National Recognition Scholar | Office of Admissions and Scholarships

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National Recognition Scholar

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2022 Fall2023 Spring2023 Fall2024 Spring OnlineStarkville Freshman MS ResidentNon-Resident

Approximately $40,000 over four years

Award Information

  • Awarded to students who have been recognized by the College Board's National African American Recognition Program, National Hispanic Recognition Program, National Indigenous Recognition Program and National Rural and Small Town Recognition Program
  • The scholarship is worth approximately $40,000 over four years
  • Non-resident students may also receive a scholarship to cover 100% of the out-of-state portion of tuition
  • National Recognition Scholarships are awarded in lieu of Academic Excellence and Colvard Future Leader Scholarships