Scholarships Notice

For students entering MSU in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022, scholarship amounts will be available at a later date. Amounts listed here are for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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National Merit Semifinalist & Finalist Scholarships

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2020 Fall2021 Spring Starkville Freshman MS ResidentNon-Resident

Mississippi Residents $68196 over four years

GPA

3.40+

Award Information

  • Awarded to students who have been named Semi-Finalist and Finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation
  • The semifinalist scholarship is worth approximately $35,640, which covers tuition and fees for four years of undergraduate study
  • National Merit Scholars enrolled in the Shackouls Honors College may be eligible for a $2,000 Stewart Bridgforth Honors Scholarship which may be used for study abroad, internships, or faculty-sponsored undergraduate research support after a student's freshman year. To be considered for this scholarship, students must be active participants in the Shackouls Honors College, maintain a minimum 3.4 GPA, and participate in the Stewart Bridgforth Honors Scholars Program.
  • Finalists who list MSU as their first choice will also be awarded an additional $1,500 per year($6,000 over 4 years) Finalist Scholarship as well as a Housing Scholarship to cover the cost of on-campus, double-occupancy housing for the first through fourth year, with an option to live in College View, the university housing apartment community, for the third and fourth year. For more information on the Housing Scholarship, visit https://www.housing.msstate.edu/scholarships/.
  • Non-resident students may also receive $15,040 to cover 100% of the out-of-state portion of tuition
  • National Merit Scholarships are awarded in lieu of Academic Excellence and Colvard Future Leader Scholarships

Non-residents $128356 over four years

GPA

3.40+

Award Information

  • Awarded to students who have been named Semi-Finalist and Finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation
  • The semifinalist scholarship is worth approximately $35,640, which covers tuition and fees for four years of undergraduate study
  • National Merit Scholars enrolled in the Shackouls Honors College may be eligible for a $2,000 Stewart Bridgforth Honors Scholarship which may be used for study abroad, internships, or faculty-sponsored undergraduate research support after a student's freshman year. To be considered for this scholarship, students must be active participants in the Shackouls Honors College, maintain a minimum 3.4 GPA, and participate in the Stewart Bridgforth Honors Scholars Program.
  • Finalists who list MSU as their first choice will also be awarded an additional $1,500 per year($6,000 over 4 years) Finalist Scholarship as well as a Housing Scholarship to cover the cost of on-campus, double-occupancy housing for the first through fourth year, with an option to live in College View, the university housing apartment community, for the third and fourth year. For more information on the Housing Scholarship, visit https://www.housing.msstate.edu/scholarships/.
  • Non-resident students may also receive $15,040 to cover 100% of the out-of-state portion of tuition
  • National Merit Scholarships are awarded in lieu of Academic Excellence and Colvard Future Leader Scholarships