Eagle Scout & Gold Award Scholarships


Hinds is proud to offer a scholarship to graduating high school seniors who achieve Eagle Scout Rank through the Boy Scouts of America or the Gold Award through the Girl Scouts of the United States of America.


One-time $500 award


First day of classes of the first freshman semester


  • Must 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.
  • Enroll full-time (15 or more hours) in your first freshman semester.
  • Be admitted to Hinds as a Mississippi resident and as a U.S. citizen.

How to Apply

  • Submit an Application for Admission to Hinds CC, and you’ll receive your student ID and HindsNet login credentials via email.
  • Using your HindsNet login credentials, log in to the ScholarshipUniverse portal. From there, you’ll answer a series of questions that will match you to scholarship opportunities. After answering the question regarding your Scout award, you will be presented with the application for the Eagle Scout or Gold Award Scholarship.
  • Upload ScholarshipUniverse a copy of your award certificate or letter from a council leader.

Please note: this scholarship is not awarded in summer terms.

For more information, please call 601-857-3502.


Kathryn Cole
Dean of Enrollment Services