Full tuition scholarships are awarded to winners of Distinguished Young Women and Miss Hospitality pageants throughout the state of Mississippi. Students who qualify for this scholarship must accept it during the fall semester immediately following its presentation. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the scholarship. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA on 15 semester hours to remain eligible. DYW and Miss Hospitality Scholarships are valid for four semesters. Exceptions on semester hours may be made for students in certain CTE programs.

Distinguished Young Women and Miss Hospitality scholarships may be combined with Academic and/or Service scholarships. Any additional scholarship credit may be applied to room & board for students choosing to live in Campus Housing.
Scholarships cannot be redeemed for cash value or distributed as a refund.

Institutional scholarships cannot exceed institutional costs. Scholarships may be reduced based on Federal Financial Aid guidelines as well as state and local policies. The board reserves the right to change any and all fees at any point in the semester.