Mississippi Scholarships

Annual Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium: Ephemera Prize
Award: $200
Deadline: September 10
Recipients: Students in grades 10-12
Details: Creative writing submission

Elks Most Valuable Student
Award: varies
Deadline: December
Recipients: Seniors
Details: Strong academics, leadership, financial need

Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi
Deadline: March
Various scholarships for students of the Episcopal or Greek Orthodox faith

Horatio Alger National and State Scholarship
Award: varies
Deadline: October
Recipients: seniors who have demonstrated perseverance in adversity
Details: Financial need/academics

Mae Meriwether Zifcak Girl Scout Scholarship Fund
Award: $1,000
Deadline: March
Recipients: graduating senior registered with Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi Council
Details:Items of importance reviewed by the committee will include Girl Scout award status (silver/ gold), academic merit, leadership potential, motivation (future goals), financial need and community involvement.

Magnolia Bar Foundation Scholarship Fund: Leonard McClellan Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Recipients: senior who graduates from a private or public high school in Mississippi who has shown a strong interest in and is enthusiastic about the science of jurisprudence
Details: GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4 point scale and demonstrate a need for financial aid

Magnolia Bar Foundation Scholarship Fund: Mock Trial Competition
Award: $700 for first place; $500 for second place; and $300 for third place
Recipients: high school seniors who compete and are determined to be the best senior advocates

Miriam Scarborough Scholarship
Award: varies
Deadline: December
Recipients: female accepted to attend a Mississippi college or university
Details: based on academic achievement, leadership, and need; 24 ACT; 2.5 GPAQ; resume, itemized cost figure for the school year

Mississippi Celebrates Architecture
Award: Scholarships and monetary prizes may vary
Deadline: September 9
Recipients: High School Students
Details: Photography submission

Mississippi Concrete Industries
Award: varies
Deadline: November
Recipients: juniors and seniors ages 16-18
Details: Essay competition

Mississippi Council of the Blind James Doyle Case Memorial Scholarship
Award: $1500 per year for 4 years
Deadline: March
Recipients: applicant or applicant’s parent must be legally blind
Details: 3.0 GPA

Mississippi Municipal League Scholarships
Award: $2,000
Deadline: May
Recipients: The MMLGeneral Scholarship is open to all high school seniors and is co-sponsored by Mississippi Power Company.The MMLLimited Scholarship is open to children or grandchildren of employeesor elected officials of Mississippi municipalities and to high school seniors working part-time for a member municipality of the Mississippi Municipal League and is co-sponsored by Phelps Dunbar.The Mississippi Municipal Service Company Limited Scholarshipis open to children or grandchildren of employees or elected officials of Mississippi municipalities that are members of the Mississippi Municipal Liability Plan or the Mississippi MunicipalWorkers’ Compensation Group.
Details: application and essay

Nissan Scholarship
Award: full tuition, fees, and book allowance
Deadline: March
Recipients: Seniors
Details: 2.5 GPA, 20 ACT, demonstrate leadership abilities thorugh extracurricular activities, financial need, essay

Prudential Spirit of Community
Award: varies
Deadline: November
Recipients: grades 5-12
Details: exemplary community service

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship
Award: varies
Deadline: February
Recipients: grades 9-12
Details: essay competition

Swim with Mike
Deadline: May
Recipients: Seniors
Details: Student who have participated in organized competitive athletics and have sustained a life changing accident or illness (e.g. paralysis, blindness, cancer, amputation, head injuries).

The Good South
Deadline: April
Recipients: Seniors
Details: well rounded students who excel both in and out of the classroom

Young Farmers Scholarship Foundation
Award: $3000
Deadline: June
Recipients: 2 reserved for incoming freshmen
Details: Must attend a Mississippi college or university; show need for financial assistance, academic ability, and leadership qualities; Must be pursuing an agriculture related major