Use your Career and Technical Experience at MGCCC

Did you complete a two-year career or technical program in high school or place first, second, or third in a state or national student organization competition recognized by the Mississippi Department of Education*?  You may be eligible to earn a New Century Skills Scholarship at MGCCC!

New Century Skills – Expert and Master Scholar Awards

These scholarships are awarded to Mississippi residents who are “first-time to enter college” freshmen, have a high-school diploma, and have completed a two-year secondary CTE program OR place first, second, or third in a state or national student organization competition recognized by the Mississippi Department of Education* with an overall high school average of B or above.


Expert Scholar
    • Half-tuition over two years for up to four semesters

Master Scholar
    • Full-tution over two years for up to four semesters


Expert Scholar
  • High school graduates
    with overall G.P.A. of 3.0 – 3.49
Master Scholar
  • High school graduates
    with overall G.P.A. of 3.5 – 4.0

  • Completed a two-year career/technical/ vocational program OR have either placed first, second, or third in a state or national competition sponsored by a Mississippi Department of Education student organization. *
    * MDE recognized organizations
  • Resident of Mississippi **
    ** As determined by MGCCC Admissions policies


  • New Century Skills Scholarships are not stackable with an Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • New Century Skill Scholarships may be stacked with one additional institutional scholarship in all other categories (athletic, performance and service, honors, housing, etc.)
  • Students may enroll in any academic or technical program of their choice

Maintaining Eligibility

  • The scholarship is renewable for up to four consecutive semesters
  • Student must be enrolled in and complete a minimum of 15 credit hours each semester
  • Student must maintain a 2.5 cumulative G.P.A. or higher


The application priority deadline for these scholarships is April 1. If you are not a current student, you must first Apply for Admission to the college and have been accepted.

Apply for the New Century Skills Scholarship

Note: If prompted, log in with your MGCCC email address and password. Special information required to submit this application includes high school phone number, school counselor or CTE teacher name and email address.

Scholarship Appeal Process

New Century Skills scholarships are awarded to eligible students for up to four semesters. The scholarship amount is equally divided between the fall and spring semesters (with a summer semester option upon request). Students must maintain continuous enrollment of 15 or more credit hours and maintain the minimum required GPA as specified in the scholarship guidelines. Enrollment and GPA are reviewed at the end of each semester. Students are placed on probation during the first semester they fail to meet scholarship requirements. This probationary period is granted to allow the student time to regain eligibility. If the student does not regain eligibility within the probationary period, the scholarship is revoked.

All students have the right to appeal their scholarship status. Exceptions may be considered in cases of mitigating circumstances such as a death in the immediate family, personal injury, illness, etc. To appeal the loss of a scholarship, please complete the Scholarship Appeal Form and provide supporting documentation. Incomplete forms or forms submitted without supporting documentation will be denied.  If you need assistance with submission of your appeal form, please visit an Enrollment Services Center convenient to you.

Scholarship appeals are reviewed by the Dean of Student Services and must be submitted within the probationary semester or within the first month after the scholarship is revoked. For Fall semester appeals, the deadline for submission is August 31st, for Spring semester appeals, the deadline is January 31st, and for Summer semester appeals, the deadline is June 30th.

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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