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Mississippi Scholarships

by Mary Brito | Last Updated: October 28, 2022

Important Note: The purpose of this detailed listing is to help you plan your scholarship search throughout the year. Please find information below about scholarships for Mississippi students. Some of the deadlines may be from prior years. Scholarship deadlines are cyclical, so even if a deadline has passed, the website will likely be updated for the 2022-23 cycle. Be sure to reach out to the sponsor or check sponsor websites for the most recent details.

January

First place award of $2,000. The contest is open only to high school seniors (12th grade) who are preparing to enter their freshman year at an accredited college or university. Entrants must be a U.S. citizen and must either reside in Tennessee, Mississippi, or Arkansas, or be affiliated with a bird dog club, organization, or field trial association in any of the other 47 U.S. states. Read more here.

This is awarded based on financial need, academic achievement and community service. Awards are in the amount of $1,000 and are not renewable. The deadline to apply is January 15. Read more here.

Students who are pursuing a two-year or four-year degree in any major are eligible to apply for the Ford Built Tough – $1,000 Scholarship. Applicants must apply online and then visit their local participating Ford Truck dealer for signature and dealer code. The deadline to apply is January 11th. For more information, please visit the website.

This opportunity scholarship award will cover your tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meals at one of our Partner Colleges up to a maximum of $80,000 for a bachelor’s degree. The award is renewable each year. The deadline to apply is January 31st. Visit the website.

This program is accepting applications from graduating high school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited four-year college or university and will begin college in fall as a college freshman. This is a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for passionate and determined students. It will award a two-year renewable scholarship for up to $15,000 (up to $7,500 freshmen year, up to $7,500 sophomore year) to highly capable future leaders who demonstrate academic achievement, strong leadership skills and an interest in the energy industry. Students accepted to this program will participate in a comprehensive career development and readiness curriculum and will be considered for internship opportunities with Chevron the summer following both their freshmen and sophomore years of college. The deadline to apply is January 31st. For more information, visit the website.

February

This is for girls who did not play Dixie Youth or Dixie Boys or Majors Baseball.  The Softball scholarship deadline is February 1st for seniors. Information about the Dixie Softball Scholarship program may be found here.

This offers senior high school and 1st/2nd year college students with multiple scholarship opportunities. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and academic work ethic. The deadline is February 7th. Apply here.

This is for graduate study in fields which address the special needs of children and youth. The deadline to apply is February 1st. Read more here.

This offers graduating seniors in Desoto, Tate, Tunica, and Marshall Counties the opportunity to be awarded one of 15 – $1000 scholarships. Each student must submit a completed application and participate in the interview phase to be eligible. The deadline is February 26. Read more here.

March

This is a full time award for 25 students who are current high school seniors and have financial need. Read more here.

This awards scholarships to students with at least a 3.0 GPA, and they must have community service experience. Applicants must plan to obtain a degree in the arts and sciences, music, ministry or human services. Preference will be given to students from the following states: Missouri, Mississippi, Georgia, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Adult students may also apply. Awards for $2,000. Read more here.

This offers scholarships of various faiths. Applications are due by March 1st. Read more here

This offers full tuition, fees, and book allowance. The deadline to apply is March 1. Eligibility: HS seniors, 2.5 GPA, 20 ACT, demonstrate leadership abilities through extracurricular activities, financial need, essay. Read more here.

This awards scholarships for $1,000. Students must be involved in community service and be nominated by an adult. The deadline to apply is March 15th. Read more here.

This offers eight $1,500 scholarships for local high school students in Northcentral Electric’s service territory. Students must show academic achievement, leadership, and extracurricular involvement. Read more here.

This offers an award of $750 for a graduating senior registered with Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi Council. The deadline is March 1st. Read more here.

This offers a variety of scholarships for students who play baseball and softball. This application is due March 1st. Learn more here.

April

This is for Black students attending a high school or college in a CBC district. Read more here.

This offers $6,000 in scholarship funding, including the “Evelyn Mims Journalist of the Future Scholarship.” All students who will be enrolled in college during the 2021-2022 school year and plan to pursue a career in broadcast or digital media are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is April 14. Read more here.

This offers scholarships to students of DeSoto, Tate, or Tunica counties. Read more here.

This provides one-time scholarship awards to high school students who maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) while attending a high school in Washington County, Sharkey County, Humphreys County, Sunflower County, Lakeside High or West Bolivar Consolidated school districts. Students must also have an ACT composite score of at least 18. The total value of each scholarship ranges from $500.00 up to $1,000.00. The deadline to apply is April 12. Read more here.

This is for Dixie Boys or Majors (ages 13 & up) and the deadline is April 1st for seniors. Also, the Dixie Boys Scholarship Application is under the NEWS tab on their website.

This is for individuals continuing their study in theatre. Applications for all graduate and undergraduate SETC scholarships are accepted annually in an amount of $5,000. Winning scholars are announced by June 30th and invited to attend the following year’s SETC Convention with registration and membership fees waived. Scholarship is made available upon proof of matriculation; scholars may use their award funds however they see fit. Deadline to apply is April 1st. Read more here.

This is for $2,000 and it is awarded to student artists within Jones county. The Laurel Arts League Scholarship is open to all collegiate students in their junior or senior year attending an accredited institution located within Mississippi or a junior or senior collegiate student from Jones County who is attending an accredited institution outside the state. Applicants must be majoring in a visual fine arts degree program at a university (private or public). The deadline for submission is Friday, April 8th. Read more here.

This  awards $2,500 scholarships to eligible, undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree relating to the drinking water and wastewater treatment industries. The scholarship provides reimbursement of tuition, books, and fees through the College/University Financial Aid Department and is generally disbursed to the school in the fall of the year the scholarship is awarded. Students may be considered eligible if they apply, the award criteria are met, and the scoring of the student(s) overall application merit award of a scholarship. Deadline to apply is April 30th. Read more here.

May

This offers a varied amount to high school seniors who participate in the NOSB at least once during their high school career, have a career goal in the ocean sciences or a marine-related field, and demonstrate academic success and integrity. This application is due May 25. Website here.

This offers various scholarships for MS high school students between the ages of 16-18. The deadline to apply is May 31st. Read more here.

This is for students who have participated in organized competitive athletics and have sustained a life changing accident or illness (e.g. paralysis, blindness, cancer, amputation, head injuries). The deadline to apply is May 1. Read more here.

This offers $500-$1,500 scholarships for students who are graduating seniors and plan to attend an ABET-accredited university in Alabama or Mississippi and intend to major in an area of science or engineering that provides adequate preparation for a career in the aerospace industry. The deadline to apply is May 1. Read more here.

The $5,000 scholarship and $2,500 (two) scholarships were created as a dedication to the memory of our daughter, Jamie, who lost her lifelong battle with Cystic Fibrosis in February of 2019 at the age of 31. Her parents, Chuck & Lynn Watson, established this scholarship to help support other students living with Cystic Fibrosis, who need financial assistance to further their education after high school, and who want to continue their dream of making something great out of their life. Deadline to apply is May 1st. Apply here.

June

This offers a $2,000 scholarship for entering college freshman, sophomore, junior or senior in MS. The deadline to apply is June 23. Read more here.

This offers scholarships to students with hearing or other physical hardships who have demonstrated a love for education. Deadline to apply is June 7. Read more here.

This offers scholarships for $3,000 for 2 incoming freshmen attending a MS college or university. The deadline to apply is June 1. Read more here.

This offers scholarships for high school seniors who have been accepted to and plan to enroll in a two- or four-year accredited institution of higher learning. They must be Mississippi Thespians members in good standing who have been active for at least four years. The deadline to apply is June 1. Read more here.

This awards $1,000 scholarships for juniors and seniors. Students bring report cards at the end of the first week of June to any of the bank’s locations: For every “A,” students are entered into a drawing to win a $1,000 scholarship. Read more here.

This offers $1,000 scholarships to seniors, who are a child or under legal guardianship of a Moose Lodge or Chapter member. The deadline for the application is June 30. Read more here.

July

This is awarded to students who advocate for wildlife conservation. There are three scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each available to deserving students. This award is intended for students with a passion for the outdoors and an interest in the management and protection of fish and wildlife resources. The scholarship will assist students who are currently studying wildlife, fisheries or law enforcement. Deadline to apply is on July 1st. Apply here.

August

This offers $2,000 to an outstanding student who exemplifies our core values of building relationships with those in our communities and providing services. This application is due August 1. Website here.

September

This offers financial assistance to Mississippi residents attending state approved public and private not-for-profit two-year and four-year eligible colleges and universities. The deadline to apply is September 15. Read more here.

This offers financial assistance to dependents of police and firemen. The deadline to apply is September 15. Read more here.

This provides $500 per academic year for freshmen and sophomores and $1,000 per academic year for juniors and seniors. This grant is for Mississippi residents attending state approved public and private not-for-profit two-year and four-year eligible colleges/universities. The goal of MTAG is to provide educational opportunities for students wishing to pursue postsecondary in-state education and don’t benefit from federal need-based aid. Deadline to apply is September 15th. Read more here.

This awards $10,000 to high school juniors or seniors. Deadline to apply is September 28th. Read more here.

October

This awards various scholarships to current MS college students. Award amounts vary. Deadline to apply is October 1. Read more here.

This awards various scholarships to high school seniors from rice growing state (MS included). To apply, create an original video about US rice and the importance of rice to your state. Read more here.

November

This awards $1,250 and $3,500 awards for students enrolled in high school, college, or graduate school. The deadline to apply is November 15. Read more here.

This gives various scholarships to high school seniors who are strong in academics and leadership and have financial need. The deadline to apply is November 5. Read more here.

December

This awards scholarships to undergraduate students who are enrolled in an accredited two- to-five year degree program in golf course management or a related subject. They must have completed at least one year (24 credit hours) of the degree program. Selection is based on academics. The award is $2,000. Deadline to apply is December 1st. Read more here.

 Underwritten by the NY Life Foundation, the National New York Life Award offers $1,000 scholarships to six students whose works explore personal grief and loss. State scholarships of $500 are available to two students from each of the following states: Arizona, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, and Tennessee. Deadline to apply is December 1st. Read more here.

Deadlines Vary

This gives various scholarships for MS Students. Download booklet for 30+ scholarship opportunities. Read more here.

This offers scholarships for the education of deserving female students with financial need at more than 200 accredited educational institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Read more here.

This offers scholarships and grants based on merit and financial need to full-time (15 credit hours per semester) students attending eligible Mississippi colleges and universities. Read more here.

This offers various scholarship awards for high school and current college/university students. Deadlines vary. Read more here for listings of many scholarships.

This offers a Grand Prize $2,500 cash and an all-expense paid two-day trip to Washington, D.C., to meet the Secretary of State and tour the United States Institute of Peace. Winner also receives a full scholarship for a Semester at Sea upon the student’s enrollment at an accredited university. Scholarship announced in the fall.Read more here.

This for children or grandchildren of employees or elected officials of Mississippi municipalities that are members of the Mississippi Municipal Liability Plan or the Mississippi Municipal Workers’ Compensation Group. Read more here.

This gives various scholarships for students in Read more here.

This offers seven $1,000 scholarships for students going to four-year colleges and universities, and six $500 scholarships are available to students going to junior or community colleges. Qualifications include planning to attend a Mississippi state educational facility, financial need, extracurricular activities and academic achievement. Scholarships are given to children of patrons or employees of a cooperative organization. Applications can be completed online or printed and mailed. Qualifying agencies are listed on the website. Read more here.

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Mary Brito is enrolled at the prestigious Macaulay Honors College at City University of New York Queens College. She is studying urban studies and political science and aspires to one day work in the nonprofit sector for a social justice organization. Knowing the difficulties, hardships, and struggles that students face on their journey to college, Mary offers insight on the ins and outs of college admissions, what colleges look for in personal statements and supplemental essays, and navigating the scholarship and paying for the college process. For fun, Mary likes to paint, travel, and explore the city with friends. She will also be a programming and residential life assistant for high school students in Building Community at Columbia University.