Mississippi University for Women welcomes students affected by the coming closure of Birmingham-Southern College by providing scholarship offers to qualifying students.

“I am saddened by the closure of Birmingham-Southern College, a liberal arts college with 168 years of history. It’s a sad day for their students, faculty, staff, alumni and the city of Birmingham,” said President Nora Miller.

The W is dedicated to helping Birmingham-Southern students throughout this period of change. All applications submitted by BSC will automatically be reviewed for scholarship opportunities.

Students with 24 to 47 hours at the point of admission will have six semesters of award eligibility, and students with 48 hours or more at the point of admission will have four semesters of award eligibility.

The following scholarships are available to BSC students transferring to The W based on the transfer’s GPA:

  • Presidential Scholarship (3.8–4.0 transferable GPA): $5,500.00 per year
  • Whitfield Scholarship (3.6–3.79 transferable GPA): $4,500.00 per year
  • Franklin Scholarship (3.3-3.59 transferable GPA): $3,000.00 per year
  • Kincannon Scholarship (2.75–3.29 transferable GPA): $2,000.00 per year

Affordability and access to higher education at The W continue to be a focus. Full-time undergraduate student (12–19 credit hours) tuition is currently $4,046 per semester. The university does not have a spring deadline for admissions or scholarships. Applications are free.

“The Office of Admissions at The W is ready to assist and meet the needs of all Birmingham-Southern College students. We understand that this is a difficult time, and we are committed to making the transition as easy as possible so that the students can continue to pursue their dreams in higher education,” said Dr. David Brooking, executive director of enrollment management.

Birmingham-Southern College announced on March 26 that the university is set to close at the end of May.

For more information regarding admissions, scholarships or programs at The W, please contact the Office of Admissions at (662) 329-7106 or email admissions@muw.edu.

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.