ACT Scholarships


Hinds Community College is proud to offer the ACT Scholarship to eligible, first-time freshmen students.


Scholarship ACT Composite Score or Superscore Total Scholarship Package
ACT Faculty Scholarship 21—24 $4,000
ACT Deans Scholarship 25—28 $6,000
ACT Presidential Scholarship 29 and above $12,000

 * The amounts listed above are divided equally over 4 consecutive semesters (excluding Summer terms).

Effective in the Fall 2020 semester, Hinds will use ACT “superscores” to determine eligibility for the ACT Freshman Scholarship. An ACT superscore is the average of a student’s highest sub-scores in each of the four subject areas from all of their ACT attempts. Students are encouraged to submit all official ACT scores to Hinds so a superscore can be calculated.


First day of classes of the first freshman semester (excluding summer terms).


  • Submit an Application for Admission to Hinds CC.
  • Submit an official ACT composite score or Superscore of 21 or above before the first day of classes. The scholarship award amount is based on the official ACT scores on file in the Office of Admissions on the first day of classes.  Scholarship award amounts cannot be changed by submitting new or additional scores after the first day of classes.
  • Be a first-time entering freshman, meaning Hinds must be the first college you attend after receiving your high school diploma or High School Equivalency diploma.
  • Be admitted to Hinds as a Mississippi resident and as a U.S. citizen.
  • Have a standard high school diploma or High School Equivalency diploma.

Please note: to receive and retain this award, ACT Scholarship recipients are required to enroll in and be marked present in 15 or more credit hours each semester complete each semester with 12 or more credit hours and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Cumulative GPA includes all credit earned at Hinds, even while dual enrolled.

For more information, please see the ACT Scholarship Policy in the student handbook or call 601-857-3502.


Kathryn Cole
Dean of Enrollment Services