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
Varies Arthur Bernard Green Business Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in any...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Arthur J. Kaul Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a Ph.D. student in...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Arthur Rice Mellen and Mary Ann Mellen Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Asbury Foundation Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is a...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Ashley Dawn Williamson Memorial Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students
The purpose of this fund is to honor the memory of Ashley Dawn...
Deadline02/15/2023
$0.00 Associated General Contractors of Mississippi Future Leaders in Construction Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a junior or senior...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies AT&T Education Support Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student from...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Atly Graham Economics Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
Deadline02/15/2023
$0.00 Aubrey K. and Ella G. Lucas Education and Human Sciences Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to an incoming...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Audelle Robertson Lucas Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was established to honor Audelle Robertson Lucas by her...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Austin E. and Maude Gordon Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to deserving students...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies B. P. O. Elks #599 Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students from...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Ball Family Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a freshman student...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Ballard and Coats Ocean Engineering Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Balmer Hill, Jr. Science and Technology Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a sophomore,...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Barbara A. Barkley Nursing Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Barbara Britt Nursing Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student enrolled...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Barbara Pease Memorial Social Work Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Barbara Ross Gold Leaf Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is a...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Barnes Family Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with a...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Barnes-Manning Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to two students who...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Barry and Dina Barlow Computer Science Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a junior or senior...
Deadline02/15/2023
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...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Barton Family Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student from...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Bates-Sisemore Excellence in Maternal-Child Nursing Award Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships using the following...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Baton Rouge Alumni Chapter Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships for students at The...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Beau Rivage Orchestral Chair Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship every year to a...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Ben M. Carmichael Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a capable and...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Ben Mounger Rawls Award Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student pursuing...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Benjamin F. Courtney Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students in the...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Bennett Family Gulf Coast Aspiring Teacher Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a full or...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Bennie A. Rohr GCRL Summer Field Program Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to three students...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Bernadette Levens Tolson and Friends Accounting Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Bessie Parker Proctor Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a deserving...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Beta Alpha Psi Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an outstanding...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Betty D. Craft Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to an outstanding...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Betty Green Boardman Nursing Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Betty M. Johnson Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a junior or senior...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Betty Spencer Scholarship at USM Gulf Coast
The purpose of this fund is to assist USM Gulf Coast Master of Social...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Betty T. Reuben Science and Technology Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an outstanding...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Beulah Elizabeth Roberts Compton Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship with preference to...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Beverly Ann McMaster Library Science Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship for an undergraduate...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Biesiot Wang Biological Sciences Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a sophomore,...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Bill and Marilyn Sirmon Business British Studies Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in any...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Bill and Marilyn Sirmon Eagle Scholars Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a full-time...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Bill C. Hudson, Jr. Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student within...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Bill Porter Memorial Scholarship Endowment - Pre-Law
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students that shall...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Bill Porter Memorial Scholarship Endowment - Voice
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students that shall...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Bill Shafer Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies Billie and Homer Sullivan, Jr. Pride Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide an annual scholarship for a Pride...
Deadline02/15/2023