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 the GO application process, 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.

  • Step 3: Search “Opportunities” and apply for additional scholarships that may apply to you. There may be additional application materials required.

  • Step 4: Check your USM email address 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).


Major University deadlines for the 2022-23 academic year are as follows:

  • December 1 | Admissions deadline for incoming fall freshman academic, designation-based and competitive scholarships.

  • December 15 | FAFSA (Financial Aid Application) priority date for scholarship consideration

  • January 15 | Freshman Competitive Programs Applications deadline

  • February 15 | Priority date for the GO System General Application

  • July 1 | Majority of scholarships offered to students in GO and ready for student to accept and complete post-acceptance.

Additional resources:

  • Click here for additional eligibility requirements and deadlines for incoming freshman and transfer scholarship opportunities.

  • Click here for external scholarship opportunities and additional financial resources.

  • Click here for the Financial Calendar to see all financial deadlines for scholarships, financial aid and payments.

  • Click here for the Funding Guide to explore all avenues when paying for college.

  • Click here for Federal and MS State Aid information.

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Bessie Parker Proctor Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a deserving...
Ended
Varies James O. and Mary Ann Schnur Lower Brass Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a meritorious...
Ended
Varies Jim and Jamie Self Tuba Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an undergraduate...
Ended
Varies Joe Barry Mullins Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a graduate scholarship to a student...
Ended
Varies Lorena Bessey Mangin Music Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a full-time,...
Ended
Varies Mabel Ve. Shannon Silver Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to capable and...
Ended
Varies Raymond and Karen Mannoni Keyboard Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of the fund is to provide a scholarship to one or more...
Ended