Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program

How to Apply

We are still seeking great applicants! Apply by December 15th for priority consideration.

For more information about each of these steps, please see the information below.

We strongly encourage students to start gathering their application materials ahead of time, so that you are fully prepared and have time to collect everything you need. Please see the eligibility requirements and the application requirements for detailed information on what you will need to submit.

Step 1: Gather Materials

You will need the following materials to apply for the scholarship:


  • Two (2) essay question responses (to be inserted into the online application). Prepare your responses now and copy and paste them into the online application.
  • Step 2: Apply to MSU

    To apply to Mississippi State, complete the Admissions Application.

    In addition to the completed on-line application, you will need to submit the following:

    If you would like more information about being admitted to Mississippi State University, please see the Office of Admissions website.

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    Step 3: Applying to the MET & Shackouls

    Once you have been fully admitted to Mississippi State, you will receive an official admission letter with your net ID and password. You can use this information to log in to the student portal, myState. If you would prefer, you may also apply to the MET using our paper application.

    Once you've logged in to myState, the METP application will be the very last button on the right, as in the picture below.

    Application Screenshot

    All students who are part of the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program will also participate in the Shackouls Honors College and must complete their application. For more information, please visit the Shackouls Honors College website.

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    Step 4: Recommendation Letters

    Please send two letters of recommendation. It is important that you solicit recommendations from teachers who have taught you in academic subjects, who know you well, and who have seen you at your best. Please ask your teachers for letters of recommendation well in advance of application deadlines to give them ample time to write a strong letter for you.

    Letters should should be addressed as follows:

    METP Application Review Committee
    Mailstop 9705
    332 Allen Hall
    Mississippi State, MS 39762

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    More Information

    Scholarship application review begins in January, with finalist interviews beginning in mid-Febraury. Recipients will be notified by early April.

    Spring Admission: The MET program does not offer an application process for students wishing to enter college in the spring semester. If there are special circumstances surrounding your late application or if you have questions about applying, please call 662-325-5543.

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