ASU Foundation, Inc. Scholarships



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 cash scholarships, or those that must be replenished by 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 Late Spring (mid-March through mid-May) and 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, recipients are notified in writing by July 1 and requested to either submit their own typed and signed Thank You Letter or schedule an appointment for a "Thank You Letter Writing Session" with the ASU Writing Center in the JD Boyd Library at their earliest opportunity.  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 scholarships renewable from year-to-year based on students maintaining adherence to certain criteria, however the majority of scholarships are non-renewable.


To apply, Click the link below to learn about scholarships  available  through the ASU Foundation.  

                                                                                        ASU Foundation Scholarships Descriptions  

Memphis Chapter Scholarship

Students must adhere to the following:

§ Must have an ACT score of 18 or higher
§ Must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher    
§ First priority given to Shelby County, TN students, but Desoto County, MS students may apply


Scholarships for African American Women

Scholarships for Minority Women

Scholarships for Latina Women

Contact Information

Alcorn State University Foundation Scholarships
Laura Drake '83
(601) 877-6693 
1000 ASU Drive, #810
Lorman, MS 39096-7500