Scholarships


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 (16/17). To be considered for most scholarships in Animal and Dairy Sciences, students MUST have submitted the FAFSA form each year. This is a requirement even if students are not eligible for, or choose not to accept, federal aid. For more information, contact the Student Financial Aid office.

Scholarship deadline is February 15, 2017.

The following scholarships are awarded through the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences.

Bryan and Nona Baker Endowed Scholarship in Animal and Dairy Sciences

- established by Dr. & Mrs. Bryan Baker; awarded to students, sophomores standing or above, in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences. Based on academic achievement, leadership ability and character.

Bryan Baker and Bill G. Diggs Endowed Scholarship

- awarded to a student based on academic achievement, leadership ability and character. Recipients must have completed at least 30 credit hours.

Reverend and Mrs. William Page Brown Memorial Scholarship

- founded by Paul B. Brown in memory of his parents. Candidates must be enrolled in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, have completed at least 30 hours with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students receiving the award shall have them renewed for their junior and senior year provided they maintain a 3.0 GPA average.

Myles Carpenter-Bill McGee Endowed Scholarship

– established by Mississippi, Oktibbeha County, and Tri-County Dairy Herd Improvement Associations. Candidates must be a full time Animal and Dairy Sciences undergraduate student, have sophomore, junior, or senior standing with a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Awarded based on good moral character, leadership ability, and financial need. Priority given to Mississippi residents majoring in Dairy Production.

Dr. Mark Crenshaw Annual Scholarship

- established by friends and colleagues of Dr. Mark Crenshaw. Candidates must be a full time Animal and Dairy Science Undergraduate student with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Awarded based on good moral character, demonstrated leadership ability, and financial need. Priority given to students with an interest in a career in Extension.

Billy Gene Diggs Memorial Scholarship

- donated by friends, family, and associates of Bill Diggs. Candidates must be full time students at Mississippi State University, with at least junior classification and either be an active member of the Block & Bridle Club or an Animal Science major. Awarded on the basis of financial need, merit, academic achievement or any combination of these.

Fuquay Endowed Scholarship in Animal and Dairy Sciences

- established by Dr. & Mrs. John W. Fuquay with support from former students and associates; awarded annually to support the education of students with a dairy interest in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences.

Henry H. Leveck Memorial Scholarship Fund

- donated by Mrs. Hortense Leveck. Candidates must be full-time students, junior or senior classification and be majoring in Animal Science. Awarded on the basis of leadership, academic achievement, financial need or any combination of these.

Sherry Levin Memorial Scholarship

– established in memory of Sherry Levin by the Mississippi Eventing and Dressage Association. Candidates must be members of the Mississippi State University Horseman's Association and be involved with the Mississippi State University Equestrian Team.

Janice McCool Durff and Alma McCool Liles Endowment and Scholarship Fund

- established by Barney and Inez McCool to honor their daughters. Candidates must be full-time undergraduate students majoring in Animal Science with a preference given to candidates interested in equine. Awarded on the basis of financial need, merit, and academic achievement, or any combination of these.

Glenn McCullough Memorial Scholarship

– funded by Mr. Glenn L. McCullough, Sr. in honor of his father, a long-time dairyman. Candidates must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement, leadership ability, and good moral character; preference given to candidates in the dairy program concentration.

Mississippi State Equine Association Scholarship

– donated by the Mississippi State Equine Association; awarded to a full-time senior undergraduate Animal and Dairy Science student with a Science/Veterinary Science concentration. Candidates must be from Mississippi and have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale; be of good moral character and have demonstrated leadership ability and financial need.

Rodney Moore Scholarship

– established by Mr. Rodney Moore; awarded to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences as a production/business management student. Candidates must have a minimum 3.0 GPA based on a 4.0 system, be of good moral character and have demonstrated integrity, leadership ability and financial need.

J. Enoch R. Norton Endowed Scholarship

– established by the Norton trustees in memory of Mr. Enoch Norton a graduate of Mississippi State University Dairy Sciences. Candidates must be full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences; have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership ability, and financial need; and have shown academic achievement.

Dero and Adelaide Ramsey Annual Scholarship

- established by Dero and Adelaide Ramsey. Candidates must be a full time Animal and Dairy Sciences undergraduate student with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Awarded based on good moral character, demonstrated leadership ability, and financial need.

W. L. Buddy Richmond Scholarship

- donated by the Mississippi Pork Producers Association in honor of Buddy Richmond. Awarded to an Animal Science student on the basis of financial need, merit, academic record or any combination of these. Student must be majoring in Animal Science.

O. W. Scott Memorial Scholarship

- donated by Delta Santa Gertrudis Association in memory of O. W. Scott, a pioneer breeder of Santa Gertrudis cattle in Mississippi. Awarded on the basis of need, merit and academic record or any combination of these.

Gerald and Gail Taylor Annual Scholarship

- donated by friends and family of Gerald and Gale Taylor. Awarded to an Animal Science student on the basis of academic achievement, good moral character, demonstrated leadership ability, and financial need.