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Undergraduate Scholarships

Community College Academic Excellence Scholarship 1

  • Award Amount: $3,000 ($1,500 per year for two years)
  • Eligibility: Awarded to community college transfer students with a 3.0 overall transfer GPA or higher and 48 transferable community college credit hours. Students must be enrolled full-time to receive this award.
  • How to Apply: Students must complete the University of Mississippi admissions application. No additional application is required.

Community College Academic Excellence Scholarship 2

  • Award Amount: $4,000 ($2,000 per year for two years)
  • Eligibility: Awarded to community college transfer students with a 3.5 overall transfer GPA or higher and 48 transferable community college credit hours. Students must be enrolled full-time to receive this award.
  • How to Apply: Students must complete the University of Mississippi admissions application. No additional application is required.

*Non-residents receiving the Community College Academic Excellene 2 award may also receive an additional $3000 per year for two years toward the non-resident fee.


Community College Leadership Scholarships

  • Award Amount: $5,000 ($2,500 per year for two years)
  • Eligibility: Transfer students with at least a 3.0 GPA and 48 transferable community college credit hours and an exemplary record of leadership and service.  Selection is competitive.
  • Selection: Complete the Community College Transfer Scholarship Application.

Community College Student Body President Scholarships

  • Award Amount: $2,000 ($1,000 per year for two years)
  • Eligibility: Community college transfer students who served in the top elected position at their community college.
  • How to Apply: Provide documentation of status to the Office of Financial Aid. Documentation may be faxed to 662-915-1164.
  • For More Information: Contact the Financial Aid Advisor on your regional campus.

Critical Needs Teacher Loan/Scholarship Program (CNTP)

  • Award Amount and Length of Eligibility: Tuition and required fees plus average cost of room and meals plus an allowance for books. Funds are not provided for out-of-state tuition and for summer school costs .
  • Eligibility: Available to full-time junior and senior students who are enrolled in a program of study leading to a Class"A" teacher educator license at a four-year Mississippi college or university. The applicant must be a resident of Mississippi and agree to employment immediately upon degree completion as a full time classroom teacher in either:
    • A Mississippi public school located in a critical teacher shortage area.
    • Or in a subject shortage area.
  • For More Information: Click here to visit the website for a complete listing of requirements.

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First-Generation Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $1,000 scholarship $500 per fall and spring semesters for one academic year)
  • Eligibility: First-generation undergraduate transfer students who have been admitted to one of the UM regional campuses. Students must be incoming full-time (12 semester hours) undergraduate transfers pursuing their first four-year degree through one of the UM regional campuses. The scholarship will be canceled if students do not maintain full-time enrollment. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA and fulfill contract requirements in order to continue receiving the scholarship.
  • How to Apply: Students must complete the University of Mississippi First Generation Scholarship application, submit a 300-word (or two-page) essay, file the FAFSA by March 1, and maintain involvement in the First Generation Program.

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Lyceum Scholars Awards

  • Award Amount: Full resident tuition per year for two years (fall and spring semesters)
  • Eligibility: Transfer students with at least a 3.0 GPA and 48 transferable community college credit hours and an exemplary record of leadership and service.  Selection is competitive.
  • Selection: Complete the Community College Transfer Scholarship Application.

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Luckyday University Scholarships

  • Award Amount: $9,200 (up to $4,600 per year)
  • Eligibility: Awarded to a select group of 25 community college transfer students with a 2.5 overall GPA on at least 48 transferable community college credit hours. Students receiving this award must be Mississippi residents and must be transferring from a Mississippi community college. In addition, students selected must have remaining financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after other scholarships and grants have been awarded.
  • How to Apply: To be considered for this scholarship, transfer students must file the FAFSA by March 1 and should complete the Community College Transfer Scholarship Application.

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Mississippi Community College Advantage Scholarships

  • Award Amount:  50% of tuition per year for two years (fall & spring semesters only)
  • Eligibility:  Awarded to a select group of 25 community college transfer student with a 2.50 overall transfer GPA or higher on at least 48 transferable community college credit hours.  Students receiving this award must be MS residents and must be transferring from a MS Community College.  Student must also have remaining financial need as determined by the FAFSA after other scholarships/grants have been awarded and must be Pell eligible with a family adjusted gross income of $30,000 or less.
  • How to Apply:  File the FAFSA and complete the Community College Transfer Scholarship Application no later than March 1.

Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG)

  • Award Amount: Junior and Senior-level students are eligible to receive $500 per semester.
  • Eligibility: Students who have maintained residency in Mississippi for at least one year and are enrolled in a Mississippi public university as an undergraduate (freshmen through senior years) are eligible for this scholarship through the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning.
  • For More Information: Visit the MTAG website for further requirements, information, and an application.

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Monroe County Guaranteed Tuition Program Policy
2 PLUS 2 - MCGTP PUBLIC UNIVERSITY OPTION PLAN (Undergraduate Level)

  • Eligibility: To provide an opportunity for Monroe County residents to continue their education in undergraduate programs, the Gilmore Foundation has expanded its Monroe County Guaranteed Tuition Program to include a university option plan. Effective with the spring 2012 ICC graduating class, the Gilmore Foundation will pay two fall semesters tuition (up to 19 hours at undergraduate level) to any of the public universities in Mississippi.
  • Award Amount: The Foundation will pay for tuition only after all financial aid is applied.
  • For More Information: http://gilmorefoundation.org/wordpress/?page_id=86

Osher Reentry Scholarships

  • Award Amount: Up to $2500 per year ($1250/semester) Awards are subject to availability of funds.
  • Eligibility: Students who are pursuing their first baccalaureate degree; have experienced a cumulative gap in their education of five or more years since high school graduation or attainment of GED; who are enrolled at least half-time, are US Citizens between 25 and 50 years old; and have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • How to Apply: Apply for admission to the University of Mississippi and complete the FAFSA by July 1. Click here to complete the Osher Reentry Scholarship Application online.

Out-of-State Fee Scholarship

  • Award Amount: Cost of out-of-state fee
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate transfer students with an overall 2.50 transfer GPA or 2.75 GPA on the last thirty transferable college credit hours completed. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in order to continue receiving the scholarship. Graduate students who have been admitted to a UM graduate degree program offered at a UM regional campus. Students must maintain a 2.50 GPA in order to continue receiving the scholarship.
  • How to Apply: Apply for admission to the University of Mississippi and complete the UM Regional Campus Scholarship Application online at www.olemiss.edu/ regional_application.

Phi Theta Kappa Member Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $8,000 ($4,000 per year for two years)
  • Eligibility: Transfer students with a 3.5 GPA on at least 48 transferable community college credit hours and membership in Phi Theta Kappa. Members of the All Mississippi Team will receive an additional one-time-only $1,000 scholarship, and an additional $1,000 one-time-only scholarship will be awarded to those students who become members of the All American Team. Nonresident PTK members will receive an additional $3,000 per year for two years towards the nonresident fee.
  • How to Apply: No separate application required; PTK must be indicated on official transcript, or students may bring a copy of the PTK membership card to the Office of Financial Aid or fax a copy to 662-915-1164.

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Phi Theta Kappa President Scholarships

  • Award Amount: $1,000 ($500 per year for two years)
  • Eligibility: community college transfer students who served as the president of Phi Theta Kappa at their community college. These scholarships are awarded to community college transfer students with a 3.5 overall transfer GPA or higher and 48 transferable community college credit hours. Students must be enrolled full-time to receive this award.
  • How to Apply: Provide documentation of status to the Office of Financial Aid. Documentation may be faxed to 662-915-1164.

Robert D. Oesterling Academic Excellence Scholarship

  • Award Amount: Students who meet the requirements may receive a scholarship to cover the portion of tuition that is charged to out-of-state students above the cost of resident tuition (cost will vary depending on number of enrolled hours).
  • Eligibility: Awarded to students attending a UM Regional Campus who live in a county that borders Mississippi. Eligible students must hold at least a 3.0 G.P.A (as calculated by UM)
  • How to Apply: Apply for admission to the University of Mississippi and complete the UM Regional Campus Scholarship Application.

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UM Regional Campus Scholarships

  • Award Amount: Rates of scholarship are as follows:
    • A student with a 3.5 to 4.0 GPA receives $2,000 per year after other scholarships have been loaded.
    • A student with a 3.499 to 2.5 GPA receives $800 per year after other scholarships have been loaded.
  • Eligibility: Transferring to a regional campus; available to Mississippians only; applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA, based on the University's method of calculating the transfer GPA, on a minimum of 48 hours from a community/junior college.
  • How to Apply: Apply for admission to the University of Mississippi and complete the UM Regional Campus Scholarship Application online at www.olemiss.edu/regional_application by July 1.

UM-Tupelo Student Ambassadors

  • Award Amount: $250 scholarship toward your tuition per semester
  • Eligibility: Outgoing students who would like to help us promote our outstanding university and provide assistance to prospective students
  • Requirements and Information: Contact the UM-Tupelo Admissions Counselors at 662-844-5622

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William Winter Teacher Scholar Loan (WWTS)

  • Award Amount and Length of Eligibility: Junior and Senior participants are eligible to receive up to $4,000 per year. Eligible participants may continue to receive funds for the four (4) semesters.
  • Eligibility: Full-time junior and senior students who are enrolled in a program of study leading to a Class "A" teacher educator license at a four-year Mississippi college or university. The applicant must be a resident of Mississippi, and agree to employment immediately upon degree completion as a full-time classroom teacher in any public school in the State of Mississippi. Application dates are January 1 through March 31 each year.
  • For More Information: Visit the WWTS website for a complete listing of requirements.

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Graduate Scholarships

Graduate Teacher, Counselor, School Administration Loan Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $125 per credit hour ($375 per 3-hour graduate course)
  • Eligibility: The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning designed this scholarship program as an incentive to encourage current licensed classroom teachers in our state's public schools to pursue an advanced degree in education. The primary objective is to place master's level teachers in our public school classroom and counseling and administration positions.
  • Application Period: January 1 - March 31 each year.
    Dates are important as the number of awards and recipients are dependent upon available funds and awards are made on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • For More Information: Click here for further requirements and information.

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Master's of Education Scholarship - Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Leadership, & Professional Counseling

Award Amount: Recipients will receive a $583.50 scholarship for each graduate level class taken at the UM-Tupelo campus.

Eligibility:

  • Must be awarded to an entering graduate student
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on undergraduate coursework.
  • Must submit a one page essay that demonstrates financial need and interest in your chosen field.
  • Must submit an application for admission to The University of Mississippi- Tupelo.
  • Must submit a letter of recommendation from a fellow educator, former instructor, or anyone who can vouch for superior performance in your chosen area of study

To be eligible for this competitive award a graduate student must have no less than a 3.0 Undergraduate GPA as calculated by the University of Mississippi. In order to maintain the award, the student must receive a 3.0 resident GPA for each semester of coursework completed with UM.

How to Apply: The application can be found online at: http://olemiss.edu/regional_application (you must first apply for admission to UM in order to complete an application)

Application Deadline: July 1
Please contact the UM-Tupelo office directly concerning these scholarships.

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UM/School District Bank Hours

The UM School of Education offers "bank-hour" credit to those school districts that assist with internship/student teaching programs. School districts receiving credit may use it to offset the cost of UM tuition for their employees. The formula for bank hours is determined each year by the University based upon the number of reported student placements. Please contact your individual district office to see if bank-hour funding is available.

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Tri-State Educational Foundation Grant


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Underrepresented Minority Fellowship Program

  • Award Amount: 75 percent tuition scholarship
  • Eligibility: Members of minority groups that have historically been underrepresented in various graduate education programs.
  • For More Information: Please contact your admissions or academic counselor

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