External Opportunities

Below are several additional financial opportunities not administered through the GO System. Students are highly encouraged to explore their eligibility for federal and state financial assistance, as well as the other opportunities listed on the Office of Financial Aid website.

Please note, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for need-based scholarships and to be considered for most Southern Miss scholarships.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$0.00 Academic Coaching
This program offers Southern Miss students one-on-one academic support with a success coach trained to improve the skills need to excel in college....
This program offers Southern Miss students one-on-one academic support...
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Varies Academic Common Market (Out of State Students)
The Academic Common Market is a tuition-savings program for college students in 15 Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states, who want to...
The Academic Common Market is a tuition-savings program for college...
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Campus Resource ACES - Academic Connections to Enhance Success
At Southern Miss, we are proud to welcome a large percentage of first-generation college students to our University. Will you be the first person...
At Southern Miss, we are proud to welcome a large percentage of...
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Varies AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships, Grants & Financial Support
AIFS recognizes the challenges today’s students face with meeting the cost of their education. We believe a study abroad experience is an essential...
AIFS recognizes the challenges today’s students face with meeting the...
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Campus Resource Building a Resume
Career Services, located in McLemore Hall (MCL) Room 125, has great resources to help you prepare for the perfect job. Please, follow this link to...
Career Services, located in McLemore Hall (MCL) Room 125, has great...
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Financial Literacy Tool Only - Not a Scholarship Offer Building Wealth: A Beginner's Guide to Securing Your Financial Future
The Office of Undergraduate Scholarships’ Financial Literacy Program is geared towards helping students create personal wealth and meet their...
The Office of Undergraduate Scholarships’ Financial Literacy Program is...
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Financial Literacy Tool Only - Not a Scholarship Offer Business Services - USM Billing Schedule and Due Dates
If you have questions about USM billing policies or your SOAR account balance, please contact Business Services. The link provided takes you...
If you have questions about USM billing policies or your SOAR account...
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Varies Career Onestop
Search more than 8,000 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other financial aid award opportunities. You can: Look through the whole list of...
Search more than 8,000 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other...
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$1,000 - $4,000 Desk and Derrick Educational Trust (US and Canadian Citizens - Juniors and Seniors Only)
The Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs created the Desk and Derrick Educational Trust in 1982 for the purpose of awarding scholarships to...
The Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs created the Desk and Derrick...
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Financial Literacy Tool Only - Direct Loan Exit Counseling Guide Direct Loan Exit Counseling Guide
Guide providing an overview of information federal student loan borrowers need to successfully repay their federal student loan(s).
Guide providing an overview of information federal student loan...
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Varies Fastweb: Scholarship, Insternships, and Part Time Job Search Engine (All Students)
Once you complete your free profile, you’ll have access to Fastweb’s database of more than 1.5 million scholarships. That is $3.4 billion dollars...
Once you complete your free profile, you’ll have access to Fastweb’s...
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Varies Federal Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)
The federal government is the single largest source of support to college students. All students are strongly encouraged to explore their...
The federal government is the single largest source of support to...
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Financial Literacy Tool Only - Listing of Federal Grant Opportunities Federal Student Grant Programs
Fact sheet listing federal student grant programs with program details and award limits.
Fact sheet listing federal student grant programs with program details...
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Financial Literacy Tool Only - Federal Student Loan Basics Federal Student Loans: Basics for Students
Brochure providing students with basic information on Direct Loans, including eligibility, repayment, and responsible borrowing.
Brochure providing students with basic information on Direct Loans,...
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Financial Literacy Tool Only - Not a Scholarship Offer Financial Literacy - Creating a Budget Worksheet
The budget template in the “visit” link below is a free and printable document provided by the Federal Trade Commission at www.consumer.gov. As...
The budget template in the “visit” link below is a free and printable...
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Financial Literacy Tool Only - Not a Scholarship Offer Financial Literacy - Education Tax Credits
An education credit helps with the cost of higher education by reducing the amount of tax owed on your tax return. If the credit reduces your tax...
An education credit helps with the cost of higher education by reducing...
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Financial Literacy Tool Only - Not a Scholarship Offer Financial Literacy - Financial Well Being Questionaire
Once students have completed the questionnaire, a score will populated and general scoring information will be provided. At the bottom of the score...
Once students have completed the questionnaire, a score will populated...
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Financial Literacy Tool Only - Not a Scholarship Offer Financial Literacy - Finding Affordable Health Care
This Plan Finder website is provided by the federal government to help you find private health plans available outside the Health Insurance...
This Plan Finder website is provided by the federal government to help...
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Financial Literacy Tool Only - Not a Scholarship Offer Financial Literacy - Free Credit Report
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the nationwide credit reporting companies (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) to provide you...
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the nationwide...
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Financial Literacy Tool Only - Not a Scholarship Offer Financial Literacy - Government Benefits and Programs for Personal Financial Needs
The Benefit Finder, located through Benefits.gov, is a questionnaire providing you with a personalized list of government benefits and programs...
The Benefit Finder, located through Benefits.gov, is a questionnaire...
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Financial Literacy Tool Only - Not a Scholarship Offer Financial Literacy - Understanding Your 1098-E and 1098-T Form
For the latest information about developments related to forms 1098-E and 1098-T and their instructions, such as legislation enacted after they...
For the latest information about developments related to forms 1098-E...
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Varies Gulf Coast Community Foundation (Gulf Coast MS Residents)
The Gulf Coast Community Foundation (GCCF) is a non-profit public charity that has been serving the people of South Mississippi since 1989 when a...
The Gulf Coast Community Foundation (GCCF) is a non-profit public...
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$0.00 Handshake
Looking for a part-time job, on-campus job, off-campus job, internship, or full time job? Create a Handshake account and contact Career Services at...
Looking for a part-time job, on-campus job, off-campus job, internship,...
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Campus Resource Jubilee Scholars
The Jubilee Scholars Program provides unique academic and professional development opportunities to a select group of students at The University of...
The Jubilee Scholars Program provides unique academic and professional...
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Program Specific - Visit Site for Details JUMP (Incoming Freshmen Only)
The Jump Scholars Program is a five-week summer program at Southern Miss designed to give incoming freshmen a jump start on their college...
The Jump Scholars Program is a five-week summer program at Southern Miss...
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$500 Mississippi Association of Supervisors
The Mississippi Association of Supervisors County Employee Scholarship Program will award $500 scholarships to qualifying students in each of...
The Mississippi Association of Supervisors County Employee Scholarship...
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Varies My College Scholarship (All Students)
Web service explaining how college funding works, the types of college scholarships available, how to find a particular scholarship, and how to...
Web service explaining how college funding works, the types of college...
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Varies Nationally Competitive Programs and Scholarships
Project Director for Nationally Competitive Program and Scholarships in the Office of Undergraduate Scholarships assists students in strategically...
Project Director for Nationally Competitive Program and Scholarships in...
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Financial Literacy Tool Only - Not a Scholarship Offer Occupational Outlook Handbook
The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations. Tool for students...
The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and...
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Loan Amounts Vary Office of Financial Aid - Alternative Loans (All Students)
Choosing an alternative loan lender is an important aspect in securing additional financial aid resources. The Office of Financial Aid recommends...
Choosing an alternative loan lender is an important aspect in securing...
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Financial Literacy Tool Only - Student Loan Payment Plans Repaying Your Student Loans - Payment Plans
Guide providing information about federal student loan repayment plan options, finding loan history and loan servicers, and making payments.
Guide providing information about federal student loan repayment plan...
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Varies SallieMae: Scholarship Search Engine (All Students)
Students can register for free access to more than 5 million scholarships offering up to $24 billion in free money for college. Students will...
Students can register for free access to more than 5 million...
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Campus Resource Spark Sophmore Program
Spark is a program just for sophomores at Southern Miss, designed to help tackle the “sophomore slump.” Instead of your feeling stuck, lost or...
Spark is a program just for sophomores at Southern Miss, designed to...
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Varies State Financial Aid Programs (Out of State Students)
Almost every state education agency has at least one grant or scholarship available to residents, and many have a long list of student aid...
Almost every state education agency has at least one grant or...
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Varies State of Mississippi Financial Aid (MS Residents)
The State of Mississippi provides approximately $30 million every year for Mississippi students to go to college. There are a variety of...
The State of Mississippi provides approximately $30 million every year...
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Financial Literacy Tool Only - Student Loan Repayment Checklist Student Loan Repayment Checklist
This fact sheet provides tips student loan borrowers should take to manage their federal student loans; before and after they graduate or leave...
This fact sheet provides tips student loan borrowers should take to...
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Varies Study Abroad Funding Resource
Why FundMyTravel We started FundMyTravel to give travelers their own platform for raising money. Large crowdfunding sites contain campaigns for...
Why FundMyTravel We started FundMyTravel to give travelers their own...
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$2,500 Teacher.org's Inspire Our Future Scholarship
Teacher.org believes that teachers have the power to inspire our future. Whether applicants are experienced teachers who are continuing their...
Teacher.org believes that teachers have the power to inspire our future....
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  • Award: $2,500
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Varies The Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation
The Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation manages several scholarships funds which are often set up in honor or in memory of loved...
The Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation manages several scholarships...
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Campus Resource Transfer Student Association
The Transfer Student Association is a student organization that helps to connect transfer students to one another and assist each other in areas of...
The Transfer Student Association is a student organization that helps to...
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Varies Travel Funding
Book now, pay later program STA Travel’s deposit program has been introduced to help you lock in your trip at today’s price without having to pay...
Book now, pay later program STA Travel’s deposit program has been...
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Varies Travel Funding Resource - Travel Expenses
Who is StudentUniverse? StudentUniverse is one of the world’s leading travel booking sites for students and young adults under 26. We’re partnered...
Who is StudentUniverse? StudentUniverse is one of the world’s leading...
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