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USM Students Earn Pathway Scholarships to Help with Internships

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Pathway Scholarship winners

Thirteen students at The University of Southern Mississippi have been selected to receive Pathway Scholarships that will help finance summer internships at locations throughout the United States. The scholarships range from $1,000 - $3,000.

The Pathway Scholarship Program is part of the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan, Eagles Engaged, which seeks to strengthen student learning and career readiness through participation in pathway experiences, such as internships, research, or fieldwork.

Award recipients, their respective majors, hometowns, and internship locations include:

  • Katie Byrd, merchandising, Hattiesburg, Miss. – Dallas
  • Cameron Cloud, biological sciences/communication studies, Hattiesburg, Miss. – Biloxi
  • Talib Gramby, psychology, Jackson, Miss. – Rindge, N.H.
  • Mollye Hancock, therapeutic recreation, Brandon, Miss. – Clinton
  • Jonathan Puckett, English/history, Richland, Miss. – Jackson
  • Sarai Bailey Saulters, hospitality/tourism, Meridian, Miss. – Hilton Head, S.C.
  • Hannah Scott, political science, Pascagoula, Miss. – Washington, D.C.
  • Nima Sherpa, tourism management, Dolakha, Nepal – Ocean City, Md.
  • Amelia Strahan, broadcast journalism/political science, Petal, Miss. – New York City
  • Wade Vollmer, economics, Mobile, Ala. – Hattiesburg
  • Morgan Vonderbruegge, interior design, Long Beach, Miss. – Gulfport
  • Azola Williams, therapeutic recreation, Clinton, Miss. – Hattiesburg
  • Cara Wilson, political science, Pascagoula, Miss. – Washington, D.C.

The Pathway Scholarship Program is administered by Lisa Stevens, director of the Center for Pathway Experiences. Stevens notes that students were chosen after submitting an application, letter of recommendation from a faculty member, budget plan, and a compliance form from the company/organization. Students selected for pathway scholarships are also required to develop a portfolio of student learning based on their internship experience.

For more information about the program and the Center for Pathway Experiences, call 601.266.4976 or visit: