The Mississippi Aid office for high school students searching for application guidance, the only catch is that a student will be attending a Mississippi state school. As stated on the website, Mississippi Financial Aid Relief offers millions to students looking to complete higher 4-year education.
Look to the HELP program (Higher Ed Legislative Plan) for more appropriate guidance.
Eligibility & Requirements
- Be a graduating Mississippi high school student in the current year.
- Have a minimum cumulative 2.5 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale after a minimum of seven semesters.
- Score a minimum of 20 on the ACT (940 on the SAT) during a national test. Residual test scores are not acceptable.
- Be a legal resident of the State of Mississippi for one year prior to application.
- Enroll full-time at a Mississippi public community college or university in a program of study leading to a first associate’s or first bachelor’s degree.
- Demonstrate leadership abilities through participation in extracurricular activities.
- Demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Write and sign a brief essay (200 words maximum) on the following topic: How do my plans for the future and my college major support the Automotive industry in Mississippi?
- Only first-time entering freshmen are eligible for the Nissan scholarship.
How to Apply
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is required for all applicants and will serve as one of two required residency documents.
- Complete the online application. The online application must be completed each and every academic year for which the applicant seeks aid.
- Submit two forms of residency documentation.
For each scholar who meets the requirements for initial eligibility under Section 2 and continuing eligibility under Section 10, the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid shall disburse one-half of the annual award for each semester (one-fourth for a quarter or one-third for each trimester) to the educational institution with each scholar designated as the recipient of a specified amount. Funds will be mailed directly to the institution, to be applied first to tuition
Open applications start on October 1, 2021, and close on March 1, 2022.