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Scholarships received by students may cause financial aid packages to be adjusted. Students must provide the Financial Aid Office with all information relating to scholarships they may receive.This information should include the terms and conditions of the award, the amount of the scholarship(s) and the semester(s) for which the scholarship(s) will be paid. View scholarship information at:

College Scholarship Database:


Financial Aid Office (FAO)

Private Scholarships information at: /financialaid/private-scholarships/ and view on Bulletin Boards located in the Financial Aid Office (FAO) on the 1st Floor of B. F. Roberts Hall.

Merit-Based Scholarships

Apply for scholarships at: /admissions/development-scholarships/.

ContactPerson: Ms. Ayanna Smith at: ayanna.o.smith@jsums.edu or (601)979-0930

Transfer/Community College Scholarships

Apply for scholarships at: /admissions/development-scholarships/.

Contact Person: Ms. Jennifer Scott-Gilmoreat: jennifer.e.scott-gilmore@jsums.edu or(601) 979-3339

Athletic Department

Inquiries concerningAthletic Scholarships should be directed to the appropriate .

Music Department

Inquiries concerningMusic and/or Band scholarships should be directed to theMusic Director.

Major Department

Students’Academic departmentmay have scholarship informationrelated to field of study.

Development Office

Scholarships are awarded to students based on academic merit or financial need; or other specified criteria.

Apply for scholarships at:/admissions/development-scholarships/.


Parents’ employers may have scholarships available for dependents of employees.

Employee (JSU) – Remission of Fees for JSU employees and their dependents – view requirements at: www.jsums.edu/hr/employee-benefits/.

Churches, Civic andPublic Service Organizations, School Counselors, Bookstoresand Libraries

Churches andvarious civic organizations (e.g. MASONS, ROTARY, LIONS CLUB, Sororities, Fraternities, etc) may offerscholarships (Note: these groups may require family affiliation with the organization.);high school guidance counselors are an excellent source of information regarding scholarships; college financing resources may be found in the Libraries’ referencesections. Also, Bookstores often have large sections of materials dedicated to financing a college education which maycontain valuable scholarship information.

Scholarship Scams

Many private scholarship search services provide sources of financial assistance for a fee. We do not evaluate those services. If you decide to use a search service, check its reputation by contacting the Better Business Bureau or your state attorney general’s office. You can search for scholarships for FREE at . Click for information regarding scholarship scams and identity theft.

Mississippi State Aid – Scholarship Information

Other scholarship information may be found at the Mississippi’s State Aid website/Rise Up Mississippi ; click Financial Aid, then click, Find A Scholarship.

Sallie Mae Graduate Student Scholarship

Search for more than 850,000 scholarships for graduate studentsat:

United Negro College Fund Scholarships (UNCF), applyat:

Gilman International Scholarships; view scholarship informationat:

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


4 Black Youth

Scholarships for Minorities

Degree Directory

Tommy Smith Scholarship

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc./WDF Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Division of Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office
PO Box 17065
Jackson, MS 39217

Phone: (866)THEEJSU/ (866-843-3578)
Fax: (601) 979-2237