The School of Education is thankful for our generous donors who so graciously support our students in their educational pursuits! Scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students. All interested students should first visit the Office of Financial Aid and complete the FAFSA. Additional scholarships are available through the School of Education. Experience amazing at The University of Mississippi!
Teacher Education Scholars Loan/Scholarship
This opportunity provides $15,000 annually for entering freshman or juniors with a 3.5 GPA (high school or college transfer GPA) and at least a 28 ACT. The loan amount will be forgiven in its entirety for recipients who teach in a Mississippi public school for five full years following degree completion and licensure.
- Enroll in a program of study leading to a Class “A” teacher license.
- Provide proof of a score of 28 or higher on the ACT during a national test taken prior to the completion of college coursework.
- Have a 3.5 cumulative high school GPA if an entering freshman or 3.5 cumulative college GPA if a continuing college student.
- Complete the online application and submit all supporting documentation.
Students should visit http://www.mississippi.edu/riseupms/financialaid-step3-grants-loans.php?article_id=485 for more information, and complete the online application to apply through IHL.
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grants (TEACH)
This federal grant program has been created for students who intend to pursue a teaching career in a high-need field. Interested students should review the information below and submit a Request for Federal TEACH Grant form.
To receive the TEACH Grant each academic year, a student must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Be enrolled in a degree program at either the undergraduate or graduate level (undergraduates must qualify for admission to Phase II of the Teacher Education Program, usually at the junior or senior years only – refer to http://education.olemiss.edu/safe/admission.html for requirements)
- Receive a GPA of at least a 3.25 for each payment periods
- From high school for first year students
- From college for other students
- OR score above the 75th percentile on an admissions test, such as SAT, ACT, or GRE
- Student must be completing coursework necessary to begin a career in teaching, or must plan to complete coursework necessary to begin a career in teaching.
Demonstration of financial need is not required. For more information visit the Office of Financial Aid.
North Mississippi Education Consortium (NMEC) Graduate Leadership Scholarship
In support of its vision, the School of Education at the University of Mississippi is making a commitment to support the graduate education needs of school leaders in North Mississippi through the NMEC Graduate Leadership. Recipients of the NMEC Graduate Leadership Scholarship will be school district administrators interested in pursuing advanced, graduate degrees in order to advance equity and excellence and contribute to the development of Mississippi communities.
- Scholarships provided may be up to 50% the cost of tuition for 1-2 courses applicable to a School of Education graduate program in Educational Leadership.
- Created to provide professional incentive and recognition for outstanding district superintendents or school principals enrolling in a graduate program in the School of Education at the University of Mississippi. Preference will be given to currently serving district superintendents in North Mississippi.
A number of academic scholarships are provided to undergraduate students who are enrolled in a full-time program of study in the School of Education. Interested scholarship applicants are encouraged to visit the website periodically for scholarship announcements. Most scholarship deadlines are March 1 and require a minimum a 2.5 GPA (some scholarships require a higher GPA). Applicants are encouraged to visit with their academic advisor and visit the SAFE Office in the Guyton Annex for more scholarship information. To see a complete list of scholarships available in the School of Education, check the link below.
There are several scholarships available to graduate students in the School of Education. Most scholarship deadlines are March 1. To see a complete list of scholarships available in the School of Education, check the link below.
How To Apply
The deadline to apply for the 2016-17 academic year has passed. Application process information for 2017-18 will be posted in January 2017. Students interested in other potential scholarships may inquire with the UM Office of Financial Aid at 1-800-891-4596 or the State of Mississippi Financial Aid Office at 1-800-327-2980.