Admission to the university is required for all scholarships. To be considered for competitive, leadership and service, and private scholarships, the general scholarship application must be submitted along with the additional supplemental application.

Please note that our scholarship program is reviewed each year and is subject to change. The information provided below is for students entering in the 2017-2018 academic year.


Presidential Scholarships

  • Priority Date: December 1
  • Award:
    • Awarded to 10-12 of the most outstanding entering freshmen on a competitive basis
    • This scholarship is worth approximately $75,000, which covers tuition and **room and board for four years of undergraduate study, as well as $6,000 for study abroad and $4,000 for undergraduate research
    • Non-resident students may also receive a scholarship to cover up to 100% of the out-of-state portion of tuition
    • Presidential Scholarships replace Academic Excellence Scholarships
  • Criteria:
    • Minimum 30 ACT (1390 SAT)
    • Outstanding high school academic record with a scholarship GPA of 3.75
    • Application to the Shackouls Honors College by December 1
    • Exceptional high school and community leadership

**Fully covers double-occupancy on-campus housing for up to four years, with an option to partially cover off-campus housing for the third and fourth year. 


Provost Scholarships

  • Priority Date: December 1
  • Award:
    • Academic scholarship of $8,500 per year and a $4,000 scholarship for study abroad
    • Non-resident students may also receive a scholarship to cover up to 100% of the out-of-state portion of tuition
    • A research grant of $1,500 for academic research and/or creative discovery
    • A one-summer optional tuition credit of $1,000 ($2,400 for non-resident) and one summer of free housing in Griffis Hall (available in the summer of 2017 or thereafter)
    • An optional $750 travel grant to a conference (to be provided by Honors)
    • Begin active research no later than the spring of the second year and produce a research report and present at one of the Mississippi State undergraduate research symposia.
    • Participate in provost scholar activities, including talks and gatherings and work with the director of prestigious external fellowships and pursue such fellowships.
    • Provost Scholarships replace Academic Excellence Scholarships
  • Criteria:
    • Minimum 3.75 GPA and 30 or higher ACT
    • Application to the Shackouls Honors College by December 1

 


Accounting Excellence Scholarships

  • Priority Date: February 1
  • Award: Up to $10,000 over four years ($2,500 per year)
  • Awarded by The Adkerson School of Accountancy
  • ​Contact:  Ms. Michelle Bricka – 662-325-3711 for additional information
  • Criteria:
    • 3.5 or higher High School GPA,  30 ACT or higher
    • Must declare PACC-Pre-Accountancy as major
    • Submission of the General Scholarship Application​

C.B. Mitchell Pre-Medicine Scholarship

  • Priority Date: December 1 (Contact: Dr. Mary Celeste Reese - 662.325.8825)
  • Award: Up to $12,000 over four years ($3,000/year) for pre-med students
  • Criteria: Minimum 28 ACT (1310 SAT) and an exceptional high school academic record
  • Awarded by the Department of Biological Sciences

Engineering Excellence Scholarships

  • Priority Deadline: December 1 (Contact: Mr. Robert Green - 662.325.2267)
  • Award: Up to $12,000 over four years ($3,000/year) for engineering and computer science majors
  • Criteria: Awarded to students with ACT scores of 30 or higher along with a required essay
  • Awarded by the Bagley College of Engineering

Sharp Academic Scholarships

  • Priority Date: December 1 (Contact: Mr. Cory Bailey - 662.325.7873)
  • Award: Up to $12,000 over four years ($3,000/year) for forestry majors
  • Criteria: Outstanding high school academic record and an exceptional ACT/SAT score
  • Awarded by the College of Forest Resources

Toyota-Haley Barbour Scholarships

  • Priority Date: February 1
  • Award:
    • Five scholarships awarded annually
    • $32,000 over four years ($8,000 per year)
  • Criteria
    • Minimum high school GPA 3.0
    • Demonstrated financial need
    • Reside in Northeast MS/ Desoto County
    • Majoring in Mathematics, Physics, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering
    • This award can be forfeited if the scholar does not remain in an approved major, falls below the 3.25 GPA or enrolls for less than 12 hours per semester at MSU.