Scholarships and Financial Aid

Seniors and Parents of Seniors, be sure to check out the following scholarship or grant opportunities. Please pay careful attention to qualifications and deadlines. Click the link with each title to learn more, and please see Mrs. Rush with any questions or for more information.

~ Higher Education Legislative Plan (HELP Scholarship).

- This is a grant for FULL TUITION to a Mississippi public community college or university if you meet the requirements/qualifications. Click the link to read about it. Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors, if you will meet the income limitations, make sure you're taking the correct classes listed on the curriculum requirements.

~ Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG)

- MTAG awards up to $500 per academic year during the freshman and sophomore years of college and $1,000 during the junior and senior years. There is no income limitation/requirement.

~ Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG)

- MESG awards up to $2,500 per academic year for students who have made a 29 or higher on the ACT.

~ Nissan Scholarship

- This scholarship, sponsored by the Nissan Company, covers full tuition and provides additional funds for books and fees. The ACT requirement is a 20; the GPA requirement is 2.5. It also requires an essay and evidence of extracurricular activities. Click the link for more information.

~ Scholarships Available at East Central Community College

~ Bill and Melinda Gates Scholarship for Minority Students with a 3.3 GPA or higher (Due September 15).

~ Mississippi Association of Supervisors Scholarship (Due February 1). This is for students with a 2.5 GPA or higher who have an immediate family member (parent, stepparent, grandparent, or legal guardian) who is employed or retired from a Mississippi county.