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.


Avery Wood Memorial Scholarship

Co-funded by the Leflore County Hunting and Fishing Association and Drake Wildlife Systems. This scholarship is awarded to wildlife and fisheries students who express an interest in waterfowl, wetlands, and pursuing a career in the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Applicants should have a 2.5 minimum overall GPA and a 3.0 minimum GPA in his/her major courses, as well as submit two letters of recommendation on citizenship and leadership qualities.

Categorized under Wildlife and Fisheries



Clarence M. Worthey and Billie Ann Worthey Endowed Scholarship

Established by Mark Worthey. This scholarship is awarded to sophomore, junior or senior wildlife and fisheries students who work hard to remain in school and express financial need.

Categorized under Wildlife and Fisheries



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



Dale H. Arner Memorial Scholarship in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Established by friends, former students, and professional associates in honor of Dr. Arner, Professor Emeritus. This scholarship supports wildlife and fisheries students who demonstrate high academic achievement, are active in student organizations, research, and have demonstrated leadership ability.

Categorized under Wildlife and Fisheries



Delta Pride Catfish Scholarship

Established by Delta Pride Catfish Processors, Inc.; awarded to a junior or senior student in the College of Forest Resources on the basis of interest in a career in the catfish industry, academic record, and need.

Categorized under Wildlife and Fisheries



Delta Wildlife Annual Scholarship

Funded by Delta Wildlife, a conservation organization striving to improve wildlife habitat and the environment. Students must be permanent residents of Mississippi and reside in one of the following counties: Bolivar, Carroll, Coahoma, Desoto, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Panola, Quitman, Sharkey, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tunica, Warren, Washington or Yazoo. Primary consideration will be give to Wildlife and Fisheries students and secondary consideration to Forestry students with a Wildlife Management option. Scholarship is awarded on basis of scholastic achievement, leadership, career specific activities and participation in professional clubs and chapters.

Categorized under Wildlife and Fisheries



Dr. Joel T. Callahan, Sr. Endowed Scholarship

Established by a generous contribution from Joel T. Callahan, M.D., an outdoor enthusiast and wildlife conservationist. Students must be enrolled as a Wildlife and Fisheries Science major. Scholarship will be awarded on basis of academic achievement, character and leadership ability.

Categorized under Wildlife and Fisheries



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



Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

The Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will award up to four (4) scholarships annually in the amount of $3,000.00 each. These scholarships will be awarded to four students enrolled in institutions of higher learning. Eligible applicants must be a legal resident of the state of Mississippi. Eligible applicants must hold a current Mississippi hunting and fishing license. Eligible applicants must be officially enrolled in a public or private college/university or community college within the state of MS and must be classified by hours as a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate. Applicants must be seeking a major or minor degree in any field of study that relates to or contributes to wildlife, fisheries, parks and wildlife law enforcement. This shall be determined by the scholarship committee. This scholarship is not awarded through CFR. Apply Online.

Categorized under Wildlife and Fisheries , Forestry



Friends of the Noxubee Refuge Endowed Scholarship

Funded by the Friends of the Noxubee Refuge. This scholarship is awarded to a graduate wildlife and fisheries students who have demonstrated efforts in conservation volunteer work and/or to those who have served internships on National Wildlife Refuges. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of good moral character, strong work ethic and showing promise of an outstanding career in wildlife and fisheries. (GRADUATE)

Categorized under Wildlife and Fisheries



Howard McDuffie Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Established in memory of Howard McDuffie. The scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Wildlife and Fisheries. Candidates must be in good standing. Preference is given to students whose chosen electives are water quality, resources, and flood control.

Categorized under Wildlife and Fisheries



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



James C. Kennedy Scholarship in Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation

Funded by Tuplagum Farms, LLC, a Georgia limited liability company. This scholarship is awarded to qualified undergraduates or graduates pursuing a career in waterfowl and wetlands ecology and conservation. (GRADUATE)

Categorized under Wildlife and Fisheries



Johnny Ray Deer Management Scholarship

Established by Mr. Johnny Ray. This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate wildlife and fisheries students pursing a concentration in wildlife, fisheries, and aquaculture science who possess interest in experiential learning involving ecology and management of white-tailed deer (as demonstrated to faculty within the MSU Deer Ecology Lab). The applicant should have a 3.0 minimum GPA and submit at least one letter of recommendation from a faculty member within the deer lab. Applicants will also be evaluated on the basis of good moral character, leadership ability and financial need. (GRADUATE)

Categorized under Wildlife and Fisheries



Larry E. Homan Scholarship in Forest Resources

Funded by the interest from an endowment established by the Larry E. Homan family, the scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit and leadership potential. Preference is given to Fisheries students.

Categorized under Wildlife and Fisheries



Leopold Wildlife Ecology and 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 junior level (at least 64 credit hours completed) transfer student who appreciates and participates in utilitarian uses (i.e. hunting, trapping) of wildlife.

Categorized under Wildlife and Fisheries



Mark A. Schmoll Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Established by family and friends in memory of Mark A. Schmoll, for his passion for wildlife and dedication to the wildlife profession. Candidates must be an undergraduate student in Wildlife Science/Management who shows promise of an outstanding career in the wildlife profession.

Categorized under Wildlife and Fisheries



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



Polly Anderson Newsom Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Polly Anderson Newsom by her children; Fred, Polly, Petty, and David; her husband Roy, and many friends. Students from Amite and Pike County are given priority. Priority is also given to students in the Wildlife and Fisheries Department.

Categorized under Wildlife and Fisheries



Robert Lee "Mr. Bob" Carlton Memorial Scholarship

Established by the family of Mr. Carlton, this annual award is given to a junior or senior Wildlife or Fisheries Science major based on academic achievement and promise of an outstanding career in the wildlife and fisheries profession.

Categorized under Wildlife and Fisheries



Scenic Homes-Dr. Richard M. Kaminski Scholarship in Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation

Scenic Homes/Kaminski Scholars must be enrolled fulltime in pursuit of a bachelor's degree in wildlife and fisheries science from the College of Forest Resources. An MSU grade-point average of 3.0 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale) and involvement in professional and leadership organizations in their field of study also are required. More information

Categorized under Wildlife and Fisheries



Thomas Plein Foundation Scholarship

Established by the Thomas A. Plein Foundation. This scholarship is awarded to graduate students with a 3.0 minimum GPA who are researching or studying waterfowl and wetland resources. Applicants who exhibit financial need and have experience with Ducks Unlimited in some capacity through volunteering or work will be given preference. (GRADUATE)

Categorized under Wildlife and Fisheries



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



Wildlife and Fisheries Scholarship

Awarded to a student majoring in Wildlife Management, Marine Resources Management, and/or related degrees in the College of Forest Resources.

Categorized under Wildlife and Fisheries