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 3.5 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 2020-2021 academic year.