Fellowships and Scholarships

The School of Engineering offers scholarships to students who are majoring in one of the eight bachelor's degree programs. Awards are available for entering engineering freshmen and transfer students ranging from $8,000-$24,000 ($2,000-$6,000 per year for four years).

Like most academic-based awards, engineering scholarships are competitive. Each scholarship applicant will be ranked by academic merit. For freshmen applicants primary weighting will be placed on the student's high school GPA, ACT/SAT composite score, and ACT/SAT math score. For transfer applicants, primary weighting will be placed upon the students transfer GPA and transcript. Admitted students may apply for the engineering scholarships by completing the University of Mississippi online Special Programs and Scholarship Application. The deadline for application to engineering scholarships is February 15th of the year prior to enrollment.

Engineering scholarships can be granted in addition to other university awards based on a student's eligibility. For more information on university scholarships, please contact The University of Mississippi Department of Financial Aid at 800-891-4596, finaid@olemiss.edu or http://finaid.olemiss.edu/.

The School of Engineering scholarship program is made possible through the support of generous alumni and friends. Please see the following list of available engineering scholarships:

John G. Adler Engineering Scholarship


Brevard Family Scholarship


Arnold W. Carothers Engineering Scholarship


Clarence M. and Kathryne W. Conway Scholarship


Randy Eckert Scholarship


Farrell Scholarship for Deserving Students


Jeff Frederking Memorial Scholarship


George P. Hopkins Scholarship


Dean Lee H. Johnson Scholarship


Elsie and Harper Johnson, Jr., Scholarship

George Cooke Lewis, Jr., Memorial Scholarship


Neel-Schaffer Minority Scholarship


George Bennett Walker Scholarship


John and Lillie Walker Scholarship


Damon Wall Scholarship


Mike and Emily Williams Scholarship


R. Baxter Wilson Fellowship


Dr. James Robert Woolsey Scholarship


Frank H. Worsham Scholarship



The University of Mississippi - Academic Common Market (Geological Engineering)

Students enrolling at the University of Mississippi and pursuing Geological Engineering beginning in Fall 2015 (this includes transfers into the program) will have to meet the following criteria:

  • You must have a math subscore of 25 on the ACT OR a 600 Math SAT-R (580 Math SAT) subscore. You must also have a 3.0 overall high school GPA
  • You must be classified as a Geological Engineering (GE) major in order to receive the scholarship
  • You must, at all times, be enrolled in coursework that is applicable to the GE degree
  • You must maintain a 2.5 resident GPA at the end of each academic year
  • Transfer students must meet the above GPA standard upon joining the GE program
  • You must remain a full-time student (12 hour minimum) each semester

UM nor the School of Engineering will superscore when considering admissions tests and taking the writing portion does not affect the composite score. Additionally, if a student's high school GPA falls below the requirement upon graduation, they will become ineligible for the ACM scholarship.

If a student falls below the academic standards to maintain the scholarship, probation is not guaranteed. Probation will only be granted under extreme and unavoidable circumstances that would be determined by the Assistant Dean for Student Services in the School of Engineering. If probation is granted, only one probation term (which can include a summer term) will be granted during a student's undergraduate career. Students who have been granted probation and fail to meet the stated academic standards a second time will lose the scholarship permanently.

Students who change their major or are found to not be enrolled in coursework that is applicable to the GE major will have their scholarship revoked permanently. This can happen within a given semester resulting in a payback of that semester's nonresident tuition. Additionally, students who do not meet their academic qualifications will also have their scholarship revoked.

The student is ultimately responsible for all application submissions and adhering to all requirements of the Academic Common Market program as set forth by the University of Mississippi School of Engineering.

For current undergraduates continuing on the Academic Common Market scholarship:

You will maintain the original 2.5 GPA standard, GE major, applicable GE coursework and full-time status.

If a student falls below the academic standards to maintain the scholarship, probation is not guaranteed. Probation will only be granted under extreme and unavoidable circumstances that would be determined by the Assistant Dean for Student Services in the School of Engineering. If probation is granted, only one probation term (which can include a summer term) will be granted during a student's undergraduate career. Students who have been granted probation and fail to meet the stated academic standards a second time will lose the scholarship permanently.

Students who change their major or are found to not be enrolled in coursework that is applicable to the GE major will have their scholarship revoked permanently. This can happen within a given semester resulting in a payback of that semester's nonresident tuition. Additionally, students who do not meet their academic qualifications will also have their scholarship revoked.

Current undergraduates must notify the Dean's office by June 1st if they are taking summer courses in order to utilize the ACM benefit.

The student is ultimately responsible for all application submissions and adhering to all requirements of the Academic Common Market program as set forth by the University of Mississippi School of Engineering.