University High School Alumni Association Scholarship
The University High School Alumni Association Scholarship is an academic scholarship to The University of Mississippi for full-time undergraduate students who are direct descendants of anyone who attended the University High School from 1929 to 1967. The scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman or transfer student for their first year at Ole Miss. The minimum stipend is $1,250 for each of the first two semesters, for a total of $2,500.
The UHS Scholarship has been endowed by the UHS Alumni Association by providing a yearly income for the scholarship from an investment fund. However, there needed to be a process to continue the yearly UHS scholarship after there are no longer living alumni. Therefore, the UHS Alumni board has asked the University of Mississippi Foundation to administer the scholarship going forward.
Beginning with the next school year (2023-2024), the UHS Scholarship will be awarded in a different way. The UHS scholarship committee will no longer receive or act upon applications. The Office of Financial Aid will make a selection based on need and merit, with need being primary. When awarding the scholarship the only practical way to determine need is giving priority to applicants with the fewest other scholarship monies. The scholarship money amount or process should not, however, deter applicants, and all qualifying students are encouraged to apply. Applicants should go to the University of Mississippi Financial Aid website and check the UHS Scholarship box, then list their UHS ancestor. The ancestors name can be added later if necessary. There will be a verification process to ensure the ancestor attended UHS.
Applications must be completed before February 1st.