Scholarships

At MCC, we understand that financial constraints can sometimes be a barrier to achieving one's academic goals. Whether you're a new student, a returning learner, or someone seeking specialized scholarships, we have a diverse range of financial awards designed to lighten the burden of tuition and help you focus on what truly matters... finding your wings 🦅

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

General & Non-Traditional
Scholarships
Returning MCC Student
Scholarships
Tuition Guarantee
Program
Military Dependent Scholarship
Eagle & Girl Scout Scholarship
President, Dean & Eagle Scholarships
Summer
Scholarships

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

The President's Scholarship is for Mississippi residents OUTSIDE of Lauderdale County. Students will be awarded a full-tuition scholarship for four semesters that they attend MCC. Priority deadline is June 1st.

  • Students must enroll in a minimum of 15 credit hours at MCC the fall semester following their high school graduation

  • Students must have earned at least a 25 on the ACT

  • Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA and remain enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours for each semester

 

APPLY FOR THE PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARSHIP

The Dean's Scholarship is for Mississippi residents OUTSIDE of Lauderdale County. Students will be awarded a half-tuition scholarship for four semesters that they attend MCC. Priority deadline is June 1st.

  • Students must enroll in a minimum of 15 credit hours at MCC the fall semester following their high school graduation

  • Students must have earned at least a 20 on the ACT

  • Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA and remain enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours for each semester.

 

APPLY FOR THE DEAN'S SCHOLARSHIP

The President Plus Scholarship is for books and educational needs. First-time freshmen who are Mississippi residents OUTSIDE of Lauderdale County are eligible if they meet all MCC admissions requirements and score 25 or above on the ACT.

  • Students must enroll in a minimum of 15 credit hours and maintain a 2.5 GPA to receive the scholarship for four consecutive semesters

  • Applicants should apply for this scholarship as soon as they receive their ACT score since awards are made on a first-come basis

  • No awards will be made after the first day of class

APPLY FOR THE PRESIDENT PLUS SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is for Mississippi residents OUTSIDE of Lauderdale County. The award is for $150/semester for 4 semesters and is stackable.

  • Students must enroll in 15 credit hours the fall semester following high school graduation and remain enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours

  • Students must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA each semester

 

APPLY FOR THE EAGLE SCHOLARSHIP

The Leadership Scholarship is for students who held leadership positions in high school. This award is for $200 per semester.

  • Student must be a Mississippi resident
  • Student must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and enroll in at least 15 credit hours

This scholarship is for the STAR student from a high school in Mississippi. The award is for $300 per semester for 4 semesters and is stackable. The scholarship cannot be regained if lost.

(Star students are determined by each high school as part of the Mississippi Economic Council’s recognition program.)

  • Students must enroll the fall semester following high school graduation and maintain at least 15 credit hours each semester

  • Students must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA each semester

This scholarship is for the top GED graduate (highest composite GED test score earned) from each graduating class. This award is for half-tuition for 4 semesters, and is stackable. The scholarship cannot be regained if lost.

  • Student must be a Mississippi resident and must enroll in 15 credit hours for the fall or spring semester immediately following their GED graduation

  • Student must remain enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours

  • Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA each semester

Fine Arts Scholarship awards vary. Faculty may recognize students with talent in music, drama, or art by awarding scholarships based on auditions or portfolios. Recipients must enroll in and maintain at 15 or more credit hours.

Athletic Scholarship awards vary. Recipients must meet eligibility rules of MCC. Selections are made by the coaching staff based on scouting observations and/or tryouts. Recipients must enroll in and maintain 15 or more credit hours.

The Part-Time Scholarship is for up to the cost of half-tuition for one semester and will be coordinated with other financial aid. All awards are based on availability of funds and are made on a first-come, first served basis. Student must reapply each semester for this scholarship.

  • Student must be a Mississippi resident and enrolled in less than 12 credit hours

  • If student has prior course history, they must have at least a 2.00 MCC GPA

  • Student must apply for federal financial aid

  • Student must maintain a 2.0 GPA each semester

 

APPLY FOR THE part-time SCHOLARSHIP

The Non-Traditional Scholarship is for up to the cost of full-tuition for one year and will be coordinated with all other financial aid. All awards are based on availability of funds and are made on a first come, first served basis.

  • Student must be a Mississippi resident

  • Student must be 23 years of age or older

  • If student has prior course history, they must have a least a 2.0 MCC GPA.

  • Student must enroll in a minimum of 15 credit hours and maintain 15 credit hours each semester

  • Student cannot have attended MCC within the past academic year

  • Student must apply for federal and state financial aid

  • Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA each semester. 

 

APPLY FOR THE NON-TRADITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Valedictorian Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship (out-of-district) or $600 per semester (in-district).

  • First-time freshmen who are residents of Mississippi are eligible if they meet all MCC admissions requirements and served as valedictorian of their graduating class.

  • Students must remain enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours and maintain a 2.5 GPA to receive the scholarship for four consecutive semesters.

 

APPLY FOR THE valedictorian SCHOLARSHIP

The Saultatorian Scholarship is a one-half tuition scholarship (out-of-district) or $300 per semester (in-district).

  • First-time freshmen who are residents of Mississippi are eligible if they meet all MCC admissions requirements and served as salutatorian of their graduating class.

  • Students must remain enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours and maintain a 2.5 GPA to receive the scholarship for four consecutive semesters.

 

APPLY FOR THE salutatorian SCHOLARSHIP

The Eagle Scout/Girl Scout Scholarship is a one-half tuition scholarship.

  • First-time freshmen who are residents of Mississippi are eligible if they meet all MCC admissions requirements and provide documentation verifying their Eagle Scout/Gold Award.

  • Lauderdale County graduates will receive this money in addition to their Tuition Guarantee funds.

  • Students must remain enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours and maintain a 2.0 GPA to receive the scholarship for four consecutive semesters.

  • Award will be made after the first day of class.

 

APPLY FOR THE SCOUT SCHOLARSHIP

With the Military Dependent Scholarship, MCC will pay half the cost of tuition, up to $756.00 per semester, for students who meet the below criteria. All awards are based on the availability of funds and are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a dependent of Active Duty NAS personnel
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA each semester
  • Present military ID to MCC Personnel for verification
  • Reapply each semester for this scholarship

 

Apply for the Military Dependent Scholarship

To be eligible to apply for these scholarships, a student must be currently enrolled and planning to attend MCC full time at the beginning of their 3rd semester (sophomore year).

Nursing students who have completed at least one semester of their program are also eligible to apply.

APPLY FOR FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The MCC Foundation underwrites the cost of tuition for four semesters of study at MCC for any graduate of a Meridian or Lauderdale County High School or any home school graduate who resides in Lauderdale County. Students retain the Tuition Guarantee for four consecutive semesters provided they earn a 2.00 GPA and maintain at least 15 credit hours each semester.

  • Students must enroll in the fall semester following their spring graduation

  • Students must apply for Federal and State Financial Aid

  • Other requirements may change yearly. These funds are coordinated with other aid programs.

 

APPLY FOR THE TUITION GUARANTEE PROGRAM

SCHOLARSHIP POLICIES

The following policies and regulations are used in administering scholarships for MCC:

  • All scholarship recipients must enroll in and be in attendance in 15 or more credit hours and maintain enrollment in 15 credit hours through the end of the eighth week of the standard semester. If by this point a student is not enrolled in and attending the minimum 15 credit hours, scholarship funds will not be applied to the student’s account. Any recipient who falls below 15 credit hours before the eighth week of the standard semester will be placed on scholarship probation for the following semester. This will allow the student to meet the 15 credit hours per semester requirement during the following semester. If the student does not maintain enrollment in a minimum of 15 credits during the probationary semester, the student will be ineligible to receive scholarship funds. This policy applies to all students except for students accepted and enrolled in a career and technical education program (including Health Education and Nursing).

  • All scholarship recipients must maintain the grade point average as specified in their award letter. There is no probationary period.

  • Any scholarship recipient dismissed from school for disciplinary reasons forfeits their scholarship and is not eligible for another scholarship.

  • A scholarship recipient who fails to attend school in consecutive fall/spring semesters forfeits their award.

  • Scholarships do not cover fees, such as registration, technology, safety and security, or summer school tuition and fees.

  • Any scholarship recipient who officially or unofficially withdraws forfeits their scholarship. The student will then be ineligible for a scholarship for the following semester of attendance.

  • Any scholarship recipient who withdraws from school is encouraged, but not required, to pay back any of their scholarship. The student will not receive any refund of scholarship money.

  • Scholarships are awarded for a maximum of four semesters.

  • Any student in default on any type of financial aid is not eligible to receive any scholarship.

 

 

For more information:
Financial Aid Office
finaid@meridiancc.edu
601.484.8898