Dear Okra Scholar Participant:

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Peer Mentor for Okra Scholars. Becoming a Peer Mentor is a rewarding experience. Being selected to serve as a Peer Mentor is a high honor in Okra Scholars. Don't let this rewarding opportunity pass you by, apply today! On the next pages, you will find the following information:
  • Position Description and Qualifications
  • Application
Completed applications are due in the Okra Scholars office by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16th. After completing the application, you should schedule an interview time by emailing For the interview, please bring a copy of your unofficial transcript. Below you will find the timeline for the selection of Peer Mentors:

Important Dates

Wednesday, February 24:      Applications available

Wednesday., March 16:          Applications due in Okra Scholars office by 4:30 p.m.
                                                Interview Notifications sent via email

Thursday, March 31:               Interview Day

Friday, April 1:                        Selection notification sent via email

Please place these dates/events on your calendar. If you have any questions about the Peer Mentor position or the application process, please contact the Okra Scholars office at 662-846-4501 or Union Office 215. We look forward to receiving your application.


The Okra Scholars Team