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
$1,000 annually for two years Honors College: Honors Keystone Application
This is the application for admission to Honors Keystone in the Honors College at Southern Miss. If you are a current Honors College student, you...
This is the application for admission to Honors Keystone in the Honors...
  • Deadline: 07/19/2020
  • Award: $1,000 annually for two years
Deadline07/19/2020
Award is worth $4,000 annually for three years Incoming Fall Transfer Academic: University Transfer Academic Scholarship (0-47 hours; 3.0 or higher transfer cumulative GPA; 3.0 or higher CORE high school GPA; 21 or higher ACT)
Incoming Fall Transfer Academic Scholarships are available to incoming transfer students immediately following enrollment from their last...
Incoming Fall Transfer Academic Scholarships are available to incoming...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2020
  • Award: Award is worth $4,000 annually for three years
Deadline08/01/2020
Award is worth $4,000 annually for two years. Incoming Fall Transfer Academic: University Transfer Academic Scholarship (48 - 89 hours; 3.0 or higher transfer cumulative GPA; 3.0 or higher CORE high school GPA; 21 or higher ACT)
Incoming Fall Transfer Academic Scholarships are available to incoming transfer students immediately following enrollment from their last...
Incoming Fall Transfer Academic Scholarships are available to incoming...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2020
  • Award: Award is worth $4,000 annually for two years.
Deadline08/01/2020
Award is worth $4,000 annually for one year. Incoming Fall Transfer Academic: University Transfer Academic Scholarship (90-119 hours; 3.0 or higher transfer cumulative GPA; 3.0 or higher CORE high school GPA; 21 or higher ACT)
Incoming Fall Transfer Academic Scholarships are available to incoming transfer students immediately following enrollment from their last...
Incoming Fall Transfer Academic Scholarships are available to incoming...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2020
  • Award: Award is worth $4,000 annually for one year.
Deadline08/01/2020
This is a one-time award of $1,000 ($500 fall and following spring semester). Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based: All-Academic First State/National Team Scholarship
Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships are available to incoming fall transfer students immediately following enrollment from their...
Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships are available to...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2020
  • Award: This is a one-time award of $1,000 ($500 fall and following spring semester).
Deadline08/01/2020
This is a one-time award of $1,000 ($500 fall and following spring semester). Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based: Eagle Scout/Gold Award Scholarship
Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships are available to incoming fall transfer students immediately following enrollment from their...
Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships are available to...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2020
  • Award: This is a one-time award of $1,000 ($500 fall and following spring semester).
Deadline08/01/2020
$1,000 Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based: Phi Theta Kappa Officer Scholarship
Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships are available to incoming fall transfer students immediately following enrollment from their...
Incoming Fall Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships are available to...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline08/01/2020
$4,500 per year; $9,000 for two years Incoming Fall Transfer: Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is available to incoming transfer students immediately following enrollment from their last institution with valid...
The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is available to incoming transfer...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2020
  • Award: $4,500 per year; $9,000 for two years
Deadline08/01/2020
$1,492.80 School of Performing & Visual Arts: Dance Program Special Scholarships
Scholarships to students majoring in Dance. Scholarships are partial and based on academic standing, achievement in the dance major, and...
Scholarships to students majoring in Dance. Scholarships are partial and...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2020
  • Award: $1,492.80
Deadline08/01/2020
One-time award to cover one class (3 or 4 credit hours) tuition-free. Test Drive A Degree Scholarship
Test Drive a Degree Scholarships are available to incoming students. Students are eligible if they have not attended college or high school in the...
Test Drive a Degree Scholarships are available to incoming students....
  • Deadline: 08/01/2020
  • Award: One-time award to cover one class (3 or 4 credit hours) tuition-free.
Deadline08/01/2020
$0.00 Fall Scholarship Appeal
This application is for students who are currently admitted to The University and are requesting a change to a scholarship status administered by...
This application is for students who are currently admitted to The...
  • Deadline: 08/25/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline08/25/2020
Varies Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program & Application
Would you like to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor and receive a research stipend? Do you want to learn more about graduate...
Would you like to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty...
  • Deadline: 09/18/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/18/2020
Varies John and Molly Mann Annual Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who exhibits strength in character, has demonstrated a balance of extracurricular...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Singing River Federal Credit Union Annual Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student from Jackson, George or Greene counties who has completed 12 hours of credit....
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student from...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Stephen L. Hatten Sigma Chi Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students who are active members or pledges of the Theta Delta Chapter of the Sigma Chi...
The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to students who are...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Undergraduate Retention Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student who has previously been on probation continued or suspension but has since been...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies 1910 Annual Scholarship - Danny F. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in any major who is a graduate from Brandon High School in Brandon, MS.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in any...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Barbara Bond Mostert Choreographic Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who demonstrates a certain romantic, lyrical and poetic aesthetic in his/her work...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Delta Tau Delta Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to fund scholarships, student development and house improvements.
The purpose of this fund is to fund scholarships, student development...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$500 Dr. Dennis Phillips Sport Managment Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to any student majoring in Sport Management.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to any student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
Varies Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dlollars to support the Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research including the Donald Drapeau...
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dlollars to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Jim Payne Annual Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this fund is to award a graduating senior from New Summit School, Jackson, Mississippi, who will attend The University of Southern...
The purpose of this fund is to award a graduating senior from New Summit...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Karl Wiesenburg Annual Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Political Science with preference given to a student from Jackson...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Nicki Case - Catholic Student Association Annual Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide an annual scholarship to an incoming freshman from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The recipient must have at...
The purpose of this fund is to provide an annual scholarship to an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Northwestern Mutual Financial Network College of Business Annual Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the College of Business with a classification of sophomore or higher who is from...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Parker Family Social Work Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the Master of Social Work program who demonstrates an interest in mental and...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Pride and Dixie Darlings Annual Fund - Ernest Sylvester Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to establish and maintain all fundraising activities for the Pride and Dixie Darlings.
The purpose of this fund is to establish and maintain all fundraising...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Pride of Mississippi Marching Band & Dixie Darlings Development Fund - Craig Wiseman Drumline Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide funds for the development and enhancement of the University Bands by providing a scholarship to a member of...
The purpose of this fund is to provide funds for the development and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Recreational Sports Scholarship and Professional Development Fund
Provides for professional development and scholarship opportunities for Recreational Sports student workers and professional staff.
Provides for professional development and scholarship opportunities for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Various Shelby F. Thames and Shirley D. Thames Scholarship for High Ability Students Endowment - Chemistry
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships exclusively to incoming high-ability students whose major is Polymer Science and Engineering,...
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships exclusively to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Various
Ended
$750.00 Student Life Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support Auxiliary Services of Student Affairs at The University of Southern...
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
Varies 177th Armored Brigade Soldier Scholarship - Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide “one-time’ scholarship monies for an eligible University of Southern Mississippi Student who is...
The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide “one-time’...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies 177th Armored Brigade Soldier Scholarship - Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide “one-time’ scholarship monies for an eligible University of Southern Mississippi...
The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Art Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide flexible funds for use by the Department of Art.
The purpose of this fund is to provide flexible funds for use by the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$271.57 Carillon/Covenant Fund
The purpose of this fund is to support the travel and expenses for the Carillon and Covenant groups and for the purpose of supplies, etc.
The purpose of this fund is to support the travel and expenses for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $271.57
Ended
Varies Clinical Psychology Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide support for Clinical Psychology faculty and student development activities broadly defined and upkeep of...
The purpose of this fund is to provide support for Clinical Psychology...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies College of Nursing Development Fund - Karola Williams Nursing Scholarship
To provide a scholarship to a student majoring in the College of Nursing.
To provide a scholarship to a student majoring in the College of Nursing.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Economic Development and Tourism Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support the Department of Economic Development and Tourism.
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Educational Research and Administration Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support the Department of Educational Studies and Research in the College of...
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Fountain Family School of Construction and Design Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars for the School of Construction.
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Glenda Jones Gregory Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student enrolled in any major in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student enrolled...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Gulf Coast Accounting Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support Accounting programs in the College of Business on the Gulf Coast campus. –...
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies Gulf Coast Development Fund - Memorial Hospital Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide funds to be used at the discretion of The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. This scholarship...
The purpose of this fund is to provide funds to be used at the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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 monies for eligible students. To be eligible for this scholarship, student...
The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide one-time scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
Varies Mary Elizabeth and David Shull Choral Music Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student participating in University of Southern Mississippi choirs. The student must be in...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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 monies for eligible students. To be eligible for this scholarship, student...
The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide one-time scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
Varies Nursing Development Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support the College of Nursing.
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary dollars to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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 monies for eligible students. To be eligible for this scholarship, student...
The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide one-time scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
Varies Psychology Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide support for the enhancement of the Psychology faculty.
The purpose of this fund is to provide support for the enhancement of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Psychology Fund - Dr. Stan Kuczaj Psychology Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide support for the enhancement of the Psychology faculty. Scholarship should be awarded to a student majoring...
The purpose of this fund is to provide support for the enhancement of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended