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Financial Aid

FASFA - - 2020-2021 FASFA for is now available!  Some states and schools have limited funds so don't delay!

Mississippi Financial Aid - - Mississippi offers a lot of money for students to go to college!

Get2College - - Get2College is local and offers assistance in planning, preparing and paying for college!

NWCC Financial Aid - - If you are planning to attend NWCC, the link above is where you apply for scholarships or get help with your financial aid questions.

Mississippi State University Financial Aid - - Future Bulldogs, this is where you will find Financial Aid Steps, Important Updates and Updates.

University of Memphis Financial Aid - - A great way to find information regarding financial aid for those planning to attend University of Memphis.

University of Mississippi Financial Aid - - Planning to attend Ole Miss?  This is where you will find information from an Ole Miss Net Calculator to a presentation on how to get financial aid.

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A.J. Grisanti Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,500
  • This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, food-service, or hospitality related major. First preference will be given to students attending a school in Kentucky. Followed by any culinary arts students at Johnson & Wales University, or the Culinary Institute of America. Followed by Hotel and Restaurant Administration majors at Indiana University-Purdue and [...] More


    Advantage Medical Staffing Scholarship

    • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
    • Amount: $1,000
    • This scholarship was established by Advantage Medical Staffing for the benefit of students who are pursuing a baccalaureate or associates degree with a major in nursing. Past recipients will be eligible to reapply. The funds can be used for tuition, books, and fees only, and are paid directly to the college/university.
      For more information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More


      Burger King Scholars Program

      • Application Deadline: 12/15/2020
      • Amount: $1,000
      • Created in memory of Burger King Co-founder James "Jim" W. McLamore, the Burger King Scholars program has awarded $25.3 million in scholarships to more than 24,000 high school students, BK employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. Students must have a strong academic record with a minimum 2.5 GPA, be passionate about serving the community and be a high [...] More



          CMP Scholarship Program

          • Application Deadline: 3/20/2020
          • Amount: $1,000
          • The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) offers a one-year scholarship assistance to qualified juniors in order to encourage and reward their outstanding efforts. Based on merit, selected individuals are high school seniors who are currently enrolled in a team or club that is participating in rifle or pistol marksmanship competitions. The CMP seeks applications from high school seniors who [...] More


            Cystic Fibrosis Standard Scholarship

            • Application Deadline: 3/27/2020
            • Amount: $1,000
            • CFSF Scholarships are available to those who will be enrolled in an undergraduate program or vocational school in the fall of 2020. Scholarships will be awarded based on a combination of financial need, academic achievement, and leadership. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester. Approximately 60% of the students who have applied in the past have been awarded [...] More


              DEED Technical Design Projects

              • Application Deadline: 10/15/2020
              • Amount: $5,000
              • DEED offers four types of scholarships to full-time students accepted or enrolled in vocational schools or accredited colleges and universities, encompassing high school seniors through graduate students. They include educational scholarships, student research grants, student internships, and technical design projects. The applicant must be a full-time student at an accredited college or [...] More


                Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund

                • Application Deadline: 5/15/2020
                • Amount: Varies
                • The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund benefits dependent children with strong financial need, as well as spouses and domestic partners of 9/11 victims. Scholarships may be used to attend an accredited vocational-technical school, trade school, two-year college, four-year college, or university located in the United States. Recipients may receive scholarship awards for up to four years, or the [...] More



                    Mary Rowena Cooper Scholarship

                    • Application Deadline: 7/31/2020
                    • Amount: Varies
                    • The Mary Rowena Cooper Scholarship is for students seeking degrees, certificates, or diplomas at vocational/technical schools, colleges, or universities. Award amounts vary and are based on financial need. Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be a child of a living or deceased veteran who served in Vietnam who are enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours/semester during the academic year. [...] More



                          • Application Deadline: 3/26/2020
                          • Amount: $1,000
                          • The scholarship is open nationally to high school seniors who are considered legally blind and have low vision or are visually impaired, requiring the use of visual aid(s), other than the use of eyeglasses, in their daily life. The purpose of this scholarship is to help students with visual challenges reach their full potential. This will further allow the students to build confidence and [...] More


                              Rheumatoid Patient Foundation Scholarship Program

                              • Application Deadline: 6/30/2020
                              • Amount: $1,000
                              • Eligible applicants must be U.S. residents applying to a post-secondary/vocational institution or already enrolled at a college or vocational school. Applicant has a confirmed diagnosis of RA or JRA/JIA, or has a parent with such a diagnosis and will be required to submit an application form and a written paper in response to an essay prompt. Previous RPF Scholarship winners are not eligible. For [...] More


                                Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship

                                • Application Deadline: 2/15/2020
                                • Amount: $10,000
                                • Eligible applicants for the Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship must be dependents of roadway workers killed or permanently disabled in work zone construction or maintenance activities within the work zone, including mobile operations and the installation of roadside safety features. Spouses of fallen workers and parents with custody or legal guardianship of surviving children are also eligible. [...] More

                                Sertoma Hard of Hearing or Deaf Scholarship

                                • Application Deadline: 5/1/2020
                                • Amount: $1,000
                                • Sertoma's Scholarship for the hard of hearing or deaf, is the leading funder of scholarships for hard of hearing or deaf students since the program's inception in 1994. Students with a clinically-significant bilateral hearing loss, graduating from high school, or undergraduate students pursuing four-year college degrees in any discipline are eligible for the scholarship.

                                  Applicants must have [...] More

                                Sid Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund

                                • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020
                                • Amount: Varies
                                • The Sid Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for college and graduate education and post-secondary vocational training for children and grandchildren of eligible retirees and employees of businesses previously owned and operated by Sid Richardson and designated successor companies and organizations. There are no limits to the number of eligible family members who may apply [...] More

                                Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship Program

                                • Application Deadline: 5/3/2020
                                • Amount: $4,000
                                • Scholarships will be awarded to applicants with hemophilia A or hemophilia B who present the best combination of a creative and persuasive essay, excellent recommendations, and superior academic standing.

                                  Applicants must have been diagnosed with hemophilia A or hemophilia B, must be a U.S. resident attending a school in the U.S. and be a high school senior or graduate, have completed high [...] More


                                  The AIEF Undergraduate Scholarship Program

                                  • Application Deadline: 4/4/2020
                                  • Amount: $2,000
                                  • For the American Indian Undergraduate Scholarship, applications submitted by eligible Native American students each spring are reviewed by members of the Scholarship Committee, who award the competitive grants. Up to $2,000 per year is paid directly to each recipient’s college or university. Grantees must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.0 and submit grades to us each semester. [...] More

                                  The Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund

                                  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
                                  • Amount: $2,000
                                  • You are eligible to apply for the CPO Scholarship only if your sponsor achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy. Furthermore, your sponsor must be currently serving on Active duty or Reserve duty, or must have been honorably discharged, transferred to Fleet Reserve status, or Retired from the Naval Service as a Chief, Senior Chief, or Master Chief Petty Officer. [...] More
                                  • The Silver Shield Foundation
                                  • Application Deadline: Varies
                                  • Amount: Varies
                                  • The Silver Shield Foundation has been helping children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty with the cost of their education. We set aside an education fund for each surviving child to assist with tuition payments for prep school, college and university undergraduate and graduate school, vocational and technical school, and tutoring services. The tuition assistance [...] More
                                  • Application Deadline: 4/19/2020
                                  • Amount: $16,000
                                  • Two Ten Higher Education Scholarships is a need-based scholarship program, with awards based on financial need in addition to academic performance and personal character. Applicants or their parents must have a minimum of two years' employment in the footwear industry (1,000 hours over two years). Students must be enrolled or about to enroll in an accredited two or four-year college, university, [...] More

                                  UCT Scholarship Program

                                  • Application Deadline: 11/15/2020
                                  • Amount: $2,500
                                  • The UCT Scholarship Program, funded by UCT Charities, provides scholarships to students and teachers seeking college degrees or certification to work with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Applicants must meet specific guidelines and be able to demonstrate a justifiable need for financial assistance. Applicants teaching in areas of special education other than intellectual [...] More

                                  VFW Voice of Democracy Competition

                                  • Application Deadline: 10/31/2020
                                  • Amount: $30,000
                                  • The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program (VOD) in 1947 to provide students grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles. Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the Post, District, state and national level. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient's American university, college or [...] More