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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.

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 01

University of Maine Flagship Match Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors who plan to attend the University of Maine at Orono as an out-of-state student. Eligible applicants must be in the top 40 percent of their class and have an SAT score of 1120 or higher.

Total: $42000

Awards: 100

Deadline: March 01

LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship in Library and Information Technology

Graduate students who have completed no more than 12 hours in an approved Master of Library Science (MLS) program while attending an ALA-accredited school are eligible for this award. Eligible students must plan to follow a career into the library and information technology field.

Total: $3000

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 01

APA Latinos and Planning Division Scholarship

This scholarship is open to Latino students who intend to work as a practicing professional planner in the non-profit, public or private sector. Students must be enrolled in the third or fourth year of a PAB-accredited undergraduate planning program or the first or second year of a PAB-accredited graduate planning program.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 02

Oracle Corporate Scholars Program

This scholarship is open to African-American undergraduate students from northern California and Chicago. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must be majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics.

Total: $10000

Awards: 10

Deadline: March 15

Curwen-Guidry Scholarship Fund

Residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, or Texas who are graduating high school seniors currently bowling in a USBC-sanctioned league are eligible for this award. Students must have bowled in a sanctioned USBC league for three out of four years in high school and 75% of the league schedule. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and an SAT/ACT score of 950/20 or higher.

Total: $750

Awards: 13

Deadline: March 15

National Peace Essay Contest

Students attending high school in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories OR U.S. citizens attending high school overseas are eligible for this award. Students must be in grades nine through twelve at time of application.

Total: $10000

Awards: 53

Deadline: March 15

Joseph Hagan Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students who are or will be enrolled in an ABFSE-accredited mortuary science program.

Total: $2500

Awards: 2

Deadline: March 30

Memorial Classic Golf Tournament Scholarship

U.S. students 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: 4

Deadline: March 30

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

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