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National Merit Semifinalist & Finalist Scholarships

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Mississippi Residents $69,600 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 $40,000, over four years.
  • 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 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 $129,600 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 $40,000, over four years.
  • 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 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