Fall 2023 MSU-Starkville Non-Resident Freshman Scholarships (US Based)

Scholarship Awarding University: 

Type of degree: 
Bachelor’s

Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Scholarship Summary: 
Non-Mississippi domestic residents are automatically awarded merit scholarships upon MSU admission based on 9th-11th grade high school GPA and test scores. Non-resident students can receive a Freshman Academic Excellence Scholarship and a Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship. Eligible students may also receive a Colvard Future Leader Scholarship.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria: 
To be eligible for scholarship consideration,
i. Applicants must be US citizens who are Mississippi non-residents.
ii. For the Academic Excellence Scholarship, applicants must obtain a minimum GPA of 3.0+ and 22-23 ACT (or 1100-1150 SAT). 
iii. For the Colvard Future Leader Scholarship, applicants must obtain a minimum GPA of 3.5+ and 24 ACT (or 1160-1190 SAT). 
iv. For the Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship, applicants must obtain a minimum GPA of 3.0-3.49 and 22-26 ACT (or 1100-1250 SAT). 

Value of Scholarship: 
The MSU-Starkville Non-Resident Freshman Scholarships are valued as follows;
i. Freshman Mississippi Non-Resident Academic Excellence Scholarship:
  A. $1,500/year {Required: 3.0+ GPA and 22-23 ACT (or 1100-1150 SAT)}
  B. $2,000/year {Required: 3.0+ GPA and 24-26 ACT (or 1160-1250 SAT)}
  C. $3,000/year {Required: 3.0+ GPA and 27-29 ACT (or 1260-1350 SAT)}
  D. $5,000/year {Required: 3.0+ GPA and 30-36 ACT (or 1360-1600 SAT)}

Starting at 35 ACT with a 3.0-3.49 GPA, an additional scholarship for Study Abroad is available for $3,000. Students with a 35 ACT or higher with a 3.5 GPA or higher are eligible to receive a $4,000 scholarship for Study Abroad. Also starting at 34 ACT (or 1490 SAT), an additional scholarship to cover one year of double-occupancy housing is available.

ii. Freshman Mississippi Non-Resident Colvard Future Leader Scholarship:
  A. $1,000/year {Required: 3.5+ GPA and 24 ACT (or 1160-1190 SAT)}
  B. $1,500/year {Required: 3.5+ GPA and 25-26 ACT (or 1200-1250 SAT)}
  C. $2,000/year {Required: 3.5+ GPA and 27-32 ACT (or 1260-1440 SAT)}
  D. $3,500/year {Required: 3.5+ GPA and 33-36 ACT (or 1450-1600 SAT)}

iii. Freshman Mississippi Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship:
  A. $7,000/year {Required: 3.0-3.49 GPA and 22-26 ACT (or 1100-1250 SAT)} 
  B. $8,500/year {Required: 3.5+ GPA and 25 ACT (or 1200-1220 SAT)}
  C. $11,000/year {Required: 3.0-3.49 GPA and 27-29 ACT (or 1260-1350 SAT)} OR {Required: 3.5+ GPA and 26 ACT (or 1230-1250 SAT)} 
  D. $12,000/year {Required: 3.0-3.49 GPA and 30-32 ACT (or 1360-1440 SAT)} 
  E. $13,000/year {Required: 3.0-3.49 GPA and 33-36 ACT (or 1450-1600 SAT)} 
  F. $16,000/year {Required: 3.5+ GPA and 33-36 ACT (or 1450-1600 SAT)} 

Non-resident students can receive a Freshman Academic Excellence Scholarship and a Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship. Eligible students may also receive a Colvard Future Leader Scholarship.

Scholarship Application Guide: 
There is no separate scholarship application; simply complete an application for admission into MSU-Starkville.

Scholarship Website: 
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the MSU-Starkville Undergraduate Scholarship Page.