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Scholarships - [ academic scholarships for entering freshmen ]

*Please note that our scholarship program is reviewed each year and is subject to change. The information provided below was for the 2014-2015 academic year. Details about our scholarship program for 2015-2016 will be posted soon.

* Admission to the university and an online resume are required for scholarship consideration.

*MSU offers general scholarships to entering freshmen based on a 3.0 grade-point average (overall GPA submitted on the official high school transcript or core GPA calculated by MSU on a 4.0 scale from 9-11 grades), official ACT/SAT scores submitted directly to MSU, and submission of the online resume. The Scholarship committee will begin reviewing students with a minimun of 24 ACT(1090 SAT), 3.0 GPA, and excellent leadership and service activities. The first round of scholarship awards will be made following the December 1 priority date to admitted students who have met scholarship criteria and submitted the online scholarship resume.

* The written portion of the ACT or SAT is not considered for the awarding of scholarships.

* Recipients must enroll as a full-time student the semester in which the award is received. Recipients also must remain in good standing.

Mississippi State University has a variety of academic scholarships including scholarships for National Merit and National Achievement, Valedictorians, Salutatorians, and overall academic excellence.

In addition to earned outstanding honors and awards, these scholarships require a competitive ACT/SAT score, an above average high school GPA, and excellent leadership and service activities.

Scholarship amounts are competitive and include awards ranging from the cost of books and housing to full resident and non-resident tuition.

Note: Only National Test Date ACT/SAT scores will be considered in determining scholarship awards. The February ACT/SAT is the last ACT/SAT to be considered for scholarship purposes. The written portion of the ACT/SAT is not considered for admission or scholarship awarding purposes.

Freshman Academic Excellence

Four-year award (eight semesters)

Freshman Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship

Four-year award (eight semesters)
*May be awarded in addition to the Freshman Academic Excellence Scholarship.

Freshman Non-Resident Tuition Access Grant

Four-year award (eight semesters)

International Baccalaureate Scholarship

Four-year award (eight semesters)

AICE Cambridge Diploma Scholarship

Four-year award (eight semesters)

National Merit/Achievement Semifinalist & Finalist Scholarships

Four-year award (eight semesters)

National Hispanic Recognition Program

Four-year award (eight semesters)

Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship

Four-year award (eight semesters)

Student Body President Scholarship

Four-year award (eight semesters)

STAR Student Scholarship

Four-year award (eight semesters)

4-H Academic Scholarship

One-time award
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