b"The amount of funds received from an Institutional scholarship is limited to tuition and/or book rental for commuter students and tuition, book rental, and/or room/board for residential students. Fees including, but not limited to, registration fees, technology fees, on-line class fees, Career-Technical program fees, excessive credit hour fees (any credit hours above 18 semester hours), etc., will not be included in the amount of Institutional scholarship funds awarded. Any fees applied to the account of a student who qualifies for a cash refund of Institutional Scholarships will be deducted from the student's cash refund prior to receiving the cash refund. Merit Scholarships Academic Excellence Scholarships:The college provides academic scholarship opportunities for full-time, first time to enter college students with qualifying ACT scores.To be eligible to receive an Academic Scholarship, students must be legal residents of Mississippi, meet all admission requirements and register for classes. There is no application for this scholarship. The appropriate Academic Scholarship will automatically be awarded to the students account after meeting all criteria listed below and registering for 15 credit hours. Hours taken as a dual enrolled/dual credit high school student do not affect scholarship eligibility. The scholarship is renewable for up to four consecutive semesters, including summer. Criteria ACT Score29 and Above Valedictorian* or25-2821-2420 Salutatorian* Award Amount$1,750** per semester$1,200 per$750 per$250 per semetersemestersemester MGCCC Grade Point188.8.131.52 Average *Must show proof via official high school transcript **Includes book voucher Academic Excellence Residential ScholarshipCriteria ACT Score29 and above Room Award Amount**$1,300 MAX per semester Board Award Amount**$1,050 MAX per semster 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. 43"