Leadership and Service Scholarships

Admission to the university is required for all scholarships. To be considered for leadership and service scholarships, the general scholarship application must be submitted. Leadership and service scholarships must then be applied for individually. Leadership and service scholarships can be found in the "Recommended" list under the "Opportunities" tab in the MSU scholarship portal. 

Please note that our scholarship program is reviewed each year and is subject to change. The information provided below is for the 2017-2018 academic year. All scholarships are awarded on a funds-available basis. 


Student Body President Scholarship

  • Award: Two-year award, $2,000 ($500 per semester)
  • Criteria:
    • Completion of at least 48 hours of transferable community college courses applicable to a bachelor's degree at MSU
    • 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Submission of the General Scholarship Application
    • Submission of Student Body President Scholarship application found in the "Recommended" list under the "Opportunities" tab in the MSU scholarship portal.
      • This includes submission of your community college official's email address.
    • Letter of verification by a community college official must be uploaded into the MSU scholarship portal by August 1

* May be awarded in addition to the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship


National Service Scholarship

  • Priority Date: August 1
  • Award: $500 per semester (up to 4 semesters for a possible total of $2,000)
  • Criteria:
    • Must be a first or second year cadet and meet all criteria to be "enrolled," as defined by the Army/Air Force program, in ROTC classes.
    • Must have a minimum 20 ACT or a 1200 SAT
    • Not currently on an Army or Air Force scholarship
    • US citizen
    • Meet service age requirements
    • Meet service height/weight requirements
    • Pass Army/Air Force service Physical Fitness Test by second semester
    • Pass DoD medical exam by third semester
    • Scholarship is conditional on final approval of the Vice President of Academic Affairs

Congressional Award Medal Scholarship

  • Priority Date: August 1
  • Award:
    • One-time award
    • Gold Medal recipients will be awarded $1,000, Silver Medal recipients will be awarded $750, and Bronze Medal recipients will be awarded $500
    • Awarded at the highest level of achievement at the time of admission
    • Submission of the General Scholarship Application
    • Submission of Congressional Award Medal Scholarship application found in the "Recommended" list under the "Opportunities" tab in the MSU scholarship portal.
      • This includes submission of your state representative or University's President's email address.
  • A letter of verification by the student's state representative or University's President must be uploaded into the MSU scholarship portal. The letter must include the level obtained and the date received. 

Eagle Scout/ Gold Award Scholarship

  • Priority Date: August 1
  • Award: $3000 over two years ($1,500 per year) to community college transfers
  • Criteria:
    • Must have attained the level of Eagle Scout or Gold Award upon the time of admission and submit a copy of award certificate or letter from council leader**
    • Entering freshmen must have a scholarship GPA of 2.5; Community college transfer students must have completed at least 48 hours of transferable community college courses applicable to a bachelor's degree at MSU with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
    • Must be an entering freshman or a community college transfer student
    • Submission of Eagle/Gold application found in the "Recommended" list under the "Opportunities" tab in the MSU scholarship portal
    • A copy of award certificate or letter from council leader must be uploaded into the MSU scholarship portal

Miss Mississippi Scholarship

  • Priority Date: Not Applicable
  • Award:
    • Miss MS receives a one-time award of $5,000
    • First through fourth alternates receive a one-time award of $1,000
    • Verified by the Miss Mississippi Corporation

MS Miss Hospitality Scholarship

  • Priority Date: Not Applicable
  • Award:
    • Miss Hospitality for the State of MS receives one-time award of $5,000
    • First through fourth alternates receive a one-time award of $1,000
    • Verified by the Mississippi Hospitality Corporation 

Phi Theta Kappa All-Mississippi Academic Team Scholarship

  • Award:
    • First Team: One-year award, $2,000 ($1000 per semester)
    • Second Team: One-year award, $1,000 ($500 per semester)
  • Criteria:
    • Named a member of the All-Mississippi Academic Team
    • Submission of the General Scholarship Application
    • Submission of the Phi Theta Kappa All-MS Academic Team Scholarship application found in the "Recommended" list under the "Opportunities" tab in the MSU scholarship portal
      • This includes official documentation of your participation/status with this organization

*May be awarded in addition to the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship


All USA Community College Team Scholarship

  • Award: One-year award $2,500
  • Criteria:
    • Named a member of the All USA Community College Team
    • Submission of the General Scholarship Application
  • Submission of the Phi Theta Kappa All-MS Academic Team Scholarship application found in the "Recommended" list under the "Opportunities" tab in the MSU scholarship portal
    • This includes official documentation of your participation/status with this organization

*May be awarded in addition to the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship


MS Boys State/Girls State Scholarship

  • Priority Date: August 1
  • Award: A one-time award of $1,000 to community college transfers
  • Criteria:
    • Must have completed at least 48 hours of transferable community college courses applicable to a bachelor's degree at MSU with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Mississippi resident
    • Entering transfer student who participated in MS Boys State/Girls State
    • Submission of the General Scholarship Application
    • Submission of MS Boys/Girls State Scholarship application found in the "Recommended" list under the "Opportunities" tab in the MSU scholarship portal
    • A copy of award certificate or letter from council leader must be uploaded into the MSU scholarship portal