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
    Varies Glenda Jones Gregory Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student enrolled...
    Ended
    $0.00 Gulf Coast Accounting Development Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
    Ended
    Varies Gulf Coast Development Fund - Memorial Hospital Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to provide funds to be used at the...
    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...
    Ended
    Varies Mary Elizabeth and David Shull Choral Music Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student...
    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...
    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...
    Ended
    Varies Psychology Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to provide support for the enhancement of...
    Ended
    Varies Psychology Fund - Dr. Stan Kuczaj Psychology Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to provide support for the enhancement of...
    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...
    Ended
    Varies Science and Technology Development Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to provide additional funds for the...
    Ended
    Varies Southeast Central Mississippi Alumni Chapter Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with a...
    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...
    Ended
    Varies Staff Council Annual Scholarship Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a staff member...
    Ended
    $346.50 Student Affairs Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to support the development and enhancement...
    Ended
    Varies Tampa, Florida Area Alumni Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who...
    Ended
    Varies USM Symphony Orchestra Annual Scholarship Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students in the...
    Ended
    Varies Williams Family College of Business Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the...
    Ended
    Varies Willis Brumfield Memorial Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a junior...
    Ended
    $377.00 Dr. Jeremy Lespi Memorial English Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student with...
    Ended
    $0.00 English Department Fund - Ann Georgian Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to assist with faculty/graduate student...
    Ended
    $0.00 Spring University Undergraduate Scholarship Appeals
    Appeals for student scholarship consideration must be submitted through...
    Ended
    Varies Anthony L. Jones Greenville Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to two freshman...
    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...
    Ended
    Varies Charles Lowery, Jr. Information Technology Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a junior or senior...
    Ended
    Varies Dr. Joe Paul Society of 1910 Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an undergraduate...
    Ended
    Varies English Program Development Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to assist with faculty/graduate student...
    Ended
    Varies Garner-Jackson Phi Eta Sigma Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a member in good...
    Ended
    Varies George D. and Vynett Mathis Architectural Engineering Technology Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to deserving students...
    Ended
    Varies Gerald A. Mumford Political Science Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a member of either...
    Ended
    Varies Honors College Development Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
    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...
    Ended
    Varies Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student...
    Ended
    Varies Reed and Karen Allison Business Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to freshmen,...
    Ended
    Varies Robert Gaines/State Farm Northeast Mississippi Scholarship Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to attract top students (freshman) from...
    Ended
    Varies Robert Wayne Ulmer Memorial Criminal Justice Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
    Ended
    Varies Russell Miller Memorial Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is a...
    Ended
    Varies Student Life Development Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
    Ended
    Varies Bruce and Virginia Wilgus Recreational Sports Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to provide a minimum of $300 for the Bruce...
    Ended
    Varies Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families Development Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
    Ended
    Varies Coca-Cola Recreational Sports Student Leadership Scholarship Term Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students who...
    Ended
    Varies College of Education and Human Sciences Development Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to support the development and enhancement...
    Ended
    Varies Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education Development Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
    Ended
    Varies Dyslexia Therapy Master's Program Development Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships and provide salary...
    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...
    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...
    Ended
    Varies Haworth Award for Excellence in Interior Design Fund
    This fund is to be used at the discretion and collaboration of...
    Ended
    Varies Johnson/Lockhart Scholarship Endowment - Science and Technology
    The purpose of this fund is to honor the parents of USM Alumni Jeffery...
    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...
    Ended
    Varies Keith's Superstore Recreational Sports Scholarship Term Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a deserving...
    Ended