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Leadership and Service Scholarships

Admission to the university is required for all scholarships. To be considered for competitive and private scholarships, the general application must be submitted.

Recipients must enroll as a full-time student the semester in which the award is received. Recipients also must remain in good standing.

Please note that our scholarship program is reviewed each year and is subject to change. The information provided below is for the 2015-2016 academic year.

** Verification letters or other supporting documentation may be mailed to:
Office of Admissions and Scholarships
P.O. Box 6334
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Phi Theta Kappa President Scholarship

  • Award: Two-year award, $2,000 ($500 per semester)
  • Criteria:
    • Meets Phi Theta Kappa scholarship criteria
    • President of Phi Theta Kappa at your community college

* May be awarded in addition to the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Student Body President Scholarship

  • Award: Two-year award, $2,000 ($500 per semester)
  • Criteria:
    • Completion of at least 48 hours of transferable community college courses applicable to a bachelor's degree at MSU
    • 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Verification of Student Body President from community college

* May be awarded in addition to the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Congressional Award Medal Scholarship

  • Priority Date: August 1
  • Award:
    • One-time award
    • Gold Medal recipients will be awarded $1,000, Silver Medal recipients will be awarded $750, and Bronze Medal recipients will be awarded $500
    • Awarded at the highest level of achievement at the time of admission
  • Criteria: Must submit a letter of verification by the student's state representative or University's President. The letter must include the level obtained and the date received.**

Eagle Scout/ Gold Award Scholarship

  • Priority Date: August 1
  • Award: $3000 over two years ($1,500 per year) to community college transfers
  • Criteria:
    • Must have attained the level of Eagle Scout or Gold Award upon the time of admission and submit a copy of award certificate or letter from council leader**
    • Entering freshmen must have a scholarship GPA of 2.5; Community college transfer students must have completed at least 48 hours of transferable community college courses applicable to a bachelor's degree at MSU with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
    • Must be an entering freshman or a community college transfer student

Miss Mississippi Scholarship

  • Priority Date: Not Applicable
  • Award:
    • Miss MS receives a one-time award of $5,000
    • First through fourth alternates receive a one-time award of $1,000

MS Miss Hospitality Scholarship

  • Priority Date: Not Applicable
  • Award:
    • Miss Hospitality for the State of MS receives one-time award of $5,000
    • First through fourth alternates receive a one-time award of $1,000