MDCC Scholarships

TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE ANY SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS, YOU MUST COMPLETE THE FAFSA AND HAVE THE RESULTS SENT TO MDCC. You can do this by applying on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov and entering MDCC's school code (002416).

Limited funds are available for institutional scholarships and MDCC strives to provide eligible scholars with funds to cover as much of the actual costs as possible. Students applying for multiple institutionally funded scholarships should be aware that certain institutional scholarships cannot be combined. In some cases, when combined with other aid (federal and state and other institutional), the actual amount of one or more scholarships may be reduced or rescinded. The individual scholarship descriptions will provide specific information regarding "stacking" institutional scholarships. Scholarship eligibility is established based on the published deadline. The student who achieves the academic criteria for an institutional scholarship after the beginning of an academic year may apply for institutional scholarships for the next academic year. The student who will be attending MDCC for the first time in the spring semester may apply for institutional scholarships for the following academic year.

PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Must have an ACT score of 25 (minimum) and be a first-time entering freshman or transfer. Limited scholarships are available for full-time students who meet these academic requirements, who have not completed the requirements for an associate degree or a bachelor's degree. STUDENTS MUST BE MISSISSIPPI RESIDENTS. The Presidential Scholarship for the on-campus student may be up to full tuition and room/board (a book allowance is not included). The Presidential Scholarship award for the off-campus student may be up to full tuition and a $1200 annual book allowance. This scholarship is renewable up to four consecutive fall/spring semesters. Off campus fees and VCC fees are not covered by this scholarship. To remain eligible, the student must be enrolled in and complete no less than 15 credit hours per semester with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Failure to do so will result in the loss of the scholarship. There is no appeal process for this scholarship. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is not used to determine eligibility for this scholarship; however, Presidential scholars may also be eligible for other types of financial aid. In some cases, when combined with other aid (federal and state and other institutional), the actual amount of the Presidential or other scholarship(s) may be reduced or rescinded. Applicants are required to apply for federal and state financial aid. Maximum Award - up to the published cost of tuition, room and board. Minimum Award - $400.00/year. Maximums and minimums are subject to change based on availability of funds and other financial aid eligibility. Scholarships are subject to the availability of funds.

DEAN'S SCHOLARSHIP
Must have an ACT score of 18-24 and be a first-time entering freshman or transfer. Limited scholarships are available for full-time students who meet these academic requirements, who have not completed the requirements for an associate degree or a bachelor's degree. STUDENTS MUST BE MISSISSIPPI RESIDENTS. This scholarship provides full tuition and is renewable up to four consecutive fall/spring semesters. Off campus fees and VCC fees are not covered by this scholarship. To remain eligible, the student must complete 15 credit hours per semester with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Failure to do so will result in the loss of the scholarship. There is no appeal process for this scholarship. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is not used to determine eligibility for this scholarship; however, Dean's scholars may also be eligible for other types of financial aid. In some cases, when combined with other aid (federal and state and other institutional), the actual amount of the Dean's or other scholarship(s) may be reduced. Applicants are required to apply for federal and state financial aid. Maximum Award - up to the published cost of tuition. Minimum Award - $200.00/year. Maximums and minimums are subject to change based on availability of funds and other financial aid eligibility. Scholarships are subject to the availability of funds.

ACTIVITY SCHOLARSHIP
Based on talent and need. Scholarship amounts vary depending on the activity. These scholarships are renewable up to four consecutive fall/spring semesters. Unless otherwise stated, the student must maintain a 2.0 or higher grade point average and complete full-time enrollment (minimum 15 earned credit hours) each semester to continue receiving an activity scholarship. Applicants are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.ed.gov. In some cases, when combined with other aid (federal and state and other institutional), the actual amount of the Activity or other scholarship(s) may be reduced or rescinded. Out of state students may not receive a scholarship greater than that which could be awarded to a Mississippi resident. Maximum Award - up to the published cost of tuition, room and board. Minimum Award - $400.00/year. OUT OF STATE TUITION WILL NOT BE COVERED BY ANY ACTIVITY SCHOLARSHIP. Maximums and minimums are subject to change based on availability of funds and other financial aid eligibility. A limited number of Activity Scholarships are available for each sponsored activity (Band, Dance, Cheer, Ambassadors, etc.) Deadline - based on tryout date.

Students interested in applying for an Activity Scholarship should contact the sponsor or department for an application. More information about clubs, organizations and activities is available in Section II - Student Life.

MDCC DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION. INC. SCHOLARSHIPS
Final Application deadline: April 1. All applicants for foundation scholarships must apply for federal financial aid by completing The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

ATHLETIC GRANT-IN-AID
Based on ability and need. Athletic grant-in-aid is available for baseball, basketball (men & women), football, and women's softball. This grant-in-aid is renewable up to four consecutive fall/spring semesters. To remain eligible, the student must maintain a 2.0 or higher grade point average and complete full-time enrollment (minimum 12 earned credit hours) each semester. Applicants are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Maximum and minimum awards are subject to guidelines established by the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College (MACJC) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Deadline - based on tryout date. Contact the MDCC Athletic Department for tryout information.

COLLEGE WORK -STUDY
Fully funded by the institution, the college work-study program provides part-time, on-campus employment to eligible students. Eligible students are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The SAR from the FAFSA is used by the financial aid administrator to determine eligibility for this institutional work-study program. An eligible student may earn from $750-$1800 per year by working up to ten hours per week on campus. The eligible student should maintain a 2.0 or higher grade point average and complete full-time enrollment (minimum 12 earned credit hours) each semester.

Mississippi Delta Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: The Associate VP for Institutional Effectiveness, Stauffer-Wood Administration Building, P.O. Box 668, Moorhead, MS 38761, 662-246-6558.