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Millsaps Announces "Major Minds of Mississippi" Scholarship Program


High-achieving Mississippi students have a new opportunity to fund their college education through a program that recognizes top students in the state and encourages them to remain in Mississippi for their higher education. Millsaps College has developed the Major Minds of Mississippi Scholarship Program exclusively for Mississippi students entering college in Fall 2013.

Visit go.millsaps.edu to apply

Eligible students will be awarded a minimum of $22,000 per year in scholarship funds, an amount equivalent to more than two-thirds of the cost of 2013-14 tuition and fees. Any admitted student to Millsaps College is eligible for the scholarship program if he/she:

  • has a 3.80 unweighted grade point average on a 4.00 scale in high school (as of end of junior year);
  • achieved a composite score of 28 or higher on the ACT OR a 1260 or higher composite score (critical reading + math) on the SAT (scores can be from multiple test dates);
  • and is a resident of the state of Mississippi.

"We want to put a Millsaps education within reach of all the top students in our great state," said David J. Wottle, interim vice president of enrollment. "Our Major Minds of Mississippi Scholarship Program is our effort to do just that." Wottle noted that colleges such as Millsaps are appreciated for high graduation rates that enable graduates to enter the workforce and become wage earners in a timely manner. With a college-wide honors approach and a curriculum that focuses on outcomes, Millsaps helps students develop critical skills that make them highly sought by employers and adaptable in an ever-changing marketplace, Wottle said.

Named a top 100 national liberal arts college by U.S. News & World Report, Millsaps is also one of forty colleges profiled in the highly-respected book, Colleges That Change Lives. Based on a recent student survey, Millsaps faculty was named one of the top twenty in the nation by The Princeton Review. Millsaps was named one of the top 21 "best buys" in U.S. private education by the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Located on a beautiful, 100-acre campus in the heart of the state's capital city, Millsaps offers all the advantages of a metropolitan area, such as internships and job opportunities, while providing students a personalized, life-changing education.

Students who apply for admission and complete an application file by December 1 for Early Action or February 1 for Regular Decision will automatically be considered for the scholarship program. Questions about the Major Minds of Mississippi Scholarship Program can be directed to the Millsaps College Office of Admissions at admissions@millsaps.edu or 1-601-974-1050.