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Jasmine Thomas, a senior at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded a study abroad grant from the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society that will provide an opportunity to teach elementary school students in London next year.
Thomas, a native of Picayune, Miss., is one of 50 students nationwide to receive the award from Phi Kappa Phi – the country’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. An elementary education major, she plans to student teach at an upper elementary school in London in spring, 2015.
Thomas is a member of the Honors College at Southern Miss and a Luckyday Scholar. She also serves as a tutor in the Hattiesburg D.R.E.A.M. program. In 2013 she participated in the University’s Caribbean Studies Program.
Students interested in applying for the PKP Study Abroad Grant and other nationally competitive scholarships should contact Southern Miss National Scholarship Officer Robyn Curtis at 601.266.4533 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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