Financial Aid

Financial support—including tuition scholarships, housing allowances, and stipends—is available. Interested students are asked to apply for slots in the various programs and for financial support. Underrepresented minority students are encouraged to apply for these programs, some of which are funded by grants having a goal of enhancing diversity. Stipends for the summer are up to $3,000.

Financial Aid Opportunities for Undergraduates

• Undergraduate Research Scholarships are available for undergraduates who are majoring in science, math, and engineering disciplines.
• The AGEM Undergraduate Research Program is a comprehensive summer program for students majoring in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology fields who are interested in obtaining doctoral degrees and pursuing careers in academia.
• The Mississippi Alliance for Minority Participation (MAMP) Summer Bridge Program is a five-week residential experience for incoming college freshmen majoring in science, mathematics, and engineering, giving them an opportunity to achieve a smooth transition to college life.

• The Ronald McNair Program provides summer stipends for undergraduates who have completed at least their freshman years to conduct research with University faculty in any academic discipline. Preference is given to minority students.

Financial Aid Opportunities for New Graduate Students

Minority students who are admitted to a graduate program in science, math, or engineering are eligible for consideration for a National Science Foundation AGEM Graduate Summer Bridge Program. These students will join their programs during the summer before normal entry into graduate school and may receive a stipend of $1,500 per month for up to two months.

Students who are planning to enter a University of Mississippi graduate program in the fall are eligible for this assistance and may apply it toward the Summer Research Institute.