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Financial Aid


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 at:

College Scholarship Database:


Financial Aid Office (FAO)

Private Scholarships information 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 

Apply for scholarships at: .

Contact Person:  Ms. Ayanna Smith at: or (601) 979-0930

Transfer/Community College Scholarships 

Apply for scholarships at: . 

Contact Person:   Ms. Jennifer Scott-Gilmore at:  or (601) 979-3339

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.

Apply for scholarships at: .


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, School Counselors, Bookstores  and Libraries

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.); high school guidance counselors are an excellent source of information regarding scholarships; college financing resources may be found in the Libraries’ reference sections.  Also, Bookstores often have large sections of materials dedicated to financing a college education which may contain valuable scholarship information.

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 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 ; click Financial Aid, then click, Find A Scholarship.

Sallie Mae Graduate Student Scholarship

Search for more than 850,000 scholarships for graduate students at:

United Negro College Fund Scholarships (UNCF), apply at:

Gilman International Scholarships; view scholarship information at:

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
Gilman Advisor Portal


Division of Financial Aid


Jackson State University
Financial Aid Office
PO Box 17065
Jackson, MS 39217

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