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Department of History
University of Mississippi

The Hattie Burke Jackson College of Liberal Arts Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2004 by the estate of Miss Harriet Jackson, a UM graduate & long-time Latin & French teacher at UM, to honor her mother, MRS. HATTIE TALBERT BURKE JACKSON (1868-1917), a Water Valley native, ‘a splendid woman, active in every civic and benevolent work’ (Water Valley Progress newspaper), who died at the age of 49, leaving Harriet and her three sisters to be raised by their father, Dr. Manuel Winter Jackson, “one of the most talented practicing physicians in the city (of Water Valley)’.

This scholarship provides assistance to female students who are majoring in one of the following fields: Classics, English, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Physics, the recipient must be a resident of Yalobusha, Calhoun, Lafayette, or Grenada Counties. For additional information please contact the Departments of Classics, English, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages, or Physics and Astronomy.

(Miss Harriet Jackson received her BA from UM in 1924 & M.A. at UM in 1936. While in college she was a member of The Marionettes, a student drama club that William Faulkner helped found in 1920.  Miss Jackson joined the Modern Languages department in 1950 where she taught Latin & French for 21 years, retiring in 1970.  During her time at UM she was acting chair several semesters, a member of the Miss. Modern Languages Association, the Faculty Senate, and was advisor to Phi Kappa Phi and the Latin Club.)

Must maintain a 3.0 G.P.A. on all courses.