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 a qualifying ACT composite score.*

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

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

*Superscores will not be used to award Academic Excellence Scholarships 

Application Process

There are no applications for these scholarships.

The appropriate Academic Excellence 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.

The Academic Excellence Scholarship cannot be stacked with the New Century Skills Scholarship. Academic Excellence Scholarships may be stacked with one additional institutional scholarship in all other categories (athletic, performance and service, honors, housing, etc.)

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Criteria

ACT Composite 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

*Superscores will not be used to award Academic Excellence Scholarships 

**Must show proof via official high school transcript

Academic Excellence Residential Scholarship

Criteria

ACT Score 29 and above

Room Award Amount*

Board Award Amount*

$1,500 MAX per semester

$1,050 MAX per semester

MGCCC Grade Point Average

3.5

*Note:  Room rates range from $1,200 – $1,500. 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.

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