Frequently Asked Questions
What is the committee evaluating?
The committee determines semi-finalists by looking for characteristics of humility, grit, and open-mindedness along with other servant leadership qualities in each applicant.
What is the goal for participants of the Luckyday Scholars Program?
Through specific programming with the Luckyday Scholars Program, scholars will have the opportunities to develop as servant leaders striving to give back to their peer community, MSU community, and local community.
What programming is offered through the Luckyday Scholars Program?
The Luckyday Scholars Program offers residential community involvement, intentional programming, and professional growth opportunities centered around ideas of servant leadership.
What support is provided through the Luckyday Scholars Program?
The Luckyday Scholars Program strives to support its scholars in becoming successful academically and socially while developing as servant leaders of the MSU and Starkville community.
Is there a housing requirement for Luckyday Scholars Program recipients?
Yes, freshmen year, the incoming cohort lives in Cresswell Hall. The Housing application goes live October 1st of each year. Please go ahead and complete the housing application as needed.
Once finalists are offered the Luckyday Scholarship, someone will contact the finalists about updating housing arrangements to Cresswell Hall. Please visit the Department of Housing and Residence Life website for more information.
What monetary support is provided through the Luckyday Scholars Program award?
$24,000 over 4 years ($6,000 per year)
Is the Luckyday Scholars Program award stackable with other scholarships?
Yes, it can be stacked with any other scholarships offered by the university.
What is required of scholars in the Luckyday Scholars Program?
- Freshmen and sophomores must maintain a GPA of 2.5 to 4.0.
- Juniors and seniors must maintain a GPA of 2.75 to 4.0.
- Scholars falling below this requirement will be placed on probation for the semester and meet with program staff.
- Scholars must note the requirements for volunteer hours each semester.
- The incoming freshmen cohort takes a 3 credit-hour course during their incoming fall semester.
- The incoming freshmen cohort live in Cresswell Hall their first year.
- All scholars attend general semester meetings in the fall and spring to learn about program opportunities related to the Luckyday Scholarship Program's core values: scholarship, community, service, and leadership.
Who should I contact if I’m interested in learning more about the Luckyday Scholars Program award?
You can learn more about the Luckyday Scholars Program from your MSU Admission Counselor.