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General Information

Name Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant
Number of Awards
Award Value $2,500
Award Type Merit-Based Scholarship
Accept Applications From January 1 until September 15
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Contact Information

Contact Mississippi Student Financial Aid
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, Mississippi 39211-6453

Scholarship Description

Created by the Mississippi Legislature this program is designed to provide financial aid assistance to Mississippi residents attending state approved public and nonprofit two-year and four-year eligible colleges and universities. The primary objective of the MESG is to provide educational opportunities for students who wish to pursue post secondary education in the state.

Eligibility Requirements for Entering Freshmen

* Be a legal resident of the State of Mississippi for one year prior to high school or Home School completion
* Have a high school cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 on a 4.0 scale (Home School applicants must provide official transcript of 9th through 12th grades.), if in HS -OR- Have a minimum of a 3.50 cumulative college grade point average
* Have scored a minimum of a 29 on the National ACT or minimum score of 1280 on the SAT or National Merit or National Achievement Finalist or Semi-Finalist
* Be accepted and enrolled full-time at an approved postsecondary institution in Mississippi
* Must be pursuing first certificate, first associate or first bachelors degree