Scholarship Information

Scholarships

  • Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship
  • Horatio Alger Scholarship
    • Deadline-October 25
    • Demonstrate critical financial need ($50000 or lower family income)
    • 2.0 GPA minimum
    • Apply online: scholars.horatioalger.org
  • Miriam Scarborough Scholarship
    • Details-for female student accepted by a Mississippi college or university.
    • ACT score of 24 or higher
    • 2.5+ GPA
    • Deadline: November 15 Postmark
    • Applications available in the counseling center
  • Hagan Scholarship
    • 3.5+ GPA
    • 23+ ACT
    • Must enroll in a four-year college following high school graduation
    • Must work 240 hours in the 12 months prior to the start of each academic year of college
    • Must complete the FAFSA in 2016 using 2015 Tax Information
    • Deadline: November 15
    • Apply Online: www.hsfmo.org
  • MCIA/NRMCA Scholarship/Essay Contest
    • Write essay about concrete: ideas on the application.
    • Applications available in counseling center
    • Deadline: November 15, 2016.
  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship
  • SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes
  • Tupelo Elvis Presley Fan Club
  • Mississippi Organ Donor Scholarship
    • Letters of Recommendation and Essay Requirement
    • $500 or $1000
    • Deadline: February 24 (committee must have in their hands on this date)
    • Applications available in counseling Center
  • Regions Riding Forward Scholarship
    • $5000 Scholarship
    • Essay Requirement: Write about an African American Who Has Inspired You
    • Deadline: February 28
    • Apply online: regions.com/ridingforward
  • Mississippi Association of Supervisors: County Employee Scholarship
    • $500 to 2 students per county
    • Essay requirement; Letter proving employment or retirement from county employee; letter from school evidencing student’s GPA
    • Deadline: March 1, 2017
    • Application in counseling center or you can complete and print it online at http://www.mssupervisors.org/scholarship-program

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Institutions of Higher Learning
1-800-327-2980 www.ihl.state.ms.us

MTAG/MESG applications and other state financial aid opportunities can be found at this website.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid
1-800-433-3243 www.fafsa.ed.gov

NAHS Get2College FAFSA Days are January 25th from 1-6 and February 28th from 9-2. Call Kalee Stanton to set. 534-1805

The FAFSA form must be completed to determine financial need. To complete the FAFSA, parents will need a copy of their income tax form. The FAFSA can be completed on line.

Student Guide to Federal Aidwww.ed.gov/prog_info/SFA/StudentGuide


Admission Requirements for Public Universities in Mississippi

Curriculum Area Courses Units

ENGLISH 4

MATHEMATICS 3: Algebra I Geometry Algebra II

SCIENCE Select ( 3 ) units from the following list:

Biology Advanced Biology Chemistry Advanced Chemistry Physics Advanced Physics Physical Science 3 (2 lab based)

SOCIAL STUDIES 3:  U S History, World History, Government, Economics

COMPUTER EDUCATION Computer Applications ½

ADVANCED ELECTIVES Select 2 units from the following list:

Foreign Language,  World Geography,  4th year lab based science, 4th year mathematics 

Total Units Required 15 ½

What are the different types of educational loans?

Direct/FFEL Stafford Loan The current repayment rate is 4.06% and 3.46% during in-school and deferment periods. Subsidized Loans Interest begins after school Awarded based on need Unsubsidized Interest begins during school REPAY-starts 6 months after leaving school or dropping below half-time enrollment status

Federal PLUS Loan For parents with low interest capped at 9%, currently 4.86% REPAY-begins within 60 days after last disbursement of loan

Federal Perkins Loan Combined funds from government and school for extreme need Interest rate is 5% REPAY-begins 9 months after leaving school or dropping below half-time enrollment status

Consolidation Loan Combine Federal loans to one vender Interest rate is the weighted average of the federal loans rounded up to the nearest 1/8 of a percent. Interest rate capped at 8.25% Lower monthly payments

Private/Alternative Loan For independent students and parents of dependent students REPAY-starts 6 months after leaving school or dropping below half-time enrollment status.