Program Dates

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 all application materials prior to January 25, 2023 in order to be considered by the selection committee. 

Application deadline Move in Classes begin Trip Begins Trip Ends End of the program
June Session January 25, 2023 May 28, 2023 May 29, 2023 June TBD June TBD June 30, 2023
July Session January 25, 2023 June 25, 2023 June 26, 2023 July TBD July TBD July 28, 2023

Both sessions’ move-in begins at 1:00 pm. A brief welcome and orientation for both parents and students will occur at 3:30 pm. After orientation, students will begin their program activities.

Participants may depart campus on the last day of planned activities with the program.

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 29, 2022. 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. Participants may depart campus by 1 p.m. on July 1, 2022.

Students selected to participate in the second session should be prepared to check-in on the campus of Ole Miss during their scheduled move-in appointment on June 26, 2022. 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. Participants may depart campus by 1 p.m. on July 29, 2022.

Program 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.

Note: Scholarships can be rescinded if a student does not participate fully in the program, including weekly and weekend required activities.

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.
  • $900 program fee due prior to arrival on campus.
  • Students selected to the Lott Leadership Summer Institute for High School Students will receive a scholarship to cover the costs of room, board, tuition, and travel.

Additional costs:

  • Estimated course fees: $75
  • Estimated weekend meals/spending money: $250

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 for and successfully completing the program. Please use our Fundraising Guide to help you get started. 

What Students are Saying

Former participants have shared their feedback with us. Take a look!


“I had a great experience that I wish every single rising senior in the nation could experience. It is something I will never forget.”

Student ParticipantSummer 2017

“I will always recommend my peers to do this program - whether they are interested in public policy or not - because it left such an impact on me.”

Student ParticipantSummer 2018

“The people I've met there I will always hold close to my heart. The Lott Leadership program was without a doubt the best 5 weeks of my life.”

Student ParticipantSummer 2018