Office of Financial Aid

University of Mississippi

Sumners Grant

You have been awarded the Sumners Grant because you are a resident of Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Montgomery, or Webster County in Mississippi.

In order to confirm your eligibility for the award, you must complete the Sumners Grant Application . This application must be completed annually. The Sumners Foundation will review your application and check residency. Then they will notify Financial Aid if you have been approved for the award.

Eligibility for the Award
You must have resided for 12 continuous months in one of the five Sumners counties prior to enrollment.

You must be enrolled in a degree program. Teacher certification courses may also be approved (except for visiting students) if documented as such by the School of Education.

Independent students who have not established a residence in one of the Sumners counties may not establish eligibility by the address of parents who reside in one of the eligible counties.

Terms and Conditions of the Award
You must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress to continue to receive the Sumner’s Grant. If suspended, you may appeal, but appeals must be in by the appeals deadline. Grades are checked at the end of each spring semester.

You cannot receive the Sumner’s Grant for more than one degree at the same level.

The amount you will receive is based on the number of hours in which you are enrolled, and the grant cannot exceed your Cost of Attendance when combined with all other types of aid.

If you withdraw from the university within the 100 percent institutional refund period (the first 10 days of classes), any scholarship that has already credited to your bursar account must be repaid in full.

For more details, please refer to the Sumners Grant information page.