Outside Scholarships

Outside Scholarships are not selected by Jackson State University, however most will intent to enroll or proof of enrollment. Proof of Enrollment can be obtained from the Office of the Registrar. If you are receiving an outside scholarship, it will be processed through the JSU Financial Aid Office. When we receive a check for a student from an outside source, we will send you notification of the scholarship (usually via your JSU e-mail or PAWS account) and any minimum requirements. You may be asked to come to the Financial Aid or Business Office to endorse a check as some are made out to JSU and the student. Please do this as soon as possible so funds can be processed in a timely manner. Outside awards are also considered part of a student's total Financial Aid Package.

United Negro College Fund Scholarships (UNCF)

Gilman International Scholarships

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

4 Black Youth

Scholarships for Minorities

Tommy Smith Scholarship

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc./WDF Scholarships


Jackson State University is designated as a "higher research activity” institution by the Carnegie Foundation

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