Office of Scholarships

The National Scholarship Officer assists students in strategically developing a strong career throughout their time at USM, as well as helping them to prepare the strongest application possible for national scholarship opportunities such as the Truman, Marshall, Goldwater, Rhodes and many others. There are scholarships to help pay for study abroad, research, graduate school and in some fields undergraduate study.

Though housed in the Honors College, the scholarship officer will assist any Southern Miss student interested in making application for national scholarships. (This office does not handle USM's scholarships. The Admissions Office is the department best able to answer questions regarding scholarships for incoming freshmen and transfer students.)

Robyn Curtis, National Scholarship Officer

Office Phone: 601.266.4263
Fax: 601.266.4534

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. 
Students interested in applying for nationally competitive scholarships should complete the appointment request form found here.


Helpful links:

National Scholarships: There are a variety of national scholarships available to a wide range of majors. Here you can learn more about many of the available national scholarships and information on each, including deadlines and past winners.

Recent Honorees: Learn more about Southern Miss' recent national scholarship winners, finalists and honorable mentions.

Featured Scholars: Students share their scholarship application experience and how it has influenced their academic career.

Internet Resources in Educational Advising: This website contains many links to sources of financial aid, testing, international programs, and university based resources.

Scholarship Connection Database: Students may also try this link to a searchable scholarship database that allows students to put in several different criteria to find less well known scholarship options.