Grenada student receives prestigious UM Lyceum Scholarship

Pictured is Bradford James, a Holmes Community College Grenada Campus sophomore who was awarded the prestigious Lyceum Scholarship from the University of Mississippi.
Pictured is Bradford James, a Holmes Community College Grenada Campus sophomore who was awarded the prestigious Lyceum Scholarship from the University of Mississippi.

Holmes Community College sophomore Bradford James, son of Tange and Dan James, recently received the prestigious Lyceum Scholarship from the University of Mississippi. The scholarship provides full resident tuition for two years. James will graduate from Holmes on May 10 and will begin his studies at Ole Miss as an accounting major in the fall of 2019.

"Bradford is an exceptional student who works hard and strives for excellence," said Student Activities Director/Recruiter Cynthia Abel. "He is determined to reach his academic and career goals, and we are excited to see the great things he accomplishes at Ole Miss!""

Lyceum Scholarship recipients must have at least a 3.0 GPA on at least 48 transferable community college credit hours and an exemplary record of leadership and service. Awarded to only 15 students a year, the Lyceum Scholarship is the University of Mississippi's most prestigious transfer scholarship.

James has made a name for himself as a student leader while at Holmes. A President's Scholarship recipient, he was named Mr. Holmes Community College for the Grenada Campus, inducted into the Hall of Fame, serves as vice president of scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa honor society and was named All-Mississippi for Phi Theta Kappa. James is also active on campus as an Ambassador, representative for Student Government Association and member of the Baptist Student Union.

In addition to his extracurricular involvement at Holmes, he has also played an active role in his community as a volunteer for the Boys & Girls Club and for a local soup kitchen. He has assisted with the newly-created student food pantry on campus and served as a math tutor, as well. Upon graduation from Holmes, he plans to attend the University of Mississippi to earn a bachelor's and master's degree in accounting. He is working at John Mark King, CPA, to gain experience and hopes to become a CPA one day.

The Lyceum Scholarship was created to recognize some of the most outstanding community college transfer students across Mississippi.

For more information about Ole Miss transfer scholarships, visit https://finaid.olemiss.edu/transfer-students/.

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