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Academic Scholarships

Academic Scholarships are awarded based on SAT/ACT for freshman and GPA for transfers

Freshmen are awarded academic scholarships based on a combination of their standardized test score (ACT/SAT/CLT) and their high school GPA.  

There is no deadline for academic scholarships, meaning this award can increase, according to our matrix, up until the time you enroll.  For that reason, we encourage students to take standardized tests multiple times up until the point of enrollment.

Amounts below are awarded to students per year as long as the student maintains a minimum of a 2.5 GPA.  

Freshmen Academic Scholarships


Fall 2022 Freshmen Scholarships



Test Optional Policy: MC does have a test optional admission policy. Please contact The Office of Admissions for more details.

MC Select Scholars: Students who score a 27 or higher on the ACT (or SAT/CLT equivalent) are eligible to compete in the Select Scholar Competition for additional scholarships.

Transfer Academic Scholarships

Students are eligible for transfer scholarships if they can transfer in with 12 or more hours from an accredited institution and have spent more than one full-time semester at a college or university in between high school graduation and their college entry term.  

  GPA On-Campus Scholarship Amount Off-Campus Scholarship Amount
Opportunity Grant 2.0-2.49 $7,500 $6,500
Heritage Scholarship 2.5-2.99 $8,000 $7,000
Hampstead Scholarship 3.0-3.49 $8,250 $7,250
Dean's Scholarship 3.5-3.74 $8,500 $7,500
Presidential Scholarship 3.75-4.0 $10,000 $9,000
Phi Theta Kappa   $12,500 $10,000

*3.0 and above eligible to compete in the Transfer Scholarship Competition for additional awards*

* Eligible to compete in MC Select Scholar Competition.
† Eligible to compete in Transfer Scholarship Competition.
** The Phi Theta Kappa award is an academic scholarship and cannot be combined with any other academic award on the matrix.

***Please note that Mississippi College is a Residential School and students are required to live on campus unless they meet the requirements of Residence Life to be a commuter. The Residence Life policy is located here: