COVID-19 pandemic disruptions did not deter our scholars’ commitment to the Outreach Scholars program. Instead, they learned to thrive in a virtual environment and developed patience, persistence and flexibility. The 2020 MIOS virtual program kicked off with orientation held May 26-29th, 2020 and had approximately 40 total workshop hours throughout the summer. This year, we introduced a social marketing experience that focused on nutrition, physical activity, health disparities, and COVID-19. 20 Outreach Scholars completed the program and presented their posters at the Mississippi INBRE Virtual Research Symposium.