About the Scholarship

The scholarship has been crafted by the Mississippi Legislature to financially support the students who are residents of the Mississippi region of the United States and have taken admission in the public and non-profit institutions imparting two or four-year education.


  • The main objective of MTAG is to offer opportunities to the deserving students who might otherwise fail to turn their dreams to reality.

  • They extend help to the students to pursue post-secondary education in the States.

  • The students who are eligible are going to receive an amount lesser as compared the amount sanctioned by the full Federal Pell Grant which has been determined by the completion of FAFSA.

  • The MOSFA determines the eligibility of the candidate based upon the latest version of the result provided by the FAFSA process.

  • Based on the number of qualified applicants, the number of awards that are offered annually will vary.

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The MTAG Scholarship is offered by the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid to the most deserving and talented students in the Mississippi State of the United States.

Please Note: Applicants must be a Mississippi Resident for at least a year to apply and have been in continuous full-time enrollment.

How much MTAG amounts to?

  • This award is worth $500 for Freshmen and Sophomores for every year and $1,000 per academic year for juniors and seniors. And the students can avail of this facility up to eight semesters or until they complete their degree. Recipients must maintain a minimum of 2.5 GPA with full-time enrollment. 

  • The students who wish to avail the scholarship can get the application form online from the Mississippi Office Of Student Financial Aid website. The students in order to avail the scholarship must fill the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

The MTAG deadline for the Fall term is October 15th, 2020, for the Winter term is January 15th, 2021, and for the Spring term is March 15, 2021.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant should be a resident of the State of Mississippi one year prior to the application.

  • The student should have acquired a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above in high school or GED certificate. 

  • The scholarship is for first certificate and first bachelor's degree certificate.

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