Our Opportunities

The GO system allows eligible students to apply for USM Foundation Scholarships, Freshman and Transfer Designation-Based scholarships, the Luckyday Foundation Citizenship Scholars Program, Honors College Incoming Freshman Admission and Scholarships and other undergraduate scholarships. For more information about these opportunities, including eligibility requirements/qualifications, please see the list below. You can also find more information about many of these scholarships at www.usm.edu/scholarships.

To begin the application process, students must sign in with their Campus ID (wxxxxxx or wxxxxxxx) and SOAR password. They will then be directed to the general application and to any additional application materials required for specific opportunities and programs. Note that students must be admitted to the university in order to access the scholarship portal.

Admission and Scholarship application deadlines for the 2019-20 academic year are as follows:

  • December 1 | University Admissions deadline for High School Senior Scholarship consideration including, but not limited to, Freshman Academic and Designation-Based Scholarships, the Luckyday Foundation Citizenship Scholars Program, and Honors College Incoming Freshman Admission and Scholarships
  • December 15 | Priority Date for FAFSA (Financial Aid Application)
  • January 5 | Admissions and documentation application deadline for Transfer Academic and Designation-Based Scholarships for transfer students entering Southern Miss the spring 2019 semester
  • January 15 | Program application deadline for Competitive Scholarship Applications – Luckyday Foundation Citizenship Scholars Program, Honors College Incoming Freshman Admission and Scholarships
  • February 15 | Priority date for the General Application
  • May 1 | National Merit Semifinalist and Finalist Applications
  • July 1 | Documentation application deadline for Freshman Designation-Based Scholarships
  • August 1 | Admissions and documentation application deadline for Transfer Academic and Designation-Based Scholarships for transfer students entering Southern Miss the fall 2019 semester
Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Gulf Coast Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide funds to be used at the discretion of The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The purpose of this fund is to provide funds to be used at the...
  • Deadline: 06/19/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/19/2019
$500.00 Association of Office Professionals Scholarship
This scholarship is to support students pursuing a degree in education, technology, or business, with a preference towards those intending to work...
This scholarship is to support students pursuing a degree in education,...
  • Deadline: 06/26/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline06/26/2019
$1,000 annually for four years Freshman Designation-Based: Boys/Girls Nation Scholarship
The Freshman Designation-Based: Boys/Girls Nation Scholarships is available to students the fall semester immediately following high school...
The Freshman Designation-Based: Boys/Girls Nation Scholarships is...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2019
  • Award: $1,000 annually for four years
Deadline07/01/2019
One-time award of $1,000 Freshman Designation-Based: Boys/Girls State Scholarship (Mississippi Residents Only)
Mississippi Residents Only: The Freshman Designation-Based: Boys/Girls State Scholarship is available to students the fall semester immediately...
Mississippi Residents Only: The Freshman Designation-Based: Boys/Girls...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2019
  • Award: One-time award of $1,000
Deadline07/01/2019
One-time award of $1,000 ($500 per semester) Freshman Designation-Based: Distinguished Young Women's Scholarship - Local (Mississippi Residents Only)
Mississippi Residents Only: The Freshman Designation-Based: Distinguished Young Women’s Scholarship – Local Scholarship is available to students...
Mississippi Residents Only: The Freshman Designation-Based:...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2019
  • Award: One-time award of $1,000 ($500 per semester)
Deadline07/01/2019
$1,000 annually for four years Freshman Designation-Based: Distinguished Young Women's Scholarship - State (Mississippi Residents Only)
The Freshman Designation-Based: Distinguished Young Women’s Scholarship – State (Mississippi Residents Only) is available to students the fall...
The Freshman Designation-Based: Distinguished Young Women’s Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2019
  • Award: $1,000 annually for four years
Deadline07/01/2019
$1,000 annually for four years Freshman Designation-Based: Eagle Scout/Gold Award Scholarship
The Freshman Designation-Based: Eagle Scout/Gold Award Scholarship is available to students the fall semester immediately following high school...
The Freshman Designation-Based: Eagle Scout/Gold Award Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2019
  • Award: $1,000 annually for four years
Deadline07/01/2019
$1,000 annually for four years Freshman Designation-Based: STAR Student Scholarship (Mississippi Residents Only)
Mississippi Residents Only: The Freshman Designation-Based: STAR Student Scholarship is available to students the fall semester immediately...
Mississippi Residents Only: The Freshman Designation-Based: STAR...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2019
  • Award: $1,000 annually for four years
Deadline07/01/2019
This award is worth $1,000 annually for four years ($500 per semester). Freshman Designation-Based: Student Body President Scholarship
The Freshman Designation-Based: Student Body President Scholarship is available to students the fall semester immediately following high school...
The Freshman Designation-Based: Student Body President Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2019
  • Award: This award is worth $1,000 annually for four years ($500 per semester).
Deadline07/01/2019
$1,000 annually for four years Freshman Designation-Based: Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship
The Freshman Designation-Based: Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship is available to students the fall semester immediately following high school...
The Freshman Designation-Based: Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2019
  • Award: $1,000 annually for four years
Deadline07/01/2019
$1,000 annually for two years Honors College: Honors Keystone Application
This is the application for admission to Honors Keystone in the Honors College at Southern Miss. If you are a current Honors College student, you...
This is the application for admission to Honors Keystone in the Honors...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2019
  • Award: $1,000 annually for two years
Deadline07/01/2019
This is a one-time award of $2,000 ($1,000 per semester). University-Based Agreement: VEX Scholarship
The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation seeks to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering and...
The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation seeks to increase...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2019
  • Award: This is a one-time award of $2,000 ($1,000 per semester).
Deadline07/01/2019
Varies Rotary Club of Hattiesburg - Grover Anderson Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to capable and deserving students with a 2.75 GPA. Preference shall be given to children,...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to capable and...
  • Deadline: 07/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/15/2019
This award is worth $4,000 annually for two years ($2,000 per semester). Incoming Fall Transfer Academic: Community/Junior College Transfer Academic Scholarship (48 - 89 hours; 3.0 or higher transfer cumulative GPA)
Incoming Fall Transfer Academic Scholarships are available to incoming transfer students immediately following enrollment from their last...
Incoming Fall Transfer Academic Scholarships are available to incoming...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2019
  • Award: This award is worth $4,000 annually for two years ($2,000 per semester).
Deadline08/01/2019
This is a one-time award of $4,000 ($2,000 per semester). Incoming Fall Transfer Academic: Community/Junior College Transfer Academic Scholarship (90-119 hours; 3.0 or higher transfer cumulative GPA)
Incoming Fall Transfer Academic Scholarships are available to incoming transfer students immediately following enrollment from their last...
Incoming Fall Transfer Academic Scholarships are available to incoming...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2019
  • Award: This is a one-time award of $4,000 ($2,000 per semester).
Deadline08/01/2019
Award is worth $4,000 annually for three years Incoming Fall Transfer Academic: University Transfer Academic Scholarship (0-47 hours; 3.0 or higher transfer cumulative GPA; 3.0 or higher CORE high school GPA; 21 or higher ACT)
Incoming Fall Transfer Academic Scholarships are available to incoming transfer students immediately following enrollment from their last...
Incoming Fall Transfer Academic Scholarships are available to incoming...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2019
  • Award: Award is worth $4,000 annually for three years
Deadline08/01/2019
This is a one-time award of $1,000 ($500 fall and following spring semester). Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based: All-Academic First State/National Team Scholarship
Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships are available to incoming fall transfer students immediately following enrollment from their...
Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships are available to...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2019
  • Award: This is a one-time award of $1,000 ($500 fall and following spring semester).
Deadline08/01/2019
This is a one-time award of $1,000 ($500 fall and following spring semester). Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based: Eagle Scout/Gold Award Scholarship
Mississippi Residents Only: Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships are available to incoming fall transfer students immediately...
Mississippi Residents Only: Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2019
  • Award: This is a one-time award of $1,000 ($500 fall and following spring semester).
Deadline08/01/2019
$1,000 Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based: Phi Theta Kappa Officer Scholarship
Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships are available to incoming fall transfer students immediately following enrollment from their...
Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships are available to...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline08/01/2019
$4,500 per year; $9,000 for two years Incoming Fall Transfer: Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is available to incoming transfer students immediately following enrollment from their last institution with valid...
The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is available to incoming transfer...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2019
  • Award: $4,500 per year; $9,000 for two years
Deadline08/01/2019
Award is worth $4,000 annually for two years. Incoming Fall Transfer Academic: University Transfer Academic Scholarship (48 - 89 hours; 3.0 or higher transfer cumulative GPA; 3.0 or higher CORE high school GPA; 21 or higher ACT)
Incoming Fall Transfer Academic Scholarships are available to incoming transfer students immediately following enrollment from their last...
Incoming Fall Transfer Academic Scholarships are available to incoming...
  • Deadline: 08/07/2019
  • Award: Award is worth $4,000 annually for two years.
Deadline08/07/2019
Award is worth $4,000 annually for one year. Incoming Fall Transfer Academic: University Transfer Academic Scholarship (90-119 hours; 3.0 or higher transfer cumulative GPA; 3.0 or higher CORE high school GPA; 21 or higher ACT)
Incoming Fall Transfer Academic Scholarships are available to incoming transfer students immediately following enrollment from their last...
Incoming Fall Transfer Academic Scholarships are available to incoming...
  • Deadline: 08/07/2019
  • Award: Award is worth $4,000 annually for one year.
Deadline08/07/2019
$0.00 Fall Scholarship Appeal
This application is for students requesting a change to a scholarship status administered by the Office of Undergraduate Scholarships. Appeals are...
This application is for students requesting a change to a scholarship...
  • Deadline: 08/25/2019
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline08/25/2019
One-time award to cover one class (3 or 4 credit hours) tuition-free. Test Drive A Degree Scholarship
Test Drive a Degree Scholarships are available to incoming students. Students are eligible if they have not attended college in the past three...
Test Drive a Degree Scholarships are available to incoming students....
  • Deadline:
  • Award: One-time award to cover one class (3 or 4 credit hours) tuition-free.
Varies John and Molly Mann Annual Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who exhibits strength in character, has demonstrated a balance of extracurricular...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Singing River Federal Credit Union Annual Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student from Jackson, George or Greene counties who has completed 12 hours of credit....
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student from...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Stephen L. Hatten Sigma Chi Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students who are active members or pledges of the Theta Delta Chapter of the Sigma Chi...
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students who are...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Undergraduate Retention Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student who has previously been on probation continued or suspension but has since been...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies 1910 Annual Scholarship - Danny F. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in any major who is a graduate from Brandon High School in Brandon, MS.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in any...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Barbara Bond Mostert Choreographic Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who demonstrates a certain romantic, lyrical and poetic aesthetic in his/her work...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Delta Tau Delta Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to fund scholarships, student development and house improvements.
The purpose of this fund is to fund scholarships, student development...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$500 Dr. Dennis Phillips Sport Managment Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to any student majoring in Sport Management.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to any student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
Varies Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dlollars to support the Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research including the Donald Drapeau...
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dlollars to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Jim Payne Annual Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this fund is to award a graduating senior from New Summit School, Jackson, Mississippi, who will attend The University of Southern...
The purpose of this fund is to award a graduating senior from New Summit...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Karl Wiesenburg Annual Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Political Science with preference given to a student from Jackson...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Nicki Case - Catholic Student Association Annual Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide an annual scholarship to an incoming freshman from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The recipient must have at...
The purpose of this fund is to provide an annual scholarship to an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Northwestern Mutual Financial Network College of Business Annual Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the College of Business with a classification of sophomore or higher who is from...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Parker Family Social Work Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the Master of Social Work program who demonstrates an interest in mental and...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Pride and Dixie Darlings Annual Fund - Ernest Sylvester Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to establish and maintain all fundraising activities for the Pride and Dixie Darlings.
The purpose of this fund is to establish and maintain all fundraising...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Pride of Mississippi Marching Band & Dixie Darlings Development Fund - Craig Wiseman Drumline Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide funds for the development and enhancement of the University Bands by providing a scholarship to a member of...
The purpose of this fund is to provide funds for the development and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Recreational Sports Scholarship and Professional Development Fund
Provides for professional development and scholarship opportunities for Recreational Sports student workers and professional staff.
Provides for professional development and scholarship opportunities for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Various Shelby F. Thames and Shirley D. Thames Scholarship for High Ability Students Endowment - Chemistry
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships exclusively to incoming high-ability students whose major is Polymer Science and Engineering,...
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships exclusively to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Various
Ended
$750.00 Student Life Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support Auxiliary Services of Student Affairs at The University of Southern...
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
Varies 177th Armored Brigade Soldier Scholarship - Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide “one-time’ scholarship monies for an eligible University of Southern Mississippi Student who is...
The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide “one-time’...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies 177th Armored Brigade Soldier Scholarship - Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide “one-time’ scholarship monies for an eligible University of Southern Mississippi...
The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Art Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide flexible funds for use by the Department of Art.
The purpose of this fund is to provide flexible funds for use by the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$271.57 Carillon/Covenant Fund
The purpose of this fund is to support the travel and expenses for the Carillon and Covenant groups and for the purpose of supplies, etc.
The purpose of this fund is to support the travel and expenses for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $271.57
Ended
Varies Clinical Psychology Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide support for Clinical Psychology faculty and student development activities broadly defined and upkeep of...
The purpose of this fund is to provide support for Clinical Psychology...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies College of Nursing Development Fund - Karola Williams Nursing Scholarship
To provide a scholarship to a student majoring in the College of Nursing.
To provide a scholarship to a student majoring in the College of Nursing.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Economic Development and Tourism Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support the Department of Economic Development and Tourism.
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended