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Also known as the Hospitality State, Mississippi is also very welcoming to college students. It’s home to top colleges, such as: the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), Mississippi State University (MSU), Alcorn State University, and Jackson State University. The great news for residents and students planning to attend one of Mississippi’s colleges or grad schools is that there are plenty of scholarship awards available to help pay for education. If you need to add to your savings fund, be sure to browse our directory of scholarships for students in Mississippi. For even more scholarships, fill out a free ScholarshipExperts profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

Dennis Schoepp Memorial Scholarship

Montana residents who are enrolled in, or accepted into, a mortuary science program at an ABFSE-accredited school for the upcoming fall semester are eligible for this award. Students may enroll part time or full time.

Total: $1000

Awards: 2

Deadline: March 31

Speech-Language Pathologist Forgivable Loan (SLPL)

This forgivable loan is available to Mississippi students pursuing a master’s degree in a program at a Mississippi college/university leading to licensure as a speech-language pathologist. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher; students must agree to work in a Mississippi public or charter school district as a speech-language pathologist to forgive the loan.

Total: $7925

Awards: 4

Deadline: March 31

SREB Optometry Loan/Scholarship (SREB)

This forgivable loan is available to Mississippi students who plan to attend an approved out-of-state school of optometry. Students must practice optometry in Mississippi full time after graduation for forgiveness of the loan.

Total: $15446

Awards: 35

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

Gulf Coast Hurricane Scholarship

Residents of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, or Texas who are attending a postsecondary institution in one of the eligible states are eligible for this award. Students must have a demonstrated or expressed interest in the plastics industry.

Total: $4000

Awards: 2

Deadline: April 01

The Bird Dog Foundation, Inc. Annual High School Senior Essay Contest

This award is for U.S. high school seniors who reside in Tennessee, Arkansas or Mississippi who plan to attend an accredited institution of higher education. Students must submit an essay of 900 to 1,000 words to qualify.

Total: $1250

Awards: 2

Deadline: April 15

New College National Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors who are National Merit or Achievement Finalists, or National Hispanic Scholars recipients and plan to attend New College of Florida.

Total: $16000

Awards: 15

Deadline: April 15

Annual Signet Classic Student Scholarship Essay Contest

This writing contest is open to high school juniors and seniors and home-schooled students who are 16 to 18 years of age. To enter, students must write a two- to three-page essay on one of the topics listed on the Penguin Group (USA) Inc. website regarding the current contest’s book.

Total: $1000

Awards: 5

Deadline: April 15

Antonio Cirino Memorial Fellowship

This fellowship program is open to Rhode Island residents who need financial assistance to acquire education toward a master’s or doctorate in order to pursue a teaching career in the arts. Applicants may not be a Rhode Island School of Design graduate or seeking a graduate degree from RISD.

Total: $21000

Awards: 2

Deadline: April 26

Rover College Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Students must submit an essay on the current year’s topic.

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 01

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