Developing Future Leaders

In the interest of a better future, we seek a courageous path toward an inclusive South that starts with our own communities, one that reckons with truth and allows people to claim full voice.

Cultivate a rising generation of leaders

A prosperous future for the American South depends on future generations who want to study, live, and lead in communities across the region. We  inspire, educate, and support the next generation of leaders who will contribute to the region’s prosperity. We support undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, decision-makers and thought leaders through scholarships, courses, fellowships, community partnerships, and summits that foster life-changing education, critical thinking, and listening across difference.

Southern Futures is working with students across the College of Arts and Sciences, in 10 different departments.

Moriah James

Exploring intersections of class and race in Green Valley

Diamond Holloman

Voices of resilience and recovery in Robeson County

Anna Hamilton

Vulnerable lives on the Matanzas River