Mississippi Environmental Scholars Program

In September 2021, we launched our inaugural cohort of the Mississippi Environmental Scholars Program. Our first cohort consists of 3 highly-motivated and deeply impassioned high school students from Mendenhall High School. These students will spend the next year learning about public health, environmental health, field exposure assessments, statistical analysis, community engagement, and academic writing. Our next application call will be in spring 2022 and is open to ANY and ALL high school students in Copiah, Hinds, Madison, Rankin, and Simpson Counties. Watch this space to learn more about applying for this program.


Meet Our Scholars for the 2021 – 2022

My name is Natalie Holifield and I am a member of the Mississippi Environmental Scholars Program inaugural cohort. I attend Mendenhall highschool as a sophomore and I am from Harrisville, Mississippi. I am super excited to learn new information and work on projects that will help my community and prepare me for college. In the future, I plan on getting a degree in biology or going into the medical field.

My name is Adeilyn Baldwin, I am a junior attending Mendenhall high school, and I live in Mendenhall, Mississippi. A fun fact about me is I love to sing, and when I am older, I aspire to be a Pediatric Oncologist. I am grateful and excited to be a part of the Mississippi Environmental Scholars Program inaugural cohort. I cannot wait to start on the very beneficial and learning enrichment projects about the environment we will be doing this year.

My name is Rachel Turner and I am currently apart of Mississippi environmental scholars program for Brown University. I am attending Richland high school and I am now in the 11th grade. I am excited to learn about noise pollution, public health, and how we can better our environment.