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 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
    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 Chemistry/Biochemistry Scholarship Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to provide undergraduate student...
    Ended
    Varies Dr. Charles Jordan Accounting Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an outstanding...
    Ended
    Varies Dr. Eddie Holloway Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in any...
    Ended
    Varies Fred McKinney Memorial Construction Technology Annual Scholarship Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student enrolled...
    Ended
    Varies H. W. Wilson Foundation School of Library and Information Science Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to provide two (2) $1,000 scholarships to...
    Ended
    Varies Mary Elizabeth Hinman Speech Language Pathology Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with...
    Ended
    Varies Robert M. Hearin Foundation Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to full-time...
    Ended
    Varies School of Music Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to support the general needs of the School...
    Ended
    Varies Sonya Rebecca Jordan Fox Social Work Support Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary support for the...
    Ended
    Varies Southern Miss Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
    Ended
    Varies Virginia Culpepper Dale Center Research Award Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to provide an award to a student recognized...
    Ended
    Varies Brooks-Winstead Physics Support Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to provide support for the Physics program...
    Ended
    Varies College of Business and Economic Development Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
    Ended
    Varies Dennis Deemer Annual Scholarship Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
    Ended
    Varies EastGroup Parkway Foundation Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to provide support for Library and...
    Ended
    Varies John E. Gonzales History Scholarship Endowment - Senior Award
    The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to graduate and...
    Ended
    Varies John E. Gonzales History Scholarship Endowment - Study Abroad
    The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to graduate and...
    Ended
    Varies Jubilee Scholarship FFE
    The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students who are...
    Ended
    Varies Lamar W. Powell Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to students with...
    Ended
    Varies Lynn Purnell Hagan Social Work Support Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary support for the...
    Ended
    Varies Nursing Development Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
    Ended
    Varies Phil and Frances Sudduth Fund for International Education Development
    The purpose of this fund is to provide flexible funds for use by the...
    Ended
    Varies Yates Construction Annual Scholarship Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to award one or more scholarships to a...
    Ended
    Varies Business Advisory Council Development Fund
    The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
    Ended
    $0.00 Spring Scholarship Appeal
    This application is for students requesting a change to a scholarship...
    Ended
    Varies 1910 Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to students with a...
    Ended
    Varies 1910 Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students with a...
    Ended
    Varies A. E. and Rachel E. Bradley Memorial Mathematics Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to current or...
    Ended
    Varies Abbie Rogers Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a junior or senior...
    Ended
    Varies ABWA Gulfport Charter Chapter Annual Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a Gulf Coast...
    Ended
    Varies Administration of Justice Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the...
    Ended
    Varies Agnes and Joseph "Bud" Hillman Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with...
    Ended
    Varies Agnes Condalaura Fleches Browne, Allan Minor Browne, Luis Perez de Leon Gomez, and Kay Marie Browne Perez de Leon Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student enrolled...
    Ended
    Varies Agnes Wilkerson Peek Endowed Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to provide an academic scholarship to an...
    Ended
    Varies Alenor Phillips Nursing Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to nursing students.
    Ended
    Varies Alfred A. and Doris R. Breeland Accounting Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to a junior or senior...
    Ended
    Varies Alfred Moore Pre-Law Endowed Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a junior or...
    Ended
    Varies Alfreddy Cook Memorial Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to be awarded to a...
    Ended
    Varies Alice Walker Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a master’s-level...
    Ended
    Varies Allen Hale Southern Mississippi Symphony String Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students in the...
    Ended
    Varies Allene Vaden Nutrition and Food Systems Graduate Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student...
    Ended
    Varies Allison and Elouise Douglas Graphic Design Scholarship Endowment
    The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student seeking...
    Ended