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A major component of the Luckyday Scholars Program is service. One factor evaluated when high school students are applying for the program is their community involvement. Once selected as a Luckyday Scholar, students are asked to volunteer at least 10 hours each semester beginning spring of their freshman year.

Service Description

Service that may be counted towards Luckyday hours includes:

  • Service in the greater Hattiesburg area
  • Service with a non-profit organization that is meeting a need in the community
  • Direct service 
  • Service that answers the questions posed by Robert Greenleaf in his test of servant leadership:
  1. Do those served grow as persons?
  2. Do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants? 
  3. What is the effect on the least privileged in society--will they benefit, or at least, not be further deprived?

Service Suggestions

We recommend connecting with the Center for Community Engagement. They maintain an online database with ongoing and event-based opportunities on campus and in the community. There you can connect with volunteer needs and keep track of service hours throughout your college career. 

Volunteer Southeast Mississippi Volunteer Southeast Mississippi, run by the United Way of Southeast Mississippi, is also another good resource for finding opportunities to serve in our area. Visit


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Luckyday Scholars Program Office
Back of Vann Hall, first floor

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