The School of Education at The W is pleased to offer the following scholarships to help our students cover the cost of tuition and other education-related expenses. We appreciate the generosity of our donors who make these scholarships possible for our students.
Students must be admitted to The W in order to complete the scholarship application. Students will only need to complete one scholarship application, which will be applied to all scholarships for which they meet the requirements.
Christine C. Gaines Scholarship: Awarded to an Elementary Education major.
Clara Dempsey Bouchillon Scholarship: Awarded to a student who has demonstrated financial need and has a minimum of 2.75 high school and MUW GPA.
Class of 1948 Award: Awarded to a declared Education major with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Dr. Alma Turner Scholarship: Awarded to an Education major.
Edith Jones Adams Special Education Scholarship: Awarded to an Education major who is a native and resident of Mississippi, has a minimum 3.0 GPA, and has demonstrated financial need.
Frances Lupo Brown Scholarship: Awarded to an Education major who has demonstrated financial need
Helen Bolynn Turner Jones Scholarship: Awarded to an Education major who is a Mississippi, Alabama, or Tennessee resident, is a full-time student of good character, and has a minimum 3.0 GPA
Helen Price Newman Scholarship: Awarded to a junior or senior Education major who resides in Mississippi and has a minimum 3.0 GPA.
J. Bryant Smith Scholarship: Awarded to an Education major.
Mabel Lyon Woodward Scholarship: Awarded to a junior or senior Education major, with preference to Early Childhood Education, who has demonstrated financial need.
Marjorie Hollingsworth Tims Scholarship: Awarded to an Education major who is a native of Mississippi and has a desire to teach in Mississippi.
Marth Jo Mims Scholarship: Awarded to a student seeking teacher's certification and has a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Ray Y. Gildea, Jr. Scholarship: Awarded to an Education major who is at least 25 years old. Applicants must submit an essay expressing why teaching profession was chosen.
Ruth Batcheldor Scholarship: Awarded to a female Elementary Education major who is a junior or senior
Sara Frances Stiles, Class of 1929, Scholarship: Awarded to an Education major
Sarah Gordon Turner Hicks Scholarship: Awarded to an Education or Art major who has demonstrated financial need
Thad Mullins Scholarship: Awarded to an Education major who graduated from a Columbus, MS high school, had a minimum 3.5 high school GPA, and has a minimum 2.5 GPA at MUW.
The Bebe Roberts Freeman Scholarship is awarded annually on a competitive basis to incoming community college transfer students to the School of Education’s Anchor Points program. This unique scholarship opportunity awards $2,000 per year to help an Elementary Education major with academic-related expenses. The Bebe Roberts Freeman Scholarship may be stacked with other scholarship awards from The W or outside sources. In other words, winning another scholarship will not make you ineligible for the Bebe Roberts Freeman Scholarship, nor will it reduce your total award amount from the university. Your total combined scholarship package may not exceed the annual cost of attendance as defined each year by the university.
Graduate Education students must complete a new scholarship form EACH SEMESTER financial assistance is requested. Scholarship assistance is limited to courses 500 and above and for no more than the total hours required for completion of the degree sought. Scholarships cannot be awarded until a student has completed all requirements for full admission to Graduate Studies. Students on academic probation are not eligible.
If you are a licensed public school teacher in Mississippi and in need of financial assistance, please contact the financial aid office of the Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) for information on the Graduate Teacher Reimbursement Scholarships (GTS).
1-800-327-2980 or 601-423-6997 or www.ihl.state.ms.us
A variety of assistance programs are available for graduate students in Education. Keep in mind that you may qualify for assistance from both state and federal programs.
Critical Needs Dyslexia Therapy Teacher Forgivable Loan (CNDT) are available to students seeking a first master’s degree in Dyslexia Therapy in an approved program of study that is based on the Orton-Gillingham teaching approach. Students must be seeking a class “AA” Mississippi Educator License with a 203 (Dyslexia Therapy) designation. Loans will be made to cover the full cost of tuition, materials and required fees. The loan will forgiven for recipients who serve as dyslexia therapists in a public school/district in Mississippi for one year for every year of funding received. Loan recipients who choose not to fulfill the service obligation will be required to repay the loan in full with interest.
In 1993 the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning established the Graduate Teacher and the Counseling and School Administration Forgivable Loan Program (GTS/CSA). The program was designed as an incentive to encourage current licensed classroom teachers in our state’s public schools to pursue an advanced degree in education. The primary objective is to place master’s level teachers in our public school classroom and counseling and administration positions.