Created by the Mississippi Legislature, this program is designed to provide financial assistance to Mississippi residents attending state approved public and private not-for-profit two-year and four-year eligible colleges and universities. The primary objective of MTAG is to provide educational opportunities for students who wish to pursue postsecondary education in the state and do not already benefit from federal need-based aid.

Scholarship Sponsor

Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid

Award Type

$1000 Cash

Gender Eligibility


Other Requirements/Criteria

Geographic Criteria: Mississippi
Criteria / Requirements:
• Be a legal resident of the State of Mississippi for one year prior to application
• Graduate from high school with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or earn a high school equivalency diploma (submit a copy of GED or equivalent test scores and GED or equivalent certificate) or complete a Home School program (submit a signed transcript of 9th through 12th grades)
• Score a minimum of a 15 on the National ACT
• Enroll full-time at an approved postsecondary institution in Mississippi in a program of study leading to a first certificate, first associate’s, or first bachelor’s degree
• Be eligible for less than the full Federal Pell Grant as determined by completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid uses the most recent FAFSA transaction to determine an applicant’s Pell Grant eligibility

Contact Information:

Contact Info – Phone #: 800-327-2980

Contact Info – URL: https://www.msfinancialaid.org/mtag/

Contact Info – Email: [email protected]


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