Scholarship List

Students may apply for University, College and Departmental Scholarships through one application. To access the scholarship application, log-in to your MyState account, click on the Financial Aid and Scholarship tab and select "Submit/Revise General Scholarship Application." 
Freshman Priority Deadline:  December 1st
Transfer and Continuing Students Deadline:  March 1st

College of Education Scholarship List

Amanda Catherine Richards Endowed Scholarship in Special Education
Barbara Pilkington Endowed Scholarship
Barry & Lana Knight Endowed Scholarship
Barry F. & Mary H. Box Endowed Scholarship
Bebe R. Freeman Annual Scholarship
Bert Jenkins Endowed Scholarship
Bobby & Regina Sanford Endowed Scholarship
Carol Moss Read Loyalty Scholarship
Katherine Gardner Thomas Piano Scholarship (Audition Required)
Charles & Wilma Havens Endowed Scholarship
Charles Kenneth Irby, Sr. Endowed Scholarship
Cheryl Prewitt Vocal Scholarship (Audition Required)
Clara Self Andrews Endowed Scholarship (Audition Required)
Coach Stan Hughey Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Cox, Mills & Tingle Endowed Scholarship in Counselor Education
Dan and Rona Belser Endowed Scholarship 
David & Peggy Tiffin Loyalty Scholarship
Dewey & Marie Malouf Endowed Scholarship
Doris Haddix Dodd Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Bille J. and Jean T. Ball Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Clinton Graves Scholarship (Audition Required)
Dr. Herbert Handley Scholarship
Dr. Janice I. Nicholson Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Nancy Kubin Wallner Martin Scholarship
Dr. Peggy Slaughter Loyalty Scholarship
Dr. Susan McLaren Brooks Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Durward Dunn Endowed Scholarship
Ellen Curtis Ricci Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Emma Grace Hayes Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Frances Matthews Endowed Scholarship
Frank and Ann Chiles Annual Scholarship
Frank and Gayle Gallaher Loyalty Scholarship
George W. Bush Scholarship
Hardin T. & Katie Rose McClendon Endowed Scholarship
Jack Beall Endowed Scholarship
Jacqueline Martin Ashford Memorial Endowed Scholarship
James Patterson Teacher Education Scholarship 
Jerry Williams Choral Ensemble Annual Scholarship (Audition Required)
Joe & Catherine Fortunato Endowed Scholarship
John Albert Bodron Memorial Endowed Scholarship
John M. & Margaret Johnson Endowed Scholarship
Judy O’Neal Gressley Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Katherine Gardner Thomas Endowed Scholarship
Larry & Florence Box Endowed Scholarship
Lillian C. Leard Memorial Endowed Scholarship 
Lois Abel Saunders & William Clay Haney Endowed Scholarship in Special Education
Louise Long Lishman Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Lucinda Rose Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Margaret Jock DeMoville Annual Scholarship
Mary and Wendell Ladner Loyalty Scholarship
Max & Patricia Jobe Endowed Scholarship
Merchants & Farmers Bank Scholarship
Merrill and Carrie Hawkins Endowed Scholarship
Nan Carpenter Cain Endowed Scholarship
Necole Moore Ray Endowed Scholarship
Paul L. Lightsey Endowed Scholarship
Quay Webb Camp Endowed Scholarship
R. Clay & Caroline Moore Simmons Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Sam & Arline Dyess Scholarship
Smith-Moore Music Scholarship 
Steven Thomas Jones Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Susan W. Wells Annual Scholarship
Wilbur Pearson Sudduth Endowed Scholarship

Additional Scholarships for Teacher Education Candidates through the Mississippi Department of Education

William Winter Scholarship — Junior/senior students who agree to teach in Mississippi. Call 1-800-327-2980 or visit for an application and additional information.

For university information on admissions and scholarships, please contact:
Office of Admissions and Scholarships
Ph: 662.325.2224

For university information on the TEACH Grant and financial aid, contact: Department of Student Financial Aid
Ph: 662.325.2450 or 662.325.3990

For College information on these and other scholarships, please contact:

The Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program — The Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program is an innovative new program designed to attract the best and brightest students who want to become mathematics and English teachers in Mississippi. Program benefits include:A full four year scholarship Room and board Study abroad opportunities Technology stipend.

Applications and information can be found at