Mississippi Scholarships

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National Rice Month Scholarship Contest

The National Rice Month Scholarship Contest takes place with a handsome scholarship to financially assist high school graduating seniors pursuing higher education degrees at accredited post-secondary institutions across the U.S.

Amount
$2,000–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
October 31
Winner announcement
November 23, 2022

C. Lamar Meek Memorial Scholarship

The winner of the C. Lamar Meek Memorial Scholarship receives $1,500 to finance studies in an area related to medical and veterinary entomology.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
November 1

AL/MS Section AWWA Scholarship

The Alabama Mississippi (AL/MS) Section of the American Water Works Association awards 12 undergraduate and graduate students in Alabama and Mississippi to further their studies in water works.

Amount
$100–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
12 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 31

Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarships

The Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship offers need-based scholarships of between $500 and $5,000 to graduating high school seniors or students currently enrolled in accredited colleges in the U.S.

Amount
$500–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
48 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
February 7
Winner announcement
April 2023

Porter Fleming Literary Competition

The Porter Fleming Literary Competition grants the amount of $7,000 to 12 individuals who exhibit skill in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or one-act playwriting.

Amount
$250–$1,000
Scholarships awarded
12 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 13
Winner announcement
April 2023

Gulf Coast Hurricane Scholarship

The Gulf Coast Hurricane Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students residing and studying plastic industry-related courses at postsecondary institutions in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi.

Amount
$2,000–$6,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 15

The James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund

James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund awards a scholarship to eligible students to pursue undergraduate degrees in arts and sciences, human services, music, or ministry at an accredited college.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
February 15
Winner announcement
by June 30

Curwen-Guidry Scholarship Fund

The Fund awards high school seniors who are bowlers in the USBC League to further their education. It’s open to students in the nine states part of the Southern Bowling Congress.

Amount
$750
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
March 15

Ashton Washington Women of Color Annual Scholarship

To preserve the heritage of a WOC and help her excel, the $1,000 Ashton Washington Women of Color Annual Scholarship was founded by an HBCU graduate and her grandmother.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
March 31

Dederick Daugherty Community Service Scholarship

Project Impact Mississippi (MS) offers the Dederick Daugherty Community Service Scholarship to one graduating high school student who plans to enroll in an undergraduate program at Mississippi State University.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
March 31

Doris Burkhalter Memorial Scholarship

Project Impact Mississippi offers the Doris Burkhalter Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 to a high school senior student pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited university or college in Mississippi.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
March 31

Ellen Bennett Memorial Scholarship

Project Impact Mississippi offers the Ellen Bennett Memorial Scholarship to one graduating high school student in Mississippi who plans to attend junior college or university in the state.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
March 31

HYPE Scholarship

Project Impact Mississippi offers the HYPE Scholarship of $1,000 to high school seniors who want to pursue a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) degree in Mississippi.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
March 31

Jake & Lillie B. Ayers Memorial Scholarship

Project Impact Mississippi offers this scholarship to one graduating high school senior who plans to continue their education in a junior college or university based in Mississippi.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
March 31

Jerlean Townsend Memorial Scholarship

Jerlean Townsend Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship provided by Project Impact Mississippi (MS) aimed at students going to attend college or university in Mississippi, United States.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
March 31

Jimmy Ray Lewis Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Project Impact MS offers a scholarship to one graduating high school senior student who plans to continue their education in a junior college or university based in Mississippi.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
March 31

Joseph Demond Webster Memorial Scholarship

Project Impact Mississippi (MS) offers a scholarship to a graduating high school senior student to pursue an undergraduate program at an accredited junior college or university in the state of Mississippi.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
March 31

Kristal Mead Hillie Nursing Education Scholarship

Project Impact Mississippi (MS) annually offers this scholarship to one undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited LVN/LPN, RN degree (ADN or BSN), diploma, or RN-to-BSN program.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
March 31

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest – College Students

The Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest awards 30 scholarships to undergraduate students who live in states with Regions' full service and are enrolled in undergraduate programs of their choice.

Amount
$3,500
Scholarships awarded
30 winners
Required GPA
2
Deadline
March 31
Winner announcement
July 31st, 2022

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest – High School Seniors

The Scholarship Contest awards 30 scholarships to high school senior students who live in states with Regions' full service and plan to enroll in undergraduate programs of their choice.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
30 winners
Required GPA
2
Deadline
March 31
Winner announcement
July 31st, 2022

Denise Halbach Performance Scholarship Award

The Denise Halbach Performance Scholarship awards $2,000 to a graduate student studying acting or musical theater. Students who graduated from universities in the SETC region can apply.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Leighton M. Ballew Directing Award

SETC’s Leighton M. Ballew Directing Award provides one student with a $2,500 scholarship to study theater directing at a regionally accredited graduate school in the upcoming academic year.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
September 2023

Marian A. Smith Costume Scholarship Award

The Marian A. Smith Costume Scholarship awards $1,500 to a graduate student studying costume design or technology. Applicants must have studied or will study at an SETC region institution.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Robert Porterfield Scholarship Award

The Robert Porterfield Scholarship awards $2,000 to graduate students pursuing a degree in theatre. Applicants should have graduated from an undergraduate program at a university in the SETC region.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship

The Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship awards $2,000 to one high school senior in the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) region who will pursue studies in theater.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

William E. Wilson Scholarship Award

The William E. Wilson Scholarship awards $5,000 to a secondary school teacher pursuing graduate studies in theatre or speech and theatre. Applicants must be legal residents of any SETC state.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

Josh Fielder Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to an adult student in the Memphis area, pursuing an undergraduate degree in an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational or technical institution.

Amount
$1,200
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
April 4

Kevin Benefield Musical Arts Scholarship

Project Impact Mississippi awards the Kevin Benefield Musical Arts Scholarship to one high school senior who will pursue a musical arts degree at a junior college or university in Mississippi.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
April 11

LTC David L. Evans Excellence in Leadership Scholarship

Project Impact Mississippi awards the LTC David L. Evans Excellence in Leadership Scholarship of $1,000 to undergraduate students at Jackson State University to complete their degree programs.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
April 11

Mary Jo Liljedahl Memorial Scholarship

Project Impact Mississippi offers this scholarship to a university student in Mississippi pursuing a major in psychology, counseling, or related field. The scholarship focuses on mental health issues.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
April 11

Quoinsetta Franklin Physical Therapy Scholarship

Project Impact Mississippi awards the Quoinsetta Franklin Physical Therapy Scholarship of $1,000 to an African American university student pursuing a degree in physical therapy in Mississippi.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
April 11

Sandra Cooper Nursing Scholarship

The Sandra Cooper Nursing Scholarship, administered by Project Impact Mississippi, awards $1,000 to a Mississippi resident student enrolled in a junior college or university in the state of Mississippi.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
April 11

Willie & Margrett Bailey Memorial Scholarship

Project Impact Mississippi awards the Willie & Margrett Bailey Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 to a high school senior in Mississippi enrolling in a junior college or university in Mississippi.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
April 11

Bird Dog Foundation College Scholarship Essay Contest

The Bird Dog Foundation College Scholarship Essay Contest is to provide financial aid for high school seniors who are preparing to enter their freshman year at an accredited institution.

Amount
$1,000–$2,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 15
Winner announcement
April/May 2022

¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program

The ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program offers 185 $1,500 flight e-passes to undergraduate and graduate students who travel away from home to study.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
185 winners
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
May 15
Winner announcement
July 8, 2023

MGMA Southern Section Scholarship

The American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) offers the MGMA Southern Section Scholarship of $2,500 to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in medical practice management-related fields.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 15

SAWF Scholarship Program

The Southern Automotive Women's Forum Scholarship Program provides scholarships between $1,000 and $5,000 to women enrolled or who plan to enroll in a STEM-related field.

Amount
$1,000–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
May 20
Winner announcement
July 28, 2023

Thomas M. Stetson Scholarship

Stetson Engineers offers this scholarship to a deserving high school senior to pursue an undergraduate degree in groundwater-related fields at an accredited college or university in the U.S.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
June 30

Study.com September Scholarships

The Study.com September Scholarships offer 30 students in any field of study from the United States or 25 specific states a $500 scholarship each to pursue their undergraduate studies.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
30 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
September 1
Winner announcement
December

Mississippi Scholarships

Mississippi is a southern state featuring a population of 2.95 million. It has fertile soil which makes it suitable for agriculture. Moreover, it is the state that produces the highest supply of farm-raised catfish in the United States. There are also many educational institutes in Mississippi along with a lot of state-specific scholarships to support students financially in their educational ventures. There are many types of scholarships to choose from including merit-based, need-based, publicly funded, and privately funded.

Frequently asked questions

What are the top schools in Mississippi?

  • University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi ranks 151st among the top national universities in the United States. If you’re looking for a scholarship in Mississippi, check out the Jake & Lillie B. Ayers Memorial Scholarship.

 

  • Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University ranks 194th in the list of the top national universities in the United States. The Dederick Daugherty Community Service Scholarship is a great way to fund your studies at the university.

 

  • Mississippi College

Mississippi College ranks around 317th in the list of the top national universities in the United States. If you’re looking for funds, try the Gulf Coast Hurricane Scholarship.

Most popular majors in Mississippi?

Where does Mississippi rank in education?

Mississippi ranks 46th on a list of most educated states and 41st in terms of the best public school systems. Read our reports on 2022 Most & Least Educated States and States with Best & Worst Public School Systems for more.