Scholarships

Presidential Scholarships

Priority Deadline: December 1

Award:

  • MSU's most prestigious freshman award
  • Awarded to 10-12 of the most outstanding entering freshmen on a competitive basis
  • This scholarship is worth approximately $75,000, which covers tuition,fees, *room and board, research fellowships, and books for four years of undergraduate study
  • Non-resident students may also receive a scholarship to cover up to 100% of the out-of-state portion of tuition
  • Presidential Scholarships replace Academic Excellence Scholarships

Criteria:

  • Minimum 30 ACT or 1330 SAT
  • Outstanding high school academic record with a scholarship GPA of 3.75
  • Application to the Shackouls Honors College by December 1
  • Exceptional high school and community leadership

**Fully covers double-occupancy on-campus housing for up to four years, with an option to partially cover off-campus housing for the third and fourth year.


Provost Scholarships

Priority Deadline: December 1

Award:

  • Academic scholarship of $7,750 per year ($18,250 per year for non-resident), and a $4,000 scholarship for study abroad
  • A research grant of $1,500 for academic research and/or creative discovery
  • A one-summer optional tuition credit of $1,000 ($2,400 for non-resident) and one summer of free housing in Griffis Hall
  • An optional $750 travel grant to a conference (to be provided by Honors)
  • Begin active research no later than the spring of the second year and produce a research report and present at one of the Mississippi State undergraduate research symposia.
  • Participate in provost scholar activities, including talks and gatherings and work with the director of prestigious external fellowships and pursue such fellowships.

Criteria:

  • Minimum 3.75 GPA and 30 or higher ACT ­ OR ­ Minimum 3.75 high school GPA and a minimum 28 ACT with at least a 34 ACT sub score in the area which they have indicated a research area
  • Application to the Shackouls Honors College by December 1