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Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant

Offered by Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Oct 24, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

High School Seniors & College Freshmen

Application deadline:

September 15, 2024

Scholarship Overview

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.

About Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid

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.

Eligibility information

In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria below, applicants must have a minimum ACT score of 29 or SAT score of 1350.

Grade Level

High School Seniors & College Freshmen

Minimum GPA




Application information

In addition to the application materials below, applicants must submit proof of Mississippi residency.

No essay

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

This scholarship is designated for full-time enrollment status only.

Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

This scholarship is restricted for use at two-year colleges, four-year colleges, and trade/technical schools.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid at

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant is renewable.
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