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.
  • Opportunities Table
    Award Name Actions
    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...
    Deadline07/01/2024
    $1,000 annually for two years Honors College: Honors Keystone Application
    This is the application for admission to the Southern Miss Honors...
    Deadline07/15/2024
    $2000 annual for 4 years Freshman Designation-Based: Boys/Girls Nation Scholarship
    The Freshman Designation-Based: Boys/Girls Nation Scholarships is...
    Deadline08/01/2024
    $2000 annual for 4 years Freshman Designation-Based: Boys/Girls State Scholarship (Mississippi Residents Only)
    Mississippi Residents Only: The Freshman Designation-Based: Boys/Girls...
    Deadline08/01/2024
    $2000 annual for 4 years Freshman Designation-Based: Distinguished Young Women's Scholarship - Local (Mississippi Residents Only)
    Mississippi Residents Only: The Freshman Designation-Based:...
    Deadline08/01/2024
    $2000 annual for 4 years Freshman Designation-Based: Distinguished Young Women's Scholarship - State (Mississippi Residents Only)
    The Freshman Designation-Based: Distinguished Young Women’s Scholarship...
    Deadline08/01/2024
    $2000 annual for 4 years Freshman Designation-Based: Eagle Scout/Gold Award Scholarship
    The Freshman Designation-Based: Eagle Scout/Gold Award Scholarship is...
    Deadline08/01/2024
    $2000 annual for 4 years Freshman Designation-Based: STAR Student Scholarship (Mississippi Residents Only)
    Mississippi Residents Only: The Freshman Designation-Based: STAR...
    Deadline08/01/2024
    $2000 annual for 4 years Freshman Designation-Based: Student Body President Scholarship
    The Freshman Designation-Based: Student Body President Scholarship is...
    Deadline08/01/2024
    $2000 annual for 4 years Freshman Designation-Based: Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship
    The Freshman Designation-Based: Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship...
    Deadline08/01/2024
    $6,000.00 Incoming Fall Transfer: Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
    The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is available to incoming transfer...
    Deadline08/01/2024
    3,000 Incoming Freshman Associate Achievement Scholarship
    This scholarship is designated for dual-enrolled high school seniors who...
    Deadline08/01/2024
    $4,000.00 Incoming Fall Transfer Academic: University Transfer Academic Scholarship (48 - 89 hours; 3.0 or higher transfer cumulative GPA)
    Incoming Fall Transfer Academic Scholarships are available to incoming...
    Deadline08/15/2024
    $4,000.00 Incoming Fall Transfer Academic: University Transfer Academic Scholarship (90-119 hours; 3.0 or higher transfer cumulative GPA)
    Incoming Fall Transfer Academic Scholarships are available to incoming...
    Deadline08/15/2024
    $2,000 Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based: Eagle Scout/Gold Award Scholarship
    Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships are available to...
    Deadline08/15/2024
    $2,000.00 Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based: Phi Theta Kappa All-Academic First State/National Team Scholarship
    Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships are available to...
    Deadline08/15/2024
    $2,000.00 Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based: Phi Theta Kappa Officer Scholarship
    Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships are available to...
    Deadline08/15/2024
    $3,000 Incoming Freshman: Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
    This scholarship is designated for dual-enrolled high school seniors who...
    Deadline08/15/2024
    Varies Bobby R. Thornton Memorial Endowment for Scholarships
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a full time...
    Deadline08/20/2024
    Varies Cynthia Noyes Broome English Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a first-generation...
    Deadline08/20/2024
    Varies E. V. and Catherine Thomas and Herb Betty Carnathan Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a single parent...
    Deadline08/20/2024
    Varies Gulf Park Alumnae Association, Inc. Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with...
    Deadline08/20/2024
    Varies Herschel and Lynn Shattles Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
    Deadline08/20/2024
    Varies Karl Wiesenburg Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
    Deadline08/20/2024
    Varies Reverend Terry J. Jordan STEM Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in any...
    Deadline08/20/2024
    Varies Robbie Robertson Pinkerton Delta Delta Delta Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a junior who is a...
    Deadline08/20/2024
    Varies T.H.I.N. College of Business and Economic Development Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a freshman from...
    Deadline08/20/2024
    Varies University Civitan Club Endowed Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students in...
    Deadline08/20/2024
    $500 Online Student Scholarship - Undergraduate
    This one-time, $500 scholarship is awarded to fully online students with...
    Deadline08/31/2024
    $1,000.00 Kennard Scholars Service Award
    The Kennard Service Scholarship was created to award scholarships to...
    Varies John and Molly Mann Annual Scholarship Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who...
    Ended
    Varies Singing River Federal Credit Union Annual Scholarship Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student from...
    Ended
    Varies Stephen L. Hatten Sigma Chi Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students who are...
    Ended
    Varies Undergraduate Retention Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student who...
    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...
    Ended
    Varies Barbara Bond Mostert Choreographic Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who...
    Ended
    Varies Delta Tau Delta Development Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to fund scholarships, student development...
    Ended
    $500 Dr. Dennis Phillips Sport Managment Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to any student...
    Ended
    Varies Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research Development Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dlollars to support...
    Ended
    Varies Jim Payne Annual Scholarship Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to award a graduating senior from New Summit...
    Ended
    Varies Karl Wiesenburg Annual Scholarship Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
    Ended
    Varies Nicki Case - Catholic Student Association Annual Scholarship Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to provide an annual scholarship to an...
    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...
    Ended
    Varies Parker Family Social Work Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the...
    Ended
    Varies Pride and Dixie Darlings Annual Fund - Ernest Sylvester Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to establish and maintain all fundraising...
    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...
    Ended
    $0.00 Recreational Sports Scholarship and Professional Development Fund
    Provides for professional development and scholarship opportunities for...
    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...
    Ended
    $750.00 Student Life Development Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
    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’...
    Ended