Begun as a campuswide initiative during the tenure of Chancellor Robert Khayat, the vibrant Ole Miss First Scholarship Program continues to provide valuable mentoring and leadership development in conjunction with tuition assistance for deserving students.
Entering freshmen are selected to receive a four-year scholarship of $4,500 per year based on outstanding high school records of academic excellence, leadership and commitment to service. Additionally, some scholarships are based on financial need, academic major or geographic location.
Each Ole Miss First Scholarship is based on a pledge of $5,000 per year for five years, for a total of $25,000, to cover eight semesters of tuition for an undergraduate student. A scholarship endowment can be created at the $125,000 level and will be awarded in perpetuity