Scholarships for freshmen are available to students attending Southern Miss the fall semester immediately following high school graduation.  To be considered for any of these scholarships students must submit:

  • an application for admission
  • $35 application fee
  • ACT or SAT scores
  • a high school transcript

 Standardized Test Scores | Test scores earned through December 2014 (ACT) and January 2015 (SAT) will be considered for scholarship purposes.  The written portion of the SAT is not considered.

Combining scholarships | Students may be considered for multiple Admissions-based scholarships, but only one scholarship offer may be accepted.  The only exception to this is the Regional Scholarship, the award representing the full cost of nonresident tuition.  Students can accept multiple scholarships offered through other departments at Southern Miss or scholarships offered through sources outside the university.  Such departmental or outside scholarships may be combined with Admissions-based scholarships, provided the totality of these scholarships does not exceed the federally-calculated cost of attendance for Southern Miss.

Consideration Deadline | February 1

Freshmen Scholarships Available to Southern Miss Gulf Coast students:

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • Golden Opportunity Scholarship
  • Regional Scholarship (for nonresidents of Mississippi)



First time students enrolling for the upcoming fall semester will be considered.

To be considered for any of these scholarships, you must have submitted an application for admission, $35 application fee and transcripts from all institutions attended after high school by the scholarship deadline.

Consideration Deadline | July 1

Transfer Scholarships Available to Southern Miss Gulf Coast students:

  • Community/Junior College Achievement Scholarship
  • Community/Junior College President's Scholarship
  • Golden Opportunity Scholarship
  • Mississippi All Academic Team Scholarship
  • Regional Scholarship (for nonresident of Mississippi)

Transfer Student Scholarship Application