The Richard Holmes Scholarship

students Candidates for the Richard Holmes Scholarship must: 1. Be full-time black or African-American students at Mississippi State University. 2. Be juniors or seniors. 3. Be of good moral character and have demonstrated leadership ability and financial need. Award: $500 for Fall Semester and $500 for Spring Semester. Applications available at Enrollment Services.

Council on Minority Affairs Textbook Scholarship ( Minority Students)

$400 textbook scholarships available for Spring and Fall Semesters. Criteria: 1. Be a MSU full-time Minority undergraduate (12 credit hours) 2. Must currently have a 2.5 cumulative GPA 3. Must maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Applications available at Holmes Cultural Diversity Center each semester:

American Economic Association Summer Minority Scholarship Program*

The University of Colorado at Denver together with North Carolina A&T State University host the American Economic Assoication's Summer Minority Program. The Program prepares talented minority undergraduates for the economics, mathematics and computer science disciplines for doctoral programs in Economics and related disciplines. Students selected to attend the summer program shall receive full tuition for up to 10.5 credit hours over the Summer Session, plus, course books, room and meals. In additon, selected students will receive a Stipend of $1,600 and health insurance for the session. Transportation will be provided to and from Denver to arrive in late May and leave in the first week of August.

Coca Cola's Corporate Intern Program*

The Coca Cola Company will award an eight to ten week summer intern during which students will work on projects at a Coca Cola facility in Atlanta under the guidance of a manager and mentor. Students will also be awarded a $10,000 scholarship (based on successful internship performance), a $2,500 monthly internship salary, housing accomodations in Atlanta, and round-trip transportation to and from Atlanta and local transportation to and from the intern site.

The Ron Brown Scholar Program*

The Ron Brown Scholar Program honors the memory of the late Secretary of Commerce Ronald H. Brown, who among many accomplishments was a visionary, a unifying force, an inspiring leader and public servant. The Program is specifically focused on young African-Americans of outstanding promise; it seeks to accelerate their progress into the mainstream of leadership positions in business, education, government, and a wide spectrum of professions. In addition to awarding each student $40,000 for college and providing guidance throughout their academic careers, the Program coordinates a wide variety of summer study-abroad programs and internships, and underwrites Scholars' attendance at leadership programs including the National Outdoor Leadership School.
The Ron Brown Scholar Program
1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 206
Charlottesville, VA 22901

The Sallie Mae Fund

The Sallies Mae Fund is a program that helps financial aid officers to meet the needs of full-time, undergraduate students whose financial aid packages fallshort by $1,000 or more. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,800. The Sallie Fund also offers numerousother scholarship packages such as: The First In MyFamily Scholarship, The American DreamScholarship, and The 911 Education Fund. For further details, visit the website at

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)

The Southern Regional Educational Board's Doctoral Scholars Program, which enrolled its first class in 1993, works to increase the number of minority faculty in the 16-state SREB region by encouraging ethnic minorities to pursue doctoral degrees and become college-level teachers.
April 01

The Tylenol Scholarship Program.

The makers of the Tylenol Family of Products will award ten $10,000 scholarships and 150 $1,000 scholarships for higher education to students who demonstrate leadership in community activities and school activities and who intend to major in areas that will lead to health related fields. You may apply to the Tylenol Scholarship if you will be attending an undergraduate or graduate course of study in the Fall of 2003 at an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. This includes those students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate course of study and have one or more years of school remaining.
April 30

UNCF/Pfizer Corporate Scholars Program

The United Negro College Fund operates a program that is an innovative and progressive strategy aimed at expanding the minority workforce of corporations throughout the United States, named the Corporate Scholarships Program. Scholarships include internships and mentorship for rising college juniors and seniors as wellas graduate students in disciplines specifically requested by and tailored to the needs of participating corporate partners. UNCF is seeking your assistance in helping to provide this opportunity to minority students-African Americans, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans. for further details email UNCF at or 1-866-671-7237.
January 01

UNCF/UPS Corporate Scholars Program

The UNCD/UPS Corporate Scholars Program gives students a double opportunity of finanical support and real-world work experience. The program focuses on rising college juniors who are majoring in computer science, engineering, information technology, or marketing. The need-based scholarships range from $5,000 to $10,000 and can be renewed from students who continue to meet the Program requirements. Students will also participate in paid, eight- to 10-week summer internships at UPS facilities.
January 30

Will R.Cooper Memorial Scholarship

Full time juniors, seniors, and graduate students of Mississippi State University are eligible for the Will R. Cooper Memorial Scholarship. The qualifications include a minimum of 3.0 GPA and strong leadership skills. Each applicant is required to complete a scholarship application form in the office of Financial Aid and Scholarship (if they have not already done so) and to write an essay on his or her unique qualities and leadership abilities. There will be one Will R. Cooper Memorial Scholarship available for Fall 2003 in the amount of $1,500. The recipients will receive half of the award for Fall 2003 and half for Spring 2004.
April 01

Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Fourteen Ph.D. graduates in the humanities fields  will be selected for two-year postdoctoral fellowships.  The Fellowships will expand the Fellows' skills by providing time and resources necessary to broaden teaching experience, prepare dissertations for publication and continue research.
February 12

* Check website applications of other scholarships for deadlines and method of applying.