The Department of History, Political Science and Geography at The W is pleased to offer the following scholarships to help our students cover the cost of tuition and other education-related expenses. Through the generous support of our donors, these scholarships support our students and the outstanding academic work they do at The W. The amount and number of scholarships available is dependent upon the income generated each year by the endowment of each scholarship. The department strongly encourages all of our majors to apply for a scholarship during their time at The W.
Scholarship Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply as soon as possible.
The Mary Lou Peyton Scholarships were endowed by a generous bequest from the Peyton estate. Mary Lou Peyton attended the I.I. & C. (now The W) and later taught part-time at The W from 1938-1945. Her mother, Annie Coleman Peyton, was one of I.I. & C’s founders and taught history there from 1891-1898. The department is proud to help continue the work of both Mary Lou and Annie Coleman Peyton by supporting new generations of history students.
Cost shouldn't be a barrier. At The W it won't be. We believe that the cost of a college education should not be a deterrent to your pursuit of earning a bachelor's degree. The W has kept tuition among the lowest in the Southeast. We offer that same low tuition to residents of every state, and a range of scholarships, and grants to help you pay for your education.
See for yourself! Our Net Price Calculators can tell you what you can expect to pay in tuition and the scholarships you are eligible to receive.
We've eliminated all Out-of-State Fees, so no matter where you are from, you can get the same great education for the same price as a Mississippi resident. Really!
Be sure to also complete the FAFSA and apply to the University to be eligible for other forms of financial aid. Incoming students are strongly encouraged to complete their application and financial aid applications prior to April 15.