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
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 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
$4,000.00 College of Business Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support the College of Business.
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,000.00
Ended
Varies College of Nursing Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support the College of Nursing.
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
  • 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 College of Science and Technology Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide additional funds for the development and enhancement of the College of Science and Technology.
The purpose of this fund is to provide additional funds for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Department of 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
Varies Dyslexia Therapy Master's Program Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships and provide salary support for the Dyslexia Therapy Master’s Program, a collaboration between the...
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships and provide salary...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Educational Studies and Research Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support the Department of Educational Studies and Research in the College of...
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Fountain Family School of Construction Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars for the School of Construction.
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Glenda Jones Gregory Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student enrolled in any major in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student enrolled...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Gulf Coast Accounting Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support Accounting programs in the College of Business on the Gulf Coast campus. –...
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies Gulf Coast Development Fund - Memorial Hospital Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide funds to be used at the discretion of The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. This scholarship...
The purpose of this fund is to provide funds to be used at the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Hard Rock Biloxi Casino Management Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with financial need who is majoring in Tourism – Casino and Resort Management with...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000.00 Marine Corps Leadership Scholar Program - Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide one-time scholarship monies for eligible students. To be eligible for this scholarship, student...
The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide one-time scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended