May 18, 2019 9:59:39 PM
East Mississippi Community College sophomore Jordan White of Dekalb is among 22 students statewide accepted into the pre-matriculation portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program for undergraduates.
White graduated from EMCC May 4 and plans to attend Mississippi State University over the next two years and hopes then to enroll in the University of Mississippi Medical Center's School of Medicine to obtain a doctorate in family medicine.
The MRPSP provides materials and practice tests for the Medical College Admission Test, mentoring by rural physicians, medical workshops at UMMC School of Medicine, membership in the Mississippi Rural Health Association and rural clinical experience.
In March, White was among 50 students nationwide named a 2019 Coca-Cola Academic Team Silver Scholar and was president of the Eta Upsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on EMCC's Scooba campus. She was named Most Distinguished Chapter President during the Mississippi/Louisiana Region 2019 Awards Gala held March 1-2 at MSU and at the PTK Catalyst 2019 Convention in Orlando, Florida. In February, she was the student recipient of EMCC's HEADWAE award for her academic excellence.
She is the daughter of Johnny and Suzanne White of Kemper County.