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Transfer Scholarships for Spring and Fall 2020

The W cares about all of our students and their potential. That's why we've created financial awards that recognize all levels of academic achievement and provide support for your studies. We'll be happy to talk to you about what The W can do to encourage your success! To be eligible for these awards, simply apply for admission to The W, submit your transcripts from any college or university you have attended, and we will do the rest. Awards are based on completion of 24 transferable hours and your transferable grade point average. Students who have previously attended The W and are returning are not eligible for these awards. The priority deadline for awards is July 1. Students admitted after July 1 will be considered for awards if funds are still available.

Our five levels of W Transfer awards are:

Presidential Award- $2,500 per year. Must have between a 3.8 to 4.0 overall transferable GPA and 24 transferable hours

Martin Award- $2,000 per year. Must have between a 3.6 to 3.79 overall transferable GPA and 24 transferable hours

Fant Award- $1,500 per year.  Must have between a 3.3 to 3.59 overall transferable GPA and 24 transferable hours

Keirn Award- $1,000 per year.  Must have between a 3.0 to 3.29 overall transferable GPA and 24 transferable hours

Parkinson Award- $500 per year. Must have between a 2.75 to 2.99 overall transferable GPA and 24 transferable hours

 * Students with 24 to 47 hours at point of admission have 6 semesters of award eligibility and students with 48 hours or more at point of admission have 4 semesters of award eligibility.

How much could The W award me?

Use our Transfer Student Cost Calculator to see how much you could receive in scholarships and grants based on your GPA and ACT score.

 

 


Additional Scholarship Opportunities

All-USA/All-State Academic Team Scholarship

Students who are recognized as members of the All Academic Team can receive this $2,000 per year renewable scholarship. All that is needed is admission to The W and proof of team membership.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

This award in the amount of $2,000 per year, is reserved for Phi Theta Kappa members with at least a 3.0 overall transferable GPA and 24 transferable hours. Out-of-state fees are covered if applicable. Proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership is required. Students with 24 to 47 hours at point of admission have 6 semesters of award eligibility and students with 48 hours or more at point of admission have 4 semesters of award eligibility.

Students who attend an Early College High School who are also members of Phi Theta Kappa with at least a 3.0 overall transferable GPA and 24 transferable hours,are eligible to receive this award in the amount of $2,000 per year. Proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership is required. Students with 24 to 47 hours at point of admission have 6 semesters of award eligibility and students with 48 hours or more at point of admission have 4 semesters of award eligibility.

EMCC Tuition Guarantee Scholarship

Students that earn an Associate of Arts Degree from EMCC, are a Lowndes County resident, and have a 2.5 overall transferable GPA are eligible to apply for a scholarship that will cover the cost of tuition for four semesters at The W. Students must meet all requirements as listed on the EMCC Tuition Guarantee link below and submit the form to the Office of Admissions to be considered. 

  • EMCC must be the last institution attended
  • Scholarship will cover tuition costs remaining after any grant or scholarship money has been posted to your account
 

Students graduating from Golden Triangle Early College High School (GTECHS) who earn an Associate of Arts Degree from EMCC, are a Lowndes County resident, and have a 2.5 overall transferable GPA are eligible to apply for the EMCC Tuition Guarantee award that will cover the remaining cost of tuition for four semesters at The W after any university awards and grants are applied. Students must meet all requirements as listed on the EMCC Tuition Guarantee link below and submit the form to the Office of Admissions to be considered. 

 

Child or Grandchild of an Alumna/us

Residents of Mississippi whose parent(s) or grandparent(s) graduated from The W and are an active member of the MUW Alumni Association are eligible to receive this renewable scholarship in the amount of $400 per year. Students must notify the Office of Admissions and indicate parent(s) or grandparent(s) name and year of graduation to determine eligibility. Students with 24 to 47 hours at point of admission have 6 semesters of award eligiblity and students with 48 hours or more at point of admission have 4 semesters of award eligibility.

 

Is your parent/grandparent an ACTIVE member of the Alumni Association?

Alumni Scholarship are available to children and grandchildren of active members of the MUW Alumni Association. To be considered an active member, alumni must make a donation to the MUW Alumni Association.

 


MUWAA Legacy Scholarship

The Legacy Scholarship is awarded to one family member of an alumna/us who has been admitted to The W as a new, full-time student. The Legacy Scholarship is a $2,500 award. MUWAA Legacy Scholarship selection will be based on the student’s potential for academic and leadership success at The W.

The priority deadline to submit applications to the MUWAA is April 1 for the following fall semester. Applications must be postmarked by that date. Applications should include:

  • Student’s complete résumé, including academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and work and volunteer activities;
  • Statement describing why she or he has decided to attend MUW; and
  • Letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or counselor.

Legacy Scholarship Application

 


 

Out-of-State Students

The W does not charge out of state tuition! All students pay the same tuition rate regardless of their residency.

 

Departmental Scholarships

In addition to the academic and need-based scholarships that are awarded to you during the admissions process, many of the academic programs and departments at The W have separate scholarships that are exclusively for their majors. These scholarships have their own application, deadline, and selection process.

 

 

Additional Financial Aid Options

For additional information about loans, grants and state aid, contact the Financial Aid Center at 877-462-8439 ext. 7114.

 

 


The Office of Admissions is eager to assist you with the scholarship process. Contact us toll free at 877-462-8439.

All scholarships listed are for undergraduate students only.


Most MUW scholarships and awards are for a period of one academic year (fall and spring only). In order to recieve and renew scholarships, all scholarship recipients must earn at least 12 hours per semester at The W and maintain a 2.5 or higher MUW cumulative grade point average per academic year. Students with 24 to 47 hours at point of admission have 6 semesters of award eligibility and students with 48 hours or more at point of admission have 4 semesters of award eligibility. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in order to have their award renewed. Students may receive more than one type of scholarship to attend The W. However, the total W award package, including state, federal, institutional, and private funds, may not exceed total cost of attendance. Awards will be adjusted should the total amount exceed this cost.

The total amount of institutional scholarships awarded by the university may not exceed the total cost of tuition, room, board and a book stipend.