Program Dates

Session One: May 25 – June 26, 2020. Students move in May 24.
Session Two: June 23 – July 23, 2020. Students move in June 22.

Participants must choose one of the two sessions to attend. Students will be invited by email to complete an application once their nomination form has been received from their school. Students must submit their completed application and required documents (detailed here) prior to January 20, 2020, to be considered.

Students must submit all application materials prior to January 20, 2020 in order to be considered by the selection committee.

Sessions

Students selected to participate in the first session should be prepared to check-in on the campus of Ole Miss beginning at 1:00 p.m. on May 24, 2020. A brief welcome and orientation for parents and students will occur at 3:30 p.m. in the residence hall. Directions to UM and a campus map are available at: http://map.olemiss.edu/ The trip to DC for this group is tentatively set for June 19-June 25, 2020. Participants may depart campus by 1 p.m. on June 26, 2020.

Students selected to participate in the second session should be prepared to check-in on the campus of Ole Miss beginning at 1:00 p.m. on June 22, 2020. A brief welcome and orientation for parents and students will occur at 3:30 p.m. in the residence hall. Directions to UM and a campus map are available at: http://map.olemiss.edu/ The trip to DC for this group is tentatively set for July 17-23, 2020. Participants may depart campus by 1 p.m. on July 24, 2020.

Costs

Scholarships are awarded to all students selected for the Lott Leadership Summer Institute. The scholarships cover the majority of student costs, including tuition.  The costs described below will not be covered by scholarships.

The following costs will be charged only upon acceptance to the program:

  • $100 non-refundable registration fee to reserve a space in the program. Due upon acceptance.
  • $500 program fee due prior to arrival on campus.
  • Students selected to the Lott Leadership Institute for High School Students will receive a scholarship to help with the costs of room, board, tuition, and travel.

Additional costs:

  • Estimated course fees: $75
  • Estimated book costs: $125
  • Estimated weekend meals/spending money: $200

Students selected to participate are strongly encouraged to fundraise the required funds themselves rather than paying out of pocket. This is a leadership-building exercise that is part of the program experience. Financial constraints should not be a deterrent to applying to and successful completion of the program. Please use our Fundraising Guide to help you get started.