Scholarships

Scholarships @ ICC

Itawamba Community College offers a large number of academic achievement, leadership, and ability-based scholarships to help offset the cost of college. The following is a list of these scholarships along with the criteria for eligibility. Inquiries concerning these scholarships should be made to Candace Thomas at 662.862.8261 or cdthomas@iccms.edu. Application deadline for scholarships for each school year is the first day of classes for the Fall Semester each year. The dollar amounts listed below are two-year totals and are awarded for four consecutive semesters unless otherwise indicated. Students MUST be a Mississippi resident to receive the following scholarships.

Scholarship Programs

No scholarship listed below may be packaged together, with the exception of the Leadership scholarship. The duration of these scholarships will be for four consecutive semesters unless otherwise indicated beginning with the student’s first semester of enrollment. These scholarships will be awarded in the amount of one-fourth each semester unless otherwise indicated and renewable contingent upon the recipient completing a minimum of 15 hours with a minimum 3.0 GPA for the first semester. Recipients must also complete a minimum of 30 cumulative hours by the end of his/her second semester and 45 cumulative hours by the third semester with a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA to continue their scholarship each semester. If a scholarship recipient drops below 15 semester hours during the first six weeks of the semester, then his/her scholarship will be forfeited for the current semester as well. Scholarships may be used for tuition, fees (except ID and parking) and room/board. ACT, Academic, Career Incentive and Leadership scholarships are considered institutional scholarships from Itawamba Community College and are subject to the administrative policies of the College concerning institutionally-funded scholarships. An application for admission must be completed in order to finalize scholarship awards.

Dorm student maximum Institutional Scholarship amount may not exceed $2,925.
Commuter student maximum Institutional Scholarship amount may not exceed $1,300.

 

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ACT Scholarship

ACT Score of 28+ (or National Merit Finalist)
Full tuition, room and meals - $12,600 total, $3,150 per semester.
ACT Score of 24-27 (or National Merit Semifinalist)
Full tuition - $5,600 total, $1,400 per semester
ACT Score of 22-23
One-half tuition - $2,800 total, $700 per semester
 

Academic Scholarship

Valedictorian/Salutatorian
(#1 and #2) $10,900 total, $2,725 per semester Criteria: Must be #1 or #2 out of a high school class of 10 or more and have a 22 or better composite ACT.
Academic
One-half tuition, $2,800 total, $700 per semester Criteria: Students who did not qualify for an ACT scholarship, but have a high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale at mid-term of their senior year in the core curriculum and have a minimum 18 ACT composite score.

Adult Learner Incentive Scholarship

  • Pays half of tuition for one semester
  • Student must be 23 or older, not enrolled in college for the previous two years, and enrolling for classes to pursue a degree.
  • Student also must be a Mississippi resident, enroll in a minimum of 6 semester hours, and be in good standing with ICC

Early Career Education Scholarship

Special Career Incentive
Full tuition, $5,600 total, $1,400 per semester Criteria: Must enroll in one of ICC's vocational/technical programs and must have an ACT score of 23-27 or be a first place state or national winner in a nationally affiliated vocational student organization.
Career Incentive
One-half tuition, $2,800 total, $700 per semester Criteria: Must enroll in one of ICC's vocational/technical programs and must have an ACT score of 21-22 or be a second or third place state or national winner in a nationally affiliated vocational student organization.

Leadership Scholarship

$200 total, $100 per semester for one year

Criteria
Must be an entering freshman, who has a minimum composite ACT score of 15 and must have held a leadership position in school/community service activities or participated in leadership development groups/activities. This scholarship is awarded for 1 year at $100 per semester.

Special Achievement Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen who are involved in a nationally affiliated student organization and who have placed first, second, or third in a district, regional, state or national competition. They are awarded for one semester as follows: First place - $300, Second place - $200, Third place - $100

Foundation Scholarship

These scholarships are established and funded for ICC students by individuals, businesses, industries, or organizations. Interested applicants should read the requirements and complete an online application by April 1. A complete description of each scholarship along with the Foundation scholarship application can be found from the links above. For Foundation Scholarships contact: Jim Ingram, jingram@iccms.edu.

Competition Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded to qualified students who have special skills, talents, or abilities. They are awarded by the coaches or sponsors of these respective programs. Most will require auditions, interviews, or the submission of material for selection. Interested applicants should contact the appropriate coach or sponsor for details. Competition scholarships are awarded in the following areas:

Band
  • Instrumental Band  Try-out required by appointment during the school year, must have been in band senior year, and be recommended by high school band director
  • Dancer  Audition to a routine taught by the ICC dance instructor. Dancers will be judged on ability, flexibility, weight and size.
  • Guard  Audition to a routine taught by the ICC guard instructor. Guard candidates will be judged on ability to perform basic maneuvers (spins, tosses, etc.) and marching ability.
  • Drum Major  Audition required. Drum major candidates will be judged on their routine, conducting patterns, salute and marching ability.
  • Vocal  Students will perform a prepared song and then vocalize on various scales and sight-read. The students also need to be prepared to learn dance steps.
  • Instrumental  Students will be required to perform a prepared piece of their choosing, play scales and sight-read.
CenterStage
CenterStage is a pop show group for ICC. They are a choreographed vocal group accompanied by a band. The auditions are divided into vocal and instrumental segments.
Voice and Choir
Students will be required to sing a prepared song and then vocalize using scales. They will also work on pitch exercises, tonal memory and sight-reading.
Piano
Auditions for piano and/or accompanying scholarships should be scheduled by appointment at the student's earliest convenience before the semester of enrollment. Student must audition with two memorized selections from contrasting style periods and be prepared to sight read a relatively easy selection.
Art/Graphic Communications
Students receiving Art scholarships are required to follow the Art curriculum as stated in the ICC Catalog. Scholarships are awarded based on a review of 12-15 submitted examples of the student's work. Bring your art portfolio (drawings, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, cartoons, etc.) or mail them to Shawn Whittington, Art Dept., ICC, 602 W. Hill Street, Fulton, MS 38843. The deadline for Fall awards is April 4.
Indian Delegation
Indian Delegation is a student recruiting team formed to recruit potential students and serve as goodwill ambassadors for ICC. Interested students should submit a completed Indian Delegation application with 2 letters of recommendation by April 1. Applications can be obtained by contacting sponsor or from the ICC website.
Cheerleader
 
Publications (Newspaper)
 
Publications (Yearbook)
 
Jazz Band
 
Athletics
Football, Men's and Women's Basketball, Baseball, Men's and Women's Soccer, Softball, Golf, and Men's and Women's Tennis.
Miss Mississippi's Outstanding Teen Pageant
Itawamba Community College will award the following scholarships for Miss Mississippi's Outstanding Teen Winners: $4,800 tuition-waiver scholarship to Miss Ms Outstanding Teen winner and a $2,400 tuition-waiver scholarship to each of the Top Ten finalists. Winners should contact the Director of Scholarships.
Miss ICC Pageant
The winner of the Miss ICC Pageant will be awarded a tuition scholarship. The first alternate will be awarded one-half tuition. Contact the Director of Scholarships for additional information.
Miss Mississippi Preliminary Pageant
ICC will award a two-year tuition scholarship to the winner of a pageant that is a preliminary to the Miss Mississippi Pageant. In the event the winner does not attend ICC, the next highest finalist will receive a two-year one-half tuition scholarship. Winners of pageants desiring to use this scholarship should contact the Director of Scholarships.
Miss Mississippi
Itawamba Community College will award the following scholarships for Miss Mississippi winners: $4,800 tuition-waiver scholarship to Miss Mississippi and $2,400 tuition-waiver scholarship to each of the Top Ten finalists. Winners should contact the Director of Scholarships.
Mississippi Miss Hospitality
Itawamba Community College will award a $4,800 two-year scholarship for the winner of Mississippi's Miss Hospitality Scholarship Pageant and a $2,400 two-year scholarship for the first, second, third and fourth alternate provided the student elects to attend ICC. Miss Hospitality should contact the Director of Scholarships.