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Supporting Displaced Students and Scholars

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Support Displaced Students and Scholars!

According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, in the past year, more than 100 million people worldwide were displaced as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations – the highest ever on record.

Many of those people are students and scholars who find themselves in need of a new academic home. Whether they are Afghan women who escaped a repressive regime in order to continue their education, Ukrainian students fleeing a Russian invasion, or professors suffering from persecution or a collapse of the world they knew, American colleges and universities have stepped up to help.Kharkiv National University

Here at the University of Mississippi, our generous community members came together urgently to support our students and scholars affected by crises this year, but we want to be ready for future crises around the world.

Are you ready? 

(top) The Kharkiv National University in Ukraine was hit by Russian missiles in March. (bottom) In Afghanistan, women are no longer allowed to attend college classes with men, and girls are now barred from attending high school.To be prepared for future and sadly inevitable humanitarian crises around the world, the Office of Global Engagement (OGE) has established the Displaced Students and Scholars Fund to support the educational and living expenses for displaced students and scholars looking for academic homes at the University of Mississippi.

The OGE has worked with the Institute of International Education, which has protected students, scholars and artists in crisis zones for 100 years, and the Scholars at Risk network to create a path and support system for scholars at UM. The IIE Emergency Student Fund has already assisted UM students, but more local support is needed to help cover tuition, fees, books and basic living expenses.

Your gift to the Displaced Students and Scholars Fund will help students and scholars in crisis adjust to life in a different country after a traumatic experience, and it will give them the tools to be successful at Ole Miss as a student or professor.  

Help us transform lives and make a gift now!

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Food for Thought

Our displaced students and scholars use UM's Campus Dining every day. You can cover the cost of one meal at the Rebel Market with a $12 gift.


Courage Award

Displaced persons deserve their own Chucky Mullins award for courage! Donate $38 toward their academic success in the classroom as a student or professor.


Around the World to Ole Miss

Did you know that there are 90 countries of origin, including Afghanistan and Ukraine, represented at Ole Miss? Give at the country level to make an impact for students who seek a safe academic home in Oxford!


Buy the Book

The average cost of one college textbook in the United States is $150! Contribute $150 toward texts for success in the classroom.


Pay the Rent

Rent can be expensive, but often the cost per person in a shared apartment is around $550 per month. Donate $550 for a month of rent for a student or scholar!


OGE Students and Scholars

The Office of Global Engagement at Ole Miss serves more than 800 international students and an average of 35 scholars per year! Give at the international level to support OGE's efforts to welcome the world to Ole Miss.


Quarterback Club

Throw your donation to the end zone and score points for a diverse Ole Miss!


Leaving Ukraine

5,345.79 miles are between Boryspil International Airport in Kyiv, Ukraine, and the Memphis International Airport. Donate at this level to support a semester of room and board expenses for a student or scholar who has come so far to join us through our closest international airport.


A Long Journey Home

It's 7,367.44 miles from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan to Oxford, Mississippi. On Aug. 30, 2021, the U.S. Air Force completed the largest humanitarian airlift evacuation of civilians in history from this airport, evacuating more than 124,000 people from Afghanistan as the country fell to the Taliban. Many Afghan students and scholars -- especially female scholars -- hope to continue their academic careers at American universities. Your donation at this level could support full living expenses for an entire semester for a displaced student or scholar!

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