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
$0.00 Gulf Coast Accounting Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support Accounting programs in the College of Business on the Gulf Coast campus. –...
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies Gulf Coast Development Fund - Memorial Hospital Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide funds to be used at the discretion of The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. This scholarship...
The purpose of this fund is to provide funds to be used at the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000.00 Marine Corps Leadership Scholar Program - 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 Mary Elizabeth and David Shull Choral Music Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student participating in University of Southern Mississippi choirs. The student must be in...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000.00 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - 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 Nursing Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support the College of Nursing.
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000.00 Pearl River Community College - 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 Psychology Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide support for the enhancement of the Psychology faculty.
The purpose of this fund is to provide support for the enhancement of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Psychology Fund - Dr. Stan Kuczaj Psychology Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide support for the enhancement of the Psychology faculty. Scholarship should be awarded to a student majoring...
The purpose of this fund is to provide support for the enhancement of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Robert M. Hearin Foundation Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to full-time undergraduate students with financial need. Immediate family members of any faculty,...
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to full-time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Saint Thomas - Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide one-time scholarship monies for an eligible University of Southern Mississippi Student-Veteran...
The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide one-time scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies Science and Technology Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide additional funds for the development and enhancement of the College of Science and Technology.
The purpose of this fund is to provide additional funds for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Southeast Central Mississippi Alumni Chapter Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with a 2.75 GPA. Preference shall be given to a junior or senior from Wayne County...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Southwest Central Mississippi Chapter Alumni Association Annual Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who graduated from a high school that is located in one of the following counties...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Staff Council Annual Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a staff member enrolled at The University of Southern Mississippi.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a staff member...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$346.50 Student Affairs Fund
The purpose of this fund is to support the development and enhancement of the Division of Student Affairs.
The purpose of this fund is to support the development and enhancement...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $346.50
Ended
Varies Tampa, Florida Area Alumni Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who meets the following criteria: (i) shall have graduated from a high school that...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies USM Symphony Orchestra Annual Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students in the USM Symphony Orchestra. This fund may also provide awards to English...
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Williams Family College of Business Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the College of Business with a classification of sophomore or higher whose home...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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 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 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
$314.00 College of Business and Economic Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support the College of Business.
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $314.00
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