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College Admission and Scholarship Essay Writing Workshop

Date: July 9 - 14, 2017
Registrations Due: June 23, 2017

Sponsor Department: The Writing Center
Camp Type:
One-Week Residential or Commuter, non-credit
Seats Available: 24 max
Rising 11th and 12th-grade
$500 Residential / $350 Commuter

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College Admissions and Scholarship Essay Writing Workshop

Interested in improving your college application portfolio? Thinking about how to represent your personal accomplishments and professional goals in an essay? Wondering what university committee members and administrators look for in effective scholarship application essays? In this week-long summer workshop, you will talk with University of Mississippi faculty, staff, and administrators about personal writing in academic contexts. You will also receive training in how to craft personal essays that may be used in a variety of academic contexts, from scholarship application letters to college application essays.

Throughout the week, you will work with trained consultants to write and workshop a draft of your personal statement. You will review examples of effective personal statements, speak with undergraduates who have written successful application essays, and receive feedback from experts who have evaluated personal writing for academic purposes.

– Brad Campbell, Director of the Writing Center



The cost for residential students is $500. It covers program fee, materials, housing, and meal plan.
The cost for commuter students is $350. It covers program fee, materials, and lunch.

Special need-based scholarships are available. Funding provided by the McCullouch Greer Fund to Advance Writing as a Civic Responsibility.

Download Scholarship Application


Residential students accepted to the program will be housed with Summer College for High School students in the Residential College South. Adult staff, as well as selected student counselors who serve as mentors to the participants, will supervise them.

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Commuters must be dropped off at the designated spot each morning by 8:00 a.m. and picked up at the designated spot by 4:45 p.m. each afternoon. *Commuters will eat lunch on campus each day, and lunch is included in the total cost.

*Subject to change depending on program activities.

Medical Care

Due to their age, College Admission and Scholarship Essay Writing Camp students are not allowed access to the Student Health Center on campus. Students requiring non-emergency medical care between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. will be transported to an urgent care facility with parent’s approval. There is not an after hours medical clinic in Oxford, so students requiring medical care after 7 p.m. and before 9 a.m. are transported to the emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi with parent’s approval.

Application and Registration Process

Registration for College Admission and Scholarship Essay Writing Camp is a two-part process – the online registration form and additional documents submission. Both parts must be submitted to the Office of Pre-College Programs before a student is confirmed for enrollment in the program. The cost of the program is $500 for residential students and $350 for commuter students.

Students must be registered by June 23, 2017, and must include full fee payment and Medical Form to complete the registration process.

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Online Registration Step-by-Step

Medical Form
We value the safety and well-being of all our participating students. In case emergency medical attention is required, ALL Pre-College Program camps require parents to submit medical forms on behalf of the student. Please DO NOT forget to return this form to the Pre-College Programs office as this will hold up the registration process for your student. If you have already submitted the medical form to the Office of Pre-College Programs for a camp this summer, you will not have to submit it again.

Please do not email medical forms to our office. We request that you mail, fax, or bring the forms to our office. Thanks!

Cancellation Policy
Registrations may be cancelled up to two weeks prior to the selected week for an 80% refund. Refunds are not available if cancellation occurs less than two weeks prior to the selected week.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

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: 662-915-1535

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