External scholarship money is available to students of all qualifications, abilities, and interests. These external scholarships may be provided by private donors, foundations, businesses, and many other sources outside of Mississippi State University. Here are a few helpful tips for finding scholarships that are right for you:

  1. For first-time freshman, speak to your high school guidance counselor about options that are specific to your interests and intended major. There are also scholarships designated for minorities, first generation students, and certain ethnic groups.
  2. Never pay for scholarship services! Contact your high school guidance counselor or college scholarship office for further questions.
  3. Search for scholarships that may be offered by a parent or legal guardian’s employer, civic clubs, and local community. Corporations may offer scholarships to children of their employees. Elks Club, Lions Club, and The Girl and Boy Scouts of America are among the many organizations that offer scholarships.
  4. Other resources can be found at one of these free scholarship search and matching websites listed below: