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Alcorn State University Alcorn State, Mississippi
Antonelli College Hattiesburg Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Antonelli College Jackson Jackson, Mississippi
Belhaven University Jackson, Mississippi
Blue Cliff College Gulfport Gulfport, Mississippi
Blue Mountain College Blue Mountain, Mississippi
Coahoma Community College Clarksdale, Mississippi
Copiah Lincoln Community College Wesson, Mississippi
Delta State University Cleveland, Mississippi
East Central Community College Decatur, Mississippi
East Mississippi Community College Scooba, Mississippi
Hinds Community College Raymond, Mississippi
Holmes Community College Goodman, Mississippi
Itawamba Community College Fulton, Mississippi
Jackson State University Jackson, Mississippi
Jones County Junior College Ellisville, Mississippi
Meridian Community College Meridian, Mississippi
Miller Motte Technical College Gulfport Gulfport, Mississippi
Millsaps College Jackson, Mississippi
Mississippi College Clinton, Mississippi
Mississippi Delta Community College Moorhead, Mississippi
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston, Mississippi
Mississippi State University Mississippi State, Mississippi
Mississippi University for Women Columbus, Mississippi
Mississippi Valley State University Itta Bena, Mississippi
Northeast Mississippi Community College Booneville, Mississippi
Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia, Mississippi
Pearl River Community College Poplarville, Mississippi
Rust College Holly Springs, Mississippi
Southeastern Baptist College Laurel, Mississippi
Southwest Mississippi Community College Summit, Mississippi
Tougaloo College Tougaloo, Mississippi
University of Mississippi University, Mississippi
University of Phoenix Jackson Campus Flowood, Mississippi
University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Virginia College Biloxi Biloxi, Mississippi
William Carey University Hattiesburg, Mississippi

State Department of Education
Mississippi Department of Education

P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205
Phone: (601) 359-3513

State Higher Education Agency
Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453
Phone: (601) 432-6198

Speial Education Agency
Office of Special Education
Mississippi State Department of Education

P.O. Box 771
359 North West Street, Suite 301
Jackson, MS 39205-0771
Phone: (601) 359-3498
Toll-Free: (877) 544-0408 MS residents only

State Adult Education Agency
Adult Education Programs
State Board for Community and Junior Colleges

3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
Phone: (601) 432-6518

Mississippi Scholarships, Financial Aid and Education Resource

There are 128,252 full time students in the 37 colleges and universities of Mississippi

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Mississippi Scholarships

Byron Keith Mallett, Jr. Scholarship - This award is open to graduates of Lake Cormorant High School. If there are no applicants from the school, the award will go to a graduate of a Desoto County public school. Considerations include being a resident of Desoto County, a 3.0 GPA, and financial need. Applicants must also submit an essay describing their faith and plans. This award pays $500. The recipient must maintain a 3.0.

Ann Wesson Memorial Scholarship - This award is presented by the Junior Auxiliary. Applicants must live in the Biloxi/Ocean Springs area. They must have attended one of the following high schools: Biloxi, D'lberville, Ocean Springs, St. Martin, St. Patrick Catholic, or Vancleave. Applicants must also submit ACT/SAT scores and have an excellent academic record. This $500-$2000 award is also based on community service and the applicant's essay.

Rotary Club of Jackson Mentor Scholarship - The Rotary Club of Jackson formed this scholarship to help potential future leaders of Mississippi but who lacked sufficient means to continue their education. Applicants must score at least 18 on the ACT, have a 3.0 GPA, and their family's combined income must be less than $60,000. They must submit a 350-word essay, transcript, and three letters of recommendation-one must be from a teacher explaining the applicant's character, potential, personality, initiative, and activities.

APWA Scholarship Fund - The Mississippi Chapter of American Public Works Association provides this award to a junior or senior attending a public university in MS studying to enter public works.

Dave Cannada Memorial Scholarship Fund - This scholarship was funded in memory of Dave Cannada for recent graduates of Murrah High School. Applicants must plan to attend a 4-year college in Mississippi. A GPA of 3.0 is required along with an ACT composite score of 25. The applicant must demonstrate strong leadership skills through athletics, church or mission services, and/or civic/student government. The amount is for $5000 and is also based on need.

Mississippi State University General Scholarships-Freshman - Incoming freshmen at MSU are eligible to apply for some scholarships available. Requirements include a 3.0 GPA and a score of 20 on the ACT or 940 on the SAT. Recipients must attend full-time with 12 credit hours per semester. They must maintain a 3.0 GPA and remain in good standing. The amounts vary and are also based on financial need.

Mississippi State Sharp Academic Scholarship - One of many department scholarships available at MSU is the Sharp Academic Scholarship. The award is $3000 per year for students majoring in forestry. Applicants must have an outstanding academic record and excellent ACT/SAT scores.

Accounting Excellence Scholarship - Applicants attending Mississippi State University and planning to attend the Adkerson School of Accounting are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a 3.5 GPA and an ACT score of 26. They must also declare PACC/pre-accounting as a major. The award is $2500 per year. 

Sumners Scholarship - Undergraduates attending MSU full-time are eligible to attend. The award is open to residents of Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Montgomery, and Webster Counties. The $2000 per year award is based on academic record and financial need. Interested students should submit a Sumners Application by the deadline and submit a General Scholarship Application.

Swalm Brookhaven Scholarship - This generous $5000 per year scholarship is awarded to 20 Brookhaven High School graduates and 5 Brookhaven Academy graduates per year. Applicants must be incoming freshmen with a 3.0 GPA. They must attend full-time and pursue a technical degree. The award is also based on financial need. Recipients must maintain a 3.0. Students interested should submit a General Scholarship Application in addition to applying for the scholarship.

MSU Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship - Incoming freshmen who graduated as valedictorian or salutatorian of their high school are eligible. The award pays $1500 per year for valedictorians and $1000 per year for salutatorians. Applicants must submit a General Scholarship Application and a letter of verification from a high school guidance counselor, principal, or another school official.

4-H Academic Scholarship - Entering freshmen who are active 4-H members are eligible to apply. Requirements include a 3.0 GPA, ACT score of 20 or SAT score of 940, and a letter of participation from the county 4-H representative or state office. This one-time award is for $500 or $250 per semester. Students who were named outstanding 4-Her by their county representative will receive an additional $1000.

MSU Freshman Academic Excellence Scholarship - MSU offers scholarships to incoming freshmen based on academics. The awards are divided into four categories based on ACT scores and increase with GPA.

Cheryl Prewitt Vocal Scholarship - Students attending MSU with high school music achievement are eligible to apply. The award varies and is based on music aptitude, academics, and outstanding character. Preference is shown to majors in music. Academic record and financial need are also considered. Along with this scholarship application, students must submit a General Scholarship Application.

Mary Loraine Peets Buffett Scholarship - Female-entering freshmen attending the University of Southern Mississippi are eligible to apply. The generous $5000 award is renewable for four years. Applicants must plan to major within the College of Arts and Letters and submit an essay or other work demonstrating student's creativity. A GPA of 3.0 is also required.

Toyota-Haley Barbour Scholarship - Incoming freshmen attending any of Mississippi's universities or community colleges are eligible to apply. The $8000/year scholarship is awarded to 5 students per year. The applicant must plan to major in business, manufacturing, mathematics, or other programs found to support the product. A GPA of 3.0 is required. Other considerations include financial need, academic excellence, community service, and leadership record.

Student Body President Scholarship - Entering freshmen attending the University of Mississippi who served as president of their high school student body or student council are eligible. The award is also based on financial need and academic record. Applicants must submit documentation showing they were the student body/student council president to the Office of Financial Aid. The award is for $1500 per year.

Child of Faculty and Staff Scholarship - Applicants whose parents are part of the University of Mississippi's faculty or staff are eligible to apply. Parents must be a permanent, full-time employee. One-half of tuition costs per semester is covered by this award. If a student's parent has been employed since before 1977, the tuition is paid in full.

Christine and Clarence Day Business Scholarship - Freshmen entering the University of Mississippi pursuing a degree in business are eligible for this award. The scholarship is incredibly generous of $10,000 per year. Applicants must have an outstanding academic and leadership record. They must also submit the Special Programs and Scholarship Application found at the following link in addition to the application for this scholarship.

Roger and Susie Friou Scholarship- Ole Miss entering freshmen and transfer students are eligible to apply. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in accounting. They must also have a strong academic and leadership record. The award is for $3000 per year. Interested students should also submit a Special Programs and Scholarship Application in addition to this scholarship application.

Penelope W. and E. Roe Stamps IV Leadership Scholarship - Ole Miss entering freshmen with exceptional academic and leadership records are eligible to apply. The award covers the cost of attendance after other awards are used. The scholarship also includes a $12,000 stipend for research, studying abroad, or enrichment pursuits. Interested students should also submit a Special Programs and Scholarship Application in addition to this application.

W. R. Newman Scholarship - This generous award of $10,000 per year has a very selective award process including an excellent academic and leadership record. Applicants must be entering freshmen attending the University of Mississippi. A Special Programs and Scholarship Application must be included with the following application.

Henry C. Brevard, Jr. Engineering Scholarship - Entering freshmen and transfer students attending Ole Miss are eligible to apply. They must be pursuing a degree in engineering or computer science. Considerations include academic record and financial need. The $6000 award is given to 2 students annually. A Special Programs and Scholarship Application must also be submitted.

Lyceum Scholar Award - Transferring students from a Mississippi community college with at least 48 transferable credits are eligible to apply. They must have a 3.0 GPA and an exemplary record of leadership and community service. Applicants must plan to attend full-time for two years. The award pays $7644/year. A complete Community College Transfer Scholarship application must also be completed.

MS Community College Advantage Scholarship - MS community college students transferring to Ole Miss are eligible to apply. They must have at least 48 transferable credit hours, a 2.5 GPA, and be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant. The applicant's family's adjusted gross income cannot exceed $30,000. 25-$4000/year awards are given annually. Applicants must also complete the Community College Scholarship Application.

Bledsoe Scholarship - Freshmen entering Ole Miss meeting the following ACT & GPA guidelines are eligible to apply. Applicants must also complete the Scholarship tab within the Special Programs, and Scholarship Application link is included with this scholarship link below.

Luckyday Scholarship - This award is available to any MS University entering freshman. Requirements include a 20 ACT score or 940 SAT score and a 3.2 GPA. It covers remaining financial need up to $5000 after other awards are in place. Considerations include grades, test scores, financial need, leadership skills, extracurricular activities, and a Luckyday essay. 75 students are chosen for this award. Some colleges require an additional scholarship application such as the University of Mississippi; applicants must complete the Special Programs and Scholarship Application.

Croft Scholarship- Freshmen entering Ole Miss interested in majoring in International Studies are eligible to apply. They must have an excellent academic record and strong leadership skills. Considerations also include financial need and community activities. A Special Programs and Scholarship Application must also be submitted.

John Robert Boswell Memorial Scholarship Fund - Established by the parents of John Boswell in his memory, this one-time $1000 award is given to an outstanding senior majoring in chemical engineering at Ole Miss. The recipient must attend full-time and not belong to a fraternity or sorority.

Harrison Clark Scholarship Awards Fund - Madison Central High graduates planning to attend a 2 or 4-year MS college are eligible to apply. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required, and applicants must have scored at least in the 60th percentile on college admission exams. This one time award of $1000 is based on the applicant's merit. Preference is given to Madison Central High Band members.

Anthony "Tony" Gobar Juvenile Justice Scholarship Fund - Full-time upcoming juniors or seniors attending a university in MS are eligible to apply. The $1200 award is based on merit and need. The applicant must be studying criminal justice, counseling, or political science and show interest in working in juvenile justice or a related field. Applicant must show a strong commitment to community and public service. A GPA of 2.5 is required, and financial need must be demonstrated. Additional requirements include submitting the Scholarship Selection/Certification Form, a transcript, activities sheet, and letters of recommendation.

Aura Neely-Gary Memorial Scholarship Fund - Ms. Gary's family wanted to honor her memory by providing a college scholarship to a person whose secondary school education may have been interrupted for various reasons or those facing financial need. $2000 annually is given to a male or female planning to further their education in Mississippi. Merit and financial need are considered. Preference is given to those who desire to resume their education after personal difficulties. Special consideration is given to young women who had dropped out of school and are now trying to earn an education. Along with the Scholarship Selection/Certification Form, applicants must also submit a transcript, financial form, activities sheet, and a letter of recommendation.

Bill Hunsberger Scholarship Fund - This scholarship rotates annually among the universities his daughters attended. The $2000 award is given one year to a junior or senior female student studying journalism at the University of Southern MS, the next year to a junior or senior female student studying journalism at the University of Mississippi, and the next year to a junior or senior female student studying political science who is also involved with student media at the University of Mississippi. The award is also based on merit and financial need.

Miriam Scarborough Scholarship- Females attending any school in MS are eligible to apply. Requirements include an ACT score of 24 or SAT score of 1100 and a 2.5 GPA. Applicants should also submit a leadership resume from grades 10-12 including church, school, or community. A statement of financial need and an itemized expense sheet for the school year should also be submitted. Award amounts vary.

Young Farmer Scholarship Association - Four $3000 scholarships are awarded to Farm Bureau member students studying agriculture. Considerations include financial need, leadership qualities, and academic record. Available for any Mississippi College, two awards are reserved for entering freshmen, and the other two are for sophomores, juniors, or seniors.

SunTrust Scholarship Sweepstakes - Amount: $500 - Sweepstakes is open to high school seniors and college undergraduates with permanent residence.

National Rice Month Scholarship - Amount: Up to $4,000 - Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in rice-growing states (Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas). Applicant must create a video about U.S. rice, National Rice Month, and the importance of rice to their state.

C. Lamar Meek Memorial Scholarship - Amount: $1,500 - Scholarship is open to students enrolled in an accredited college or university in the state of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma or Texas who have undertaken an investigation/research/outreach project in the area of medical and veterinary entomology.

Hagan Scholarships - Amount: Up to $5,000 each semester - Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors with at least a 3.5 GPA and from a rural area (a county with less than 50,000 people). Applicant must live in an eligible state (see website for details – Middle America) and demonstrate financial need.

Curwen-Guidry-Blackburn Scholarship Fund - Amount: $750 - Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are residents . Applicant must currently be bowling in a USBC-sanctioned league and have bowled for three out of four years in high school.

CASE Scholarship Program - Amount: $1,500 - Scholarship is open to college students who have sat for an actuarial exam and have at least a 3.0 GPA.