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

  • Mississippi State University has a variety of academic scholarships for community college transfers including scholarships for Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Theta Kappa All-Mississippi Academic Team, and overall academic excellence. In addition to earned outstanding honors and awards, these scholarships require a competitive GPA on a minimum of 48 transferable community college hours and excellent leadership and service activities.
  • 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.
  • Students must enroll as a full-time student in the semester in which the award is received. Renewal of scholarships and non-resident scholarships is based on maintaining continuous full-time enrollment and maintaining the required GPA as listed in the scholarship offer. Enrollment and GPA are checked at the end of each spring semester. 
  • Academic scholarships will be deferred during the work phase for co-op students.

Scholarship Appeals

Academic and non-resident tuition scholarships are awarded to eligible students for up to eight semesters. The amount of the scholarship is equally divided between the fall and spring semesters. Students must maintain continuous full-time enrollment and maintain the minimum required GPA as listed in the scholarship offer. 

All students have the right to appeal their Scholarship status. Exceptions may be made in cases of mitigating circumstances such as: Death in the immediate family, personal injury, illness, etc, as determined by the Office of Admissions and Scholarships and the University Scholarship Appeals Committee.

The Appeals Committee will meet once a year in June. Students may obtain the appeals form from the Office of Admissions and Scholarships by June 1. The University Scholarship Appeals Committee has authority over all appeals and its decisions are final.

Summer Scholarship Request

Students who co-op during the fall/spring semester and/or students who plan to graduate early (with verification from their academic advisor) may request to apply one semester of their scholarship(s) to a summer term by completing a Summer Request Form. Summer Request Forms will be available in the Scholarship Office in May. All other requests must be received by the University Scholarship Committee.