b'Academic Excellence Residential Scholarship Criteria ACT Score29 and above Room Award Amount**$1,300 MAX per semester Board Award Amount**$1,050 MAX per semester MGCCC Grade Point Average3.5**Note:Room rates range from $1200$1300. Board ranges from $900 to $1,050. *Scholarships above began in the 2018-2019 academic school year. Guidelines In order to keep an Academic Excellence Scholarship, students must maintain the required grade point average or higher. Students who drop below the required cumulative GPA requirement and/or the 15 semester hour completion requirement will be placed on scholarship probation for one probationary semester to allow the student to regain the required cumulative GPA and/or the 15 semester hour completion requirement. If the student does not meet the probationary requirements, the student will no longer be eligible to receive the scholarship. Honors Scholarships: Students eligible to participate in the Honors College may receive a scholarship. Interested students must complete the Honors Application (PDF) and contact the program sponsor at the campus they plan to attend. Priority deadline is April 1. To be eligible for an Honors Scholarship, a student must be enrolled in and complete a minimum of 15 credit hours each semester. To remain eligible, students must maintain a 3.2 or higher cumulative grade point average with no grade lower than a C and must complete 15 or more semester hours. Students must take seven hours of honors credit each semester to include the honors forum.Information regarding entrance and continued eligibility for the Honors College and Honors Scholarship can be found in the Instructional Programs Section of the Catalog. Leadership Scholarships: The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Leadership Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship open to students who during their senior year in high school served as Student Body President or Senior Class President.Interested students must submit the Leadership Scholarship Application (PDF), be first time entering freshmen and legal residents of Mississippi.To remain eligible for the scholarship, student must maintain a 2.5 grade point average while enrolled in 15 or more hours per semester. Scholarship is renewable for up to four consecutive semesters, including summer. Priority deadline is April 1. New Century Skills Scholarships: The Expert Scholar and Master Scholar scholarships are awarded to Mississippi residents who are "first-time to enter college" freshmen career/technical students who have a high-school diploma and have completed a two-year secondary career/technical program with an overall high school average of B or above.Expert ScholarMaster Scholar Award$3,000 over two years / $750 per semester for up$6,000 over two years / $1,500 per semester for up to four semestersto four semesters Eligibility High school graduates with overall GPA of 3.0-3.45High school graduates with overall GPA of 3.5-4.0New Century Skills Scholarships are not stackable with an Academic Excellence Scholarship. New Century Skills Scholarships may be stacked with one additional institutional scholarship in all other categories (athletic, performance and service, honors, housing, etc.). Students may enroll in any academic or technical program of their choice. A student must be enrolled in and complete a minimum of 15 credit hours each semester.To continue to receive a New Century Skills Scholarship, student must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.These scholarships are 37'