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Mississippi Office of State Student Financial Aid

Graduate and Professional Degree Loan/Scholarship Program

Amount: $7,000;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Deadline: March 31.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: College Graduate Students, College Doctoral Students
Majors/Fields of Study: Health Sciences
Residency: Mississippi
Other Comments: Scholarships are open to residents of Mississippi who are pursuing a degree not available at a Mississippi university. Applicants must be enrolled in a recognized out-of-state college or university. Please visit the website listed for more information.
Contact: Visit the website below to access the online application.
Website:
http://www.mississippiuniversities.com/financialaid/gp.html


Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers and Firemen Scholarships

Amount: Tuition, fees and average cost for housing at a community college or public university;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Renewable.
Who Is Eligible?
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Mississippi
Student Attends School In: Mississippi
Parent Employment: Law Enforcement, Firefighters
Other Comments: Scholarships are offered to the children of law enforcement officers and full-time firemen who were killed or disabled on duty. Applicants must be under 23 years of age. Awards cover tuition for eight semesters at all state-supported Mississippi schools. Please visit the website listed for more information.
Contact: Susan Eckels Program Administrator Phone: (601) 432-6997 (in local Jackson area) or (800) 327-2980 E-mail: [email protected]
Website:
http://www.mississippiuniversities.com/financialaid/law.html#Award

Nursing Education Loan Scholarship Program/ Nursing Teacher Stipend Program

Amount: Varies;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors, College Freshmen, College Graduate Students
Majors/Fields of Study: Nursing
Residency: Mississippi
Other Comments: There are a number of different financial assistance programs offered by the state of Mississippi. Please visit the website listed for specific details on each program including application procedures.
Contact: Visit the website below for contact info and application procedures.
Website:
http://www.mississippiuniversities.com/financialaid/nursing.html

Awards for Veterans

Amount: Tuition;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Renewable.
Who Is Eligible?
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Mississippi
Military Service:
Person serving: Parent.
Other Descriptors: Veteran.
Other Comments: Dependent children, up to age 23, of veteran parents who were officially reported as POW/MIA in Southeast Asia or having been prisoners of foreign government as a result of military action against the U.S. Naval Vessel Pueblo and whose parents met the residence requirements as established by the state of MS.
Contact: Dottie Strain Associate Director Financial Aid Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, Student Financial Aid, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211-6453
Website:
http://www.vab.ms.gov/index.shtml

Southern Regional Education Board Scholarship Program

Amount: Varies;
Awards per Year: Varies;
Deadline: March 31.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: College Graduate Students, College Doctoral Students
Majors/Fields of Study: Optometry, Osteopathy
Residency: Mississippi
Other Comments: Please visit the website listed for more information.
Contact: You may download an application from the website below or contact: Susan Eckels Program Administrator Phone: (601) 432-6997 (in local Jackson area) or (800) 327-2980 E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.sreb.org/

Medical Education Loan/Scholarship Program

Amount: Tuition not to exceed four years;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Based on financial need and renewable;
Deadline: March 31.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: College Graduate Students, College Doctoral Students
Majors/Fields of Study: Medicine
Residency: Mississippi
Student Plans To Attend: University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Other Comments: Selection is based on academic performance and financial need.
Contact: Visit the website below to access the online application.
Website:
http://www.mississippiuniversities.com/financialaid/smels2.html

Dental Education Loan/Scholarship Program

Amount:Tuition not to exceed four years ;
Awards per Year: Varies;
Deadline: March 31.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: College Graduate Students, College Doctoral Students
Majors/Fields of Study: Dentistry
Residency: Mississippi
Student Attends School In: Mississippi
Student Plans To Attend: University of Mississippi School of Dentistry
Other Comments: The applicant must be already admitted into the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry. Please visit the website listed for complete eligibility requirements.
Contact: Visit the website below to access the online application.
Website:
http://www.mississippiuniversities.com/financialaid/dental.html

Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG)

Amount: Up to $500 for freshmen and sophomores and $1,000 for Juniors and Seniors;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Based on financial need.
Deadline: September 15
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: All Undergrads, HS Seniors
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Mississippi
Other Comments: Grants are available to full-time undergraduate students. Applications must be filed at the student’s school. offers 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 MTAG is to provide educational opportunities for students who wish to pursue post secondary education in the state.
Contact: Visit the website below to access the online application.
Website:
http://www.mississippiuniversities.com/financialaid/mtag.html#General


William Winter Teacher Scholar Program

Amount: Up to $4,000 a year;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Deadline: April 1.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: All High School Students, All Undergrads
Majors/Fields of Study: Education
GPA: 2.5
Residency: Mississippi
Other Comments: Scholarships are open to Mississippi residents who are enrolled full-time in a teaching certification program. Recipients are obligated to teach in a critical shortage area for the number of years aid was received. Please visit the website listed for more information.
Contact: Visit the website below to access the online application.
Website:
http://www.mississippiuniversities.com/financialaid/wwts.html

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