The Clarion-Ledger, 2/10/9

Former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott has donated $250,000 to the University of Mississippi to a scholarship endowment to honor his wife, Tricia.

Recipients of the Patricia Thompson Lott Scholarship are Lott Leadership Institute students who are incoming freshmen from Mississippi with demonstrated leadership abilities.

Lott scholars are required to pursue a major in public policy leadership. Besides maintaining academic standards, the students are expected to continue their commitment to community service.