Scholarship Information

Scholarships Requirements Amount Deadline
Tupelo Elvis Presley Fan Club Music Scholarship You MUST be a Mississippi High School Senior enrolled now and graduating in 2017.  You must send a Demo Video (Mp4 video on thumb drive or upload to YouTube) of one Elvis song and one song of your choice.  Forms may be downloaded from One $5,000 music scholarship; one $3,000 scholarship; one $2,000 scholarship


10 finalists will be notified and three winners will be chosen at a live finale.

Videos must be received by February 14, 2017.


Send videos with name, age, school, day & evening phone numbers to:

Diane Whitt
244 CR 530
Shannon, MS 38868

Christian Leaders of the Future

Sponsored by Mississippi Christian Living and Belhaven University

The application process requires the thoughtful response to seven key questions about the student’s Christian faith and practice.  Students will be judged on the content as well as the quality of their writing.

Response should be typed in a 12-point Times New Roman font.  It should be emailed as a Word document attachment.

Two Christian Leaders will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college of his or her choice. The student application and all instructions are available at under the Christian Leader tab.

The deadline for entry is December 2, 2016

Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program (METP) Admissions are based on academic achievement, service, educational experiences, and passion for teaching.  Competitive applicants are expected to have a minimum ACT score of 28 or SAT score of 1250, and a minimum high school GPA of 3.5. Scholarship includes tuition, books and fees for up to four years.  METP scholars also receive room and board, technology, study abroad, professional development, cross-campus learning. Applications are available online at
Millsaps College Major Minds of MS Scholarship Program 3.8 non-weighted GPA at end of Jr. year Composite ACT score of 28 or higher Any admitted student to Millsaps is eligible for the scholarship program if he/she meets the above criteria. Any questions? or 601-974-1062 $22,000/yr = over 2/3 of the cost of tuition & fees. $88,000 Upon admission (Early decision Dec. 1)
William Carey University William Carey University Academic Scholarships Varies – contact William Carey University Varies – contact William Carey University
NAVAL ROTC Scholarship Opportunity Top 10% of class or ACT Math 21, English 22. May apply for Navy or Nurse Corps. For more information, Up to $180,000 Varies
Army ROTC Scholarship Scholarship opportunity. Based on merit and grades. For Army or Army FULL Tuition Varies
Air Force ROTC Scholarship Scholarship opportunity. US Air Force – check out eligibility requirements online FULL Tuition Varies Area of Study Scholarships. Complete online profile. $1,000 Varies
Jones County Junior College Jones County Junior College Academic Scholarships Pageant Scholarships Service Varies Varies
JCJC Fine Arts Scholarships Jones County Junior College Audition for a Fine Arts Scholarship See the fine arts webpage for audition dates and Varies Varies
JCJC Foundation Scholarships Foundation Scholarships are available to Qualifying Individuals Call 601-477-4050 for more information or visit the website Varies Varies
Wendy’s High School Heisman Wendy’s High School Heisman Based on Leadership, academics, and sports For more Varies October 2016

(check website for specific dates)

AES Engineering Solutions Scholarship AES Scholarship Essay Submit essay to: For more information: $500 October 2016

(check website for specific dates)

USA Rice Federation National Rice Month Scholarship Program September is National Rice Month Make US-grown rice the center of a promotion activity you conduct in September. Write about it and submit your entry. $1,500-$4,000 October 2016

(check website for specific dates)

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship Achievement-based scholarships. Leadership and Service. $1,000 & UP (big money) October 2016

(check website for specific dates)

Insurance Companies and Organizations Full details of the scholarships can be found here:  


Enter the SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes.
  • Thirty (30) $500 scholarships will be awarded for education expenses at a college or university
  • Open to high school seniors and current undergraduate college students
  • Free to enter and eligibility not based on GPA or financial need
  • Enter once every two weeks, up to 15 times during the sweepstakes period
  • Two winners randomly chosen every two weeks from October 2016 to May 2017
  • Sweepstakes entry opens September 2016 (check website for specific dates)

Enter at

The Get2College Center has updated their Scholarship Listings:

  • Private/Outside Scholarships for High School Students
  • Scholarship Search Engines
  • Mississippi 4-Year Institutional Scholarships
  • Mississippi 2-Year Institutional Scholarships
  • Scholarships just for North MS and for Metro Jackson area students

2016-2017 GET 2 COLLEGE Scholarship
50 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Submit an essay expressing a personal experience relating to this statement: (topic has not yet been announced) No more than 500-words…Explaining something good for someone in response to a good deed done on your behalf or gift received.
For scholarship form at
Deadline December 2016
Nissan Scholarship Nissan North America, Inc. provides scholarship funds for applicants that will attend a Mississippi public two year college or public four year college.
Important Dates: Application date – January 1 through March 1
Supporting documents deadline – March 1
Eligibility Requirements: Be graduating from a Mississippi high school in 2015. Have achieved a minimum cumulative 2.5 high school grade point average on a 4.00 scale after a minimum of seven semesters. Have scored a minimum of 20 on the ACT. Scores resulting from the national testing of the ACT are the only accepted scores for the state eligibility.  Residual test scores are not acceptable.  Is a legal resident of Mississippi. Demonstrate leadership abilities through participation in extracurricular activities. Demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Write an essay (200 words maximum) on the topic: How do my plans for the future and my college major support the Automotive Industry in Mississippi?
KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program
2.75 or higher GPA
Enrolled in MS public college or university
Demonstrate financial need
View the applicant requirements and apply between December 1 and February 8
Best Buy Scholarship
Up to 1,200 will each receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Deadline: February 15
Apply online at
MAIS (Mississippi Association of Independent Schools) Scholarship Fund
Ten Scholarships will be given annually in the amount of $1,000
Full time seniors at a MAIS member school US Citizen
ACT of 24 or higher; GPA of 3.5 or higher; Attend college in Fall 2015
Deadline: February 15
FFA (Future Farmers of America) Scholarships
More than 1,000 scholarships available – only one application to complete.
Not an FFA member? Don’t worry! There are other scholarships available for non-members. Deadline: February 1, 2016
Lowe’s Scholarship
Lowe’s will award one hundred forty $2,500 scholarships to high school seniors who intend to enroll full-time in a college or university for 2016/2017 school year.
3.25 GPA; Demonstrate commitment to their community through leadership activities, community service and/or work experience.
Apply online at
Deadline: February 28, 2016
Hinds Community College Foundation Scholarships
Deadline for all HCC scholarships – March 1
One of the most abundant sources of scholarships offered to students involved in extracurricular activities and desire for achievement, show excellence in the classroom, and have for financial assistance.  Students who do not have at least a 2.0 GPA will not be considered for Foundation Scholarships.
Requirements: Hinds CC application + Scholarship application + Transcript that shows minimum 2.0 GPA w/ACT scores + 3 letters of recommendation.
Students MUST use the recommendation form and the application on the website:
Other Hinds CC scholarships can be found at
Merit Aid is awarded to the students with a broad range of GPAs.  Students with a 2.0 GPA or higher often qualify.  There are merit aid scholarships for students based on their interests, their intended majors, leadership and community service.  Get a FREE instant custom report of merit aid scholarships available at all Mississippi colleges and universities.