Program Dates

Session One: May 30 – July 1, 2022. Students move in May 29. 
Session Two: June 27 – July 29, 2022. Students move in June 26. 

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 prior to January 21, 2022 to be considered. 

Students must submit all application materials prior to January 21, 2022 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 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. 

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. 

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