Our Opportunities

The GO system allows eligible students to apply for USM Foundation Scholarships, Freshman and Transfer Designation-Based scholarships, the Luckyday 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 2020-21 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 Scholars Program, and Honors College Incoming Freshman Admission and Scholarships
  • December 15 | FAFSA (Financial Aid Application) priority date for scholarship consideration
  • January 5 | Admissions and documentation application deadline for Transfer Academic and Designation-Based Scholarships for transfer students entering Southern Miss the spring semester
  • January 15 | Program application deadline for Competitive Scholarship Applications – Luckyday Scholars Program, Honors College Incoming Freshman Admission and Scholarships, McCarty Scholars Program
  • 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 semester

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$0.00 Fall Scholarship Appeal
This application is for students who are currently admitted to The University and are requesting a change to a scholarship status administered by...
This application is for students who are currently admitted to The...
  • Deadline: 08/25/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline08/25/2020
Varies Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program & Application
Would you like to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor and receive a research stipend? Do you want to learn more about graduate...
Would you like to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty...
  • Deadline: 09/18/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/18/2020
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 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 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
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
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
$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
$1,000.00 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - 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
$1,000.00 Pearl River Community College - 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
Varies Robert M. Hearin Foundation Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to full-time undergraduate students with financial need. Immediate family members of any faculty,...
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to full-time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Saint Thomas - 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-Veteran...
The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide one-time scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies Southwest Central Mississippi Chapter Alumni Association Annual Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who graduated from a high school that is located in one of the following counties...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Tampa, Florida Area Alumni Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who meets the following criteria: (i) shall have graduated from a high school that...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$377.00 Dr. Jeremy Lespi Memorial English Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student with financial need pursuing a Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in English with a...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $377.00
Ended
$0.00 English Department Fund - Ann Georgian Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to assist with faculty/graduate student travel, purchase equipment, enhance and benefit the English department.
The purpose of this fund is to assist with faculty/graduate student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$0.00 Spring University Undergraduate Scholarship Appeals
Appeals for student scholarship consideration must be submitted through this online form. Appeals are reviewed by the University Scholarship...
Appeals for student scholarship consideration must be submitted through...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies Dr. Joe Paul Society of 1910 Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an undergraduate student in any major who is active in the Inter-Fraternity Council or an...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an undergraduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies English Program Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to assist with faculty/graduate student travel, purchase equipment, enhance and benefit the English program.
The purpose of this fund is to assist with faculty/graduate student...
  • 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
$1,000.00 Fort Benning, Georgia - 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
$1,000.00 Fort Hood, Texas - 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
Varies Johnson/Lockhart Scholarship Endowment - Science and Technology
The purpose of this fund is to honor the parents of USM Alumni Jeffery Wayne Johnson and Peggy Wolfe Johnson. The recipient must be a...
The purpose of this fund is to honor the parents of USM Alumni Jeffery...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2,000.00 Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi - Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families Veterans Nursing 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: $2,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Navy Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Mississippi - University of Southern Mississippi 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
$1,000.00 USM Student Veterans of America - 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
Varies Alice Walker Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a master’s-level student in Special Education. Preference should be given to a graduate...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a master’s-level...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Allene Vaden Nutrition and Food Systems Graduate Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student in Nutrition and Food Systems. Preference shall be given to a student...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Altra Howse Hamman Graduate Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a full-time graduate student with a major in Child and Family Studies. The recipient must...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a full-time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Amelia Milkent Memorial Elementary Education Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student majoring in Elementary Education. First preference will be given to a student...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies American Legion Post 139 - Richard Thames Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship that shall be awarded to undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 with preference...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship that shall be...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Arlyn Trussell Sacred Heart Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a freshman who is a graduate of Sacred Heart High School. Preference shall be given to a...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a freshman who is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies Asbury Foundation Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is a Mississippi resident with a minimum 2.5 GPA and who graduated from any...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Ball Family Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a freshman student with financial need who is a graduate of Pearl River Central High School...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a freshman student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Barbara Pease Memorial Social Work Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student in Social Work.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Baton Rouge Alumni Chapter Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships for students at The University of Southern Mississippi. The scholarship recipient (i) shall...
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships for students at The...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bennett Family Gulf Coast Aspiring Teacher Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a full or part-time undergraduate student majoring in Elementary Education or Special...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a full or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bessie Parker Proctor Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a deserving student who is a graduate of Tylertown High School majoring in Music, or if...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a deserving...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Billy Hewes College of Business and Economic Development Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student enrolled in the College of Business and Economic Development. Preference shall be...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student enrolled...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Birmingham, Alabama Alumni Chapter Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who (i) shall have graduated from a high school that is located within the...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who (i)...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bobby Chain Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to an undergraduate student in the School of Construction and Design with a minimum 3.0 GPA...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to an undergraduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bobby R. Thornton Memorial Endowment for Scholarships
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a full time undergraduate student enrolled in Chemistry with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a full time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bright Future Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a sophomore, junior or senior majoring in Public Relations who graduated from a public high...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a sophomore,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Brooks-Winstead Physics Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an undergraduate student majoring in Physics. Preference is given to a student with at least...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an undergraduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Central Mississippi Alumni Chapter Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who (i) shall have graduated from a high school that is located within the Central...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who (i)...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Charles E. Hoyle Memorial Polymer Science Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student in Polymer Science who is engaged in mentoring an undergraduate student in...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Chemistry 50th Anniversary Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a Chemistry undergraduate or graduate student with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. If...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a Chemistry...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Chemistry and Biochemistry Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide undergraduate scholarships to students majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry. Recipients must have a 3.25...
The purpose of this fund is to provide undergraduate scholarships to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended