PHASE I APPLICATION PERIOD HAS CLOSED
MARCH 25, 2015 - MAY 25, 2015
PHASE II APPLICATION PERIOD OPENS
AUGUST 17, 2015 - SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
PLEASE CLICK THE ASU FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS DESCRIPTIONS LINK AT THE END OF THIS SECTION TO APPLY AND ACCESS SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTIONS.
Admitted undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for merit-based scholarships offered through the Alcorn State University Foundation, Inc. The Foundation administers both endowed scholarships and expendable scholarships, or those that must be replenished with funds from the donating individual or entity. The majority of scholarships available are in the form of endowed scholarships or those that are invested and funds awarded based on available interest. Endowed scholarships are mostly established by alumni, former university faculty and staff or family and friends in memory of beloved Alcornites who value the opportunities of an Alcorn education. Most scholarships offered by the Foundation Require a Minimum 2.0 GPA or Above.
Students are able to apply during the two (2) application periods - PHASE I Late Spring (mid-March through mid-May) and PHASE II Early Fall (late August). After applications are received, they are evaluated and decisions made by the university's foundation scholarship committee and staff. If selected, PHASE I Scholarship Recipients are notified in writing by July 15 and requested to either submit their own typed and signed Thank You Letter to the Foundation and/or schedule an appointment for a "Thank You Letter Writing Session" with the ASU Writing Center in the J.D. Boyd Library at their earliest opportunity. PHASE II Walk-In Scholarship Recipients are notified in writing or via telephone by September 11. All Thank You Letters must be submitted to the ASU Foundation by mid-October. Final Thank You Letters are usually forwarded to the donor to notify them of the recipients appreciation. If the final Thank You Letter is received in time, the scholarship monies will be posted to the students ASU account during registration.
ASU Foundation scholarship recipients, not only receive financial assistance to defray the cost of an education but they also become one of Alcorn's ambassadors of excellence.
Actual amounts available to be awarded depend on investment portfolio performance. The majority of scholarship awards are a maximum $1,000 and are awarded for one (1) academic year for both fall and spring semesters. One half of the total award is paid in the fall and the remaining half in the spring. A select number of scholarships are awarded for the summer sessions. There are a few recurring scholarships that are renewable from year-to-year based on students maintaining adherence to certain criteria, however the majority of scholarships are non-recurring.
Click the link below to learn about scholarships
through the ASU Foundation.