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Top 32 Mississippi Scholarships in April 2024

Written by Kayla Korzekwinski

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Updated: April 3rd, 2024

“Mississippi” means “big river,” and these scholarships are big too! Students who live and/or attend school in Mississippi have access to a number of scholarships to help fund their post-secondary education. Continue reading to learn more about the top Mississippi scholarships!

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Mississippi College Speed Scholarship

Offered by Mississippi College

Multiple awards worth Full Tuition Costs
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Mississippi College

Are you a college-bound Mississippi resident who has been admitted to and will be attending Mississippi College (MC) in Clinton, Mississippi? Further, will you be…Show More

Are you a college-bound Mississippi resident who has been admitted to and will be attending Mississippi College (MC) in Clinton, Mississippi? Further, will you be…Show More

Are you a college-bound Mississippi resident who has been admitted to and will be attending Mississippi College (MC) in Clinton, Mississippi? Further, will you be living in a residence hall at Mississippi College? If so, Mississippi College's Speed Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship provides full tuition costs to many incoming Mississippi College students who vow to live at a MC residence hall and complete the federal and state aid applications. If you're a Mississippi resident and incoming MC student, keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

Multiple awards worth Full Tuition Costs
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

$2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship

Offered by Southeastern Theatre Conference

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Southeastern Theatre Conference

The Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship is open to high school seniors who will be entering a college or university in the Southeastern Theater Conference (SETC)…Show More

The Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship is open to high school seniors who will be entering a college or university in the Southeastern Theater Conference (SETC)…Show More

The Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship is open to high school seniors who will be entering a college or university in the Southeastern Theater Conference (SETC) region to major in theater. The SETC region includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. If you're a college-bound student in the SETC region with a passion for theater, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Niche

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Methodist Foundation of Mississippi College Scholarship

Offered by Methodist Foundation of Mississippi

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by Methodist Foundation of Mississippi

Are you a Mississippi resident and post-secondary student who is active in a United Methodist congregation or Wesley Foundation in Mississippi? If so, you may…Show More

Are you a Mississippi resident and post-secondary student who is active in a United Methodist congregation or Wesley Foundation in Mississippi? If so, you may…Show More

Are you a Mississippi resident and post-secondary student who is active in a United Methodist congregation or Wesley Foundation in Mississippi? If so, you may be eligible for the Methodist Foundation of Mississippi College Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to multiple such students who submit a current photo of themselves, a resume, transcript, pastor certification, and an essay. New applicants' essays should discuss themselves, their faith, their perception of generosity, their life goals & the legacy they would like to leave, while renewal/returning applicants' essays should include updates about themselves, faith, generosity, & how the Methodist Foundation of Mississippi is helping them achieve their goals & how it has enabled them to leave a legacy. If you're a post-secondary student from Mississippi who is active in a United Methodist congregation or Wesley Foundation in Mississippi, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

AFCEA Mort Marks ROTC Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Educational Foundation

Multiple awards worth $3,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Educational Foundation

The AFCEA Mort Marks ROTC Scholarship is an incredible opportunity for Navy or Marine Corps ROTC students attending a university in the AFCEA Mid-South Region.…Show More

The AFCEA Mort Marks ROTC Scholarship is an incredible opportunity for Navy or Marine Corps ROTC students attending a university in the AFCEA Mid-South Region.…Show More

The AFCEA Mort Marks ROTC Scholarship is an incredible opportunity for Navy or Marine Corps ROTC students attending a university in the AFCEA Mid-South Region. This includes the states of: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the northwest panhandle of Florida. This scholarship is awarded annually to students whose degree and major align with the mission of AFCEA. To apply, candidates must submit two letters of recommendation and a letter of nomination from their ROTC unit Professor of Military Science, Professor of Naval Science, Professor of Aerospace Studies, or designated Commanding Officer. Check out the scholarship's website for a full list of qualified majors and take advantage of this amazing opportunity!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $3,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Sophomores & Juniors
Get Started

Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants Undergraduate Student Scholarship

Offered by Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants

12 awards worth $3,000
Deadline Jun 1, 2024
Grade Level College Junior

Offered by Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants

Are you a Mississippi resident enrolled in your third (junior) year of a four-year, in-state college or university to pursue an accounting degree? If so,…Show More

Are you a Mississippi resident enrolled in your third (junior) year of a four-year, in-state college or university to pursue an accounting degree? If so,…Show More

Are you a Mississippi resident enrolled in your third (junior) year of a four-year, in-state college or university to pursue an accounting degree? If so, you may be eligible for the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants Undergraduate Student Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $3,000 to 12 undergraduate Mississippi accounting majors who are attending an in-state university. Applicants must also hold a minimum 3.0 GPA and attend one of the following eligible universities: Alcorn State University, Belhaven University, Delta State University, Jackson State University, Millsaps College, Mississippi College, Mississippi State University, Mississippi University for Women, Mississippi Valley State University, University of Mississippi, University of Southern Mississippi, and William Carey University. If you're a Mississippi accounting major in your third year at one of these universities, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

12 awards worth $3,000
Deadline Jun 1, 2024
Grade Level College Junior
Get Started

$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant

Offered by Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid

Multiple awards worth $500 - $1,000
Deadline Sep 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid

The MTAG (Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant)'s primary objective is to provide educational opportunities for Mississippi residents who wish to pursue in-state postsecondary education and…Show More

The MTAG (Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant)'s primary objective is to provide educational opportunities for Mississippi residents who wish to pursue in-state postsecondary education and…Show More

The MTAG (Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant)'s primary objective is to provide educational opportunities for Mississippi residents who wish to pursue in-state postsecondary education and do not already benefit from federal need-based aid. Applicants must be eligible for less than the full Federal Pell Grant as determined by completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition, they must have earned a minimum 2.5 GPA throughout high school and a 15 on the ACT. Recipients of the grant may receive funding for up to 8 semesters (12 trimesters) or degree completion, whichever comes first. MTAG awards up to $500 per academic year for freshmen and sophomores and $1,000 per academic year for juniors and seniors. If you’re a Mississippi resident who will be attending an in-state university and do not already benefit from federal need-based aid, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more. Show Less

Multiple awards worth $500 - $1,000
Deadline Sep 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant

Offered by Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid

Multiple awards worth up to $2,500
Deadline Sep 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen

Offered by Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid

The Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MSEG)'s primary objective is to provide educational opportunities for high-achieving high school students who wish to pursue post-secondary education in…Show More

The Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MSEG)'s primary objective is to provide educational opportunities for high-achieving high school students who wish to pursue post-secondary education in…Show More

The Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MSEG)'s primary objective is to provide educational opportunities for high-achieving high school students who wish to pursue post-secondary education in the state of Mississippi. To be eligible, applicants must have been Mississippi residents for at least one year, have a high school GPA of at least 3.5, and score a minimum of 29 on the ACT/1350 on the SAT, or be named a National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist. Recipients of the grant may receive funding for up to 8 semesters (12 trimesters) or degree completion, whichever comes first. MESG awards up to $2,500 per academic year, but the awards may not exceed recipients' tuition and required fee costs. If you're a Mississippi high school graduate who will be attending an in-state university, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $2,500
Deadline Sep 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen
Get Started

$1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Appily

Easy Application
Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

Offered by Appily

Easy Application

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest

Offered by Regions Bank

4 awards worth $8,000
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Regions Bank

Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior or current college student who will be enrolled in an accredited university for this upcoming academic year?…Show More

Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior or current college student who will be enrolled in an accredited university for this upcoming academic year?…Show More

Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior or current college student who will be enrolled in an accredited university for this upcoming academic year? If so, you may be eligible for the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest! Each quarter, the contest awards $8,000 to the top four (4) applicants who submit an essay (500 words or less) or a video (3 minutes or less) about how someone they know has (1) inspired them and (2) given them the confidence to achieve their goals. The scholarship is offered four times a year, with deadlines every March, June, September, and December. Bear in mind that applicants must also reside in a state with Regions Bank full-service branches to apply. To find out whether or not your state is eligible, keep on reading. If it is, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

4 awards worth $8,000
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Get Started

Nursing Education Forgivable Loan, MSN

Offered by Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid

Multiple awards worth up to $4,000
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid

Earn your MSN with the Nursing Education Forgivable Loan! Applicants must have a BSN and be in good standing with educational loans. The loan can…Show More

Earn your MSN with the Nursing Education Forgivable Loan! Applicants must have a BSN and be in good standing with educational loans. The loan can…Show More

Earn your MSN with the Nursing Education Forgivable Loan! Applicants must have a BSN and be in good standing with educational loans. The loan can be forgiven with one year of full-time teaching at an accredited school of nursing in Mississippi or through professional nursing for each year of loan received. Apply from October 1 to March 31 with a document deadline of April 30, except for the Letter of Acceptance, which may be submitted through June 30th. Awards are given on a first-come, first-served basis, granting up to $8,000 for two years. Don't miss out on this opportunity to advance your nursing career!Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $4,000
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started

$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Southern Automotive Women’s Forum Scholarship

Offered by Southern Automotive Women's Forum

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $5,000
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by Southern Automotive Women's Forum

The Southern Automotive Women’s Forum Scholarship is open to female postsecondary students who are pursuing a STEM degree and interested in a career in STEM.…Show More

The Southern Automotive Women’s Forum Scholarship is open to female postsecondary students who are pursuing a STEM degree and interested in a career in STEM.…Show More

The Southern Automotive Women’s Forum Scholarship is open to female postsecondary students who are pursuing a STEM degree and interested in a career in STEM. Applicants must be attending an institution in a southern state (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Texas or West Virginia), and are eligible to earn between $1,000 and $5,000 to go toward their education. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more, and get a headstart on your career.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $5,000
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

Nissan Scholarship

Offered by Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid

1 award worth Full tuition & fees
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid

Are you a college-bound, Mississippi high school senior who will be enrolling full-time at an in-state, public community college or university in a program of…Show More

Are you a college-bound, Mississippi high school senior who will be enrolling full-time at an in-state, public community college or university in a program of…Show More

Are you a college-bound, Mississippi high school senior who will be enrolling full-time at an in-state, public community college or university in a program of study leading to a first associate’s or first bachelor’s degree? If so, you may be eligible for the Nissan Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship will award the full cost of college tuition and fees to multiple eligible students who have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in extracurricular activities. Applicants must also hold a minimum 2.5 GPA and have scored a minimum of 20 on the ACT or 940 on the SAT. To apply, students must submit a brief essay answering the question "How do my plans for the future and my college major support the Automotive industry in Mississippi?" If you're a college-bound high school senior from Mississippi with a passion or career interest in the automotive industry, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth Full tuition & fees
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

$2,000 No Essay CollegeVine Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeVine

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by CollegeVine

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to current high school students and college applicants. A free CollegeVine account with a completed chancing profile required to enter.

Easy scholarship open to current high school students and college applicants. A free CollegeVine account with a completed chancing profile required to enter.

Easy scholarship open to current high school students and college applicants. A free CollegeVine account with a completed chancing profile required to enter.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
Apply

Martha Douglas Memorial Scholarship

Offered by Mississippi Nurses' Association (MNA)

1 award worth $1,000
Expected deadline February 2025
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by Mississippi Nurses' Association (MNA)

The Martha Douglas Memorial Scholarship is an amazing scholarship opportunity for Mississippi residents who are currently enrolled as a student in good standing at a…Show More

The Martha Douglas Memorial Scholarship is an amazing scholarship opportunity for Mississippi residents who are currently enrolled as a student in good standing at a…Show More

The Martha Douglas Memorial Scholarship is an amazing scholarship opportunity for Mississippi residents who are currently enrolled as a student in good standing at a Mississippi School of Nursing. First-choice applicants are practicing school nurses in an MS school district, while second-choice applicants are students in a BSN or higher program of study. To apply, all students must submit an approximately 1,000-word essay about their "role as a nurse leader." If you're a nursing student in Mississippi, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth $1,000
Expected deadline February 2025
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started
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How to win Mississippi scholarships 

Mississippi is home to beautiful rushing rivers and vast agriculture as well as generous scholarships! If you want to study in magnificent Mississippi, then keep reading and learn how to win Mississippi scholarships! 

In order to win Mississippi scholarships, you will need to respond to specific scholarship essays about your passions. While responding to these essay prompts, you should be connecting back to Mississippi as a state and how it has helped you to reach your goals. 

Writing resources for acing Mississippi scholarship essays 

Mississippi scholarships may require you to write a 250 word essay or a 500 word essay about yourself. Be sure to review common scholarship essay prompts to ensure you have the best success in winning Mississippi scholarships. Don’t forget to review our Scholarships360 ultimate guide to finding and winning scholarships

Mississippi student debt snapshot 

According to the Department of Education, Mississippi residents owe $16.2 billion in federal student loan debt with student borrowers owing $36,902 each on average (those numbers do not include private loans). 48.9% of these loan borrowers are under the age of 35. 

When looking for ways to fund your higher education journey, remember that scholarships allow you to take fewer loans. Be sure to apply for as many as you’re eligible. Keep on reading to learn more about merit scholarships from colleges in Mississippi as well as top Mississippi!

Merit scholarships at Mississippi colleges and universities

University of Mississippi

  • Eligibility: Incoming freshmen who plan to attend the University of Mississippi based on academic excellence with a 23+ ACT, 1130+ SAT and a 3.0+ GPA
  • Amount: $1,000 up to $26,820
  • Deadline: Admission to the University of Mississippi 

Mississippi State University

  • Eligibility: First years students who have a 3.0+ high school GPA, 20+ ACT score or a 1030+ SAT score
  • Amount: $1,000 up to $5,000
  • Deadline: Admission to Mississippi State University

Mississippi College

  • Eligibility: Incoming freshmen based on a combination of standardized test scores (ACT/SAT/CLT) and high school GPA
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Admission to Mississippi College

The University of Southern Mississippi

  • Eligibility: Admitted first year students who have a 3.0+ high school GPA and a 21+ ACT or a 1060+ SAT
  • Amount: $3,000 up to the full cost of tuition 
  • Deadline: Admission to the University of Southern Mississippi 

Consider in-state tuition and tuition reciprocity 

In-state tuition allows residents of a state to receive cheaper tuition for a college or university in their state. Additionally, many universities and colleges reserve scholarships and financial aid for in-state students, which helps reduce the cost of attending college for those who live there.

Here are a few well-known Mississippi universities and their in-state vs out-of-state tuition costs:

University of Mississippi 

  • In-state tuition: $9,252
  • Out-of-state tuition: $26,820

Mississippi State University

  • In-state tuition: $9,815
  • Out-of-state tuition: $26,580

How do you get in-state tuition? 

Having in-state residency status in Mississippi can significantly reduce the cost of tuition for Mississippi colleges and universities. In order to become a Mississippi resident for tuition purposes you will need to  be over the age of 21 and physically reside in the state of Mississippi for at least 12 consecutive months prior to enrolling in college or university. Additionally, you will need to show proof and intention of abandoning your former domicile and remaining in Mississippi permanently. This can be done by obtaining a Mississippi driver’s license, registering your vehicle in Mississippi, and paying taxes to the state of Mississippi. 

Every Mississippi college and university may have slightly different requirements for obtaining residency for tuition purposes. Therefore, be sure to double check with your intended Mississippi institution on their requirements.

Does Mississippi offer tuition reciprocity? 

Yes, Mississippi is a member of the Academic Common Market, which is a tuition reciprocity agreement among select Southern States. Double check with your intended Mississippi institution to determine if they participate! 

Mississippi scholarship spotlight

Nissan Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Graduating Mississippi high school students with a minimum 2.5 GPA who score a minimum of 20 on the ACT or 940 on the SAT. Applicants must be legal residents of Mississippi for at least a year before application and demonstrate leadership in extracurriculars
  • Amount: Covers full tuition, required fees and book allowance
  • Deadline: March 1

Northcentral Electric Cooperative College Scholarships

  • Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors who display academic achievement, leadership, and extracurricular involvement. Must live within Northcentral Electric’s service territory (eastern DeSoto County, western Marshall County, and small areas in Tate and Lafayette counties)
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: March 6

Methodist Foundation of Mississippi College Scholarship 

  • Eligibility: Mississippi residents active in a United Methodist congregation or Wesley Foundation in Mississippi. Non-seminary graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for up to four scholarship awards
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: April 1

Bird Dog Foundation Annual College Essay Scholarship Contest

  • Eligibility: High school seniors who are U.S. citizens and reside in Tennessee, Mississippi, or Arkansas. Students affiliated with a bird dog club, organization, or field trial association in any of the other 47 U.S. states are also eligible
  • Amount: 1st place: $2,000; 2nd place: $1,500; 3rd place: $1,000
  • Deadline: April 15

Kids Chance of Mississippi Scholarship Fund

  • Eligibility: Mississippi residents between the ages of 17 and 23 who have a parent who was killed or permanently and totally disabled in an accident that is compensable under the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Act
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: May 31

Berta Lee White Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Women who are Farm Bureau members enrolled in agriculture degree programs at Mississippi universities or community colleges
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: June 1

Young Farmers & Ranchers Foundation Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Farm Bureau member students studying in an agriculture field. Must show financial need and attend any Mississippi university or community college
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: June 1

Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants Undergraduate Student Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Mississippi residents who are accounting majors at  4-year Mississippi colleges/universities. Must have at least 6 hours of accounting courses above the principles/introductory level and be classified as juniors in preparation for the senior year
  • Amount: $1,000 up to $3,000
  • Deadline: June 1

Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Ambassador Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Farm Bureau members who are students attending any Mississippi university of community college that has a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Deadline: September 29

IHMVCU Cash for Class Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors or current college students who are IHMVCU (IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union) members by the application deadline
  • Amount: $1,000 up to $10,000
  • Deadline: Mid-February

Additional Mississippi resources

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi 

Offers several scholarships specific to individual Mississippi high schools.

FAFSA guide

On October 1st of every year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens nationwide. Mississippi students should complete the FAFSA to be eligible for federal student aid as well as some scholarships.

Frequently asked questions about Mississippi scholarships

MESG awards up to $2,500 per academic year, but awards may not exceed tuition and required fees. Recipients may receive this award for up to 8 semesters (12 trimesters) or degree completion, whichever comes first.

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Are there Mississippi scholarships for certain fields of study?

Yes! Many Mississippi scholarships are tailored to specific fields of study such as STEM, healthcare, education, and more! If you are looking for a specific scholarship for your major, try our Scholarships360 free matching tool which updates every day with new scholarship opportunities that are matched specifically to you!

Does Mississippi offer tuition-free college?

Some Mississippi colleges and universities offer full tuition merit scholarships. Additionally, there are some scholarships that cover full tuition. However, it may be challenging to receive these competitive scholarships, so be sure to have a well-rounded application! 

How much is the Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant worth?

MESG awards up to $2,500 per academic year, but awards may not exceed tuition and required fees. Recipients may receive this award for up to 8 semesters (12 trimesters) or degree completion, whichever comes first.
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