You can apply by completing the online application. Those interested in the program should first apply for admission at the institution they wish to attend as well as any financial aid he or she qualifies for.
Competitive applicants are expected to have an ACT composite score of 28 or a SAT score of 1250 and a high school GPA of at least 3.5.
Yes. You may apply for admission into the program at both universities at once. You will be asked to state your preference in your application.
Yes. Finalists for our program will be asked to visit either Ole Miss or MSU to interview with education faculty. For those who cannot visit in person, we can schedule a video conference interview.
Upon leaving the program to pursue another field, awarded scholarships will be converted into loans and must be repaid within a set amount of time.
Yes. Upon joining our program, students make a commitment to teach in a Mississippi public school for five years after graduation.
No. You must teach in a Mississippi public school to fulfill the teaching commitment, but there are no restrictions whatsoever on which districts or schools you may teach at.
Yes. While our program does not offer funding for graduate education, students may elect to defer their five-year commitment to pursue a master’s degree, if they choose.