To provide financial assistance to Mississippi residents attending state-approved public and private not-for-profit two-year and four-year eligible colleges and universities, the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid has launched the Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grants awarded for the academic year 2022-2023.
These grants are created by the Mississippi Legislature with a primary objective to provide educational opportunities for high-achieving high-school students who wish to pursue post-secondary education in the state. The students need to be legal residents of the state of Mississippi, be enrolled in an eligible postsecondary institution in Mississippi, and have a minimum 3.5 GPA or ACT 29 to win this grant worth $2,500.
Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid is a branch or extension of the Mississippi State Aid Office that provides about $40 million each year to help students go to college. Students, student representatives, high school counselors, superintendents, headmasters, and institutional financial aid administrators are given access to student accounts and control to make updates and do more through the Mississippi Aid Application Portal ( MAAP). The office’s online presence also helps students research public university, private college and community college options in Mississippi and choose the one that is right for them.
|Organization||Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid|
|Education Level||College and University students|
|Number of Awards||NA|
|Country||United States of America|
|Contest Deadline||15th September 2022|
Who is Eligible?
- The applicants must be legal residents of the State of Mississippi for one year before high school or Home School completion.
- The applicants must earn a high school cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. (Home School applicants must submit a signed 9th through 12th grades transcript.)
- The applicants must score a minimum of 29 on the National ACT (1350 on the SAT) or be named a National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist.
- The applicants must enroll full-time at an approved postsecondary institution in Mississippi in a program of study leading to a first certificate, first associate’s or first bachelor’s degree.
How to Apply?
- The applicants must first apply for admission in one of the eligible universities in Mississippi via their application processes.
- The applicants must prepare the following documents:
- Proof of graduation from high school or proof of earning the equivalent in high school subjects.
- Proof of attendance at a home education program during grade levels 9 through 12 and proof of an ACT composite score of 29 or higher from a national test or tests.
- Proof of a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
- FAFSA Application
- Driver’s license
- The applicants must complete an online application by the deadline to be considered for the scholarship award.
The Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid will provide the selected candidates with $2,500 per academic year. The winners can utilize this award towards the tuition fee and any other mandatory fees to be paid for their studies in their respective universities.
The application period for this scholarship program is from 1st October 2022 to 15th September 2022. Applications received after will not be accepted. Students must also remember to submit their supporting documents by 15th October 2022.