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 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
    Varies Kumar Basu International Student Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to provide assistance to international...
    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...
    Ended
    Varies MG Blount Army ROTC Scholarship and Development Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship or provide...
    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...
    Ended
    Varies President's Fund for Excellence - MS Science Olympiad USM Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
    Ended
    Varies Sonya Rebecca Jordan Fox Social Work Support Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary support for the...
    Ended
    $0.00 Southern Miss Emergency Relief Fund - Student Relief Scholarship
    The Student Relief Scholarship Program was established to provide...
    Ended
    Varies Textbook Brokers Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with...
    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...
    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...
    Ended
    Varies W. C. Shoemaker Journalism Scholarship Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student...
    Ended
    Varies Brian C. Hudson Kinesiology Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in any...
    Ended
    Varies Communication Studies Development Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
    Ended
    Varies Communication Studies Development Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
    Ended
    Varies Eric Kelly and Charles Lowery, Jr. Noxubee County Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to the freshman with...
    Ended
    Varies Floy Pittman Stewart Elementary Education Memorial Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is award a scholarship to a student majoring in...
    Ended
    Varies Gulf Coast Development Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to provide funds to be used at the...
    Ended
    Varies Gwen Hitt School Counseling Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to students pursuing...
    Ended
    Varies Hattiesburg Sertoma Speech and Hearing Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to support programs which serve persons with...
    Ended
    Varies Interior Elements Interior Design Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a junior or...
    Ended
    $1,000.00 Jack and Patti Phillips Workplace Learning and Performance Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to support the growth, research and outreach...
    Ended
    Varies Larry and Elizabeth Payne Education and Psychology Presidential Scholarship Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to one incoming...
    Ended
    Varies Martha H. Gill Memorial Scholarship at USM Gulf Coast
    The purpose of this fund is to provide an annual (preferably fall)...
    Ended
    $1,000.00 Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship - Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families
    The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide one-time scholarship...
    Ended
    Varies Mississippi Concrete Industries Association Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to full-time...
    Ended
    $1,000.00 Simmons Family Education Graduate Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student enrolled...
    Ended
    Varies USM Foundation Board Golden Opportunities Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to provide support for the programs and...
    Ended
    Varies Valeria Jean Moore Downey Memorial Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with...
    Ended
    Varies Virtis Lanier, Sr. Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a sophomore with a...
    Ended
    $1,000.00 Wells Fargo Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in any...
    Ended
    Varies Willie Jerome Craft Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a sophomore with...
    Ended
    Varies Glenn Lee College of Business and Economic Development Fund for Excellence Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary support for the...
    Ended
    Varies Gordon Hicks Scholarship Endowment - Hotel, Restaurant Management
    The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to deserving...
    Ended
    Varies John and Margaret Dale Presidential Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students based on...
    Ended
    Varies Larry Mullican Costume Design Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student seeking...
    Ended
    Varies Major General Rexford H. Dettre, Jr. “Duty – Honor – Country” Leadership - Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families Scholarship
    The purpose of this scholarship is to provide a one-time scholarship...
    Ended
    Varies Oseola McCarty Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with...
    Ended
    Varies Regions Bank College of Business and Economic Development Fund for Excellence Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary support for the...
    Ended
    $0.00 Summer Scholarship Appeal
    This application is for students who are currently admitted to The...
    Ended
    Varies Jackson Newell Foundation Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is...
    Ended
    Varies Berma F. and Willie H. Carter Physical Education Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship that will be...
    Ended
    Varies C Spire Annual Scholarship - Business
    The purpose of this fund is to provide one scholarship awarded by the...
    Ended