Hinds Community College is proud to offer the following ACT scholarships to eligible recipients:

ScholarshipACT ScoreScholarship Amount
ACT Faculty Scholarship21-24$4,000 total scholarship package
ACT Deans Scholarship25-28$6,000 total scholarship package
ACT Presidential Scholarship29 and above$12,000 total scholarship package

* The amounts listed above are divided equally over 4 consecutive semesters. 

Criteria to be eligible to receive and retain an ACT scholarship

  • Be a first-time entering freshman (Hinds must be the first college you attend after receiving your high school diploma or High School Equivalency diploma).
  • Be classified as a U.S. citizen and a Mississippi resident.
  • Have a standard high school diploma or High School Equivalency diploma.
  • Submit an official ACT composite score of 21 or above before the first day of class.
  • Enroll in and be marked present in 15 or more credit hours each semester.
  • Complete each semester with 12 or more credit hours.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (cumulative GPA includes all credit earned at Hinds, even while dual enrolled).
  • The scholarship award amount is based on the highest ACT composite score on file in the Office of Admissions on the first day of classes.
  • Scholarship award amounts cannot be changed by submitting a new score after the first day of classes.
  • ACT Scholarships are awarded for four consecutive semesters (ACT scholarships do not cover summer terms).

No application is required for the ACT Scholarship! If all criteria are met before the first day of the freshman semester, eligible recipients will be awarded this scholarship automatically. The appropriate award amount will be posted to the eligible student’s account 10 days prior to the first day of classes. For more information, please see the ACT Scholarship Policy in the student handbook or call 601.857.3767 or 1.800.HINDSCC.