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Competition Corps

Deadline to Apply: September 10, 2014

What is Competition Corps?

The Competition Corps is a scholarship program for students at the University of Mississippi run through the Office of Pre-College Programs. Corps participants help the Office of Academic Competitions with the various pre-collegiate academic competitions held throughout the academic year. Members receive a one (1) three-hour credit scholarship for in-state tuition that can be redeemed after the Fall semester. The scholarship must be redeemed in the same academic year and cannot be transferred to another academic year.

Eligibility

  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Must have a record of demonstrated self-initiative
  • Must have a record of demonstrated dependability
  • Must have a positive attitude
  • Must have demonstrated respect of peers, teachers/faculty, and employers (references)
To be eligible for the scholarship,
  • Work five (5) mandatory events
  • Work three (3) additional events
  • Write 25 toss-up questions in a pre-approved subject area
  • Write 20 bonus questions in a pre-approved subject area
  • Aid in any event preparation, including pre-event and post-event

Compensation

  • Three (3) total hours of tuition, not including out-of-state fees. Only redeemable in Winter Intersession, May Intersession, First Summer, Second Summer, or August Intersession. Must be redeemed in the same academic year of service.
  • Receive event shirts, lunch, and other event-related promotional items
  • All expenses paid for program-related activities and events

How do I apply?

Applications are available in Yerby Room 2. They can be dropped off in Yerby, emailed to wmdeloac@olemiss.edu, or faxed to 662-915-5138

Deadline to apply is Friday, September 10

For more information

For additional information, please contact:

W. Matthew DeLoach
Director of Academic Competitions

Physical Location:
E.F. Yerby Conference Center, Room 2
Grove Loop at University Avenue

Mailing Address:
Outreach and Continuing Education
Office of Pre-College Programs
The University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848

Phone: 662-915-7621
Fax: 662-915-5138
Email: competitions@olemiss.edu