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Caroline M. Hewins Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for international and U.S. graduate students who specialize or plan to specialize in library work with children. Students must plan to attend an institution that is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).

Total: $4000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 1
2019

Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG)

This award is available to Mississippi undergraduate students who are enrolled at or planning to enroll at an eligible Mississippi college or university. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and an ACT score of 15 or higher (or SAT score of 720 or higher), and must receive less than the full Federal Pell Grant as determined by the completion FAFSA.

Total: $1000 Awards:  24329
Deadline:  September 15
2019

Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG)

This award is available to Mississippi high school seniors/graduates who enroll as undergraduates at an eligible Mississippi college/university. Students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, and an ACT score of 29 or higher or SAT score of 1280 or higher or be a National Merit/Achievement Finalist or Semi-Finalist.

Total: $2500 Awards:  2409
Deadline:  September 15
2019

Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers & Firemen Scholarship

This award is available to Mississippi undergraduate students who are planning to enroll full time at a state-supported college or university in Mississippi. The student must be the spouse or dependent child of a fatally injured or totally disabled law officer or fireman.

Total: $8416 Awards:  21
Deadline:  September 15
2019

Arthur J. Packard Memorial Scholarship

U.S. undergraduate students who are enrolled in a hospitality management program and have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher are eligible for this award. Applicants must attend and be nominated by an American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) member school.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 15
2020

Mary V. Gaver Scholarship

U.S. and Canadian citizens/permanent residents who will have completed no more than 12 hours toward an MLS/MLIS degree prior to June 1 of the award year are eligible for this award. Students must attend an ALA-accredited library school and plan to enter the field of library youth services.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Tony B. Leisner Scholarship

U.S. or Canadian citizens/permanent residents who will have completed no more than 12 hours toward an MLS/MLIS/MIS degree prior to June 1 of the award year are eligible for this award. Students must attend an ALA-accredited library school and be working as part of a library support staff.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 1
2020

ALSC Frederic G. Melcher Scholarship

Graduate students who have completed no more than 12 hours in an approved MLS/MLIS program while attending an ALA-accredited school are eligible for this award. Eligible students must be U.S. or Canadian citizens and plan to work in a library in an area of service to children.

Total: $7500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Nissan Scholarship

This award is available to Mississippi high school seniors who plan to enroll full time at a Mississippi public community college or university. Students must have high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and scored a 20 or higher on the ACT or a 940 or higher on the SAT.

Total: $6916 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 01

ALSC Bound to Stay Bound Books Scholarship

U.S. and Canadian citizens who are pursuing master's degrees in library and information studies at ALA-accredited library schools are eligible for this award; students may not have completed more than 12 hours toward the degree at time of application. Applicants must plan to work in a library in an area of service to children.

Total: $7500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  March 01

Nursing Education Loan/Scholarship RN to BSN (NELR)

This award is available to Mississippi students who are rising undergraduate juniors and seniors at an accredited school of nursing in Mississippi. Students must hold a current Mississippi nursing license.

Total: $4000 Awards:  115
Deadline:  March 31

Higher Education Legislative Plan for Needy Students (HELP)

This award is available to Mississippi high school students who are going to graduate or who have graduated from high school within the past year and are planning to attend an eligible Mississippi postsecondary institution. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and an ACT score of 20 or higher, and must meet certain family income limitations.

Total: $5535 Awards:  1840
Deadline:  March 31