Upon its establishment in 1884, Mississippi University for Women became the first public women’s college in the United States. Then formally called the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College for the Education of White Girls (II&C), the institution was created by an act of the Mississippi Legislature on March 12, 1884, for the dual purposes of providing a liberal arts education for white women and preparing them for employment. The II&C was located in Columbus on a campus formerly occupied by the Columbus Female Institute, a private college founded in 1847. The II&C’s first session began on October 22, 1885, with an enrollment of approximately 250 students. Dr. Richard Watson Jones was selected by the State Institutions of Higher Learning board of trustees as the university’s first president. President Jones also taught physics and chemistry at the Institute, and he was joined that first year by 17 additional faculty members.
The Mississippi University for Women, USA is offering an educational fund to students who are interested in pursuing their studies at the institution. The tuition fee of the applied programme is entitled to be provided to the selected candidates. Selection will be based on ACT/SAT scores and GPA.
Application Deadline: The application deadline for the fall semester at Mississippi University for Women is 1st May 2022. However, the priority deadline to apply for the scholarship is 1st March 2022 and the final deadline to apply is 1st April 2022.
Eligible Countries: International
Value of Award: Tuition fee
Number of Awards: Not Mentioned
- Applicants must be interested in entering the institution in the fall semester.
- Applicants must provided ACT/SAT scores.
- Applicants must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
TOEFL PBT – 525
TOEFL CBT – 197
TOEFL IBT – 71
IELTS – 5.5
PTE – 48
How to Apply: Interested students can apply at the Mississippi University for Women via its own application portal. Students will be notified about the award application process by email at the point of admission.