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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 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.
Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid is the state's higher educational arm that provides about $40 million each year to help students go to college.
In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria below, applicants must have a minimum ACT score of 29 or SAT score of 1350.
High School Seniors & College Freshmen
In addition to the application materials below, applicants must submit proof of Mississippi residency.
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