Scholarships Notice

Students who are unable to take the ACT or SAT may submit the General Scholarship Application to be reviewed holistically for scholarship consideration.  

Other Scholarship

Presidential Scholarships

Priority Date

Priority Date Dec 01, 2020


2021 Fall2022 Fall OnlineStarkville Freshman MS ResidentNon-Resident

Worth approximately $75,000 over four years undergraduate study







Award Information

  • Awarded to 10-12 of the most outstanding entering freshmen on a competitive basis
  • This scholarship is worth approximately $75,000, which covers tuition and **housing for four years of undergraduate study, as well as $6,000 for study abroad and $4,000 for undergraduate research
  • Non-resident students may also receive a scholarship to cover up to 100% of the out-of-state portion of tuition
  • Presidential Scholarships replace Academic Excellence and Colvard Future Leader Scholarships

Award Criteria

  • Minimum 30 ACT (1390 SAT)
  • Outstanding high school academic record with a scholarship GPA of 3.75
  • Exceptional high school and community leadership


  • Fully covers cost of double-occupancy on-campus residence hall space for up to four years. Additional details about maintaining the housing scholarship and options for the third and fourth year are available at