Student Scholarships


Application Information

Students may apply for university, college and departmental scholarships through one application. You can find the scholarship application once you logon to myState. Under the banner tab, select Financial Aid and Scholarships. The application is listed as Submit/Revise General Scholarship Application.

Freshmen-only scholarships: Priority date for application is December 1.

All other students: Scholarship application close date is March 1.

New freshmen and transfer students who need information should contact Cory Bailey. All other students should contact Lanna Miller, Office of Student Services at 662.325.9376.


Arboriculture/Urban Forestry Memorial Scholarship

Funded by the Professional Arborist Association of Mississippi (PAAM) and the Mississippi Urban Forest Council. This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior forestry student pursuing an urban forestry concentration, with preference given to community college transfer students and those with an interest in tree care, urban forestry and arboriculture.

Categorized under Forestry



Bynum L. Meeks Endowed Scholarship

Established in memory of Bynum L. Meeks. Candidates must be full time juniors or seniors in the Forest Management Option within the Department of Forestry or one of the following options within the Department of Forest Products: Wood Industry Management or Wood Materials Science. Students must have completed the summer field session and be a resident from one of the following counties: Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Copiah, Franklin, Hinds, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Madison, Pike, Walthall, Warren, and Wilkinson.

Categorized under Forestry , Forest Products



Champion Scholarship

Established in 1987 by Champion Timberlands, Inc. This scholarship is awarded to forestry students.

Categorized under Forestry



Clyde Patrick Wade Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Established in memory of conservationist Clyde Patrick "Pat" Wade by his family. Priority is given to Forestry or Wildlife and Fisheries students who are American citizens and are in their sophomore, junior or senior year of study. Selection is based on academic achievement, character, leadership, and work ethic. Preference will be given to students who have epilepsy or who are affected by other chronic medical conditions.

Categorized under Forestry , Wildlife and Fisheries



Colonel Kenneth (K.D.) Johnson and Catherine B. Johnson Endowed Scholarship Fund

Funded by Colonel Kenneth (K.D.) Johnson and Catherine B. Johnson, this scholarship is awarded to a student in the Forestry major who has demonstrated acceptable academic achievement and shows promise of an outstanding career in the forestry area. Applicants with financial need will be considered over other qualified students.

Categorized under Forestry



Cox Industries, Inc., "Mike Barnes" Annual Graduate Scholarship

Funded by Cox Industries Inc. This scholarship is awarded to graduate students pursuing a degree in forest products, forestry, land management or a closely allied field with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of good moral character, strong work ethic , and showing promise of outstanding career in land management, timber conversion, wood preservation, industrial-environmental issues, or similar field. (GRADUATE)

Categorized under Forestry , Forest Products



Cox Industries, Inc., "Mike Barnes" Annual Undergraduate Scholarship

Funded by Cox Industries, Inc. This scholarship is awarded to junior or seniors majoring in Forest Products, Forestry, Land Management or a closely allied field with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Ideal candidates are those who are pursuing a career in land management, timber conversion, wood preservation, industrial-environmental issues or a similar field. Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of good moral character and strong work ethic.

Categorized under Forestry , Forest Products



Dan L. Williams Jr. Memorial Forestry Summer Camp Leadership Award

Established by the family and friends of Dan L. Williams Jr. This scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate leadership, professional, and ethical behavior as well as a cooperative and service attitude during the Summer Field Program. Preference is given to applicants with good character, financial need, and outstanding performance over GPA.

Categorized under Forestry



Davis and Ann Mortensen Endowed Scholarship in Forest Resources

Established in December of 1999 by a generous contribution from Mr. and Mrs. Davis K. Mortensen. Candidates must have a composite ACT score of 26, have records of academic achievement, and demonstrated leadership skills.

Categorized under Forestry , Forest Products



Elton R. and Patricia R. Coley Annual Scholarships

Funded by Elton R. and Patricia R. Coley. This scholarship is awarded to a forestry student pursuing a concentration in forest or wildlife management entering the Summer Field Program. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of proficiency in forestry, work ethic and financial need, which is given priority.

Categorized under Forestry



Forestry Suppliers, Inc. Endowed Scholarship

Originally established as an annual scholarship by the company founder, James W. (Jim) Craig, this award is given to students who show promise of success in the forestry profession. Candidates must be full time students in their junior or senior year of study, and demonstrate academic achievement.

Categorized under Forestry



Forrest/Lamar County Forestry Association Scholarship

Funded by Forrest/Lamar County Forestry Association. This scholarship is awarded to a forestry student, with secondary consideration given to wildlife and fisheries majors, who is a resident of Forrest or Lamar counties and exhibits good moral character and a strong work ethic.

Categorized under Forestry , Wildlife and Fisheries



George Switzer Summer Scholar Award

Established to honor Dr. George Switzer. This scholarship awarded to students who exhibited outstanding academic performance during the Summer Field Program.

Categorized under Forestry



Gerald A. Matthews Endowed Summer Camp Scholarships

Established by Beverly Cunningham and Peg and Boo Matthews. This scholarship is awarded to students in the Summer Field Program on the basis of leadership ability, capacity to work cooperatively, strong professional and ethical qualities, service orientation, and financial need. Preference is given to those with good character, need and strong performance over GPA.

Categorized under Forestry



Hall Timberlands Scholarship

Established by the Hall Foundation and College of Forest Resources alumnus, David Hall. This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior forestry student with a 3.0 GPA or higher on the basis of moral character, work ethic, and financial need.

Categorized under Forestry



Hugo Wahlstab Scholarship in the College of Forest Resources

Established in memory of Hugo Wahlstab. Candidates must be full time students enrolled in the College of Forest Resources in the Department of Forestry. Applicants must have demonstrated academic achievement and leadership ability, and must be of good moral character.

Categorized under Forestry



Ike Shoemake Memorial Scholarship

Funded by funds from family and friends of Mr. Hilton H. "Ike" Shoemake. Awarded to a junior or senior student enrolled in the Forestry major with Wildlife Management option or in the Fisheries option.

Categorized under Forestry , Wildlife and Fisheries



Imogene C. Triplett Annual Scholarship

Funded by The Garden Clubs of Mississippi for a student majoring in Forestry. Selection is based on both need and academic achievement.

Categorized under Forestry



John and Caroline Starr Memorial Scholarship

Established by Mrs. Caroline Starr in honor of her husband, Professor John W. Starr. This scholarship is awarded a Summer Field Program attendee, with preference given to forestry students pursuing a forest management concentration. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of academic achievement, merit, and financial need.

Categorized under Forestry



John W. Starr, Sr. and Caroline B. Starr Memorial Scholarship in Forest Management

Established in memory of John W. and Caroline B. Starr, the scholarships are awarded to junior and senior students enrolled in Forest Management on the basis of merit and academic record.

Categorized under Forestry



Larry B. Aycock Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Larry B. Aycock II, this scholarship is awarded to a full-time junior or senior in Forestry. Selection is based on academic achievement, character, and leadership ability.

Categorized under Forestry



Leo W. Seal, Sr. Memorial Forestry Scholarship

In memory of Leo W. Seal, this scholarship is given to a student residing in Hancock, Harrison, Pearl or Stone Counties, Mississippi. The award is given to a sophomore, junior, or senior in the College of Forest Resources. Academic achievement, financial need, and personal character are factors considered in the selecting of recipients.

Categorized under Forestry



Leopold Forest-Wildlife Management Scholarship

Funded by Dr. Bruce Leopold, a Sharp Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Executive Director of the Center for Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts at Mississippi State University. This scholarship is awarded to a transfer forestry student with a wildlife management concentration has completed the Summer Field Program.

Categorized under Forestry



Mississippi Chapter of the Association of Consulting Foresters of America, Inc., Scholarship

Funded by Mississippi Chapter of the Association of Consulting Foresters of America, Inc. This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior forestry student with a 3.0 minimum GPA, good moral character, strong work ethic, and who show promise of an outstanding career in forestry. Consideration will be given to students affected by a chronic medical condition or who have overcome medical adversity, as well as those with a financial need.

Categorized under Forestry



Mississippi Forestry Foundation Scholarship

Funded by the Mississippi Forestry Foundation. This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior student with a 2.5 minimum GPA, a 3.0 minimum GPA in courses within his/her major, and participation in extracurricular and community activities. Applicants must write an essay (400 words or less) on the topic "Why I am pursuing a Career in Forest Resources" and submit two letters of recommendation on citizenship and leadership qualities.

Categorized under Forestry



Mississippi Forestry Foundation Summer Camp Scholarship

Established by the Mississippi Forestry Foundation. This scholarship is awarded to students in the Summer Field Program who express leadership ability, the capacity to work cooperatively, strong professional and ethical qualities, service orientation, and financial need.

Categorized under Forestry



Mississippi Lumber Manufacturers' Association (MLMA) John L. Mabry Memorial Annual Scholarships

Mississippi Lumber Manufacturer's Association (MLMA) provides two scholarships in memory of John L. Mabry. These scholarships are awarded to one Forestry Management major and one Forest Products major with an emphasis on the forest products industry each year. Candidates must be full time students, have demonstrated academic achievement, be of good moral character, and have demonstrated leadership ability and financial need.

Categorized under Forestry , Forest Products



Mississippi Wildlife Federation Scholarship

Awarded to a full time Wildlife and Fisheries major or a Forestry Wildlife Management Option major with a 3.00 grade point average on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Categorized under Wildlife and Fisheries , Forestry



Molpus Woodlands Group Scholarship

Funded by the Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC. This scholarship is awarded to an incoming minority forestry student who is a resident of the Hinds or Madison County areas. This student must have a 2.0 minimum GPA and a minimum ACT score of 20. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of participation in high school clubs and programs, interest in pursuing a career in forest resources, openness to a summer internship with the Molpus Woodlands Group, and membership in the Society of American Foresters.

Categorized under Forestry



Robert Parker Summer Camp Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded by students in the Summer Field Program to a student who demonstrated leadership, professional, and ethical behavior, as well as a cooperative and service attitude during the Summer Field Program.

Categorized under Forestry



Roy L. Pugh Memorial Scholarship

Supported by income from an endowment from Mr. and Mrs. Eugene R. Andrzejewski. Awarded to a student majoring in Forestry.

Categorized under Forestry



Sharp Academic Merit Scholarship

Established through an endowment by the Kate Sharp family of Tishomingo County. Entering freshmen with an exceptional ACT or SAT score and an exceptional high school academic record are invited to apply for these scholarships. Awards are up to $12,000 for a four year program of study. The scholarships are limited to students enrolled in the Department of Forestry.

Categorized under Forestry



Southwest Mississippi Forestry Association Scholarship

Established in honor of Mr. J.B. Robinson. This scholarship is awarded to sophomore, junior, or senior forestry students who are preferentially residents of Amite, Pike or Wilkinson county. Applicants should show promise of an outstanding career in forest resources, be of good moral character and have a strong work ethic.

Categorized under Forestry



Starr Summer Camp Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrated leadership, professional, and ethical behavior as well as a cooperative and service attitude during the Summer Field Program.

Categorized under Forestry



Susan Jordan Endowed Scholarship

Established by family and friends in memory of Susan Jordan for her dedication and long-time service to the students in the College of Forest Resources. This scholarship is awarded to a Forestry student who demonstrates involvement and leadership in student organizations within the College of Forest Resources, while maintaining a high level of academic achievement.

Categorized under Forestry



Tenneco Packaging Company Forestry Scholarship

Supported by income from a gift of stock from the Tenneco Packaging Company; awarded to a student enrolled in Forestry. Selection criteria include academic achievements and personal characteristics which indicate promise of success in the profession of forestry.

Categorized under Forestry



Terry and Anne Ozier Endowed Scholarship

Established by contributions from the Mississippi Forestry Association and the Ozier family. This scholarship is in memory of Anne Ozier and Dr. Terry Ozier. Candidates must be full time students in their sophomore year, enrolled in the Department of Forestry, and demonstrate academic achievement, leadership ability, and financial need.

Categorized under Forestry



Washington County Conservation League Scholarship

Funded by the Washington County Conservation League of Greenville, Mississippi; awarded to an outstanding junior or senior majoring in Forestry with a Wildlife Management option or in Fishery management. Selection criteria include academic standing student citizenship, professional promise, and financial need.

Categorized under Forestry , Wildlife and Fisheries