(Note: Students must be admitted to the University by December 1 in order to be considered for competitive scholarships.)
All students admitted to the Honors College will receive some form of financial support as outlined below:
All entering freshmen admitted to the Honors College will automatically be awarded the Honors Scholar Award, which consists of the following:
Students with a composite of 30 ACT or higher (or SAT equivalent) who have been offered admission to the Honors College will be placed into competition for the Honors College Discovery Scholarship the Honors College Presidential Scholarship. These achievement awards are intended for students who not only have an impressive academic record but who also represent the ideals that the Honors College embraces: intellectual curiosity, creativity, engagement, openness to new ideas, passion for learning, and drive. Please note that these scholarships are awarded through a competitive process and are not automatically given to students who meet the minimum consideration requirements. All students who have been admitted to the Honors College and who meet criteria eligibility will be placed into competition for these awards; no additional materials are required. Please note that although these are not need based awards, all recipients are required to submit a current year FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
A select group of students participating in the Honors College Achievement Award competition will be awarded the Discovery Scholarship, which consists of the following:
A select group of students participating in the competition will be awarded the Presidential Scholarship, which consists of the following. Scholarship equivalent to the cost of:
Please note that recipients must live on campus during their freshman and sophomore years, and recipients who choose to move off campus during their junior and senior years will retain only the tuition and book stipends.
The Luckyday Scholars Program is grounded in student engagement through a robust living-learning community, leadership development, and community service. In addition to being a Mississippi resident with a minimum 3.0 high school core grade point average, successful applicants have a history of involvement within their communities and have challenged themselves academically while balancing varying responsibilities. The selection committee engages in a holistic, intensive review process that examines all aspects of the application. Students who feel that they embody the ideal of the program (strong work ethic, social responsibility, academic persistence, a strong desire to pursue an undergraduate education, needs support to pursue higher education, and committed to the growth of others) are encouraged to apply. Only complete applications will be reviewed, which includes all questions, essays, and recommendations. The Luckyday Scholars Program is stackable with most other scholarships, with the exception of Presidential or National Merit, but it cannot exceed the federal calculated cost of attendance for the academic year.
Students are required to live on campus their freshman year in Luckyday Citizenship Hall, take a Luckyday Seminar Class and commit to serving in the Hattiesburg community at least 20 hours each semester. Students will recieve a $6,000 annual scholarship for 4 years.
Mississippi residents only
3.0 core high school grade point average or higher
Demonstrated commitment to community service, campus involvement, and academic excellence
Click here to access the application via the Golden Opportunities Scholarship Application System.
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The Oseola McCarty Scholars Program honors the legacy of a Hattiesburg native who gave a significant portion of her life savings to the University in order to help students afford college. Oseola Mccarty had a strong work ethic, giving heart, and a love for helping others. Students will receive a $2,000 annual scholarship for 4 years.