UMMC Policy and Procedure Manual E-AA-GEN-GEN-PO-00029
Subject: Scholarships and Waivers Under the IHL 703.04 Guidelines
Old Title: University of Mississippi Medical Center Scholarships and Waivers (703.04)
Revised Date: 5/4/2021 Effective Date: 6/23/2015
Prepared By:
Dorothy R. Singleton
Approved By:
Ralph H. Didlake

Scholarships and Waivers Under the IHL 703.04 Guidelines

PURPOSE: MS IHL E&G Scholarships, Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships Reporting Policy The University of Mississippi Medical Center has scholarships and waivers that fall under the 703.04 guidelines of IHL Board of Trustees Policies & Bylaws.

POLICY:

Scholarships

MD/PhD Scholarship Award: The purpose of the program is to train medical researchers. The MD/PhD Scholarship provides for both medical and graduate school tuition.

Dean’s Scholarship: The Dean’s Scholarship is a full-tuition recruitment scholarship awarded to PhD students in both the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences and the John D. Bower School of Population Health. A limited number of Master’s students in the School of Graduate Studies are also awarded a Dean’s Scholarship.

Vice Chancellor’s Mission Specific Scholarship: Scholarship awarded to students designated by the Vice Chancellor. These scholarships would be given to students to ensure that UMMC continues to meet the mission of the Medical Center.

Waivers

Out-of-State Tuition Waivers: Waivers may be granted to out-of-state students enrolled in traditional programs as outlined below for students at UMMC within the Schools of Nursing, Health Related Professions, Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences, and John D. Bower School of Population Health. This waiver was implemented to meet the requirements of Miss. Code Ann 37-103-25 (3). All waivers are contingent upon the student’s submission of timely and adequate proof of meeting applicable criteria.

1) School of Nursing - Graduate level students who are residents of contiguous states.

2) School of Health Related Professions - Graduate level students who are residents of contiguous states.

3) School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences - PhD students may receive a waiver of non-resident fees if they meet the minimum criteria. PhD students must have a baccalaureate degree in a relevant scientific discipline, and either a minimum GPA of 3.0, or a GRE score >300 on the combined verbal and quantitative scores.

4) John D. Bower School of Population Health - Students in PhD programs may receive a waiver of non-resident fees if they meet the minimum criteria. PhD students must have a baccalaureate degree in a relevant discipline and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Waiver renewals for all students are dependent on continued compliance with all applicable criteria.

This policy applies to students who are not MS residents enrolled in traditional (not distance learning) programs.

SCOPE: Students in the School of Nursing, School of Health Related Professions, School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences, and John D. Bower School of Population Health

PROCEDURES: Institutional Scholarships are awarded by the scholarship committee of each school through the school’s documented procedure and notification of awards are forwarded to the Office of Student Financial Aid. The scholarship recipients are reevaluated at the end of each academic year.

REFERENCES:

MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE. 2013 Regular Session. House Bill 1461. Section 37-103-25, Mississippi Code of 1972.

Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. University of Mississippi Medical Center Bulletin. Jackson (MS): University of Mississippi Medical Center; current edition. General Information section.