Our 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: If offered a scholarship, accept the scholarship in GO and complete additional post-acceptance steps (if applicable).

  • Step 5: Search “External” opportunities in GO.


Major University deadlines for the 2021-22 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

  • 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 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.

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Barbara Pease Memorial Social Work Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student in Social Work.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2021
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: 02/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2021
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: 02/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2021
Varies Day/Mehearg Social Work Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to the USM graduate School of Social Work in memory of Dorvety J. Day and L. Erl Meheary who...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to the USM graduate...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2021
Varies Elizabeth Boggan and Ronald Charles Howard Family Social Work Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a deserving student majoring in Social Work. Preference shall be given to a student who has...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a deserving...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2021
Varies Fern and John Pearson Social Work Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to Bachelor of Science and Master of Science students matriculated in the USM School of Social...
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to Bachelor of...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2021
Varies Frances Gandy Social Work Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a junior or senior student majoring in Social Work. The student must have a 3.25 GPA and be...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a junior or senior...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2021
Varies Gerry Parish Graduate Social Work Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the graduate program in the School of Social Work. If no graduate student meets...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2021
Varies James D. and Sara M. Turner Endowment - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Master's Program
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with financial need in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Master’s...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2021
Varies James D. and Sara M. Turner Endowment - School of Social Work Master's Program
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with financial need in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Master’s...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student with...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2021
Varies Katharine L. Guice Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student majoring in Social Work. If no student majoring in Social Work meets the...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2021
Varies Lynn B. McMahan Gerontology Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to an outstanding senior from undergraduate/graduate Social Work and Rehabilitation Services...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to an outstanding...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2021
Varies Lynn Purnell Hagan Social Work Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring in Social Work.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student majoring...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2021
Varies Milton Concannon Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship for social work students who are interested in a hospice field placement.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship for social work...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2021
Varies Nancy Baker Endowment for Scholarships
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a graduate student with demonstrated academic merit and professional promise in Social Work.
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a graduate...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2021
Varies Nellie B. Hutchison Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student in the School of Social Work.
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a graduate student...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2021
Varies Parker Family Social Work Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student pursuing a Master of Social Work degree who demonstrates an interest in mental and...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student pursuing...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2021
Varies Rebecca Glahn Memorial Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship for a full-time undergraduate student who is a member of Pi Beta Phi, is majoring in...
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship for a full-time...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2021
$500.00 Samuel Tucker Master of Social Work and Undergraduate Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide one (1) $500 scholarship per year to a graduate student and one (1) $500 scholarship per year to an...
The purpose of this fund is to provide one (1) $500 scholarship per year...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/15/2021
Varies Sara Caldwell Graduate Social Work Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the graduate program in the School of Social Work. If no graduate student meets...
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a student in the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2021
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 Lynn Purnell Hagan Social Work Support Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary support for the School of Social Work.
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary support for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Sonya Rebecca Jordan Fox Social Work Support Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary support for the School of Social Work.
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary support for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended