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 Arthur (Big Art) Fabra Pi Kappa Phi Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students who are members of the Theta Alpha Chapter of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity who have a...
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students who are...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Arthur Bernard Green Business Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in any major within the College of Business and Economic Development with a minimum...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in any...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Arthur J. Kaul Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a Ph.D. student in Mass Communication that has completed all coursework and comprehensive...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a Ph.D. student in...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Arthur Rice Mellen and Mary Ann Mellen Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Geology. Preference shall be given to students with an emphasis in...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
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: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Ashley Dawn Williamson Memorial Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students
The purpose of this fund is to honor the memory of Ashley Dawn Wiliamson and her love of people, regardless of their ethnic or socioeconomic...
The purpose of this fund is to honor the memory of Ashley Dawn Wiliamson...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
$500.00 Association of Office Professionals Scholarship
This scholarship is to support students pursuing a degree in education, technology, or business, with a preference towards those intending to work...
This scholarship is to support students pursuing a degree in education,...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies AT&T Education Support Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student from Mississippi.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student from...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Atly Graham Economics Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Economics.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Aubrey K. and Ella G. Lucas Education and Human Sciences Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to an incoming freshman who is seeking a degree within the College of Education and Human...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to an incoming...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Audelle Robertson Lucas Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was established to honor Audelle Robertson Lucas by her children, Aubrey K. Lucas, Max C. Lucas, and Margaret Lucas Morris. This...
This scholarship was established to honor Audelle Robertson Lucas by her...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Austin E. and Maude Gordon Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to deserving students in Nursing.
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to deserving students...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies B. P. O. Elks #599 Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students from Forrest, Jones, Perry, Lamar, Covington or Marion counties.
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students from...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
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: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Balmer Hill, Jr. Science and Technology Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a sophomore, junior or senior student in any science and technology major who has...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a sophomore,...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Barbara Britt Nursing Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student enrolled in the Nursing program.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student enrolled...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
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: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Barbara Ross Gold Leaf Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is a member of a Greek organization, demonstrates the values of The Gold Leaf,...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is a...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Barnes-Manning Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to two students who are members of the Pride of Mississippi Marching Band who are currently not...
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to two students who...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Barry J. Webster College of Business and Economic Development Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with financial need in any major in the College of Business and Economic...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Bates-Sisemore Excellence in Maternal-Child Nursing Award Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships using the following selection criteria: 2.5 minimum GPA in Nursing courses; 3.0 in Maternal...
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships using the following...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
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: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Beau Rivage Orchestral Chair Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship every year to a member of the Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. An orchestral chair will...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship every year to a...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Ben M. Carmichael Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a capable and deserving student majoring in Art, Theatre, Dance, or Music. Note: 19-20 will...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a capable and...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Ben Mounger Rawls Award Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student pursuing a degree in English participating in the Center for Writers. Preference...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student pursuing...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Benjamin F. Courtney Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students in the College of Business and Economic Development with preference given to students...
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students in the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
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: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Bennie A. Rohr GCRL Summer Field Program Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to three students majoring in Biology who are attending the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to three students...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Berma F. and Willie H. Carter Physical Education Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship that will be awarded to a junior or senior majoring in Kinesiology with an emphasis in...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship that will be...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Bernadette Levens Tolson and Friends Accounting Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is majoring in Accounting with a minimum GPA of 3.2 and is a transfer student...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
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: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Beta Alpha Psi Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an outstanding student member of Beta Alpha Psi.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an outstanding...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Betty D. Craft Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to an outstanding junior majoring in Child and Family Studies. The selection committee will be...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to an outstanding...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Betty Green Boardman Nursing Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Nursing with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Betty Spencer Scholarship at USM Gulf Coast
The purpose of this fund is to assist USM Gulf Coast Master of Social Work students with tuition fees. The applicant is to have interest in family...
The purpose of this fund is to assist USM Gulf Coast Master of Social...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Betty T. Reuben Science and Technology Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an outstanding student majoring in a science or technology field.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an outstanding...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Beulah Elizabeth Roberts Compton Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship with preference to a first generation college student working toward a master’s degree in the...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship with preference to...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Biesiot Wang Biological Sciences Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in Biological Sciences or Marine Biology with a...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a sophomore,...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Bill C. Hudson, Jr. Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student within the College of Business and Economic Development with financial need and a...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student within...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Bill Porter Memorial Scholarship Endowment - Pre-Law
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students that shall be divided equally between two disciplines. Half of the endowment...
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students that shall...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Bill Porter Memorial Scholarship Endowment - Voice
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students that shall be divided equally between two disciplines. Half of the endowment...
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students that shall...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Bill Shafer Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student in Counseling Psychology.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Billie and Homer Sullivan, Jr. Pride Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide an annual scholarship for a Pride member. The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will establish a...
The purpose of this fund is to provide an annual scholarship for a Pride...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
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: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Billy Joe Grantham Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to educate future biologists at The University of Southern Mississippi. The recipient shall be selected by a committee...
The purpose of this fund is to educate future biologists at The...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
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: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi Finance Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship that shall be awarded to a student majoring in Finance.
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship that shall be...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Bob and Sandy Boothe Endowed Scholarship in Management
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students in the College of Business and Economic Development majoring in Management who...
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students in the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Bob Lowe Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship for a student majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management with an emphasis in Food and...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship for a student...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
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: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020