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
Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Willis Brumfield Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a junior Accounting or Finance major.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a junior...
  • 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
$1,000.00 Cecilia Smith Architectural Engineering Technology Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Architectural Engineering Technology.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
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 Anthony L. Jones Greenville Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to two freshman students from Greenville, MS with a minimum 3.2 GPA. Each student shall receive...
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to two freshman...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bill and Marilyn Sirmon College of Business and Economic Development Fund for Excellence
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support the College of Business and Economic Development.
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Charles Lowery, Jr. Information Technology Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a junior or senior majoring in Information Technology. Preference will be given to a member...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a junior or senior...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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 Garner-Jackson Phi Eta Sigma Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a member in good standing of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society with a minimum 3.25 GPA. The...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a member in good...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies George D. and Vynett Mathis Architectural Engineering Technology Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to deserving students majoring in Architectural Engineering Technology who are native...
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to deserving students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Gerald A. Mumford Political Science Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a member of either Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta, Delta Sigma Theta or...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a member of either...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Honors College Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support the Honors College.
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Mr. Gerald A. and Dr. Sharon E. Rouse Business Technology Education Annual Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student who is a Business Technology Education major with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Each...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student who is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student classified as a Senior who has financial need. If a student with financial need...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Reed and Karen Allison Business Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to freshmen, sophomore, junior or senior college baseball players that are enrolled in the...
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to freshmen,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Robert Gaines/State Farm Northeast Mississippi Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this fund is to attract top students (freshman) from Tupelo High School and/or Lee County to attend The University of Southern...
The purpose of this fund is to attract top students (freshman) from...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Robert Wayne Ulmer Memorial Criminal Justice Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Criminal Justice with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference shall be given to...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Russell Miller Memorial Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is a History major or minor with at least a 3.0 GPA. The recipient must have 4...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies School of Music Fund
The purpose of this fund is to support the general needs of the School of Music.
The purpose of this fund is to support the general needs of the School...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Student Life Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support the division of Student Life in Student Affairs at The University of...
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bruce and Virginia Wilgus Recreational Sports Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a minimum of $300 for the Bruce and Virginia Wilgus Making a Difference Student Leadership award. If...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a minimum of $300 for the Bruce...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support the Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families.
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Coca-Cola Recreational Sports Student Leadership Scholarship Term Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students who demonstrate leadership and engagement in Recreational Sports activities.
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies College of Education and Human Sciences Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to support the development and enhancement of the College of Education and Human Sciences.
The purpose of this fund is to support the development and enhancement...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in education at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
  • 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 Fuzzy's Taco Shop Hospitality and Tourism Management Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Hattiesburg Sertoma Speech and Hearing Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to support programs which serve persons with speech and hearing impairments.
The purpose of this fund is to support programs which serve persons with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Haworth Award for Excellence in Interior Design Fund
This fund is to be used at the discretion and collaboration of (currently) Joan Traylor, Claire Hamilton, and Troy Andrews (of Haworth, Inc.) for...
This fund is to be used at the discretion and collaboration of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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
Varies Keith's Superstore Recreational Sports Scholarship Term Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a deserving student who works within Recreational Sports.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a deserving...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Kumar Basu International Student Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide assistance to international students in need.
The purpose of this fund is to provide assistance to international...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Larry and Elizabeth Payne Education and Human Sciences Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to up to six incoming freshman who are majoring in any area within the College of Education and...
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to up to six incoming...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Lynn Purnell Hagan Social Work Support Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary support for the School of Social Work.
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary support for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies MG Blount Army ROTC Scholarship and Development Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship or provide discretionary dollars to support the activities, research, and scholarly efforts of...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship or provide...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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
Varies President's Fund for Excellence - MS Science Olympiad USM Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support The University of Southern Mississippi.
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Sonya Rebecca Jordan Fox Social Work Support Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary support for the School of Social Work.
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary support for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Southern Miss Emergency Relief Fund - Student Relief Scholarship
The Student Relief Scholarship Program was established to provide relief, intended to offset educational expenses, to eligible students of The...
The Student Relief Scholarship Program was established to provide...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies Textbook Brokers Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with financial need from Forrest or Lamar County, Mississippi.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000.00 USM Gulf Park Campus Veterans Nursing Program Military Student 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 W. C. Shoemaker Journalism Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student majoring in Journalism with an emphasis in News-Editorial. Recipient must be from...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$476.00 School of Performing & Visual Arts: Art & Design Program Service Award Scholarships
Scholarships to students majoring in Art & Design. Scholarships are partial and based on a history and promise of service to the program. Awards...
Scholarships to students majoring in Art & Design. Scholarships are...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $476.00
Ended
Varies 1910 Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to students with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to students with a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended