Paying for college is expensive, but Millsaps has a variety of scholarships and grants available to help you afford your most important investment!

Merit Scholarships

At Millsaps, all admitted undergraduate students are considered for merit scholarships, and our merit scholarship calculator simplifies the process! Just enter your cumulative GPA and highest super-scored ACT (or SAT) score to estimate your merit scholarship award. Awards range from $18,000-$33,000. 

Want to apply test optional? No problem. The calculator will provide your scholarship award without an ACT or SAT score.

Your final award will be determined based on your application package. You may submit higher standardized test scores and request a re-review of their scholarship decision; the last testing dates considered for Millsaps’ scholarship review are the February ACT and/or March SAT.

Merit Scholarship Calculator

Our Premier Scholarship offers our most competitive package for our most promising students. The scholarships cover the full cost of tuition and fees at Millsaps.

In addition to the financial award, each of the 16 Premier Scholarships provide you with a community of distinguished, highly motivated peers. Over four years, you will share experiences that enrich your education and prepare you for focused achievements in scholarship or service.

We value Millsaps legacy students who carry on a family tradition of having the Millsaps experience. If your brother, sister, parent or grandparent attended Millsaps for two more years, you qualify for a $1,000 scholarship! To be considered, indicate on your application for admission which of your relatives is an alumnus of the college. Legacy information must be submitted prior to your admission decision to be considered.

United Methodist Scholarships

Millsaps was built on the spirit of the Methodist faith, and we strive to embody the spirit of John Wesley through our affiliation with the Methodist church. Below is a list of financial aid specifically for Methodist students: 

Methodist students may apply for outside scholarships and loans by submitting applications to the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and United Methodist Higher Education Foundation. Students must re-apply by organizational deadlines each year.

  • Children of United Methodist Pastors

Millsaps College will award $2,000 per year, renewable up to four years, to incoming first-year or transfer students whose parent provides confirmation of appointment as a United Methodist Church pastor. The confirmation of appointment is required at the point of application for admission. 

Contact your Millsaps admission counselor with questions.

  • United Methodist Higher Education Foundation

The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) awards more than $2 million in scholarships every year to United Methodist (UM) students attending UM-related schools, including Millsaps College. Learn about the many UMHEF scholarship opportunities, including the popular UM Dollars for Scholars program, by visiting the UMHEF website

Applications are typically open January 1–March 1.

  • General Board of Higher Education and Ministry

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) administers numerous scholarships and low interest loans for United Methodist students. Every year, an average of $5.5 million is awarded to help students pursue their dreams through higher education. For more information, visit the GBHEM’s loans and scholarships page

Scholarship applications open December 15–March 24.

  • The Mississippi United Methodist Foundation

The Mississippi United Methodist Foundation provides scholarship awards to Mississippi United Methodist students. You can apply on the foundation’s website.

Scholarship applications are available from January 2 through April 1.

Scouting Scholarships

If you are either an Eagle Scout or a Girl Scout who has earned Gold Award status and are admitted to Millsaps, you will receive a minimum total scholarship package of $15,000 per year, renewable all four years, in recognition of your leadership, academic and extracurricular achievements. Academic merit scholarships may replace Scouting scholarships. If you are eligible for multiple awards, you will receive the award with the highest monetary value.

E. H. Sumners Grant

The E. H. Sumners Endowed Scholarship Fund partners with Millsaps College to award scholarships to selected high school seniors, a limited number of transfer students, and returning undergraduate students who are residents of Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Montgomery or Webster Counties in Mississippi.

Millsaps specific criteria for award/receipt: 

  • If you are eligible for multiple awards, you will receive the award with the highest monetary value.
  • E. H. Sumners Endowed Scholarship may not be received for more than 8 semesters, and recipients must remain continuously enrolled at Millsaps (excluding summer terms).
  • The award amount is based on campus residency. Awards will be reduced by 35% should a should choose to live off campus.

The priority deadline for incoming students is February 1, and for returning undergraduate students, the priority deadline is March 1. 

For more information and to apply, please visit the E.H. Sumners Grant website.

Millsaps Scholarships for Incoming Transfer Students 

Transferring to Millsaps pays off! All admitted transfer students receive a $6,000 housing grant toward on-campus residence halls. In addition, transfer students may receive merit scholarships ranging from $18,000 to $22,000, plus additional awards for students involved with Phi Theta Kappa.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

We offer the following scholarships for students involved with Phi Theta Kappa, in addition to a $6,000 on-campus residence hall grant:

  • Phi Theta Kappa Member: $5,000, annually
  • Phi Theta Kappa Officer: $6,000, annually
  • Phi Theta Kappa President: $7,000, annually

Note: If an admitted transfer student is eligible to be considered for multiple awards from the following list, the student will receive only the award with the highest monetary value: Second Century Scholarship, E.H. Sumners Grant, Tuition Exchange benefit, Staff/Faculty tuition benefit. 

Renewal of all scholarships is contingent upon meeting specific eligibility criteria provided with the award.

International Student Merit Scholarships

We automatically consider admitted international students for merit-based scholarships. We provide an international simplified scholarship selection system to help you estimate your scholarship. We convert your high school and/or college work to a U.S. GPA on a 4.0 scale. Final awards are determined by additional criteria such as rigor of academic program and high school and/or college curriculum, leadership, extracurricular involvement, letters of recommendation, alumni/legacy relationships, institutional fit and demonstrated interest. We do not require separate applications for merit-based scholarships. In addition, international students may be eligible for artistic, musical or theatre talent-based scholarships. 

Need based aid is not available for international students through Millsaps College.

International Student Simplified Scholarship Selection System


Scholarship Tier

Amount Eligibility
Tier 1 $30,000 and up Equivalent 3.9 GPA and above
Tier 2 $23,000 – 28,000 Equivalent 3.5-3.89 GPA
Tier 3 $16,000 – 23,000 Equivalent 3.0-3.49 GPA

Note: All renewable scholarships are contingent on meeting specific eligibility criteria provided with the award. Merit scholarships do not increase annually. The average increase in cost of attendance is estimated between 4 and 5% annually.

To better understand the estimated cost of study as an international student at Millsaps, please review the International Student Verification of Financial Support.