Our Opportunities

The GO system allows eligible students to apply for USM Foundation Scholarships, Freshman and Transfer Designation-Based scholarships, the Luckyday Citizenship Program Scholarship, and Honors College Admission and Achievement Awards. 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 2018-19 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 Citizenship Program Scholarship, and Honors College Admission and Achievement Awards
  • January 5 |

    • Program application deadline for Luckyday Citizenship Program Scholarship, Honors College Admission and Achievement Awards

    • Admissions and documentation application deadline for Transfer Academic and Designation-Based Scholarships for transfer students entering Southern Miss the spring 2018 semester. Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships (Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, Mississippi All-Academic First State/National Team Scholarship, Mississippi Community/Junior College President’s Scholarship, Mississippi Transfer Eagle Scout/Gold Award Scholarship)
  • February 15 | Most Foundation Scholarships
  • July 1 | Documentation application deadline for Freshman Designation-Based Scholarships (National Merit Finalist and Semifinalist Scholarship, Eagle Scout/Gold Award Scholarship, Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship, Student Body President Scholarship, Boys/Girls Nation Scholarship, Mississippi Boys/Girls State Scholarship, Mississippi STAR Student Scholarship, Mississippi Distinguished Young Woman’s State and Local Scholarship)
  • August 1 | Admissions and documentation application deadline for Transfer Academic and Designation-Based Scholarships for transfer students entering Southern Miss the fall 2018 semester. Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships (Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, Mississippi All-Academic First State/National Team Scholarship, Mississippi Community/Junior College President’s Scholarship, Mississippi Transfer Eagle Scout/Gold Award Scholarship)
Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1,000 annually for four years Freshman Designation-Based: Boys/Girls Nation Scholarship
Freshman Designation-Based Scholarships are available to students the fall semester immediately following high school graduation. Students must be...
Freshman Designation-Based Scholarships are available to students the...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2018
  • Award: $1,000 annually for four years
Deadline07/01/2018
One-time award of $1,000 Freshman Designation-Based: Boys/Girls State Scholarship (Mississippi Residents Only)
Mississippi Residents Only: Freshman Designation-Based Scholarships are available to students the fall semester immediately following high school...
Mississippi Residents Only: Freshman Designation-Based Scholarships are...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2018
  • Award: One-time award of $1,000
Deadline07/01/2018
One-time award of $1,000 ($500 per semester) Freshman Designation-Based: Distinguished Young Woman's Scholarship - Local (Mississippi Residents Only)
Mississippi Residents Only: Freshman Designation-Based Scholarships are available to students the fall semester immediately following high school...
Mississippi Residents Only: Freshman Designation-Based Scholarships are...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2018
  • Award: One-time award of $1,000 ($500 per semester)
Deadline07/01/2018
$1,000 annually for four years Freshman Designation-Based: Distinguished Young Woman's Scholarship - State (Mississippi Residents Only)
Mississippi Residents Only: Freshman Designation-Based Scholarships are available to students the fall semester immediately following high school...
Mississippi Residents Only: Freshman Designation-Based Scholarships are...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2018
  • Award: $1,000 annually for four years
Deadline07/01/2018
$1,000 annually for four years Freshman Designation-Based: Eagle Scout/Gold Award Scholarship
Freshman Designation-Based Scholarships are available to students the fall semester immediately following high school graduation. Students must be...
Freshman Designation-Based Scholarships are available to students the...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2018
  • Award: $1,000 annually for four years
Deadline07/01/2018
Scholarship equivalent to tuition, campus housing, meal plan, and a semester book stipend for four years Freshman Designation-Based: National Merit Finalist Scholarship
Freshman Designation-Based Scholarships are available to students the fall semester immediately following high school graduation. Students must be...
Freshman Designation-Based Scholarships are available to students the...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2018
  • Award: Scholarship equivalent to tuition, campus housing, meal plan, and a semester book stipend for four years
Deadline07/01/2018
Scholarship is equivalent to tuition for four years Freshman Designation-Based: National Merit Semifinalist Scholarship
Freshman Designation-Based Scholarships are available to students the fall semester immediately following high school graduation. Students must be...
Freshman Designation-Based Scholarships are available to students the...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2018
  • Award: Scholarship is equivalent to tuition for four years
Deadline07/01/2018
$1,000 annually for four years Freshman Designation-Based: STAR Student Scholarship (Mississippi Residents Only)
Mississippi Residents Only: Freshman Designation-Based Scholarships are available to students the fall semester immediately following high school...
Mississippi Residents Only: Freshman Designation-Based Scholarships are...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2018
  • Award: $1,000 annually for four years
Deadline07/01/2018
$1,000 annually for four years Freshman Designation-Based: Student Body President Scholarship
Freshman Designation-Based Scholarships are available to students the fall semester immediately following high school graduation. Students must be...
Freshman Designation-Based Scholarships are available to students the...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2018
  • Award: $1,000 annually for four years
Deadline07/01/2018
$1,000 annually for four years Freshman Designation-Based: Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship
Freshman Designation-Based Scholarships are available to students the fall semester immediately following high school graduation. Students must be...
Freshman Designation-Based Scholarships are available to students the...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2018
  • Award: $1,000 annually for four years
Deadline07/01/2018
$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: 07/01/2018
  • Award: $1,000 annually for two years
Deadline07/01/2018
$2,000.00 VEX Scholarship
The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation seeks to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering...
The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation seeks to...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2018
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline07/01/2018
Award is worth $4,000 annually for two years. 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: 08/01/2018
  • Award: Award is worth $4,000 annually for two years.
Deadline08/01/2018
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: 08/01/2018
  • Award: One-time award of $4,000 ($2,000 per semester)
Deadline08/01/2018
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: 08/01/2018
  • Award: Award is worth $4,000 annually for two years.
Deadline08/01/2018
One-time award of $4,000 ($2,000 per semester) 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: 08/01/2018
  • Award: One-time award of $4,000 ($2,000 per semester)
Deadline08/01/2018
Award is worth $4,000 annually for three years. Incoming Fall Transfer Academic: University Transfer Academic Scholarship (less than 48 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: 08/01/2018
  • Award: Award is worth $4,000 annually for three years.
Deadline08/01/2018
One-time award of $1,000 ($500 fall and following spring semester) Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based: All-Academic First State/National Team Scholarship (Mississippi Residents Only)
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: 08/01/2018
  • Award: One-time award of $1,000 ($500 fall and following spring semester)
Deadline08/01/2018
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)
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: 08/01/2018
  • Award: One-time award of $1,000 ($500 fall and following spring semester)
Deadline08/01/2018
One-time award of $1,000 Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based: Mississippi Community/Junior College President's Scholarship
Mississippi Community/Junior College Only: Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships are available to incoming transfer students immediately...
Mississippi Community/Junior College Only: Transfer Designation-Based...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2018
  • Award: One-time award of $1,000
Deadline08/01/2018
One-time award of $1,000 ($500 fall and following spring semester) Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based: Phi Theta Kappa 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: 08/01/2018
  • Award: One-time award of $1,000 ($500 fall and following spring semester)
Deadline08/01/2018
Award is worth $2,000 annually for two years. International Transfer Scholarship: International Transfer Academic Scholarship (48 - 89 hours; 3.0 or higher transfer cumulative GPA)
International Transfer Scholarships are available to incoming international transfer students immediately following enrollment from their last...
International Transfer Scholarships are available to incoming...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2018
  • Award: Award is worth $2,000 annually for two years.
Deadline08/01/2018
One-time award of $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) International Transfer Scholarship: International Transfer Academic Scholarship (90-119 hours; 3.0 or higher transfer cumulative GPA)
International Transfer Scholarships are available to incoming international transfer students immediately following enrollment from their last...
International Transfer Scholarships are available to incoming...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2018
  • Award: One-time award of $2,000 ($1,000 per semester)
Deadline08/01/2018
$0.00 Fall Scholarship Appeal
Appeals for student scholarship consideration may be submitted through this form. Appeals are reviewed by the University Scholarship Appeals...
Appeals for student scholarship consideration may be submitted through...
  • Deadline: 09/01/2018
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline09/01/2018
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 Tracy Powell College of Business Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to one student in any major in the College of Business. Preference shall be given to a student...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to one student in any...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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 Affairs - Auxiliary Services 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