ALPHA KAPPA MU Criteria for Membership- Ms. Sabrina Duncan and Mr. Sana Sise are the advisors

  • The membership of Alpha Kappa Mu shall be open to men and women who meet the requirements for eligibility and shall consist of collegiate, alumni, local honorary, laureate honorary and life members.
  • Collegiate chapters shall elect members from a list of those scholastically eligible and approved by the chapter advisor(s). An affirmative vote by the majority of chapter members present at a regular meeting is necessary for election to membership. Candidates are not inducted in absentia.
  • Undergraduate Students – An undergraduate student shall be eligible to be elected as a collegiate member if the individual:
    • Is registered as full time and in good standing with the institution at which the chapter is located.
    • Is at least a junior in a degree program and has completed 50 percent of the requirements for graduation.
    • Has a minimum grade-point average of 3.3 on a 4 point scale.
    • Is ranked in the upper 10 percent of the class.
    • Exemplifies good character.
    • Exhibits the potential for leadership and service.

MCNAIR POST BACCULAURATE ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM-Rust College is a partner institution- Mr. Sana Sise is the campus representative

  • The University of Mississippi’s Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is one of 120+ funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The University of Mississippi and its three major partner institutions, Alcorn State University, Rust College, and Tougaloo College, operate one of three McNair programs in the state.


Through this program, first-generation, low-income students (and students from underrepresented groups in graduate studies) engage in scholastic undertakings that increase their chances for success in graduate school. Twenty-nine students are selected each year for this unique opportunity. Of that group, sixteen will be chosen to attend an intense, six-week research internship at The University of Mississippi. This component of the program provides a stipend of $2,700 to students.

Eligibility Requirements

    • Be low income and first generation (neither parent or legal guardian has attained a bachelor’s degree or higher) OR be a member of a group historically underrepresented in graduate school (African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander)

In addition, all students should:

  • Possess a STRONG interest in obtaining a Ph.D.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have attained sophomore status.
  • Not graduate before December of current year.
  • Hold a minimum 2.7 GPA overall and a 3.0 GPA in major area of study.
  • Plan to enter a graduate program by the fall after completion of a bachelor’s degree.

Services & Benefits

McNair students can expect to receive the following services and benefits:

  • Personal and academic counseling/assessment
  • Interact with faculty & graduate student mentors
  • Assistance with graduate admissions/financial aid application
  • Engage in intensive GRE preparation
  • Attend professional meetings/visit grad school
  • Present research at national conferences
  • Expand library and research skills
  • Compete for summer research internship (with a $2,700 stipend)

HBCU Competitive Scholars – By nomination – (By the President or designee)

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Initiative) is excited to announce our HBCU Competitiveness Scholars, a student recognition program designed to honor current HBCU students for their competitiveness, i.e., successfully preparing to compete for top opportunities that improve standards of living in their communities

SULLIVAN Foundation (Endowment) Study Abroad Program

SULLIVAN Foundation (Endowment) Study Abroad Program (selective based upon receipt of the Sullivan Scholarship- or Meeting the Criteria set forth by Sullivan and approval of the Campus Liaison.

Dr. Vida A. Mays

Director of Grants and Contracts

Sullivan Foundation Campus Liaison

Rust College

150 Rust Ave. Holly Springs, Mississippi 38635 (662) 252-8000, ext. 4007