Additional MSU Scholarships

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

Please note that our scholarship program is reviewed each year and is subject to change. The information provided below is for the 2019-2020 academic year. All scholarships are awarded on a funds-available basis.

Sumners Scholarship

  • Application Deadline:
    Fall: September 15
    Spring: November 15
  • Award:
    • Sumners will only be awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours and graduate students enrolled in a minimum of 9 semester hours
    • Maximum award for undergraduates is 8 semesters; graduates is 4 semesters
    • Sumner awards will be $2,500 per year ($1,250/sem) beginning Fall 2012
    • Sumners will not be awarded for the summer term
  • Criteria:
    • Must be a permanent resident of Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Montgomery, or Webster counties in Mississippi
    • Must submit a Sumners application by the appropriate deadline to be approved by the E.H. Sumners Foundation
    • Applications must be submitted annually
  • Submission of the General Scholarship Application
  • The Sumners Scholarship Application can be found at Please select MSU and submit your application.

Veteran, Service-Member, Dependent, Spouse, Non-Resident Tuition Waiver

  • Award: The difference between resident and non-resident tuition is waived for veterans, active duty service members and their dependents.
  • The veteran, service member, and dependent shall complete and submit the following documentation:
    • The Veteran, Service Member, Dependent Non-Resident Tuition Waiver Request PDF here.
    • Enclose veteran/service member's DD214 or NGB22 or
    • Other documentation such as:
      • *Military ID Card
      • *Active Duty Orders
      • *Dependency verification documentation

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Return application and all documentation to the Center for America's Veterans, 250 Bailey Howell Drive, Miss. State, MS 39762