In an effort to help our international students with the expensive cost of studying abroad, Mississippi College and the Office of Global Education are happy to provide financial aid to many full-time international students! This is for international students who are not already receiving full or substantial scholarships from other sources.
All qualifying international undergraduate students are provided $800 in financial aid each semester for their first two semesters of academic study as long as the students maintain a 2.5 GPA or above. To reward academic excellence, the Office of Global Education will double the financial aid of students who obtain a 4.0 GPA (or straight A’s) in their first semester. Please note, however, that financial aid for undergraduate students is only provided for the first two academic semesters. Once students have completed their first two semesters of academic study, they must apply for the merit-based scholarship offered through the Office of Global Education. Please see more information about the merit based scholarship here.
All qualifying international graduate students are provided $650 in financial aid each semester as long as they maintain a 3.0 GPA or above. As with undergraduate students, graduate students who obtain a 4.0 GPA (or straight A’s) in one semester will have their financial aid doubled for the following semester. This consideration is made each semester and only applies to semesters following a semester where the graduate student made all A’s.
You may qualify for scholarships from other sources that would allow you to fund your education at MS College. Please review the following scholarship opportunities to see of you qualify:
If you are from Belgium: http://www.arcafoundation.org/focus.htm
If you are a woman in graduate school: http://www.peointernational.org/ips-eligibility-requirements
This scholarship is available for international students who are classified as sophomores, juniors, or seniors in their academic program at Mississippi College. Students may apply through the Office of Global Education only, and awards anywhere from $1000 to $5000 per year are given based on evaluation of GPA, involvement and leadership activities, and a personal essay. Evaluation will be made by the International Student Scholarship Committee.
The merit-based scholarship application may be submitted once a year. Students who started academic study at Mississippi College during the fall semester must submit applications before July 15 of the following year. Applications must be submitted after at least two semesters of academic study. If an application is not submitted, then that student will NOT receive ANY form of financial aid ( i.e. merit-based scholarship) from Mississippi College or the Office of Global Education after their first two semesters of academic study.
*Please note that academic study does not include any time spent in the Intensive English Program.
The deadline to submit the Merit-Based Scholarship Application for those students who started academic study in the Fall, 2014 semester is July 15, 2015. Applications turned in after the deadline of July 15, 2015 will not be considered. Incomplete scholarship applications will also not be considered. Remember! If an application is not submitted, then no scholarship will be rewarded.
All scholarship applications must be submitted to this address:
Office of Global Education
201 Monroe St.
Clinton, MS 39056
The applicant must complete the application form completely and honestly. Examples of involvement and leadership activities are as follows:
Involvement includes but is not limited to:
- Performances on and off campus
- Being a member of an on-campus academic club (such as Indian Student Association)
- Involvement with on-campus societies (such as Nenamoosha)
- Writing published articles for on-campus newspaper or newsletter
- Participating and performing in the International Festival
- Participating in the Celebration of Culture, Lunar New Year, or Moon Festival
- Study abroad
- Participating in athletic competitions
Leadership includes but is not limited to:
- Volunteering time for conversation partners, helping with International Center festivals and parties, helping the International Center with new students at the start of a new semester
- Being an officer for an on-campus academic club (such as Beta Beta Beta)
- Being a leader for an on-campus society (such as Nenamoosha)
- Being on the Tribesman (yearbook) staff
- Being on the Arrowhead (arts publication) staff
- Being on the Collegian (on-campus newspaper) staff
- Being a research assistant for a professor
- Presenting research at a forum
- Winning certificates of honor or prizes for accomplishments in academics, athletics, or extra-curricular accomplishments
Any other activities that the applicant feels should be included and could contribute to the evaluation of the application should be clearly listed.