley Moreland graduated from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
The scholarships are payable over two years and funded by the Jubilee Scholarship Program which was established in 2009 following an anonymous donation of $6 million to the University. Among the few stipulations of the donation were that: 1) much of the money be used for women and minority students and 2) that the donor must remain anonymous.
Folkes is a Hattiesburg native who graduated from Oak Grove High School (2010). At Jones she served as Student Government Association president; a Jones Ambassadors representative and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She is majoring in history licensure.
Aymond graduated from Purvis High School (2010) in her hometown of Purvis, Miss. At Pearl River she served as vice president of scholarships as a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She is majoring in elementary education.
Moreland, is a D’Iberville, Miss., native and 2010 graduate of D’Iberville High School. At Gulf Coast she served as Student Government Association vice president; Literary Tourism Club vice president; Yearbook editor and was selected for the MGCCC Hall of Fame. She is majoring in international business.
For more information about the Jubilee Scholarship Program contact the Southern Miss Office of Admissions at 601.266.5000 or visit: http://www.usmfoundation.com/s/1149/index.aspx?sid=1149&gid=1&pgid=538