Pageant and Scholarship Contests Providing Tuition Assistance

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College offers full-tuition scholarships for up to four semesters to full-time, first-time college freshmen who are preliminary winners of the following contests:

Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi

This contest makes more than $1 billion in scholarships available every year. The Mississippi program competes in July and is open to young women entering their senior year of high school.

Miss Mississippi Pageant

Miss Mississippi is a scholarship pageant and a preliminary of Miss America. The contest began in 1934 and has been held in Vicksburg for fifty years. You must be between the ages of 17-24 and be a regional titleholder in order to compete in Miss Mississippi.

Mississippi Miss Hospitality Competition

Mississippi Miss Hospitality is a Hattiesburg-based competition open to women ages 18-24 and provides over $100,000 in annual scholarships. Some areas require that you win a local competition before competing in the state-wide contest.

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