Chinese Flagship 4-Year Scholarships
Important note: for recipients entering the program in fall of 2020, the Chinese Flagship “4-year” scholarship will become a “5-year” scholarship, with the last year of funding going toward Capstone. Recipients will receive $6,250 per year.
The University of Mississippi Chinese Flagship Program will award 4-year Flagship Scholarships to three of its most competitive incoming freshmen, the Chinese Flagship Scholars. All applicants are eligible, if they complete high school with a 3.5 or higher core GPA (as determined by the UM admissions office) and an ACT score of 28 or higher (SAT of 1310 or higher). Priority will be given to students who meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Have achieved roughly advanced proficiency
- Have successfully completed an academic year abroad through a reputable program that includes a homestay and academic courses in Chinese, such as the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)*
- Have completed at least 4 years of a K-12 immersion program.
Flagship Scholars receive $8,000 per year for four years. Like the scholarships offered by other selective special programs, such as Honors, Croft, CME, MTEP, etc., these scholarships may be combined with most other forms of financial assistance, including Academic Excellence scholarships.
While enrolled and receiving the scholarship as an undergraduate at Ole Miss and in the UM Chinese Flagship program, Flagship Scholars must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 and earn a B or better in each Flagship course (courses must be approved in advance by the Flagship co-directors). Flagship scholars must also demonstrate progress towards the two primary objectives of the program: Superior (or ILR 3) proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, and commitment to successful completion of the Chinese Flagship Capstone Year. The Chinese Flagship on-line application is both for admission into the program and for the Flagship Scholarship competition. If you would like to be considered for other University of Mississippi scholarships, you must complete the general UM Scholarship application available through the UM online supplemental application.
*Note: NSLI-Y is both prestigious and competitive. Anecdotal evidence suggests that applicants receive preference for strong leadership skills, maturity, work in a group, and practical independent experiences over academics or language abilities.