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Luckyday Scholars Program
University of Mississippi

Scholarship Information


Luckyday Scholarship 

Freshman applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are now closed. 

The Luckyday Scholarship is awarded competitively to 80 first-time freshmen in the amount of $24,000 ($6,000 per year for four years). Applicants must:

Luckyday Community College Transfer Scholarship

The Luckyday Community College Transfer Scholarship is awarded competitively to 25 community college transfer students in the amount of $12,000 ($6,000 per year for two years). Applicants must:


What are the program requirements once selected as a Scholar?

Throughout the program, Luckyday Scholars must:

  • Maintain a 2.5 minimum resident GPA during the freshman and sophomore year and a 2.75 minimum resident GPA during the junior and senior year.
    • If a Scholar falls below this requirement, they will be placed on probation for the following semester, and routinely meet with program staff.
    • Luckyday Community College Transfer Scholarship recipients must maintain a 2.5 resident GPA on all coursework attempted at the University of Mississippi.
  • Participate in at least 10 hours of volunteer service per semester.
  • Attend general semester meetings in the fall and spring to learn about program opportunities related to leadership, service, and community connections.
  • Enroll in Luckyday-specific sections of EDHE 105 (first year Scholars) or EDHE 305 (transfer Scholars) during the fall semester of their first year. These courses introduce students to campus resources and connect them with staff and faculty at the University of Mississippi. The courses also give students the opportunity to develop skills and understanding in the areas of leadership, service, and connection to their community.
  • First-year Scholars live in the Luckyday Residential College during their first year.
    • Living as part of a community allows students to build friendships and connect with other Luckyday Scholars during the first year. Upperclass student mentors also help new students navigate the transition from high school to college.

In addition, students engage in numerous social and academic programs each semester, which aids students in their growth as leaders and members of a vibrant community.

Click here to learn more about the exciting opportunities available to Luckyday Scholars!