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 the GO application process, 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.

  • Step 3: Search “Opportunities” and apply for additional scholarships that may apply to you. There may be additional application materials required.

  • Step 4: Check your USM email address 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).


Major University deadlines for the 2023-24 academic year are as follows:

  • December 1 | Admissions deadline for incoming fall freshman academic, designation-based and competitive scholarships.

  • December 15 | FAFSA (Financial Aid Application) priority date for scholarship consideration

  • January 15 | Freshman Competitive Programs Applications deadline

  • February 15 | Priority date for the GO System General Application

  • July 1 | Majority of scholarships offered to students in GO and ready for students to accept and complete post-acceptance.

Additional resources:

  • Click here for additional eligibility requirements and deadlines for incoming freshman and transfer scholarship opportunities.

  • Click here for external scholarship opportunities and additional financial resources.

  • Click here for the Financial Calendar to see all financial deadlines for scholarships, financial aid and payments.

  • Click here for the Funding Guide to explore all avenues when paying for college.

  • Click here for Federal and MS State Aid information.
Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
This award is for $2,000 ($500 per semester) Incoming Spring Transfer Designation-Based: Eagle Scout/Gold Award Scholarship
Mississippi Residents Only: Incoming Spring Transfer Designation-Based...
Deadline12/15/2022
This award is for $2,000 total ($500 per semester) Incoming Spring Transfer Designation-Based: Phi Theta Kappa All-Academic First State/National Team Scholarship
Incoming Spring Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships are available to...
Deadline12/15/2022
$2,000 Incoming Spring Transfer Designation-Based: Phi Theta Kappa Officer Scholarship
Incoming Spring Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships are available to...
Deadline12/15/2022
$6,000.00 Incoming Spring Transfer: Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is available to incoming transfer...
Deadline12/15/2022
Varies 1910 Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to students with a...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies 1910 Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students with a...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies A. E. and Rachel E. Bradley Memorial Mathematics Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to current or...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Abbie Rogers Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a junior or senior...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies ABWA Gulfport Charter Chapter Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a Gulf Coast...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Administration of Justice Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Agnes and Joseph "Bud" Hillman Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Agnes Wilkerson Peek Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide an academic scholarship to an...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Albert F. and Ruth W. Dugan Accounting Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Alenor Phillips Nursing Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to nursing students.
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Alfred A. and Doris R. Breeland Accounting Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to a junior or senior...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Alfred Moore Pre-Law Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a junior or...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Alfreddy Cook Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to be awarded to a...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Alice Walker Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a master’s-level...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Allen Hale Southern Mississippi Symphony String Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students in the...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Allene Vaden Nutrition and Food Systems Graduate Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Allison and Elouise Douglas Graphic Design Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student seeking...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Allyson Easterwood Accounting Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student...
Deadline02/15/2023
$0.00 Alma Hickman Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a capable and...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Alma Murphy Dixie Darlings Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is a...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Alton C. Grimes Mathematics Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to undergraduate...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Alton Scott Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student from...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Altra Howse Hamman Graduate Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a full-time...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Alumni Association Accounting Constituent Society Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Alumni Association Past Presidents Council Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to Southern Miss...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Alyne Hall Thornhill Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student in...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Amanda Lynn Wilson Endowed Nursing Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate of...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Amber Pulliam Special Education Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Amelia Milkent Memorial Elementary Education Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies American Legion Post 139 - Richard Thames Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship that shall be...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Amite County Farm Bureau Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a full-time...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Amy Band Adelman Music Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Anderson Honors College Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an Honors College...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Anderson Retail Endowed Student Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a junior or...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Andrew C. Austin Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a junior or...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Andrew Clayton Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an undergraduate...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Andy Mercier - IFDA Accounting Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Angela Stevens Wallace Voice Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Anita Joe "Butch" McDonald Endowed Dixie Darling Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award deserving Dixie Darlings...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Ann Parker Blackwell Child and Family Studies Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Annelle Bonner Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship awarded to a...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Antonia Mavar Talijancich, R.N. Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance in the form...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Arlyn Trussell Sacred Heart Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a freshman who is...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Arno and Ruth Vincent Scholarship Endowment for Freshmen
The purpose of this fund is to provide an annual scholarship to a...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Arthell Kelley Geography Scholarship FFE
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to Geography students.
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Arthur (Big Art) Fabra Pi Kappa Phi Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students who are...
Deadline02/15/2023