Get the Tuition Assistance You Need by Applying for MGCCC Scholarships
There are nearly two hundred different scholarships that students can apply for at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Visit each scholarship to discover the application process, eligibility requirements, and award amount.
A maximum of two Institutional Scholarships may be applied to a student’s account each semester. In the case of multiple Institutional Scholarships, a student should choose the two scholarships which benefit them the most.*
Institutional Scholarships Pay For**
- Tuition and book rental for commuter students
- Tuition, book rental, and/or room & board for residential students
Explore our Scholarships
Academic Excellence Scholarship
MGCCC provides academic scholarships for full-time, first-time to enter college students with qualifying ACT scores. The students must be legal residents of Mississippi, meet all admission requirements, and register for classes.
Excelerate in STEM Scholarship
Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Excelerate in STEM scholarship program will award up to $4,500 per academic year for academically talented STEM students with demonstrated financial need. Excelerate in STEM scholars will build leadership skills, engage in mentoring, and foster a strong sense of STEM identity throughout the duration of the program.
These scholarships are made available through generous contributions from individuals, corporations, and organizations. Scholarships are awarded to students based on merit and/or need, depending on the eligibility criteria established by the donor. Scholarship awarding is contingent upon the availability of funds. The priority deadline for most Foundation Scholarships is April 1st!
To be eligible for an Honors Scholarship, a student must apply and enroll in the MGCCC Honors College. Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours each semester, including seven hours of honors credit courses and an honors forum.
New Century Skills Scholarships
New Century Skills Scholarships are formerly known as the Career and Technical (CTE) Scholarships. Mississippi high school students who completed a two-year secondary career/technical/vocational program with good grades or place first, second, or third in a state or national student organization competition recognized by the Mississippi Department of Education* may be eligible for full-or-half tuition scholarships when they enter MGCCC as full-time, first-time to enter college students.
Performance and Service-Based Scholarships
When MGCCC students participate in performance groups or groups that perform service to the school like marching band, cheerleading, choir, drama, and being resident assistants, they are eligible for Performance and Service-Based Scholarships.
High School Equivalency (HSE) Scholarships
MGCCC awards students with tuition-only scholarships based on High School Equivalency test scores. In order to qualify for these awards, students must have taken the HSE test within the past three years and first-time college attendance of the student.
The MGCCC Leadership Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship open to students who served as Student Body President or Senior Class President during their senior year of high school or achieved Gold Award as a Girl Scout or Eagle rank as a Boy Scout.
Athletic scholarships are awarded based on a student’s individual abilities. These scholarships require students to comply with all MACJC and NJCAA policies. The awarding of athletic scholarships will be in accordance with the MACJC Handbook as approved by the community and junior college presidents.
Scholarships for Women
MGCCC offers full-tuition scholarship to full-time, first-time to enter college freshmen who are preliminary winners of the following contests:
- Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi
- Miss Mississippi Pageant
- Mississippi Miss Hospitality Competition
Complete 2 CompeteComplete 2 Compete (C2C) is a Mississippi state program focused on helping Mississippi adults who have completed some college, finish the requirements necessary to earn their degrees. Financial assistance up to $1000 per semester is available for qualifying students.
Work on campus to help pay for college. Tuition costs are covered when you complete the program.
Additional External Scholarship Opportunities
As Mississippi Gulf Coast becomes aware of additional external scholarship opportunities available to our students, those opportunities will be posted here.
*Institutional Scholarships are applied after all applicable grant funds have been credited to the student’s account. Refunds of Institutional Scholarships will only be awarded if the student’s account balance reflects zero after all payments are applied.
**Institutional Scholarships do not cover fees, including, but not limited to: registration fees, technology fees, online class fees, CTE program fees, excessive credit hour fees (18+). 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.