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Financial Aid


Scholarships received by students may cause financial aid packages to be adjusted. ╠řStudents must provide the Financial Aid Office with all information relating to scholarships they may receive.╠řThis information should include the terms and conditions of the award, the amount of the scholarship(s) and the semester(s) for which the scholarship(s) will be paid.╠ř View scholarship information at:

College Scholarship Database:


Financial Aid Office (FAO)

Private Scholarships information at: /financialaid/private-scholarships/ and view on Bulletin Boards located in the Financial Aid Office (FAO) on the 1st Floor of B. F. Roberts Hall.

Merit-Based Scholarships╠ř

Apply for scholarships at:╠ř /admissions/development-scholarships/╠ř.

Contact╠řPerson:╠ř Ms. Ayanna Smith at:╠ř ayanna.o.smith@jsums.edu or (601)╠ř979-0930

Transfer/Community College Scholarships╠ř

Apply for scholarships at:╠ř /admissions/development-scholarships/╠ř.╠ř

Contact Person:╠ř ╠řMs. Jennifer Scott-Gilmore╠řat: jennifer.e.scott-gilmore@jsums.edu ╠řor╠ř(601) 979-3339

Athletic Department

Inquiries concerning╠řAthletic Scholarships should be directed to the appropriate .

Music Department

Inquiries concerning╠řMusic and/or Band scholarships should be directed to the╠řMusic Director.

Major Department

Students’╠řAcademic department╠řmay have scholarship information╠řrelated to field of study.

Development Office

Scholarships are awarded to students based on academic merit or financial need; or other specified criteria.

Apply for scholarships at:╠ř╠ř/admissions/development-scholarships/╠ř.


Parents’ employers may have scholarships available for dependents of employees.

Employee (JSU) – Remission of Fees for JSU employees and their dependents – view requirements at: www.jsums.edu/hr/employee-benefits/.

Churches, Civic and╠řPublic Service Organizations, School Counselors, Bookstores╠ř╠řand Libraries

Churches and╠řvarious civic organizations (e.g. MASONS, ROTARY, LIONS CLUB, Sororities, Fraternities, etc) may offer╠řscholarships ╠ř(Note: these groups may require family affiliation with the organization.);╠řhigh school guidance counselors are an excellent source of information regarding scholarships; college financing resources may be found in the Libraries’ reference╠řsections.╠ř Also, Bookstores often have large sections of materials dedicated to financing a college education which may╠řcontain valuable scholarship information.

Scholarship Scams

Many private scholarship search services provide sources of financial assistance for a fee. ╠řWe do not evaluate those services. ╠řIf you decide to use a search service, check its reputation by contacting the Better Business Bureau or your state attorney general’s office.╠ř You can search for scholarships for FREE at .╠ř Click for information regarding scholarship scams and identity theft.

Mississippi State Aid – Scholarship Information

Other scholarship information may be found at the Mississippi’s State Aid website/Rise Up Mississippi╠ř╠ř ; click Financial Aid, then click, Find A Scholarship.

Sallie Mae Graduate Student Scholarship

Search for more than 850,000 scholarships for graduate students╠řat:

United Negro College Fund Scholarships (UNCF), apply╠řat:

Gilman International Scholarships; view scholarship information╠řat:

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


4 Black Youth

Scholarships for Minorities

Degree Directory

Tommy Smith Scholarship

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc./WDF Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship


Division of Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office
PO Box 17065
Jackson, MS 39217


Phone: (866)THEEJSU/ (866-843-3578)
Fax: (601) 979-2237