All Opportunities

The Golden Opportunities Scholarship and Competitive Programs Application System (GO System) is the hub for all scholarships at The University of Southern Mississippi. It houses a variety of scholarship opportunities for incoming and continuing students (both undergraduate and graduate). Over 900 scholarships, including opportunities for USM Foundation Scholarships, Freshman and Transfer Academic and Designation-Based scholarships, the Luckyday Scholars Program, Honors College Incoming Freshman Admission and Scholarships, and academic/interest awards.

Note that students must be admitted to the university in order to access the scholarship portal.

  • Step 1: To begin applying for and accepting scholarships, students must sign in with their Campus ID (Wxxxxxx) and SOAR password.

  • Step 2: Complete and submit the general application. A green check mark means you have successfully submitted the application.

    Automatch Scholarships: Once you complete your General Application, you will be matched with scholarships for which you immediately qualify. All students who qualify will be auto-matched to these opportunities. Qualifying does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship. If awarded, students will receive an email to their USM email account requesting they log in and accept their award. Automatch scholarships will appear with “None” listed under the “Action” column, which means an additional application is not required for consideration. The “Deadline” column indicates the deadline to complete the application to receive consideration. This is not the deadline to accept the award.

    Award Amount: The number and award amount of scholarships are for general information purposes only and should not be considered a guarantee of what you will receive if selected. Actual award amounts vary based on students’ individual eligibility, funds available and other factors.

  • Step 3: To see a list of all scholarships administered in the GO System, click the “Opportunities” tab at the top of the page, then select the All drop-down link to view and/or apply for additional scholarships that may apply to you. This list shows all scholarships in the GO System., so please note you may not qualify for all scholarships listed.

    If there is an apply to button, then there may be additional application materials required. All of these apply-to awards will show up under your Recommended tab to ensure you are able to view these options if applicable.

  • Step 4: Check your USM email address throughout the year for University scholarship offers and instructions on how to accept.

  • Step 5: If offered a scholarship, accept the scholarship in GO and complete additional post-acceptance steps (if applicable).
    The post-acceptance step is simply a thank-you note to the donor that must be submitted on your behalf.
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    Opportunities Table
    Award Name Actions
    Varies Dr. James V. Robinson, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a full tuition scholarship to an...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Dr. Jeremy Lespi Memorial English Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student with...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    $0.00 Dr. Joe E. Holloway Scholars Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an undergraduate...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Dr. Joe Paul Society of 1910 Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an undergraduate...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Dr. John and Jean Theobald Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an undergraduate...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Dr. John R. Sharp Gulf Coast Research Lab Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship money for summer...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Dr. Keith Melancon Memorial Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a senior...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Dr. Nancy Whitten New - New Summit Schools Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is a...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Dr. Rajive K. Khanna Endowed Memorial Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to provide undergraduate scholarships to...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Dr. Richard L. Bowen Memorial Geology Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to one undergraduate...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Drs. Julia and Thomas Lytle Coastal Sciences Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Ed Langford Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship that shall be...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    $0.00 Ellen L. Walker Graduate Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student pursuing...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Elliott and Bonnie Pood Communication Studies Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an undergraduate...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    $0.00 Elmer E. and Susie B. McCoy Excellence in Education Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to graduate and/or...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Ernie and Laura Leuenberger Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an incoming...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Esther Valladares International Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate or...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Etoile DuBard Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a senior or...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Evelyn Gandy Political Science Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an outstanding...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Farris Farris Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an undergraduate...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Fay Kaigler Scholarship Endowment in Elementary Education
    The purpose of this fund is to award undergraduate scholarships to...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Fern Rogers Hesson Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to an undergraduate...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Flora Lee Bain Graduate Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship given in honor of...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Frances A. Karnes Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships for students in...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Frances Gandy Social Work Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a junior or senior...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Francis G. Casserly Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an undergraduate...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Fred Barten Memorial Scholarship in Health Administration
    The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship support for a...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Garth A. Avant Memorial Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to provide an annual award to a graduate...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Gerald and Claire Smith Accounting Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Gerald E. Belue, M.D. Memorial Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to undergraduate...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Gerry Parish Graduate Social Work Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies God at the Speed of Light Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students with...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Gordon H. White Banking and Finance Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an undergraduate...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Gulf Coast Alumni Chapter Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships for students who (i)...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Herschel and Lynn Shattles Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Hoagan Bramlett Endowed Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a first-year...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Horton Cliburn Education Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an undergraduate...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    $0.00 Howard W. Bahr Achievement Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students majoring...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies J. Phillip Stanberry Memorial Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies James and Patsy Causey Nursing Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a capable and...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies James K. and Elsie S. McGehee Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student who is...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies James O. and Mary Ann Schnur Lower Brass Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a meritorious...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies James Ray and Angeline Posey Memorial Education Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to two capable and...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Jay Washam Memorial Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a graduate...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Jeffrey A. Hollingshead Accounting Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Jim and Jamie Self Tuba Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an undergraduate...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Jim Warren Memorial Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    $0.00 Jimmy Heidelberg Family Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an undergraduate...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Joan Johnson Writing Award Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to provide an award to graduate students...
    Deadline02/15/2024
    Varies Joe Barry Mullins Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a graduate scholarship to a student...
    Deadline02/15/2024