Mississippi University for Women has announced a new scholarship for Gold Award and Eagle Scout recipients.

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“We are excited about offering this scholarship opportunity for these two prestigious groups of students. The Eagle Scout and Gold Award recognition is not easily achieved, and students earning these honors are leaders making change across the globe. We welcome them and can’t wait for them to have The W experience,” said Iika McCarter, director of Admissions at The W.

Beginning in the fall of 2023, students who have earned the rank of Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts of America) or the Gold Award (Girl Scouts of America) will be eligible to receive $1,000 per year and may be renewed for up to four years if the student maintains a GPA of 2.5 or higher. The rank of Eagle Scout and the Gold Award are the highest achievement of their respected organization. The scholarship may be stacked with other awards. To receive the scholarship, students must provide any certified document or memo card displaying rank.

To qualify for a scholarship award at The W, students must apply to the university. First-time freshmen should submit an ACT/SAT score and their college preparatory curriculum (CPC) grade point average. All students must also be eligible to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  

All merit awards begin with at least an 18 ACT or 940 SAT and a 3.0 CPC GPA or a 20 ACT or 1030 SAT and a 2.75 CPC GPA. Priority deadlines for awards are May 1. Students admitted after May 1 will be considered for awards if funds are still available.

All interested students are invited to schedule a campus visit. While on campus, students will have the opportunity to meet with admissions staff, speak with a college navigator and tour campus.

For more information about applying to The W or to schedule a campus tour, please visit www.muw.edu/admissions.

About The W

Located in historic Columbus, Mississippi, The W was founded in 1884 as the first state-supported college for women in the United States. Today, the university is home to 2,227 students in more than 70 majors and concentrations and has educated men for 40 years. The university is nationally recognized for low student debt, diversity and social mobility which empowers students to BE BOLD.

Be Bold. Tower with Blue.