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
Varies Barbara Ross Gold Leaf Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is a member of a Greek organization, demonstrates the values of The Gold Leaf,...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Barnes-Manning Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to two students who are members of the Pride of Mississippi Marching Band who are currently not...
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to two students who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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 financial need in any major in the College of Business and Economic...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Baton Rouge Alumni Chapter Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships for students at The University of Southern Mississippi. The scholarship recipient (i) shall...
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships for students at The...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Beau Rivage Orchestral Chair Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship every year to a member of the Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. An orchestral chair will...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship every year to a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Ben M. Carmichael Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a capable and deserving student majoring in Art, Theatre, Dance, or Music.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a capable and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Benjamin F. Courtney Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students in the College of Business and Economic Development with preference given to students...
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bennett Family Gulf Coast Aspiring Teacher Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a full or part-time undergraduate student majoring in Elementary Education or Special...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a full or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bennie A. Rohr GCRL Summer Field Program Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to three students majoring in Biology who are attending the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to three students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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 awarded to a junior or senior majoring in Kinesiology with an emphasis in...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship that will be...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bernadette Levens Tolson and Friends Accounting Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is majoring in Accounting with a minimum GPA of 3.2 and is a transfer student...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bessie Parker Proctor Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a deserving student who is a graduate of Tylertown High School majoring in Music, or if...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a deserving...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Beta Alpha Psi Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an outstanding student member of Beta Alpha Psi.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an outstanding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Betty D. Craft Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to an outstanding junior majoring in Child and Family Studies. The selection committee will be...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to an outstanding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Betty Spencer Scholarship at USM Gulf Coast
The purpose of this fund is to assist USM Gulf Coast Master of Social Work students with tuition fees. The applicant is to have interest in family...
The purpose of this fund is to assist USM Gulf Coast Master of Social...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Betty T. Reuben Science and Technology Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an outstanding student majoring in a science or technology field.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an outstanding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Beulah Elizabeth Roberts Compton Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship with preference to a first generation college student working toward a master’s degree in the...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship with preference to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Biesiot Wang Biological Sciences Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in Biological Sciences or Marine Biology with a...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a sophomore,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Visable Bill and Marilyn Sirmon Business British Studies Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in any major in the College of Business and Economic Development with a minimum 3.0...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in any...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Visable
Ended
Varies Bill C. Hudson, Jr. Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student within the College of Business and Economic Development with financial need and a...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student within...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bill Porter Memorial Scholarship Endowment - Pre-Law
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students that shall be divided equally between two disciplines. Half of the endowment...
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students that shall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bill Porter Memorial Scholarship Endowment - Voice
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students that shall be divided equally between two disciplines. Half of the endowment...
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students that shall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Billie and Homer Sullivan, Jr. Pride Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide an annual scholarship for a Pride member. The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will establish a...
The purpose of this fund is to provide an annual scholarship for a Pride...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Billy Hewes College of Business and Economic Development Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student enrolled in the College of Business and Economic Development. Preference shall be...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student enrolled...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Billy Joe Grantham Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to educate future biologists at The University of Southern Mississippi. The recipient shall be selected by a committee...
The purpose of this fund is to educate future biologists at The...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Birmingham, Alabama Alumni Chapter Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who (i) shall have graduated from a high school that is located within the...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who (i)...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi Finance Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship that shall be awarded to a student majoring in Finance.
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship that shall be...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bob and Sandy Boothe Endowed Scholarship in Management
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students in the College of Business and Economic Development majoring in Management who...
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bob Lowe Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship for a student majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management with an emphasis in Food and...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship for a student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bobby Chain Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to an undergraduate student in the School of Construction and Design with a minimum 3.0 GPA...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to an undergraduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bobby R. Thornton Memorial Endowment for Scholarships
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a full time undergraduate student enrolled in Chemistry with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a full time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Brady Leo Vanhuss, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Polymer Science who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Preference...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Brandon Breal Memorial Construction and Design Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student from Harrison, Hancock or Jackson County enrolled in the School of Construction and...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student from...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$500 Brenda Orrels Medical Laboratory Science Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Medical Laboratory Science.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
Varies Brian C. Hudson Kinesiology Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in any major in Kinesiology. Preference will be given to a student who is a member...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in any...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bright Future Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a sophomore, junior or senior majoring in Public Relations who graduated from a public high...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a sophomore,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Brooks-Winstead Physics Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an undergraduate student majoring in Physics. Preference is given to a student with at least...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an undergraduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Brown, Leach and Jackson Accounting Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is majoring in Accounting at the Gulf Park campus.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bruner Science and Technology Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in a science or technology field. Preference shall be given to a student...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Burnis T. and Clytice Robertson Gardner Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education who has a minimum GPA of 2.5 and...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies C Spire Annual Scholarship - Business
The purpose of this fund is to provide one scholarship awarded by the College of Business and Economic Development and four scholarships awarded by...
The purpose of this fund is to provide one scholarship awarded by the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies C Spire Annual Scholarship - Science and Technology
The purpose of this fund is to provide one scholarship awarded by the College of Business and Economic Development and four scholarships awarded by...
The purpose of this fund is to provide one scholarship awarded by the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies C Spire Presidential Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a Presidential Scholar in good standing in the Honors College. The recipient must be a...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a Presidential...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies C. Caruthers Sullivan Kappa Sigma Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students enrolled at The University of Southern Mississippi who are initiates of the Epsilon...
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students enrolled...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies C. Caruthers Sullivan, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in any program in Economic Development. Preference will be given to a...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Cable One Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a customer of Cable One in the counties of Hancock, Harrison or Jackson or family members –...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a customer of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Candace and Halil Ozerden Education and Human Sciences at USM Gulf Coast Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship funding for a student with the following requirements: from South Mississippi, preference given...
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship funding for a student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Carl and Margaret Alesio Dixie Darling Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in good standing that is a member of the Dixie Darlings dance team.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in good...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Carol L. Jones-Russell, Esq. Business Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with financial need with a minimum 3.0 GPA in any major in the College of Business...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Carrie Herring Bennett Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship that shall be awarded to a deserving student majoring in Child and Family Studies, with...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship that shall be...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended