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Academic Scholarships

Like most academic-based awards, engineering scholarships are competitive.

  • For entering freshmen students, the School of Engineering Scholarship Committee will review the entire engineering scholarship packet and not just focus solely on an ACT or SAT composite score
  • For transfer students, the college or university transcript will play a significant role
  • An engineering scholarship can be in addition to other university awards based on a student's eligibility
Entering Freshmen

Items that receive particular attention are:

  • ACT and/or SAT composite and sub-scores, grade-point average(GPA) and class standing
  • Sequence and success in mathematics and the physical sciences, and advanced placement (AP)/honors courses taken
  • Extracurricular activities and honors within high school and the community
  • Application narrative
  • Letters of recommendation are encouraged but are not required

Note for university-level awards: It is always advisable for entering freshmen to retake the ACT or SAT as higher scores may increase the monetary amounts for which they will be eligible. With preparation, students are usually very successful in increasing their individual scores. There is a deadline for ACT and SAT test scores to be submitted to the university for award consideration.

University/College Transfer Students

Items that receive particular attention are:

  • Transcript grade-point average: cumulative and sub-GPA within mathematics and the physical sciences
  • Extracurricular activities and honors in the university/college and the community
  • Application narrative. Letters of recommendation are encouraged but are not required. Previous ACT or SAT testing may be considered to enhance a student's competitiveness
The Application Process
  • The University of Mississippi scholarship application will allow entering freshmen/transfer students to automatically compete for ALL available awards
  • A significant percentage of scholarships is awarded to students pursuing one of the professional degree programs: chemical, civil, computer science, electrical, geological and mechanical

Apply online: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/financial_aid/scholarshippreview.html

Deadline: February 1 for early consideration. After February 1, awards will continue as received within the availability of funds.

Engineering Scholarships and Fellowships

Henry C. Brevard, Jr. and John G. Adler Engineering Scholarships and Fellowships

  • $2,000 up to $24,000 for four years (all majors)

Dean's Academic Excellence Scholarships

  • $2,000 up to $6,000 for four years (all majors)

Additional family of engineering scholarships include:

  • Neel-Schaffer Minority Scholarship
  • R. Baxter Wilson Scholarship
  • Clarence M. and Kathryne W. Conway Scholarship
  • George Bennett Walker Scholarship
  • Jeffrey Frederking Scholarship
  • George C. Lewis, Jr. Scholarship
  • Dean Lee H. Johnson Scholarship
  • Arnold W. Carothers Scholarship
  • John and Lillie Mae Walker Scholarship ($2,000 up to $10,000 for four years, all majors)

Special Note: Engineering scholarships may be added to or supplemented with university scholarships.

Students are encouraged to contact our engineering scholarship office at 800-563-5780 for more information.

Students should contact the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services at 800-653-6477 (toll-free in Mississippi) or 662-915-7226, or e-mail: admissions@olemiss.edu, and the Department of Financial Aid at 800-891-4596 for information on numerous other opportunities for financial support. This information is also available on the university website at www.olemiss.edu/finaid/