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Academic 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 Scholarship

  • Award: Two-year award, $8,000 ($2,000 per semester)
  • Criteria:
    • Completion of at least 48 hours of transferable community college courses applicable to a bachelor's degree at MSU
    • 3.25 cumulative GPA
    • Submission of the General Scholarship Application
    • Submission of the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship application found in the "Recommended" list under the "Opportunities" tab in the MSU scholarship portal                                                      -This includes submission of your Phi Theta Kappa verification

* May not be combined with the Community College Recognition Scholarship


Community College Recognition Scholarship

  • Award: Two-year award, $5,000 ($1,250 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

* May not be combined with the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship


Community College Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship*

  • Level One Award: $25,000 over two years ($6,250 per semester)
  • Level One Criteria:
    • Completion of at least 48 hours of transferable community college courses applicable to a bachelor's degree at MSU
    • 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • May be awarded in addition to the Phi Theta Kappa and Community College Recognition Scholarships
  • Level Two Award: $37,500 over three years ($6,250 per semester)
  • Level Two Criteria:
    • Completion of at least 24 hours but fewer than 48 hours of transferable community college courses applicable to a bachelor's degree at MSU
    • 3.5 cumulative GPA
    • May NOT be awarded in addition to the Phi Theta Kappa and Community College Recognition Scholarships

* Applicants who receive a non-resident tuition scholarship will not be a candidate for the Alumni Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship, except in the summer.

* The 100% Veteran, Service-Member, Dependent, Spouse Non-Resident Tuition Waiver cannot be stacked with the Community College Non-Resident Tuition Scholarships.


Phi Theta Kappa All-Mississippi Academic Team Scholarship

  • Award:
    • First Team: One-year award, $2,000 ($1000 per semester)
    • Second Team: One-year award, $1,000 ($500 per semester)
  • Criteria:
    • Meets Phi Theta Kappa scholarship criteria
    • Named a member of the All-Mississippi Academic Team

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


All USA Community College Team Scholarship

  • Award: One-year award $2,500
  • Criteria:
    • Meets Phi Theta Kappa scholarship criteria
    • Named a member of the All USA Community College Team

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


Presidential Partnership Scholarship

  • Award: One-year award, $1,500 ($750 per semester)
  • Criteria:
    • Awarded to two students from each community or junior college in Mississippi nominated by their institution's president