Let’s face it, college is expensive! But in most cases, it is also a necessity to get a decent job. A college degree sets candidates apart from one another. Clubs, extracurricular, extra degrees and internship experience is what puts those candidates over the top from other qualified job-seekers. A majority of these extra resume-builders are made possible through college, based on what they offer.
At Ole Miss, it’s their goal to help each and every student achieve these tasks and dreams. They also strive to make college an option for those who are financially limited through the help of multiple scholarships and grants. Let’s take a look!
One type of scholarship we are particularly fond of is Academic Excellence scholarships. There are 14 different scholarships in this category including:
Academic Excellence Technology Scholarship
Academic Excellence Scholarship National Merit Semifinalist/Finalist Award
National Merit Finalist Award
Mississippi Star Student Scholarship
High School Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship
Mississippi All-Star Scholarship
Student Body President Scholarship
Eagle Scout/ Gold Award
Boys State/Girls State Scholarship
Mississippi Boys State/Girls State Scholarship
AICE Cambridge Diploma Scholarship
The amount awarded varies based on the scholarship. To qualify for academic excellence entering freshmen must have a minimum 3.0 high-school GPA, a minimum 25 ACT, or a minimum 1130 SAT or 1200 SAT-R. Click here for more information on all scholarships offered.
Another form of financial aid offered through the university are grants. Grants offered through Ole Miss include:
Ole Miss Opportunity Program
Federal Pell Grant
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG)
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG)
Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG)
Higher Education Legislative Plan For Needy Students (HELP)
Nissan Scholarship (NISS)
Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers & Firemen Scholarship (LAW)
Complete 2 Compete Tuition Assistance Grant (C2C)
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grants (TEACH)
Some grants and scholarships are only eligible for Mississippi residents.
To learn more about each grant offered, click here.
Pro Tip: If you haven't filled out a FAFSA yet and your child's high school offers a FAFSA workshop night - GO! The FAFSA is an extensive form that must be filled out in order to receive any form of financial aid and trust me, its a pain in the you-know-what. Take any help you can get!