Scholarship Details

Scholarships Notice

Mississippi State University awards automatic scholarships based on certain academic criteria. Calculate your potential amounts using our scholarship calculator. Opportunities for additional scholarships, such as departmental or private scholarships, are available based on submission of the General Scholarship Application once admitted to the university. Students who are unable to take the ACT or SAT may submit the General Scholarship Application to be reviewed holistically for scholarship consideration.

Freshman Scholarship Sheet Transfer Scholarship Sheet

ATTENTION! Scholarship amounts for the 2022-2023 school year will be available soon!

Steps to apply for Scholarships at MSU

The General Scholarship Application (GSA) opens on October 1st. The priority date for entering freshmen to submit the GSA is December 1st. The priority date for transfers is March 1st.

  • Students 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. 

 

*Test scores are based on a Superscore.

Please note that our scholarship program is reviewed each year and is subject to change. The information provided below is for the 2022-2023 academic year.

MSU offers (automatic) 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

Additionally, submission of the General Scholarship Application is required for competitive scholarships, including private, departmental, and leadership and service scholarships.

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 full-time students 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.

Overawards

Federal, State Financial Aid, and/or Scholarship recipients may not receive funds in excess of Financial Need and/or the Cost of Attendance. This may occur when students receive funds from other sources or agencies. When an over-award occurs, an adjustment to the student's financial aid and/or scholarships is required. A student may be required to repay funds due to the loss of eligibility. To prevent an over-award, notify the Department of Student Financial Aid of any assistance you receive that is not listed on your award letter. Examples of other aid include external scholarships, military benefits, and Vocational Rehabilitation benefits.

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 the 2022-2023 academic year.

 

Please note that our scholarship program is reviewed each year and is subject to change. The information provided below is for the 2022-2023 academic year.

  • Mississippi State University has a variety of academic scholarships for community college transfers working toward their first bachelors 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 full-time students 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.​​

Overawards

Federal, State Financial Aid, and/or Scholarship recipients may not receive funds in excess of Financial Need and/or the Cost of Attendance. This may occur when students receive funds from other sources or agencies. When an over-award occurs, an adjustment to the student's financial aid and/or scholarships is required. A student may be required to repay funds due to the loss of eligibility. To prevent an over-award, notify the Department of Student Financial Aid of any assistance you receive that is not listed on your award letter. Examples of other aid include external scholarships, military benefits, and Vocational Rehabilitation benefits.