Scholarship Opportunities for New Freshman



The application deadline for these scholarships is
January 15

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The Bert and Dot Allen Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance to deserving students in the School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi. The recipients will be entering freshmen who are full-time students in the School of Business Administration, who are Mississippi residents with at least $5000 in remaining financial aid and have at least a 3.25 high school grade point average. Applicants will submit an application essay expressing their passion for the University of Mississippi. Recipients may receive the scholarship for eight semesters provided they maintain at least a 3.25 grade point average.



The C Spire Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist deserving men and women who are pursuing a degree in the School of Business at the University of Mississippi. Recipient shall be a U.S. citizen, resident of the State of Mississippi, full time freshman admitted to the University of Mississippi, majoring in the School of Business, with a grade point average of 3.0 or better (in high school upon award and in college for purposes of continuing the scholarship), must have attained a 28 on the ACT/SAT, and be a good campus citizen involved in community service and/or extra-curricular activities, with leadership potential and a demonstrated desire to make the most of the opportunity to attend college. Applicants must provide a written essay on why they want to major in business. The scholarship may be renewed from year to year subject to the student continuing to qualify.



The Crunk Family Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist deserving men and women enrolled in the School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi. Recipients will be full-time freshmen enrolled in the School of Business Administration. First preference will be given to students from the Middle Tennessee area, with demonstrated financial need. Contingent upon maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, the award may be received for a maximum of eight semesters.



The Christine and Clarence Day Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance to deserving men and women enrolled in the School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi. Recipient will be a graduate of a high school within the state of Mississippi, with a commitment to earn a degree from the School of Business Administration. Recipient shall have an outstanding academic record, as evidenced by classroom performance and ACT/SAT scores. Recipient shall demonstrate a strong leadership in community organizations and student government or other student associations, reflection personal motivation, entrepreneurial activities, creative thinking, commitment and the ability to lead others, as well as a reputation high moral values and personal integrity. To retain the scholarship, the recipient must maintain a 3.5 grade point average in a major with the School of Business Administration.



The Sudie Turner Clark Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist deserving students in the School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi. Recipients will be full-time incoming freshmen in the School of Business Administration from Pontotoc High School who have financial need. Recipients may retain the scholarship for up to eight semesters provided they continue to meet the stated qualifications.



The James C. Evans, III Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist deserving students at the University of Mississippi. Recipients will be full-time students in the School of Business Administration with a minimum grade point average of 3.25 and a minimum ACT score of 25. First preference will be given to incoming freshmen who are residents of one of the following counties in Mississippi: Bolivar, Carroll, Coahoma, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Quitman, Sharkey, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tunica, Washington, and Yazoo.



The Gatlin Family Ole Miss First Scholarship

The purpose of the scholarship is to assist deserving men and women who are pursuing an education at the University of Mississippi. The recipient shall be a full-time student enrolled in the School of Business Administration. First preference will be given to full-time students from the North Mississippi or Memphis areas. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in order to continue receiving this scholarship.



The Mac and Sunny Haik Business Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist deserving students in the School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi. Recipients will be full-time students in the School of business Administration with a 3.0 grade point average. First preference will be given to students from Meridian, Mississippi. Recipients may retain the scholarship for up to eight semesters or until an undergraduate degree is received, provided they retain the 3.0 grade point average.



The John Reed Holley Business Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist deserving men and women in obtaining an education in the School of Business at the University of Mississippi. Recipients shall be deserving students in the School of Business Administration who have demonstrated financial need and a potential for academic achievement. The recipient will submit a written application. The scholarship shall be no longer than eight semesters, terminating when the student becomes ineligible or has completed requirements for the Baccalaureate degree.



The Gerald Lynn Jones, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist deserving young men and women who are pursuing an education at the University of Mississippi. Recipients will be full-time freshmen or community college transfers in the School of Business Administration who are United States citizens. First preference will be given to Mississippi residents. Second preference given to children of University of Mississippi alumni who live out of state. The recipients will have financial need as determined by the Department of Financial Aid. Recipients may receive the scholarship for up to 8 semesters if received as an incoming freshman, or for up to four semesters if received as a community college transfer, provided they maintain a 3.0 grade point average.



The Denny and Faye King Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance to deserving students in the School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi. Recipients will be full-time students in the School of Business Administration from Mississippi with financial need. Recipients will be entering freshmen or community college transfer students. First preference will go to students from Madison, Hinds, and Rankin counties, with at least a 3.25 grade point average, either in high school for freshmen or in community college for transfer students. Preference will be given to students with community involvement, leadership, and an interest in entrepreneurship.



The Sam Fielding Lamensdorf, Jr. Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance to deserving students in the School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi. Recipients will be full-time enrolled incoming freshmen pursuing a major in the School of Business Administration with demonstrated academic excellence. Recipients may continue to receive the scholarship for up to eight semesters as long as they continue to demonstrate the academic excellence for which they were originally selected.



The Thomas Martin Murphree, Sr. Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist deserving men and women enrolled in the School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi. Recipients will be full-time freshmen enrolled in the School of Business Administration, residents of the state of Mississippi for a minimum of ten years. Contingent upon maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, the award may be received for a maximum of eight semesters.



The Hobson Waits Cooperative Leadership Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide income for scholarship assistance to deserving students in the School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi. Recipient will be full-time entering freshman who is a Mississippi resident. First preference will be given to student of current employees of council members or family involved with a Mississippi cooperative. Student will provide said information on their application. Recipient will be eligible to receive this scholarship for one academic year and once only.



Ole Miss First Scholarships

Application for these scholarships are made through the Financial Aid Office. Recipients shall be incoming freshmen selected by the Ole Miss First Scholars Committee in consultation with the School of Business Scholarship Committee.



The Phillip W. and Audra A. Bowman Ole Miss First Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist deserving men and women who are pursuing an education at the University of Mississippi. Recipients will be students who are majoring in Business Administration who are graduates of Jackson Academy in Jackson, Mississippi. Recipient will be chosen by the Financial Aid Scholarship Committee in consultation with the School of Business Scholarship Committee and the Dean.



The Clyde and Yvonne Edwards Ole Miss First Scholarship




The S. Lawrence Farrington Ole Miss First Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist deserving men and women who are pursuing a major in the School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi. The recipients will be full-time students pursuing a major in the School of Business Administration and who are residents of Mississippi. The selection criteria will be scholastic ability with a minimum ACT score of 24 and leadership potential. Financial need may be a consideration. The award will be for a maximum of eight semesters.



The Mark M. Porter Ole Miss First Scholars Award

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist deserving men and women who are majoring in insurance in the School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi. Recipients will be full-time student with first preference being given to a junior majoring in insurance in the School of Business Administration. Selection will be made based on merit and/or need. Contingent upon maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, the recipient may receive the award for a maximum of four semesters, with approval of the selection committee.



The Renasant Bank Corporate Ole Miss First Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist deserving students who are majoring in Banking and Finance in the School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi. The recipients will be full-time students with first preference given to students who are residents of North Mississippi area; the Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee areas; and the Huntsville and Birmingham, Alabama areas. Recipients will have an opportunity to participate in an Internship Program as established by the Donor and the School of Business Administration. Contingent upon maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, the scholarship may be received for a maximum of eight semesters.



The Hap Hederman and Doug Hederman Ole Miss First Scholars Award




Ole Miss Women’s Council Scholarships

Council Scholarships are awarded to young men and women entering the freshman class at the University of Mississippi. The following scholarships are designated as Council Scholarships and recipients are selected by the Women’s Council with the assistance of the School of Business Scholarship Committee.



The Oxford Business Women’s Initiative Scholarship




The Geraldine Heffernan Council Scholarship




The Donna Ruth Else Roberts Council Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist deserving students who are pursuing a major within the School of Business Administration. The recipients shall be full-time students enrolled in the School of Business Administration. Selection criteria shall be demonstrated academic ability and outstanding leadership potential. The recipient will be expected to participate in a leadership development program and mentoring program as outline by the Council, in addition to academic pursuits.



The Paula Salter Council Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist deserving men and women who are pursuing an education at the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration. Recipients will be full-time students who are enrolled in the School of Business Administration. Recipient will be chosen on the basis of demonstrated academic ability and leadership potential. The recipient will attain a minor in Leadership and Public Policy (LPP) with the Lott Institute or complete six LPP courses to receive a Certificate in Leadership and Public Policy. The recipient will be expected to participate in a leadership development program and mentoring program in additional to academic pursuits. The scholarship will continue, based on annual review by the Council, until a degree is received.


The application deadline for these scholarships is
January 15

Click Here To Apply