Hello scholarship searcher, you have landed on the new scholarship information page at MSU-Meridian. Our newest scholarship is the Riley Next Step Scholarship.
The Riley Foundation and Mississippi State University-Meridian are pleased to announce the Riley Next Step Scholarship Program. The program is designed to recognize students who have excelled at the community-college or junior-college level and want to pursue higher-education opportunities at MSU-Meridian. The recipients of this scholarship will be known as Riley Scholars and will receive full tuition to Mississippi State University-Meridian for two years (four semesters, Fall and Spring).
This scholarship is made possible through grants from The Riley Foundation and other generous benefactors. Becky Farley, Executive Director of The Riley Foundation, said, “The Riley Foundation is proud to partner with Mississippi State University to offer this great opportunity for students attending MSU-Meridian, as education is vital for the growth of our community.”
Consideration for this competitive scholarship program will be given to students transferring for the Fall 2013 semester from East Central Community College, East Mississippi Community College, Jones County Junior College and Meridian Community College. Other scholarship criteria are: admission to MSU-Meridian and a completed scholarship resumé; completion of at least 48 hours of transferable community-college or junior-college courses applicable to a bachelor’s degree at MSU-Meridian; preferably, an associate degree; a competitive scholarship GPA; full-time enrollment (12 hours per semester) at MSU-Meridian; and maintenance of a 3.0 or better GPA at MSU-Meridian.
Application for the Riley Next Step Scholarship Program begins March 1 and continues through June 1, 2013. Awards will be made on a competitive basis following a review of all credentials by the scholarship committee. Successful applicants who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society will also receive a grant for books (equal to the published estimated cost of books) in addition to a full scholarship. For more information, contact Mississippi State University-Meridian at 601-484-0134. MSU is an equal-opportunity institution.
You will need to make sure that you submit an admission application and you must complete a scholarship resume on-line at the following website, http://www.admissions.msstate.edu, and follow the scholarship links. You must complete the scholarship resume to be eligible for other university scholarships such as the PTK scholarship. Deadline date is June 1.
If you have more questions, please contact the Meridian Financial Aid Office at 601-484-0134 or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to MSU community college transfer scholarships, the MSU-Meridian offers several academic scholarships each year ranging from $250 per year to full tuition coverage. Although most require full-time enrollment, some scholarships are available to part-time students.
To be considered for all community college transfer scholarships and MSU-Meridian Campus-based scholarships, the future student must be admitted to MSU by set deadlines. Fall transfers must be admitted by June 1 of the previous spring semester; spring transfers must be admitted by November 15 of the previous fall semester. In addition to being admitted to MSU, the future student must also complete and submit a scholarship resume online at http://www.admissions.msstate.edu/apply/ by the set deadlines. Note: MSU-Meridian-based scholarships are awarded at the beginning of the fall semester only.
Current MSU-Meridian students may apply for scholarships as well. The scholarship deadline for all MSU-Meridian-based scholarships is
June 1 for the following fall and spring semesters. Current students must complete and submit an up-to-date scholarship resume online at http://www.admissions.msstate.edu/apply/ to be placed into consideration for scholarships.
Please call the MSU-Meridian Office of Student Services at 601-484-0134 or 1-800-824-5288 with any questions or additional needs regarding financial aid and scholarship opportunities.