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Office of National Scholarship Advisement

University of Mississippi

The Grove takes on an etherial glow from the early morning fog. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

Nationally Competitive Scholarships

This is a list of national scholarships for which you may be eligible. Some of these require University nomination, so please inquire early about the nomination process. The Office of National Scholarship Advisement would be happy to assist you with your application, whether or not nomination is required. Please note that the university cannot guarantee support for applications begun too close to the deadline. The web addresses for these scholarships are included so that you can get more information. To notify the ONSA of your intent to submit an application, or for further information and assistance, contact

For Juniors, Seniors, Alumni, and Graduate Students applying for opportunities after graduation

Non-US citizens are eligible for opportunities marked with an asterisk! These include graduate school abroad and in the U.S. as well as global professional opportunities.

If you are planning to apply in the Fall of 2019 for any of these scholarships (to take effect Summer or Fall 2020), please note campus deadlines.  Please look below for the scholarships you are interested in and click on the Process Sheet at the bottom of the scholarship page to learn how to apply.

For Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors

There are many things you can do to become competitive for such awards. It all starts with becoming engaged with your classes, your professors, and your community–starting your freshman year.

Interested UM students are encouraged to contact Tim Dolan, Director of the Office of National Scholarship Advisement (ONSA) to learn more, or attend any of the workshops.


University of Mississippi faculty & staff:

Nominate an Ole Miss Student for Nationally Competitive Scholarships!