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EMCC Scholarships

East Mississippi Community College Scholarships

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East Mississippi Community College offers competitive scholarships in a variety of programs. Recognizing academic achievement, leadership and ability, EMCC awards scholarships to offset the cost of a college education.  These scholarships are listed below, along with the criteria for eligibility.  Application deadline for scholarships for students who are applying for the 2018-2019 academic year will be on or before August 1, if not otherwise listed. EMCC scholarships have been established to help with the cost of attending any EMCC campus or center.  For questions you can contact Lion Central on the Golden Triangle campus at 662.243.1920 or on the Scooba campus at 662.476.5079, or any of the contacts specified under a particular scholarship.


 

INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

The application deadline date is August 1 for fall and January 2 for spring. Unless otherwise noted, awards are for four consecutive semesters. To meet scholarship renewal requirements a minimum of 15 hours and a cumulative 2.5 grade point average must be maintained each semester (some awards require a 3.0).

OPPORTUNITY -

Amount: $700 per semester
Criteria: ACT 20-23                                                                                                                         

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ACHIEVEMENT +
EXCELLENCE +
HIGH SCHOOL VALEDICTORIAN OR SALUTATORIAN +
TUITION GUARANTEE +
TOYOTA-HALEY BARBOUR SCHOLARSHIP +
DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMAN OF THE YEAR +
VOCATIONAL OUTSTANDING STUDENT +
COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE AWARD +
REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS -
        • Scholarship applications will not be accepted after August 1 for fall semester enrollees or January 2 for spring semester enrollees. If you enroll in the fall but miss the scholarship application deadline you will not be allowed to apply for scholarships for the spring semester. You must meet the scholarship application deadline for the first semester you enroll.
        • The admissions file must be complete before a student is considered eligible for scholarships. At a minimum, the student must have completed an admissions application.  The EMCC Scholarship Application will not be considered without the completion of the admissions application. Both applications must be completed by deadline dates as specified in the first bullet.
        • The applicant must be a Mississippi resident enrolling as a full-time (15 hours or more), first-time freshman in the fall or spring semester following high school graduation. Transfer students are not eligible to apply.
        • The applicant must meet the required criteria of each specific scholarship for which they are applying. For ACT-based scholarships, the ACT composite score on file at the application deadline date for the semester the student plans to enroll is the score that will be used.
        • Scholarships are only awarded for fall and spring semesters unless the program in which the student is enrolled requires a summer semester (Licensed Practical Nursing, Cosmetology, and Paramedic).
        • Scholarships are awarded and/or renewed for either two or four semesters, depending upon the scholarship criteria.
              • Multiple scholarships can be applied to all costs (tuition, books, fees, room and board, etc.), however, ACT-based scholarships cannot be stacked.
        • No refunds will be given in the event scholarship amounts exceed expenses.
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        • Progress is checked after each semester. If the required grade point average (GPA) or 15 hour course load is not maintained throughout the semester the student will receive the scholarship under a probationary period during the following semester. If the GPA or course load is not maintained during the probationary semester the scholarship is lost.
        • If 15 semester hours are not maintained throughout the first six weeks of any given semester the scholarship is lost for that semester and any subsequent semesters. If you drop below 15 hours within the first six weeks it is possible to enroll in a future term within that same semester (i.e. a mini-term offered within the same semester) in order have enough hours to regain the 15 hour requirement.
        • No student will be receive institutional scholarships for repeated classes that were successfully completed with a grade of C or higher and those classes will not count toward the 15 semester credit hours required for institutional scholarships.

DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Departmental scholarships will be awarded based on a holistic review of academic merit, leadership, program, or community service experience. Scholarships are most often awarded to students who have demonstrated excellence in meeting the eligibility criteria.  Departmental Scholarships are awarded for various academic and career technical programs at East Mississippi Community College. Deadline to apply is June 30.  Awards will be made by July 31.

  DEPARTMENTAL Includes Academic and Career-Technical Programs -
  • Recipients may include incoming freshman, currently enrolled students, and transfer students.
  • Recipients should be admitted or currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program of study and in good standing.
  • All scholarships require a completed application, ACT scores, and final high school transcript or all college transcripts.
  • Awards are available for up to four semesters, excluding summer terms, if eligibility is maintained.
  • All award recipients must reapply and be selected annually.
  • Actual award amounts will vary from $500 to $1000 per year.

 To Qualify You Must:

  • Plan to enroll in a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester beginning in the fall.
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher.   
  • Be pursuing a degree or certificate.

Scholarship awards will be based on availability of funds. 

Incomplete applications or applications received after deadline will not be accepted.  Submittal of a complete application does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded.

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ACTIVITY SCHOLARSHIPS

These scholarships are awarded to qualified students who have special skills, talents or abilities. They are awarded by the coaches or sponsors of these respective programs. Most will require auditions, interviews or the submission of material for selection. If selected, student will be contacted for more information. All scholarships require a minimum enrollment of 15 semester hours. Scholarships are awarded for two semesters with a maximum of four semesters possible. 

Competition scholarships are awarded in the following areas:

ATHLETIC -
Amount: Varies 
Criteria: Application. | Recommendation by Head Coach. | Must meet eligibility requirements with EMCC, MJCAA and NJCAA.
For more information on football, men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, rodeo and athletic training, visit the athletic website.
AMBASSADOR +
BAND +
CHEER +
CHOIR (SCOOBA)  +
CHOIR (GOLDEN TRIANGLE) +
COLOR GUARD +
DANCE LINE +
DRUM MAJOR +
RESIDENT ASSISTANT (RA) +
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