Collaborating to Create Academic Champions
The Emerging Scholars Partnership brings MGCCC Phi Theta Kappa and Honors College Advisors together with counselors, principals, parents, students and teachers from local school districts to prepare high school and college students to reach their full potential, receive scholarships and become academic champions.
This past spring, 252 MGCCC graduates were awarded $3.2 million in transfer scholarships. That equates to more than $12,700 each to complete the remaining two years of college toward a bachelor’s degree! These same students also received a variety of scholarships at MGCCC, with most students paying little or no tuition for their two years at Gulf Coast.
The Emerging Scholars programs will not only help school districts prepare students for opportunities to succeed through scholarships, but will provide a clearinghouse of scholarships available to students through MGCCC and for transfer after they graduate with an associate degree.
- Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship
- Scholars receive $1,000 each. They must be enrolled in associate degree program for fall semester and be members of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Meet Our Leaders of Promise Scholars
- Geico Pathway to Completion
- Scholars receive $1,000 each. They must be enrolled in associate degree program for fall semester and be members of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Meet Our Pathway to Completion Scholars
- Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship
- Students receive up to $40,000 per year to attend an accredited four-year undergraduate school. The JKC Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship for the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges or universities. Each Cooke Scholar has access to generous financial support for two to three years, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to connect with the thriving community of fellow scholars. Meet Our Jack Kent Cooke Scholars
- Mississippi INBRE Biomedical Research
- Interns receive $4,500 for living and travel expenses incurred during the program. The Mississippi IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) is a network of colleges and universities, designed to build a biomedical research infrastructure in Mississippi by engaging talented researchers and students in biomedical research projects that will increase the state’s research competitiveness as well as impact the health of citizens of Mississippi. Mississippi INBRE has two summer programs: Research Scholars and Service Scholars. These programs are designed to give students hands-on experience in the field of biomedical research and public health. Research Scholars given the opportunity to experience hands-on biomedical research in the most competitive laboratories in the state, while Service Scholars participate in community outreach activities which directly tie into biomedical research projects. Competitive awards are available for Mississippi students to participate in these programs. Meet Our MS-INBRE Scholars
- Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholars
- Scholars receive $30,000 per year for medical school for $120,000 total. Created in 2007, MRPSP identifies college sophomores and juniors who demonstrate the necessary commitment and academic achievement to become competent, well-trained rural primary care physicians in our state. The program offers undergraduate academic enrichment and a clinical experience in a rural setting. Upon completion of all medical school admissions requirements, the student can be admitted to the University of Mississippi School of Medicine or William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Meet Our Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholars
- New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar
- The scholarship provides $1,250 to the student receiving the highest All-USA Academic Team application score in each state. Students nominated for the Workforce Pathway should be planning to enter the workforce after completing a certificate or associate degree. Meet Our New Century Workforce Pathway Scholars
- Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education
- Scholars receive $5,000 each. They must be enrolled in an associate degree program, have completed 12-36 semester hours and be members of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Meet Our Pearson Scholars