MGCCC Academic Merit Scholarships

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College provides academic and residential scholarships for full-time students who are entering college for the first time and have qualifying ACT scores.

To be eligible to receive an Academic Scholarship, students must:

  • Be legal residents of Mississippi
  • Meet all admission requirements
  • Register for at least 15 credit hours per semester

Application Process

There are no applications for these scholarships.

The appropriate Academic Scholarship will be automatically awarded to the student’s 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.

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Criteria

ACT Score 29 and Above
Valedictorian or Salutatorian
25-28* 21-24 20
Award Amount 100% of tuition
Book service
Room and board
(Perkinston campus only)
75% of tuition
*Room and board included for a score of 28
50% of tuition $250
MGCCC Grade Point Average 3.5 3.0 2.5 2.5

*Scholarships above begin in the 2017-2018 academic school year.

Effective Fall 2018

ACT Score 29 and Above
Valedictorian* or Salutatorian*
25-28 21-24 20
Award Amount $1,750** per semester $1,200 per semester $750 per semester $250 per semester
MGCCC Grade Point Average 3.5 3.2 3.0 2.5

*Must show proof via official high school transcript
**Includes book voucher

Academic Excellence Residential Scholarship

Criteria

ACT Score 29 and above
Room Award Amount**
Board Award Amount**
$1,300 MAX per semester
$1,050 MAX per semester
MGCCC Grade Point Average 3.5

**Note:  Room rates range from $1200 – $1300. Board ranges from $900 to $1,050.

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.