Slagle In-District Scholarship

Scholarship Packets
(Some Freshman and Sophomore Scholarships
are still available. See packet for details.)

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Available Freshman Scholarships
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Available Sophomore Scholarships
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Non-Traditional Scholarship Application
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Other Scholarships

Academic Achievement Scholarships — The Academic Achievement Scholarships were established at East Central Community College effective at the beginning of the 1996 fall semester. The Academic Achievement Scholarships are available to any Mississippi resident who enrolls as a full-time student at East Central Community College the fall semester following his/her high school graduation. Each student must have a high school grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale (90 or higher numerical average) to be eligible for this scholarship. Students who have ACT scores of 20 or above will not be eligible to receive both an ACT Scholarship and an Academic Achievement Scholarship. The Academic Achievement Scholarships will be available to eligible students for four (4) consecutive semesters, provided each awardee maintains a 2.5 G.P.A. for the first semester and a cumulative 3.0 G.P.A. for the second and third semesters at ECCC. A scholarship in the amount of $100 will be awarded each semester to each eligible student.  

Achievement Recognition Scholarships — Achievement Recognition Scholarships will be awarded to individuals who receive the following honors: Miss East Central Mississippi, Miss Hospitality, Miss Newton County, Choctaw Indian Princess, in-district Junior Miss winners, Miss Neshoba County, and Miss Morton. Full tuition scholarships will be awarded to those eligible who enroll as full-time students at East Central Community College the fall semester following high school graduation. The scholarship will be available to the students for four (4) consecutive semesters provided each student maintains a 2.5 G.P.A. for the first semester and a cumulative 3.0 G.P.A. for the second and third semesters. Any student, who does not maintain the required G.P.A. and is removed from scholarship, may have the scholarship reinstated by earning the required G.P.A. the following semester.  

ACT Scholarships — The ACT Scholarships listed below will be available to any Mississippi resident who enrolls full-time at East Central Community College the fall semester following high school graduation or the first regular semester after having received the GED. The ACT Scholarship will be available to students for four (4) consecutive semesters. See Section II: Financial Aid Policies for further requirements. 
ACT Composite (20-23) — A scholarship in the amount of $100 will be awarded each semester to the eligible student.
ACT Composite (24-26) — A scholarship in the amount of $300 will be awarded each semester the eligible student.
ACT Composite (27-30) — A scholarship in the amount of tuition will be awarded each semester to the eligible student.
ACT Composite (31-36) — A full scholarship (Matriculation fee, room and board) will be awarded each semester to the eligible student.  

Age 65 Plus Tuition Scholarship — A scholarship in the amount of tuition will be available for any adult 65 years of age or older who enrolls at East Central Community College. The recipient will be required to meet admission requirements and will be responsible for all other applicable fees. In order to receive the scholarship, the student must complete a scholarship application form and submit it to the Office of Adult and Continuing Education for eligibility to be verified.  

Art Scholarships — The Art Department awards art scholarships to students majoring in art who meet the established criteria. Art Majors: Two full tuition scholarships are awarded to art majors with the highest GPAs after their first semester. Art major scholarship recipients must maintain a 3.0 grade point in art courses. Art major scholarship recipients must maintain a 2.0 grade point average in other academic courses. Art Service Scholarships: Eight one-half tuition art service scholarships are awarded to students who submit a student information sheet and a minimum of five art works on the portfolio day announced in the spring semester at the district high schools; agree to enroll full-time at East Central; and declare art as their major. These scholarships are service-based; therefore, recipients will be required to provide service to the College by assisting with set designs for the dinner theater and musical productions; designing layouts for art show, drama productions or the like; and serving as lab assistants for art and ceramic labs performing the following tasks: firing kilns, loading and unloading kilns, mixing ceramic glazes, clay preparation, and general art lab maintenance. Service scholarship recipients will be given an opportunity to apply for the two full-tuition art scholarships at the end of the fall semester.  

Athletic Scholarships — All Athletic Scholarships are awarded by the respective coaches in baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, tennis, and women’s softball. The athlete must meet the eligibility requirements of East Central Community College, the Mississippi Community and Junior College Association, and the National Junior College Athletic Association. The scholarships are awarded in whole dollar amounts up to a full scholarship, to include tuition, room, and board, for basketball and football. Baseball, golf, soccer, tennis and women’s softball scholarships are awarded each semester in whole dollar amounts up to the amount of matriculation (tuition) and fees.  

Band Scholarships — The Band Scholarships are awarded by the band director to full-time students. The scholarships are awarded by audition for marching band, concert band, jazz band, orchestra, and Collegians. Scholarship amounts vary depending upon participation in the various groups.  

Career-Technical Scholarships  These scholarships are available in the skill areas which are part of programs offered at East Central. The career-technical counselor will make the awards to the winners. To receive an FBLA, Skills-USA, HOSA, DECA, FFA, TSA or Outstanding Student Scholarship, the student must enroll fulltime at East Central Community College the fall semester following high school graduation. To retain the FBLA, Skills-USA, HOSA, DECA, FFA, TSA, or Outstanding Student Scholarship, a student must maintain a B (3.0) average each semester. Any student who does not maintain a B (3.0) average is removed from the scholarship. The scholarship will be reinstated if the student earns a B (3.0) average the following semester. 

1.  A scholarship of one-half tuition per semester for four semesters will be awarded to the outstanding senior student from each Cluster Area of the six career/technical centers in the East Central Community College District. The recipient will be selected by the Director and teachers at each center in consultation with East Central’s Career-Tech Counselors and Instructors.

2.  A scholarship for one-half tuition per semester for four semesters will be awarded to the first place winners in the skill contest from the District Skills-USA Mississippi competition, District HOSA competition, District DECA Competition, District FFA Competition, and District TSA Competition.

3.  A full matriculation scholarship for four semesters will be awarded to the first place winners in the skills contest from the State Skills USA Mississippi Competition, State FBLA Competition, State HOSA Competition, State DECA Competition, State FFA Competition, and State TSA Competition.

4.  A full scholarship (Matriculation fee, room and board) for four semesters will be awarded to the first place winners in the skills contests from the National High School Skills-US Competition, National FBLA and National TSA Competition.

5.  A full matriculation scholarship per semester for two semesters will be awarded to current ECCC students who win first place in State Skills USA or PBL competitions and compete at the national level. These scholarships will be valid only for the year following the national competitions.

6.  A full scholarship (matriculation fee, room, and board) scholarship per semester for two semesters will be awarded to current ECCC students who win first place in National Skills USA or PBL competitions. These scholarships will be valid only for the year following the national competitions.

Career-Technical Non-Traditional Gender Scholarships — These scholarships are available in nontraditional gender programs, as specified by Federal Guidelines, for which the scholarships are awarded. One scholarship in the amount of one-half tuition will be presented to two students enrolled in each program that is classified as non-traditional gender each fall. To receive the scholarship the student must be enrolled in a non-traditional gender program. The student must enroll full time the fall following high school graduation and continue in the non-traditional program. The scholarship will be available for four consecutive semesters if the student meets all other requirements. To retain the non-traditional gender scholarship, the student must maintain a B (3.0) average each semester and remain in the non-traditional specified program. Any student who does not maintain a B (3.0) average or  withdraws from the non-traditional specified program will be removed from the scholarship. The scholarship will be reinstated if the student earns a B (3.0) average the following semester or returns to the non-traditional specified program. Recipients will be chosen by a committee composed of the Director of Career &Technical Education, the Instructional Counselor, and an instructor in  the Career & Technical area. The Director of Career & Technical Education will be responsible for notifying qualified high school students as to the availability of the scholarships.  

Cheerleader Scholarships  Cheerleader Scholarships are awarded to 17 students (16 cheerleaders and one mascot) who are selected by a committee. The scholarships are awarded in the following amount each semester: matriculation fee.  

First Course Tuition Free Scholarship — East Central Community College provides a scholarship to encourage adults who have not previously attended college to enroll. Any adult in the ECCC five-county district registering as a part-time student, who has not previously enrolled in college, and who otherwise meets requirements may take the first college credit course tuition free at any location in the district. The student will be responsible for any applicable fees. For purposes of this scholarship, an adult is anyone over 21 years of age who has graduated from high school or who has passed the GED Test and has been out of high school for more than one year. The tuition scholarship will be awarded for the first course only. In order to receive the scholarship, the student must complete a scholarship application form and submit it to the Office of Adult and Continuing Education for the student’s eligibility to be verified.  

Mathematics Contest Scholarship — The Mathematics Department sponsors a Mathematics Contest and Seminar in the spring each year for high school juniors and seniors in the East Central District. The winner of the mathematics contest receives a three hundred dollar ($300) tuition scholarship when entering East Central in the fall semester.  

Mississippi Junior Academy of Sciences Scholarships — The Mississippi Junior Academy of Sciences Scholarships were established at East Central Community College effective at the beginning of the 1996 fall semester. Eligible students will receive full tuition scholarships each semester for a maximum of four (4) semesters. These scholarships will be available to any Mississippi resident who is a winner in the Mississippi Junior Academy of Sciences competition and who enrolls as a full-time student at East Central Community College the fall semester following his/her high school graduation.  The Mississippi Junior Academy of Sciences Scholarships will be available to the eligible students for (4) consecutive semesters, fall and spring only, provided the students maintain 3.0 grade point averages each semester they are enrolled at ECCC.  

Music Scholarships  Music scholarships are awarded in the following areas: Music Major (voice and piano)The Music Department awards a total of eight tuition scholarships to voice and/or piano students each year provided that they meet the criteria established by the department. Recipients must declare music as their major, audition before the music faculty, and enroll as full-time students; maintain a 2.0 grade point average overall with a 3.0 in music; and perform as a member of a vocal performing group (voice music major) or perform as a member of any music performing group (piano music major). VoceThe Choral Department awards scholarships to students who are selected, through audition, to sing with the Voce, a small vocal ensemble. The amount of each scholarship is the cost of tuition per semester. Concert Choir: These scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are members of the concert choir. The scholarships in the amount of one-half tuition are awarded per semester.   

Non-Traditional Student Tuition Scholarship for Full-Time Students — The non-traditional student tuition scholarship will be available to any qualified Mississippi resident 23 years of age or older, at the time of initial enrollment, who enrolls full-time at East Central Community College in Decatur. The scholarship will be available to the student for three (3) consecutive semesters following the first twelve semester hours earned as either a part-time or fulltime student at East Central. To be eligible, a recipient must enroll as a full-time academic or technical student on the Decatur campus; must have earned all previous college credit as a student at East Central; must have earned a minimum of 12 semester hours but no more than 21 semester hours of college credit as either a full-time or part-time student at East Central Community College; must have demonstrated the capacity and a strong desire to obtain a college education by maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher for each previous semester at East Central; must complete a scholarship application form and submit it to the Vice President for Student Services' office; and must show potential for leadership, academic excellence, and have high moral standards and good character as  documented by two letters of recommendation.The recipients will be selected by the College Scholarship Committee from students who meet the criteria listed above. Proceeds from the scholarship will be credited to the recipients’ account in the Business Office and may be used to pay for tuition only. Any student awarded the nontraditional student scholarship must maintain a B (3.0) average each semester and must remain enrolled as full-time student to retain the scholarship. (See the College Catalog, Section II: Financial Aid Policies for further requirements.)  

Salutatorian Scholarships  A scholarship in the amount of one-half the cost of tuition per semester will be available to the salutatorians of Mississippi high schools who enroll full time at East Central Community College the fall semester following high school graduation. In the case of a tie, each student will be awarded the scholarship. The scholarship will be available to the student(s) for four (4) consecutive semesters provided they maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average each semester.  

Star Student Scholarships  A scholarship in the amount of tuition will be available to the star students of Mississippi high schools who enroll full-time at East Central Community College the fall semester following high school graduation. In the case of a tie, each student will be awarded the scholarship. The scholarship will be available to the student(s) for four (4) consecutive semesters provided they maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average each semester.  

TOM-TOM Scholarships  TOM-TOM Scholarships are awarded to the editor and the assistant editor of the College’s student newspaper. The editor will be awarded a tuition scholarship and the assistant editor will be awarded a half tuition scholarship during the semesters that the students hold the positions of editor or assistant editor.  

Valedictorian Scholarships -- A scholarship in the amount of tuition will be available to the valedictorians of Mississippi high schools who enroll full time at East Central Community College the fall semester following high school graduation. In the case of a tie, each student will be awarded the scholarship. The Valedictorian scholarship will be available to the student(s) for four (4) consecutive semesters provided they maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average each semester.  

Two-for-One Scholarships — In an effort to assist dislocated workers, East Central Community College offers a special Two-for-One Scholarship for part-time students. Dislocated workers who enroll as part-time students in any academic or technical class may receive a scholarship to cover the costs of tuition and fees for a second three-hour course from a designated list. In general, a dislocated worker is a person who is receiving unemployment benefits due to being laid off or losing a job and is unlikely to return to a previous occupation or who has been laid off or received a lay-off notice from a job.  To be eligible, the student must meet all regular admission requirements and may not exceed 11 credit hours including the designated course. In order to receive the scholarship, the student must complete a scholarship application and provide documentation to prove the dislocated worker status each semester that the scholarship is requested. The scholarship application and documentation must be submitted to the ECCC WIA Dislocated Worker Office for the student’s eligibility to be verified. 

WO-HE-LO Scholarships  WO-HE-LO Scholarships are awarded to the editor and the assistant editor of the College’s yearbook. The editor will be awarded a tuition scholarship and the assistant editor will be awarded a half tuition scholarship during the semesters that the students hold the positions of editor or assistant editor.  

Youth Challenge GED Scholarships — The Youth Challenge GED Scholarships were established at East Central Community College effective the fall semester of 1995. Eligible students will receive scholarships equal to one-half the amount of tuition per semester. These scholarships will be available to any Mississippi residents who graduate from the Youth Challenge Program conducted by the Mississippi National Guard at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. The Youth Challenge Program is designed to assist teenage high school dropouts. The program involves six months of intensive physical and mental training designed to instill discipline and to prepare the students to take the GED test. Program sessions are conducted twice a year from January until June and from July until December. The scholarships will be available for eligible students for four consecutive semesters provided each eligible student maintains a 2.5 grade point average each semester he/she is enrolled at East Central. Specific requirements for the scholarship include a passing score on the GED test, successful completion of the Youth Challenge Program, and a favorable recommendation by the director of the Youth Challenge Program.

ENDOWED AND OTHER SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS — Endowed and Other Special Scholarships are funded by individual and group donations and are made available to eligible students according to each scholarship’s guidelines. A packet of these scholarships will be made available to students in the office of Student Services beginning February 2017.