Kaitlyn White selected as Ole Miss Women's Council scholar

  • 08/01/2022, 06:11 AM
  • Pelahatchie News
 Kaitlyn White

    Kaitlyn White of Pelahatchie has been awarded the Sarah and James Powell OMWC Scholarship - among the largest and most innovative awards on the University of Mississippi campus.
    The $40,000 Ole Miss Women's Council (OMWC) for Philanthropy Scholarships have a far greater impact on students' lives than just providing them with financial assistance, said Liz Randall, chair of the OMWC.


    "We give our scholarship recipients access to caring guidance from mentors, significant training in leadership skills, exceptional life and career development, and meaningful personal development through travel and cultural opportunities," Randall said. "OMWC's goal is to prepare our scholars for extraordinary lives and careers, while encouraging them to develop a lifelong commitment to creating a caring, more ethical world.


"The OMWC is thrilled to welcome Kaitlyn White as one of our incoming first-year scholars."


    OMWC scholars participate in a series of leadership symposiums using the philosophy of servant leadership as the core curriculum. Recipients are expected to participate as leaders in campus-wide organizations and as OMWC speakers at special events.


    Scholars also gather monthly for a dinner hosted by council members, where guest speakers provide advice and guidance on life and careers in a comfortable, informal setting, in addition to weekly nonacademic classes on various topics in leadership, philanthropy, communication and service opportunities.


    As a scholarship recipient, White can also apply for Global Leadership Circle support from the OMWC, which provides assistance to those who want to study abroad or pursue internships on the national and international level.


    The OMWC was established 22 years ago at the university. An accomplished council of female leaders and philanthropists has secured $20 million to endow scholarships awarded to both males and females. The carefully designed program is producing a strong circle of leadership, mentorship and philanthropy.


    For more information about supporting OMWC scholarships, contact Suzanne Helveston, associate director of development, at [email protected] or 662-915-2956; or visit online at omwc.olemiss.edu.

 

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