World Class Teaching Program

The University of Mississippi

Often local banks will offer financial assistance to candidates in the form of a one year loan or a low interest loan. These loans are based on candidates’ individual credit history. If your bank is not listed, please make the initial contact yourself. If your banker requests any information about the National Board process, please contact Tammy Kirkland at the World Class Teaching Program, kirkland@olemiss.edu.

BNA Bank – Offers low interest loans to candidates in Union County and Lee County.
Union County 662-534-8171,  Lee County 662-842-8005

First Security Bank – Offers low interest loans to candidates in Panola, Tunica, and Quitman Counties. Contact Belinda Morris or Calvin Flint at 662-563-9311.

First Security Bank in Southaven. Contact Allen Couson 662-893-3243 extension 1216.

First National Bank, Oxford – Contact Melanie Thompson at 662-234-2841. The bank is very eager to help. The bank waves all fees and interest!