Mississippi Valley State University is a certified National collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Institution. As such, student athletes must have their initial-eligibility status determined only by the NCAA clearinghouse. Athletic scholarships may be granted to first-time freshmen, and two-year college transfers who meet the NCAA requirements for initial eligibility certification. In addition, they must also meet the admission requirements as determined by Mississippi Valley State University in order to be granted an athletic scholarship. Applicants for this scholarship must be recommended by their high school coach; register with the NCAA clearinghouse and complete a student-release form; and be interviewed/accepted by a representative of the University from the athletic sport in which they are seeking scholarship assistance. Scholarships are available in eighteen (18) sports which include: basketball (men (M) and women (W), tennis (M and W), golf (M and W); Softball (W); six sports in track (3-M and 3-W); volleyball (W); baseball (M); bowling (W); football (M); and soccer (W). Athletic scholarship awards are dependent upon availability of funds and are subject to prorating. For further information pertaining to athletics scholarships, contact the Mississippi Valley State University Director of Athletics at 662.254.3550.
Mississippi Valley Sate University offers other scholarships not awarded through the Financial Aid Office to deserving MVSU students.
The Mississippi Valley State University Foundation (General) Scholarship awards a number of annual scholarships to deserving students through a discretionary fund. The number and amount of these scholarships are determined by a majority vote of Mississippi Valley State University Foundation Board members. For further information contact the Office of University Relations at 662.254.3572.