Scholarship Information

Scholarships received by students may cause financial aid packages to be adjusted.  Students must provide the Financial Aid Office with all information relating to scholarships they may receive.  This 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.  View Scholarship information below:

College Scholarship Database:

Financial Aid Office (FAO)

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

Merit-Based Scholarships

Students may obtain Academic Scholarship information at: or contact Ms. Ayanna Smith at or (601) 979-0930.

Transfer Scholarhships

Scholarship information may be obtained from our Community College Relations Office, Mr. Paul Scott at: or (601) 979-0924.

Athletic Department

Inquiries concerning Athletic Scholarships should be directed to the appropriate Intercollegiate Athletic Coaches.

Music Department

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

Major Department

Students' Academic department may have scholarship information related to field of study.

Development Office

Scholarships are awarded to students based on academic merit or financial need; or other specified criteria. Applicants will utilize one application for all Development Scholarships. Some scholarships may require additional information and you will have the opportunity to provide that information after completing the basic application. These additional opportunities will be listed under your profile.

To apply for scholarships, you must log in to this website using your J# and NetID. Students who do not know their NetID must log in to P.A.W.S. and select the option to Activate/Reset NET ID Password (password needs to be at least eight characters with one capital letter and one number).

Please address any questions or concerns to

Qualified applicants must be incoming freshman or returning students in good standing who are registered

Please click on the following link to access Jackson State University Development Scholarships.


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

Employee (JSU) – Remission of Fees for JSU employees and their dependents – view requirements at:

Churches, Civic and Public Service Organizations

Churches and various civic organizations (e.g. MASONS, ROTARY, LIONS CLUB, Sororities, Fraternities, etc) may offer scholarships. (Note: these groups may require family affiliation with the organization.)

Scholarship Scams

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

Public libraries

College financing resources may be found in the Libraries' reference sections.

High School Guidance Counselor

High school guidance counselors are an excellent source of information regarding scholarships.


Bookstores often have large sections of materials dedicated to financing a college education which may contain valuable scholarship information.

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


4 Black Youth

Scholarships for Minorities

Degree Directory