Scholarship Program

Scholarship Qualifications & Procedures

The Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will award up to four (4) scholarships annually in the amount of $3,000.00 each. These scholarships will be awarded to four students enrolled in institutions of higher learning as described in these qualifications and procedures.

1.  Eligible applicants must be a current employee of MDWFP or an employee of MWFP Foundation, the legal dependent of aMDWFP/MWFP Foundation employee, or a current intern with MDWFP.

2.  Eligible applicants must be a legal resident of the state of Mississippi.

3.  Eligible applicants must hold a current Mississippi hunting and fishing license.

4.  Eligible applicants must be officially enrolled in a public or private college/university or community college within the state of MS and must be classified by hours as a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate.

5.  Applicants must be seeking a major or minor degree in any field of study that relates to or contributes to the MS Department of Wildlife,Fisheries & Parks. This shall be determined by the scholarship committee.

6.  Eligible applicants must obtain at least a 2.5 GPA when applying for the scholarship.

7.  The application package must include the following documents:
     a. A school transcript properly documented to the beginning of the fall semester during which scholarship application is filed.
     b. A fully completed MWFP Foundation scholarship application form.

8.  Previous winners are not eligible to re-apply.

Application Details

Applicants may download a scholarship form HERE. Please mail or submit application and all other documentation as noted under the Scholarship Qualifications & Procedures to:

MWFP Foundation
Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 14194
Jackson, MS 39236

Applications must be received by the designated deadline. Applications must be postmarked no later than July 15th of the current year. The selection committee will not consider applications received late for review. Notification of the MWFP Foundation scholarship recipients will be officially completed by the first week of August of the current year. A copy of the award notification will be mailed to the award winners along with an invitation to a presentation luncheon with the Board of Directors of the Foundation of Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks.

Scholarships shall be awarded to those applicants who meet the criteria of scholarship qualifications. The selection committee shall consist of the three scholarship committee members and, if needed, a designated ex-officio member, either the Chairman of the Board of the Foundation or the Executive Director.

The decision made by the selection committee is final! Should interested applicants or school officials see the need for inquiries, please send questions/concerns to the Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

Timeline for Scholarships
February 1st – Scholarship Applications Open
July 15th – Scholarship Applications Close
3rd Week of July – Selection Review
4th Week of July – Applicant Interviews
1st Week of August – Presentation of Awards