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Transfer Scholarships Offered at Mississippi College

March 19, 2014

Students will soon be eligible to receive up to $10,000 per-year in scholarships if they transfer to Mississippi College.

Leaders at the Baptist-affiliated university recently announced the new transfer scholarship initiative for the Clinton campus.

“This academic competition is targeting better academically prepared transfer students looking to attend a premier, comprehensive Christian university like MC,” said Mark Hughes, dean of enrollment services.

“These competitions can only enhance our ability to showcase our nationally accredited academic programs while strengthening our value message,” Hughes said. “It is also our desire to attract transfers from greater distances to expand our geographic footprint in the student market.”

Entering transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to take part in the competition. Interviews for future MC students seeking the scholarships beginning with the 2014-15 academic year are scheduled for April 4 and May 23.

There will be four Mississippi College Transfer Trustee Scholars chosen to receive $10,000 per-year if they live on campus or $5,000 annually if they reside off the Clinton campus. In addition, there will be 20 Transfer Scholars with Distinction. On-campus students would receive $5,000 annually with the amount trimmed to $2,500 for those residing off campus.

Students invited to the interviews this spring are eligible to have their MC costs chopped by $1,000 annually if they live on the Clinton campus. This amount would drop to $500 annually for students living off campus.

Last fall, Mississippi College attracted 350 to 400 transfer students from other institutions, including community colleges, public universities and private colleges. Presently, an education at Mississippi College costs about $23,000 per-year when calculating tuition, and room and board. That compares with the average cost of $43,289 per-year for a private university in the USA, and $22,261 for a public university nationwide. MC offers a number of other scholarships and financial aid packages to cut costs.

Offering new scholarships to transfer students is a good idea when college costs are rising, says Mississippi College junior John Adams of Brandon.

“That will be a great incentive,” says Adams, a sports psychology major and member of the MC Choctaws track team.

For more information on the MC student transfer scholarships, go to www.mc.edu/transfercompetition2014, contact admissions counselor Elizabeth Moore at 601.925.7727 or reach the admissions office at 601.925.3800.

Photo: For more information on the MC student transfer scholarship visit www.mc.edu/transfercompetition2014.