Scholarship Appeals & Additional Information

Academic and non-resident tuition scholarships are rewarded to eligible students for up to eight semesters for entering freshmen, or up to four semesters for transfers. 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 a 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 should contact the scholarship office at 662-325-3076, or email scholarships@msstate.edu, if they have questions about appealing their scholarship status. All appeals must be submitted by June 1. The University Scholarship Appeals Committee has authority over all appeals and its decisions are final.

Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship Reinstatement Opportunity

Non-resident students whose GPA falls below the required minimum 3.0 GPA will have the opportunity to earn back the non-resident tuition grant/scholarship provided the student meets the following requirements:

  • Must successfully bring cumulative GPA back up to an overall 3.0
  • Must maintain continuous, full-time enrollment at MSU during the fall & spring semesters
  • Must have remaining semesters of non-resident tuition grant/scholarship eligibility (each fall/spring semester that a student uses to earn back the non-resident tuition grant/scholarship counts against the total semesters remaining)

Once a student regains an overall 3.0 GPA, it is the student’s responsibility to notify the Scholarship Office for the reinstatement of their non-resident tuition scholarship.

 

For students who enter as freshmen

Academic Scholarships are awarded up to 4 years (8 semesters).  Students who graduate from MSU in less than 4 years (8 semesters) and have academic scholarship semesters remaining, may be eligible to use the remaining academic scholarship for graduate school.  Students must maintain continuous full-time enrollment and maintain the required GPA as listed in the scholarship offer. The student must be admitted to graduate school at MSU and must be enrolled full time in the semester in which the award is received.   The student must contact the Scholarship Office to determine eligibility.

For students who enter as transfers

Academic Scholarships are awarded up to 2 years (4 semesters).  Students who graduate from MSU in less than 2 years (4 semesters) and have academic scholarship semesters remaining, may be eligible to use the remaining academic scholarship for graduate school.  Students must maintain continuous full-time enrollment and maintain the required GPA as listed in the scholarship offer. The student must be admitted to graduate school at MSU and must be enrolled full time in the semester in which the award is received.   The student must contact the Scholarship Office to determine eligibility. 

For students who enter as freshmen

Academic and non-resident tuition scholarships are only offered during the fall and spring semesters. Requests to substitute a summer semester for a fall or spring semester must be made through the scholarship office. 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. You can have a Summer Request Form sent to you by contacting the Scholarship Office at scholarships@msstate.edu. All other requests must be reviewed by the University Scholarship Committee. 

For students who enter as transfers

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. You can have a Summer Request Form sent to you by contacting the Scholarship Office at scholarships@msstate.edu. All other requests must be received by the University Scholarship Committee.