HYPE Scholarship

$1,000Award Amount
1Number of Awards
3/31/2023Submission Deadline

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Project Impact Mississippi offers the Helping Youth Pursue Excellence (HYPE) Scholarship of $1,000. The aim is to support students reach their academic and career goals. It also encourages students to take on any of the STEM courses, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as their field of study.

Applicants must submit a 2-4 minute video presentation in which they respond to the required essay questions. They must also demonstrate academic excellence. The winner must be a senior in high school currently studying in any Mississippi high school. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA and a school transcript. The winner must attend a Mississippi college or university.

Project Impact MS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating the educational disparity in Mississippi. The organization strives to improve education for many of Mississippi’s most vulnerable children by providing them with the resources they need to achieve their academic goals, as well as to change communities by collaborating with these societies to raise funds and involving community activists in their efforts.

Key Information of HYPE Scholarship

Study Details

Area of Study

  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology

Country of Study

United States

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Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study


Award Amount


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HYPE Scholarship Timeline

February 2023

Application Opening Date

Applications open on February 1.

March 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on March 31.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: High School Senior
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: 2.5
  • Geographic Eligibility: Mississippi
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Grade transcript
  • Video Submission

How to ace the HYPE Scholarship


Cover all aspects of the scholarship

Audit your application and video for grammatical or other errors, as well as verify that the video covers all of the points asked in the scholarship guidelines.


Dress properly and use proper lighting

To make a great impression on the judging panel, record your video presentation with appropriate lighting and dress professionally.


Engage in extracurricular and community activities

Because the HYPE Scholarship accentuates your extracurricular and community-building activities, you should participate in them as much as feasible.


Choose a quiet location for your video

You must assure that your video presentation is free of outside noises and distractions in order for your intended message to be clear and easily heard.

How the HYPE Scholarship is Judged

All applications are examined on the premise of the applicant's qualifications, ability to follow instructions and overall performance by the appointed Project Impact MS committee.

Why We Love the HYPE Scholarship


Emphasis on extracurricular activities

The scholarship program only asks you to highlight your extracurricular and community activities in the video submission at the time of application.


Need not show financial need

Your video and the application do not require you to illustrate any kind of financial need to be eligible for this scholarship.


No need of filling written applications

Instead of writing applications, the scholarship program has opted to use video uploads as a speedier method of submission.

5 Facts About the HYPE Scholarship


This is an annual scholarship program

The HYPE Scholarship is an annual scholarship program, in which one person obtains a one-time award of $1,000.


Only for students interested in STEM

Applicants must be enrolled in a high school in Mississippi and must be keen to pursue their careers in the STEM domain at an institution or university in Mississippi.


Multiple Project Impact MS Scholarships available

Candidates are allowed to apply for multiple Project Impact MS-affiliated scholarships given on the official website at once.


Provided by Project Impact Mississippi

The scholarship is sponsored by Project Impact MS and its committee decides on the winner.


Recipient given a one-time award

The scholarship winner will receive a one-time grant of $1000, which will be paid directly to their desired university.

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