Scholarship Details

Steps to apply for Scholarships at MSU

  • Student must be admitted. 
  • Log in to your MyState account using your NetID and NetPassword.
  • On the Banner tab, under the Financial Aid and Scholarships column, click "Submit/Revise General Scholarship Application."
  • A new window will pop up, and you'll need to log in again using your NetID and NetPassword.
    • When you're logging in for the first time, you'll need to complete the general application.
    • Don't forget to click the "Save" button! When you're returning after your first log-in, you'll be able to see your saved information.
  • After you complete and submit your general application, you may have additional opportunities recommended to you based on your test scores, GPA, leadership and service, and applicant record. More opportunities may become available over time, so we encourage you to log in regularly and check your account to see if any additional recommendations appear. 

*General Scholarship Application opens October 1st.

Priority Date for the Freshman General Scholarship Application is December 1st.

Priority Date for the Transfer General Scholarship Application is March 1st.

*Beginning Fall 2021 the test scores are based off of a Superscore.

MSU offers general scholarships to entering freshmen based on:

  • 3.0 grade-point average (overall GPA submitted on the official high school transcript or core GPA calculated by MSU on a 4.0 scale from 9-11 grades)
  • Official ACT/SAT scores submitted directly to MSU
  • Submission of the general scholarship application is required for competitive, leadership and service, and private scholarship consideration. 
  • The Scholarship Committee will begin reviewing Mississippi residents with a minimum of 20 ACT (1030 SAT) and 3.0 GPA. The Committee will review non-residents with a minimum of 22 ACT (1100 SAT) and 3.0 GPA.

Students must enroll as a full-time student in the semester in which the award is received. Renewal of scholarships and non-resident scholarships is based on maintaining continuous full-time enrollment and maintaining the required GPA as listed in the scholarship offer. Enrollment and GPA are checked at the end of each spring semester. 

Only National or State Test Date ACT/SAT scores will be considered in determining scholarship awards. The February ACT/SAT of your senior year is the last ACT/SAT to be considered for scholarship purposes. The written portion of the ACT or SAT is not considered for the awarding of scholarships. 

Academic scholarships will be deferred during the work phase for co-op students.

Please note that our scholarship program is reviewed each year and is subject to change. The scholarship information and amounts provided on our website are for students entering in the 2021-2022 academic year.

 

Please note that our scholarship program is reviewed each year and is subject to change. The information provided below is for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • Mississippi State University has a variety of academic scholarships for community college transfers working toward their first bachelor’s including scholarships for Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Theta Kappa All-Mississippi Academic Team, and overall academic excellence. In addition to earned outstanding honors and awards, these scholarships require a competitive GPA on a minimum of 48 transferable community college hours and excellent leadership and service activities.
  • Admission to the university is required for all scholarships. To be considered for competitive, leadership and service, and private scholarships, the general scholarship application must be submitted.
  • Students must enroll as a full-time student in the semester in which the award is received. Renewal of scholarships and non-resident scholarships is based on maintaining continuous full-time enrollment and maintaining the required GPA as listed in the scholarship offer. Enrollment and GPA are checked at the end of each spring semester. 
  • Academic scholarships will be deferred during the work phase for co-op students.​​