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Luckyday Scholars Program
University of Mississippi

Scholarship Information


Luckyday Scholarship 

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:

  • Be a Mississippi resident
  • Have an ACT score of 20 or higher (940 or higher on SAT)
  • Have a high school GPA of 3.20-4.00
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – FAFSA
  • Maintain a good standing with the program by meeting all scholarship requirements (details below)

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:

  • Be a Mississippi resident
  • Have completed a minimum of 48 credit hours at a community college in Mississippi
  • Have a college GPA of 3.0-4.0 on community college credits
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – FAFSA
  • Maintain a good standing with the program by meeting all scholarship requirements (details below)

 


What are the program requirements once selected as a scholar?

Throughout the program, a Luckyday Scholar must:

  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5-4.00. 
    • If a scholar falls below this requirement, they will be placed on probation for the following semester, and routinely meet with program staff.
  • Participate in at least 10 hours of volunteer service projects per semester.
  • Attend general semester meetings in the fall and spring to learn about program opportunities related to leadership, service, and community connections.
  • First-year scholars – enroll in a 3 credit-hour course, EDHE 105, the fall semester of their first year.
    • EDHE 105 introduces students to campus resources and connects them with staff and faculty at the University of Mississippi. The course also gives 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 live in the Luckyday Residential College and 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!